summer reading information

With summer approaching, we know that students and families are ready for some downtime. While the summer months are a wonderful opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, the break from the rigors of school can cause a lag in learning. Research demonstrates that students must read at least three challenging books during the summer break simply to maintain fluency and comprehension skills; a minimum of five such books is necessary to improve on any reading weaknesses. In addition, our goal is to foster and encourage a lifelong habit of reading - for pleasure as well as knowledge - in our students.

We have developed summer reading tasks with this in mind. This year, the requirements for each grade level are listed online at DPM Summer Reads. Our hope is that when students are selecting their novels they will choose ones that truly interest them. If your child is unsure about what to read, links to suggested titles are located within the website.

Read more about DPM Summer Reading 2021

The Roadtrip of your Life

We are thrilled to welcome you to 6th grade, and we cannot wait to meet you soon. You have many adventures ahead of you in 6th grade, and we will be here for you on this amazing journey every step of the way. While this year did not allow for much movement around DPM, next year you will have many exciting destinations awaiting you. So, pack your suitcase and get ready! Your 6th grade teachers have an amazing first week of school planned for you.

Read more about Welcome to 6th Grade!

Attention Students in Grades 5 and 6 – We are excited to offer Band, Orchestra and Choir in person for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in rejoining after a year of remote learning, or learning an instrument for the first time, please consider joining us!

For more information and instrument demonstrations, please look through our 5th Grade BOC Packet (the same information is applicable to older students starting, as well). You may also contact any of the directors with questions throughout the summer. Their contact information is listed in the packet.

Please use this link to register: https://forms.gle/1MXyjftAvGbBzJWj8

District 67 has been honored for the 3rd year in a row with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

Read more about Participate in Band, Orchestra or Choir for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Registration

REGISTRATION FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS

Lake Forest School District 67 uses an online registration system (PowerSchool Registration). Parents receive a SnapCode email for each District 67 student that contains a personalized link to complete online registration and fee payment for the following school year.

If you do not receive your SnapCode email, please contact Natalia Martinez at nmartinez@lfschools.net.

We encourage families to complete the online registration as soon as possible. Your student's registration will not be considered complete until you have submitted all online registration information and fee payment. Portions of the information you provide on your registration, such as emergency notifications, are required for your student(s) to participate in District field trips. Students with incomplete registration will not be allowed to attend field trips. An additional $25 will be charged per student for payments received after the registration deadline. You will receive a confirmation email after submission.

The District offers fee waivers for required fees for families who meet the eligibility criteria. Guidelines and application forms are available during the online registration process.

Please note: All students registering at Lake Forest School District 67 are required to provide proof of residency. Lake Forest School District 67 has contracted with a third party firm to automatically check information provided during the registration process against electronic records. In the event that residency cannot be verified electronically, a member of our staff will reach out to you to obtain further information and documentation.

REGISTRATION OF NEW STUDENTS

Any parents/guardians who wish to enroll their student(s) in Lake Forest School District 67 must complete the online pre-registration process for each student. Enrollment is open to all legal residents who reside within the school boundaries of Lake Forest School District 67.

Please note: Pre-school registration for the 2021-2022 school year is accepting registrations for waitlist only.  Please contact Dr. Michelle Shinn for information.

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR - NEW FAMILIES ONLY

Use this link to begin the pre-registration process for the 2021-2022 school year.

After you have pre-registered your student, you must complete the verification of residency and enrollment process. Please use this link for instructions, and for a list of required documents.

Lake Forest School District 67 can not approve your student’s pre-registration until you have provided the necessary documentation to verify residency and enrollment. 

Questions can be directed to Natalia Martinez at  nmartinez@lfschools.net.

After you have pre-registered your student(s), and verified residency, you will receive a personalized SnapCode email to complete the online registration process and pay fees through PowerSchool Registration.

The District offers fee waivers for required fees for families who meet the eligibility criteria. Guidelines and application forms are available during the online registration process.

Questions can be directed to Natalia Martinez at  nmartinez@lfschools.net.

Electronic Student Residency Verification

All students registering at Lake Forest School District 67 are required to provide proof of residency. Lake Forest School District 67 has contracted with a third party firm to automatically check information provided during the registration process against electronic records. In the event that residency cannot be verified electronically, a member of our staff will reach out to you to obtain further information and documentation.

Incoming Kindergarten Students

Information regarding Kindergarten Registration can be found HERE

How does the District Handle Educating McKinney-Vento Children?

Board policy governs the enrollment of homeless children. Any homeless child is immediately admitted to school after the completion of required paperwork in the district office. Homeless children are admitted even if the child or child’s parent / guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. Please contact Homeless Coordinator, Jennifer Hermes: jhermes@lfschools.net

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Examinations and Immunizations

Physical Examination/Immunizations are required for all students in kindergarten, second grade, sixth grade, and all new students entering the District from another state or country. An Eye Examination is required for all new students and kindergarten students. A Dental Examination is required for all new students and students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grade.

For more information about these requirements, and to download required health forms, please visit the Health Services page of our website.

SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

The lunch program begins on the first full day of school and normally is in operation each full day school is in session. For more information, please visit the Food Services page of this website. Menus are posted online and can be viewed by clicking on the "Menu" tab from each school's homepage.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation registration/fee payment is completed during the district’s annual online registration. There is a deadline to register and pay for transportation, and an additional $50.00 will be charged per student after the transportation deadline.

If you wish to purchase bus service once the online registration window for transportation has closed, please email Natalia Martinez at the district office, nmartinez@lfschools.net.

For more information please visit Transportation Page.

DISTRICT 67 PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

Don't miss the opportunity to support our important parent organizations during online registration - the APT and Spirit of 67 Foundation!

Logo for the Association of Parens and Teachers
Logo for the Spirit of 67 Foundation

DISTRICT OFFICE

Administration Center
300 S. Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
(Directions)
847-235-9657

Normal Business Hours:

M-F 7:30am – 4:00pm

Summer Hours:

M-Th 7:30am – 4:00pm
(Closed Fridays)

Print a Copy of Fee Payment Invoice

If you have completed your registration/fee payment and would like a copy of your invoice for tax or other purposes, please log into the PowerSchool Registration Portal using the “Continue Your Work” link on the right side of the page.

Registration Links and Documents

HEALTH FORMS

Please visit the Health Services page of our website to download forms and for other health related information.