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New Student Registration (School Year 23-24)


This page contains instructions on how to register students who have NEVER attended a District 96 school and will for the first time beginning Fall 2023.  If your child has previously attended a District 96 school, including our Early Learners Program, you will receive an email with a link to complete registration.
Simply follow the steps below. Each step is designed to walk parents of new students through the registration process. 
If you are registering a Kindergarten student, please be sure to watch our informational video presentation prior to completing online registration.  This video will be published on Thursday, March 2nd at 5 PM

STEP 1: Download and Complete Required Forms

Required Documentation

Original Birth Certificate*
Valid Drivers License or State Identification Card* or International ID
Required Medical Forms (see below)
Home Language Survey (see below)
Custody Agreement/Affidavit for Parents who are Divorced, Separated or Never Married (If Applicable)
Proof of Residency (see below)
Student Transfer Form from the previous school (If Applicable)

*If you are unable to provide these documents, contact the registration staff to discuss other forms of identification that may be acceptable.


Required Medical Forms 

State of Illinois Health Examination Form

State of Illinois Health Examination Form Spanish

Dental Examination Form

Dental Exam Form Spanish

State of Illinois Eye Examination Form


Other Medical Forms (If Applicable)

Medication Authorization Form

Student Asthma Action Plan

Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan

IHSA Pre-Participation Examination Form.pdf (Grades 6-8)


Home Language Survey (Required Documentation)

Home Language Survey English.pdf

Home Language Survey Spanish.pdf

Waiver of Written Communication (if your home language is not English)

(If Applicable)

Affidavit for Parents Who Do Not Live In The Same Household (If Applicable)


Parents Who Do Not Live In The Same Household

Parents Who Do Not Live In The Same Household - Spanish


Proof of Residency (Required)


Proof of Residency Documentation (Required)
*Present one form of photo identification as proof of residency

(1) of the Following (Category A):
Mortgage Statement
Homeownership title or deed
Mortgage payment book
Current Signed Lease

(3) of the Following (Category B):
Gas Bill
Electric Bill
Phone Bill
Water/Sewer Bill
Cable Bill
Internet Bill
Credit Card Statement
Homeowners Insurance
Bank Statement
Paycheck Stub
Medicaid Statement

Additional Forms (If Applicable)


STEP 2: New Student Online Registration (2023-24 ONLY)

  1. Go to the District 96:
Cambie el idioma del Portal de Registración para el Distrito 96 seleccionando español en la esquina superior derecha de la ventana del navegador.
  1. Create an Account or Login with your existing account information
  2. Upload completed forms from Step 1. 
  3. Complete/Submit the Registration Information

STEP 3: Return Required Forms and Documentation to District Office

If you are unable to upload digital versions of any of the forms listed above, forms may be sent via email to the Registrar at the following address: [email protected] or dropped off at the District 96 Administration Center located at 3340 S. Harlem Ave. in Riverside, IL.
Please include the students name in all correspondence.

STEP 4: Fees and Payment

Fees & Payment Information
Click HERE to view Registration Fee Schedules
Free/Reduced Lunch and Fee Waivers - To be eligible for Free or Reduced lunch or fees you must complete and submit the application for the National School Lunch Program (Available mid-July)

Riverside School District 96 utilizes the PushCoin service.

PushCoin allows for two payment methods:

  • Electronic Check (eCheck): The eCheck funding option is always FREE for parents and all school districts working with PushCoin.
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover): There is an additional fee of 2.9% + $0.25 per transaction to use credit or debit cards. This fee is charged by the card processor (Not PushCoin).  Riverside School District 96 does not make any profit on this fee. The fee will be in addition to the original transaction amount and parents will be able to see the total cost before submitting the transaction.
  • Registration fees are not collected at the time of registration.
  • Parents of new students will receive an invoice via email in mid-July of any fees that are due along with information to create a PushCoin account.
  • In-person payment of fees will no longer be collected at any District 96 school.
  • If a parent or guardian does not wish to utilize the PushCoin online fee payment system, fees will only be collected at the District 96 Administrative Offices currently located at 3340 S. Harlem Ave. in Riverside.
PLEASE NOTE: A registration is considered complete when ALL registration forms are turned in and the fees have been paid.
For questions related to the registration process, please contact the District 96 Registrar at [email protected].