Back to School information for guardians

Welcome to Charles City Community Schools. Back-to-school packets will be mailed the week of July 20, 2022. 

First day back to school for students

The first day back to school for students is Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
Elementary parent/teacher/student conferences are Monday, August 22, 2022 (as scheduled). 
Middle School and High School conferences and open house is Monday, August 22, 2022 (11am - 7pm).

Registration 2022

Charles City Community Schools utilizes an online school registration process where you register and pay online.
This allows you to:

  • log in to PowerSchool from anywhere,
  • update the registration information we have on file for each student,
  • pay school fees by clicking a link to our online payment software, SchoolPay

If you prefer to register in person we also provide that option.

Online registration 

Online registration is open - click here to begin

If you need in-person assistance, we can provide technical support, computer access, and someone to help your household during in-person registration on August 2. 


Make sure we have your correct mobile phone and email addresses for your students and parents. Throughout the year we communicate via text and email to quickly reach your house with up-to-date information.

download iconDOWNLOAD - e-Registration step-by-step guide 
download icon DOWNLOAD - Online payment instructions

download icon
 DOWNLOAD - registration letter

You can register your students for school using the parent portal link below. Please visit our school PowerSchool website to log in. Online registration begins on August 1. 

Online registration is available on August 1, 2022.

Click here if you forget your password to PowerSchool 

In-person registration
In-person registration is from 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. on August 2 at the Charles City Middle School (1200 1st Avenue, Charles City). Please call any campus in advance to set up an appointment for in-person registration.

School supply lists

download icon DOWNLOAD - Washington & Lincoln Elementary School 
download icon DOWNLOAD - Charles City Middle School - 5th - 8th grade lists
         No list for Charles City High School


School Photos

You will receive email reminders closer to the time of photos. 

download icon Washington Elementary School - Monday, August 22, 2022
download icon Lincoln Elementary School - Monday, August 22, 2022
download icon Middle School - September 7, 2022
download icon High School - September 12, 2022

School start/end time 

The first day back to school for students is Wednesday, August 24, 2022. 

Lincoln & Washington - Classes will start at 8:30 a.m. / ending at 3:25 p.m.
High School & Middle School - Classes will start at 8:20 a.m. / ending at 3:15 p.m.
Doors at all campuses will open at 7:55 a.m.

Important Dates 

download iconDOWNLOAD - 2022-22 School Calendar at a Glance 

Meal costs

The free school lunch program that was federally funded from March 2020 expired on June 30, 2022. This means free breakfast and lunch meals offered to Charles City Community Schools students will not continue for the 2022-23 school year. 

Breakfast - $1.50
Lunch - $2.70
Supers - $1.60

Check your school lunch account balance

1. Log into PowerSchool -
2. In the upper right-hand toolbar, click on the Applications icon. 
3. A menu will open - Click on SchoolPay
4. A new window will open, on the right side of the screen, click on Food Services
5. You can review your household balance on that screen, and add money to your account, by clicking 


Free or reduced meal applications

Households who feel they may qualify for free or reduced meals must complete an Iowa Eligibility Application and waiver form at food service before registering their children. Beginning August 1 applications will be taken at any campus. Waiver forms will be available in person when turning in the application. In order to waive or reduce your registration fees for school please begin your registration process at by returning your application to any campus. If you receive a letter from either DHS or Charles City Community Schools saying you automatically qualify for free or reduced meals, please bring the letter to any campus if you are interested in a student fee waiver.

 question icon Questions on food service, 641-257-6500 or email Paige Elsbernd

download icon DOWNLOAD - Registration and information letter and reduced-price school application
download iconDOWNLOAD - Solicitud escolar gratuita y de precio reducido - Español



download iconDOWNLOAD - New procedures to participate in athletics
download iconDOWNLOAD - Iowa Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form (All physicals signed on or after July 1, 2021 are good through December of 2022.)
download iconDOWNLOAD - Comet Booster Club 2022 information
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DOWNLOAD - Athletic Pass Order Form


download iconDOWNLOAD - Bus route, in-town shuttles and bus procedure information
question icon Questions on transportation, 641-257-6590 or email Sam Gaston

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