DEPUE — DePue Unit Schools will hold its registration from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 in the school gym. This will be for all students who will be in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Registration forms are available on the school website at www.depueschools.org. Upon completion, forms can be returned to the school office or brought to the gym on Aug. 8.
Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. New students to the district are required to bring a certified copy of the child's birth certificate, issued by the county clerk, health and immunization records, proof of residency in the district, and any information from the previous school attended.
Physicals will be required for students entering kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade and for all students participating in athletics. Dental exams are needed for students in kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grades. A vision exam is required for students entering kindergarten.
Students transferring from another state or country will need to have a physical, dental and eye exam and up to date immunizations.
A physical clinic will be held at the school gym from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2. The cost for the physicals will be $25. Forms for physicals, dental and vision exams can be picked up at the school office or from the student's doctor.
Fees are as follows: Kindergarten through 5th grade students — $50, 6th through 8th grade students — $60 and 9th through 12th grade students — $70. Third through 12th grades will require assignment books which will cost $5. Other fees include: driver education fee, $70 which will also cover the fee for the Secretary of State. Physical Education uniforms: consisting of a T-shirt, $8, and shorts, $12. School locks will cost $5, which is refundable if the lock is returned in good condition. Student Activity fee for one child is $25 with a family cap of $40 for two or more family members participating in athletics. The district will offer activity tickets which will cover admission to all home sporting events. Student activity tickets will cost $30, adult tickets are $45 and senior citizen tickets will sell fro $5. All fees including an outstanding balances from the previous school year will need to be paid at the time of registration.
The first day of school for all students will be Wednesday, Aug. 21. Students attending the Area Career Center will begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Parents with questions regarding registration or the first day of school can call the school office.