Registration FAQs

This page is currently under construction as we prepare for 2021-22 registration!

When will District 58’s 2021-22 registration take place?
Registration for returning students (entering grades 1-8) will take place from April 13-30. Kindergarten and new student registration will open on April 13. Preschool registration is currently open; applications are available at www.dg58.org/preschool.

Return to the Registration homepage for an overview of registration, or view registration FAQs below. Questions are divided into two sections: New Student Registration and Returning Student Registration.


New Student Registration

My family is moving to District 58, and my children will register as new students. How can I complete registration?

District 58 will offer new student registration beginning Tuesday, April 13. New students may register online or in person.

To register online, follow these instructions: 

  1. Go to District 58’s secure New Student Registration Portal (link to be added April 13) and follow the below instructions. (Español: Visite el sitio web seguro de Inscripción de Nuevos Estudiantes en Español.) 
  2. If you do not have a District 58 PowerSchool registration account, please click on “Create Account” and fill out a short form.
  3. Sign in to your registration account and fill out the introductory information beneath “Add Student.”
  4. Complete the registration process! The registration system will guide you through the steps and inform you of any additional information you will need to provide your school in paper format.
  5. After you submit your child’s registration, you will receive a copy of his or her registration. You will also see a checklist of forms and documents you may still need to submit, via paper, to your child’s school by mail or in person after school offices re-open.
  6. After your registration processes, you will receive a fee invoice from PushCoin, District 58’s student fee provider. All fees are due by the first day of school. While we encourage families to pay fees using PushCoin, if you prefer to pay by check, please send a check to:

District 58 Administrative Service Center
Attn: Registration
1860 63rd St.
Downers Grove, IL 60516

To register in person, families can visit their child's future school to request forms, or they can download and print forms online by following these instructions, starting April 13:

  1. Visit www.dg58.org and hover over the "Schools" dropdown menu.
  2. Select your child's school. (Not sure? Select "School Boundary Map" from the same menu).
  3. Go to "Family Resources" and "Registration/Supply Lists."
  4. Download, print and complete all forms. See below for pertinent forms to submit.

What forms do new families complete during registration?
In addition to completing online new student registration, new families will be asked to submit the following documents for their child.

Documents to submit:

  1. Child’s original, certified birth certificate from the county or state (with raised seal)
  2. Certificate of Residence
  3. Three proofs of residency:
    1. Category 1 (One document required)
      • Most recent property tax bill and proof of payment, e.g., canceled check or Form 1098
        (homeowners)
      • Mortgage papers (homeowners)
      • Signed and dated lease and proof of last month’s payment, e.g., canceled check or receipts (renters)
      • Letter from manager and proof of last month’s payment, e.g., canceled check or receipt (trailer park residents)
      • Letter of residence from landlord in lieu of lease 
      • Letter of residence to be used when the person seeking to enroll a student is living with a District resident 
    2. Category 2 (Two documents showing proper address are required) 
      • Driver’s license
      • Vehicle registration
      • Voter registration
      • Most recent cable television and/or credit card bill
      • Current bank statement
      • Current public aid card
      • Current homeowners/renters insurance policy and premium payment receipt
      • Most recent gas, electric, and/or water bill
      • Current library card
      • Receipt for moving van rental

*Military personnel seeking to enroll a student may provide alternative proofs of residence (see Admin. Proc. 7:60-AP2).

  1. Health Forms: View the Health Requirement Letter to learn which forms your child needs. 
    1. Physical/Health Exam Form
    2. Dental Exam Form
    3. Eye Exam Form
  2. Records Release Form: Only required for transfer students entering grades 1-8
  3. Out-of-State Transfer FormOnly required for out-of-state transfer students entering grades 1-8

Families can choose to submit the following documents via four methods:

  1. Upload and submit via the online registration portal. (Exception: You are required to submit a paper version of your child’s certified birth certificate, with raised seal.)
  2. Mail the documents to your child’s school.
  3. Bring the documents to your child’s school.

Am I required to complete registration online?
No, but District 58 highly encourages families to complete registration electronically during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you cannot complete online registration, you may visit your school’s homepage and click on the “Registration” tab to obtain paper registration forms. Please print and complete these forms and mail them to your child’s school, along with the supplemental documents listed in the question above. You may also contact your school office to request paper registration forms be mailed to you. Finally, you may also choose to register in person.

