Student Registration & Residency

      • 2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration is Open!

        Registration for both this current school year (2023-2024) and the upcoming school year (2024-2025) is open. ALL KINDERGARTEN and NEW 1ST-8TH GRADE students: Please follow the "Online Registration: Easy as 1-2-3" steps. Please follow the instructions for either if you are a current District 109 parent or if you are a new District 109 parent. 


        Please Note:

        • Active K-8 students currently enrolled are NOT required to re-register annually. Early Learners Pre-K students ARE required to register for Kindergarten.
        • Only students who reside within the District 109 boundaries are eligible to register; we cannot consider requests for enrollment from out-of-district residents.
        • Students in grades K-8 shall attend the school designated for their attendance area. (Board Policy 7:30) Please use the district's address finder linked below to confirm the school of enrollment for your home. 

      Online Registration: Easy as 1-2-3

      • To register a NEW student, please follow these three easy steps:

        1. Complete an online enrollment application for each child. 

        • If you are a current District 109 parent, log into Skyward using your Family Access login ID and password. Choose New Student Enrollment.
        • If you are new to District 109, please fill out our new online registration application.

                   New Student Enrollment

                 

        2. Gather the FOUR (4) required documents: 

        Note: These documents can be uploaded with your online registration application if you wish. Skyward limits you to one document, so it works best if you are able to scan your documents into one PDF file. You will still need to show us the original birth certificate in person.

        • Child’s Original Birth Certificate (a copy will be made and the original returned to you)
        • One (1) from this list:
          • Current Property Tax Bill
          • Title or Warranty Deed
          • Signed Lease with Proof of payment

        AND

        • Two (2) from this list (must show your name and current address):
          • Drivers License or State ID 
          • License plate registration
          • Voter registration
          • Auto insurance card/statement
          • Gas, Electric, Water, or Waste Removal dated within the past three (3) months (no cable, wifi, or phone bills)
        • We also request a copy of the Parenting Agreement for divorced families

        3. Finalize your child's registration:

        Rosa Castillo, Registrar, will contact you with instructions for finalizing your registration. Please watch for an email from rcastillo@dps109.org

      Kindergarten

      • Full-Day kindergarten is available at each elementary school and provides students with greater learning opportunities.  Kindergarten students attend from 8:40am - 3:25pm. 

         

      More Information

        • Transportation: Use the Address Finder below 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. Please sign up for the milk option in order for us to supply the appropriate amount. 
        • PTO Activities: Special Lunch ordering, before-school care and after-school enrichment will be available to 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 5 days a week at each elementary building.  Visit the Park District website for more information and registration.)
        • School Supplies (K-8):  School supply lists for all grade levels can be found on the PTO’s website (links can be found on the schools’ websites). Parents are asked to purchase listed supplies and may choose to buy through the PTO or on their own at local stores.

      Change of Address/Family Status

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        • If you move within the District (even if you move within the boundaries of the same schools) or have a change in family status, please submit the appropriate forms and proof of residency listed below to Rebecca Rudd. Please be aware that student attendance is determined by residential boundaries, so make sure to check the boundary map or use our Address Finder to see which school residents of a particular address attend. Contact Rebecca Rudd at rrudd@dps109.org if you have any questions.

          If the address you are looking at is close in proximity to a school district boundary line, please contact Rebecca Rudd at rrudd@dps109.org to confirm which school building your family will attend. You may also reference the Board of Education Residency Policy 7.30.

          Accepted Proof of Residency Documentation: 

          • One (1) from this list:
            • Current Property Tax Bill
            • Title or Warranty Deed
            • Signed Lease with Proof of payment

          AND

          • Two (2) from this list (must show your name and current address):
            • Drivers License or State ID 
            • License plate registration
            • Voter registration
            • Auto insurance card/statement
            • Gas, Electric, Water, or Waste Removal dated within the past three (3) months (no cable, wifi, or phone bills)
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      • District Boundary Map

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      • Change of Family Status Form

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      • Change of Address Form

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