For New/Transfer Students


NOTE: We are in the process of updating this page for the 2017-18 school year. Some of the document links are not live yet.


Definition of "New Student"


A student is a "new student" if he or she did not attend a District 401 school the previous school year or if the student is entering preschool or kindergarten. 

A student entering preschool or kindergarten is considered "new" even if he or she attended the Early Childhood Center the previous year.

All new students must enroll in the District before they can attend a D401 school.

If a student is entering 1st grade or above and attended a District 401 school the previous year, including one of our alternative schools, please see our Returning Students page.


Instructions for Preschool and Kindergarten Students


If your child will be entering preschool or kindergarten, please print and complete the required District 401 forms listed below, then come to the Early Childhood Center any Tuesday or Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from May 1 to June 8, 2017.

Remember to bring your child's birth certificate, residency documents and custody agreement if applicable.

If you are enrolling over the summer, call for an appointment beginning July 25, 2017. The ECC office is closed from June 9 to July 24, 2017.

The Elmwood Park High School offices are open all summer to answer your questions. Contact:

Kim Kaminski, Registrar
708-583-6479 (phone)
708-452-0732 (fax)
registration@epcusd401.org

Scroll down for ECC contact information and forms.

In addition to proof of residency, enrollment requires the payment of school fees. The 2017-18 Fee Schedule and Payment Form is available below among the District required forms. 

If your child is enrolled by the start of the new school year (Aug. 16, 2017), full payment is due by Sept. 1, 2017. 

New students who enter District 401 after the due date will have 30 days to pay all fees after they have enrolled in the District.


Instructions for New Students Entering Grades 1-12


If your child will be entering grade 1 or above, please print and complete the required District 401 forms listed below, then call your home school for an appointment. (Scroll down to determine your home school.)

New student enrollment for grades 1-12 begins July 25, 2017. All school offices except for the high school's are closed from June 9 through July 24, 2017.

The Elmwood Park High School offices are open all summer to answer your questions. Contact:

Kim Kaminski, Registrar
708-583-6479 (phone)
708-452-0732 (fax)
registration@epcusd401.org

Scroll down for Elmwood Elementary, John Mills Elementary, Elm Middle and EPHS contact information and forms.

In addition to proof of residency, enrollment requires the payment of school fees. The 2017-18 Fee Schedule and Payment Form is available below among the District required forms. 

If your child is enrolled by the start of the new school year (Aug. 16, 2017), full payment is due by Sept. 1, 2017. 

New students who enter District 401 after the due date will have 30 days to pay all fees after they have enrolled in the District.


District 401 Required Forms


The following documents are for new students. See the statements in parentheses for special instructions or explanatory comments.

► District 401 New Student Checklist of Documents
(Lists all documents that must be provided to District 401)

► Illinois Board of Education Student Transfer Form
(To be filled out by the student's prior school district)

► District 401 Proof of Residency Form
(Three supporting documents are needed; see the form for details)

► Fee Schedule and Payment Form
(Lists fees for all District schools)

► School Entrance Letter from District 401 Superintendent
(Lists required medical exams and immunizations)

► District Student Medical Information Form
(Required of all new students)

► Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form
(Required of all new students)

► Illinois Eye Examination Report
(Required of all new students except preschool)

► Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination
(Required for kindergarten, 2nd-grade and 6th-grade students)

► ISBE/U.S. Department of Education Race and Ethnicity Data Standards Form
(Required of all new students)

► Home Language Survey
(To be filled out at the school upon registration)

► Student Data Form
(Required of all new students)

► Military Children Registration Form
(Required of all new students)

Records Request Form/Release of Records
(See individual school below for the appropriate form)


Other District 401 Forms


► Letter of Residence
(To be used if you don't have a lease or live with friends or relatives — optional)

► 2017-18 District Calendar 
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► District Band Boosters Membership Form
(Downloadable PDf for your convenience — optional)


Early Childhood Center


Students attend the Early Childhood Center if they are in preschool (PK3 or PK4) or kindergarten. To set up an appointment to enroll your student, please use the following contact Information. 

