School is CLOSED until further notice.

The Governor announced on April 2, 2020, her recommendation for schools to remain closed through April 30. Our District intends to follow her recommendation which means our potential return date has moved from Monday, April 13, to Friday, May 1.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Updates


Click here for information regarding the Monday, April 6, 6:00 PM School Board Meeting.

Western Dubuque Community School District
Address: 310 4th St. SW, PO Box 68 | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3885
Fax: (563) 744-3093
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2020-2021 Preschool & New Student Registration
Online Registration & Forms Available NOW.
(There are preschool class size maximums so register early.) 
You may register online now or begin the online registration process at an
OPTIONAL Preschool Registration Open House at your child's "home residence" school on
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
 If the date is canceled due to the weather, our make-up registration open house date is Tuesday, February 18.
 Preschool Parent Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Preschool Teachers will be available in their classrooms.
If you are interested in the optional open house and cannot attend, call and schedule an appointment with your home residence school.


Online Registration Process

Our online registration process has been created to allow parents/guardians to register their students at their own convenience and is designed to retain all of your student/family information to save you time for future registrations.  If you do not have access to a computer, please contact your child's home residence school for assistance.  Once you have completed the registration process for one year, the majority of the information you have added will be visible for each following year.  Make sure you change dates to match the date you are approving specific permissions, questions, or data fields.

Returning Families: (Returning Family definition: You currently have or have had a student enrolled at Western Dubuque Schools no matter how long ago it has been.)  
Make sure you use your Portal account to access the online registrationIf you do not have a Portal account or have forgotten your password, call Mary Boge at 563-744-3885 ext. 6030 or send her an email requesting your password at  
 To access your Portal account:
1. Using the Chrome browser, go to the Western Dubuque CSD home page: 
2.  Click the Portal button that is located under the slideshow banner.   Portal Icon
3. Enter your Username and Password.  Click Sign In.
 Username and Password Box
4. If you arrive at a window that looks similar to the window at the right, click the "hamburger icon" in the upper left corner to expand the window and show a gray navigation window on the left side of the window.
 Hamburger Menu Icon
5. Click More.
  Click More Graphic
6. Click Online Registration.
  Online Registration Link Graphic
7. If the Returning Families and New Families window appears, choose Returning Families if YOU HAVE EVER HAD A STUDENT WHO ATTENDED OUR DISTRICT.  Choose the New Families option ONLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD A STUDENT ATTEND OUR DISTRICT.
 Returning New Icon
8. Make sure the names of the students residing at your address are included in the green window that appears. If there are students listed who no longer live at your residence, please contact Mary Boge before continuing with the registration process (563-744-3885 ext. 6030 or Any student listed in your account for whom you are not the Primary Care Provider, will appear as a no in the Included in new App? column.  Contact Mary if this information is not accurate.  You cannot register a student for whom you are not the Primary Care Provider.
If all information is accurate, click Begin Registration.
 Begin Registration Icon
9. Continue with the registration process.  To ensure that your information is being saved as you move from pleat to pleat (sections), click the Save/Continue button at the bottom of each tab often as you work even if you have not finished entering information.
 Save and Continue Button
10. If you don't complete the registration process, YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ENROLLED.  You MUST click the red, "Submit Your Application" button and then click the "Confirm" button.  It is important that you wait for the "Thank you for completing..." window or your application may not have been submitted.
 Red Submit Button
Confirm Button 



New Families: (New Family definition: You DO NOT have a student currently enrolled and have NEVER had a student enrolled at Western Dubuque Schools. DO NOT use the below link if you have or have ever had a student who has attended Western Dubuque Schools.

NOTE: You will need a valid email address in order to complete the online registration process.  If you do not have an email address, here are instructions that show you how to create an active Gmail account.

Once you have Submitted your NEW account email address and information, you will see the following window:

      Notice of new email 

After you log in to your email account, you will see that you have a message from 365admin:

      Email Message OLR 

When you open that email message, read the message and then click on the link at the bottom of the messageThis link is unique to your NEW student registration.  Do not share it.  Continue using this link to access your NEW student registration until you have Submitted your registration.  Once you have submitted your registration, you are now an Existing Family and will use that button or option in the future.

      Email Window Link 

Complete the information you will now see for the rest of the registration process.  Make sure you are clicking the SAVE button or link at the bottom of each page even if you have not completed the page.  This saves the information you have added so you do not need to start over and you will be able to resume your registration in close to the same place you left off.


Preschool & Kindergarten Registration


(There are class size maximums so register early.)

If you are interested in a tour, call and schedule an appointment with your home residence school.

Preschool and Kindergarten Programs:

Shared Visions (3 & 4-yr Olds)

  • Shared Visions is a FREE 4-day program (Mon.-Thurs.) located at Epworth Elementary.
  • Enrollment is limited to 16 children and is based on family income (guidelines are set by the State of Iowa). 
  • Transportation is provided.
  • Children must be 3 or 4 years of age on or before September 15.

Preschool (4-yr Olds)

  • We offer a FREE 3-day Preschool program (Mon.-Wed.).
  • We also offer a 4-day Preschool program (Mon.-Thurs.) for a minimal tuition fee for the fourth day. 
  • Children must be 4 years of age on or before September 15.

Kindergarten (5-yr Olds)

  • Our Kindergarten program is all day, every day.
  • Children must be 5 years of age, or older, on or before September 15.

New 1st-12th Grade Students
Please contact the school principal.


Cascade Elementary

 Dyersville Elementary

 Epworth Elementary

 Farley Elementary

 Peosta Elementary

 Drexler Middle School

 Cascade Jr./Sr. High

 Western Dubuque High

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