Quick Links
Skip to main contentSkip to navigation

Morris County USD 417

  • Transportation

    read more
  • Kansas KEEP



    read more
  • Superintendent's Message

    Interim Superintendent Selected for USD 378 – News Radio KMAN



    Welcome to the Morris County District Website.  

    It is an exciting time to serve the members of the community and schools in this new capacity as                            
    interim superintendent. Working closely with members of our community to build a great
    place to raise children and provide for their future is a great responsibility and challenge that
    I look forward to embracing.

    My door will always be open as I enjoy opportunities to visit, listen, and learn from others. Feel free to stop by the district office,
    I would love to meet you and say Hi!

    We are “Developing Lifelong Learners.” To achieve this goal the district strives to provide the highest-quality educational experiences possible through positive leadership, quality academics, and a variety of opportunities for graduates. We base all decisions on what is in the best interest of students.

    Student success will continue to be at the forefront of everything we do. We do not look at our students as a whole, rather, we focus on the strengths, needs, and dreams of every child, every day. In each building, we pride ourselves on developing positive and meaningful relationships with students and families first and then focusing on high academic achievement and the development of skills for success.

    Stay focused, stay consistent, stay positive and Keep Moving Forward!

    Nancy Meyer, Interim Superintendent



    read more
  • USD 417 2023-2024 Enrollment Information





    New Students: New students, defined as those students who are entirely new to the district or those who are returning to USD 417 after having transferred out, must enroll in person at Onsite Enrollment unless their parent/guardian already has a PowerSchool Parent Portal account with USD 417 from another student and/or school year. To make the new student enrollment process faster you can go through the pre-enrollment process starting on July 5th at our pre-registration portal - all new students, regardless of whether they are returning to USD 417 after having transferred out or whether their parent/guardian has an established USD 417 Parent Portal account, must use the pre-registration portal and complete the New Student enrollment forms.

    Again, all new students (whose parents/guardians do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account with USD 417 from another student and/or school year) will need to attend onsite enrollment on either July 27th or July 28th between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Council Grove Jr/Sr High School commons. Any students who move into USD 417 after July 28th will need to visit the office of the school the student will be attending to complete the enrollment process.

    Returning Students: For returning students (and now new students whose parents/guardians already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account with USD 417 from another student and/or school year), online enrollment will open up on July 5th and will end on July 28th. If you need assistance with the online enrollment tool between July 5th and July 28th, please contact the district office at 620-767-5192. Any returning students who do not complete the enrollment process online between July 5th and July 28th will need to visit the office of the school the student will be attending to complete the enrollment process. 

    Both New and Returning students will enroll through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you are the parent/guardian of a returning student, you will already have a Parent Portal account because one was needed to complete your student's enrollment last year - if you forgot your username or password, please use the Parent Portal link above, click "Forgot Username or Password?," and follow the prompts to recover access to your account. If you are the parent/guardian of a new student, please use the Pre-Registration Portal link above to pre-register your student - an administrator will review the information you submit, and you will be notified at the email address you provide whether your student's pre-registration has been approved or rejected. If your student's pre-registration is approved, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, which you will use at onsite enrollment on July 27th or July 28th to complete the rest of the enrollment process in person - here's a short video from PowerSchool which shows the account creation process. Having a Parent Portal already set up will reduce the amount of time a parent/guardian of a new student will need to spend at onsite enrollment.

    Free and Reduced Lunch: The Free and Reduced Meal Application will be used again to determine your household's eligibility for free or reduced price meals. Like last year, a link to the state's online Free and Reduced Lunch Application will be presented to parents/guardians as they're completing their new or returning student enrollment forms via the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Hard copies of the Free and Reduced Meal Application are available upon request. For more information, please contact Becky Shearer at 620-767-6763 or bshearer@cgrove417.org

    2023-2024 Fee Information: Please use the following fee information:

    Preschool Enrollment Fees: $0

    Grades K-12 Enrollment Fee: 

    • $75 (full-pay status)
    • $40 (reduced status)
    • $0 (free status)

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

    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 28th. If you have any questions, please contact the district office at 620-767-5192.

    Enrollment Support - If you encounter any issues at all, or if you have any questions about the enrollment process, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance at the USD 417 District Office (620-767-5192) or at registration@cgrove417.org. We can guide you through every step of the enrollment process, and we can solve almost any issue you might have with the online enrollment forms or your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Should you encounter a technical issue outside of our scope, we can refer you to the appropriate product support team.

              Parent/Guardian Guide to Enrollment Express

               PowerSchool Parent Portal - Account Setup Instructions

                SchoolMessenger Contact Manager Guide - manage which of your student's contacts receives messages (and what types of             messages: phone call/text/email) through the district's automated notification system by using the SchoolMessenger Contact             Manager in your PowerSchool Parent Portal

    Student Handbooks

               CGES Parent/Student Handbook

               CGJSHS 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

               Out-of-District Attendance Request Form


    Technology Documents

               Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

               District Technology Policies & Procedures

               Chromebook Use Contract

               FERPA and Parent Right Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

                    Video explaining FERPA from US Dept of ED

               Annual Notice of Authorized Student Data Disclosures

               TCPA opt in

               G Suite for Education Notice to Parents and Guardians


    VIBE Surveys

                ESSDACK Student Survey

                Safe and Responsive Schools Student Survey            


    mySAEBRS Survey

                Description and General Information

                mySAEBRS Survey

    Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Survey

                Information For Parents

                Overview and FAQs


    Child Nutrition Program 

               Meal Storage and Heating Instructions


    Athletics Forms

               Medical Physical

               KSHAA Recommended Concussion & Head Injury Information Release Form

               USD 417 Athletics Code of Conduct


    Health Forms

              Health Services Page


    Transportation Information

               Transportation Handbook   

               Transportation FAQs

               Previous Year's Bus Routes and Stops

               Previous Year's Route Maps


    2022-2023 School Supply Lists

               Preschool School Supply List

               CGES School Supply List

               PHES School Supply List

               CGJSHS School Supply List


    Legal Requirements

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


    Bell Schedules
    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.



    read more
  • 2023-2024 Student Calendar

    read more
  • Free Breakfast For USD 417 Students

    read more
  • Kansas Assessment Program - 2021 Parent Guide

    read more
Previous FeatureNext Feature
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: Nancy L. Meyer, 17 S Wood Street, Council Grove, Kansas 66846 (620)767-5192