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District Enrollment Procedures and Links

Emporia Public Schools

 

Student & Family Resources Office

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

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

Miriam Mejia-Herrera
Student & Family Resource Secretary
Heather Wagner
Student & Family Resource Specialist
Patricia Saenz-Reyes
Migrant Services Specialist

Parents and Guardians, please complete the Google form for each new/returning student you plan to enroll.

  • To complete the pre-registration forms for New and Returning Student Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year (1st grade and older only) please call 620-341-2396.
  • For Kindergarten and Preschool use the links on the front page of the website usd253.org.
  • Please email any enrollment documents to community.relations@usd253.net. (Required documents include birth certificate, immunization records, physical exam, and student records from student’s previous school.)  All documents must be submitted within 30 days of enrollment.

Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is available by appointment.

If you are new to the Emporia School district, please contact Mary Herbert Education Center at 620-341-2396 to make an appointment. Our office is located at 1700 W. 7th Avenue and we are open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please allow at least 30 minutes to enroll each student. (To enroll, an appointment is REQUIRED and due to space only one family member will be admitted into the enrollment room.)  To streamline the enrollment process please complete the pre-registration forms.  Once the form is submitted, a representative from the Enrollment Office will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Click here to complete the 2022-2023 pre-registration enrollment forms.

The following information is required for new students and must be submitted within 30 days of enrollment.  Documents can be submitted by emailing community.relations@usd253.net:

  • 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. To determine what elementary school your student will attend, please use the links below.

Requests to transfer from out-of-district or to attend an attendance center at another Emporia neighborhood school (in-district) may be considered.  For a student to be considered for a transfer of attendance for the current school year, please complete the appropriate link below and contact the enrollment office by calling 620-341-2396.  Out-of-district transfer requests must be approved by the receiving school’s principal and in-district transfer requests must be approved by both the boundary school principal and the receiving school principal.  A variety of factors will be reviewed to determine if a student’s request to transfer will be approved.  A link to request a transfer of attendance center (elementary) will be posted below in March, the deadline for requests is July 1st for the upcoming school year.

Transfer Request Links:

 

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, along with many community partners and individuals,  has generously donated all school supplies for all students Pre-K through 12th grade for the current 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 their community partners 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 – $10
Unpaid technology and negative meal account fees from previous years will be collected during enrollment.
Required activity fee – Grades 6-12 – $10

Optional Fees

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

2022-2023 Meal Prices – 

Free and Reduced Meal Program – The federal government allowed schools to offer free meals to all students during the pandemic, however, Congress did not extend this benefit for the 2022-2023 school year.  Families that are eligible for free or reduced-price meals must apply to receive them.  All other students must pay full price for their meals.  The application process for free and reduced meals is available after July 1. A link to apply is part of the enrollment process for Emporia Public Schools.

Breakfast K-8 – $2.20, Breakfast 9-12 – $2.20
Lunch K-8 – $3.20, Lunch 9-12 – $3.40
Adult Breakfast  – $2.85, Adult Lunch – $4.40

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