New Student information

Do you have a child who will be attending kindergarten at Unity East in the fall? 

Please let us know by completing the following form. This will allow us to contact you with further information and news.


Kindergarten is open to students turning 5 by Sept. 1, 2020


Registration for the 2020-21 school year is scheduled for August 4 & 5. 

Due to COVID-19, registration arrangements have not been finalized. More information will be available closer to the date and will be updated on this page as soon as district plans are in place.

At registration, Kindergarten students must establish guardianship and new families must establish residency with a district administrator by providing appropriate documentation. (click here for more information)

Registration and milk fees are paid at registration. For Kindergarten students, this includes a $95 book rental fee, $26/semester milk break (optional), and $2 communication folder. 

If you believe you may be eligible for free or reduced lunch prices, please complete the application. The form will be available on the school website and at registration. Students who qualify have the book rental and milk fees waived.

If your child will ride the school bus, you will sign up for transportation at registration. 


At this time, kindergarten screenings are planned for August 4 & 5 during registration. More information and sign-ups will be available closer to the date. Parents will be notified of screening sign-ups through the email address on record, as well as through the school website. 

At the screening, students are given basic assessments to determine their strengths by one of our Kindergarten teachers. These assessments include letter and number identification, letter sounds, and counting objects. The results help teachers plan their instruction at the start of the year based on each student’s needs.

Medical Requirements

Kindergarten students in Illinois are required to have a physical, eye, and dental exam. Parents or guardians should:

  • Schedule an appointment for a physical with their pediatrician. Take the physical exam form with you.
  • Schedule an eye exam with an eye doctor. Take the vision exam form with you.
  • Schedule a dental appointment with their dentist. Take the dental  exam form with you. 

The physical and eye exam are due on the first day of school

Birth Certificates

New students are required to have a birth certificate on file with the school. If you do not already have a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, obtain a certified copy from the County Clerk's Office, located at 1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana.


The list of supplies used in Kindergarten can be found here.

Kindergarten students are also asked to keep a seasonal change of clothes at school in a large Ziploc bag in case of an accident.

Kindergarten Conferences

Each year we dedicate the first two days of school to Kindergarten Conferences. Parents sign up for a 15-min conference that allows them and their child an opportunity to meet the teacher, tour the classroom, and get acquainted before the first day of school. 

Kindergarten conferences are scheduled for August 19 & 20.

The first day of school for Kindergarten students is Friday, August 21.