Enrollment Information

Online Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year:

Although school is in session, new students are welcome to enroll in Great Bend Public Schools. Please view the School Boundaries Map to determine where you should enroll your child.

Please visit your student's future attendance center to initiate the enrollment process, or call the District Education Center for more information, 620-793-1500.

2021 - 2022 Enrollment

Pre-Enrollment for Kindergarten / Preschool

Pre-registration for Kindergarten and Preschool will open on April 21, 2021. Families are encouraged to attend our Preschool & Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment Information Fair at the Great Bend Events Center to meet staff, learn about academic programs, and complete necessary student paperwork. Parents/guardians should connect with their child's future attendance center to complete pre-enrollment information before May 29, 2021.

Preschool & Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment Information Fair

Kindergarten Information

Online Enrollment for 2021-2022

Online enrollment for all students will open in July of 2021.


New Families to Our Schools:

Our goal is to make your transition into Great Bend Schools a positive experience!

We have friendly staff at each building prepared to help our new students get settled comfortably into our schools. Students new to the district should register for admission as soon as possible by going to the school building. At the school building you will be asked to provide a proof of residence, complete the necessary paper/computer work and pay school fees.

If you have questions about which elementary school your child will attend, please consult the boundary map, or call our District Education Center at 620-793-1500.

Age Requirements:

Kdg: 5 years of age on or before August 31

What you will need:

  • Proof of Address: Acceptable documents include a current utility bill (gas, water or electric) showing the student’s address, or a current rental or purchase agreement. If these documents are not available, an affidavit signed by the parent or the enrolling adult will be accepted.

  • Proof of Name and Age: Acceptable documents include birth certificate, baptismal certificate, family Bibles that dutifully record births and deaths, or other hospitals documents or certificates. An affidavit filled out by the enrolling adult, attesting to the child’s name and age, will also be accepted.

  • Kansas Certification of Immunization: Kansas requires all children entering school for the first time in Kansas to provide their immunization records prior to admission to and attendance at a public school. A health assessment is now required for school entry for children through 8 years of age who have not previously enrolled in a Kansas school. View immunization requirements here.

Enrollment Information for Returning Students:

A District-wide enrollment period takes place during the month of July and early August each year as it is necessary for our student records to be updated with current student demographics and permission forms, along with collecting the yearly enrollment fees. Online enrollment is required for all returning and preregistered students.

Great Bend USD 428 offers Online Enrollment, which allows you to complete the enrollment process in the comfort of your own home. All returning and pre-registered students are required to enroll online. Fees may be paid online or returned by mail or in person to the District Education Center. Any outstanding fees must be paid prior to enrollment.

No computer or internet access at home? No problem! Computers and printers are available for enrollment at these public locations:

USD 428 District Education Center - 201 S Patton Road

Great Bend Public Library - 1409 Williams Street

*Documents to Read before completing Online Enrollment

Additional Forms and Information

The district will pay mileage reimbursement to the rural families with children in grades K-12, living outside the city limits of Great Bend and 2.5 miles or more from their designated school (by way of the shortest route).


Immunization Information

Consent Forms


Food Service

Applications for reduced price or free meals can now be completed online, Click Here. Paper copies can be picked up at the following locations:

  • USD 428 District Office - 201 S. Patton Rd. -7am - 4pm - Ongoing

  • Food Service Office - 2201 Broadway - 8am - 12pm - Ongoing

  • Neighborhood School Office - 8am - 3pm - after August 1

To request school meal modification - Contact: Food Service - 2201 Broadway - (620) 793-1540

Click Here - Food and Nutrition Information