Kindergarten Kick-Off 2022

Welcome to the Shawnee Mission School District!  We are already looking forward to next fall and the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

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

2022-23 Enrollment Now Open

new student  enrollment (for families new to the district)

skyward family access (for families with students already in the district)

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 4 and 20.  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).


2022 SMSD Kindergarten Kick-Off Dates

Apache IS ….. April 12

Nieman ….. April 12

Belinder ….. April 5

Oak Park-Carpenter ….. April 12

Bluejacket-Flint ….. April 12

Overland Park ….. April 12

Briarwood ….. April 7

Pawnee ….. April 12

Broken Arrow ….. April 12

Prairie ….. April 7

Brookridge ….. April 12

Ray Marsh ….. April 12

Brookwood ….. April 12

Rhein Benninghoven ….. April 12

Christa McAuliffe ….. April 13

Rising Star ….. April 13

Comanche ….. April 13

Roesland ….. April 12

Corinth ….. April 7

Rosehill ….. April 12

Crestview ….. April 12

Rushton ….. April 7

East Antioch ….. April 7

Santa Fe Trail ….. April 7

Highlands ….. April 13

Shawanoe ….. April 7

John Diemer….. April 12

Sunflower ….. April 7

Lenexa Hills ….. April 7

Tomahawk ….. April 19

Merriam Park ….. April 12

Trailwood ….. April 13

Mill Creek ….. April 7

Westwood View ….. April 19


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