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USD 407 Russell County Schools is releasing the application for eligibility to enroll in the 4 year-old preschool classroom based at Simpson Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. The child will need to be 4 by August 31, 2021 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.

USD 407 asks for families to please answer the application to the best of their abilities and return the application by Friday, April 30 @ 4:00 PM.  

You may find the application at the following locations:

  • Simpson Elementary School, 1323 N. Main

  • USD 407 District Office, 802 N. Main

  • - You may click on the Preschool Application link at the top of the “News” column.

The most secure form to return your application is by 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 from Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you have questions please contact us via email at

Applicants will be screened and class enrollment will be determined by May 7.  Families who submit an application will be notified of enrollment beginning May 10 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 access the electronic application, click here.

For the Spanish version of the electronic application, click here.