Our Falls Schools are a great place to learn, play and grow. Our students are state and nationally recognized as exceptional, well-rounded students that are ready to take on whatever life brings them after graduation.
Ready to enroll? Click here! Please complete the online enrollment steps listed below and return required forms to your child's school. Please contact the school to set up an appointment to finalize your enrollment. If you are enrolling students in multiple schools, you can finalize all enrollments at one school.
Enrollments will not be processed until proof of residency, immunizations and age are submitted in person to the school. If you do not have access to complete the online form, access will be provided at any of the school offices.
- Step 1- Fill out our enrollment form
- Step 2 - Provide your child's proof of age
- Step 3 - Provide proof of residency
- Step 4 - Bring it all to us!
Submit an online enrollment form
Current 2019-2020 School Year: Enrollment forms must be filled out online. Click here to fill out our Enrollment Form for 2019-2020. Enrollments will not be processed until proof of residency, immunizations and age are submitted in person to the school. If you do not have access to fill out the online form, access will be provided at any of the school offices.
2020-2021 School Year: ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020. Please do not fill out the 2019-2020 enrollment form.
The following items are required to prove residency within the School District of Menomonee Falls:
Home Owner – Both items are required:
1) Current WI driver’s license/State ID with current Menomonee Falls address on the driver’s license/State ID (NOTE: filing an address change with the DMV does not constitute having a license with your current Menomonee Falls address. Only a duplicate driver's license with your Menomonee Falls address is acceptable.) OR signed current closing papers in your name with the Menomonee Falls address listed; the date must be within three months of today's date.
2) Most recent WE Energy or water bill statement in your name with current Menomonee Falls address.
Lease Holder** – All five items are required:
1) Complete Lease Holder Verification Information form: Form LV-1
3) Submit the most recent canceled check or bank statement showing proof of rent payment for the current period
4) Most recent WE Energy statement in your name with current Menomonee Falls address
5) Current WI driver’s license/State ID with current Menomonee Falls address on the driver’s license/State ID (NOTE: filing an address change with the DMV does not constitute having a license with your current Menomonee Falls address. Only a duplicate driver's license with your Menomonee Falls address is acceptable.)
**Does NOT include rented portions of a house or apt nor agreements formulated by a relative/ friend. Resident (property owner or leaseholder) allowing parties to stay with them for a specific period of time is considered a 3rd Party living situation. Contact the District Office for more information on requirements for enrollment in these cases. 262-255-8440
The School District is required by the State of Wisconsin to verify residency for all students attending our schools. Early enrollments for the upcoming school year may be required to re-establish residency within 30 days prior to the start of school.
Bring it all to us!
During the school year - Enrollments will be taken at the school offices Monday - Friday. Please call the school ahead of time to set up a time to bring in documents to make sure required staff are in the office.
If you're not sure which elementary school you are at, check out the district boundaries map
Note: If you're enrolling more than one student in our district, you don't need to go to each student's school, just bring it to one location.
- Can I open enroll my child in our Falls Schools?
- What is Chapter 220?
- I am a renter. Does my lease need to have my child's name on it?
- Can I be guaranteed an AM or PM slot for 4K?
- I already have children in the district. Do I need to fill out the same paperwork as a family that's new to the district?
- How do I know if my student walks or rides the bus?
- What day care options do I have for my children?
There are no new seats for Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year.
Siblings receive preference on the waiting list. The School Board has an option to open up Open Enrollment seats at a later date and the waiting list would be used to fill those seats.
Application period for the 2020-2021 school year will be February 3 - April 30, 2020. You must re-apply every year if you are not currently attending in the Open Enrollment program; the waiting lists do not carry forward.
How and when may parents apply?
Application period for the 2020-2021 school year will be February 3 - April 30, 2020. During this time frame you may apply on-line at (http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment).
Parents must submit application to Department of Public Instruction website (http://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment). You may apply to three different non-resident school districts during application period. Generally, this begins the first Monday of February and continues through the end of April. Parents must complete an application for each child. Late or early applications will not be accepted for any reason. The application period is for seats available for the next school year.
Can an application be rejected?
- Space is not available for the student in the nonresident school district
- If the student has been expelled during the current school year or during the two preceding school years for certain violent conduct.
