Starting kindergarten is a major milestone for children and parents. Rest assured; the Sioux City Community School District is ready to make the transition a memorable experience for every family.
Please take a moment to view our boundary maps to determine where your child will attend school. If you do not live within our district boundaries, you must apply for open enrollment before September 1, 2022.
Step One: Choose Between Transitional Kindergarten (TK) & Kindergarten
Our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program is offered Monday-Friday and is designed for students who are of kindergarten age but may need an extra year of development before they are ready for all-day kindergarten. For the 2022-23 school year, transitional kindergarten will be offered at Hunt A+ Arts Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Nodland Elementary, Perry Creek Elementary, Spalding Park Environmental Sciences Elementary, and Unity Elementary.
The SCCSD also offers all-day kindergarten at each of our elementary schools. Students will master reading, writing, math, science, and related arts skills that serve as the foundation of their learning for years to come. Student-focused cognitive and social development is also a part of each day.
Step Two: Complete Online Pre-Registration
If your student will be 5 on or before September 15 and will be attending Transitional Kindergarten (TK) or Kindergarten in the 2021-23 school year, you must complete pre-registration by September 1, 2022.
Once you complete online registration, the District will contact you with everything you need for registration day.
Online Registration Instructions
These links provide step-by-step instructions to help parents/guardians complete online registration.
Step Three: Attend Your Child’s On-Site Registration Day
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Registration Days are a great way to get familiar with your child’s new school. Families can meet teachers, see the classroom and learn what to expect in the year ahead.
Iowa Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Notice
The State of Iowa requires all children entering kindergarten to have at least one blood lead test before the child is 6 years of age. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) manages this program. Lead poisoning is a serious problem in Iowa. The main source of childhood lead poisoning is lead-based paint, commonly found in homes built before 1978. Other sources of lead can also poison children.