Enrollment

Welcome to the Registration page for Shawnee Mission School District!

Current Year 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

  • Pre-K 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

Residency Requirements  
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 (RP)
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 verification hearing will be necessary for that student to seek resident status. Paperwork must be filled out and notarized in advance of the hearing. This includes providing 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:

2021-2022 RP family living in the home packet.pdf
2021-2022 RP family living in the home packet SPANISH.pdf

2021-2022 RP juvenile living in the home with a non-parent packet.pdf
2021-2022 RP juvenile living in the home with a non-parent packet SPANISH.pdf

2021-2022 RP adult student packet.pdf
2021-2022 RP adult student packet SPANISH.pdf

Once the packet is completed and proof of residency documents are gathered, proceed to enroll at your student's school. The information will be reviewed by building administration for approval, however, it may also be referred to the Residency Office for additional review and approval. The district reserves the right to request residency verification and updated proof of residency periodically up to and including a formal residency hearing at any time.

If you have further questions, please contact:
SMSD 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:

Age Requirements
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.