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Ready To Enroll? Have Your Back To School Documents Prepared

Published by Scott Hershman

For teachers and students across the country, the end of July means that the start of the Fall school semester is just around the corner. Parents must also prepare their children to return to school by buying a laundry list’s worth of supplies and mustering through registration.

Ensuring that your child is properly prepared and registered for school puts a lot of pressure and stress on any parent. We might not know exactly what supplies are needed for your student’s science class, but we can help you figure out how to enroll your child in school and what documents you need.

  1. Search online or call the school for registration dates and locations – While some districts contain an online application process, others like the Oswego Community School District require parents to register in-person for their child’s courses, transportation and other scholastic needs.
  2. Mark your calendar for your child’s registration day(s) – Because school districts will plan out certain days for your child’s grade to enroll, it is vital to keep these days in mind and plan ahead.
  3. Proof of residency for school enrollment – To confirm that your child meets the residential requirements of the school district they’re attending, you’ll need to have a form of identification or proof of local residency ready. Just some of the documents you can use for this requirement in Illinois include a utility bill, driver’s license or state ID, voter registration card, a lease or a mortgage.
  4. Present A Certified Copy of Your Child’s Birth Certificate – The State of Illinois also requires parents to present their child’s birth certificate within 30 days of enrollment. While this document might not be required the day of registration, having the certificate or a copy of it with you means one less task you’ll have to do later on.
  5. Gather Updated Immunization Records – Another requirement for all State of Illinois students, is to have their parents provide a copy of their child’s latest immunization records to the school they will attend. Some parents might also have questions regarding Covid-19 vaccination and masking policies. Because each county and school district differs in their Covid-19 requirements, please check online or call your local district office for more information on this topic.

Once all of these documents are gathered, you’ll be more than prepared to get your child registered for the school year.

Vital Records and Currency Exchange Companies Nearby

If you’re not sure where to turn to get a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, then look no further than your local West Suburban Currency Exchange. With over 25 locations across the greater Chicagoland area, we’re ready to help you get a certified copy of a birth certificate or other vital records.

With the presence of a valid driver’s license or ID, we’ll be able to get a copy of your requested documents delivered within 3 to 4 business days. Because safety is one of highest priorities, your vital records will be delivered by an armored vehicle before being safely secured in one of our locations for pickup.

For more information about putting in a vital records request with WSCE, please visit us online or call us at (847) 299-3100.

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