Make-up classes are offered to students who have missed a class due to a holiday or class cancellation due to inclement weather or instructor absence. In most cases, SKIES fees have already been adjusted to accommodate for holidays.
Due to class size, CYS Services adult-child ratio requirements, and scheduling issues, we are unable to make-up regularly scheduled classes missed by students due to illness, appointments, travel, or other family scheduling conflicts. A request for exception to policy may be submitted to the SKIES Program Manager if there are extenuating circumstances, e.g. PCS moves, family emergencies or serious injury/illness.
If scheduling permits, private music lessons and gymnastics classes may be made-up, provided at least 24-hours notice has been given to the instructor.
If you need to schedule an approved make-up class or lesson, please inform your child's instructor, or call the SKIESUnlimited Instructional Programs Office at (913) 684-3207.
The Fort Leavenworth Unified School District (USD) 207 serves the children of service members which reside at Fort Leavenworth. USD 207 is a public school system operating under the Kansas State Department of Education. Students in grades K-6 are assigned to one of three elementary schools based on neighborhood. Patton Junior High serves students in grades 7th-9th.
If you do not reside at Fort Leavenworth, it is possible to complete a non-resident request form for enrollment in a USD 207 school. Applications are considered on a case by case basis by the superintendent and must meet eligibility requirements. To find out more information, click here.
* Lansing USD 469
The Lansing Schools operate an early childhood program, an elementary building for grades K-5, a middle school for grades 6-8, and a high school for grades 9-12. The New Lansing High School, opening fall 2015, was built complete with state of the art educational spaces, technology advancements, athletic fields, and a competition swimming pool with a combined diving well. The previous High School is being remodeled and will be the New Lansing Middle School opening in 2016.The Lansing School District also houses the New Beginnings Day Treatment and LINCS (18-21) special education programs for Leavenworth County. The Board of Education's policies reflect the philosophy that Lansing Schools are designed and operated to meet the needs of all students enrolled to include their families, communities, and the larger social domain of life after school. Parents who have a child with an exceptionality requiring special education services to include gifted education should contact the appropriate grade level building administrative office or the Lansing Special Education Administrative Office at 913-727-1755.
The Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System was founded in 1858 and is comprised of Xavier Catholic Preschool and Xavier Catholic School K-8th grade, which consists of two campuses within five minutes drive of the other and Immaculata High School (IMAC), 9th-12th grades. Each is strategically located and benefits from the support of the four local parishes and clergy.
Xavier and Immaculata are fully accredited through AdvanceED and the Kansas State Department of Education.
Leavenworth High School claims the distinction of having the first official JROTC program in the United States. Although officially formed in 1917, its relationship to Fort Leavenworth dates as far back at 1897 when 30 students visited the commanding general to request that a military officer come to the school to teach military subjects. This active organization is run by the cadets and offers a variety of opportunities. JROTC's mission is "To motivate young people to be better citizens."
High school students residing on Fort Leavenworth attend Leavenworth High School which is a part of Leavenworth USD 453. Leavenworth High School serves students in grades 9th-12th. Students in grades 10th-12th are eligible to ride the school bus to Leavenworth High at no cost. Students in grade 9 who wish to attend Leavenworth High School, may ride the bus for a fee.
Platte County Schools are located 12 miles from Fort Leavenworth in Platte City, Missouri. Platte County Schools boast 18 to 1 student to teacher ratios, an on-site Career Center, an early childhood program, and some of the top extra-curricular programs in the state.
West Platte R-III School District (Pre-K through grade 12) is located 9 miles from Fort Leavenworth in Weston, Missouri.It is consistently recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as having achieved “Accreditation with Distinction in Performance”. The schools are conveniently located in one location.The athletic and academic programs make WP R-III competitive with larger districts.The high school offers AP & dual credit classes as well as the A+ Program.The district boasts small sizes and one-to-one technology for students.Call 816-640-2292 if you would like a tour.
Early Learning in Leavenworth County:
Parents as Teachers (PAT) believes that parents are the first and most important teachers in a child's life. They seek to empower parents by providing information, support and encouragement during the crucial early years of life. They host playgroups, group meetings, seminars, classes and support groups.
Fort Leavenworth/Leavenworth Parents as Teachers is located at 1000 3rd Avenue in Leavenworth. This site also houses Early Head Start, Leavenworth Virtual School, Leavenworth English Language Learners office and special education staff offices. You may contact any of these programs at (913) 684-1540.
The Leavenworth County TINY-K Program offers early intervention services for families with young children birth to three years old. Please contact the TINY-K office at (913) 250-1111 for more information.
Each school district provides early childhood special education services and screenings for children 3-5 years old. To access information regarding scheduled screenings contact your assigned local school district for the most up to date information.
How old must my child be to start Kindergarten?
