For New/Transfer Students


NOTE: All active links on this page have been updated for the 2018-19 school year.


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.

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.


If Your Child Is a New Student


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

Enrollment is a two-step process: proof of residency and payment of fees. Information about these steps is located in the sections below. 

► If your child will be entering pre-K or kindergarten in 2018-19, please start by reading the section titled "Instructions for Preschool & Kindergarten Students."

► If your child will be entering any other grade in 2018-19, please start by reading the section titled "Instructions for New Students in Grades 1-12."

After reading the instructions that apply to your child, please consult the remaining sections below for access to forms and documents that pertain to your child's enrollment, beginning with "District 401 Forms & Documents."
 

If your child will be entering preschool or kindergarten in 2018-19, please print and complete the required District 401 forms listed below, then come to the Early Childhood Center any Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Tuesday, May 1, to Friday, June 8, 2018. No appointment is necessary.

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

The ECC will be closed from Monday, June 11, to Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Enrollment for preschool and kindergarten will resume at the ECC on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. No appointment will be necessary — walk in Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting July 25.

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

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

For documents required of all new students regardless of school, please click the section below titled "District 401 Forms & Documents."

For ECC contact information and forms, please click the section titled "Early Childhood Center Forms & Documents."

In addition to proof of residency, enrollment requires the payment of school fees. The 2018-19 Fee Schedule and Payment Form is available below among the District required forms. 

If your child is enrolled in kindergarten by the start of the new school year (Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018), full payment is due by Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. However, monthly payments are available for children enrolled in pre-K.

Kindergarten students who enter District 401 after the due date will have 30 days to pay all fees after they have enrolled in the District. As mentioned above, monthly payments are available for pre-K students.

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 Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Regardless of which school your child will attend, the Elmwood Park High School offices are open all summer to answer your enrollment questions. Contact:

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

For documents required of all new students regardless of school, please click the section below titled "District 401 Forms & Documents."

For Elmwood Elementary, John Mills Elementary, Elm Middle and EPHS contact information and forms, please click the relevant sections below.

In addition to proof of residency, enrollment requires the payment of school fees. The 2018-19 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 (Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018), full payment is due by Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. 

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.

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 Health 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. Education Department Race and Ethnicity Data Standards Form
(Required of all new students)

► Home Language Survey (English) | Survey (Polish) | Survey (Spanish)
(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)

Photo Release Consent Form
(Required of all students, new or returning)

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

► 2018-19 District Calendar 
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

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

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

Students attend the Early Childhood Center if they are in preschool (PK3 or PK4) or kindergarten. If you have questions about ECC enrollment, please use the following contact Information. 

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

► Contact: Ms. Dina Koutroumanes

► Email: koutroumanesd@epcusd401.org

► Phone: 708-583-5860

► Fax: 708-583-5899

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/ecc

The following forms and documents pertain to 2018-19 ECC students. 

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

ECC Data Collection Form
(Required of all pre-K students)

ECC Copy of 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines
(For use with ECC Data Collection Form)

► ECC Class Times
(Please download for easy reference)

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

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

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

► Email: solisj@epcusd401.org

► Phone: 708-452-3558

► Fax: 708-452-5567

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/elmwood

The following forms and documents pertain to 2018-19 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
(Link for ordering yearbook online)

► Elmwood PATT Forms (Membership & Background Check)
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

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

► Email: wurtzd@epcusd401.org

► Phone: 708-452-3560

► Fax: 708-452-0349

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/mills

The following forms and documents pertain to 2018-19 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 PTA Membership Toolkit
(Link to the PTA's website, the only way to join; membership is optional)

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

► Email: yagerd@epcusd401.org

► Phone: 708-452-3550

► Fax: 708-452-0662

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/elm

The following forms and documents pertain to 2018-19 Elm students. 

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

► Elm 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)

► Elm Yearbook Form
(Link for ordering yearbook online)

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 

► Email: schlangerk@epcusd401.org  

► Phone: 708-583-6215

► Fax: 708-452-0732

► School Website: www.epcusd401.org/ephs

The following forms and documents pertain to 2018-19 EPHS students. 

EPHS Digital Citizenship AUP Contract
(Required of all students)

EPHS Chromebook Policy, Procedures & Information
(Required of all students)

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

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

► EPHS Program of Studies 2018-19 
(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 Activities & Organizations
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

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