Registration for Returning Students

Registration for Returning Students

Families must provide proof of residency and verify emergency contact information through an online registration process prior to the start of the new school year.

Returning student registration for the 2024-2025 school year is available on July 23rd, 2024! Completing this process fulfills our annual residency verification expectation and ensures we have accurate emergency contact information for each student. Registration must be complete by Friday, August 9th. 

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 $4,810.00, or $57,720.00 annually, would qualify for benefits. Household size is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, and or 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.

Although pandemic provisions expired there are many other important benefits for qualified students and their communities.

Click here to begin the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Free and Reduced Lunch

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

Parents/guardians should complete registration for returning students online by August 9th. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact your the school your student(s) will be attending for assistance.  

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 Returning Student Registration Icon on the left side.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions (if prompted).
  • Click Next at the bottom to begin advancing through the form.

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.

This information must be completed online. There will be no in person residency events for the 2024-2025 school year. 

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, either call or email your student's school.

Each school has its own residency portal--email addresses for each school are below:

Early Childhood Center: [email protected]

Matthews Elementary: [email protected]

Prairie Branch Elementary: [email protected]

Sni-A-Bar Elementary: [email protected]

Stony Point Elementary: [email protected]

South Middle School: [email protected]

North Middle School: [email protected]

High School: [email protected]

I participated in Kindergarten registration in the spring. Do I need to fill out the forms again?
If none of your information has changed, no. Please reach out to the building where your child will attend and ask them to put your record on hold. This will stop the automated emails.

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 4 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.
2024-2025 School Supply Lists

School Supply lists for the 2024-2025 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.

Valley Kids Before and After School Program
Online registration for the Valley Kids Before and After School program for the 2024-2025 school year is now available. You can enroll your student by clicking the link here. 

For more information about Valley Kids, please visit the "Before and After School Program"  under "Programs & Services" on the "For Families" tab.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your child's school building. 

  • Grain Valley High School (grades 9-12) -  (816) 847-5000 x8
  • North Middle School (grades 6-8) - (816) 994-4800 x1
  • South Middle School (grades 6-8) - (816) 229-3499 x4
  • Matthews Elementary (grades K-5) - (816) 229-4870 x1
  • Prairie Branch Elementary (grades K-5) - (816) 847-5070 x1
  • Sni-A-Bar Elementary (grades K-5) - (816) 847-5020 x1
  • Stony Point Elementary (grades K-5) - (816) 847-7800 x1
  • Early Childhood Center (pre-K) - (816) 994-4901
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