Any child who attains the age of 5 on or before August 31 of the school year is eligible to attend kindergarten in the state of Kansas. Also, any child who was a resident in another state and was enrolled in and attended kindergarten is eligible for kindergarten in Kansas, regardless of the child's age.
What are the Kansas state immunization requirements?
Kansas law requires students must show proof of having all age appropriate immunizations to attend school. Immunization records from a licensed doctor or health department will be accepted for this requirement. Click here to view required immunizations.
What records and documents will I need to enroll my child in school?
School enrollments typically take place at the school building your student will be attending. Parents are strongly encouraged to bring photocopies of all academic records with them whenever they PCS to a new duty station (do not put these with your household goods).
The following records are required at the time of your student's enrollment:
* Child Health Assessment (physical examination) - Children age 8 or under, enrolling in a Kansas school for the first time, will be required to present results of a child Health Assessment to have been completed within 12 months of school entry or within 90 days after school entry. This alos applies to preschool children entering school for the first time. Parents are strongly encouraged to make appointments early for completion of the Health Assessment prior to the first day of school.
* Kansas Certificate of Immunization Card (KCI)
* Grade cards, certified transcripts, Special Education IEPs, or similar record or data of previous school attendance.
* Proof of identity (birth certificate, passport, driver's license).
* Kindergarten students need: birth certificate, official hospital record or other official document of birth, the Health Assessment Form and a Kansas Certificate of Immunization.
* First grade students who have not attended an accredited kindergarten need the same documents as listed above.
* The Kansas State High School Activities Association Sports Physical is required for High School athletic participation. This form must be completed after May 1st for the present school year. Click here to view sports physical form.
Tips for Navigating CYSS:
Here are some tips to help you navigate the system faster and better.
- If your child is NOT currently registered with Fort Leavenworth CYSS - call (913) 684-5138 to make an appointment or access Webtrac.
- If your child IS centrally registered - to enroll in a SKIES class go to any CYSS facility or call (913) 684-3206/3207 or access Webtrac.
- To enroll in Youth Sports Camps or join a team, go to any CYSS facility or Webtrac.
- To sign up for teen activitis, call (913) 684-5115 or go to Harrold Youth Center.
For more information about CYSS Pre-Registration, click here.
Moving to Fort Leavenworth/Need full time child care or part day preschool?
Child Development and School Age Programs have waiting lists. The wait times for care can be six to eight months or longer for some age groups. Please call 913-684-5138 to discuss care options and be placed on the waiting list. Your child may be placed on the waiting list as soon as you know you are coming to Fort Leavenworth. Unborn infants may also be place on the wait list.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities, click here.
Earn Parent Participation Points towards a 10% discount for monthly childcare fees. Ask at Program Front Desks or Parent Central for more information on the Parent Participation Program.
Fort Leavenworth Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services is providing quality childcare, outstanding school age care, exciting child & youth enrichment programming, fun and challenging sports opportunities and exceptional instructional programming for your family this year. We invite you to volunteer in your child’s programs or to share your expertise by coaching for our extensive team and individual sports programs. All Children/Youth wishing to participate in CYSS programs must be registered through Parent Central.
CYSS - Child, Youth & School Services
Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Avenue
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Phone: (913) 684-5138
CYSS on Facebook
CYS Services Mission:
Our mission is to provide a consistent, safe, nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative development of children and youth while responding to the unique needs of military families.
Child, Youth & School Services are essential family programs which directly support the military lifestyle and reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and mission requirements. We strive to meet the needs of our patrons and the installation mission through these systems:
1) Child Development Services (Child Development Centers & Family Child Care)
2) School Age Center
3) Youth Services
4) Parent Outreach Services
5) School Support Services
These services are a supplement and support to our families who are the primary agents in the care and development of their children. CYS Services offers a range of age appropriate opportunities and activities for children and youth ages 4 weeks to 18 years.
Our goal is to help each child/youth develop to his/her potential. Through our programming we foster positive individual self-concept, strengthen emotional well being, provide productive social interaction and enhance intellectual and physical growth. We strive to provide a safe environment, enriching experiences and loving care for your children and youth during their stay with us.
- Child Youth and School Services Parent Central is your gateway to CYSS Programming. Children/Youth must be registered through Parent Central Services. Parent Central has an all appointment system for New Registrations and Renewals. Registration appointments are available during office hours. Fast Lane Services are available during all office hours (payments, enrollments, turn in updated paperwork, info...). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays to 6 p.m. Parent Central will be closed 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for Garrison Training Time. Please call (913) 684-5138 with questions or to make a registration appointment. Parent Central is located in the Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Ave., room 121. Click here for your Registration Checklist.
For your identity protection, CYSS is no longer requesting Registration forms, Medical Action Plans, or updated shot records through email or fax to any CYSS office. We encourage you to hand deliver your documents to the CYSS location or mail documents to:
CYSS Parent Central Office, 600 Thomas Ave., Room 121, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
- For the latest weather-related information about Youth Sports and Fitness and SKIES class cancellations, call the CYSS Services hotline at (913) 684-5113. For general information on child and youth programs, call Parent Central at (913) 684-5138.
- Keep up to date on events and activities for the great kids at Fort Leavenworth - Like us on Facebook! Child, Youth & School Services: https://www.facebook.com/cyss.ftleavenworth. Harrold Youth Center: https://www.facebook.com/cyss.ftlvnteencenter.
- Family Child Care providers are needed to provide on post care. Child care exceeding 10 hours weekly, requires training and certification from Child, Youth and School Services. Call (913) 684-5129 for information.
Fort Leavenworth Child, Youth, & School Services recognizes the challenges our soldiers and their families face every day and provide CYS Services support services so the soldier can concentrate on their job – keeping our country safe. We know that our soldiers and those supporting our soldiers can focus on their tasks better, knowing their children are safe and supervised in quality child and youth programs.
We understand that our patrons come to us with a variety of childcare needs and we are prepared to assist them in locating services that will best meet the needs of their family. As children grow older, their developmental needs change, and we want the transitions between programs to be smooth and beneficial to everyone who utilizes our services.
CYS Services’ programs and facilities create a warm, happy, safe, and healthy place for children and youth. The programs reflect knowledge and understanding of the growth and development of children and youth. Programs are both age and individually appropriate; that is, the program is designed for the age group served and is implemented with attention to the needs of the individual child enrolled. The programs are designed to provide experiences which enhance and support the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, creative, and positive character development of each child/youth, while responding to the unique needs of our Army families.
Please click here to go to our CYSS Parent Handbook for a more detailed description of programs/services.
The EDGE! program offers out-of-school opportunities for 6-18 year old children and youth to experience, develop, grow and excel by participation in "cutting-edge" art, fitness, life skills and adventure activities, known as Art EDGE!, Fit EDGE!, Life EDGE!, and Adventure EDGE!.
45 Biddle Blvd.
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
About EDGE! Programs:
Promotes learning by doing and focuses on the development of lifetime skills while exposing participants to the arts. Art EDGE! activities increase creative development while building self esteem. Programs in the Art area have included Scrap Happy, Scribbles to Sketches, Sweets and Treats, and Curtain Call.
Educates and encourages children and youth to incorporate a healthier lifestyle through physical activity and nutritional awareness programs. Programs that have been offered in the Fit area include: Explosive Performance, Beyond Bowling, Adventure Quest, Crossfit for Kids, and Water Sports
Imparts upon children and youth the skills needed for life long growth as well as the exploration of future career fields. Programs that have been offered in the Life area include: Triple Play, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and Ace of Cakes.
Encourages children and youth to embrace the outdoors and nature while being exposed to activities that stimulate relaxation. Programs that have been offered in the Adventure area include: Saddle Up, Airbound, Indoor Archery, Ski School, Bow Madness and Skeet Shooting.
Eligibility / Cost:
Children and youth ages 6-18 years old. EDGE! program fees are based on the length of the program.
Children who attend onpost schools can be transported by a CYS Services bus from the school to the designated program area.
The School Age Program provides before and after school care and summer enrichment and hourly care programs for first through fifth graders. Fees are based on total family income. The SAC program also includes after school enrichment, a homework center, staffed with teachers to assist patrons, and a technology lab, equipped with computers with the latest in educational software and with knowledgeable staff to assist with work or play. To place your child on the wait-list for the before and after school program call (913) 684-5138. Contact us for more information on the computer center, class schedules or homework center hours.
130 Dickman Ave.
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Phone: (913) 684-3821
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 0530-0800, 3:15pm-6:00pm
Office hours: Monday-Friday 5:30am-6:00pm
School Age Center Annex
320 Pope Ave.
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Phone: (913) 684-7519
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 3:15pm-6:00pm
Office hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Hourly care reservations for School Age Centers may be made up to four weeks in advance. Please call 684-7519 to make reservations or to obtain more information. Hourly care fee $4.00, daily rate $30.
All children must be registered through Parent Central to enroll in the School Age Center (SAC) before and after school care.
MEALS AND SNACKS
Meals and snacks are provided for all children while in care. Breakfast and after school snack are served daily. Lunch is served on non school days and when children are released from school prior to lunch. All meals and snacks served meet the requirements of the USDA/Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). If your child has food allergies or foods they cannot eat because of religious reasons, a Special Diet Statement must be on file. Please discuss substitutions with the program director. The SACs will make every effort to provide a viable alternative. In some cases, parents may be asked to provide child's own food. Special Diet Statements must indicate on them if a parent will be providing the food. CYS Services programs cannot accommodate special diets or food substitutes based on parent preference. All special diets must have a documented health or religious reason.
