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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS ON: TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019
<<<<< PLEASE VIST THE "Family center" or "early childhood center" TABs ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE FOR DETAILS ON COMPLETING THE REQUIRED REGISTRATION steps for children between the ages of 0-5.
New Student RegistrationWelcome to Evanston/Skokie School District 65! We look forward to welcoming your family into our school district. Students are assigned to an attendance-area elementary or middle school based on their residence address. Click here to view the District 65 attendance maps. Families are encouraged to call the Research, Accountability, and Data Department for assistance in verifying their child's attendance-area school.
How do I Begin the Registration Process?District 65 staff members are available to guide families through the registration process and make the adjustment to a new school district as seamless as possible. Registrars are available at the Joseph E. Hill (JEH) Education Center, located at 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Computers are also available in the lobby for your convenience and staff members are available to provide assistance.Follow the steps below to complete the New Student registration process:
Step 1 - Online Registration form
Click on the registration form link below to create your InfoSnap account and complete the registration form (must complete one per student). Upon submission of the completed form, a confirmation message will appear with information including next steps, registration hours, and how to complete registration for any additional new students.
STEP 2 - Document verification
Bring each of the following required documents to the Joseph E. Hill Education Center to finalize registration:
- Birth Document - must be original or certified copy of the birth certificate (Visa or passport if the birth certificate is not available)
- Category A | one (1) required:
Examples include: property tax bill, lease/rental agreement (must be signed and dated by landlord), mortgage statement, military housing or Section 8 letter, or residency attestation.
- Category B | two (2) required:
Examples include: driver's license, state ID, vehicle registration or insurance card, utility bill (gas, electric, etc.), account statement (credit card, bank, cell phone, etc.), or any other business correspondence with business name on document.
If you cannot produce one (1) Category A document list above, you must provide four (4) Category B documents.
Please Click here to view a listing of accepted proof of residency documentation.
You may upload your residency documents as part of your online registration form or email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 3 - required DOCUMENTation
- Student Health Documentation: Prior to the first day of school, proof of current immunizations applicable physical and exam must be provided to the Health Services Department. Students who are not medically compliant at the time of registration WILL NOT be allowed to attend school until they provide proof of having the required immunizations and physical exam. Click here to view student health requirements and to download forms. If you have any questions, please call the Health Services team at: 847-859-8120.
TransportationFamilies who are interested in transportation options for their child/ren should complete District 65's online transportation request form. Please click here to view the transportation web page and to access the online form. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation deapartment at: 847-424-2425.BIRTH CERTIFICATESThe State of Illinois requires families of students enrolling in the district for the first time to present an original or a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate. If the birth certificate is not available, other legal proof of the student’s name and birth date will be accepted along with a completed Birth Certificate Affidavit. This requirement must be satisfied within thirty (30) days of the student's registration date. Click here to order a copy of your child's birth certificate.STUDENT TRANSFER FORMStudents transferring into the district must be in “good standing” at their previous school. Students on suspension or expulsion must serve the entire term of any suspension or expulsion prior to registering. Students that are transferring from another Illinois school must provide an ISBE Transfer Form.FIRST GRADE ELIGIBILITYChildren who enter first grade must be six years-old on or before September 1 of that school year. Based upon an assessment of the child’s readiness, a child will be allowed to attend first grade if he or she attended a non-public preschool; continued his or her education at that school through kindergarten; was taught in kindergarten by an appropriately certified teacher; and will be six years-old on or before December 31.HOMELESS FAMILIESThe parent/guardian of a homeless child has the right to register the child in the school the student was attending when he/she became homeless or the local attendance area school based on where they are currently living. Homeless children qualify for additional services under the McKinney-Vento Act. Click here for more information or contact the Special Services Department at (847) 859-8090 for more information.PART-TIME ENROLLMENTFamilies with children in private or parochial schools, including home schooling, can enroll on a part-time basis if the child lives in the district boundaries, if there is space, and if the principal of the school was notified prior to May 1 of the previous school year. Students accepted for partial enrollment must comply with all discipline and attendance requirements. Student fees are pro-rated based on the number of classes the student attends.EVALUATION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICESChildren who live in District 65 and are home-schooled or attend private/parochial schools may register so the child can be evaluated for special education services. In addition, children who attend private or parochial schools within the district boundaries, but do not live within the district, may register so that the child can be evaluated for special services. The private or parochial school will provide the parent/guardian with a letter that should be brought to registration. Special education services are provided as soon as possible after identification, evaluation, and placement procedures provided by state law.
- any applicable court documents (custody agreement, guardianship, order of protection)
- Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Transfer Form or a "good standing" form. Your child's former school district may send the ISBE Transfer form via fax to: 847-328-7459 and any student records via fax to: 847-866-7261. You may also bring these documents with you in-person to JEH to finalize your registration.
Non-residentsNon-resident students may attend District 65 students upon approval of a request submitted by the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) for non-resident admission. Approval is subject to the following conditions:
- School must be below capacity;
- Enrollment is on a year-to-year basis. Approval for any one year is not authorization to attend the following year.
- Payment of tuition is required prior to registration.
- Transportation to and from school is not provided for non-resident students.
DISTRICT 65 SUPPORT TEAM
District 65 is committed to providing all families with the information and support needed to enroll their children in the district. Please view the following team members below who will be happy to assist you.
FAMILY SUPPORT LIAISON
If you have any questions or need assistance, we encourage you to contact District 65's Family Support Liaison, Ellen Uriquiaga (English, Spanish and French language support). Ellen can provide your family direct 1-to-1 support and help you complete the required registration and application steps.
Please email Ellen at: email@example.com or call: 847-859-8103 (work) or 847-344-0225 (mobile).
Registration Desk Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Monday - Friday
Registration Team: Arait Zamudio (Spanish support) 847-859-8065 | Sharon Mitzen 847-859-8055 | Harriet Pontikes 847-859-8056
Please note, you will need to complete your registration in-person at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center: