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Enrollment & Registration

Welcome to the Cardinal Family!

The Newton Community School District (NCSD) is proud to offer families top-notch and best educational choices in Iowa. 

We serve approximately 3,000 students (PreK - 12th Grades) enrolled in small class sizes at our seven schools:
Aurora Heights (K - 4)
Emerson Hough (K - 4)
Thomas Jefferson (PreK - 4)
Woodrow Wilson (K - 4)
Berg Middle School (5 - 8)
Newton Senior High School (9 - 12)
WEST Academy (10 - 12)

Check out our School Boundaries Map to find your child's elementary school!  

Registration Instructions for New or Returning Students

Families new to the Newton Community School District, or returning after ending their enrollment, or after being enrolled in another district, will need to contact the Central Registrar during business hours (Mon-Fri) (7:30 AM - 4:30 PM) to begin the registration process.

Central Registrar:  Melinda Robertson ( (641.792.5809) (District Office) (Option 2)     

This process includes filling out the online registration form and providing the following documentation:

  1. Birth Certificate for each student being enrolled
  2. Proof of residency (utility bill, mortgage, lease or rental agreement)
  3. Immunization records for each student being enrolled
  4. Physical Form (see link to form below)
  5. Photo ID for parent/guardian registering student(s)

Documentation can be sent electronically or dropped off at the EJH Beard Administration Center (1302 First Avenue West - Newton, Iowa).

Re-Enrollment Instructions for Currently Enrolled Students

For information on re-enrolling a current student through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please click here.

  • Registration fees are not due until the end of July
  • Contact your building's main office for assistance

Health Requirements

This section is in the process of being updated  - Spring 2022


Certificate of Dental Screening
All Kindergarten and 9th Grade students are required to have a dental screening.  Download and bring this form to your local dentist or orthodontist to fill out and sign after your appointment.  Return the signed form to your student's school or the EJH Beard Administration Center (1302 First Avenue West - Newton, Iowa).


Immunizations - Kindergarten

Immunizations - 7th Grade


Physical Form (K - 12)


IDPH - Common Child Illnesses and Exclusion Criteria

Free & Reduced Applications

Free & Reduced Applications

  • All families need to apply every school year, but only one application per household is needed even if your children attend more than one school in the Newton CSD.
  • Be sure to read and sign the Waiver Information on the back of the application to be considered for a full or partial waiver of school fees.

Activities & Athletics Requirements

Follow this link to the Athletics & Activities Registration page, which includes links to required physical forms.

Melinda Robertson

Melinda Robertson
Administration - District Registrar/Business Office Administrative Assistant

  641-792-5809 X2402

  E.J.H. Beard Administration Center

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