• Welcome to the Fort Osage School District! We are excited to have your child as a kindergartener for the 2023-2024 school year. Our goal is to provide the best educational services possible so that your child can reach their full potential. 

    In order to help enrollment go smoothly, we are providing you with this packet in advance of the kindergarten enrollment day. 

    Kindergarten Parent Enrollment Meeting 

    • Online Enrollment - Parents will need to complete the district's online enrollment process found www.fortosage.net prior to April 15, 2023. Kindergarten enrollment opens March 15, 2023. Instructions for completing online enrollment can be found on the menu to the left.  

    • Kindergarten Kick-Off - Each elementary will host a Kindergarten Kick-Off on April 10th, at 6:00 p.m. During this time, parents can complete the enrollment process and receive additional information specific to incoming kindergarteners. 

    Information to Bring to the Kindergarten Enrollment Meeting 

    • Proof of Age - A state certified birth certificate is preferred for proof of age of child and identification of parent(s). Missouri requires that children be five (5) years of age before August 1 to attend kindergarten. An application to obtain a duplicate Jackson County birth certificate is included in this packet. 

    • Immunization Record - The district must have a record issued by the child's physician (i.e., a computer printout from the physician's office or the parent's record initiated by the physician at the time of immunizations). See the attached list of immunizations required by the state for kindergarten enrollment. 

    • Proof of Residency - Two (2) documents are required. Copies of current utility bills are acceptable. If you are in the process of buying or renting a home, escrow instructions or a lease agreement will suffice until utility bills are available. 

    • Custody or Guardianship Documents - If applicable for your child, please bring court documents related to their guardianship or custody situation. 


    Kindergarten Screening (Parents and Students) 

    • Kindergarten Screening - Kindergarten screening is scheduled for August 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and August 8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at all five elementary schools.  Parents will schedule this screening during the Kindergarten Kickoff event on April 10. During the screening, children will meet with kindergarten teachers and school staff to complete brief school-readiness activities. 


    Additional Opportunities at Fort Osage 

    The following programs and opportunities are available to incoming kindergartners: 

    • MyPaymentsPlus - The district offers an online service for managing cafeteria accounts. 

    • Fort Discovery - The district offers a fee-based before and after school childcare program for district elementary students. Additional information can be found in this packet. 

    • Summer Academy - The district will offer a summer school program for students starting kindergarten in the fall. Additional information can be found in this packet. 


    We are excited that your child will be joining us at school! We know that sending your child to kindergarten can be an exciting and anxious time. If you have questions about enrollment or about beginning school, please contact the school office.