All K-12 schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 30th, 2020. All related activities are cancelled during these dates.


Kindergarten Registration Drive

Parents may register their child in person at the District Administrative Center, 20100 South Spruce Drive, Frankfort.


  • Parents will need to present an official birth certificate (with certification seal from the county).
    • Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.
      • If applicable, proof of legal custody would include presentation of a court order or decree for legal guardianship, proof of legal custody through public aid documents, or proof of foster care.

        Enrollment options

        • Extended day program: 8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Registration: $150.
          • Half-day program: 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Registration: $125.
            • Yearly milk may be purchased as well.

              Upon completion of residency verification, parents will be given a username and password to access the online registration form. Parents can pay the registration fee online via credit/debit card. Payment plans are included in the registration form. For additional information, please call 815-469-9103. Bus transportation assignments will be available through PowerSchool in mid-August.


              Re-registration of students for 2018-19 School Year

              Re-registration is available online for students in grades 1-8. Registration may also be completed in person at the District Administrative Center, 20100 South Spruce Drive, Frankfort.

              Registration Information

              • Go to www.studentregistration.org then enter your child's Access ID and Password.
                • During online re-registration, current student information is confirmed and updated.

                  Online Payment

                  Please note that the District will implement a mandatory residency validation check for the 2018-19 school year with its residency software program. The District plans to complete its parent database cross check prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. By doing so, a family who may not be residents would be required to enroll in their resident school district rather than starting the year in District 161. Additional information will be communicated at a later date.

                  Documents/Residency Verification

                  Original Birth Certificate
                  Residency of Person With Whom Student Lives:
                  As initial proof of residency, the person with whom the student lives within the district and who claims custody of the student must provide at least ONE document from Category 1 AND at least TWO documents from Category 2, all of which must be acceptable to the District.
                  Category 1 (Check and provide at least ONE of the following documents)

                  • Most recent property tax bill (homeowners) showing parent as taxpayer
                  • Current mortgage statement or mortgage coupon book (homeowners)
                  • Closing papers - Closing must have occurred before registration (NEW STUDENTS ONLY)
                  • Signed, dated and notarized lease agreement Exp. Date:________and proof of last month's payment (renters) Housing letter (military personnel)
                  • If parent is not the actual homeowner, the owner of the property, and the parent must prove residency by providing ONE document from Category 1 and TWO documents from Category 2. Affidavit of Residency Part 1 and Part 2 must be completed.
                  Category 2 (Check and provide at least TWO) of the following documents)
                  • Current driver's license/state ID AND at least ONE of the following documents
                  • Most recent gas/electric/water bill or official start notice
                  • Current vehicle registration
                  • Current homeowners/renters insurance policy and premium receipt
                  • Current Department of Illinois Human Services Letter (DIHS).