Kindergarten Sign-Up

Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child and we want the sign-up process to go as smoothly as possible for your family.

Kindergarten Sign-Up will open on February 14th, 2023!  Your child must be five years old on or before September 15, 2023 to be eligible. Find the information you need to start enrollment below.


Everyone is required to provide the following documents:*

  • Birth certificate;
  • Immunization records;
  • Photo ID;
  • Resident verification (may include, but not limited to: recent utility bill, current vehicle registration, recent DHS paperwork, signed lease agreement or notarized letter from your landlord.)

*  All documentation must be received before sign-up can be completed.


If you have a current DMPS elementary student attending Samuelson and have a younger student that will begin kindergarten in the fall of 2023, please provide the documents to our main office to get signed up. You can email the documents to or fax them to 515-323-8642. If you need to bring them in person, please call 515-242-8441 to make an appointment.

If you do not have a child currently attending Samuelson but do have a child who will be 5 on or before September 15th, please visit the Welcome Center located at 1000 Porter Avenue with all the above listed documents to enroll your student(s). If you have any questions, the Welcome Center can be contacted at 515-242-7371.

Monday through Friday: 8:00 to 4:30 PM

The Welcome Center will close for 30 minutes each day around the noon hour for lunch.


We know you and your family may have many questions. Please visit the DMPS FAQ page for more information on a variety of topics related to school attendance at DMPS.