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 Online Registration for 2015-2016 New Students


The tuition of $2,600 for full-day kindergarten includes District material and technology fees. Half-day students will be assessed the annual material and technology fee (expected to be $140).

Fee waivers for tuition are available to families who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in Board Policy 4:140. If you believe that you qualify for a fee waiver, please complete this form and submit it to the District (as described in the form) before July 1, 2015. Flexible payment plans will be available to all families, including the option to make 10 monthly payments of $260.

Full-day kindergarten students will attend school the same hours as our first through fifth grade elementary students, from 8:40am to 3:25pm, and will have the same options as older students for:

Transportation: Use the Address Finder to see if you are eligible for free bus service. If you choose to pay for bus service, that fee will be due on July 1. 

Milk: Students who purchase milk will be able to take a carton of plain, 1% milk. There are no other milk options available. This is a District fee, due on July 1. 

PTO Activities: Lunch ordering, before-school care and after-school enrichment will be available to kindergarten families through the PTOs. Look for information from your PTO over the summer and throughout the school year. 

After-School Club: The Deerfield Park District offers after-school care at each elementary school. Visit the Park District website for more information and registration.)

Online registration for new students is open and is as easy as 1-2-3! 

1. Complete online registration:

2. Print all registration materials (the application form and three supplements).

3. Contact Audrey Beresid (aberesid@dps109.org) to set up an appointment to review documentation and verify residency. Appointments will be available on Tuesdays between 2:00-4:00pm or Thursdays between 9:00-11:00am.

Documentation Requirements
You will need to bring the original birth certificate, printed registration form and supplement, and THREE residency documents:

ONE of the following
  • Property warranty deed/title (please no mortgage documents)
  • Current property tax bill
  • Signed lease and recent proof of payment

TWO of the following (showing current property address)
  • Driver's license
  • License plate registration
  • Voter registration
  • Auto insurance card/statement  
  • Electric, gas or water bill/statement 
The verification appointment typically takes about 15 minutes (but there may be a wait time so please be patient!), and you will receive a welcome packet with further information about the District.  

If you would like information about the on-site after-school care programs at the elementary schools, please contact the Deerfield Park District. For information about before-school care, contact your school's PTO. 

If you have any questions, please contact Audrey Beresid at aberesid@dps109.org or 847-945-1844 x7240.

 Timeline to Kindergarten

What’s Next? A Timeline to Kindergarten

Here is a timeline of what to expect after you register your child: 

End of March: You will receive an email from your child’s school to register for your Kindergarten Round Up time slot.

End of April: We will send information about the status of half-day kindergarten (location, am/pm sections and hours, etc.). 

May 8: Kindergarten Round Up at your child’s school.

Mid-May: Fee letter for 2015-2016 school year emailed to all families. This letter will include specific information about payment plans for kindergarten tuition. 

July 1: District fees due (including the first installment of full-day kindergarten tuition, if you choose a payment plan). 

August 14: Teacher placements posted on Family Access. 

August 26: First day of school for full-day kindergarten students (as well as all students in grades 1-8). It will be a half day of attendance in the morning.

August 27: First full day of school and first day of school for half-day kindergarten students.  

You’ll also receive information from your building principal and the PTO during the summer about events and activities planned at your child’s school.