Emporia school enrollment scheduled July 20 – August 5
The deadline for online enrollment for 2015-16 has passed. To enroll, please visit Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W 7th Ave between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. If you have questions, call the enrollment office at 341-2396.
Enrollment for 2015-16 opens July 20 for the Emporia Public Schools. This will be the fourth year the district has used a secure website, eliminating most paper enrollment forms. The process can be completed online from any location with Internet access as long as it is submitted before midnight, August 5.
Families with no computer or Internet access can use district computers at Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W. Seventh Ave. Starting July 20, enrollment hours at Mary Herbert will be 7:30 am – 6 pm, Monday – Thursday. Starting August 3, enrollment will be open from 7:30 – 4 Monday – Friday.
Letters will be mailed to parents of all returning students, kindergarten students who pre-registered during kindergarten orientation, and all new students to the district who have pre-registered at the district office. The letters will include a unique log-in code for each child in the family. The code is required to access a student’s information and make needed updates and corrections. Families who have email accounts on file with the schools also will receive email notifications about enrollment.
All students will be assessed a $21 technology fee to cover maintenance of the electronic technology devices that will be assigned to individual students this fall. All 6-12 students also will be required to pay a $10 activity fee per student. Yearbook and high school parking permit fees will be optional. Parents can pay fees online using a credit card or debit card with no additional transaction charges. The district also will accept checks in person and by mail.
New Student Enrollment
New students to the district also will use the online system after pre-registering. Pre-registration can be done at Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W. Seventh Ave., from 7:30 am to 6 pm, Monday – Thursday starting July 20. In August, enrollment hours will change to 7:30 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.
Parents of new students should bring a birth certificate, immunization records, and record of a physical exam taken any time during the child’s school career. New kindergarten students must have record of a physical exam done in the past year.
Students attending Flint Hills Learning Center will complete enrollment by appointment at the school in the Flinthills Mall, 1624 Industrial Rd. Call the school at 620-341-2250 for information.
Applications for free or reduced-price meals also will be available online. Printed applications also can be picked up at Mary Herbert Education Center and the District Food Service Office at Emporia High School.
The Emporia Public Library also offers free access to the Internet on the second floor and free wireless Internet. Summer hours are: 9 am–6 pm Monday – Friday; 11 am–5 pm Saturday; and 2-5 pm Sunday.
The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 19 for students entering kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grades; and all students new to the district; and all students transferring to a new school this year. The first day of school for all other students is Aug. 20.
All schools have open houses or orientations scheduled as follows:
- Maynard Early Childhood Center – Aug 17, 3-5 p.m.
- K-5 Elementary Schools (including Turning Point Academy at W.A. White) – Aug. 17, 4-6 p.m.
- Emporia Middle School – 6th grade, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m.; 7th and 8th grade, Aug. 17, 6 -8 p.m.
- Emporia High School – Freshman & New Student Parent Orientation, Aug. 18, 6 p.m.
For more information about enrollment, fees, school supply lists, and dates for back-to-school events, visit the district web site at www.usd253.org or call 341-2200.