District 103’s kindergarten registration opens Dec. 7
Updated: January 7, 2013 10:01AM
Kindergarten registration for 2013-14
Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 announced that kindergarten registration will open at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 7 at Laura B. Sprague School for children who will be five years old before Sept. 1, 2013.
For the 2013-14 school year, parents will have the opportunity to select either the full-day (tuition-based) or half-day kindergarten program upon registering their child.
Parents or guardians will need to bring the following in order to register a child:
• The child’s original birth certificate or passport (a photocopy of the birth certificate and/or a hospital certification of birth cannot be accepted)
• Proof of District 103 residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.)
Forms for required medical and dental examinations will be available at the time of registration, and they must be completed and returned to Sprague School one week prior to the first day of the 2013-14 school year.
Dependent upon enrollment in half-day kindergarten, it may be necessary to create more than one section. To plan for that potential and ensure balanced class sizes, the first 15 students who enroll in half-day kindergarten will be assigned to the morning program, from 9:05 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The 16th through 30th enrollees will be assigned to the afternoon program from 12:40 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
A $500 deposit is required at registration for the tuition-based, full-day kindergarten program, payable by check to School District 103. The deposit must accompany registration forms and be returned to Sprague School between Dec. 7 and Jan. 25. Tuition for the full-day kindergarten program for 2013-14 will be $3,382 (inclusive of the $500 deposit).
Selection for the full-day program will become lottery-based if the number exceeds room availability, and parents will be notified of selection for the full-day program by Feb. 1. Should spaces remain available in the full-day program after Jan. 25, enrollment are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If numbers do not exceed room availability for full-day kindergarten, the first 100 students registering will be assigned to full-day kindergarten classrooms. All students registering after the 100th student will be put on a wait list, in anticipation of creating another classroom if enrollment dictates. The final day to opt out of the full-day kindergarten program without forfeiting the $500 deposit is April 26, 2013. A minimum of one classroom will be dedicated to the half-day kindergarten program, with potentially six additional classrooms available for kindergarten depending on enrollment.
Laura B. Sprague School is located at 2425 Riverwoods Road in Lincolnshire, and is part School District 103, which serves about 1,600 students from early childhood through eighth-grade. Any questions about kindergarten registration should be addressed to Sprague School principal Christy Adler at (847) 945-6665. The website for Sprague School is accessible at www.sp.d103.org.
District 103 to offer pre-school screening
District 103 is offering a December pre-school screening for district residents Dec. 5, for three- and four-year-old children for whom there may be concerns in the areas of gross or fine motor skills, speech/language, or conceptual development.
Vision/hearing screenings also offered. Screenings take place at Laura B. Sprague School, 2425 Riverwoods Road in Lincolnshire, from 8 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 5.
Residents of District 103 who would like to have a child participate in this screening should reserve an appointment time by calling Mary Burks in student services at (847) 295-4030 no later than Nov. 28.
Questions about the screening process should be addressed to Julie Postma, director of student services, at (847) 295-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kay Handcock, early childhood teacher, at (847) 945-6665 or email@example.com. ~.