New Student

Welcome to Avoca School District 37! If you need to register your child for school in our district, please contact the school office to coordinate a time to register your child.

  • Avoca West (K-5): 847-724-6800
  • Marie Murphy (6-8): 847-251-3617
  • Avoca Community Preschool: 847-728-4142

During the summer, please contact the district office at 847-251-3587 to coordinate a time to register your child.

Upon registration you will be asked to fill out or provide the following:

  • New Student Registration Form
  • Proof of Birthdate for each child you are registering 
  • Proof of Residency
  • Home Language Survey
  • Records release/transfer form
  • Special Education records (if applicable and available)
  • Immunization/Medical/Dental/Vision Records 
  • Pay fees

Please refer to the navigation on the left for more information pertaining to specific items on this list.  


Accepted documents that prove birthdate if a birth certificate is not available:

  • Passport/Permanent ID
  • Record of baptism or other religious documentation
  • Hospital, or physician’s certificate showing date of birth
  • An entry in a family bible
  • An adoption record
  • An affidavit from a parent
  • Previously verified school records



Accepted documents for proof of residency:


Three documents are required to verify residency. You must present proof of residency with the Avoca School District 37 by providing one document from Category I AND two documents from Category II.

CATEGORY I (ONE document required)

 Homeowners:                                      
 - Most recent property tax bill
 -  Current mortgage papers/closing papers (for closing within the last 60 days)
   
Renters:  
 - Signed and dated lease, and proof of last month's payment (cancelled check or receipt)
 - Letter of residence from Landlord in Lieu of Lease form (available in school offices or on website)
 - Letter of residence to be Used When the Person Seeking to Enroll a Student is Living with a District Resident form (available in school offices or on website)
   

CATEGORY II (TWO documents required)
Each document must have the current address:

- Driver's License    - Most recent utility bill ((gas, electric, water or cable)
- Vehicle Registration   - Canceled checks with imprinted name and address
- Voter Registration   - Installment loan contract from bank or other financial institution
- Most recent credit card bill   - Residential service contract (e.g., appliance repair, exterminator, window installation, etc.)
- Current public aid card   - Paycheck or pay stub 
- Checking or savings account statement     

IMPORTANT: Avoca School District 37 reserves the right to evaluate evidence presented, and merely presenting items does not guarantee admission.

WARNING: If a student is determined to be a nonresident of the District for whom tuition must be charged, the persons enrolling the student are liable for nonresident tuition from the date the student began attending a District school as a nonresident.

A person who knowingly enrolls or attempts to enroll in this School District on a tuition-free basis, a student known by that person to be a nonresident of the district is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, except in very limited situations as defined in State law (105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b(e)).

A person who knowingly or willfully presents to the School District any false information regarding the residency of a student for the purpose of enabling that student to attend any school in that district without the payment of a nonresident tuition charge is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor (105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b(f)).

Once you have submitted the required registration documents at one of our school offices, you will be invited via email to complete the online registration. We look forward to meeting you and your family.