Welcome to the Ballard Community School District! All students must be registered prior to attending the district.
Please Note: The procedure to enroll your student may take 1-3 school days to complete. Sometimes it may be longer due to certain circumstances. Please keep this in mind as you are making arrangements to enroll your student. Online registrations for new students will not be processed until all documents are received by the registrar at the district office.
To register students who are new to the school district, please complete the following online registration application. Please refer to the Online Registration Guide for assistance with filling out the application for the first time.
District Proof of Residency
All new students to Ballard Community Schools must provide proper documentation establishing residency in the district. The name and address on these documents must match the name and address of the parent or legal guardian of the student(s) being registered. Residency at the physical address is required.
If you own your home, please provide ONE of the following:
- Printed verification page from Story County Assessor’s Web page.
- A copy of your most recent property tax bill
- A copy of a recent mortgage statement
- A utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your Ballard residence
If you recently closed on a new home:
- A copy of the settlement statement from closing or the warranty deed
If you recently made an offer on a home:
- A copy of the purchase contract that states the Ballard address, possession/closing date and signature of parent/guardian
If you rent, please provide ONE of the following:
- A copy of your signed lease agreement with terms listed. The agreement MUST contain property owner’s name, address and signature; and name and signature of parent/guardian
- Utility bill for the last or current month, mailed to your Ballard residence
If you live with a family already in the district, please bring ALL of the following:
- Completed and Notarized Co-residency Form
- Proof of your residence at that address. (ie: bank statement, insurance statement, utility bill or any other bill, pay stub from your current employer, etc.) with your name and Ballard address clearly listed and from the last or current month
- Verification of residency for the family with whom you are residing with
District Proof of Residency (proof of residency can be in the form of: mortgage statement, lease agreement or utility bill. NO PO Box accepted)
Co-Residency Form (to be completed if you are residing with a family already in the district)
Immunizations and Health Screenings
The Iowa Department of Public Health requires every school to have an up to date and completed certificate of immunization on file for each student enrolled. These immunization requirements must be on file with the school nurse by the time the student starts school as this is required by state law. For more details on specific information regarding each screening or vaccination, please talk to your medical care provider or school nurse.
Please have the following forms filled out by a healthcare provider to be submitted for enrollment:
Iowa law requires a parent to verify proper immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella to enroll in school. At least one dose of each immunization must be given before starting school. An immunization or exemption certificate must be on file with the school nurse by the time the student starts school as this is required by state law and Board Policy 507.01.
Please review the immunization requirements per the Iowa Department of Public Health as the State of Iowa has passed some new requirements in recent years. The state of Iowa requires students entering 7th grade to have both a Tdap vaccine and a meningitis vaccine. For those students entering 12th grade, you will need to show proof of two doses of meningitis vaccine. The meningitis vaccine must be received before the first day of 7th or 12th grade and an updated immunization record must be to the school nurse before the first day of school.
If you have specific questions or need more information on immunizations or any of the health screening, please talk to your medical care provider or school nurse. Your health care provider should be able to provide you with the appropriate immunization certificate however if you need a blank certificate of immunization or exemption form, please click HERE.
Required by Iowa law, dental screenings are to be completed for all students entering kindergarten and ninth grade. Students entering kindergarten must have had a screening completed no sooner than 3 years of age and no later than four months after school enrollment. It can be completed by a licensed doctor, advanced registered nurse practitioner, physician assistant, nurse, dental hygienist, or a dentist. Students entering ninth grade must have proof of a dental screening by a dentist or dental hygienist completed no earlier than one year prior to enrollment and no later than four months after enrollment. The results of this screening need to be submitted to your school nurse on the designated dental screening form which can be located on the Iowa Department of Public Health‘s website. One may also locate a dental screen exemption on the same site.
Dental Screening (PDF)
The State of Iowa requires all incomingkindergarten and third grade students to have a vision screening prior to the first day of school. This exam can be completed by a licensed eye doctor or optometrist, your child’s health care provider at the time of his or her school physical, a free clinic, KidSight, or a county health department. A screening will be valid if it is done up to 1 year prior to enrollment and no later than 6 months after enrollment. The results of this screening need to be submitted to your school nurse on the designated vision screening form which can be located on the Iowa Department of Public Health‘s website.
Vision Screening (PDF)
The following forms are also need to be completed by the enrolled student’s Parent/Guardian:
Iowa MEP Parent Form must be completed by each enrolled student.
Please complete the required documents above and return to:
Amber Jungst, District Registrar
Ballard Community Schools
509 N. Main Ave.
Huxley, IA 50124
Phone: 515-597-2811 Ext. 1002