How to Register Your Child

For students who are new to the district please visit our Administration Center at 1002 W First Street, Cedar Falls, and speak to our Registrar, Jessica Smith, or by phone at 319-553-2644.


Cedar Falls CSD online registration for returning students in grades 1 through 12 IS NOW OPEN. Online registration will close on Friday, August 3, 2018. You will not need to register any PK, Kindergarten, or new students to the District who may have already pre-registered with us. To register your returning student, log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Once you have logged in to the portal, the link for Online Registration will be at the bottom left side of your screen.

You will see this icon on the PowerSchool Parent Portal and will click on it to begin each child's registration:

If you have forgotten your username or password, or have not yet set up a parent account, please email powerhelp@cfschools.org and give a detailed description of what type of assistance you need. You may also call our PowerSchool Support line at 319-553-3004.  

Through trial and error, we have found that certain special characters in some Portal passwords have caused problems with online registration, even though they work fine with the Portal itself.  If your Parent portal password contains special characters and you are experiencing difficulties with the online registration system, contact us as suggested above for a password reset and try it again. We have also found that FireFox and Google Chrome are the preferred browsers when accessing online registration.

If you have more than one child, you will need to complete the registration for all children in your household (with the exception of PK, Kindergarten, or new students to the district). We suggest that you submit one and then start another; each registration requires you to log in again.

After you have finished the registration process and submitted your information, there will be a link on the last page to the “Tiger Web Store”, which is the payment portal for school fees, fines and meal account payments. Please wait until you have registered your child/ren before paying fees, fines, and meal account payments. (Additional directions for making an online payment.)

If you have any questions or clarifications related to online registration, you may click “Contact Us” from any form page, email questions to powerhelp@cfschools.org, or call our PowerSchool Support line at 319-553-3004.

Transfers & Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment vs. Rules Exception for Attendance Outside the Resident Area

If you live outside of the Cedar Falls Community School District boundaries and you wish to have your child(ren) attend Cedar Falls Schools, or you live within the school boundaries and wish to have your children attend a different district, that is an Open Enrollment situation. For those who live within the Cedar Falls Community School District but wish to have your child(ren) attend a school that is outside of your resident area (example: you live in the Holmes Jr. High resident area but wish to attend Peet Jr. High), that is a Rules Exception. All Rules Exception requests must be made in writing to either the Elementary (Mrs. Pam Zeigler) or Secondary (Mr. Dan Conrad) Director of Education (depending on your child(ren)'s grade level). 

Rule Exception Guidelines.pdf

Preschool Registration

Preschool registration for the 2018-2019 school year is full.