Kindergarten Registration Drive for the 24-25 school year begins February 5th. 

Please choose Step 1 above to schedule your registration appointment 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, 2024.
      • 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: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration: $150.
          • Half-day program: 9:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.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 Information

              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. Please choose Step 1 above to schedule your re-registration appointment.

              Registration Information

              • Go to 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 with its residency software program.  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. 

                  Documents/Residency Verification

                  Original Birth Certificate
                  Illinois Student Transfer form from previous district
                  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).