Category Archives: for Parents

Online registration has closed

Online Registration for existing families has closed and is no longer available.

Q1. What if a parents call/email asking what to do next?
A1.  Online registration is closed – but families will have additional opportunities to update their information. Some schools are proceeding with mailing the household information to parents who did not register online. Other schools will be making the paper version available at the on-site back to school registration in August.

Q2. When will schools receive their census verification forms to mail home to families (specifically the students that did NOT register online)?
A2. We are working on that today -   the first schools that have requested these are CV, WH, and CR  and we’re working on their lists first.

Q3. Overall, what was the turn out for online registration?
A3.  29% turn out, which was up from our initial count of 12% return, but still much lower than we expected.

After we finish up processing the online registration applications, we’ll be reviewing what happened with online registration.  Overall, the response rate was much lower than we expected and the number of technical issues was much higher.  If you have any specific feedback that you’d like to submit –  please email your details to Brian Abeling,


REMINDER: Pay For Lunch in a New Way!

This is a reminder to families that the West Des Moines Community School District has launched a new way for families to pay for and manage student lunch accounts and purchases.  See what’s new…

Paying for My Child’s Lunch
You now have one location to make school-related payments. You will be able to add money to your child’s lunch account through the same online application used to pay for bus and other school fees.

Powered by RevTrak, the online payment system offers faster updates.

Here’s how to get started…

  1. Visit the RevTrak payment site:
  2. You will need your Infinite Campus Portal e-mail address and child?s student ID number to make a payment.  If you do not know your Infinite Campus Portal e-mail or your child’s student ID number, please contact: Lynnae Gilmore in the Nutrition Office at or 515-633-5085.

More information is available here:


See What My Child Is Eating
The district is also providing a new online tool to check your child’s lunch account and see details of their purchases.

The new online application – called ParentOnline – allow you to set limits on the number of à la carte items your child purchases. For example, you may want your child to have one à la carte item a day or maybe only two on Fridays – you choose!  Restrictions based on a dollar amount will no longer be offered.

 Here’s  how to get started…

You will need to know your student’s ID number to set up an account. If you do not know this number, you can contact your school or Nutrition Services at (515) 633-5088.

  1. Go to
  2. Once in the portal, follow these directions: