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Fort Riley Resources

A variety of resources for school-aged families and children are available through Fort Riley, including information on moving to Fort Riley, school support services, and school age center activities for before and after school.

School Support Services
(785) 240-3261
6620 Normandy Drive
Fort Riley, Kansas  66442

School Liaison Officer
Sandy Johnson
sandra.e.johnson1.naf@mail.mil

Stages of Deployment
Click HERE for a flyer with information about the stages of family members going through a deployment.

Financial Clearing

Military families that will be moving their child out of USD 475 will need to clear financially with the district.  To financially clear with USD 475, you need to do the following:

  • Visit the Geary County Schools USD 475 Central Office Finance Department between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday at:
    Mary E. Devin Center
    123 N. Eisenhower Dr.
    Junction City, KS 66441
  • Payments can be made by check, cash or credit card (Checks are to be written to USD 475).
  • You are clearing all fee as of the date of payment. If your child occurs additional fee’s after you have made a payment those fees will need to be paid at your child’s building on their last day of school.
  • If, upon leaving, you feel your child has additional funds left on their account please visit your child’s respective school to receive a refund.

Other helpful financial resources:

Fort Riley Relocation

If you need transcripts, shot records or any other academic information you will need to make that request with your child’s respective school. Please allow one week for the school to obtain those records.

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

This Quick Reference Guide illustrates the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children to include: enrollment educational records, enrollment immunizations, Kindergarten and first grade entrance age, Course and education program placement, special education services, placement flexibility, absences related to deployment activities, eligibility for enrollment, eligibility for extracurricular participation, and graduation.

Enrollment

All students are enrolled online, via Skyward.  For information on how to enroll your students, click HERE.

There are 4 elementary schools on post, as well as a middle school.  There is only one high school for the county, and it is off post.

If you do not have an address for Fort Riley yet, you may enroll your students at Morris Hill Elementary or Fort Riley Middle School using any address in the continental United States.  High school students will enroll at Junction City High School, for addresses on and off post.  Once you have your address for Fort Riley, please call the Devin Center at 785-717-4000 and update your enrollment information so that your student can be assigned to the appropriate school.

Boundaries and Busing

By typing in your address, you can use Infofinder to find out where your child will attend school if you have an address) and if busing is available. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trVf9PSOavw

*The above video depicts the location of the Infofinder link on the previous version of the USD 475 website. An updated video will be produced, however, in the meantime Infofinder can be found by visiting the link above.

High School Graduation

Class of 2016: 24 credits
Class of 2017 and beyond: 26 credits

USD 475 Graduation Requirements

4 credits of English
English I, II, III, IV or PreAP/AP equivalents
3 credits of Social Studies
World History, US History, US Government or PreAP/AP equivalents
4 credits of Mathematics
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Elective or advanced equivalents
***3 credits for Class of 2016***
1 credit of Fine Arts
.5 credit of PE/.5 credit of Health
1 credit of Computer Tech
.5 credit of Communications
3 credits of Science
Physical Science, Biology, Elective
8.5 credits of Electives
***7.5 credits for Class of 2016***

Sports Eligibility

Junction City High School offers the following boys and girls sports. If you are transferring to USD 475 and wish to participate in activities or athletics, visit the Athletic Director’s office and fill out transfer papers to become eligible. Trying out for a team midseason is possible if the student meets all eligibility requirements and the season is not nearing completion. Contact the Athletic Director’s office at 785-717 -4214 for details.

Fall Sports
B/G Cross Country
Football
Boys Soccer
Girls Tennis
Volleyball
Winter Sports
B/G Basketball
B/G Bowling
Boys Swimming
Wrestling
Spring Sports
Baseball
Golf
Girls Soccer
Softball
Girls Swimming
Boys Tennis
B/G Track

Military & Family Life Consultant (MFLC)

Military Family Life Consultants are Phd. Level consultants specializing in child and youth behavioral issues. They offer a broad range of support to military children and youth, and to the family members as well as other adults who support them.  After-hours and weekend appointments are available.

Junction City High School           (785) 477-0584
Ware Elementary                          (785) 307-6394
Fort Riley Elementary                   (785) 210-7067
Seitz Elementary                           (785) 717 – 6500
CDC                                                 (785)-285-2410 or (785)-840-4918
Adult                                               (785)-239-1883 or (760)-499-4260

School Behavior Health Therapists:

Fort Riley Elementary                   (785) 717 – 4450
Ware Elementary                           (785) 717 – 4600
Fort Riley Middle School              (785) 717 – 4500
Seitz Elementary School              (785) 717 – 6500

MFLC services are :

  • Available at no cost to assist children and youth, parents, family members, and staff
  • Available to provide short-term, non-medical problem-solving support
  • Dedicated to augmenting existing military support services
  • Services are private with the exception of duty-to-warn situations

MFLC’s can help address issues such as:

  • School Adjustment
  • Deployment and separation
  • Reunion adjustment
  • Sibling and parent-child communication
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Fear, grief, and loss
  • Daily life issues

Web Resources

KSDE Building Report Cards
Kansas Department of Education

Veteran Substance Abuse Resources

Other Military Resources

Deployment Information and Resources

How Deployment Stress Affects Families – https://www.military.com/deployment/effects-deployment-families.html

Effects of Deployment on Children & Families – https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/Deployment-and-Children.aspx

Military Deployment Support – https://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-deployment-support/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgrykx4Ca7gIVYwNlCh3NQQ5vEAMYASAAEgLFf_D_BwE

Military Families: Child Care Support During Deployments – https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/work-play/Pages/Military-Families-Child-Care-Support-During-Deployments.aspx

Operation We Are Here – https://www.operationwearehere.com/familysupportorganizations.html

Resources to Prepare Your Family for Deployment-Military One Source – https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/parenting-and-children/parenting-through-deployment/deployment-resources-for-families/

Child Welfare Information Gateway – https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/diverse-populations/military/deploymentresources/

American Red Cross – https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/deployment-services.html

Military Child Education Coalition-Results of a survey about the education challenges of military connected students – https://www.militarychild.org/mcecsurvey