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    Kindergarten Registration - 2017-18 School Year

    Incoming kindergarten pre-registration will open Tuesday, January 17. Please check back at that time for more information and to begin the pre-registration process.  Students must be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2017 to enroll.

    Parent Information Night

    Parents of incoming kindergarten students for the 2017 - 2018 school year are invited to attend a Kindergarten Information Night on Monday, February 13, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at your home school. At this meeting, parents will learn about kindergarten programs and curricula, visit classrooms, and complete the verification of residency and enrollment process. 

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    Spirit of 67 Foundation

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    Dr. Michelle Shinn


    Cherokee Elementary

    475 E. Cherokee Road

    Everett Elementary

    1111 Everett School Road

    Sheridan Elementary

    1360 N. Sheridan Road

    Kindergarten Information

    Welcome 2016-17 Incoming Kindergarten Students!

    Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,

    Welcome to Lake Forest School District 67! This web page is designed to help with kindergarten enrollment. Please refer to the timeline for 2016-17 Incoming Kindergarten registration below, which explains the process for entering kindergarten at Lake Forest School District 67 in Fall 2016. Please contact Kindergarten Liaison, with any questions.

    Please note: Lake Forest School District 67 specifies that, to enter kindergarten, children must be five years of age by September 1st of their kindergarten year.  Students who do not meet the age requirement will not be enrolled early.


    Step 1: Pre-Registration

    The first step in the process is to pre-register your student for kindergarten. This information will be imported into our student information system and will allow us to begin planning for the upcoming school year. 

    Lake Forest School District 67 offers two kindergarten program options, half-day or extended-day, at all elementary schools.  Students from half-day and extended-day programs are blended across classrooms, so each classroom includes half-and extended-day students.  Both programs offer the same curriculum in language arts, mathematics, wellness, music, technology, and information literacy.  Students in the extended-day program have additional curricular options in art, inquiry-based learning, and extended learning opportunities in language arts and mathematics.

    During the pre-registration process, parents will indicate their kindergarten enrollment preference in either the half-day or extended-day program. 

    Half-Day Program 

    The half-day program is held in the morning at all schools.  If enrollment numbers indicate the need for additional sections, an afternoon class may be opened.

    Extended-Day Program 

    The extended-day kindergarten program is tuition-based and tuition is set annually by the Board of Education (2015-16 extended-day tuition was $4,800). Parents electing the extended-day program must pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 towards the tuition when completing pre-registration. If enrollment in the extended-day program is sufficient, there will be at least one section at each elementary school. If enrollment in the extended-day program exceeds capacity, there will be a lottery system. If the extended-day program is not available at your home school, you will have the opportunity to transport your child to another school, subject to lottery selection.

    Hours for all kindergarten programs can be found HERE.

    Click HERE to begin the pre-registration process. After you have completed the pre-registration online, please return to this page for instructions to complete the next steps.

    Step 2: Verification of Residency

    During the school year, please make an appointment with your school secretary or, during the summer, Natalia Martinez to complete the pre-registration process by bringing proof of residency (click HERE to review the list of acceptable documents), and a certified, original birth certificate for your child. These documents will be scanned and returned.


    Please contact Natalia Martinez at 847-604-7437 or if you have any questions about the pre-registration process. For questions regarding the kindergarten programs and curriculum, please contact your school principal.

    Step 3: Complete Online Registration and Pay School Fees

    You will receive an email from the Business Office with instructions to complete the 2016-2017 registration process and pay school fees.