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Enrollment

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Welcome to Derby Public Schools, we are so glad you chose our district!

**Important 2024-2025 Enrollment Information**

New for the 2024-2025 school year, Kansas law requires school districts to allow non-resident students to enroll in and attend the schools of a district if the board’s capacity determination finds there are open seats, provided they are in good standing. (Based on BOE Policy JBCC and the district’s Non-Resident Enrollment Report.) 

2024-2025 In-Person Enrollment Dates

Elementary

July 18, 8AM-3PM
July 22, 12-7PM

Middle School

July 18, 11AM-7PM
July 22, 7:30AM-3:30PM

High School

July 24, 10AM-6PM
July 25, 9AM-4PM

New to Derby Public Schools?

If you are entering Derby Public Schools for the first time, you will go to your new school to enroll in person. To find out the school your child is assigned to, visit our Transportation Department page and click on the Address Locator tool. It is essential that you bring the following items with you to enrollment:

  • Birth Certificate: If a birth certificate is not available, schools will accept a hospital certificate of birth, a visa or passport, a certified transcript from another school district or a court order that shows the birth date and places the student with the Department for Children and Families. Students may enter kindergarten if they are five years old on or before August 31, 2024. Students may enroll in first grade if they will be six years old on or before August 31, 2024.
  • Proof of Residency: Please bring a utility bill (water/gas/electric) that verifies you live within the district boundaries.
  • Health Assessment: A current health assessment is strongly encouraged for all students. Consult your child’s healthcare provider to obtain and complete a health assessment. Return this information to the school nurse.
  • Immunization Requirements: Official, valid immunization documentation is required by law. The official school exclusion day for non-compliance of immunizations is September 3, 2024.