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New Students: New students must enroll in person. To make the enrollment process faster you can go through the pre-enrollment process starting on July 4th at our pre-registration portal. All new students will need to attend onsite enrollment on either July 28th or July 29th 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 29th will need to visit the office of the school the student will be attending to complete the enrollment process.

Returning Students: For returning students only, online enrollment will open up on July 4th and will end on July 22nd. If you need assistance with the online enrollment tool between July 4th and July 22nd, please contact the district office at 620-767-5192. Any returning students who do not complete the enrollment process online between July 4th and July 22nd will need to attend the onsite enrollment at the CGJSHS Commons Area between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on July 28th or July 29th. 

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 28th or July 29th 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: Congress did not extend school meal waivers, so school meals will no longer be available to ALL
students free of charge. Again, the waiver authority to provide free meals for all students expired at the end of SY 2021-22. Students who do not qualify for free meals will be charged for each meal they take at the beginning of SY 2022-2023. The Free and Reduced Meal Application will be used again to determine your household's eligibility for free or reduced price meals. For more information, please view this Q&A document about 2022-2023 School Meals from the Kansas State Department of Education. 

2022-2023 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 29th. 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), at registration@cgrove417.org, or by messaging the USD 417 Morris County Facebook page. 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 Procedures (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.



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