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SchoolMessenger Opt-In Form

ONLY use this form if you DO NOT have PowerSchool Parent Portal access.

Please follow the link for the Opt-In Form for school notifications from DCSD.

One (1) hour Late Starts

Each Wednesday, for the remainder of the school year, will begin with a one (1) hour late start for Professional Learning for the Decorah Community School District staff.


Early Dismissal and School Calendar

We’ve had the question arise on our early outs and whether or not they affect our required days of attendance. The simple answer is , “No.” As per a rewrite of the legislation, all late starts or early outs due to weather are treated in the same fashion they always have been; they count as a full day of school. In other words, our past two early releases due to heat have had no effect on our school calendar.


our Mission

Decorah Community School District is committed to creating a student-centered environment where individual needs are addressed, cooperation and teamwork are valued, competent professionals lead, community partnerships flourish, a commitment to excellence prevails, and lifelong learning continues. It is the goal of the District to provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum for every student in the Decorah Community Schools.

John Cline Elementary & West Side Early Childhood Center facilities Study

Click here to access the facilities study for John Cline Elementary and West Side Early Childhood Center.


Click here to log in to your Lunch Account.  Please note, there is a 3.49% fee for all on-line payments!  This is a fee the credit card and on-line service providers charge and not Decorah Community School District.  Payments via e-checks are not available at this time.

On-Line Payments

Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are now accepted however e-checks are not available at this time.

Please note, there is a 3.49% fee for all
on-line payments!  This is a fee the credit card and on-line service providers charge and not Decorah Community School District.  Payment via e-checks are not available at this time, but will also incur the 3.49% fee through the on-line store.

Please be aware you are always welcome to make any payment by check or cash or via your personal banking e-checking program.

The on-line payment through RevTrak is provided as an option and convenience for those who choose to utilize that feature.


Backpack Program - food

The BackPack Program is a free program that provides kid-friendly, non-perishable food for students most in-need, to eat over weekends and breaks when school meals are not available and there may be little or no food to eat. Please carefully consider your family’s economic status and determine if this program is something needed by your children. If the BackPack Program is something your family depends upon, please complete the registration form. If you are able to make do without this assistance, please allow this program to be used by others.  Registration Form in Spanish

Backpack program - School Supplies

Do you have a concern about your children or other children in the school district needing assistance to purchase school supplies for the upcoming school year? Grade appropriate school supplies will be provided at no cost around the fall registration time. Click here for the enrollment form - Backpack request form.  You may also contact the school offices and register for assistance.

Laura Smith
Decorah Community School District
101 Claiborne Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101
Laura Smith, School Supplies Program Coordinator

Local radio and TV stations for school related closings:
KVIK - 104.7
KDEC/DC - 100.5 FM & 1240 AM



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