• Kindergarten


    Age Requirements:

    Children who are five years old on or before September 1 are eligible to begin Kindergarten. Parents can pre-register their child for the upcoming school year. Screening and pre-registration will take place as early as Feburary. Call your home school or the Keil Administration Office (217.362-3014) for further information.  Teacher assignments and bussing information will be available in August. 


    Schedule Appoinment for a Kindergarten Screening:

    Visit www.dps61.org/prekscreening and submit the request for a screening. A representative from school will contact you to confirm a date and time for your child's screening. Screenings begin February 16th. For the full screening schedule click here


    Kindergarten Registration Checklist:

    In order to help facilitate the registration process please have the following items with you when registering your student(s).

    » Copy of Certified Birth Certificate

    » Proof of Residency 

    » Kindergarten Screening Consent Form

    » Supplemental Documents regarding Health History (see checklist below)

    » Race & Ethnicity Data Standards

    » Home Language Survey (Spanish)

    » Student Enrollment Form 

    » Parental Consent Form (Field trip, Publicity and Computer Use)

    » Military Deployment


    Kindergarten Health Checklist (for Parents/Guardians):

    » Medical/Physical Exam (Spanish) - (dated within one calendar year of the first day of school)

    » Dental Exam - (dated within 18 months of the first day of school)

    » Vision Exam - (must be completed by October 15th)

    Immunizations as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Please turn in your child's immunization records to the school nurse. He/She will review to see if your child needs any further immunizations. Talk to your health care provider or call the Macon County Public Health Department 1221 East Condit Street, Decatur, IL 62521 phone: (217) 423-6988 email: livewell@maconcountyhealth.org if you're unsure what immunizations your child needs.

    • Lead Screening
    • Two (2) doses of varicella vaccine
    • Two (2) doses mumps and rubella vaccine
    State Kindergarten Policies: Illinois (link to external website: Education Commission of the States)