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Save the Date - Events for Incoming Kindergarten Families

We look forward to welcoming your family to District 65! Enrollment in kindergarten is an exciting time for both students and their families. Please save the date for our special events to learn more about the District 65 kindergarten experience.

January 30, 2018   Attendance Area Schools (Click here to view the District 65 school directory.)      
January 31, 2018   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School (2424 Lake Street, Evanston)
February 1, 2018   Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies* (3701 Davis Street, Skokie)

*Please note that beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, the Two-Way Immersion dual language program will be offered in both kindergarten classes at Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies.
All kindergarten open houses will be held at our schools and will begin at 7pm. Please note that District 65 has 10 attendance-area elementary schools (grades K-5) and two magnet schools (grades K-8). Click here to view District 65 attendance maps. Applications for magnet schools and programs will be available in January for the 2018-2019 school year. The application process is open only to registered students living within the District 65 attendance boundaries.
Kindergarten Information Nights
February 21, 2018 - Kindergarten Information Night
February 22, 2018 - Kindergarten Information Night

Kindergarten Information Nights will be held at the JEH Education Center from 6-8pm. Both nights will be open to incoming kindergarten families from across the district. With no set agenda or presentation, families may attend at any point throughout the evening to learn more about district programs and services, ask questions, and receive assistance in beginning the registration process. Information will be available about our magnet schools and programs (African Centered Curriculum and Two-Way Immersion), transportation, nutrition services, school age child care, health services, and more. Childcare will be available at both information sessions.

Kindergarten Registration
February 27, 2018    (Incoming Dawes, Oakton, and Walker students.)
February 28, 2018    (Incoming Kingsley, Lincolnwood, Orrington, and Willard students.)
March 1, 2018          (Incoming Dewey, Lincoln, and Washington students.)
March 2, 2018          (Make-up date for all schools.)
Kindergarten registration will be held at the JEH Education Center from 11am-7pm on February 27-28, March 1 2018 and from 7am-11am on March 2, 2018. Families can register on any of the above dates but are encouraged to register on the date specified for their school. Families interested in magnet schools, magnet programs, and permissive transfers must register for their attendance-area school. For more information about these options, please use the links on the left-hand side of this page. 
Click here to view more information about the registration process. 
Click here to view District 65 attendance maps.