Full-Day Preschool FAQ

  • What are the days and hours of the full-day programs?  The full-day program meets from 7:55 – 2:55 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The hours on Thursday will be 7:55 – 1:55 due to the school district’s early release schedule

    Do the preschool programs follow the ICCSD school year calendar?  Yes, the preschool programs follow the district calendar.  Preschool programs will have the same days off during the school year as K-12 students including Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break, parent/teacher conference days, and teacher work days.

    What are the drop-off and pick-up procedures for the preschool programs?  The location of the drop-off and pick-up are determined by each individual program.  This may include meeting preschool staff at the front of the building, parents walking their child(ren) to the classroom, or parents meeting staff at an alternate location in the building.  Preschoolers MUST be dropped off or picked up directly with a preschool staff member.

    If the school district cancels school will preschool also be cancelled?  Yes, if school is cancelled due to inclement weather, electrical problems, heating failure, water main breaks, etc., preschool will also be cancelled for that day(s).

    What if there is a late start or early dismissal due to inclement weather?  If there is a late start the preschool program will start at the designated delayed start time.  Example:  if there is a two hour delay the preschool program will begin at 9:55.  If there is an early dismissal the preschool program will dismiss at the designated early dismissal time.  Example:  if there is a two hour early dismissal, the preschool program will dismiss at 12:55.

    Will snack be provided during the preschool session?  Yes, a daily snack is provided as part of the preschool program.  The ICCSD contracts with HyVee to provide a nutritious snack including fruits, vegetables, and healthy grains for all preschool programs.

    What is the procedure if my child will not be attending school due to illness, appointments, vacation, etc?  Parents should notify the school secretary prior to the start of the preschool session their child attends to let the school know the child will not be attending that day.

    If my child stays home from school due to illness, when are they allowed to return?  If a child has any one of the following conditions:  contagious disease, fever over 100 F, vomiting or diarrhea, the child must be free of symptoms, without medication, for 24 hours prior to returning to the preschool program.

    For more information about the ICCSD preschool programs please refer to the Preschool Parent Handbook on the ICCSD website: www.iowacityschools.org. Click on Programs, Preschool Program, Parent Handbook.