2017-2018 Application Process

  • Herndon Preschool Hawkets Part of a five-year plan to offer no cost, half-day pre-kindergarten (pre-k) services to all four-year-olds in Raytown, the Raytown School District is expanding its early childhood offerings beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. If your child turns four on or before July 31, 2017, you can now apply for one of 170 pre-k seats! Transportation will be provided. The application does not guarantee a seat.

    Pre-K expansion process.pdf- ENGLISH


              The Process:

    • Families must live in the school district and the child must be 4 years old on/before July 31, 2017.
    • Families must complete (choose one):
    • Online PreK pre-registration form [link]:
    • Contact Tara Baker: Phone (816)268-7145 or Email tara.baker@raytownschools.org
    • A Pre-K staff member will contact families that have applied for enrollment status.  Families will be notified if their child is ACCEPTED or put on a WAIT-LIST depending on open student seats.
    • If your child is on a WAIT-LIST, families will be contacted when a seat becomes available.  
    • If your child is ACCEPTED, families will have 5 business days to complete residency.  If residency is not completed in 5 business days, child will be put on the wait-list.  Residency is completed at the Residency Office. See below for address, hours and contact information.
      • Residency Office: 10500 E. 60th Terrace, Raytown, MO 64133
      • (816)268-7035 (P), (816)268-7079 (F)
    • DATES & TIMES: Recommended to call before coming.
      • Monday-Friday-8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    • WHAT TO BRING: Families should bring all items listed below. without required documents, a child cannot be enrolled.
    • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS for enrollment:
    • Mortgage or Lease Agreement – full lease, students must be listed as occupants
    • Current Gas or Electric Bill 30 days old or less; Electric Bill preferred (No Shut-off / Final Notices and No Water / Sewer bills will be accepted) If utilities are included in lease, please provide two additional documents for approval. Additional documents can include:
      • Car Payment Information/Insurance Paper
      • Court / State / Government Documents
      • Life Insurance
      • Student Loan Information
      • Pay Check / Pay Stub
      • Unemployment Verification
      • Bank Statement
    • Parent / Legal Guardian Photo ID
    • Student’s Original Proof of Birth upon enrollment
    • Student’s Immunization Records
    • Legal Guardianship Paperwork – if applicable

    Families with students who are currently enrolled in Herndon Preschool or New Trails Early Learning Center who will be returning for the 2017-2018 school year do not need to pre-register for placement. Current early childhood families will receive information regarding enrollment from their school’s principal.

    Contact Information 
    For more information about the Pre-K Expansion Program, please call 816.268.7145 email tara.baker@raytownschools.org, or visit [link]. For a comprehensive overview of the Raytown Schools Early Childhood Program, requirements, and guidelines, please visit [link]. 

    Raytown School District Early Childhood: Early Childhood Brochure