Important Apps to download for the 19-20 school year

The 19-20 school is fast approaching.  There are a few important apps that you will want to download before school starts.


What information is available to students and parents within the portal?

  • District and School announcements
  • Report cards
  • Attendance Records
  • Assessment Scores
  • Student schedules
  • Transportation Information
  • Lunch Balance
  • Online course request for secondary school students
  • Immunization records on file
  • Teacher newsletters
  • Household Information
  • Emergency Contact
  • And more…

Parent/Guardian who has been designated as having legal rights to their children may request a parent portal account. Each parent / guardian will have their own unique account that can be used to gain access to student records that they have legal rights to.

How to establish a Student/Parent Portal account?

Parents new to the district will receive a portal account after enrolling their student at the Welcome Center.  Parents of current DMPS students without portal accounts should contact their student’s school building to have a portal account created for them.

As a parent, do I need my own account or can I use my child’s account?

All parents are strongly encouraged to setup their own account. Only a parent account has the privilege to update household information as well as the ability to view all children in a household from a single place. Parents also have the added benefit of receiving district and school wide announcements.

Is my information secure while I view them within the Student/Parent Portal?

Infinite Campus uses SSL (secure socket layer) encryption technology to ensure data is protected while information is in transit. It is similar to what the banking industry is utilizing.

How often is information updated in the Student/Parent Portal?

Attendance information will be updated daily. Grades and assignments will be updated as soon as they are graded by your child’s teacher(s).

How do I report errors or request update to my information?

Log into your parent portal account and select “Household Information” from the index to update your household phone number or address. Select “Family Members” to update contact phone numbers for any members in your household. Select “Contact Preferences” to change the types of messages you receive from your student’s building(s). Otherwise, you may contact your child’s school administration office to request changes.

Is there a mobile app to access Infinite Campus on the go?

Yes, Infinite Campus App is available for download for your iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android devices:

  1. Launch the Campus App, select Settings, choose “Des Moines Independent” for the district, and “Iowa” for the state.
  2. Enter your Campus Portal Username and Password.
  3. Select “Log In / Sign In”


Where’s the bus? Use Here Comes the Bus to find out.

Des Moines Public Schools is happy to announce the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus®.

Here Comes the Bus allows you to view the real-time location of your child’s school bus on your smartphone, tablet or computer. With it, you will have the information you need to send your children to the bus stop at just the right time, helping to protect them from inclement weather or other issues, and know when their bus is heading back at the end of the school day.

Here Comes the Bus is free to use, and enables you to:

  • See the location of your child’s bus both before and after school
  • Confirm that your child’s bus has arrived at the bus stop, at school or both
  • Receive a push notification or email message when the bus is near your stop, has been substituted, or when we have important information to relay

You can use Here Come the Bus in one of two ways. First, either download the mobile app by visiting the App Store or Google Play and searching for “Here Comes the Bus” (the app is available in English, Spanish and French). Second, simply visit from your computer or tablet.

Once you have the app or web site open, follow the steps below to set up an account to track your child’s school bus:

  1. Click the “Sign Up” button
  2. Enter the code for DMPS – 87641 – and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  3. Complete the “User Profile” section, including setting up your password
  4. Under “My Students” click “Add,” and enter your child’s last name and student ID number

Once you confirm your information your account is set and you are ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus.

Should you have any questions, please contact the DMPS Transportation Office at 515-242-7887.

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