New Student Registration 2021-2022
Registration for New Students (PK-8)
District 97 Student Registration is conducted each year via our online registration system, InfoSnap. In order to register your child, you must be the custodial parent/guardian and currently reside in Oak Park.
New Student and Kindergarten Registration Steps:
- Gather all required documents (see lists below).
- Make an appointment to have your documents reviewed (see link below).
- Look for an email with a Snapcode link (one per child).
- Click the link and create an account.
- Complete the online registration—be sure to upload all required documents—and hit "submit."
- Watch for an approval email from the district.
- Your school will reach out once registration has been approved by the district.
At your appointment, the registrar will explain the online process, verify your child’s age and Oak Park residency and enter the student into the online system. After your appointment you will receive an email for each student with a unique link to submit that student’s registration information. Parents will be required to upload the documents listed below directly into the online registration system. Parents are highly encouraged to gather all documentation prior to making an appointment.
During the school year, it generally takes two business days for registration to be approved and students to be placed in classes as long as parents have uploaded all of their required documents. However, during our annual spring and summer registration, the approval process may take two to four weeks after the online information has been submitted. We encourage parents to schedule their appointment and complete registration as soon as possible.
*Please note, all residency documents uploaded MUST have the residents' Oak Park address.
If you are enrolling a new kindergarten student, please visit our Kindergarten Registration page.
New and Kindergarten Student Health Requirements: It is important for you to know the legal health requirements as determined by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health. All new students coming from an out of state/country school or a non-public Illinois school, as well as all incoming kindergartners and sixth-graders, are required to provided a completed Illinois Certificate of Child Health signed by both the physician and the parent/guardian. These forms are due no later than October 15th. If enrolling after October 15th, this form is due before your child’s first day of school. This communication allows families ample and advanced opportunity to meet these legal requirements and exclusion will not occur without prior notice. Click here to see the full list of health requirements for new students. If you already have these completed forms, remember to upload them during the registration process. Once you submit your registration, you will not be able to go back and upload your documents.
2021-22 New Student Registration Flyer - COMING SOON
Required Documents for New Registrations:
- Official certified birth certificate (long form)
- NOTE: Hospital birth certificates are not accepted
- A current, unexpired, government-issued photo ID (Driver’s license, State ID, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, U.S. Military ID, Consular ID, etc) from the parent/guardian registering their child
- Main proof of residency (lease or home ownership document)
- Acceptable documents include a bill of sale, property tax bill, mortgage statement, master statement from closing documents, or a lease covering your child’s first day of school.
- Three supporting documents:
- Two recent utility bills (last 30 days)
- One other major bill or bank statement with name and address listed
- Custody documents (if applicable)
- Most recent Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) health physical exam and immunizations
- These documents must be dated within the year of the first day of school for students entering kindergarten, sixth grade, or a public Illinois school for the first time. You will have until the first day of school to produce these documents. For more information, please review our Health Requirements for New Students.
- The Illinois transfer form is required for all new students coming from another Illinois school and are entering first through eighth grade. Please contact your previous school to retrieve this form prior to attending a registration event.
- If you are enrolling a student who is not your biological child, please download the Non-Parent Affidavit form and include it with your required residency documents.
- If you are homeless, please contact the registrar directly at 708-524-3000.
If you are transferring to District 97 from another school district, please download, complete and sign this Request for Records and turn it in to your old school prior to attending a registration event so that they may send us the student's records. The Illinois transfer form is required for any transfer student coming from another IL public school. This form will come from the old school. Please bring in all other required documents to district office during a registration event; no appointment needed or accepted.