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posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:44 AM by Bobbi Thomsen   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 8:31 AM ]
Registration for children planning to attend Kindergarten in Orion Community Unit School District #223 in the Fall of 2017 is taking place now at C.R. Hanna Elementary School, 900 14th Avenue, Orion, Illinois.  Please stop by the C.R. Hanna Office during regular office hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).

New this year!  ALL new Kindergarten students will register online!  Please go to the C.R. Hanna tab for a link to begin the process.

To enter Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017.

A certified or registered birth certificate from the state or county office that the child was born in will be accepted.  A hospital certificate will not be accepted.

State law requires that each child entering school for the first time have the following documentation:
1.  Physical examination with up-to-date immunizations
2.  Dental examination
3.  Vision examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist

ALL incoming Kindergarten students will need to provide Proof of Residency.  Please note:  even if you have older children in Orion School District, you will be required to provide this information as well.

One document from Category I:
Most recent property tax bill and proof of payment
Mortgage papers
Signed lease agreement
Letter of residency from landlord in lieu of lease
Letter of residency to be used when the person seeking to enroll a student is living with a district resident

Two documents from Category II:
Driver's license
Vehicle registration
Voter registration
Current library card
Current homeowner's or renter's insurance policy
Most recent utility bill (gas, electric, and/or water)
Mail received at new residence

Registration fees will be collected in the Summer during open registration.

Please share this information with neighbors, friends and relatives who may have a child eligible for Kindergarten with the Orion Community Unit School District, which serves Orion, Osco, Andover, Lynn Center, and parts of Coal Valley.