Welcome to Kindergarten

We are so excited to be a part of such an important chapter in your child's life. We know that the key to this is through communication. We want to support you and your family in any way we can. This starts with creating a safe, nurturing environment where every student is known. This is going to be an exciting year, and we cannot wait to get started!


Cordley Staff

Kindergarten Registration

& Orientation

We are excited to welcome our incoming kindergarten students for the fall of 2024-2025!

Children who reach age 5 on or before Aug 31, 2024, are eligible for kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 School Year. 

Step 1: www.usd497.org / New Student Registration / Then select the blue 2024-2025 New Student Registration button. 


Step 2: Next, to complete your student's registration, provide the documents listed on the registration page by dropping them by our school office, or emailing them Tracee Sowers, Administrative Assistant tracee.sowers@usd497.org by April 4th, 2024

Documents Needed (please provide as soon as possible)

Step 3: Once your student's registration is complete, you will receive an email invitation to participate in one of our Kindergarten Orientation sessions being held on April 17th. 

Step 4: Please note, if you email your student's birth certificate, please bring your student's original certified birth certificate to Kindergarten Orientation to be verified. 


 NOTE: Children of families that are culturally &/or linguistically diverse, email cldscreening@usd497.org to schedule an appointment for your student to complete the state-mandated required screening as part of the registration process.

If you have any questions, please call 785-832-5640 or the Enrollment Center at 785-330-1921.  

Meet Us

Rebecca Reaver, Principal

Brandi Perry, Kindergarten Teacher

Samantha Thibodeau,  Kindergarten Teacher

Aidin Manning, Kindergarten Teacher

Christy Kelly,  ESL Teacher

Margaret Wiebe, School Nurse

 Amy Farmer, Resource Teacher

Sarah Spray, ESL Teacher

Tracee Sowers, Administrative Assistant

Leslie Milton, Title Teacher

Chelsea Johnson Bagwell, Counselor

Linda Otte-Stohs, ISA Reading Teacher

Christy Hunt,  PE Teacher

Shana Talley,  Art Teacher

Lili Hull,      Music Teacher

Jessica Minor,   Librarian

Let's Get to Know you Questionnaire 

You know your child best.  We would love to learn from you!  Please complete the online questionnaire.  We thank you in advance for sharing!!

Parent Questionnaire - CLICK HERE

A Day in the Life of a Kindergartener Video

Virtual Tour of Cordley!

Helpful Links

Contact Us


Tracee Sowers, tracee.sowers@usd497.org

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