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Morris County USD 417

  • USD 417 Enrollment Information




    New Students - Must enroll in person. All new students will need to attend onsite enrollment on either July 30th or July 31st from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Council Grove Jr/Sr High School commons. 
    Any students who move into USD 417 after July 31st will need to visit the office of the school the student will be attending to complete the enrollment process.

    Returning Students only -  Online enrollment will open up on July 8th and will end on July 26th. If you need assistance with the online enrollment tool between July 8th and July 26th, please contact the district office at 620-767-5192. Any returning students who did not complete the enrollment process online will need to attend the onsite enrollment on July 30th or July 31st.  In order to enroll as a returning student you will need a "snap code". These will be delivered via a mailing as well as email. 

    Free and Reduced Lunch - The application will be done online this year and will go live on July 8th. Click Here to fill out the online application.

    Our goal is to make the enrollment process as convenient as possible while trying to collect all the information necessary to ensure your student has a successful start to the school year. Please ensure that students are enrolled by July 31st. If you have any questions, please contact the district office at 620-767-5192.


    Online Enrollment FAQ

    Student Handbooks

               CGES Parent/Student Handbook

               JH/SH Student Handbook

               PHES Parent/Student Handbook

    Other Enrollment documents

               Proof of Custody

               Request for Student Records

               504 questionnaire

               Proof of Identity

               Insurance Waiver Form

               After School Program (ASP)

               CGES Student Bike Contract

               Safety Interventions

               Calculator Contract - 11th Grade

               Jr-Sr High Booster Club Information



    Technology Documents

               Acceptable Use Procedures (AUP)

               District Technology Guidelines & Procedures

               Chromebook Use Contract

               FERPA and Parent Right Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

               Annual Notice of Authorized Student Data Disclosures

               TCPA opt in

               G Suite for Education Notice to Parents and Guardians


    Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Survey

                Information For Parents

                Overview and FAQs

    Child Nutrition Program:  Your child may be eligible to receive school meals at a reduced price or free.  For information and applications click the links below Free/Reduce Lunch. If you are also interested in free or reduced price textbook fees please complete and sign form Form 3E of Confidentiality. 

               Free/Reduced Lunch Application

               Letter to Household

               Consent Disclosure

               Application Instructions


    Athletics Forms

               Medical Physical

               KSHSAA Concussion Guidelines

               Code Of Conduct


    Health Forms

              Health services page


    Transportation Information

               Transportation Handbook

               Request for Bus Transportation

               After School Athletic Bus Form

               Transportation FAQ

               Past Bus Routes

               Route Map



    2019-2020 fee informaiton

    Reduced or waived fees may be available for students qualifying for reduced or free meals.


    Please use the following fee information:

    Preschool - $0

    Technology Fee Pre-k-12 - $20

    Grades K-8 - $55 (consumable fee and textbook fee)

    Grades 9-12 - $55 (consumable fee and athletic fee)

    Drivers education - $255 (out of district $325) Due by May 1st

    (Additional fees may be charged for workbooks, periodicals, gym uniforms, etc.)

    MEALS -Lunch and breakfast are served at each attendance center beginning the first day of school. Applications for free/reduced lunches are available at each school. Applications will also be mailed to families during the last week in July.

    Lunch prices:  2019-2020
    Preschool - Grade 6 $2.60
    Grades 7 - 12 $2.75
    Student reduced $ .40
    Adult $3.75
    Breakfast prices:
    All Students - $1.60
    Student reduced $.30
    Adult $2.20

    Students under 16 years of age must be in school under Kansas law.
    No pupil will be admitted to kindergarten who does not attain the age of 5 by September 1. Birth certificates must be presented on enrollment. No pupil will be admitted to the first grade who does not attain the age of 6 by September 1, unless attended kindergarten last year. Any person entering Kansas schools for the first time must present a Kansas certification of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, poliomyelitis, mumps, rubella (German measles), and measles (rubeola).


    Council Grove Elementary 8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
    Council Grove Junior Senior High School 8:10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Prairie Heights Elementary School 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.


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  • Junior High Five Period Day

        The enrollment in USD 417 is on the rise!  As you can see in the chart below, over the past two years, the enrollment of USD 417 has experienced a steady increase.  In fact, the enrollment for this school year is higher than it has been since 2009-2010!  This is fantastic news for USD 417, however, it does present some challenges that have to be addressed.  One of the major challenges is class sizes and available staff at the junior high school.  To address this challenge, the administrative team explored numerous scheduling options and presented four options to the board of education.  Of the four options, the most feasible and advantageous option was to move the junior high to a five period day.  I want to stress that the five period day will not operate like the trimester does at the high school.  However, the five period day will align the class periods between the junior high and high school.  This alignment will be beneficial in many ways, as I will explain later in this letter.  In addition, this schedule change is similar to previous middle school schedules, as well as, how English Language Arts is currently being taught in our elementary schools. 

         A few years ago, the district reorganized to be more efficient and better utilize fiscal resources.  Part of that reorganization was moving the junior high to the high school building.  Moving the junior high to the high school building provides numerous advantages for the district, both financially and in terms of opportunities for students.  For example, 8th graders are eligible to take career and technical education electives to explore different career interests.  However, only licensed high school teachers can teach those courses, hence the benefit of having junior high and high school students on the same campus.  This not only increases the opportunities for our students, but having junior high and high school students in the same building also allows the district to share all teachers between the junior high and high school, allowing maximum efficiency financially as well.  The common denominator in making the above a possibility is a common class schedule between the junior high school and the high school.  The new schedule for the junior high and high school allows the above benefits to become a reality! 

        I would like to invite you to attend one of three meetings where the administrative team will be presenting information and better explaining the new schedule for the 2019-2020 school year at Council Grove Junior High School.  We will be meeting on three separate dates; March 7th, March 19th, and March 25th.  All three meetings will start at 7pm and will be held in the commons area at Council Grove Junior/Senior High School.  All three meetings will be the same so you only need to plan to attend one date.  If you have any questions or are not able to attend one of the three meeting dates but would like additional information, please call me at the district office, 620-767-5192. 

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Notice of Non-discrimination:   USD #417 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Aron Dody, 17 S Wood Street, Council Grove, Kansas 66846 (620)767-5192