Skip To Main Content
* Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) special program
** Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) & Gifted Academy special programs
*** Offers Adult Education program

Special Kindergarten Enrollment Event Saturday, March 4

Visit the RPS 205 Welcome Center to enroll in kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year! The annual RPS 205 Kindergarten Enrollment Extravaganza is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

Families are encouraged to skip the long summer lines and sign up their children now for kindergarten fo​​r the upcoming school year. Parents/guardians of children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1 can visit the Welcome Center, 501 7th St., to enroll. The early enrollment window closes March 10.

The Welcome Center is also open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Learn more about RPS 205 enrollment:

Need to know

  • All RPS 205 kindergarten classes are full day.

  • Students who are 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1 automatically qualify for kindergarten.

  • Early enrollment runs through March 10. Welcome Center staff are also enrolling students at RPS 205 Early Childhood Centers and Head Start sites. Call 815-967-8070 for more information.

  • Children who regularly hear or speak a language other than English must complete a language assessment at the Welcome Center. After the assessment, the parent/guardian will review enrollment options with Welcome Center staff.

 What to bring

  • Child's original birth certificate (no photocopies)

  • Parent/guardian photo ID

  • Two acceptable proofs of residency (follo​w th​is link for a complete list)

  • Current IEP for students receiving special education services, if applicable

  • Enrollment