Welcome Center

1000 Porter Avenue, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152427371 (New Student Registration), 5152427588 (Early Childhood), 5152427353 (Within District Transfers and Open Enrollment)


Program: SUCCESS program

SUCCESS is a school-based program serving students from kindergarten through age 21 and their families.  SUCCESS Case Managers provide intensive case management services to students and families to address social emotional wellness, basic needs, education, health, and community supports.

Case managers work closely with the students and families they serve to address identified goals and to support the parent/guardian in advocating for themselves and their family.

Students are identified for the SUCCESS Program based on chronic absenteeism, behavior referrals, or being disengaged from school.

The SUCCESS Program manages the outreach and re-engagement process for Des Moines Public Schools.

Services:

  • case management services
  • family support
  • referrals to community services

Eligibility:

A child enrolled in Des Moines Public Schools.

Intake Process:

Contact Jennifer Stalder at 515-242-8394 or by email.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: Welcome Center

The Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) Welcome Center provides assistance for families new to the district who want to learn more about the many educational opportunities available. Welcome Center staff is available to assist families with new enrollments, transfers, and open enrollment. The Welcome Center staff also assists with preschool registration and new student registration. The staff will advise which paperwork is needed and is available to describe the process so families are familiar with the expectations. No appointment necessary.

Services:

  • Preschool Registration
  • New Student Registration
  • Within-District Transfers and Open Enrollment

Eligibility:

Open to anyone

Intake Process:

  • For early childhood or preschool enrollment call 515-242-7588
  • For new student registration call 515-242-7371
  • For within-district transfers and open enrollment call 515-242-7353

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*The Welcome Center will close for 30 minutes around the noon hour for lunch.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website