Kindergarten Registration/Inscripcion para Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration
February 7, 2018
Locust School
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018.  You need to bring a certified copy of child's birth certificate and provide two (2) documents with proof of residency. 

Inscripcion para Kindergarten
El 7 de Febrero de 2018
La Escuela de Locust, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cualquier nino(a) de cinco anos o quien cumplio cinco anos el primero del septiembre 2018 y pertenece a dentro del Districto 165 debe registrarso.  Se requerira el acta de nacimiento del nino durante de la inscripcion por la ley del estado.

Any questions regarding your child's readiness for Kindergarten may be directed to Locust School at 815-568-7632


The District supports Vision 20/20, Fulfilling the Promise of Public Education                

Accommodations for Students and Guests Unable to Climb Stairs  
The District office is located at 816 E. Grant Highway on the 2nd floor. Students and guests unable to climb stairs may call the District office at 815-568-8323 and we will be happy to set up a time to meet with you in a location of the school that best fits your needs.

Keep Your Students Information Updated
If you are withdrawing your child at any time during the school year, you must fill out the necessary paperwork releasing your child from our school district, the Notice of Student Withdrawal Form can be found as a PDF file below, please bring the form filled out the the school.  MCMS 815-568-5720, Grant Intermediate 815-568-7427, Locust 815-568-7632. Please continue to notify the school(s) of any changes being made to phone numbers and addresses as they occur.

Registration Fees for 2016-2017  K-8 - $175.00

Lunch for 2017-2018
Lunch - $2.70 Reduced Lunch - $ .40
Breakfast - $1.50 Reduced Breakfast - $ .30
Milk - $.50

The U.S... Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at the USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S... Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W..., Washington, D.C... 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

211 Emergency Services
McHenry County has many services available to its residents. By calling the phone number 211, residents can access information about: emergency shelter, food pantries, day care, availability of rent or utility assistance, elder care, mental health services, employment services, health resources, education/vocational training, disability resources, drug/alcohol rehab, domestic abuse, disaster recovery and more. Limited translation services are available. If someone needs emergency assistance, they should call 911 or the McHenry County Crisis line at 1-800-892-8900. The 211 line is new to McHenry County and information will continue to be added.

Mission Statement
District #165's mission is to form a community partnership dedicated to providing a solid educational foundation that enables students to become confident, self-sufficient and productive citizens. Students shall have the academic and technological opportunities to achieve their full potential in a nurturing environment.

Vision Statement:  Educating Today for Tomorrow's World

Belief Statement:
• Through technology and innovation all students can be an asset to the community
• Decision making is best through collaborative communication
• In a safe, stable learning environment that treats students fairly and with integrity
• All students should strive to achieve personal success in a nurturing learning environment
• Parental support and involvement is necessary for student achievement and life-long knowledge
• In stable financial practices and continued good stewardship of the communities resources