New to the District?
August 12 – August 30 enrollment will take place at your student’s school during the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m. Schools will be unable to enroll students during the first three days of school on August 7, 8 and 9.
When is Re-Enrollment conducted? Every year the district will conduct a Spring Re-enrollment registration for students currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.register.kckps.org.
What Is Needed For Enrollment?
What is required to enroll a new student in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools? Whenever a child is enrolling in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools for the first time the parent/guardian is required to provide the following:
- Proof of Address (bring one item): A utility bill (gas, water, electric, or phone), Rental Agreement or Mortgage Agreement or Driver’s license with current address or mail that includes name and current address. (Please Note: Mail addressed to “Resident” or “Current Resident” is not considered a valid proof of address.)
- Proof of Identity: Certified copy of state issued birth certificate. (Please Note: Wallet size birth certificates and hospital certificates are not accepted.)
- Record of Immunizations: A Kansas Certificate of Immunization for each child. All students in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools are required to have up-to-date immunization records before starting school.
- Physical Exam/Health Assessment: Children 9 years of age or younger that are new to the district will be required to have a physical examination no more than 12 months old on file before starting school. Those coming from another school in Kansas must present a copy of the physical health assessment when enrolling in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.
- Certified transcripts of school records
Who is eligible to enroll in school in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools district?
- Children must be five years of age on or before August 31 to enter kindergarten. A child enrolling in first grade who did not attend kindergarten must be six years of age on or before August 31.
- Only students residing in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools district boundaries and within each local school’s attendance zone are eligible for enrollment.
- The address of all students is defined as the legal address of the parent or legal guardian.
- Students who move from the school district during the school year and not in the district attendance boundaries are considered a non-resident. The parent/guardian must apply for permission to finish the school year by filling out a Request to Enroll from Student Services at Central Office.
- Non-residents may be admitted based on available resources and district criteria (academics, attendance and discipline) on a tuition fee basis.
- Regardless of address, no student who has been suspended or expelled from another school district will be admitted until the period of such suspension or expulsion has expired.
- Foreign Exchange students from an approved organization who meet the criteria shall be admitted on a tuition-free basis.
Exceptions to Residence Requirements:
- All permits are reviewed by the Director of Student Services
- All new permits are available for application April 18 through August 16.
- All permits must renewed each year in the Department of Student Services. The student and family must remain in good standing with attendance, grades and behavior.
- All exceptions to residence requirements must be approved by the Director of Student Services prior to enrollment or starting school.
- Childcare Permits (K-8)’ permission to attend the school located is in the attendance area in which childcare services are located approved by the Director of Student Services.
- All permit requests will be closed after August 16.
What student/parent contact information is needed?
- Information pertinent to each student must be accurate in case of emergency and for communication purposes.
- Contact names are required to be listed and current for release or pickup (only enrolling parent/guardian authorizes contact list)
- Parent/guardians are required to provide this information at the beginning of each school year and any time thereafter if the information changes.
- Each student is also assigned a family advocate; a staff member who can act as a liaison between home and school. This person can be of assistance in many situations.