Welcome to the start of the 2016-2017 Academic school year. 

Registration will open August 1, 2016 and close August 15, 2016.

All parents need to have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account to register. Please contact Steve Noyes, snoyes@independence.k12.ia.us for account information.


Parent Portal Link

Instruction highlights to get started:

  • Log into Parent Portal.
  • Scroll down until you see eRegistration Icon and click into the module.
  • Go across the TABS in order until click the Finish Tab. You may need to re-login for multiple students.
  • If you leave eRegistration to view documents or pay fees, you will need to navigate back to eRegistration.


Registration fees are expected at time of registration. You may pay the registration fees with credit or debit card. If you want to pay with check or cash, please send check for the amount or come to East, West, JSH or Admin building for cash. Please do not pay registration fees if you plan to apply for free or reduced fees.

There is also an option to apply for Free/Reduced fees as part of the registration process. You will need to go to ApplyforLunch to apply for free or reduced fees. You always have the option to come to any district building to pay fees with check or cash.

Important Registration Notes:

    1. St. John students who come to Independence part-time will still need to register.
    2. PK4 students will not register using the online program. Please contact your PK4 program with questions.
    3. If you have any questions about registration, please call your child’s building.
      • East Office Number: (319) 334-7425
      • West Office Number: (319) 334-7430
      • JSH Office Number: (319) 334-7405

Online Lunch Program Information

The  lunch program is student-based like the registration program.  You are able to link your students to your adult account, but balances and information is per student, not per family.

Free and Reduced Application

You must apply each year for free and reduced status. Last year’s application will not carry forward to 2016-2107 school year.

If you have a CASE NUMBER, please drop the last digit and enter your code in the application.

Please use this link for the application.

Apply for Free/Reduce Account

Applying money to your meal account

Thank you for your interest in the new program, we are really excited about it and it’s so easy to use with multiple functions like:

 Viewing Account Transactions
IYS Parent Letter Setting up Email Reminders
 Making Payments, including automatic withdraws
Go to: myschoolbucks.com Don’t have an account? Sign up today! All you need is your student’s name and birth date.

Common Forms for you to download as needed

2016 Iowa Youth Survey Non-Participation

IYS Parent Letter

Certificate of Dental Screening, for Kindergarten and 9th grade

Certificate of Dental Screening

Certificate of Vision Screening, for Kindergarten and 3rd grade

Cert of Vision ScrnDec2016 wFacts Fillable_FINAL

Common Board of Education Policies

This is a list of the most relevant Board policies.

Care and Responsibilities of the 1:1 Device

Parent and Student Agreement 2016

EWALU 6th Grade Only


Physical Form

Microsoft Word: Pre-participation Physical Form-0511 – Physical_Form

School Supply Lists for 2016-2017

All Buildings

Safety Routes

Expanded Sefety Routes (1)

Noyes, Stephen
Noyes, Stephen
Technology Director