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Registration - Kindergarten

Julie Oberwise
Student Services and Human Resources Director
Fax: 708/364-3379

Eileen Freyer
Fax: 708/364-3379

Melanie Walsh
fax: 708/364-3379

Welcome Kindergarten Parents

Thank you for choosing District 135! If you are interested in registering your child for the 2015-16 school year, you may come to the District Administration Center with all necessary documentation (as listed on the flyer below).

Kindergarten Registration is available at the District Administration Center.

Summer Registration Office Hours
Monday- Thursday 
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

- The Kindergarten Registration Flyer
for the 2015-16 school year

- District 135 Boundary Maps

- School Calendar for 2015-2016

- Medical Forms

- Kindergarten Registration Forms 2015-16

- As Needed to Prove Residency 
  (If parent is not the homeowner)
Affidavit: Owner of Residence
Affidavit: Natural Custodial Parent

Frequently Asked Questions
As you await the day your little one will begin school, we understand some questions may arise that cannot wait until school starts. Below are some frequently asked questions and their answers for your convenience. If you do not find an answer to a question you may have, we welcome your call or e-mail.

Which school will my child attend?
Confirmation of school assignment is mailed to parents in August. Class sizes and transportation concerns are determining factors when assigning children to school. Schools with kindergarten programs are Centennial, Center, Park and Prairie. Registering your child as soon as possible helps to ensure the school assignment is right for your family.

Will my child attend the A.M. or P.M. session?
A.M. and P.M. sessions are based on bus routes. When you learn which school your child will attend, you will learn if your child will attend the A.M. or P.M. session. Information is typically mailed in late summer. 

Is there an Open House for each primary school?
Each primary school hosts an Open House for parents during the first week back to school, usually from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dates will be posted here when they are scheduled for 2015-16.

When is the first day of school?
The first day of kindergarten will be posted to the District web site in spring 2015.

What school supplies will my child need?
The supplies vary somewhat for each school. You can view the 2015-16 school year supply list by going to any one of our school webpages. Click on the appropriate school under the purple "Schools" tab above, and then click on the "School Supplies List" link along the right side of the page. Please note that supply lists are subject to change year to year.

How does bus transportation work?
Over 500 bus routes transport about 5,000 students to our District 135 schools. Using state transportation guidelines, children who live farther than 1.5 miles from school or children who live less than 1.5 miles from school but must walk in or near a hazardous area (as defined by the Illinois Department of Transportation) are eligible to ride a bus. Please direct bus questions to 708/364-3338.

Where can I get extra copies of the forms I received at registration?
If you need an extra form, please call 708/364-3323. A packet of forms will be available here for you to print in advance.

When are health forms due and where do I send them?
Completed forms with the physician's signature are due by the first day of school. Children who are without completed health records must, by law, be excluded from school. Completed health records should be returned to your child's school to the attention of the nurse.

Do you offer screenings if I think my child may need special assistance?
For screening questions, please contact Student Services at 708/364-3331.

What is included in the kindergarten curriculum?
The Kindergarten Handbook you will receive at registration includes a detailed description of the curriculum. You can also look at our curriculum maps under the "Academics" link above in blue.

What activities can I do at home to prepare my child for kindergarten?
As a parent, you can help prepare your child for kindergarten in several ways: read to your child; visit a library or book store; talk with your child about signs and their meaning; talk about coins and change; say the alphabet; practice counting; practice your address and phone number; listen to stories; repeat nursery rhymes and songs; make patterns with blocks; practice saying your last name and friends' names; and draw and color.

Medical Forms for Registration
- Physical Form
Dental Form
Dental Waiver Form

Vision Form
- Vision Waiver Form