Preschool Information

2018/2019 Back to School Timeline

August is an exciting time for preschoolers and parents! Here is some information that is helpful, especially for new families.

1-2 Weeks Before School Starts
Teachers will receive their class lists from Carroll Community School District 1-2 weeks prior to the first day of school.

1 Week Before School Starts
Teachers will contact their class families to schedule a home visit. Home visits are something all preschool teachers in the state of Iowa do. This is a chance for the teacher to visit the child in a familiar setting and get to know the student's family better.

A Couple Days Before School Starts
There will be a preschool open house several days prior to the first day of school. This is an opportunity for parents and students to visit their teacher and classroom and drop off their supplies. Preschool teachers will notify families of this date.

First Day of School
The first day of school for preschoolers is Monday, August 27, 2018.



2018/2019 Registration

Because Kuemper participates in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SVPP) with Carroll Community Public School District (CCSD), all registration is handled by CCSD.

There are two steps to registration:
1. Register online at this link. You can designate your child to attend Kuemper Catholic Grade School, Holy Spirit Center.
2. Hand in a copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization record.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the staff at Fairview Elementary 712-792-8030 or at Kuemper 712-792-3610.

The 4 year old preschool is state funded program and is tuition free. Students must be 4 years old by September 15th.



General Information

Sessions
Preschool is Monday through Friday throughout the school year and runs in half-day sessions. There are morning and afternoon sessions. There are some Wednesdays in which there is no preschool during teacher development sessions. See school calendar for these dates.  


Transportation
Morning and afternoon busing is provided on the Carroll Community and Kuemper bus routes. Noon bus transportation is provided for students within the Carroll Community School District.


Registration
Registration is online through Carroll Community School District. When you register, you have a chance to indicate whether you want your child to attend CCSD or Kuemper. Registration typically opens sometime in December or January; however, it may vary. Carroll Community School district announces when registration opens via newspaper, radio, internet and Kuemper also makes effort to spread the word. 


Tours
If you are discerning where to send your child, please schedule a tour. You will not be disappointed! This can be arranged by contacting Susie Hulst at smhulst@kuemper.org or 712-792-3313.