Enrollment for Returning Students


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

Enrollment includes payment of required school fees.

This page describes the process of enrollment and fee payment for returning students. Links to all necessary documents for this process are located in the sections below.


Definition of "Returning Student"


A student is a "returning student" if he or she is entering 1st grade or above and attended a District 401 school the previous school year.

If your student did not attend a District 401 school or if the student is entering preschool or kindergarten, please see the New/Transfer Students page. 

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


If Your Child Is a Returning Student


All returning students must enroll again if they want to attend a District school in 2019-20. Enrollment is a three-step process:

► Proof of residency
► Payment of fees
► Consents

For information about each of these steps, consult the first three sections located below ("Step 1: Proof of Residency," "Step 2: Payment of Fees" and "Step 3: Consents").

Please read the information carefully. Fees have been pre-loaded into the D401 webstore so that you may begin paying your 2019-20 fees as early as Monday, May 6, 2019. Fees are due Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. You may send in your residency as early as Monday, May 6, 2019.

This year you also have the opportunity to complete some forms on the Ecollect parent portal in PowerSchool. To access Ecollect initial registration directions, please click here.

For your convenience, you will find links to all necessary enrollment documents in the section below titled "District 401 Forms & Documents." Consult the remaining sections for access to documents that pertain specifically to your child's school.
 

Only students who are Elmwood Park residents may attend District 401 schools, except as provided in Section 7:60 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual or in Illinois law.

A student's residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student.

Residency documents for 2019-20 returning students are due Monday, July 22, 2019. Students will be unenrolled if residency has not been approved.

All families are asked to: 

1. FILL OUT the Proof of Residency Form (one per family).

► Links to this form and other enrollment documents are located on this page in "District 401 Forms & Documents."
► Read the Proof of Residency Form carefully.
► We've also included the Letter of Residence Form for families who rent without a lease or live with friends or relatives.
► Additional residency forms may be required. 

2MAKE COPIES of your proofs of residency. 

► The name and address must be the same on all documents.
► As noted above, residency documents are due July 22, 2019.
► Students will be un-enrolled if residency has not been approved.

3. SCAN, FAX or MAIL your documents.

► If you choose to scan, use this address: registration@epcusd401.org 
► If you choose to fax, use this number: 708-452-0732
► If you choose to mail, use this address:

Kim Kaminski
EPHS
8201 W. Fullerton
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

We strongly encourage you to send your documents to us by email, fax or postal mail, or to use the new Ecollect parent portal in PowerSchool.

Alternatively, there will be walk-in, drop-off enrollment ("open enrollment") for 2019-20 returning students from 1 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Elmwood Park High School. Bring copies of your proofs of residency.

There is no need to come to open enrollment if your residency is complete and you paid your fees online or by mail.

Enrollment requires the payment of school fees. A list of school fees is available here.

You may begin paying your 2019-20 fees as early as Monday, May 6, 2019. Payment is due in full by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

Families have several payment options:

► Pay online via the District 401 webstore with a credit or debit card.
► Pay by mail with a check or money order.
► Pay in person on Monday, July 22, 2019, with cash, credit card, debit card, check or money order.

OPTION 1: To pay online with a credit or debit card

► Go to the D401 webstore by clicking this link.
► Once logged in, click on the yellow "PAY DEBTS" tab.
► Fees have been pre-loaded to student accounts.
► You have the option to make full payment or installment payments.
► Payment is due in full by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

OPTION 2: To pay by mail with a check or money order

► Download a payment form for each of your students by clicking this link.
► Fill out a payment form for each student.
► Mail your check or money order, payable to EPCUSD401, along with copies of your proofs of residency and forms to:

Kim Kaminski
EPHS
8201 W. Fullerton
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

► You have the option to make full payment or installment payments.
► Payment is due in full by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

OPTION 3: To pay in person with cash, credit card, debit card, check or money order

► Come to open enrollment for returning students on Monday, July 22, 2019. 
► Open enrollment will be held on that date only from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Elmwood Park High School.
► Bring copies of your proofs of residency.
► There is no need to come to open enrollment if your residency is complete and you paid your fees online or by mail.

PAYMENT DETAILS: For more information about each payment option described above, click here to visit our School Fees page.

IMPORTANT: Enrollment is not complete without proof of residency. Residency documents are due by July 22, 2019.

PAYMENT PLANS: You may pay in installments by mail or on the webstore beginning Monday, May 6, 2019. Please pay in full by Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

FEE WAIVER: To qualify, you must meet the federal income eligibility requirements listed below. You must also provide income verification for all members in your household.


INCOME ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS

Household
Size

Annual
Income

Monthly
Income

Pay Twice
Monthly

Pay Every
Two Weeks

Weekly
Income

1

15,782

1,316

658

607

304

2

21,398

1,784

892

823

412

3

27,014

2,252

1,126

1,039

520

4

32,630

2,720

1,360

1,255

628

5

38,246

3,188

1,594

1,471

736

6

43,862

3,656

1,828

1,687

844

7

49,478

4,124

2,062

1,903

952

8

55,094

4,592

2,296

2,119

1,060

For each
additional
family
member,
add …

 

 

5,616

 

 

468

 

 

234

 

 

216

 

 

108


WAIVER DETAILS: Income requirements are subject to change. For more information about obtaining a waiver, click here to visit our School Fees Waiver page. 

FREE & REDUCED LUNCH: Applications for free and reduced-price meals will be available at this link after August 1, 2019.

REMINDER: Students who qualified for free or reduced-price lunch in 2018-19 are carried over automatically for the first two weeks of the 2019-20 school year. But remember, you must re-apply for the lunch program every school year.

