When can I register my student?
New student registration is open year-round. The annual update of information for returning students opens the second Wednesday of July yearly.
Where do I go to register a new student?
If you are a brand new parent to the Ottumwa School District, please follow the step-by-step guidelines under ‘New Student’ on our school registration website page or click here.
Where do I go to register a returning student?
If you are a parent of returning student(s) in the Ottumwa School District, please follow the step-by-step guidelines under ‘Returning Students’ on our school registration website page. Or, you can log right into your PowerSchool Parent Portal and click on the “Forms” link in the left menu bar.
I already have students in the district and want to register an additional student. Where do I go?
Follow the step-by-step guidelines under “New Student” on the school registration website page.
What if I don’t remember my PowerSchool Parent Portal username or password?
Secretaries will be available at all school buildings beginning August 4 to assist or email firstname.lastname@example.org during the registration window.
How do I register my student if I don’t have access to a computer?
Registration is asking me to upload proof of address, my child’s birth certificate, and immunization records. What if I don’t have a scanner?
New families are highly encouraged to upload a scanned copy of each of these documents. This can be as simple as a readable picture of the document using your phone. If a scanned copy is not available, these documents can be brought to the Welcome Center.
When and how do I pay the fees?
Required fees will be available to pay online through Vanco during registration and beyond. Optional fees such as yearbooks, band, etc. will be available to select in your Vanco account. Cash or check is also accepted at each building.
What fees do I need to pay?
All families are asked to pay required fees such as textbook fees. Students whose families meet the income guidelines for free and reduced-priced lunch, the Family Investment Program (FIP), or transportation assistance under open enrollment, or who are in foster care are eligible to have their student fees waived or partially waived. Students whose families are experiencing temporary financial difficulty may be eligible for a temporary waiver of student fees. If you meet any of the guidelines mentioned you can access the fee waiver on your parent Powerschool account. A completed form is required to be on file yearly in order for us to waive fees.
How do I pay for my student’s school lunch?
All students will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge during the school year. If your student needs to utilize the income survey for a fee waiver, please contact your school secretary.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
Please contact Jessica Williams, District Registrar at email@example.com or by calling 641-684-6559 ext. 78600 or you can contact your school secretary at: