Back-to-School Information 20/21 (updated 08-05-20)

Returning Families
Read more below.

Transfer Families
Transfer families are families that are transferring from a different school into Kuemper. If you are one of these families, please contact Susie Hulst, Director of Enrollment Management. She will ensure you fill out all the correct paperwork and know everything you need to know about being part of the Kuemper family. She will make sure your transition into Kuemper goes as smooth as possible - for the entire family! 712-792-3313 or

Preschool Registration
Learn more about preschool registration at

Wondering what changes will be implemented due to COVID-19?


Office Hours

8:00am - 1:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm (starting August 1)

If you need assistance with any back-to-school items, you are welcome to call with questions or make an appointment with Kuemper office staff. Lunch or tuition payments can be made at any of these times as well. 
High School Office: 712-792-3596
Central Office: 712-792-3313

Back-to-School Checklist for Returning Families

Step 1: Fill out forms.
Most families have already done this. :) Let us explain. Kuemper families were mailed letters in April 2020 asking them to fill out the included forms (which can be found below). If you haven't yet completed these forms, please do so as soon as possible. You can scan/email them to or mail them to 201 S. Clark Street, Carroll, IA 51401. 

Annual Health Update Form
Parent Signature Sheet
Dental Screening (only required for kindergartners and freshman)
  *Dental Screening Details

Registration Sheet for Optional Kindergartners and Kindergartners

Step 2. Check and see if you need to complete any of the following actions.

Bus Registration for Carroll Community School Public Busing
Kuemper is waiting on information from CCSD about bus routes and registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Kuemper will provide an updated as soon as we learn more.

Bus Registration for Kuemper’s North & West Route - all riders must enroll or re-enroll
Register here for the West Route: Denison, Vail, Westside, Arcadia
Register here for the North Route: Lake View, Carnavon, Auburn, Lake City, Glidden

Tuition Payments
Families that will be paying tuition for the first time (oldest child in kindergarten or optional kindergarten or transferring to Kuemper) will need to set up an online account with Smart Tuition. Families can set up their account at 

Families not new to paying tuition will have their tuition statements emailed to them at the end of July or early August. Your payment plan from the previous school year will be carried  over to the 2020/2021 school year unless you change it.  You can update your information or payment plan anytime by logging into your Smart Tuition Account. 

Food Service Information
Lunch payments can be made anytime through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or cash/check to the school.  The free or reduced lunch application must be filled out every school year. If you have questions, contact Jina Brincks at or 712-794-1875.

Meal Prices 2020-2021
Free/Reduced Meal Application (English)
Free/Reduced Meal Application (Spanish)
Free/Reduced Meal Information Letter
How to Apply for Free/Reduced Meals

Athletes in Grades 7-12
If your child plans to participate in any sports, please register them here. Part of registering them includes uploading a copy of their physical and insurance card. These two items are a necessity.

Each activity has a fee of $75 for high school and $50 for middle school. Please pay these fees online.
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Links to Important Information
20/21 Supply List
KHS 20/21 Supply List

Important Things To Know

COVID-19 Procedures
Parents can visit to see what strategies and procedures Kuemper will be implementing for the return to school. This page will be updated frequently whenever an update is made.

Uniform Sweatshirts & Sweaters
Families can order uniform sweatshirts and sweaters online through the Graphic Edge at this link. Order deadline is Wednesday, August 12th. There will only be two other order opportunities throughout the school year, so please plan accordingly. Samples of the uniform SWEATER will be available in the high school main office for sizing. 

K-8 Homeroom Assignments & Class Schedules
Families may view who their homeroom teachers are on their Infinite Campus Parent Portal starting on August 5th. Class schedules for 7th & 8th graders will be available via Infinite Campus on this day as well. If you need help logging into your Parent Portal, please contact your child’s building secretary or Ann Schmitz at

Open House
Normally, Open House is a chance for families and students to visit their new classrooms, meet their teachers, and drop off school supplies. However, due to coronavirus, open house will be implemented differently this year. More information to come.

Open House for Preschool & Optional Kindergarten
Preschool and optional kindergarten families are invited to their own open house several days prior to their first day of school. Parents will be notified by their teacher with details about this event.

Family Fun Night Picnic
Due to coronavirus, the Family Fun Knight has been cancelled :( We are so bummed and hope to host again next year!

Orientation for 9th Grade Students
More information to come.

First day of classes for kindergarten through 12th grade students
Tuesday, August 25

First day of classes for preschool and optional kindergarten students
Monday, August 31

Kuemper’s Uniform Closet
Kuemper has a room at the high school dedicated to the exchange of gently used uniform clothing. This summer, and throughout the school year, the Uniform Closet will be open at all times during normal business hours. No appointment needed! Just come in, browse, and leave with some amazing finds. It’s all free! So don’t hold back. :)

The Uniform Closet is located on the first floor of the high school. Any secretary or staff available can show you to the room if you do not know where it is. Contact Heather Pietig or Jill Janson with questions. or

Knights Untucked: A Kuemper Booster Club Shop
The Kuemper Booster Club has partnered with Just Around the Corner Consignments to house the Kuemper Booster Club store. Just Around the Corner has reserved a spot in their brick and mortar building (located in downtown Carroll, behind the movie theater) for brand new Kuemper apparel. This will be your new go-to place for Kuemper t-shirts, hoodies, and more! And you guessed it, each purchase goes back to support Kuemper's Booster Club. It's a win-win! NOW OPEN! (Uniform sweatshirts and sweaters are not at this store.)