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First Stop Enrollment Center


First Stop Enrollment Center


2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration now postponed until further notice.  If you have scheduled an appointment, you will be contacted by phone. In the meantime, please sign up for E-Notes located on district home page to receive school announcements by text or email.  Thank you for your continued patience. 






 2019-2020 School Year

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Welcome to USD 443

Dodge City Public Schools 

First Stop Enrollment Center

All students, grades K-12 who are new to USD 443 must register at First Stop Enrollment Center. Students grades K-5 choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice schools. (Assignment will be made at time of registration.)  If space is not currently available at your school choice, students will be assigned to an available school and placed on a waiting list for your 1st choice school.

6th-8th Grade Placement:

Students new to the district, will be assigned to a middle school based on available classroom space at the time of enrollment. Consideration for placement shall include maintaining a balanced enrollment between the two middle schools and the placement of K-5 siblings. 

Current USD 443 students will be assigned to a middle school from the feeder schools as follows:

Comanche Middle School: Beeson, Central, Ross, Soule and Wilroads Gardens.

Dodge City Middle School: Linn, Miller, Northwest, Sunnyside.

First Stop Enrollment Center is located in The Learning Center at 308 W. Frontview Rd. Dodge City, KS   (Next to Water's Hardware Store)

Phone: (620) 471-2117 or 471-2111  Fax: (620) 227-1764

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM  and Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM  (No appt necessary; the last enrollment of the day will be taken at 4:30 Mon-Thurs. and 3:30 on Friday)

Important Note: Students MUST BE 5 years old ON or BEFORE AUGUST 31, 2019,  to attend kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year in the State of Kansas.

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Please bring the following documents to First Stop at time of registration:
  • Birth certificate                                          
  • Immunization Record
  • Social Security Number (Optional)
  • A physical is required for students under the age of 9 or those enrolling for the first time                              

          A parent or legal guardian must be present. (Please bring Identification)       


To order a BIRTH CERTIFICATE from the State of Kansas (link above)

To order a BIRTH CERTIFICATE for any other State, clink the link below:



       Following are some of the services available at 1st Stop:     

  • Uniform Information for Dodge City Middle School & Comanche Middle School
  • Migrant Program Referral
  • Birth Certificate Applications available for every State
  • Guardian/Parental Consent Forms (notary)
  • DCHS Course Catalogs (also available on-line)   
  • Pay School Fees      

Please call (620)471-2117 or (620)471-2111 for more information.
First Stop Fax Number: (620) 227-1764

Email   for FIRST STOP ENROLLMENT information





USD 443 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, military status, primary language, and/or disability.  This non-discrimination policy applies to admission, employment, programs, activities, and providing equal access to Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the Career and Technical (vocational) and/or other educational programs of the school.








The Learning Center