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We are excited to be using an online student registration form, powered by Infosnap. The system is secure and green and allows the district to process the student registration form for your child.
Registration is required for:
  • students new to the district
  • students entering early childhood programs, kindergarten, third, or sixth grade
  • students that have been withdrawn and are returning
  • students for whom the custodial parent or guardian has changed
  • students for whom the primary nighttime residence has changed and want to attend their new attendance area school
Welcome to the District 65 Student Registration Page
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To find out about school assignments, magnet schools and programs, permissive transfers or student fees, click on the title below:
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Introduction
Families new to the district, as well as those with children entering kindergarten, an early childhood education program, families of withdrawn students that are returning, and those for whom there is a change in custody will follow the instructions in the New Student section and click on the provided link to access the registration form. Registration is finalized in person at the District office located at 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, Illinois.
Families of students currently attending a District 65 early childhood program that will be kindergarten age (5 years old on or before September 1, 2014) will receive an email (or letter if no email address is on file) in late January with instructions on how to access and submit the re-registration form for their child. Families of students returning to an early childhood program, or entering 3rd or 6th grade will receive an email (or letter if no email address is on file) in May with instructions on how to access and submit the re-registration form for your child by the applicable deadline. More details are available in the Re-Registration Section on this web page.
For your convenience, computers are available in the lobby of the Joseph E. Hill Education Center. Assistance is available Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:00 pm and during the summer, Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call for an appointment, 847 859-8065, if you are not able to register during these times.
Purpose of Registration
  • ensure that only District 65 residents attend school on a tuition-free basis
  • collect student and family information required by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and state and federal laws
  • collect contact and emergency information so that district staff can effectively communicate with families and those they identify as emergency contacts
  • collect information regarding students and families so that their specific needs can be addressed, and obtain consent from families for releasing directory student information and for media consent.
School Assignments
Students are assigned an attendance-area elementary or middle school based on their residence address. Families may view the online Attendance area maps for more information, but are encouraged to contact registration staff to verify the attendance area school associated with a specific address.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Eligibility
Children who are 5 years old on or before September 1 are eligible for kindergarten. The 2014-15 dates to complete kindergarten registration are February 25th through 28th, 2014.  Once these dates have passed, please come in to register immediately. Children who enter first grade must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 of that school year. Based upon an assessment of the child’s readiness, a child will be allowed to attend first grade if he or she attended a non-public preschool, continued his or her education at that school through kindergarten, was taught in kindergarten by an appropriately certified teacher, and will be 6 years old on or before December 31st.
Re-Registration
Families of students currently attending a District 65 early childhood program that will be kindergarten age (5 years old on or before September 1, 2014) will receive an email (or letter if no email address is on file) in late January with instructions on how to access and submit the re-registration form for their child.
Families of students applying for an early childhood program, or entering 3rd or 6th grade in 2014-15 will receive an email (or letter if no email address is on file) in May with instructions on how to access and submit the re-registration form for your child by the applicable deadline.
If you receive a re-registration letter in the mail, please use this link to access the form in English: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=4945&culture=en or this link to access the form in Spanish: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=4945&culture=es. You will be prompted to enter the “snapcode” included in the letter.  If you receive a re-registration email, it will include a direct link that contains a unique “snapcode”. In either case, you will create an infosnap account that will be used for all students in your family. Some families will already have an account from a previous year that they will use. If you already have an infosnap account, there is no need to create another. Residency materials may be uploaded to the online form, emailed to parents@district65.net, faxed to 847.866.7261, mailed to 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 or dropped off at the JEH Education Center.  
Assistance is available during the school year, Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:00 pm and during the summer, Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration hours will be from noon to 7 pm Tuesday, February 25th through Thursday, February 27th. On Friday, February 28th, registration hours will be from 7 am to 11 am.
Registrations must be complete, including health requirements, and applicable fees paid prior to a child beginning school.
New Students
A registrar will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year, except February 25th through 28th. Families registering their kindergarten age children (5 years old on or before September 1, 2014) for the 2014-15 school year need to finalize their registrations beginning February 25th. Registration hours will be from noon to 7 pm Tuesday, February 25th, through Thursday, February 27th. On Friday, February 28th, registration hours will be from 7 am to 11 am.
Step 1:  Click on the appropriate link under the directions below to complete the registration form. Completing a form for the incorrect school year will require you to complete the form again using the correct year.
After you click on the appropriate link, you will be asked to create a registration account and then directed to the new student registration form. Follow the directions that appear on the first page of the form. Once the form is submitted, you will receive an on-screen confirmation message with additional information regarding Step 2 (see below), registration hours, and completing registration for additional new students.
Computers are available in the lobby of the JEH Education Center, located at 1500 McDaniel, for your convenience.  Staff is available to provide assistance.
For a 2013-14 new student registration form in English, click here. For a 2013-14 new student registration form in Spanish, click here.
For a 2014-15 new student registration form in English, click here. For a 2014-15 new student registration form in Spanish, click here.
Step 2: Complete registration in person at the JEH Education Center. Bring the following documents to registration:
1) original or certified copy of the birth certificate (visa or passport if the birth certificate is not available) and
2) any applicable court documents (custody agreement, guardianship, orders of protection, etc.) and
3) ISBE transfer form (if transferring from another school in Illinois) and
4) three documents to prove residency.  Only the most recent, dated documents showing your current name and address will be accepted (black out account and social security numbers on the documents). Click on Residency Requirements in the box at the top of the page to find out more information about the acceptable residency documents. Please contact the registration staff if you are having trouble collecting all three documents at 847-859-8065/847 859-8055.  
5) Prior to the first day of school, you must submit to Health Services your child's physical exam and proof of up-to-date immunizations.  Click on Health Requirements for School-Age Children to learn about additional health requirements for your child's grade level, or to access the necessary forms.
For incoming 2014-15 kindergarten students, dates and times to finalize registration will be as follows:
Tuesday, February 25th- Noon to 7 pm- Dawes, Oakton, Walker
Wednesday, February 26th- Noon to 7 pm- Kingsley, Lincolnwood, Orrington, Willard
Thursday, February 27th- Noon to 7 pm- Dewey, Lincoln, Washington
If you are unable to attend on your school's scheduled day, please join us Friday, February 28th, from 7 am to 11 am.
Non-Resident Student Admission
Non-resident students may attend District schools upon the approval of a request submitted by the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) for non-resident admission. The request may be approved subject to the following:
  • The student will be accepted only if there is sufficient room.
  • Enrollment is on a year-to-year basis. Approval for any one year is not authorization to attend the following year.
  • Payment of tuition is required prior to registration.
  • The parent(s)/guardian(s) understand that the District does not provide transportation to/from school for a non-resident student.
If you have questions about the registration process, either email parents@district65.net or call 847-859-8065/847 859-8055.


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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013
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