Residency Verification

 

2020-21 RESIDENCY VERIFICATION 

ONLINE RESIDENCY VERIFICATION IS NOW CLOSED. IN-PERSON RESIDENCY VERIFICATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON aUGUST 5 FROM

4 p.M. - 6:30 p.M. AND AUGUST 6 FROM 7:00 a.M. - 9:30 a.M.

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

You are receiving this correspondence to explain the required steps in our 2020-21 Registration Process.  According to our records, you did not complete the Residency Verification step by June 18, 2020.  Therefore, the following steps need to be completed in-person to maintain your student’s enrollment.  If your student no longer plans to attend Evergreen Park Community High School, please contact Megan Beglin at 708/398-1275.

The parent or legal guardian must attend one of the following:

Required Onsite Residency/Skyward Verification/Fee Arrangement Sessions

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30pa.m.

Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

During the Required Onsite Residency/Skyward Verification/Fee Arrangement session, families will have several steps to complete.  Please come prepared to avoid any further delay.  The steps include: 

Residency Verification

Families will need to prove residency at the first station during the Required Onsite Residency/Skyward Verification/Fee Arrangement session on Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6.  Please review the required residency documentation prior to the session.  Additionally, complete the Residency Verification Form prior to attending and bring the completed form, along with copies of the required documentation.  Again, this is the first step in the process and no other steps can be processed until your residency has been approved on August 5 or August 6, 2020.  DO NOT send documentation in advance.  The opportunity to have documents submitted in advance ended on June 18, 2020.  Bring copies of the documentation with you.  Please direct any questions to mbeglin@evergreenpark.org.

Skyward Verification

Families will update their contact information at the second station during the Required Onsite Residency/Skyward Verification/Fee Arrangement session on Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Fee Arrangement

Families will have the following three options to make fee payment arrangements at the third station during the Required Onsite Residency/Skyward Verification/Fee Arrangement session on Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6, 2020:

Payments – Payment in Full

Families who are paying student fees in full can pay online or can pay with cash/credit card/check on Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6, 2020.  Please direct any questions to Kyle Nine, knine@evergreenpark.org or 708-398-1286.  

Payments – Payment Plan

Families who wish to pay student fees on our payment plan must sign the payment plan agreement and make a payment on Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6, 2020.   Please direct any questions to Kyle Nine, knine@evergreenpark.org or 708-398-1286.

Payments – Fee Waivers

Families who wish to apply for a fee waiver must do so in person on Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6, 2020.  The Waiver Application form is available on our website, www.evergreenpark.org/parents/2020-21-registration-information, and in the Business Office.  All documentation (including 2019 tax returns and household income documentation) must be complete in order for a waiver to be considered.  Please direct any questions to Kyle Nine, knine@evergreenpark.org or 708-398-1286.

Free Lunch

Families who wish to apply for free lunch must do so in person on Wednesday, August 5 or Thursday, August 6, 2020.  The free lunch application is available on our website, www.evergreenpark.org/parents/2020-21-registration-information, and in the Business Office.  Families who qualify for free lunch do not automatically qualify for a fee waiver.  Please see Payments - Fee Waivers for more information.   Please direct any questions to Kyle Nine, knine@evergreenpark.org or 708-398-1286.

Student Schedule

Once all three steps of the Required Onsite Residency/Skyward Verification/Fee Arrangement session are completed, you will have access to your student’s schedule no later than Friday, August 7, 2020.

I again encourage you to visit our website, www.evergreenpark.org/parents/2020-21-registration-information, for up-to-date information.

Sincerely,

 

Mr. William J. Sanderson

Assistant Superintendent/Principal

 

WJS/cm

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

 

I have completed the residency verification process for the past three years and I haven’t moved in twenty years, do I have to do it again this year?

 

Yes.  Every family needs to complete the residency verification process on an annual basis.  However, if you enrolled an incoming freshman in January/February of this year, you have already complied with the residency verification process for not only your freshman, but for siblings who currently attend EPCHS.

 

How can I submit my residency documents?

 

Download the Residency Verification Form from the website and return the form electronically via email to residency@evergreenpark.org, along with copies of all the required documents.

 

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I have limited access to the Internet and/or have limited computer skills, what should I do?

 

In person residency assistance will be announced when available.  In the meantime, any questions should be directed to mbeglin@evergreenpark.org or by calling 708/398-1275.

 

I have a complex guardianship situation or residency matter that I wish to talk to someone, what should I do?

 

Contact Megan Beglin at 708/398-1275 or mbeglin@evergreenpark.org.

 

What is the deadline to have the residency documentation submitted?

 

Although the process can begin on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the deadline for residency documentation is May 31, 2020.  After May 31, 2020, failure to submit residency documentation can delay your registration for the 2020-21 school year, and require attending at least one parent/guardian on campus residency/Skyward verification session. 

 

Are there fees due or collected during the annual residency verification process?

 

No.  Fees for the 2020-21 school year will be collected in July.  Information on the fee payment process will be shared with families in June.

 

My family usually qualifies for a fee waiver and/or free lunch, do I need to complete the residency verification process?

 

Yes.  Every family needs to complete the residency verification process on an annual basis.  The residency verification process is independent of the fee waiver and free lunch application process.  

 

I am the parent/legal guardian but I am residing with another family within the district.  What paperwork is needed?

 

An Affidavit of Residency must be completed and can be found on page 3 of the Residency Verification Form.  All three pages must be completed.  The property owner/lessee on the Affidavit of Residency is required to provide proof of residency and submit copies of the following:  current driver’s license or State ID, mortgage statement, homeowners insurance, or lease, one current utility bill. The parent/legal guardian on the Affidavit of Residency must submit copies of the following:  current driver’s license or State ID AND copies of two of the following: W-2, pay stub, bank statement, Public Aid, Medicaid, vehicle insurance, vehicle registration or other acceptable proof of living at the address used on the notarized affidavit.  If you are utilizing the Affidavit of Residency, you also may be subject to random residency checks by our police liaison, at which time you must show proof that the student and legal parent/guardian reside at said address. No Exceptions!

 

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

 

Step 1:  Annual Residency Verification by May 31, 2020

 

Step 2:  Skyward Verification and Fee Arrangement (payment or waiver) during July, 2020

 

Step 3:  Student schedules released August, 2020

 
 
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