Registration for New Students

    • District 300 welcomes all new students to our district, where our central mission is to ensure all students are college or career ready upon graduation. 

      Online Registration Information for New District 300 Students:

      All new District 300 families must register their new student through our online registration application. In order to successfully begin the registration process, parents and guardians of new students must have an email address on file with the school their child is zoned to attend. If you have not yet provided your email address, please call your school’s main office. If you are new to the area and would like to know what school your child will attend, please call the District 300 Central Office at 847-551-8300.

      Families who have older children currently enrolled in the district will be able to add their new kindergartner within their Returning Student Application.

      Accommodations for those Without a Computer or Internet Access:

      District 300 can offer accommodations for those without a computer or internet access. Please contact your school’s main office for further assistance.  

       
      Registration: General Information:

      Health Requirements

      All students must be current with physical examinations and immunization requirements prior to the first attendance day of school. Those students registering for the 2018-2019 school year will need these health documents on or before August 1, 2018.  Students will not be able to attend school until all required health information is on file with the school nurses. You can download required Health Forms in the "related documents" section near the bottom of the following page: www.d300.org/healthservices

      Non-Compliance

      Students who have not complied with the registration policies by the first day of school attendance will be excluded from school until notification has been received by District 300 that the appropriate procedures have been completed.

      Proof of Address

      All documents must be current (within past 30 days) and include your parent/guardian name and your District 300 address.  A student's address is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student. To guard your security, please block out account numbers, social security numbers, or any other personal information on the documents before you present them.

      Requirements for Homeowners - ONE document from the following list is required.

      • Most recent real estate tax bill
      • Closing statement
      • Mortgage documentation
      • HUD-1 statement

      Requirements for Renters - TWO documents from the following information are required.

      Document #1: Current lease agreement signed and dated by landlord.

      AND

      Document #2: Utility bill that indicates both the service dates within the past 30 days and the service address.  Utility bills such as: electric, gas, water, home internet/cable would be acceptable if the above criteria is met.

      Note: If a utility bill is not yet available, because the lease started within the last 30 days; one of the documents from the list below will be required until a utility service is established and that utility bill provided to the school.

      • Bank statement
      • Credit Card statement
      • Home/apartment insurance certificate
      • Medical billing statement
      • Pay stub
      • State of IL automobile registration
      • Receipt for city vehicle sticker

       

      If neither situation noted above is applicable to your living arrangements and you reside with individuals who live within District 300 boundaries: Contact your D300 school office to obtain necessary documents to be completed for address verification.

      Students who transfer to another school within District 300 as a result of a change of address will be required to submit the same documentation as stated above prior to the address and enrollment being changed in our student database.

       

      Registration Fees

      Please note: The following registration fee information does not pertain to Cambridge Lakes Learning Center students.

      A registration fee, established annually by the Board of Education, is required for all students. These funds help defray the costs of paper, art supplies, and workbooks that the student uses during the course of the school year. In addition, individual schools distribute school supply lists, and parents are requested to provide the items according to their child's grade level. Students whose families meet the federal income guidelines for free and reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers.

      For information about students fees and free and reduced lunch applications, please click here.

      Transfer of Records

      If your student is transferring from another school district, please call your child’s new school. If you would like to know what school your child will attend, please call the District 300 Central Office at 847-551-8300.

      Transportation Services

      Please note: The following transportation information does not pertain to Cambridge Lakes Learning Center students.

      District 300’s Transportation Services Department and Durham School Services work in conjunction with school personnel, district administrators, and parents to provide a safe and efficient service to students. The safety and security of your child is our number one priority.

      Our 230 buses and vans are dispatched from three facilities that are based in Algonquin, Carpentersville, and Hampshire. Each school day we transport more than 16,000 students to over 47 different schools – including those outside of District 300 for out-placed students. Our drivers travel over 300,000 miles each month.

      We are proud of the fact that we have retained many of the same drivers, dispatchers and routers over the years. This is a testament to the dedication that the transportation staff has to the students of District 300.

      Students residing more than 1.5 miles from their school or students with a transportation accommodation in their IEP are eligible for transportation service. 

      Postcards with bus routing information including pick-up and drop-off information are mailed to homes one week before the start of school.  Students must be at their bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.  Drivers will not return to bus stops or schools for students that have missed their bus.  Students may only ride the bus that they are assigned to.

      All of our buses are equipped with audio/visual camera systems to monitor behavior and safety.

      Parents are now able to track the location of their child’s bus by using the Durham Bus Tracker. Download the free app at m.durhambustracker.com.

      You will be asked to enter a state and location. The location is Carpentersville. You will then create a secure user name and password. You must enter your student’s ID number and last name exactly as it is entered in our student database. Questions regarding the app should be sent to WhereIsMyBus@d300.org.