Kindergarten Registration


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    KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

    Kindergarten online registration is now open! Please follow the steps below to complete the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services at 815-788-5000.  

     

    To register:

     

    1) Fill out and submit the 2021-22 New Student Registration Questionnaire. Within 48 hours after submitting the above form, you will receive an email from District 47 with the online registration link.

    2) Click the link to complete and submit your child’s registration. After you submit your child's registration, you will be contacted by student services to set up an appointment to finalize your registration and bring in the required documents outlined below.

     

    REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

    A child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021, to be eligible to register for kindergarten. In addition, the documentation below is required.  Please bring both of the following items to your registration appointment. 

      • Original birth certificate Hospital certificates will not be accepted. 
      • Proof of residency. Proof of residency is required even if the incoming kindergartener has a sibling in District 47. If you do not have one of the documents listed below, please contact Student Services at 815-788-5000 to request an affidavit to be notarized. 
        • Homeowner: A current tax bill, settlement statement, or current real estate contract
        • Renter: A current lease agreement with all who reside at the residence, property address, signatures of both renter and landlord, and term start and end dates 

      

    OTHER INFORMATION

    • Fees are not due at the time of registration.
    • Student physical/immunization forms are not due at the time of registration. However, Illinois state law requires that children entering kindergarten must have a physical examination and proof of immunizations on file with the school health office before the first day of school or the child will not be allowed to start school. Medical forms must be dropped off at the school and will not be accepted at the district's CORE Center. To submit your child's medical forms electronically, visit the medical records submission page for the appropriate school email address.

     

    ENTRY TO DISTRICT 47'S DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM 

    The Dual Language Program is a parent-choice program and English-speaking students are only admitted at the kindergarten level. Upon applying and being accepted into the program, families are asked to commit their child to the program through 8th grade. Informational meetings for incoming kindergarten parents were held virtually via Zoom February 11-12, 2021. Parents with an incoming kindergartener for the 2021-22 school year must have been in attendance at one of these meetings to be eligible to apply for the program. See below for these presentations. Click District 47's Dual Language Program for more information.

     

    Dual Language Kindergarten Presentation - English

    Dual Language Kindergarten Presentation - Spanish