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Students & Parents

Welcome District 86 students and parents! This page provides you with several informational resources regarding Joliet Public Schools District 86.

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Homeless Liaison - Assistance for Homeless Students

There is a flyer in the office of each attendance center listing the rights and protections for school-aged youth under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.

District 86 has a Homeless Liaison who can help you with enrollment issues and securing transportation, clothing, and school supplies as necessary for your child. You can contact Alice Manning-Dowd at 815-740-3196, Ext. 260 or email her at Alice Manning-Dowd. Please feel free to contact her if you have a question or need assistance.

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New Student Registration
Parents/guardians who wish to enroll a new student (i.e. Kindergartener or a transferring student from a non-District86 school) MUST accompany the child(ren) to school to complete their registration. The following items are required: birth certificate, physical examination and immunization record, and three (3) proofs of residency (see below). Students who attended another district in Illinois must provide a State Transfer Form indicating they were in good standing at the time they left. Students who do not live within the school attendance area cannot be admitted without authorization from the District Office. If help is needed in determining the school the child should attend, please call the Transportation Department at 815-740-3196 x208 or x276. For those families living in the Forest Park area, please call Student Services at 815-740-3196 x239 for school assignment information. Students eligible for special education programs should register at their home school and then the building secretary will call the Division of Special Services while the parent is present to receive specific information regarding program and school assignments.

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PreSchool Screening

Joliet Public Schools District 86 would like to invite residents with children between the ages of 3-5 to participate in our preschool screenings during the school year. If you are interested in participating, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you live in Joliet Public Schools District 86?
  2. Is your child 3-5 years old?
  3. Do you have any concerns in the following areas:
    • Vision/Hearing
    • Speech and/or Language
    • Motor Skills
    • Cognitive Skills
    • Social Skills

If you answered yes to the above questions, please call (815)740-3196 Ext. 272.
This process is also used for entrance into the District 86 state funded at-risk preschool program. Families and children must qualify for this program.

Please bring the following information with you on the day of the screening:

  • Driver's License or State I.D.
  • Two proofs of residency (this could be current bills-telephone, water, gas, etc.)

Proof of Residency
When registering a student in a school, the parent or guardian must provide proof of residency by presenting three (3) of the following:

  • valid driver's license
  • utility bill receipt
  • rent or property tax receipt
  • voter registration card
  • bank statement
  • monthly credit card statement
  • lease or rental agreement
  • automobile insurance identification
  • homeowners/renters insurance statement
  • documents indicating intent to purchase a home

If a student lives with someone other than a parent or legal guardian (i.e. relatives) the person must demonstrate that they have legal custody of the student. Parents who live with relatives or friends will be asked for documented proof.

Public School Choice & Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Public School Choice

Public School Choice is offered to students when a school is in school improvement status and has failed to make adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years in the same subject. If more students request choice than space available, students are assigned by using the criteria of the lowest achievement scores and free reduce lunch status.

Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is offered to students when the school is in school improvement status for at least three years in the same subject area. All students must meet the low-income guidelines to qualify for this program.
Below is a chart that indicates eligible students participating in School Choice or Supplemental Educational Services (SES) from 2008 to 2013.

Data Chart

School Year

Eligible Choice Students

Participating Choice Students

Eligible SES Students

Participating SES Students

2008-2009

4002

8

2787 

326

2009-2010

3606

16

3887

433

2010-2011

6763

5

3905

389

2011-2012

8455

6

5154

551

2012-2013

9366

9

7374

695

2013-2014 

9247 

9247 

611 

 

The schools listed below are offering SES services to students who qualify for the 2012-2013 school year:

  • Culbertson Elementary School
  • Cunningham Elementary School
  • Dirksen Junior High School
  • Farragut Elementary School
  • Forest Park Individualized Education School
  • Gompers Junior High School
  • Hufford Junior High School
  • Keith Elementary School
  • Marshall Elementary School
  • Pershing Elementary S
  • Sandburg Elementary School
  • Sator Sanchez Elementary School
  • Thigpen Elementary School
  • Washington Junior High School
  • Woodland Elementary School

The following table lists the providers that participants selected for the 2013-2014 Fall enrollment of SES.

State Approved Providers

Number of Students Attending

#1 Academic

18

5 Star Tutor

11

A+ Tutoring

39

Arrowhead Tutors, Inc.

32

Brain Hurricane

23

Chess Academy, LLC

16

Club Z! Inc.

92

Growing Scholars

6

Huntington Learning Center

101

Scholars of the 21st Century

75

Sylvan & Ace It! South Side

111

ONLINE

 

1:1 Online Tutoring

7

24/7 Online Tutoring

7

ATS Projects Success

7

Babbage Net School

4

Chi Tutorsz

10

Educators Online

3

EduPlus, LLC

6

iPad Tutoring

12

Learn It Online

14

Tutor Owl

5

Tutoria con iPads

10

Tutorial Services

2

 

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Student Fees - Student fees to cover the cost of workbooks and instructional materials are as follows:

Elementary (grades K-5) $25.00
Junior High (grades 6-8) $45.00

Transferring for In-District Students
Students will be required to attend the school in the attendance area in which they reside. Students who do not live within the school attendance area cannot be admitted without authorization from the District Office.

Parents of special education students or those who receive special education services must contact the Special Services Department at 815-740-3196 regarding any requests for transfers.

Transportation
All general education and special education students who are eligible to be bused by the District will begin on the first day of school. Parents will receive information regarding bus schedules prior to the first day of school. If parents do not receive a letter by three days prior to the first day, call our Transportation Department at 815-740-3196 x208 or x276 for general education student. For special education students call 815-740-3196 x247.

Transportation for District 86 students is provided by First Student Transportation. Their offices can be contacted at 815-724-0078.

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

Our schools, as partners with our children's parents and with the community, will create a safe and positive environment in which all students will learn and develop to their greatest potential. All students will be empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and caring members of their communities.

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