Kindergarten Kick-Off 2021

Welcome to the Shawnee Mission School District!  We are already looking forward to next fall and the start of the 2021-22 school year.

If you haven’t already done so, please click the button below to begin the online enrollment process for your student.

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Kindergarten Kick-Offs are evening events hosted at each elementary school.  This event gives families of incoming kindergarteners the opportunity to learn about Kindergarten in the Shawnee Mission School District.  Events are held at all elementary schools between April 12 and 23.  See below for your school's Kick-Off date. Due to Covid-19, appropriate safety measures will be in place for all Kindergarten Kick-Off events.  Please follow specific direction from your home area school regarding the event.

What you need to know about Kindergarten Kick-Off:

  • Per the state of Kansas, children must be age 5 on or before August 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment.
  • At Kindergarten Kick-Off information nights, parents and guardians will finalize the enrollment process if necessary, ask questions, meet the principal, and hear from teachers about what students will learn in Kindergarten.
  • Children may participate in fun activities and should attend.


Take with you to Kindergarten Kick-Off:

  • Any required paperwork not already submitted to the school office (birth certificate, immunization records, physical examination, proof of residency – mortgage statement/tax bill/lease agreement AND two current utility bills, parent photo ID).


2021 SMSD Kindergarten Kick-Off Dates

Apache IS ….. April 15

Nieman ….. April 15

Belinder ….. April 15

Oak Park-Carpenter ….. April 15

Bluejacket-Flint ….. April 15

Overland Park ….. April 15

Briarwood ….. April 15

Pawnee ….. April 14

Broken Arrow ….. April 15

Prairie ….. April 15

Brookridge ….. April 14

Ray Marsh ….. April 13

Brookwood ….. April 13

Rhein Benninghoven ….. April 15

Christa McAuliffe ….. April 15

Rising Star ….. April 13

Comanche ….. April 15

Roesland ….. April 15

Corinth ….. April 22

Rosehill ….. April 13

Crestview ….. April 20

Rushton ….. April 20

East Antioch ….. April 15

Santa Fe Trail ….. April 15

Highlands ….. April 15

Shawanoe ….. April 15

John Diemer….. April 15

Sunflower ….. April 20

Lenexa Hills ….. April 15

Tomahawk ….. April 20

Merriam Park ….. April 14

Trailwood ….. April 14

Mill Creek ….. April 15

Westwood View ….. April 15


If you have questions regarding Kindergarten Kick-Off, please contact your home area school.