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Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Your 2018-2019 official registration is to be completed using PowerSchool e-registration. The window for completing this process is July 22-July 29, 2018.  We are sorry for the short window of time, however, PowerSchool doesn’t get rolled-over until mid-July. This letter is being sent now before the school office closes for the summer, so you can put this important registration step reminder on your calendar.


PowerSchool is the student information system that St. Cecilia School used to maintain and update all student information.  PowerSchool also has the potential for parents to access significant data to stay current with student education, school bulletins, and hot lunch balances.  Parents can set up alerts to have school bulletins and hot lunch alerts emailed to them.


Step 1:

Please note your Parent Guide will have the old URL listed, so please use the new URL;

  • See PowerSchool E-Registration Parent Guide and follow steps (also included are instructions for adding a student to existing account and setting alerts, listed on website)
  • New families, your login/password is on the label at the bottom of this letter. Please note you need to ‘Create an Account’ and not use the ‘Login.’
  • Returning families, you should have your login/password from prior year.  If you don’t remember, there’s a link under PowerSchool,”Having trouble signing in?” for you to request this information.

Step 2:

  • Once you have completed PowerSchool eRegistration, your final step is to complete your tuition and/or lunch payment information at Please complete this final step to inform us if you are paying yearly, by semester or monthly and if paying monthly, complete the necessary information.


This process should take thirty minutes or less to complete.  This is part of your official registration, so please make this a priority and complete it during July 22-July 29, 2018.  If you have any questions regarding PowerSchool eRegistration, please email Tana Tesdall at


Lunch Program: Our student lunch prices this year are $3.40 per day or $68 per month and milk prices are $0.50 per day or $10 per month.  One milk comes with a hot lunch meal.  Payment options are monthly with your automatic tuition payments or by check/cash to the school office. The 2018-2019 free and reduced lunch application will be on the website by August 10th.  If you feel you’d be eligible, please print and complete the attache​d application​and return it to Mrs. Cowles at the school office. If you have questions, please contact Dawn Cowles at or contact her at #515.232.5290.


ACPC (Before & After School Child Care): Enclosed is the information sheet on ACPC, our before and after school care for kindergarten through fifth graders.  To reserve a spot, please fill out a waiting list form on their website, If you have questions, please contact them at #515-460-8855 or #515-233-2901.


Durham School Services/Busing (new procedure, if you want your child(ren) to ride at anytime during the school year, you must complete the new form that is on the website and mail or take to Durham School Services, see below address): Also enclosed is a new form from Durham School Services for busing. If you want your child(ren) to ride the bus to and/or from school, you MUST complete the enclosed form and mail it or take it directly to Durham School Services, 1220 S. Bell Avenue in Ames by August 6, 2018 in order to be considered for busing starting August 23rd, the first day of school. Do not return the completed form to St. Cecilia School, it needs to be mailed or taken to Durham School Services. If you have any questions, please contact Durham School Services at #515-233-5421.


Other questions can be emailed to Lois Vidimos at or contact her at the school office at #515.232.5290. Thank you in advance for making this a priority.