The District maintains a half-day kindergarten with an instructional program that fulfills the District’s curriculum goals and objectives and the requirements of the State law. Students will be assigned to either a morning or afternoon session with information about the assignment available in early August.
- Morning Kindergarten Hours: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Afternoon Kindergarten Hours: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
District families that have a child that turns 5 by September 1, 2021, have an opportunity to start the registration process now. In the past, we have been able to hold a kindergarten preview, but it is not possible this year. This year, we had two meet and greet sessions for family members to attend to submit registration documents, meet with a member of their school administration team, and submit their preference for AM or PM. Those events took place in mid-February, but don’t worry, you can still register at our Administration Building. Call the District Administration office at (630) 937-8800, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F to schedule an appointment to drop off your registration paperwork. Look below for the list of documents you will need to submit.
Here is information about District school boundaries if you are unsure where your student would attend elementary school in our District.
When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked to submit the following documentation for registration. Please have it all ready when you arrive.
- The child’s county birth certificate
- Proof of Residency, which includes (a detailed list can be found HERE).
- Real estate tax bill, a signed lease, or closing agreement/mortgage AND
- Two items with name and address (driver’s license with current address, utility bill, current public aid card, current homeowners/renters insurance policy, and premium payment receipt)
- Affidavit of Enrollment and Residency
- Initial Student Enrollment Forms (Part I and Part II)
Once you leave your appointment and submit your documentation, you will receive an email providing an access code for PowerSchool (online registration system) in order to complete the remainder of the required registration information, including payment of school fees and activities.
Prior to the start of school in 2021, you will also need to complete these medical requirements for your student.
Kindergarten Eligible in 2020?
If you are a family that has a student who was eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2020, the student was 5 by Sept. 1, 2020, and you chose to take a pass, we will be hosting diagnostic screenings for overall readiness for Kindergarten or 1st grade. Please be patient as we plan for this event, most likely for May of 2021. More details to come.
We are hopeful that we will be able to bring the kindergarten students into their school for an open house in August of 2021. More details will be provided as we get closer to the 21-22 school year.
If you need additional assistance with registration, please call (630) 937-8800.
For the 2021-22 school year, BPS101 is bringing the Kindergarten Enrichment Program in-house. The BPS101 Kindergarten Enrichment program will coordinate with the District’s Half-Day Kindergarten Program (HDK). Kindergarten Enrichment students will engage in work and play in line with the themes and skills developed in the HDK program. These skills are an extension of the core program with an emphasis on play and exploration. For additional information on the 2021-22 Kindergarten Enrichment Program, click HERE.