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


Enrollment Procedures

If you are new to the district, please contact Mary Herbert Education Center, 620-341-2396 to make an appointment, 1700 W. 7th Ave. We are open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Appointments are prefered, however walk-ins are welcome but will be taken based on staff availability.

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)

Children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31 are eligible to attend kindergarten in. 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 Office 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 during the school year must be completed in person at the  Student & Family Resources Office at Mary Herbert Education Center 1700 W. 7th Ave.

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.  Click here to fill out the Transfer Of Attendance 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

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, along with many community partners and individuals,  has generously donated all school supplies for all students Pre-K through 12th grade for the 2019-20 school year.

The only supplies parents will need to provide are a box of kleenex and backpacks 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.

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

Current 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

2019-20 Meal Prices

Breakfast K-8 – $1.95, Breakfast 9-12 – $1.95
Lunch K-8 – $2.90, Lunch 9-12 – $3.10
Adult Breakfast  – $2.60, Adult Lunch – $4.00


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