New Students 2023-2024 school year
New student registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open. Please click on the link below to access our district application.
2023-2024 New Student Registration Link
If you are unsure which school your child will attend, please check the boundary maps by clicking the appropriate tab shown above on this webpage. Students are placed in elementary schools and middle schools based on the address in which they live. We are not a parental choice school district.
Enrollment is not finalized until the parent/guardian provides their DeKalb CUSD 428 Proof of Residency to the Central Registration Office. Residency documents can be uploaded within the application in step 5. If you are unable to attach the required documents within the online enrollment application, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The documents that can be attached include two proof of residency documents, one from List A and one from List B, as required per the Proof of Residency enrollment form, Photo I.D. of the parent/guardian and a copy of the child's certified birth certificate. If a copy of the birth certificate is not available, you must provide it to your child’s school within 30 days of enrollment.
Returning student online registration for the 2023-2024 school is closed for all returning students, including returning ELDC PreKindergarten and Early Childhood students. All students must be now be enrolled as a New student. Please log in to your skyward family access and complete a New student registration application.
Family Access - 2023-24 Returning Student Registration.
Families with elementary students are encouraged to complete online registration by May 11. Returning elementary students who are not registered by May 11 are not guaranteed their spot at the school they currently attend.
DeKalb High School students and middle school students will not receive their schedules until online registration is completed.
Computers are available at the Education Center, at your child’s school and the DeKalb Public Library for registration, if needed. You can also use your student's chromebook and login using your family access login id and password in Skyward. Please contact your child’s school if you need assistance with your Skyward Family Access login and password information. Assistance is also available for families needing English translation.
Community Registration Events
Computers will be available for parents/guardians to use to complete returning or new student registration at 2 additional locations in the upcoming months. District 428 staff will be available to assist and answer questions. Spanish and Arabic translation assistance will also be available.
Thursday, April 27, 2023 5:00 - 7:00 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb, IL
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 5:30 - 7:00 pm Littlejohn Elementary School, 1121 School St., DeKalb, IL
Helpful Resources for Families New to DeKalb