REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019
Online registration begins at 8 am, July 9.INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATIONParents of high school students should register online for the 2018-2019 school year. After completing the online registration, students will still need to come to the high school on the assigned day of registration in order to get their books, ID, yearbook picture, and other purchased supplies. They can do this during walk-in registration.Walk-in registration dates are:Early Childhood Schools (Returning students register online. New students must register in person.)Thursday, July 26, from 3 - 6 pm (Fairview Pre K & phonology program)Tuesday, July 31, from 3 - 6 pm (Brigham and Sugar Creek)Elementary Schools (Even those who walk-in will register using a computer at the school.)Benjamin Elementary students register at a different time. Please contact the school.Thursday, July 26, from 3 - 6 pmJunior High Schools (Even those who walk-in will register using a computer at the school.)Thursday, Aug. 9, from 3 - 6 p.m.High Schools (All students must go through walk-in registration, even if you completed the online portion at home.)Monday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 - 5 p.m. / FreshmenTuesday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 - 5 p.m. / SophomoresWednesday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 - 5 p.m. / Juniors*Seniors can register any of the three days.Students new to Unit 5: Call your school guidance office to set up a registration appointment with a guidance counselor.Chiddix Junior High: 309-557-4405Evans Junior High: 309-557-4406Kingsley Junior High: 309-557-4407Parkside Junior High: 309-557-4408Normal Community High School: 309-557-4401Normal West High School: 309-557-4402Call the Unit Office 309-557-4400 if unsure of your school attendance area.Laptop DistributionLaptop distribution for students renting a device from from district will occur at the student’s home school. High school students will receive their laptop during walk-in registration. Junior high students will receive their device during the first week of school.Kindergarten Entrance Age RequirementsChildren reaching the age of five (5) on or before Sept. 1, 2018, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. Half day or Full Day Kindergarten The Unit 5 Kindergarten program is a full-day instruction program. Parents who believe their child is not ready for a full-day experience may elect to send their child for half a day. Birth Certificates A CERTIFIED birth certificate must be presented on registration day or the first day of school. The souvenir hospital certificate with the footprints will not be accepted. Immunizations and Health Exams Students entering kindergarten MUST turn in a physical exam and all immunizations by the first day of school or they will not be allowed to attend classes. Parents are encouraged to turn in this information at registration.Other Registration InformationEntrance Age Requirements Children reaching the age of five (5) on or before Sept. 1 2018, will be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. Children reaching the age of six (6) on or before September 1 will be eligible for enrollment in first grade.Immunizations, Health, and Dental ExamsA student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) shall present proof that the student received a health examination and the immunizations against, and screenings for, preventable communicable diseases, as required by the Illinois Department of Health, within one year prior to:1) entering kindergarten or first grade;2) entering sixth and ninth grades; and 12th;3) enrolling in an Illinois school, regardless of the student’s grade including nursery school, special education, Headstart programs operated by elementary or secondary schools, and students transferring into Illinois from out of state or out of country). All Illinois children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades are required to have an oral health examination by a licensed dentist and to submit proof prior to May 15 of the school year. School dental examinations must be completed within 18 months of the deadline. Birth Certificates A certified birth certificate must be presented on registration day or the first day of school for: 1) all kindergarten children and 2) all students new to Unit 5. Proof of Residence Proof of residence, as required by Unit 5 Board Policy 7.60 Residence, must be presented for students enrolling in Unit 5 for the first time. For additional information regarding registration or opening of school, parents are encouraged to contact the school their child will attend or the Unit 5 District Offices.