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School District 65 is hosting a series of events for families of incoming kindergarten students. Children must be five years-old on or before Sept. 1 to register for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. Families that have students entering kindergarten in the fall are encouraged to attend.

In January, District 65 will host several Kindergarten Information Nights. Staff members and teachers will share information about the kindergarten experience in District 65 and provide details on the registration and magnet program/school application process. Representatives from District 65 departments will also be on-hand to share information about nutrition services, health requirements, school-age childcare program, and other programming and services offered to students and families. There will also be time for questions during each of the sessions.

District 65 Kindergarten Information Nights

  • Jan. 14 (Session will be presented in Spanish; open to students of all schools.)
  • Jan. 19 (Students who will attend Dawes, Oakton, or Walker.)
  • Jan. 20 (Students who will attend Kingsley, Lincolnwood, Orrington, or Willard.)
  • Jan. 21 (Students who will attend Dewey, Lincoln, or Washington.)

All information nights will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave. Limited childcare is available. To reserve, please call (847) 859-8065. Spanish translation will be provided at all Kindergarten Information Nights. Please note that the session on January 14 will be in Spanish with translation in English.

Students and their families are also invited to attend open houses to learn more about the individual school communities.  Kindergarten Open Houses will be held at 7 p.m. on the following dates and at the places indicated:

  • Jan. (Attendance-area Schools)
  • Jan. 27 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School)
  • Feb. 4 (Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies)

Kindergarten registration will be held March 1-4.

Attendance-area maps are available on the District 65 website at district65.net/attendancemaps. For more information about the kindergarten registration process, please visit district65.net/kindergarten, email parents@district65.net, or call (847) 859-8056 or (847) 859-8055 (español).