Welcome to the Registration page for Shawnee Mission School District!
Current Year & Next Year Online Enrollment Now Open
Click on the button to begin your online enrollment.
NOTE: Current SMSD families enrolling a new student please use Skyward Family Access instead.
New Student Enrollment
Click the New Students button if you are one of the following:
Any students NEW to SMSD
Incoming kindergarten student
Former SMSD student who previously attended and withdrew and are now returning
Please be prepared to provide the following documents with your enrollment application:
- Birth Certificate
- Proof of Residence (current lease or mortgage statement AND two current utility bills)
- Immunization Record
- Physical Examination (students 8 years and younger)
- Parent Photo ID
Additional information on physical examinations and immunizations may be found on the Health Services page.
If you need help with New Student Enrollment please contact:
Pre-K Susana Belvedere 913- 993-6441
K-6 Shelly Trenholm 913-993-6464
7-12 Melissa Moore 913-993-6405
Enrollment in Shawnee Mission schools is limited to students whose parent(s) lives in the district. Mere ownership of property does not establish residency. More detailed definitions of residency are provided in the student section of the SMSD Board of Education policy manual (Student Admissions To/Withdrawals From - School Board Policy JBC). Additional explanation of the policy can be provided by building principals.
Residence Provider (Updated 08/04/2020)
In the instance that a student and/or family is living with a resident of the district on a full-time basis, but they are not the homeowner, a residency hearing will be necessary for that student to seek resident status (see COVID-19 exception below). Paperwork must be filled out and notarized in advance of the hearing. This includes providing district required proof of residency from both the homeowner and parent(s). Residence provider packets may be obtained in-person at all school offices or at the links below:
2020-2021 MODIFIED RP - Family living in the home packet
Familia que vive en el hogar con un proveedor de residencia
2020-2021 MODIFIED RP - Juvenile student living with a non-parent packet
Estudiante juvenil que vive con un proveedor de residencia que no es el padre
2020-2021 MODIFIED RP - Adult/emancipated student living in the home packet
Estudiante adulto o emancipado que vive con un proveedor de residencia
Please note: due to COVID-19 and the Governor's executive order delaying the start of school until after Labor Day, an in-person residency hearing will not be required at this time. Once the packet is completed and proof of residency is gathered, proceed to enroll at your student's school. The information will be reviewed by building administration for approval. For school enrollment questions, please contact the school you are planning to attend. They will be most able to assist you.
If you have further questions, please contact the Residency Office at 913-993-7986.
Tuition and Transfer Students
Students living in Kansas, but not within the district's boundaries, may attend Shawnee Mission schools if an Out- of-District transfer request has been submitted and approved based on Out-of-District transfer criteria. (See Transfer procedure handbook below). Out-of-District transfer students will pay tuition based on the district's per-pupil expenditure, which varies each year. If you are moving in or out of the district, be sure to check with the building principal in your area regarding your residency status. The general policy of the school district requires a student to attend the school designated for the attendance area in which he or she lives.
However, under certain circumstances, a student may be allowed to transfer to a school in a different attendance area. Transfers are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to space availability from year to year. The district does not supply transportation for transfer students. Review the board policy.
(Student Admissions To/Withdrawals From - School Board Policy JBC)
Additional information and details regarding the transfer request process can be found:
- Shawnee Mission School District Student Transfer Procedures 2021-22 handbook
- Shawnee Mission School District Student Transfer Procedures 2021-22 handbook Spanish
Out-of-state resident: Any child who was a resident of another state, who had reached the age of eligibility to enter kindergarten in that state, and who attended kindergarten in that state is eligible to attend kindergarten in Kansas, regardless of his or her age. Any child who was a resident of another state and has completed a kindergarten course maintained by a public school district or an accredited private, denominational, or parochial school will be eligible to enter first grade, regardless of his or her age.
Kansas resident: Any child who resides in the district and who will reach the age of 5 on or before August 31 of any school year is eligible to attend kindergarten that year. Any child who resides in the district and will reach the age of 6 on or before August 31 of any school year is eligible to attend first grade that year.