Enrollment Information

Online Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year:

Online enrollment for returning students (1st Grade through 12th Grade) to USD 428 is open beginning July 15, 2020. To begin the enrollment process, please log-in to your FAMILY ACCESS powered by Skyward.

Before enrolling, parents/guardians are encouraged to review USD 428's RESTART PLAN for the 2020-2021 school year. This plan provides details about additional safety measures and health protocol to protect our staff and students, as well as the specifics of two learning models available - One-site Learning or Remote Learning.

On-Site Enrollment

On-site enrollment is required for new students to USD 428. Returning students are also welcome to enroll on-site if preferred. Masks will be required to visit the buildings on these enrollment dates and capacity in the building will be limited.

Elementary School Enrollment

  • August 4 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • August 5 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Great Bend Middle School Enrollment

  • August 4 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • August 5 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Great Bend High School Enrollment

  • August 4 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • August 5 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Registration for Kindergarten / Preschool

Pre-registration is now open for Kindergarten at all elementary buildings, as well as 3 & 4 year-old Preschool at Riley Elementary. Parents/guardians should connect with their child's future attendance center to complete pre-enrollment information before May 29, 2020.

Building Directory - Click Here

Online enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year will open for all students in July 15, 2020.


Online enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year is scheduled to open in July. Parents/guardians of current students will receive information via email.

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