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

Dear Parents,

We thank all those who have completed these steps and ask those who have not completed these two steps, to do so as soon as possible. These two steps are considered your formal registration for the 2019-2020 school year and need to be completed before your child may start school due to the permissions.

Step 1:

  • See PowerSchool E-Registration Parent Guide and follow steps (also included are instructions for adding a student to existing account and setting alerts)
  • New families, your login/password is on the label at the bottom of the letter mailed to your home early June. Please note you need to ‘Create an Account’ and not use the ‘Login.’ If you cannot find this letter, please email Lois Vidimos to ask to have your login/password emailed back to you.
  • 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:

Every preschool and school family will need to set up a FACTS account as we will bill tuition and fees through FACTS starting next school year.

  1. Go to:
  2. If you already have a FACTS account through the Student Tuition Organization (STO), you will use the same sign on and will see a separate tab ‘Payment Plan & Billing.’
  3. If you do not have a FACTS STO account already, please ‘create an account.’
  4. Upon signing in or creating an account, you will go through a set up process which will include adding your students and picking a payment plan option.
  5. After completing this process, your account will be ‘pending.’
  6. The office will receive notice and enter your 2019-2020 tuition/fees to ‘finalize’ your account, then your payment will start on the date you selected.
  7.  Starting August 1st, you’ll be able to ‘prepay’ your students’ lunch accounts, please look for the ‘prepay’ link.


Lunch Fees 2019-2020: Student lunch fees (all lunches include one milk) are: $3.55 per day, $71.00 per month or $639.00 per year. Student milk fees are: $.50 per day, $10.00 per month or $90.00 per year. Lunch account questions can be emailed to Dawn Cowles at or contact her at the school office.


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: 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, Ames or emailed to Sara Knight: by August 1, 2019 in order to be considered for busing starting August 23, 2019, the first day of school. Do not return the completed form to St. Cecilia School, it needs to go directly to Durham School Services. If you have any questions, please contact Durham School Services at #515-233-5421. Please do not contact Ames Community Schools for busing. Above is our form and procedure with Durham School Services.


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.



Sara E. Rooney, Principal   &   Lois Vidimos, Administrative Assistant


PowerSchool eRegistration Parent Instructions updated 5-29-19

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2019-2020 St. Cecilia-Durham School Services Bus Form