Registration for Returning Students

Returning student registration for the upcoming school year is now available! Completing this process fulfills our annual residency verification expectation and ensures we have accurate emergency contact information for each student.

Step 1: Application for Free or Reduced Priced Meals through the USDA

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who qualify. A household of four with a total household monthly pre-tax take-home income of $4086.00, or $49,025 annually, would qualify for benefits. Household size is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The total household income is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income. Click here for more information on eligibility.

All student meals are free for the 2021-2022 school year, so why should a family apply for free or reduced priced meals? Getting approved for the program now ensures families will not see a disruption in free or reduced priced meals when the current USDA pandemic provisions expire or funding for the program ends. There are many other important benefits for qualified students and their communities.

  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefit payments - most recently up to $129.58 per month.
  • Reduced fees for some student activities.
  • Discounted musical instrument rental.
  • College scholarships.
  • Reduced technology fees.
  • Discounts on college application fees.
  • Discounts for SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement course fees, and other course fees.
  • Additional funding for school and district special programs, including equipment and supplies, tutoring programs, internet access, and network services.

Click here to begin the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Step 2: PowerSchool Parent Portal for Residency Verification and Emergency Contact Information

Parents/guardians should complete registration for returning students online by August 3 or attend the Registration and Residency Verification event at South Middle School on August 4 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Our support team will be at the event and will be able to help you complete the registration process and answer any questions.

Click here to go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to begin the returning student registration process.

  • After logging into the Parent Portal, select the student you wish to register along the top navigation bar.
  • Select the Student Registration Icon on the left side for 2021-2022.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Select Begin Forms.

To complete the registration process on PowerSchool, please have a current utility bill (service from June or July) available. Please submit images from both sides of the utility bill to ensure the service address and parent/guardian name are included.

Residency can be verified with one of the following utility bills if in the name of the parent/guardian:

Spire natural gas bill, Evergy electric bill, or water bill are accepted. The utility bill must include the residence address and the name of the parent/guardian. June or July bill statements only and no final or disconnect notices will be accepted.

Anyone who successfully completes this information online does NOT need to attend the Registration and Residency Event on August 4 at South Middle School from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM.

Students become eligible to receive a class placement and/or a class schedule after the registration process is completed.

Notices for any middle school and high school back-to-school payments will be sent to parents in August. 

*Elementary and early childhood students do not have fees associated with the back-to-school process.


Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Click the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the Sign In page to reset your password. If you are still having trouble, email our registration helpdesk at [email protected].

Do I have to answer all the questions?
No, but some questions are marked "Required" and must be answered before you can submit your form.

What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change prior to submitting the form, you can either navigate back to the page using the “Prev” and “Next” buttons, or if you are on the Review page select the underlined field. If you have already submitted the form you will need to contact your student’s school beginning August 2 so they can make the changes for you.

I’ve completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished entering your information select “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot select this button you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes. You will need to provide information that is specific to each child. We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. This will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

Annual Returning Student Registration and
New Student Enrollment Event

WHEN:   Wednesday, August 4

TIME:  11:00 am to 7:00 pm

LOCATION:  South Middle School
901 SW Ryan Road, Grain Valley

If you have completed the returning student registration through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you do not need to attend this event. However, if parents prefer to prove residency in person or need help with the online process for verifying emergency contact information, please plan to attend this event. 
Computers will also be available if you are unable to complete the online process from your device.

2021-2022 School Supply Lists

School Supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year are now available.

Click here to find your student's supply list.

School supplies for all Kindergarten students will be supplied by Valley Community Church!

School Lunch Deposits
If you would like to make a School Lunch Deposit for your student to purchase a la carte items you can do so by visiting the MySchoolBucks website.

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