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Pre-K Registration
Program Options:

  • We offer a free 3-day preschool program (Monday-Wednesday)
  • We also offer a 4-day program for a monthly charge of $130 for the fourth day (Monday-Thursday)
  • Children must be 4 years of age on or before September 15
Transitional Kindergarten
  • We offer a transitional kindergarten program at Epworth Elementary and Peosta Elementary (Monday-Friday)
  • There is no tuition fee for the transitional kindergarten program. Families pay the yearly textbook fee of $78
  • Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 15
  • Students are evaluated on various criteria prior to acceptance in our transitional kindergarten program
  • Our kindergarten program is all day, every day 
  • Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 15
Nursing and Health Forms:
  • Certificate of Immunization – prior to school starting (PK, TK, K)
  • Health Assessment Record/Physical (PK, TK, K)
  • Certificate of Dental Screening (submit once PK, TK or K)
  • Student Vision Screening (optional but preferred K)
Email Laura Ryan with any questions: [email protected]
Before and After School Programming:
  • After school program provided on site by St. Mark Youth Enrichment. Call 563-582-6211 to register or for further information
  • Optional 7:40 a.m. drop off for students needing breakfast
*Birth certificate needed prior to the start of school

Registering for Prekindergarten (PreK) or Kindergarten (K):
  1. Go to District Home Page
  2. Scroll down about halfway through the homepage and click on the Red “Register” icon
  3. Click on” New Family” if you have never had a child enrolled in any Western Dubuque School OR Click on “Returning Family” if you have had a student enrolled at any time previously or currently enrolled in a Western Dubuque school. 
  4. Complete the online registration process as directed. 
Important Information to know Before Registering for Transitional Kindergarten (TK):
  •  Anyone signing up for Transitional Kindergarten will be placed on a waiting list - there is no guarantee that you will be able to get into TK.
  •  TK will meet five days a week and will follow the same school calendar as the rest of the district.
  • TK will take place at two attendance centers - Peosta Elementary and Epworth Elementary - there will be one section of TK in each building so capacity is limited.
  • Students will be evaluated on various criteria to determine whether they qualify for TK
    1. Academic ability
    2. Social emotional ability
    3. Assessment scores
    4. Maturity level
    5. Birthday
  • Families will be notified by April 1st if they have been placed in the TK program for 2022-2023.
  • The date that you complete the registration process might be a factor in determining placement. It is important to register early.
  • Any questions about TK should be directed to the principal of the school you would attend for kindergarten.
Registering for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
  1. Follow Steps 1-4 from above.
  2. Register your child for KINDERGARTEN
  3. Contact your child’s home attendance center Principal to indicate that you would like your child to enroll in TK AND include your preference of attendance center (Peosta or Epworth).