Are you new to town or new to the School District of Janesville with children in grades PreK through 12 and need to enroll them? Please come to the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street near downtown Janesville and open Monday - Friday from 7:30 am- 5:00 pm (June 14 - September 1 from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm). Below is a list of information to assist you with questions you may have. For other questions please call 608-743-5072 or 608-743-5153 or email the enrollment office at email@example.com.
Public School Open Enrollment Timelines
The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year. Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live.
The open enrollment application period for the 2020-2021 school year is from February 3, 2020 – April 30, 2020. Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment ( this link will close at 4 pm on April 30, 2020). Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 3, 2020 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission). Applications turned in prior to February 3rd will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 3rd but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.
Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.
Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.
An application is required for each sibling in the family. For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.
Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied. The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.
If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.
Applying for Open Enrollment Using Alternative Application Procedure
Alternative applications are for a current school year. Parents who have missed the regular application deadline for the 2020-21 school year may submit alternative applications on or after July 1.
As a reminder, alternative open enrollment applications are not exceptions to a school district’s approval/denial criteria. If a district has filled all its spaces with applications submitted during the regular application period, then alternative applications cannot be approved. If a district has pupils on waitlists in July, the district must accept those pupils before accepting any pupils who apply through the alternative application procedures. Those pupils would be added to the bottom of the waitlists.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888-245-2732, option 2.
2020-2021 School Year
School District Residents
If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old on or before September 1, 2020, and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program, it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District. Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office. You may enroll anytime during the two week period.
Weeks of December 2–6 and December 9-13
|7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m||M/W/F both weeks|
|7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m||Tuesday, December 3, 2019|
|8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Thursday, December 5, 2019|
|8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Tuesday, December 10, 2019|
|7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m||Thursday, December 12, 2019|
If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 13, 2019. Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation. When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification. If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process. Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center. If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The status of requests will be determined by January 16, 2020 if they are turned in by December 13th. If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school. In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame.
If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.
If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old on or before September 1, 2020, and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville, you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT. The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 3 to April 30, 2020. Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.
Wisconsin law requires that a child be at least 5 years old on or before September 1 of the school year they begin Kindergarten. The law allows the School District of Janesville (SDJ) to adopt policies providing parents with an option to request early entrance to Kindergarten. For SDJ, the parent or guardian of a child who is 4 years old on September 1 of the school year they hope to start Kindergarten, but will be 5 years old on or before November 1 of the same year, may apply to have that child admitted to Kindergarten for the school year.
For the 2020-21 school year, the deadline for parents/guardians to apply for early admission to Kindergarten application is April 30, 2020. Since decisions about early entrance are not confirmed until late
June, families should enroll in a Preschool 4 Janesville (P4J) site.
Applications for early admission to kindergarten must be made/submitted in writing on or before April 30,
2020. The letter may be dropped off at the School District Administrative office or mailed to:
Educational Services Center
527 S. Franklin Street
Janesville, WI 53548
Attn: Angela Lynch
The letter must state the following:
- Child’s name and date of birth.
- Parent(s)/Guardian(s) name(s) and address.
- Parent(s)/Guardian(s) phone number.
- Reasons why the early admission is sought including educational needs, which may require an adjustment in student levels of learning.
Early Entrance to Kindergarten testing will occur in June. Closer to the testing date, parents/guardians will receive a letter with additional details.
Questions about Applications for Early Entrance to Kindergarten may be directed to:
Angela Lynch, Coordinator of P4J 608-751-8178
Peggy Karleski, Learning and Innovation Office Secretary 608-743-5038
- Enrollment Documents
- Registering Online (after enrollment is completed)
- Payment of School Fees
- Free and Reduced Meals Information
- Request for School Transfer/Placement
Please come to the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin Street near downtown Janesville and open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (June 9 - September 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
When enrolling new students to our district, please bring:
- Parent/Guardian Picture ID (Driver's License, State ID)
- Proof of residency (copy of lease, utility or other bill, or bank statement dated within the last 60 days which includes your name and address).
