Kindergarten Registration Drive

Parents may register their child in person at the District Administrative Center, 20100 South Spruce Drive, Frankfort.


  • Parents will need to present an official birth certificate (with certification seal from the county).
    • Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.
      • If applicable, proof of legal custody would include presentation of a court order or decree for legal guardianship, proof of legal custody through public aid documents, or proof of foster care.

        Enrollment options

        • Extended day program: 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Registration: $150.
          • Half-day program: 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Registration: $125.
            • Yearly milk may be purchased as well.

              Upon completion of residency verification, parents will be given a username and password to access the online registration form. Parents can pay the registration fee online via credit/debit card. Payment plans are included in the registration form. For additional information, please call 815-469-9103. Bus transportation assignments will be available through PowerSchool in mid-August.


              Re-registration of students for 2018-19 School Year

              Re-registration is available online for students in grades 1-8. Registration may also be completed in person at the District Administrative Center, 20100 South Spruce Drive, Frankfort.

              Registration Information

              • Go to then enter your child's Access ID and Password.
                • During online re-registration, current student information is confirmed and updated.

                  Online Payment

                  • The re-registration fee for 2018-19 is $120 through March 30th for students in grades 1-8.
                    • Beginning March 31st, the fee is $150.
                      • Online payment with a credit card is available.
                        • The District will continue to accommodate those who do not wish to pay online. These individuals may go online to complete the re-registration form and then come to the Administrative Center, 20100 South Spruce Drive, in Frankfort, to pay by check or cash
                          • A payment plan is available.

                            Please note that the District will implement a mandatory residency validation check for the 2018-19 school year with its residency software program. The District plans to complete its parent database cross check prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. By doing so, a family who may not be residents would be required to enroll in their resident school district rather than starting the year in District 161. Additional information will be communicated at a later date.

                            Documents/Residency Verification

                            Original Birth Certificate
                            Residency of Person With Whom Student Lives:
                            As initial proof of residency, the person with whom the student lives within the district and who claims custody of the student must provide at least ONE document from Category 1 AND at least TWO documents from Category 2, all of which must be acceptable to the District.
                            Category 1 (Check and provide at least ONE of the following documents)

                            • Most recent property tax bill (homeowners) showing parent as taxpayer
                            • Current mortgage statement or mortgage coupon book (homeowners)
                            • Closing papers - Closing must have occurred before registration (NEW STUDENTS ONLY)
                            • Signed, dated and notarized lease agreement Exp. Date:________and proof of last month's payment (renters) Housing letter (military personnel)
                            • If parent is not the actual homeowner, the owner of the property, and the parent must prove residency by providing ONE document from Category 1 and TWO documents from Category 2. Affidavit of Residency Part 1 and Part 2 must be completed.
                            Category 2 (Check and provide at least TWO) of the following documents)
                            • Current driver's license/state ID AND at least ONE of the following documents
                            • Most recent gas/electric/water bill or official start notice
                            • Current vehicle registration
                            • Current homeowners/renters insurance policy and premium receipt
                            • Current Department of Illinois Human Services Letter (DIHS).