Admissions & Enrollment Procedures

Emporia Public Schools

Student & Family Resources Office

Mary Herbert Education Center #217
1700 W 7th Ave.
PO Box 1008
Emporia, KS 66801

Phone: 620-341-2396
Fax: 620-341-2205

Amanda Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant
Heather Wagner
Student & Family Resource Specialist
Patricia Saenz-Reyes
Migrant Services Specialist 

If you would like to request a transfer to another USD 253 elementary school please submit your request by clicking the link below.

                                                                              2019-20 Transfer Request Form

Enrollment Procedures

If you are new to the district, come to Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W. 7th Ave. We are open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

The following information is required for new students:

  • Birth certificate – kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 31
  • Immunization records
  • Physical exam (within 12 months of school entry for kindergarten/anytime during school career for older students)
  • Student records from the previous school (Grade 1 and above)

2018-19 Enrollment 

Students who will attend Emporia Public Schools for the first time will enroll at Mary Herbert Education Center. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2018, are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2018-19. Emporia schools offer full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools. Please complete a Kindergarten Information Form (Spanish Form) and take it to Student & Family Resources at Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W. 7th Ave.

For all new students, please bring copies of:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Physical exam completed since August 1 of last year

All enrollments must be completed in Student & Family Resources at Mary Herbert Education Center. 

Elementary Attendance Centers & Boundaries

A child’s elementary attendance center is based on a family’s home address. What elementary school do you attend?

Requests to attend an attendance center in another neighborhood may be considered. 2019-20 Transfer Request Form

Deadline for requests is July 1 for the upcoming school year. More information is available from the Student & Family Resources Office, 620-341-2396.

Applying for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits

Paper applications for free or reduced-price meals are available at Mary Herbert Education Center, 1700 W 7th Ave.,  or the Food Service Department at Emporia High School, 3302 W 18th Ave., 620-341-2382.

Download printable application here after July 1. – Only one application is needed per household.

Online applications can be submitted during enrollment.

Submit completed forms to Mary Herbert Education Center or the Food Service Department at Emporia High School.

Other Resources

School Supplies:

As you begin making preparations for the new school year, we wanted to let you know that once again the First United Methodist Church of Emporia has generously donated all school supplies for all students Pre-K through 12th grade for the 2018-19 school year.

The only supplies parents will need to provide are backpacks or book bags for students to transport their materials to and from school.  The school supplies will be delivered directly to each school before the first day of school on August 22, 2018.

We are very excited about continuing this partnership with the FUMC and hope it will ease some of the back-to-school expenses for families.

Student Health Information

Transportation Services

Transportation Information for Parents : English | Spanish

Student Request for Transportation: English | Spanish

2018-19 School Fees

No textbook rental or enrollment fees K-12
Required technology fee – Grades K-12 – $20 ($15 if reduced meal eligible; $10 if free lunch eligible) Unpaid technology fees from previous years. will be collected during enrollment.
Required activity fee – Grades 6-12 – $10

Optional Fees

EHS Parking Permit – $25
Yearbook – EMS $15; EHS $55

2018-19 Meal Prices

Breakfast K-12 – $1.90
Lunch K-8 – $2.80
Lunch 9-12 – $3.00


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