- Student's Birth certificate
- Student's Immunization Record
- Name, address, and telephone number of student's previous school attended.
- Student transcript (for high school new student enrollment only).
Parents/guardians will receive instructions on how to proceed with registration/orientation at our schools after completing the enrollment process. See additional information in the next section on how to navigate the registration process. Students need not be present for enrollment at the Educational Services Center.
For questions or more information please call 608-743-5072 or 608-743-5153 or email the enrollment office at email@example.com. For open enrollment questions please call 608-743-5152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education is Our Investment in the Future!
Student registration takes place for all students who are already enrolled with the School District of Janesville. (If your student has not attended school with the School District of Janesville this past year, please click the New Student Enrollment tab).
REMEMBER: Every year parents and guardians must complete the online registration process.
To make online registration as easy as possible, make sure you have the following information before you begin:
- Household information - Addresses and Phone Numbers
- Parent Information - Work and Cell Phone Numbers, Email Addresses
- Emergency Contact Information - Work and Cell Phone Numbers, E-mail Addresses
- Children Information - Health/Medical Information
- Doctors and Dentists - Name and Phone Numbers
To begin online registration, click on the Infinite Campus link. Login using the same username and password you used last year (if this is your first year with student(s) enrolled with SDJ, you will receive your login information at the time of enrollment).
Once you have logged in, you will see a link in the lower left menu bar of your student's account titled, "Online Registration". Click that link to begin the registration process. As you go through the questions, a red asterisk (*) indicates information you are required to enter. Be sure to type your information correctly, being careful of spelling, capitalization and punctuation and making any corrections to your contact information that may have changed in the past year.
If you have forgotten your password or username and you have previously setup in Campus an email address for recovering your credentials, click on "Forgot username" or "Forgot password" on the login page of the parent portal. You will receive an email with the username or instructions on how to reset the password. If you did not setup the recovery email address or if you have other questions, please contact System Support at email@example.com or call (608) 743-5004.
School fees are assigned through the enrollment information for each student. Payments owed will show in the parent or guardian Infinite Campus account and can be paid through the portal in that account by clicking on "Payments" tab in the left menu bar. Place the amount you will pay in the ovals next to the particular payment you wish to make, click "Continue" and the next screen will bring up different payment options that you can save in your portal.
Children need healthy meals to learn. The School District of Janesville offers healthy meals every school day. The district provides one free breakfast per student per day. In addition, your children my qualify for free or reduced fees for lunch as well. To apply, please fill out the online PDF titled "Meal Benefits Application" found in your parent or guardian Infinite Campus portal, under the "Applications/Forms" tab. Please follow the online instructions to complete the application.
It is recommended you gather any household income information needed and review your household members in the Household Information section for accuracy prior to starting the online application.
The USDA's definition of a household member is any child or adult living with you. An electronic signature PIN is required to submit your online Meal Benefits Application. If you do not have an electronic signature PIN created you will be required to do so prior to starting your online Meal Benefits Application.
Please visit the Food and Nutrition page for information and applications.
Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas
Due to Move:
If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office.
Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.
If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.
If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.
Due to Parent Choice:
If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2020-2021), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 2 through December 16, 2019 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 21, 2020. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office. If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.
Open Enrollment or Public School ChoiceIf during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move. This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free. To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2020-2021 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application. Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2020. This year applications will be accepted February 3 – April 30, 2020.
If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.
Online Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year
(2020-21 Registration not available until July 2020)
Online Registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins Monday, July 8 . Online registration MUST be done each year for each student in your household that attends the School District of Janesville.
If you are the primary household parent/guardian, please register online starting Monday, July 8 by logging in to the Campus Parent Portal (see sample image here):
Click on the words "Online Registration" in the lower left hand corner of the page:
If you need assistance you can call your students school, the secretary can help you reset your username and/or password.