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KCPS hosts enrollment fair for new students

KCPS
Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 09:14:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Public Schools district is hosting its enrollment fair for new students for the upcoming school year.

The fair runs through Thursday, July 18 at the Board of Education's enrollment center.

On Wednesday, the fair is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Enrollment Director Garrett Webster said he expects to see high numbers in enrollment for this school year.

"We're expecting a lot," Webster said. "We're excited about our gains and our APR scores, getting our full accreditation points so we're looking for students coming back home to Kansas City Public Schools."

The district rolled out its new online enrollment system last year. And since then, Webster said he's seen more families enrolling online.

"We had a lot of families that applied online, skipped the line, applied online and got everything done," Webster said.

Webster said the enrollment fair provides an added layer of assistance if needed.

"Having the kiosk here at our BOE building has made it easier for parents," Webster said. "So not everyone is well versed in having computer skills and that's OK. We're here,. We have staff to help all day long and so we invite them to come on down - don't let it be a burden, or barrier."

Anyone attenting the fair will need the following documents to enroll their student:

Kindergarten – 12th Grade:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Student's current immunization record
  3. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
  4. Previous school records, including transcript, behavior and attendance for grades 1through 6
  5. Two forms of proof of residency

Pre-K:

  1. Enrollment application
  2. Student's verification of birth (Birth Certificate)
  3. Student's current immunization record
  4. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
  5. Two forms of proof of residency.
  6. Proof of income:
    • Two current pay stubs
    • Current TANF award letter
    • Current SSI verification
    • Unemployment letter
    • Current 1040A tax form with W-2's, (employer letter on company letterhead, notarized letter from employer)
    • Child support letter

For questions about enrollment, contact the enrollment center at 816-418-7505, or email admissions@kcpublicschools.org