First Stop Enrollment Center



    2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

    March 21-April 20, 2018

    Call to schedule an appointment beginning  March 1, 2018

    Please bring your child's birth certificate, immunization record, social security card (optional).  A physical will be required by the first day of school in August.

    Students must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2018 to attend kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year in the State of Kansas.

    All registrations received at anytime during this registration period will be considered equally for placement through the computer-generated lottery process. (Priority will be given if a brother or sister is currently attending the school if registration is completed by April 20, 2018) Registrations received after the April 20th deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 


    First Stop Enrollment Information


    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 (click for more info) at 308 W. Frontview Rd. Dodge City, KS   (Next to Water's True Value)

    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, 2017, to attend kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year in the State of Kansas.


    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 *or other acceptable form of identification

    A parent or legal guardian must be present.     




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

    • Transportation (Bus) Applications
    • Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
    • Request records from previous school, including Special Education records
    • School Supply Lists 
    • USD 443 calendars
    • Lunch/Breakfast Menus
    • Student Health Insurance Information 



    • Uniform Information for Dodge City Middle School & Comanche Middle School
    • Migrant Program Referral Forms
    • 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.