Dear Mount Vernon School Community:

I hope you have been able to enjoy the summer months, and that you and your children are excited about the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Everyone in the school district is working hard to make this the best year ever for our kids, and we can’t wait to bring everyone back together in the next few weeks. Mount Vernon is a special place, and our quality school district is one of the things that makes it special as we work to live up to the mission of, “Fostering growth and confidence as learners and people.” As is tradition, it is now time to ask you to complete the annual online Registration process for the upcoming school year.

We ask that all families complete online Registration and pay their registration fees by August 11, 2023. Please let us know if there are any special circumstances which might make this difficult. Online Registration allows parents/guardians to register all students by using one family log in. Parents pay school fees using InTouch online payment system via your parent PowerSchool account (once online Registration is complete).

If you are a new family or you would like help registering your student online, please feel free to contact us at 319-895-8845. If you need any of the forms printed, please feel free to contact us. You may also email me directly at if you have any questions or concerns.

I look forward to seeing you soon, and enjoy the remainder of the summer!


Greg Batenhorst, Ed.D.


Mount Vernon Community School District


Following are the steps that need to be completed for registration.


    1. For Returning Students: Complete online Registration in PowerSchool (
    2. For New Students: A separate email was sent to you at the beginning of this week about your next steps for registration.
    3. For All Students: New this year! Pay fees using InTouch online payment system via your parent PowerSchool account. Directions to complete this can be found here: InTouch Payments Instructions. You may also submit a payment to the District Office. **Reminder that preschool students do not pay textbook/instructional materials fees or milk fees.
    4. For All Students: Mail or drop off forms to the District Office at 525 Palisades Rd SW (physical forms, concussion forms, parent organization donation forms, etc. )
  • For Students Needing Bus Services:  Mount Vernon students have 3 options for transportation within the district. If you are new to the district or have decided to start using the bus services, live more than 1 mile from the school district, and need transportation for your student(s) please complete the form linked below for one of our 3 bus options:
      • The district has 7 regular route buses that transport students who live more than a mile from the schools,
      • the district offers complimentary group stop options for those students in Preschool – 6th grade who live on the North side of Mount Vernon, 
      • and the district offers complimentary group stops for open enrolled students.

Bus Registration Link



View the Registration Newsletter for student, building, and district information.

The first day of school is August 23, 2023, with an early dismissal at 1:05 pm.

High School New Student / Freshman Orientation: Tuesday, August 22 from 9 am – 11 am

Middle School 5th Grade Meet & Greet (also includes any new 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students): Tuesday, August 22 from 3 – 4 pm

1st – 4th Grade Supply Drop Off: Washington Elementary will be open for supply drop-off for students in grades 1 – 4 on Tuesday, August 22 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Students may bring their school supplies to their classroom and then head to the playground to enjoy a popsicle compliments of WETAP (see more details below.) 

Popsicles on the Playground – Sponsored by WETAP: WETAP (Washington Elementary Teacher and Parents) organization will host its annual Popsicles on the Playground event on Tuesday, August 22  from 4:30 – 6 pm. Students will enjoy a refreshing popsicle on the playground while reconnecting with friends.

Open House for Preschool & Kindergarten Students: Washington Elementary will host on Open House for PreSchool and Kindergarten students on Tuesday, August 22 from 3:30 – 5 pm. Students can drop off their school supplies and meet their teachers. Preschool and kindergarten students are also invited to enjoy a popsicle on the playground!

If you think that your family may qualify for free or reduced price breakfast and lunches and you have not already been notified by email that you qualify, please complete an application and return it to the district office attention Amy Weber (


To view additional information, school supply lists, and forms, please visit the registration page on the district website (

Thank you in advance for completing online registration in a timely manner and we look forward to seeing everyone on August 23!