are encouraged to skip the long summer lines and sign up their children now for
kindergarten for the 2019-20
school year. Parents/guardians of children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1
can visit the Welcome Center, 501 7th St., to enroll. The early enrollment
window closes March 8.
attend kindergarten based on geographic zones that align with their
parents/guardians’ home address. Follow
this link to search an
address and find the assigned zone school. Special program options for
kindergarten are Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour and STEAM Academy at
Haskell. The deadline to apply for special program lotteries is March 8. Once
enrolled, families will register students in August and receive a classroom
assignment, school supply list and pay fees for the upcoming school year.
· All RPS 205
kindergarten classes are full day.
· Students who
are 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1 automatically qualify for kindergarten.
enrollment runs through March 8. Welcome Center staff are also enrolling
students at RPS 205 Early Childhood Centers and Head Start sites. Call
815-967-8070 for more information.
· Children who
regularly hear or speak a language other than English must complete a language
assessment at the Welcome Center. After the assessment, the parent/guardian
will review enrollment options with Welcome Center staff.
· Child's original birth certificate (no photocopies)
· Parent/guardian photo ID
· Two acceptable proofs of residency (follow this link for a complete list)
· Current IEP for students receiving special education services, if applicable
Welcome Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Click here for
more information. The Welcome Center will also host a Saturday enrollment
event, the Enrollment Extravaganza, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.