When will Kindergarten Roundup take place?
District 58 hosts Kindergarten Roundups at every elementary school in spring to welcome the parents/guardians of incoming kindergarten students and complete kindergarten registration. Kindergarten Roundups will take place later this spring; we will announce when the schedule is ready.

Will the Optional Kindergarten Enrichment and Enhancement Program take place in 2021-22?
At this time, District 58 does not know if its Optional Kindergarten Enrichment and Enhancement Program (OKEEP) will take place during the 2021-22 school year. OKEEP is an afternoon program that extends the morning half day kindergarten school day. When a decision regarding OKEEP can be made, we will promptly communicate it.

I’m registering my child online. Do I have to answer all the registration questions? 
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. 

What if I make a mistake? 
If you would like to make a change, click on the underlined field or click “< Prev” to return to a previous page.

I’ve completed the form, now what? 
When you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to your child’s school. If you cannot click on this button, the system will alert you of any required fields that have not been filled in.

What if I have more than one new student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific for each child. We recommend that you submit one child’s registration and then start another by inputting the next snapcode – this will allow you to “snap over” shared family information, which will save you time. 

I need help registering online. What should I do?
Please contact your school office or Maria Velez (Technology Department) at mvelez@dg58.org or 630-719-2768. For technical help, please visit help.powerschool.com.

Please note: School offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While voicemail messages are being forwarded to school principals and secretaries, the response time may be longer than usual.


Returning Student Registration

How can I register my returning student for next school year?
District 58 highly encourages all families to register their student electronically this year. The District will send a registration email to all returning families on Tuesday, April 13. This email will contain a snapcode, which is a unique website link to every student’s registration profile. Please do not delete this email! You will need to click the snapcode URL to access your child’s registration portal.

I accidentally deleted my child’s registration email, or I never received a registration email. What should I do?
If you did not receive or lost your April 13 registration email, please contact your school office (click here for school phone numbers) or email/call Maria Velez in the Technology Department at mvelez@dg58.org or 630-719-2768 to request your child’s snapcode. Then, please visit this webpage and enter your snapcode.

Do I need to create a PowerSchool account to register my child?
If you’ve never completed an online Returning Student Registration with PowerSchool, you should create a PowerSchool account. This allows you to securely save your work and come back at a later time if necessary. You can use your email address or cell phone number.

If you already have an account, you can sign in and complete the form. You should use the same account to complete forms for multiple children.

Do I have to answer all the questions? 
Questions marked with a red asterisk (*) are required. The form will be pre-populated with some information; please review this pre-populated information for accuracy, and update as needed. Click “Next>” to move from page to page. Please be sure to download and print out any forms that you will need for future reference.

What if I make a mistake? 
If you would like to make a change, click on the underlined field or click “< Prev” to return to a previous page.

I’ve completed the form, now what? 
When you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to your child’s school. If you cannot click on this button, the system will alert you of any required fields that have not been filled in.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, because you’ll need to provide information that is specific for each child. We recommend that you submit one child’s registration and then start another by inputting the next snapcode – this will allow you to “snap over” shared family information, which will save you time. 

I need help registering online. What should I do?
Please contact your school office or Maria Velez (Technology Department) at mvelez@dg58.org or 630-719-2768. For technical help, please visit help.powerschool.com.

Please note: School offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While voicemail messages are being forwarded to school principals and secretaries, the response time may be longer than usual.

Am I required to complete registration online?
No, but District 58 highly encourages families to complete registration electronically during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you cannot complete online registration, you may visit your school’s homepage and click on the “Registration” tab to obtain paper registration forms. Please print and complete these forms and mail them to your child’s school. You may also contact your school office to request paper registration forms be mailed to you. Finally, you may also choose to register in person.

Why does District 58 request families to submit returning student registrations by April 30?
District 58 uses completed student registrations to project enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year. Submitting your child’s registration in a timely manner will allow the school district to hire teachers and staff in advance. In addition, early registration helps the District coordinate its bus routes for the upcoming school year.