- If the special education program that the student needs is not available in the school district; if there is no space in the special education program; or if the student has been referred for an evaluation but has not yet been evaluated
Other helpful information:
- Both the resident district and the nonresident district must approve the application.
- Parents whose children's applications were denied may appeal to the DPI within 30 days after receiving notice of denial.
- Students who are accepted into a nonresident school district may continue to attend without reapplication with two exceptions:
- The nonresident district may require each student to reapply one time and one time only - at the beginning of middle school, junior high school, or high school.
- Under certain circumstances, a student who needs special education maybe required to return to the student's resident district.
- Students may return to their resident district at any time. However, once a student leaves a nonresident district, they must reapply during the open enrollment application period and be approved in the process in order to attend that nonresident district again.
- There is no tuition cost to parents for their children's participation in open enrollment. Open enrollment students will be charged the same fees as resident students for books, etc.
- Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school, except if the student receives special education and the student's IEP requires transportation, the nonresident school district must provide the transportation. Low-income parents (parents of children who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches under the federal school lunch program) may apply to the Department of Public Instruction for reimbursement of transportation costs. Parents should apply for this reimbursement at the same time that they apply for open enrollment.
- In the past Johnson Bus has offered paying customers to ride on the Chapter 220 buses that went into Milwaukee. However, there are no longer Elementary age Chapter 220 students participating in the program. Hence, there are no longer Chapter 220 buses available for elementary students.
- Parents may request a particular school within a district, but it is up to the school board to assign students to schools depending upon where the seats are available.
- Transportation and Transportation Reimbursement click on more information.
What is Chapter 220?
- Chapter 220 is a program for minority students who live in Milwaukee and want to attend a suburban district school.
- Chapter 220 is also a program for students who live in suburban districts to attend Milwaukee Public Schools as a minority.
- The Chapter 220 program provides transportation for the students to and from Milwaukee.
We do our best to ensure that families can place their child in the time slot that is most convenient for them. However, we cannot guarantee slots, especially if you enroll over the summer. The earlier you enroll your child for the coming school year (enrollment night is Jan 30th at Ben Franklin Elementary), the more likely you will be placed in the times slot you prefer.
Once you are enrolled, that information will be provided to you. Generally elementary school students will walk if they live within a 1-mile radius of their school. Middle and high school students will walk if they live within a 2-mile radius. There are, however exceptions to these rules, especially when it pertains to crossing major thoroughfares like Appleton Avenue. For more information, head over to our transportation page.
This is the district's program, administered by our Community Education & Recreation Department. It operates from 6:30 a.m. until the start of school and until 6 p.m. after school. Here, students can spend time with their peers, complete homework and play games.
This is the district's program, administered by our Community Education & Recreation Department. It is available only to students enrolled in 4K at Shady Lane or Ben Franklin. Students will be able to spend even more time making new friendships with their classmates and
Many area daycares are available to our families and many have transportation to and from our schools. Note: the district will not bus to a daycare that does not have transportation AND is located in the opposite set of partner schools. Ex: Willow Creek is in Ben Franklin's district, therefore the district would not bus a student from Shady Lane to that location.
The 4K/5K enrollment night is Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Ben Franklin Elementary. Online enrollment forms will be available beginning Jan 1st.
4K Eligibility: Child must be 4 years old on or before Sept 1, 2020
5K Eligibility: Child must be 5 years old on or before Sept 1, 2020
*if your child is already attending 4K at the School District of Menomonee Falls, there is no need to enroll in 5K.
The following items are required to enroll your child:
1) ENROLL ONLINE (2020-2021 ONLINE ENROLLMENT WILL OPEN JANUARY 1ST). You will be asked to create a PowerSchool registration account. (Please note, enrollment is not final until proof of residency/age is submitted in person at the school)
2) Official birth certificate (not a copy) or passport for the child.
3) All necessary proof of residency documents. See our proof of residency section on this page for details.
4K Bell Schedule:
AM - 8:47 a.m. - 11:34 a.m. (Wed. - 8:47 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.)
PM - 12:58 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Wed. - 12:27 p.m - 2:30 p.m.)
If you have any problems with the online form, please email email@example.com.
If you have general questions about enrollment, please contact the school