Registration for Current Students

Butler School District 53 conducts student registration annually online starting in mid-April through the district website by using the links below. The completed registration process for all students includes the following:

Students will not be allowed to attend classes until all of these steps are completed and verified.

Enrollment Instructions for Current Students  

Families of returning students will be emailed the Registration Instructions in the spring.  Personal data number codes for registration and personalized fee payments can be found in the PowerSchool Parent Portal Tab: Epay Student and Family Data. Below are the online links for PowerSchool Registration and payments through EPay.

Registration for New Families and New Kindergarten Students

Welcome! We look forward to greeting new families and new Kindergarten students interested in sending their child to Butler District 53 for this year and the upcoming school year 22-23. Prior to pre-enrollment, families should review their address for school tax distribution on their DuPage County property tax bill to ensure they are registering for school in the proper school district. Only residents of District 53, those who physically occupy and live within a home in the Butler School District 53 boundaries, are eligible for enrollment. 

District 53 conducts open enrollment for incoming kindergarten students in January. Most of the enrollment process is online, using PowerSchool Enrollment Express and Epay, however an appointment is necessary to sign the residency affidavit and show the original birth certificate. See our registration flyer for more information.  The  Pre-registration portal for the School year 2021-22 is open as well as the School year 2022-23.  Pertinent information includes.

1st step in Registration

Enter the PowerSchool Pre Registration Form Link and complete your student data and the appropriate school year to complete the pre-registration data. This is for new students for the school year 2022/23 and new students registering for the current school year 2021/22. 

PowerSchool Pre Registration Form Link

2nd step in Registration

Once your information has been received and approved, you will receive an email indicating the documents that will need to be uploaded as well as the forms to be completed in PowerSchool, our School Information System. Additional parents/guardians will have to set up their PowerSchool account to access the portal or request assistance from the registrar. Open the "Help Tutorial Tab for a video if you need help. 

Once all pre-registration forms have been completed, you will receive a formal invitation by email to request your residency appointment. At the time of registration, District 53 policy requires that families produce and complete the following documents during their Residency Meeting with the District Notary.

  • Adequate evidence of their legal residency
  • An Original Official County Birth Certificate for all new students. (Show at Affidavit of Residency meeting)
  • Notarize Affidavit of Residency (Show your state photo ID)

Residency Verification

District 53 students receive an excellent education and comprehensive support services. The high cost of educating our students is primarily by the residents of Oak Brook through their property taxes. Non-resident students who are unlawfully enrolled in our schools put an additional burden on Oak Brook taxpayers. Consequently, District 53 works cooperatively and continuously with the Village of Oak Brook to ensure that all students enrolled in its schools are residents of District 53.

Families new to the district must provide sufficient documentation to verify their living within District 53 boundaries. If information received at the time of registration does not satisfactorily confirm residency, District 53 will take one or more of the following steps:

  • Request additional verification of residence
  • Contact the realtor or lending institution regarding the property claim
  • Contact the Village of Oak Brook government    
  • Contact a third party to verify residency and a home visit

If District 53 determines that an enrolled student does not qualify as a resident of the district for school attendance purposes, the parent/guardian will be:

  • Notified of the student's immediate removal from school
  • Charged tuition as required by state law for each day of the child's attendance in District 53
  • Referred to law enforcement authorities for legal action

If the individual who enrolled their child does not remit tuition charges, District 53 will:

  • Take legal steps to collect tuition from the individual who enrolled the child
  • Seek a judgment to be recorded against the individual who enrolled the child

Enrolling a child into a district by deceit is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a $500.00 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

3rd step in Registration 

After verification of residency and birth certificates, families of students new to the district will be emailed Registration Instructions and Fees in mid-April to complete the registration process by providing medical information, documentation, signing forms for permission and/or acknowledgement, and payment of registration fees. Personal data codes for registration and personalized fee payments can be found in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.   Below are the online links for PowerSchool and EPay. 

Certificate of Health Examination

Parents must present evidence of student medical exam, including inoculations, for children enrolling in kindergarten, sixth grade and students enrolling for the first time in Illinois public schools. Parents must also present evidence of a vision exam for students enrolling in kindergarten and enrolling for the first time in Illinois public schools. Evidence of dental exam must be presented for students enrolling in kindergarten, grade 2 and grade 6.  All other students should present documentation from prior years as part of the cumulative file from a previous school district. Medical forms and documents are to be uploaded through PowerSchool during registration. Refer to State and Butler SD 53 Requirements by Grade.

Student Records

To assist with student academic placement, students transferring from other districts are asked to upload photocopies of their report cards and those transferring from a district in Illinois must have a Student Transfer Form sent directly to registrar@butler53.com. During registration, District 53 parents will sign release of record forms so that official copies can be sent directly from the prior district.

Calendar and Fees

The new calendar and annual fees for the next school year are available on the website after approval by the Board of Education, usually in late March.

If you have any questions, please communicate with the Registrar by calling (630) 368-4520 or email registration@butler53.com.

Free Lunch and School Waivers

Free Lunch and School Waivier Guidelines and Application FY22  Updated each July 1 

Withdrawal Form

Current students who will be transferring should complete the withdrawal form and present to the school secretary.