► Address: 4 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

► Contact: Ms. Dina Koutroumanes

► Phone: 708-583-5860

► Fax: 708-583-5899

► School Email Address: eccinfo@epcusd401.org

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/ecc

The following forms and documents pertain to 2017-18 ECC students. 

► ECC Digital Citizenship AUP Contract
(Required of all students)

► ECC Class Times
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

ECC PTO Membership Form
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► ECC Request to Release School Records
(Needed only if transferring in mid-year)


Elmwood Elementary School


Students attend Elmwood Elementary School if they are in grades 1-6 and live south of the railroad tracks. To set up an appointment to enroll your student, please use the following contact Information. 

► Address: 2319 N. 76th Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707

► Contact: Ms. Jessica Solis

► Phone: 708-452-3558

► Fax: 708-452-5567

► School Email Address: ewinfo@epcusd401.org

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/elmwood

The following forms and documents pertain to 2017-18 Elmwood students. 

► Elmwood Digital Citizenship AUP Contract
(Required of all students)

► Elmwood Student Questionnaire
(Required of all new students)

► Elmwood Release of Information
(Required of all new students)

► Elmwood Supply List
(Covers all grades, 1-6)

► Elmwood Yearbook Form 
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► Elmwood PATT Membership Form 
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► Elmwood PATT Background Check Form 
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience)


John Mills Elementary School


Students attend John Mills Elementary School if they are in grades 1-6 and live north of the railroad tracks. To set up an appointment to enroll your student, please use the following contact Information.

► Address: 2824 N. 76th Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707

► Contact: Ms. Denise Wurtz

► Phone: 708-452-3560

► Fax: 708-452-0349

► Email Address: millsinfo@epcusd401.org

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/mills

The following forms and documents pertain to 2017-18 John Mills students. 

► John Mills Digital Citizenship AUP Contract
(Required of all students)

► John Mills Student Questionnaire
(Required of all new students)

► John Mills Supply List
(Covers all grades, 1-6)

► John Mills Yearbook Form
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► John Mills PTA Membership Form
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)


Elm Middle School


Students attend Elm Middle School if they are in grades 7 or 8. To set up an appointment to enroll your student, please use the following contact information.

► Address: 7607 W. Cortland, Elmwood Park, IL 60707

► Contact: Ms. Danielle Yager

► Phone: 708-452-3550

► Fax: 708-452-0662

► School Email Address: elminfo@epcusd401.org

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/elm

The following forms and documents pertain to 2017-18 Elm students. 

► Elm Digital Citizenship AUP Contract
(Required of all students)

► Elm/EPHS Athletic Pre-Participation Examination Form
(Required of all students who want to join an Elm sports team)

► Elm 7th-Grade Supply List
(Covers all 7th-grade classes that require student-provided supplies)

► Elm 8th-Grade Supply List
(Covers all 8th-grade classes that require student-provided supplies)

► Elm Bus Routes 
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)


Elmwood Park High School


Students attend Elmwood Park High School if they are in grades 9-12. To set up an appointment to enroll your student, please use the following contact information.

► Address: 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707

► Contact: Ms. Kelly Schlanger

► Phone: 708-583-6215

► Fax: 708-452-0732

► School Email Address: ephsinfo@epcusd401.org

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/ephs

The following forms and documents pertain to 2017-18 EPHS students. 

EPHS Digital Citizenship AUP Contract
(Required of all students)

Records Request Form for New/Transferring High School Students
(Required of all new students)

► EPHS/Elm Athletic Pre-Participation Examination Form
(Required of all students who want to join an EPHS sports team)

► EPHS Program of Studies 2017-18 
(Downloadable PDF but do not print; this document is more than 40 pages)

EPHS Physical Education Uniform Order Form
(Gym uniforms are required for PE classes)

► EPHS Bell Schedule
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► EPHS Parking Permit
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► EPHS Bus Routes
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► EPHS/Jostens Yearbook Form
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► EPHS Activities/Clubs
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► Freshman/New Student Orientation Flyer
(Strongly recommended for freshmen and new students)

► EPHS Athletic Booster Membership Form
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

► AP Language & Composition Summer Assignment

► AP Studio Art Summer Assignment

► AP US History Summer Assignment