Kindergarten and New Student Registration for the 20-21 School Year
Community Consolidated School District 59 will begin kindergarten and new student registration for the 2020-21 school year on Thursday, February 20, 2020, with a special evening registration from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at all of the district’s elementary schools. Registration will then continue beginning on February 25, 2020 at each school from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on days that school is in session.
Choice program options are available, including the Dual Language Program (Spanish/English) and Ridge Family Center for Learning. All CCSD59 residents with incoming kindergarten students can apply for choice programs. The registration deadline for these choice programs is April 7, 2020 and a lottery process (draw date of April 9, 2020) is used if the number of applicants exceeds available slots. For more information about the Dual Language Program, please contact Nancy Torres at (847) 593-4305. For information about the Ridge Family Center for Learning, please contact the school at (847) 593-4070.
In accordance with Illinois School Code guidelines, your child must be five years old on or before September 1st to be eligible for kindergarten. *Children who attend Ridge Family Center for Learning, which operates on a balanced calendar, must turn five by August 22, 2020. Parents should bring their child’s certified birth certificate when registering their child for kindergarten. A birth certificate or other reliable proof (as determined by the Illinois Department of State Police) of the student’s identity is required by state law to prove a child’s identity and age. If no birth certificate is submitted at the time of registration, a parent must fill out an affidavit explaining the inability to produce a copy of the birth certificate and must provide it within 30 days of the start of school. Birth certificate request forms are available at all CCSD59 elementary schools.
Additional information needed at the time of registration includes: phone numbers for parents and guardians (home, cell, and work, as applicable), email addresses, and an emergency contact name and telephone number. In order to register, the parent/guardian will also be required to verify residency by producing three current documents including items such as: most recent real estate tax bill, signed lease for residence, current driver’s license, gas or electric bill, voter’s registration card and/or other acceptable documents verifying residence in CCSD59. Please contact the district office or the appropriate school with any questions to be sure you have the proper documentation needed to register.
At registration, parents/guardians will be given state physical examination forms and information to be completed and filed with the school before the start of the 2020-21 school year. Dental forms will be distributed and must be returned by May 15, 2021. Vision examination forms will also be distributed and must be returned by October 15, 2020.
Please note, parents/guardians of children who have attended CCSD59’s Early Learning Center are still required to register their child at the appropriate school via the registration packet for kindergarten students.
Residents with questions regarding new student registration can contact the CCSD59 administration office at 847-593-4300 or the appropriate school office. We look forward to meeting our new students and families in the 2020-21 school year.