Kindergarten Enrollment


Enrollment in full-day and half-day kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year is open to all Elmwood Park children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022.

Please note that all students must be Elmwood Park residents.


How to Enroll in Kindergarten for 2022-23


All District 401 students, whether new or returning, must enroll in the District each school year. The enrollment process is also known as "registration." This process involves:

  • Proof of residency
  • Payment of school fees
  • Submission of consent forms

Registering for 2022-23 will be done entirely online in PowerSchool, where all necessary forms will be found. All school fees will be paid online as well, using the MySchoolBucks system.

The specific procedure that you'll follow when enrolling your student for 2022-23 will depend on whether your student is new or returning. Keep reading to see which category fits your student.


If Your Student Is "New"


A student is "new" if he or she did not attend a District 401 school the previous school year. For the purposes of 2022-23 enrollment, this means a student is considered "new" if he or she was not enrolled as a District 401 student during 2021-22.

If your student fits this definition, please visit the following page for instructions of how to complete their registration as a new student:


If Your Student Is "Returning"


A student is "returning" if he or she did attend a District 401 school during the previous school year. For the purposes of 2022-23 enrollment, a student is considered "returning" if he or she was enrolled as a District 401 student during 2021-22.

If your student fits this definition, please visit the following page for instructions of how to complete their registration as a returning student:


Kindergarten Fees for 2022-23


The 2022-23 kindergarten fees will be:

  • Kindergarten Half Day — $170
  • Kindergarten Full Day — $200

All fees will be paid via MySchoolBucks, which is District 401's school fees payment system.


Contact Information


All kindergarten students in District 401 attend one of our two elementary schools:

Families have the option of full-day or half-day kindergarten.

Here is the contact information for each elementary school's building secretary, who will be your contact person for questions regarding kindergarten registration:

JOHN MILLS ELEMENTARY*
Denise Wurtz, Building Secretary
John Mills Elementary School
Phone: 708-452-3560
Email: wurtzd@epcusd401.org
*
Due to summer construction work, the John Mills main office will be located at Elmwood Park High School until late August.

ELMWOOD ELEMENTARY*
Felicia Mirabile, Building Secretary
Elmwood Elementary School
Phone: 708-452-3558
Email: mirabilef@epcusd401.org
*Due to summer construction work, the Elmwood main office will be located at Elm Middle School until late August.

Please note that the main offices of John Mills and Elmwood are closed this summer from June 10 to Aug. 5, 2022. Both main offices will reopen at their temporary summer locations on Aug. 8, 2022.

If you plan to enroll your child in kindergarten and you have questions during that time (June 10-Aug. 5), please contact the Registrar's Office at Elmwood Park High School:

DURING SUMMER BREAK
Kim Kaminski, Registrar
Registrar's Office
Phone: 708-583-6479
Email: registration@epcusd401.org


Full-Day Kindergarten in District 401


When you begin the enrollment process, you will be asked whether you want to enroll your child in full-day or half-day kindergarten. The full-day program is offered at both of our elementary schools: John Mills (north of the railroad tracks) and Elmwood (south of the tracks).

Not sure whether full-day kindergarten is right for your child? Please watch the video below! For more about what the District offers, we invite you to visit our kindergarten overview page.