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Posted June 24, 2019

The first day of the 2019-2020 school year is August 14. Here is important information for the new school year:


Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins Monday, July 8th for new and returning ISD students. You should have received a login and PIN in the mail in June.  Click here to begin the registration process, using the login and PIN you received in the mail. If you have any questions, call our Admissions Office at 816-521-5588. If you are a parent of a kindergarten student and have already completed registration, you don’t need to do anything further at this time. We look forward to welcoming students back into classrooms on August 14th!

Please click here for information on residency affidavits, proof of residency documents and district residency verification/schedule pick-up locations, dates and times.

Residency Verification:

In order to enroll in the Independence School District, each family must prove residency annually. To prove residency, please bring the following documentation to the elementary, middle or high school Residency Verification Nights on the dates listed below. If you do not have the appropriate documentation, you may be asked to make another appointment so you can provide the documentation before student(s) will be enrolled. Please have a Photo ID with you to verify that the name on the bill matches the parent/guardian enrolling the student.

  • An electric or gas bill from the current address (no more than 30 days old)

AND one of the following:

  • Copy of Mortgage Payment, Deed of Trust, or Housing Contract
  • Copy of Rental Agreement,
  • Copy of Lease Agreement,
  • Copy of Jackson County Paid Personal Property Tax Receipt

If you uploaded documents during the online registration process and received a confirmation email from the ISD, you do not need to take those documents to your child’s school. Bus passes can be picked up at your child’s school during schedule pick-up/residency verification for those students who live one mile or more from their school. Bus passes will not be mailed.

Schedule Pick-Up/Residency Verification

  • August 5-9
    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Bus Passes:

Bus passes will be available at residency verification if you have completed the online registration process. Bus passes will not be mailed. If you do not arrive at your building to prove residency, you will not receive your bus pass.

Click here for additional transportation information.


In order to register into the Independence School District, Missouri law requires all students be up-to-date on their immunizations. Click the link below for information on immunizations required for all public school students in the state of Missouri. Proof of immunizations must be submitted at the time of registration.

Click Here for Immunizations Requirements for the 2019-20 School Year

Vaccination Requirements for Incoming 8th and 12th Grade Students

​The state of Missouri requires all incoming 8th and 12th-grade students to have the MCV vaccine. Tdap vaccinations are required for all incoming 8th-grade students. Schedules will be held until proof of immunization is received.

Elementary Meet the Teacher Night:

ISD elementary students will have the opportunity to find their classroom, meet their teacher and drop off school supplies on Monday, August 12th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year.

ISD Payment System:

The Independence School District is using a new payment system for school meals, activities, fees and obligations. You can sign-up during the online registration process in July, by going to or by downloading the mobile app and registering for a free account. You can add your students using their school name and student ID. MySchoolBucks allows you to make payments for all of your students, even if they attend different schools within the district.

For cafeteria purchases, students will continue to use their student ID number. You can use MySchoolBucks to receive low balance alerts, set up automatic payments, and set daily/weekly spending limits. Cash and check payments will also be accepted at our schools in August. If your student has qualified for free or reduced meal prices, this information is noted in the new system and the meal will be processed as it is for all other students. Any funds remaining in your student’s old account through MyPaymentsPlus, will be carried over with the new system, MySchoolBucks.

Free and Reduced Price Meals:

Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Families that meet the Eligibility Criteria should complete the online application here or complete and return this form to Nutrition Services.

Important Links:

2019-2020 Student Calendar

Before and After School Services

School Supply Lists