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Registering a Student at DMS

Please follow the guidelines listed bellow when registering a student at DMS for the first time.  All current students will receive registration paperwork in the mail sometime in late January or early February.  Please complete the registration paperwork as soon as possible and return to DMS.  

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

Enrollment Procedure – Due to recent changes in Illinois School Law, enrollment procedures have changed in recent years.  Please refer to the appropriate section for information regarding enrollment.

Enrollment Procedures for 5th Graders:

1.   The student and/or parents must provide evidence that 4th grade was successfully completed.

2.    Where appropriate, the family must provide proof of court appointed custody and/or guardianship.

4.   The family must provide proof of legal residency within the boundaries of the school district.

5.   The student and/or parents must submit the original birth certificate (court house copy) for the photocopying for the student’s records.

Enrollment Procedures for Transfer Students:

1.   The student and/or parents must provide transcripts or other acceptable records of attendance at the previous middle school.

2.   All necessary Health Requirements must be satisfied according to Illinois State Law.

3.   Where appropriate, the family must provide proof of court appointed custody and/or guardianship.

4.   The family must provide proof of legal residency within the boundaries of the school district.

5.   The student and/or parents must submit the original birth certificate (court house copy) for the photocopying for the student’s records.

6.   When transferring from an Illinois school, the student and/or parents must produce an original copy of the Illinois Student Transfer Form.  When transferring from an out-of-state school or private school, the sending school will be contacted to verify that the student is in good standing and able to transfer schools.

Enrollment Procedures for Non-Resident Tuition Paying Students:

1.   These students are accepted at the discretion of the school district.  The student’s record of behavior and other pertinent information will be secured when making this decision.

2.   All regulations and procedures for In District Transfer Students apply except for the requirement of legal residency within the school district.

Enrollment Procedures for Expelled or Suspended Students:

A student seeking to transfer into the District must serve the entire term of any suspension or expulsion, imposed for any reason by any public or private school, in this or any other state, before being admitted into the School District. 

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS – Students entering DuQuoin Middle School for the first time are required to provide the following health information:

1.   Proof of physical examination performed by a licensed medical doctor

2.   Medical history completed by a parent or guardian

3.   Proof of inoculation against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella

4.   Proof of a dental examination performed by a licensed dentist

5.   Emergency information completed by a parent or guardian

Sixth grade students are required to provide this information prior to attending class. Students who transfer to DMS from another school must provide the above listed information within thirty (30) calendar days of enrollment in class.  The examinations must be conducted no earlier than one year prior to entering the sixth grade and results must be recorded on state-approved forms. Students with an out-of-state medical examination and/or dental examination may be considered in compliance provided the examination(s) meets the requirements in Illinois, including the immunization requirements and the date of the examination(s) is within the guidelines.  Students who fail to comply with these requirements will be excluded from attendance at DMS.  Unexcused absences will be recorded in these instances.  Parents who object to immunizations because of religious beliefs are expected to discuss the situation with the Middle School Principal.

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