OLCHS began collecting residency documentation in February for the 2016-17 school year. The process needs to be finished by June 30, 2016, otherwise the enrollment process will be delayed and families will need to wait until August 8, 2016, to complete the process. Those families who fail to complete the process by June 30, 2016, will lose the opportunity to: 1) complete the Skyward online student information verification process in July, 2) submit online fee payments in July, 3) apply for fee waivers in July; and 4) receive their iPads/textbooks in early August.
The entire residency validation process can still be completed online. Although families are encouraged to submit their documentation electronically via InfoSnap, families do have the option of submitting the required residency documentation via email, fax, U.S. Mail, or by dropping off copies of the required paperwork at the school. Families that prefer to submit the documentation by hardcopy must print the Residency Validation Form and submit copies of all the required paperwork. The school will not make copies. Additionally, staff members are not available during the school day without an appointment. Residency questions and requests for appointments should be directed to Maria Vanderwarren at 708/741-5602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families needing assistance can visit campus on: Monday, June 13, 2016, and Monday, June 27, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the District Office.
FAQ –Frequently Asked Questions
I have completed the residency validation 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 validation process on an annual basis.
I deleted the February email that included the InfoSnap hyperlink, what should I do?
Contact Maria Vanderwarren at email@example.com to request that the email be resent.
I have limited access to the Internet and/or have limited computer skills, how can I submit my residence validation documents?
Download the Residency Validation Form from the website or pick-up a copy from the Greeter Station and submit copies of all the required documentation via fax, mail, or drop-off.
I have a complex guardianship situation or residency matter that I wish to talk to some in person, what should I do?
First, do not visit the campus without an appointment. Contact Maria Vanderwarren at 708/741-5602 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or visit her at the assistance days on: Monday, June 13, 2016, and Monday, June 27, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the District Office.
What is the deadline to have the residency documentation submitted?
Although the process can begin immediately, the deadline for residency documentation is June 30, 2016. After June 30, 2016, failure to submit residency documentation can impact a student's course selection and registration for the 2016-17 school year by delaying the entire 2016-17 Enrollment Process.
Are there fees due or collected during the Residency Validation process?
No. Fees for the 2016-17 school year will be collected in July and August. Information will be shared with families in June on the fee payment process and iPad/Textbook Pick-up Days.
I am the parent/legal guardian but I am residing with another family within the district. What paperwork is required?
An Affidavit of Residency must be completed. Both pages must be completed and notarized. The property owner/lessee on the Affidavit of Resident is required to be present and provide proof of residency as listed above. The parent/legal guardian on the Affidavit must submit a copy of a W-2, pay stub, bank statement, or other acceptable proof of living at the address used on the notarized affidavit AND a current driver's license or State ID. 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 will have to show proof that the student and legal parent/guardian reside at said address. No Exceptions!
My family usually qualifies for a fee waiver/free-reduced lunch, do I need to complete the residency validation process?
Yes. Every family needs to complete the residency validation process on an annual basis. The residency validation process is independent of the fee waiver/free-reduced lunch application process and should be completed immediately. Fee waiver/free reduced lunch applications will be available in July and August.