When parent/guardian registers a student, the parent/guardian will need a photo ID and need to supply the following information:
Step 1: Proof of Parent of Guardian Relationship
- Certified Birth Certificate of student
- Driver’s License or Other Acceptable Photo ID of parent/guardian
- Proof of Guardianship (if applicable)
- Court Order, Agreement, Judgment or Divorce Decree that awards custody of the child to any person (if one exists)
Step 2: Proof of Residency
Person registering student must show 3 of the following proofs of Residency, at least 2 of which must be from Category A.
- Current Utility Bill (gas, sewer, water, or electric)
- Occupancy Permit
- Lease: (Must provide Landlord’s name and phone number)
- Mortgage Statement
- Closing Papers
- Home Ownership Title or Deed
- Homeowner or Renter Insurance Bill
- Current Real Estate Tax Bill
- Current paycheck stub with address in District
- Documentation of TANF or Approval Letter from Nutrition Program and Support Services
- Driver’s License with address in District
- Voter’s Registration Card
Any person who knowingly or willfully presents to the district any false information regarding the residency of a student for the purpose of enrolling that student to attend school in the district, or who knowingly enrolls a student who is not a resident of the district, shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days incarceration in the St. Clair Jail ILCS 5/5-8-3 and/or a fine up to $1500.00 730 ILCS 5/5-9-1. In addition any nonresident student will be charged tuition for each day of enrollment in accordance with Section 10-20.12a, of the Illinois School Code.
Step 3: Physical Exam and Immunization Records
All incoming freshmen must have their physical exam and immunization records on file by the first day of school. Illinois law requires that new students to the district are to have a physical examination and immunization record on file within 30 days after enrollment.
Step 4: Copies of School Records
While we will send for the official copy of a student’s records after he/she enrolls, it is helpful for students to have copies of their records when they select courses during the registration conferences. Each special education student should have a copy of his/her I.E.P.
Step 5: ISBE Student Transfer Form
This form will be required at the time of registration if the student is transferring from an Illinois public school.
At registration each student will complete the following items:
- District 201 Enrollment Information Form and Card
- Selection of Courses: A guidance counselor will assist in the process.
Information and materials provided to new students when they register:
- Curriculum Guide
- Locker Assignment
- Bus Information
- Lunch Information
- I. D. Card
- A Schedule of Classes
- Student Discipline Policy
- Student/Parent Handbook
In the event that the district denies enrollment, the parent/legal guardian may appeal the decision to the Principal. If the parent/legal guardian is not satisfied with the Principal’s decision, he/she may appeal to the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent’s decision, he/she may appeal at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. While this question is being decided the student may not enroll in the school. As a part of the investigation process, the district may require the parent/legal guardian of the student to produce additional proofs of legal residence. If the decision by the Board of Education is that the student does not reside within the district, admission is denied.
According to the policy of the Board of Education, all students who live within 1 1/2 miles of Belleville West are responsible for their own transportation. Transportation will be provided for all other students. For the first few days of school, students riding the school buses should be at the departure point 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time. Pickup points and departure times vary year-by-year according to the needs of the students. Detailed information will appear in the opening-of-school lettter which accompanies each student’s schedule at the beginning of the school year. Belleville School Transportation Service can provide specific times and pickup points. Belleville School Transportation Service’s phone number is 235-6338. Except in unusual weather, buses will be consistent in pickup times. Students must conduct themselves in a mature manner and avoid violations of the school bus code. Students on buses may be audio-taped and video-taped thus helping to provide a safer environment.
In the interest of safety and in compliance with state law, students shall observe the following rules:
- A school ID card must be shown to the bus driver in order to board a District 201 bus.
- All students must be seated while the bus is in motion.
- No smoking and no eating on the bus.
- Use the emergency door only in an emergency.
- Good behavior is required-behavior which will not distract the bus driver from operating the bus safely.
- Window ventilation is to be regulated by drivers only and not by students.
- Obey the instructions of the drivers at all times. They are trained to protect you.
- Treat the driver with respect at all times.
- Keep the bus neat and clean.
- Students who misbehave will be reported to school authorities, and failure to observe safety rules will result in disciplinary action which may include the loss of bus-riding privileges.
- Students are required to ride their assigned bus. Only with prior approval by the appropriate assistant/associate principal and written parental permission, may a student ride a bus other than the one to which he/she is assigned.
Through the Illinois State Board of Education, Belleville West High School participates in the National School Lunch Program. A student’s eligibility for free and reduced-price food services shall be determined by the income eligibility guidelines, family-size income standards, set annually by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Any student or family wishing to apply for these nutritional benefits, free or reduced lunches, please contact Todd Hayes, Assistant Principal, 222-7607.
The application, available upon registration, must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian of the student.
The student will be issued a Lunch Card. Temporary lunch cards are not granted. It is the student’s responsibility to bring his/her Lunch Card to school every day. A $2 fee will be assessed for the replacement of a Lunch Card.
Any student who is deemed ineligible will be notified in the mail of the denial of the application for free and reduced-price services and this notification will include the reason for the denial. A family may appeal the school’s decision to deny an application. For information on the appeal process call Mr. Richard Mertens, Principal, 222-7699.