Back to School

Returning Families

Returning Kuemper families were already asked this spring to re-enroll their children for the 2019-2020 school year. This entailed all families to submit an Annual Health Update for each student and a Parent Signature Sheet by April 1, 2019.  If you did this, your family is already registered for the 2019-2020 school year. However, please read further for important back-to-school information. You may or may not need to complete some items 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

Because Kuemper participates in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SVPP) with Carroll Community Public School District (CCSD), all registration is handled by CCSD.

Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Please visit the CCSD new student registration web page and follow the directions there to register your preschooler. 

****Preschoolers (and optional kindergarteners) who will be riding a Carroll Community Public School bus must also register for transportation at this link. 

Back-to-School Checklist for Returning Families


Bus Registration for Kuemper’s North & West Route - all riders must enroll or re-enroll

North Route Registration (Lake View, Carnavon, Auburn, Lake City, Glidden) West Route Registration (Denison, Vail, Westside, Arcadia)



Bus Registration for Carroll Community School Public Busing

K-12 Students If your bus information has NOT changed from the 2018/2019 school year, please do NOT COMPLETE THIS ITEM. However, if your bus information has changed (address change, new daycare, transferring to Kuemper and live within the CCSD), please fill out the bus registration at this link. Several days before school starts, parents will be able to look up their child's pick up and drop off locations and times at this link using CCSD's iTransfinder software. Preschool and Optional Kindergarten Students If your student will be in preschool or optional kindergarten and riding a Carroll Community Public School bus, please fill out the bus registration at this link. Parents will be able to look up their child's pick up and drop off locations and times at this link using CCSD's iTransfinder software. Parents will also be notified of their student's bus information by their teacher. . .

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. You may or may not have already received your statement from Smart Tuition.



Food Service Information 

Lunch and snack prices can be viewed here. Lunch payments can be made through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or by writing a check to the school. The free/reduced lunch application is also available. (See below). These applications must be submitted every year. If you have questions, Contact Jina Brincks at 



Athletes in Grades 7-12 

If your child plans to participate in any sports, please register them online through this Athletic Registration link. Part of registering them online includes uploading a copy of their physical and insurance card. These two items are a necessity.


Sports Participation Fees can be paid through this link. Each activity is $75 for high school and $50 for middle school.




Links to Important Information

K-8 School Supply List

KHS School Supply List

Student Handbook

Dental Screening Form (required for incoming freshman)

Lunch & Snack Prices

Free/Reduced Lunch Application (English)

Free/Reduced Lunch Application (Spanish)

How to fill out the Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Century Club Passes



Assistance Needed?

If you need assistance with any of the items listed above, you are welcome to visit with staff on Wednesday, July 31 from 12:00pm-2:00pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm in the KHS cafeteria. Staff is also available during normal business hours, which are 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday starting August 1st. Lunch or tuition payments can be made at any of these times as well. Kuemper’s Uniform Exchange Closet will also be open at this time.



Kuemper’s Uniform Closet

Kuemper has a room at the high school dedicated to the exchange of gently used uniform clothing. We’ve had a great response from families so far and so the room has reached its capacity. We thank everyone for their donations, but at this time, we ask that no other donations be made.


From now on, 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 in Room 170 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. 



Choose Two  - Do Good, Feel Good

Kuemper believes that when parents get involved, it drastically enhances their student's educational experience. When parents volunteer at the school, they get to know other students, parents, and staff, ultimately strengthening their entire family's connection with the school community. Be a part of the Kuemper Family!


Please consider these volunteer opportunities and choose two areas that you are interested in volunteering. Many hands make light work. You will be contacted when an opportunity in that area arises. 




Important Dates


Orientation for 9th Grade Students

Tuesday, August 20th from 1:30-3:30pm

Incoming freshman students will walk through their schedules and meet their teachers.


Open House

Tuesday, August 20th from 5:00-7:00pm


For Optional Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Students

Students and parents can see their classroom, meet their teachers, and drop off school supplies. 


For 4-6th Grade Students

This is a GREAT opportunity for these students and parents who will be new to St. Lawrence to see their various classrooms, meet their teachers, drop off school supplies, and walk through their schedules (6th graders). The schedules for the 6th graders will be available for pick-up at this event.


In lieu of an orientation, the first day of school will be used to orientate the 4th-6th grade students to their new surroundings and schedules. Everyone is new to the St. Lawrence building (including the teachers!), so no need to be nervous about the first day of school :)  


For 7-8th Grade Students

This is a GREAT opportunity for these students and parents to see their various classrooms, meet their teachers, drop off school supplies, and walk through their schedules. Schedules will be available for pick-up at this event. The first day of school will act as an orientation for these students.


For High School Students

Students and their parents are welcome to visit classrooms and teachers if they wish.


Family Fun Knight Picnic

Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30-8:00pm

ALL Kuemper families are invited to kick off the new school year with a picnic on the Holy Spirit Playground. Hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy, sno cones, and music provided!  Visit your classrooms at the Open House and then join us for fun on the playground!


First day of classes for kindergarten through 12th grade students Friday, August 23rd


First day of classes for preschool and optional kindergarten students Tuesday, August 27th . Open House for Preschool and Optional Kindergarten Optional kindergarten will have Open House the same night as the elementary on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:00pm-7:00pm AND Monday, August 26th, 8:00am-11:00am. Come to either one! Preschool will have Open House on Monday, August 26th from 7:30am - 1:00pm. Teachers will discuss more details about the open house when they contact their families about 1-2 weeks before school starts.