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

Naomi Gonzalez
Student & Family Resource Secretary

Heather Wagner
Student & Family Resource Specialist
Patricia Saenz-Reyes
Migrant Services Specialist


Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is currently open. Please call 620-341-2396 to schedule your appointment today.  

 Appointments are available at Mary Herbert Education Center located at 1700 W. 7th Ave.  Please call 620-341-2396 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. Please allow at least 30 minutes to enroll each student. (To enroll an appointment is REQUIRED and only one family member will be admitted into the enrollment room.)  Appointments are available Monday – Friday.

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)

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.   The deadline for requests each year is July 1st for the upcoming school year.

Click here to request an elementary transfer of attendance.

More information regarding out-of-district transfers and transfer of elementary attendance centers is available from the Student & Family Resources Office by calling, 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.

Printable application (English)

Printable application (Spanish)

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 2020-2021 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

2020-21 Meal Prices

Breakfast K-8 – $2.00, Breakfast 9-12 – $2.00
Lunch K-8 – $3.00, Lunch 9-12 – $3.20
Adult Breakfast  – $2.65, Adult Lunch – $4.10


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