School Support Services works in conjunction with Child, Youth and School Services and the local school community. The School Liaison Officer acts as a communication link between the installation and the surrounding school districts.
School Support Services
Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Avenue,
Fort Leavenworth, KS-66027
Phone: (913) 684-1655 (DSN: 552-1655)
Fax: (913) 684-1652 (DSN 552-1652)
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can the School Liaison officer help you?
* Serves as the primary point of contact for school-related matters.
* Represents, informs and assists Command.
* Assists military Families with school issues.
* Forges partnership between the military and schools
Leavenworth Area School Districts
The Fort Leavenworth Garrison has a memorandum of agreement to support military connected students with eight local school districts. To find out more about these districts, go to Leavenworth Area Schools.
To access school performance information, visit the Kansas State Department of Education, click here.
For Missouri schools, click here.
You may also see how your school rates by clicking here.
Special Needs Information
Special education services are provided by each school district. To ensure timely transfer and appropriate services are provided, please hand-carry a copy of your students Individual Education Program (IEP) as well as a copy of their school records to include test scores, copies of evaluations and any other relevant observations and work samples.
Gifted Education is not federally mandated. Therefore, a student may qualify for Gifted placement in one state but not another. In Kansas, gifted falls under special education, requiring that gifted students have an IEP. If your child is or was being served in a state other than Kansas, be sure to bring their records and work samples, as well as any test scores. Speak to the school psychologist to ensure they are aware that your child is/was in the program at the previous school. For more information and criteria, contact the School Liaison Officer or the school.
Below is a list of currently available special needs programs.
* Families Together
* Fort Leavenworth Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
* STOMP Project
* Kansas Department of Education Family Resources
* Tiny K Foundation
The School Liaison Officer is able to provide local homeschooling information, referrals, and resources.
* Homeschooling Legal Defense Association
* Starting a Home School in Kansas
* USD 453 Virtual School - Accredited education opportunities for students K-8th grade
* Home School Association for Military Families
A list of local tutors is available through School Support Services. Child Youth & School Services (CYSS) Homework Centers are after school programs facilitated by teaching professionals in our School Age and Youth Services facilities. CYSS Youth Tech Labs use established technology curriculum in school-age and middle school/teen program.
* Harrold Youth Center Homework Center
* Study Strong
Relocation & Youth to Youth Sponsorship
Soldiers may in and out-process with CYSS by calling the School Liaison Officer or stopping by the Resiliency Center. Both in and out-processing consists of gathering information on local schools and resources regarding transitions. Your Child & Youth Services data will be globally exported for your next duty station.Call (913) 684-1655.
The Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission deals with the challenges of military children and their frequent relocations. The Compact allows for uniform treatment as military children transfer between school districts in member states. Each member state must adopt the Compact through legislation. Contact the SLO or visit the MIC3 website for more information.
The Pioneer Ambassador Program at Leavenworth High School can help ensure a smooth transition for new students. Teens are paired with a student mentor to assist them in navigating their way to a successful school year. To get involved or learn more, contact the Leavenworth High School guidance office at 913-684-1550.
Information for Teens
* CYS Services Hired! Apprenticeship Program, call (913) 684-5123
* Free SAT/ACT Prep Software from EKnowledge
* In-State College Tuition - Active Duty Members of the Armed Forces and his/her spouse, or his/her dependent children are eligible to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. Once a Service Member or their family members are enrolled and paying in-state tuition, they will continue to pay the in-state tuition rate as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the institution even if the Service Member is reassigned outside the state.
* Scholarship Finder
* Teen Driver's Laws in Kansas
* The Senior Year Stabilization Policy allows soldiers with high school seniors to request stabilization from PCS movement during the child's senior year. This is a soldier initiated action. The Soldier should initiate DA Form 4187 requesting stabilization through their unit commander to their servicing PSB/MPD. This must be applied for between March of the Sophomore year and 1 September of the Junior Year. This is a request not a guarantee, the needs of the Army will dictate.
* Contact the SLO for a list of scholarships available to military dependents
Adopt a School Program
Adopt-A-School Program is an authorized program in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 360-6, Community Relations. Adopt-A-School is a soldier into schools volunteer program with the goal of increasing public awareness of the Army's mission and to foster good relations with the local communities. For more information or to volunteer as a soldier or unit, or to request volunteers at a school, contact the School Liaison Officer at (913) 684-1655.
Other Helpful Resources
* A-Z Garrisons
* Boys & Girls Club of America
* Free Military Handbooks
* Military Families Near and Far
* Military One Source
* Military Kids Connect
* Military K-12 Partners, a DODEA Partnership Program
* Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA)
* Military Youth on the Move
* Parents as Teachers
* Sesame Street Family Connections