It is hard to believe that in a little over a month the students of Maquoketa will be heading back to school. The excitement of a new year can sometimes be overshadowed by the stresses of buying clothes, getting supplies, and registering for school. Here at the Maquoketa Community School District we are trying to take some of the stress away. MCSD has moved to an entirely on-line registration component for the 2016-17 school year. This is different than last year as there are no forms that need to be printed off. Simply go to the Maquoketa Community School web site at: www.maquoketaschools.org and click on the registration link. The link will be active beginning Wednesday, July 20, 2016. If you are not comfortable doing the on-line registration at home you may come to the Maquoketa High School on August 8, or August 9, and use school computers to register your students. The time frame for both days will be 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We will also provide staff to help you out with the process if you need it.
Another neat component of the on-line registration is that you are able to pay for school fees with a credit card. Pay Schools enables you to pay for fees just like you would make lunch deposits. No trip to the school needed, simply do it on line!
For those of you that would like to get a head start on finding school supplies, the supplies lists are located on our web site at: www.maquoketaschools.org. Simply click on the link to the school that you are needing:
Finally, a friendly reminder the date to open enroll a kindergarten student is September 1, 2016. Go to the following web site to print off the form for open enrollment: https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/options-educational-choice/open-enrollment
You may also stop into the district office, at 612 South Vermont Street, to pick up the forms. Forms may be returned to your resident district or the district your students are open enrolling into.
We are looking forward to a great 2016-17 school year!