Enrollment also includes submission of the following consent forms:

Digital Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Contract
Photo Release Consent Form
District Policies for Student Handbooks Sign-Off Sheet  

These forms must be completed on the Ecollect parent portal in PowerSchool. If you do not have a PowerSchool account, contact your school so one can be created. Once you are in your account, click on "Ecollect Forms" and follow the directions.

The following District 401 documents and forms pertain to all or some returning students.

All students, regardless of school, must submit the Proof of Residency Form and the Student Medical Information Form.

Please read the comments in parentheses under each document for more information about each item. Documents are listed in alphabetical order.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & ESSENTIAL INFORMATION


► District 401 Proof of Residency Form 
(This must be returned by all students; three supporting documents are needed as well)

Ecollect Directions for Parents of Returning Students
(Ecollect must be used for completing the District AUP Contract, Photo Release Consent Form and District Policies for Student Handbooks Sign-Off Sheet)

► Fee Schedule and Payment Form 
(Payment of fees is required unless waived, but this form does not have to be returned if you pay online)

► School Entrance Health Letter | D401 Superintendent Dr. Wade
(Required reading for parents; lists all required medical exams and immunizations) 

Student Medical Information Form
(Required of all students; this is separate from K, 6th & 9th physical exam forms)


ADDITIONAL RESIDENCY DOCUMENT


► Letter of Residence from Landlord
(To be used as evidence of residency when a signed lease is unavailable; other supporting documents will also be required to establish residency)


MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS


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

District Calendar for 2019-20 School Year 
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

Military Children Registration Form
(To be used to help identify Illinois military families — optional)

► Student Data Form
(To be used only if you've changed your address, phone number, email address, etc.)


If you are looking for a document or form that pertains to a specific school, please scroll to the individual school sections located elsewhere on this page.

Students attend Elmwood Elementary School if they are in grades 1-6 and live south of the railroad tracks.

The first day of school for 2019-20 is Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Homerooms will be posted on the Elmwood school doors one to two days prior to Aug. 14. Please do not call the office for this information.

Reminder: There is no need to come to open enrollment on Monday, July 22, 2019, if your residency is complete and you've paid your fees online or by mail.

The following forms and documents apply to 2019-20 Elmwood students. Please read the comments in parentheses for more information about each item.

Child Health Examination Form | State of Illinois
(Required of all 6th-grade students)

► Dental Examination Form | State of Illinois
(Required of all 2nd-grade and 6th-grade students)

Elementary School Student Questionnaire
(Required of all students, grades 1-6)

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

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

Elmwood Yearbook Form
(Link for ordering yearbook online)

Elmwood's main office will be closed for summer break beginning on Thursday, June 13, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 23.

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

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

Students attend John Mills Elementary School if they are in grades 1-6 and live north of the railroad tracks. 

The first day of school for 2019-20 is Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Homerooms will be posted on the John Mills school doors one to two days prior to Aug. 14. Please do not call the office for this information.

Reminder: There is no need to come to open enrollment on Monday, July 22, 2019, if your residency is complete and you've paid your fees online or by mail.

The following forms and documents apply to 2019-20 John Mills students. Please read the comments in parentheses for more information about each item.

► Child Health Examination Form | State of Illinois
(Required of all 6th-grade students)

► Dental Examination Form | State of Illinois 
(Required of all 2nd-grade and 6th-grade students)

Elementary School Student Questionnaire
(Required of all students, grades 1-6)

► John Mills PTA Membership Toolkit
(Link to the PTA's website, which is the only way to join; membership is optional)

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

John Mills' main office will be closed for summer break beginning on Thursday, June 13, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 23.

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

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

Students attend Elm Middle School if they are in grades 7 or 8. 

The first day of school for 2019-20 is Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Elm schedules can be viewed on PowerSchool two to three days prior to Aug. 14. Please do not call the office for this information.

Reminder: There is no need to come to open enrollment on Monday, July 22, 2019, if your residency is complete and you've paid your fees online or by mail.

The following forms and documents apply to 2019-20 Elm students. Please read the comments in parentheses for more information about each item.

District 401 Chromebook Policy, Procedures & Information
(Required reading for all students, grades 7-8)

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

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

► Elm Field Trip Permission Form | 7th Grade
(Required for participation in field trips and listed special events)

► Elm Field Trip Permission Form | 8th Grade
(Required for participation in field trips and listed special events)

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

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

► Elm Yearbook Form
(Link for ordering yearbook online)

Elm's main office will be closed for summer break during portions of June and July; the exact dates will be posted here when they become available.

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

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

Students attend Elmwood Park High School if they are in grades 9-12. 

The first day of school for 2019-20 is Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

EPHS schedules can be viewed on PowerSchool two to three days prior to Aug. 14. Please do not call the office for this information.

Reminder: There is no need to come to open enrollment on Monday, July 22, 2019, if your residency is complete and you've paid your fees online or by mail.

The following forms and documents apply to 2019-20 EPHS students. Please read the comments in parentheses for more information about each item.

► Child Health Examination Form | State of Illinois
(Required of all 9th-grade students)

District 401 Chromebook Policy, Procedures & Information
(Required reading for all students, grades 9-12)

► EPHS Activities & Organizations
(Downloadable PDF for your convenience — optional)

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

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

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

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

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

► EPHS Physical Education Uniform Order Form
(Required of all students taking PE classes)

► EPHS Program of Studies 2019-20
(Downloadable PDF but do not print; this document is more than 40 pages)

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

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

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

If your child will attend the Early Childhood Center in 2019-20 (preschool or kindergarten), your child must enroll as a new student even if he or she currently attends ECC.

Please see the New/Transfer Students page for ECC documents and forms.

If your student will be in 1st grade in 2019-20, please consult the appropriate elementary school section listed elsewhere on this page.