USD 407 Preschool Applications Open

USD 407 Russell Schools is releasing the application for eligibility to enroll in the 4 year-old preschool classroom based at Simpson Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. The child will need to be 4 by August 31, 2020 to be considered.  The application asks families to identify criteria based on the Kansas State Department of Education’s qualifications for enrollment. 

Although these indicators will help USD 407 in the enrollment process, they are not automatic qualifiers.  It is also important to note that families are not required to meet the indicators to qualify. USD 407 hopes to find a balanced and integrated classroom of 4 year-olds to host up to 15 students in the 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM session for classes beginning August 26, 2020. 

USD 407 asks for families to please answer the application to the best of their abilities and return the application by Friday, April 24 @ 4:00 PM.  

You may find the application at the following locations:

  • Klema’s Apple Market, 51 S. Fossil - Please only one parent or one adult come to the service desk to pick up the application. 

  • USD 407 District Office, 802 N. Main - Please find blank applications on the outside of the building for pick up. 

  • USD 407's website - Click here to apply.

The most secure form to return your application is by U.S. Mail to: USD 407, 802 N. Main, Russell, KS 67665.  The paper applications may also be scanned and sent to Jordan Perez at Completing the application through the USD 407 website will be submitted automatically. 

You may drop them by the USD 407 District Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  DO NOT leave your applications at the District Office at any other time.  If you have questions please contact us via email at

Applicants will be screened and class enrollment will be determined by May 18.  Families who submit an application will be notified of enrollment beginning May 18 to help families determine if their child will be on the preschool roster or if they will need to enroll in a private preschool. 

Questions regarding the application process, contact Jordan Perez, Principal, of Simpson Elementary School at

To apply, click here.