• First Day of School: August 17, 2021

    If your child is currently enrolled in School District 189, you do not have to re-register but you must provide updated contact and emergency information and updated immunization records. This can be completed during the summer at the Family and Community Engagement Center (401 Katherine Dunham Place) or at your student's school orientation in August. Updated information must be collected by Tuesday, August 17th, the first day of school in 2021.

    Registration for RETURNING students can be completed online: https://bit.ly/2ZY4s8UDetailed steps can be found here. Due to transportation changes, COVID concerns, and immunization requirements, we ask parents to UPDATE your student's records through the online Skyward portal listed on in the link above. If you do not remember your Skyward login information, please contact your school office for assistance.

    If you have questions regarding returning student registration, please contact your child's school. For details, refer to our SCHOOLS DIRECTORY

    New incoming K-8th graders should contact rhonda.jones@estl189.com or call 618-646-3130.

    For new students in grades 9-12th, please complete the SY 22 High School Enrollment Form found Here To complete the enrollment process for new students in grades 9-12th, please contact vickie.fair@estl189.com


    NEW students enrolling in the District should complete a packet and gather all necessary documents including updated physical and immunization records.  To complete registration, the following documents are needed:

    1. Child Identification: Original State Certified Birth Certificate 

    2. Parent Identification: Valid Driver's License, Valid State ID or Valid Voter's Registration Card

    3. Two Proofs of Residency: Current utility bill for gas, water or electric; signed deed, occupancy permit with your name on it

    4. Current Health Records: State of Illinois Physical Examination Form including all immunization information; dental exam; eye exam (by eye doctor).

    A guardian will need to schedule an in-person appointment* to complete the NEW student enrollment. Please call 618-646-3130 or email rhonda.jones@estl189.com to schedule appointments before coming to:


    401 Katherine Dunham Place

    East St Louis, IL 62201


    KINDERGARTEN registration only: Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021.

    PRESCHOOL enrollment and registration is by appointment only at the Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center (501 Katherine Dunham Place).  Parents must make an appointment by calling 618-646-3290.  Or you can complete the online version, here:

    English Language version

    Spanish Language version



    District 189 School Enrollment / Registration Application

    Now enrolling new students at the Family and Community Engagement Center:

    James E. Williams Center

    401 Katherine Dunham Place

    East St. Louis, IL 62201

    **Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm**

    (618) 646-3130 

    Note: Kindergarteners should be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 to begin Kindergarten in District 189. 

    Kindergarten students who are not registered by August 1 may have a delay in bus transportation so register early! 


    1. Child Identification: Original State Certified Birth Certificate

    2. Parent Identification: Parent Photo ID (e.g. State ID, FOID Card or Driver's License)

    3. Proof of Residency: (Only one per category)

      • Property Deed in your name or recent Mortgage Statement (homeowners), OR
      • Lease Agreement (signed and dated), OR
      • Occupancy Permit, OR
      • Voter's Registration Card
    • AND
      • Current Driver's License, OR
      • State Medical Card, OR
      • Most recent Utility Bills (Gas, Water, Electric, etc.)

    4. Health Records:

    • State of Illinois Physical Examination Form (including immunization history)
    • Dental Exam Record
    • Eye Exam Record

    5. Student Academic Records (if entering grades 1st-12th):

    • ISBE Student Transfer Form
    • Unofficial Transcript
    • Proof of 8th Grade Promotion (if entering 9th grade)

    6. Student Registration Forms: Complete registration forms before you come.

    [Forms are coming soon here for 2020] 

    7. Special Education Paperwork (if applicable):

    • Special Education Student Transfer Form
    • Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.)
    • Psychological Evaluation Report
    • Notice of Recommended Educational Program 

    Additional Notes:

    If you are living with someone who is a resident in School District 189, they will need to come in with you to register your child.

    If you have custody of the student and are a resident of School District 189, you must bring proof of guardianship.  

    If you are renting in the School District 189 area and do not have a lease, a) your landlord must come with you to you verify your lease agreement and b) the landlord will need to bring proof of ownership of the property.

    If your child does not have a number, please contact the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213. Under federal law, however, East St. Louis School District 189 will enroll your child even if he or she does not have a Social Security number.

    Immunization Records

    East St. Louis School District 189 follows the mandates of the Illinois Department of Public Health with regards to required immunizations for our students.

    Students entering preschool, kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades, and new students to the district must present proof of the required state of Illinois physical examination and immunizations.

    The Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health encourage all individuals age 12+ to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Please read this letter from the Illinois State Board of Education that provides clarity about the COVID-19 vaccine to parents. ISBE Letter to Parents

    Uniforms and School Supply Lists

    School District 189's School Uniforms are as follows:
    · Navy blue, khaki or black: Slacks, skirts, jumpers or shorts
    · White, black, navy blue or powder blue: Shirts/blouses
    · MASON/CLARK 5TH GRADERS ONLY: Red shirts/blouses
    · Closed-toe shoes (any color)
    High School Only:
    Freshman (9th) – Royal Blue polo shirts only
    Sophomores (10th) – Orange polo shirts only
    Juniors (11th) – Black polo shirts only
    Seniors (12th) – Gray polo shirts only

    Please review the school supply lists and uniform information, organized by grade level or school. SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2021

    School Calendar

    The details school calendar can be found here: School Year 2021-2022 Calendar