Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

Forest Ridge School District 142 will hold Kindergarten registration for children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten at Ridge Early Childhood Center in August, 2020 on Thursday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. at Jack Hille Middle School, 5800 West 151st Street, Oak Forest. Children registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020.

 Children registering for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 (child’s date of birth must be on or before September 1, 2015).

Note – We cannot begin the registration process unless all required documents are presented!  See list of required documents below**
The required physical, dental and vision examination forms will be given to parents during registration.  Students will not be allowed start school in August without a completed Illinois physical form.



New Student Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for all students enrolling in District 142 schools for the first time are taken only by the District Registrar, Mrs. Spagnola.  Please call her to schedule an appointment.

To enroll your child(ren), a variety of forms must be completed and fees collected.

In addition, Forest Ridge School District 142 requires you to provide the school with the following original materials to be immediately photocopied and returned to you.  

**Please bring the following documents required for registration (Kindergarten AND New Students)

1. Student’s Original, Certified Birth Certificate from the State or County – No copies!         

2. Current photo ID with name and District address of parent/guardian/custodian: (provide one)

  • Driver’s License
  • State ID

3. Category I – (provide one – documents must be current)                          

  • Property Tax Bill – most recent (your name & address must appear on the bill)
  • Closing Paper or Settlement Document
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Signed Lease with current month’s paid rent receipt
    (effective date of lease, your name & District address, and Landlord’s name & address must appear on the lease)

4. Category II – (provide three different documents- All must be current)

  • Utility Bills (Gas, Electric, Water – any or all accepted)              
  • Apartment Insurance Paper
  • Phone Bill                         
  • Cable Bill                           
  • Automobile Registration
  • Credit Card Bill                                                                
  • Bank Statement


If you live with a resident (you do not own a home or have a lease in your name) – You and the district resident must come in together to register.  The district resident must provide the documents on this page and complete a notarized affidavit. You must provide a driver’s license/ID, three (3) specific documents in your name and the address of the resident you are living with, and complete a notarized document. 


Custody Documentation (If applicable)

  • Divorce Decree (front page showing petitioner, custody sections, last page with court stamps)
  • Guardianship documents or other affidavits of custody
  • Current Form 906 from the Department of Children and Families
  • If you are a Foster Parent, you must have placement papers from DCFS

Special Education Services – If your child receives special education services, please bring a current IEP for placement.

Health Requirements
All children must have a physical with current immunizations on file prior to attendance. This includes preschool and transfer students. A new physical examination with current immunizations is required prior to entering Kindergarten and 6th Grade. Students not in compliance or with incomplete immunization records will be excluded from classes until a completed health record is submitted and approved by the school nurse.

All Middle School students (grades 6, 7, and 8) who wish to participate in sports, must have a physical dated after July 1st to be eligible for the next school term.

Dental examinations are required for all students entering Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grades. Forms must be completed by a licensed dentist.

A Vision examination is required for all students entering Kindergarten or an Illinois school for the first time. Forms must be completed by an eye doctor. 

Access the District Physicals and Other Medical Forms/Consents web page to download forms.


School Transfer Forms – No public school district is required to admit a new student unless they can produce this form from the student’s previous Illinois public school district as per Section 2-3 13a of the School Code. As per the amendment to that code, no school district is required to admit a new student who is transferring from an out-of-state public school unless the parent or guardian of the student certifies in writing that the student is not currently serving a suspension or expulsion imposed by the school from which the student is transferring.

In the event of a residency dispute, parents may contact the South Cook Intermediate Service Center at 708-754-6600 with questions.