Frequently Asked Questions
When should I sign up my child for preschool?
The preschool sign up window is open between January 21st – March 14th, 2019. Anyone after March 14th will be put on a waiting list.
Is my child guaranteed a pre-school spot if I sign him/her up before March 1st?
Unfortunately, no. We will do our best to fit everyone in either at West or Central, however, due to popular demand, there may not be space for every child.
How old can my child be to attend preschool?
In order to be eligible for 4 year old preschool, your child must be four years old, but not five by September 15th, 2019.
In order to be eligible for 3 year old preschool, your child must be three years old, but not four by September 15th, 2019.
What is the cost for preschool?
Currently, three year old monthly tuition of $200.00 (rate to be finalized at the June 2019 Board Meeting).
Which school buildings offer preschool classes?
West Elementary and Central Elementary are the current pre-school locations. Three year old pre-school is offered at West Elementary only.
When are preschool classes held? (Days of the week and times could be subject to change)
For 2019-2020, preschool will be offered 4 days per week –Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- 4 Year Old WEST Morning Class (AM) – 8:25 – 11:25 AM
- 4 Year Old CENTRAL Morning Class (AM) – 8:30 – 11:30 AM
- 4 Year Old WEST Afternoon Class (PM) – 12:25 – 3:25 PM
- 4 Year Old CENTRAL Afternoon Class (PM) – 12:30 – 3:30 PM
- 3 Year Old WEST ONLY Morning (AM) – 8:30 -11:00 AM
The pre-school calendar runs on the same schedule as the North Polk Community School's academic calendar regarding vacation days, early outs, and snow days, with the exception of Mondays. Preschool will not be offered on Mondays. The start date may differ from the district calendar. You will receive information from your classroom teacher regarding a home visit and the preschool start date.
Can I choose which section my child will be in (AM/PM)?
While completing the Preschool Sign Up Google form, you will be asked your preference of AM, PM or No Preference and that will be considered, along with available space and teacher resources. However, we cannot guarantee that your child will be in your preferred section or location.
Can I choose which building my child will be in?
The location will be based on classroom and building resources, as well as your household address. We cannot guarantee which section or building your child will be assigned.
How do I sign up my child for preschool?
Please refer to the Pre-School Registration page (after January 21st) and follow the process for either an existing family or a new family to the district.
What paperwork should I have ready before registering my child for pre-school?
New and existing families will need to complete the Preschool Google link as well as the Proof of Residency link showing proof of residence (ex: upload a copy of a signed lease agreement, a utility bill with your name and address, or provide the link to the Polk County Assessor web page). These 2 links will be available after January 21st.
I live outside of the North Polk School District, can I sign up my child for pre-school at North Polk?
Yes, however, spots are given to In District families first. We will hold the paperwork for families outside of the District and notify you in August if there is an opening in pre-school at that time.
I have older children already enrolled at North Polk Schools. Following acceptance into the program, can I register them all at once with my preschooler?
Yes, you can! Once you receive an email that your preschooler is in, please refer to the Pre-School Registration Page and follow the process for an existing family. Just be sure to add your preschool-aged child to the list of students you’re registering before you hit Submit for the coming school year.
Following acceptance into the program: I have current students at North Polk CSD, and I just registered my preschooler. Why don’t I see my pre-school student in my Parent Portal?
Your preschooler will not be visible in your Parent Portal until the 2019-20 school year, which starts July 1st, 2019.
Will the district provide transportation for preschool students?
Transportation will continue with morning and afternoon routes. There will be an added route midday to accomodate for the half day format. The buses will pick up or drop off from homes. In Polk City, families living within the mile radius of school would be eligible for midday transportation.
Who should I contact if I have more questions?
If you have any further questions regarding our pre-school program, please contact one of our elementary schools.
West Elementary: 515-984-3400 (Option 4)
Central Elementary: 515-984-3400 (Option 3)