Welcome! We look forward to greeting new families interested in sending their child to a school in Community Consolidated School District 181. If you are unsure of the school area in which you reside, please visit our Boundary MapFor information regarding Preschool / ECE registration, click here.

Registration in 2015-16

Families who wish to register their child for kindergarten in 2015-16, or who will have a new student in Grades 1-8 in 2015-16, should contact the school the child will be attending as soon as possible to begin the registration process. Parents will need to bring the child's certified birth certificate and documents to show residency; please scroll down for more information on required documentation. Per state law, children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2015 are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2015-16. Current families with a child registering for Grades 1-8 in 2015-16 are asked to complete online registration immediately. Please click the "Login" link in the top right corner of our website to get started today.

Registration in 2014-15 (New Students)

New student registration and kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year are ongoing. Families are instructed to register at the school the child will be attending during the school year; families should come to the Administration Center to register during the summer. Registrants will receive a brief packet of paperwork to complete and should plan to pay fees with a check at the time of registration. Please see the information below regarding required residency documents.

Residency Verification (All Registrants)

To show residency within the District, the person with whom the student lives in the District and who claims custody of the student must present documents as described below. If the person enrolling the student claims the student is homeless or attending school in the student’s former district upon the determination of the Department of Children and Family Services, only the appropriate items in Category Three must be presented. Please note that parents must also bring the child's certified birth certificate.

Category One (Present one of the items below in addition to two items from Category Two.)
  • Home closing documents dated within six months from the current date
  • Mortgage statement showing property owner name and address of real estate subject to the mortgage
  • Notarized letter from the owner of the residence stating that the signee resides at that residence and the duration of the residence
  • Real estate tax bill (most recent) showing signee as the taxpayer
  • Lease (signed) for the residence
  • Tax assessment PLUS deed (considered one item)
Category 2 (Present two of the items below in addition to one item from Category One.)
  • Automobile registration in the State of Illinois
  • Driver’s license for the State of Illinois (not a State ID)
  • Homeowner’s insurance policy
  • Library card
  • Medicaid medical card
  • Public Aid card
  • Renter’s insurance policy showing name of the renter and in District address of the rental property
  • Telephone bill (landline only) or cable TV bill
  • Utility bill for gas, electric and/or water (two separate and current utility bills are acceptable)
  • Vehicle sticker receipt
  • Voter registration card with current address
Category 3 (If applicable, otherwise see Categories One and Two.)
  • The enrollee can indicate the student is homeless and eligible for enrollment under the Illinois Education for Homeless Children Act.
  • The enrollee can indicate the student is enrolling based on the determination of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and will need to attach evidence of DCFS determination.
  • The enrollee can indicate that residency will be established within 90 calendar days and will need to attach a real estate contract, lease or closing statement. In addition, he/she must complete a Tuition Statement and submit a cashier/certified check for one semester’s tuition for each student enrolled in District 181.

2014-15 Registration

If you are interested in registering your child for the CURRENT 2014-15 school year, please contact the school secretary at the building your child will be attending for the appropriate packet of forms to be completed. Below are the 2014-15 health requirements.

Open Enrollment

If you are interested in submitting an Open Enrollment request, please complete the Open Enrollment Request Form below. The information will be sent directly to the Office of the Superintendent.