Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment for 2024-2025 is NOW OPEN!

We are thrilled that enrollment is now open for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year in the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD)!

We encourage all in our district to share this information with any families in our community who have a child who is Pre-K or Kindergarten age.

Click here to learn more about Pre-Kindergarten in the Shawnee Mission School District

Click here to learn more about Kindergarten

How to Enroll

Online enrollment for Pre-K and Kindergarten opens at 8 a.m. on January 8, 2024. Click here for enrollment links, which are live as of Jan. 8.

Please note that the application must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer or a tablet. It will not work on your mobile phone. If you do not have access to one of these devices, please make an appointment to enroll in person. For Kindergarten enrollment, please contact your area school. If you are unsure what school your child will attend, please use School Finder.

For Pre-K enrollment, please contact the Early Childhood department at 913-993-6441.

This online enrollment:

●         Allows families to complete the enrollment application for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten

●         Provides for early enrollment, helping to ensure a student’s placement within the Pre-K program, which has a limited number of slots. (Note:  all necessary documentation must be submitted before enrollment is finalized.)

●         Allows the district to begin planning a welcome for our incoming early learners to our schools

 About Starting Pre-K in the SMSD

To be able to enroll for Pre-Kindergarten, children must be four years old on or before Aug. 31, 2024 (but not Kindergarten eligible). Click here to read more about enrollment requirements.

Pre-Kindergarten is a half-day program in Shawnee Mission. Fee and no-fee options will be offered in the 2024-2025 school year. Sessions are held from 8:10–10:55 a.m. and 12:25-3:10 p.m.

Wraparound care options are available at some sites through Johnson County Park and Recreation and YMCA. For more information regarding site locations and programming, enrollment steps, and availability:

Johnson County Park and Recreation link

YMCA link

About Starting Kindergarten in the SMSD

A child must be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2024 to enroll in Kindergarten, by state law.

SMSD offers free, full-day Kindergarten for every student. The elementary school day takes place from 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Kindergarten Kickoff events will be held in every SMSD elementary school in the spring of 2024. Individual schools will share information about exact times and event formats with incoming families and on individual school websites.  At these events, students and families are able to spend time in the school and learn more about the Kindergarten experience.

Our school communities look forward to welcoming future Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students and we are excited to work with families in support of each child’s success.

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  • Students will be counted tardy AM if they arrive between 8:10 and 8:45 am
  • Students will be counted absent Period 1 if they arrive after 8:45 am
  • Students will be counted tardy PM if they leave between 2:15 and 3:10 pm
  • Students will be counted absent Period 2 if they leave before 2:15 pm
  • Any absence of less than 3 hours will be counted absent 1/2 day
  • Any absence of more than 3 hours will be counted as absent full day
  • Arrive or Leave for the day between the hours of 11:10 am - 12:10 am will be a full day absence (students will have missed 3 hours of school)

**Parents or legal guardians are expected to call our attendance line 913-993-3388 or email to report daily absences, late arrivals or early dismissals. 

If a call is not received, we will attempt to call home to locate the absent student.  If no contact is made within 48 hours, the absence will be counted as unexcused.

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