Home of the Tigers

180 Northstar Drive, Columbus, GA 31907

office (706) 683-8732     fax (706) 683-8737

Dawson Elementary School is designated as a Title I Opportunity School.


Currently enrolled MCSD students

  • Application link: online registration
  • Complete your online registration application through the Infinite Campus Portal. You may add your new students during the annual update window or at any time during the school year.
  • If you do not have access or are having difficulty accessing Parent Portal, please contact us at (706) 683-8732 for assistance.
  • Required documents: You will need to provide these items to finalize enrollment and confirm your current residence.
    • (2) Proofs of residency:
      1. Lease and/or mortgage statement AND
      2. Current utility bill
    • Parent identification

Thank you for your help in ensuring that your child has a seat at Dawson for the upcoming school year!



The Muscogee County School District will begin the 2021-2022 school year with masks required indoors for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status. Given the marked increase in multiple COVID-19-related indicators in the Columbus area, recently updated guidance by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and upon the recommendation of the Muscogee County School District Medical Panel, the District has modified its reopening plans to require indoor masking as a mitigation measure.  All employees and students should add clean masks daily as part of their back-to-school supplies.

The safety and welfare of students and staff remains a top priority for the Muscogee County School District. This recommended added layer of protection is meant to promote the safe return to in-person instruction, help us do our part to further reduce transmission of the virus in our community, and to maintain continuity of operations of MCSD sites and the community at large. The Muscogee County School District stands ready to work with schools and families to ensure our students can safely return to school in-person, full time for the 2021-2022 school year. The District, in concert with the local medical panel, will continue to monitor local health indicators, making adjustments as warranted.

Please note that plans may change based on public health emergencies and any state or national-level executed orders.  Please visit the district’s Covid-19 page at https://sites.muscogee.k12.ga.us/covid-19/ for continued updates related to the opening of the 2020-2021 school year.  Thank you for your continued support of our Dawson family.

Online Registration: Links for areas of online registration are included below.

Instructions on how to activate Parent Portal:

Portal Activation Instructions

Video instructions for completing online registration once the Parent Portal is activated:

Existing Student Online Registration Process

Online Registration Portal

Transportation Requests


Parents, please provide the school with any updates to phone numbers and e-mail addresses so that information can be communicated efficiently.

Online curriculum resources are available for students through Clever. 

Directions for Log in to Clever Portal

Need help with technology?  Call 706-748-2271 M-Th 7:30-7:30 and Friday 7:30-4.

Additional resources are available through our public library system. 

Chattahoochee Valley Library resources