Registration Information for Returning Students

  • Returning Students - Beginning on Monday, July 16, parents of all returning Duneland School students may register their children online using the Parent Access Portal. Online payments will be available for grades K-6 only on Monday, July 16. Due to potential student schedule changes, online payments for grades 7-12 will be available beginning on Saturday, Sept. 15.

    Parents are being encouraged to pay their fees online. Those that must pay by check or cash will have to make arrangements to pay their fees at their child’s school.

    Returning students who are transitioning to a new building will no longer need to provide proof of residency.

    Those returning students whose residence within the district has changed will need to attend single-site registration, unless proof of residency was provided to the school at the time of the move. If your current address does not match the address in your Skyward Parent Portal, you must provide proof of residency at single-site registration.

    Book rental fees will be payable through Revtrak in your Skyward Parent Portal.

    Single-Site Registration For  Returning Students with a Change of Address

    This year, the Duneland Schools will have one single-site registration for all NEW students and students whose residence within the district has changed since they last enrolled in school. On July 24-26, all NEW students and students with a change of address who are entering any of the Duneland Schools must register their child(ren) in person at Chesterton High School. Parents will need to provide proof of residency (see required documentation below).
     
    Single-Site Registration Dates and Times:
    • July 24:  8 a.m.-Noon and 1 - 4 p.m
    • July 25:  8 a.m.-Noon and  1- 4 p.m.
    • July 26: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Location:

    Chesterton High School
    2125 S 11th Street
    Chesterton, IN 46304

    Please use Entrance 31 on the northeast side of the building.

    Proof of Residency

    (i.e. legal settlement) is required for all new students and students whose residence within the district has changed since they last enrolled in school. Acceptable documentation of legal settlement must include the parent/guardian name, student and parent/guardian’s current address on one of the following: a valid rental/mortgage agreement, current payroll stub, valid voter’s registration card, current monthly utility bill or a valid government issued ID.

Enrollment Requirements for NEW Students

  • New Students - For the 2018-19 school year, children enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 1, 2018 unless granted an early admission waiver by the superintendent of schools. A birth certificate, not a hospital certificate, must be presented at registration. 

    For information about the minimum immunization requirements, visit the Duneland School Corporation Health Services site. Indiana Public Law 50 mandates that all children have their immunizations current before entering school on August 13. Parents of all students should review their child's immunization record now to make sure that they current with immunization requirements prior to entering school.
     
    Please contact your physician to update your child's immunization status or call the local health department. The Porter County Health Department conducts immunizations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Additional information is available in this notice from the PCHD. You can contact the Porter County Health Department at 465-3525. 

    Which School Will My Child Attend? 

    Please view our district attendance boundary map to help determine which elementary school your child will attend based on the location of your residence. You may also call our Transportation office at 983-3615 and give them your address for information on which elementary and/or intermediate school your child will attend.  All students in grades 7-8 will attend Chesterton Middle School and grades 9-12 will attend Chesterton High School.

    If you live outside of the Duneland School Corporation attendance boundaries and are looking for information regarding out-of-district enrollment, please see the Documents and Forms page.
     
    Proof of Residency Requirements
     
    Proof of Residency (i.e. legal settlement) is required for all new students and students whose residence within the district has changed since they last enrolled in school. Acceptable documentation of legal settlement must include the parent/guardian name and student and parent/guardian’s current address on one of the following: a valid rental/mortgage agreement, current payroll stub, valid voter’s registration card, current monthly utility bills or a valid government issued ID.

    Enrollment Process

    Parents of new students may begin the registration process by completing the New Student Online Application. The New Student Enrollment Packet should also be completed and brought to the Single-Site registration (see information below), along with proof of residency and additional documents listed in the enrollment packet.  Links to both the online application and enrollment packet can be found at the bottom of this page.

    If you are registering after the school year has begun, please call the school(s) your child(ren) will attend to arrange a registration appointment.

    Single-Site Registration For NEW Students

    This year, the Duneland Schools will have one single-site registration for all NEW students and students whose residence within the district has changed since they last enrolled in school. On July 24-26, all NEW students and students with a change of address who are entering any of the Duneland Schools must register their child(ren) in person at Chesterton High School. Parents will need to provide proof of residency (see required documentation below).
     
    Single-Site Registration Dates and Times:
    • July 24:  8 a.m.-Noon and 1 - 4 p.m
    • July 25:  8 a.m.-Noon and  1- 4 p.m.
    • July 26: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Location:

    Chesterton High School
    2125 S 11th Street
    Chesterton, IN 46304

    Please use Entrance 31 on the northeast side of the building.

     

    New Student Online Application

    Please Note: If you are the parent of a current Duneland Student and wish to enroll an additional student for the first time (for example, a kindergarten student), please log in to your Skyward parent account before completing the application. Look for the "New Student Application" button on the top left. This will help ensure that your new student account will be linked with your parent account.

    Download the New Student Information Packet