#OneWaukee Newsletter – 2023

Dear Waukee families,

The 2023-24 school year is quickly approaching. We are excited to welcome students back to school and kick off a great year! Here are some important announcements—please read this newsletter carefully.

Important Dates

  • Aug. 15 – Teacher assignments and class schedules will be available on PowerSchool
  • Aug. 21 – K-12 Open Houses and Sophomore New Student Orientation
  • Aug. 22 – Required textbook fees will be added to student accounts in PowerSchool
  • Aug. 23 – First day of school (K-12)
  • Aug. 31 – Preschool Open House
  • Sept. 1 – No school (teacher work day)
  • Sept. 4 – No school (Labor Day)
  • Sept. 5 – First day of preschool

For more details, see our district calendar.


If you haven’t done so, enroll your child for the 2023-24 school year. All families must complete enrollment for each student every year. Find more information about enrollment here.

District Fees

You can pay your student’s required textbook fees on PowerSchool starting Aug. 22. Please note: You must use a computer or laptop (you cannot make payments on the phone app).

If you would like to request to have your child’s fees partially or fully waived, complete this form to see if you qualify.

Revtrak is available year-round to pay for items that are not required, such as yearbooks, lunch money, and school dance tickets.

Learn more about district fees.

School Supplies

See the K-12 school supplies list.

Nutrition Information

Check out information, including lunchroom procedures and our Negative Balance Policy Code.

Quick links:

School Apps & Connection

Make sure you have all the apps needed to help you successfully communicate with us during the school year. Check out this quick guide.


Bus route information will be available in PowerSchool on Aug. 15. You’ll receive more specific information about your student’s bus schedule and pick-up time/location later this month.

If your transportation needs have changed since completing the enrollment process, please complete the transportation request form as soon as possible.

*If you signed up for transportation during enrollment and no longer need bus services, you must complete the
online transportation form to cancel services.

Requests for district-provided special needs transportation must be made by district personnel. Please work with your building.

If you have other questions about busing, contact Durham School Services at 515-987-2788. If you have questions
regarding bus fees, contact the District Office at 515-987-5161. If you have a new kindergartener who is riding the bus, check out this FAQ.

Free Sports Physicals

If your student needs a current physical for sports, Waukee Area Christian Services is offering a free walk-in clinic every Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Westview Church (1155 Boone Drive).

I hope your families enjoy the remainder of your summer vacation! If you have any questions, please visit our website or contact your building. I also encourage you to follow @WaukeeCSD and your building on social media.


Dr. Brad Buck


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