New Student Registration for the

2023-2024 School Year

Welcome to Gurnee School District 56!

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the District.  Please use the following link to verify that your address is within our district boundaries:  Google Maps School Boundary Map. 

Disclaimer: The map was created with Google Maps and may not be the most accurate and updated information. The user should not assume the results as a guarantee of family living within the Gurnee School District 56 boundaries. Please rely on communications from the registration office for confirmation. To receive the most accurate boundary information or for help with boundary questions, please contact the registrar at 847-336-0800.

Proof of Residency

To finalize the registration the following documents will need to be uploaded on the online registration process. Proof of Residency Documentation from Category 1 & 2 - MANDATORY

Category 1 (one document)

Category 2 (two documents showing CURRENT ADDRESS within the last 30 days)

Disclosure Statement or HUD - 1(New Home Purchase)

Credit Card Bill (Visa, MC, AMex, Discover)

Current Real Estate Tax Bill

Gas, Electric, Water, Waste Management

Current Monthly Mortgage Statement 

Current Home Insurance/ Auto Insurance Documents

Signed & Dated Lease With Expiration Date

Bank Statement

CELL PHONE & CABLE BILL ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE 

New Student Online Registration

  •  Login to New Student Online Enrollment

  •  Enter the information requested on the screen and click on the orange bar.

    You will receive an email containing a login and password.  Click on the link in the email to go to Skyward Enrollment Access Page and enter the login and password.

Once you are logged into Skyward, please follow the remaining steps. 

After each of the following steps, you must click on the box, “Complete Step # and move to Step #”.  Required information is indicated by a red asterisk *.

  • Step 1:  Student Information.  (Click on Complete Step 1 and move to Step 2).

**ATTENTION** Make sure you choose the correct school year when your student will start school.

  • Step 2:  Family/Guardian Information.  (Click on Complete Step 2 and move to Step 3).

  • Step 3:  Medical/Dental Information. (Click on Complete Step 3 and move to Step 4).

  • Step 4:  Emergency Contact Information, please provide at least 2 contacts.  (Click on Complete  Step 4 and move to Step 5).

  • Step 5:   Requested Documents:  Items Highlighted in BOLD are required to be uploaded for your online registration to be approved. 

  • Birth Certificate

  • Proof of Residency (see category 1 for acceptable documents as proof of residency)

  • Utility Bills (see category 2 for acceptable utility bills) 2 utility bills are needed

  • Illinois Transfer Form: If the student is transferring from another public school in Illinois, an (Illinois Student Transfer form) must be obtained from the previous school.

  • Last School Report Card ( If the student receive Bilingual services in previous school)

  • If you have a Physical, Dental, or Eye Exam to submit, you may submit it in step 5 as well. (Click on Complete Step 5 and move to Step 6).

  • Step 6:  Additional District Forms:  Click on each form name and fill out the information requested, electronically sign and date. (Click on Complete Step 6).

  • At this point, you can add/change information in any of the steps by clicking on the “Edit” button next to each step.

Click “Submit Application to the District”.  You will not be able to submit the application if all the steps are not completed.

Additional Residency forms if Applicable (Forms must be Notarized)

Residency Affidavit

Residency Affidavit, if applicable – If a parent/guardian is living with a relative or friend, the following process should be followed. The affidavit form must be signed by both the Parent and the Resident in front of a Notary Public to be valid.  (Affidavits are available by clicking on links below)

AFFIDAVITS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED for HOMEOWNERS. No affidavits are accepted if parent/guardian is living with a relative or friend on a lease.

Upload the required documents on the online registration portal from category 1 and 2 items associated with the homeowners identified on the affidavit. (see chart below)

Category 1 (one document)

Category 2 (two documents showing CURRENT ADDRESS within the last 30 days)

Disclosure Statement or HUD - 1(New Home Purchase)

Credit Card Bill (Visa, MC, AMex, Discover)

Current Real Estate Tax Bill

Gas, Electric, Water, Waste Management

Current Monthly Mortgage Statement 

Current Home Insurance/ Auto Insurance Documents

Signed & Dated Lease With Expiration Date

Bank Statement

CUSTODY DOCUMENTS - Anyone with a Custody Order seeking to enroll a Student presents a Court Order, Agreement, Judgment or Decree that awards or gives Custody of the students to any person including divorce decrees awarding Custody to one or both.

After you have completed online registration and uploaded the RESIDENT’S Proof of residency from category 1 and (2) utility bills from category 2 and affidavits both (PARENT) and (RESIDENT) have been filled, signed and notaries please email the affidavit packet and the RESIDENT'S documents to the registrar Aurora Orozco to newstudent@d56.org. If you have questions or need assistance please call 847-336-1110.

Registration staff will be reviewing all proof of residency upload into the Skyward Family Access account to ensure proof of residency documents are current and accurate. You will be notified if there are any issues with your proof of residency you have submitted.

For all new students to the District, the following documents must be provided to the district in order to finalize the enrollment process:

  • Proof of Residency
    THREE documents are required to verify residency.  You must upload proof of residency on the online registration process to verify you are living within District 56 boundaries by providing ONE document from Category 1 and TWO documents from Category 2.  All documents must be current (within past 30 days) and include parent/guardian name and address.

  • Birth Certificate
    Families must provide a legal birth certificate to register their children.
    Hospital/baptismal certificates are not acceptable.

  • Health Requirements - New Students

    Illinois students must show the most recent physical examination and immunizations.

    •  Out-of-state students must meet  Illinois immunization requirements prior to the entrance by completing the Illinois Certificate of Examination form or an equivalent state form.

    •  Out of state students must have a vision examination completed  prior to the entrance of the school, using the

    StateOf

    IllinoisEye

    Examination  Report completed by an ophthalmologist/optometrist.

    • Dental requirements apply to K, 2, and 6111  graders using the Proof of School Dental Examination form

  • Illinois Student Transfer Form
    If a student is transferring from another public school in Illinois, an Illinois Student Transfer form must be obtained from the previous school and submitted along with the other registration documents. 

  • Last School Report Card ( If the student receive Bilingual services in previous school)

Student School Fees 2023-2024

Grade

Amount

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd

$95.00

3rd, 4th, 5th

$155.00

6th, 7th, 8th

$200.00

All Grade Kindergarten - 8th - (iPad Protection Plan)

$30.00 ( Cash/Credit Card Only)

Every attempt should be made to pay school fees at the time your registration is finalized or as soon as possible.  Each kindergarten student will be assigned an iPad that will be his/her primary instructional tool.  We strongly recommend that each family make accommodations ($30.00) to allow students to have 24-7 access to their iPads to ensure maximum learning gains for them.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please call the registrar Aurora Orozco at 847-336-0800 or by email to newstudent@d56.org