Frequently Asked Questions

Questions
1)  What time is the School Counseling office open?
2)  Where is the School Counseling Office?
3)  Is an appointment needed to speak to a counselor?
4)  Do you need an appointment to register a new student?
5)  How can I reach the social worker?
6)  What do I need to register a new student?  

Answers  
Q
What time is the School Counseling office open?
A The office is open on regular school days from 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  

Q
Where is the School Counseling Office?
A It is located at the south end of the High School. Enter through the front doors of the high school. The Office is right next to the main office.  

Q
Is an appointment needed to speak to a counselor?
A
It is best to call ahead to make sure the counselor is available when you come.  

Q
Do you need an appointment to register a new student?
A
Yes, it takes approximately an hour to register and receive all the information needed to start school. The call assures you that a counselor is available.  

Q
How can I reach the social worker?
A
The social worker can be reached by phone during office hours at 
566-8523 ext. 5190 and by email at lynchm@msd19.org.

Q
What do I need to register a new student?
A 1.  A certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).

2. Proof of Residency.

  • A utility bill (gas, electric, cable, water, or phone) 
  • Form 150
  • Occupancy permit from the city, followed by one of your first utility bills.
  • TLF a military family new to the area will need a form letter from the housing office on base.
  • Mid-America Inn - Hotel off the base (civilian family) will need to bring a receipt from the hotel each Friday proving they are living there. The receipt must have the hotel name and phone number along with the parent's name written or printed on the receipt. 
  • Illinois Transfer Sheet - If transferring from an Illinois school.
  • Transcript or grade card from the previous school.

5.  Withdrawal grades if registering during the school year.  A transcript if registering during the summer.

6.  Please bring IEP, 504 or any information on special needs to help with proper placement of your child.

7.  Custody papers on the student being registered proving that you are the primary physical custodian.

8.  Shot record should be up-to-date.  Any student coming from an out of state school will need an eye exam and a new physical completed by an Illinois doctor.  There is a 30 day grace period to have this completed.  A student transferring in from a Illinois school will need a current physical but not a new one.

9.  Parents of all new students will be required to complete a Release of Records form.

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