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First Stop Enrollment Center

First Stop Enrollment Center
2112 1st Avenue  |  Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone (620) 471-2117  |  Fax (620) 227-1764

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  |  Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The staff at First Stop welcomes you and your family to visit our enrollment center.  USD 443 offers a new approach to enrollment.  Listed below are answers to questions most commonly asked.

What is First Stop?

First Stop is the enrollment center for Dodge City Public Schools. It simplifies the process of enrolling children into school.  First Stop will process and complete all forms necessary for your child to attend school as soon as possible, grades K-12.

All students, grades K-12 who are new to USD 443 must register at First Stop Enrollment Center. Students grades K-5 choose first, second, and third choice schools. Assignment will be made at the 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 first choice school.)

What is First Stop’s Focus?

To assist all families with school age children, who are new to Dodge City, families with children entering school for the first time, and/or families wishing to transfer their child/children from one school to another within the district.

What documents do I need to bring to enroll my child?

Parents need to bring their child’s birth certificate, and current immunization record and parent/guardian ID. A social security number is not required, but if your child has one please bring it.  A current physical will be required for all new enrollees under the age of 9.

A parent or legal guardian must be present. Please bring identification. 

Order a birth certificate from the State of Kansas or any other state


What types of services are offered at First Stop?First Stop Enrollment

 Enrollment for children in Kindergarten through 12th Grade

 School Choice for new and transferring students

 Free & Reduced Lunch Forms Available

 Transportation forms for bus services for new students

 Referral  for qualified Migrant families

 Request for transcripts/records from previous schools

 Families receive information about Dodge City & the Dodge City School District

 School Supply Lists

 USD 443 Calendars

 After school program information

 Student Health Insurance Information – HSR & KanCare

 Uniform Information for DCMS & CMS

 Birth Certificate Applications available for every state

 Guardian/Parental Consent Forms (Notary)