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Enrolling New Students

Welcome to the Glenwood Middle School We're glad you're here. New students and their families are welcome at any of our schools to tour our facilities and meet our staff. When enrolling, please have the following forms ready to present to Glenwood Middle School:


Required for new students to the District:


Students will also need the following:

  • Student in Good Standing Transfer Form

  • Copy of Certified Birth Certificate

  • Test Scores (Achievement, ISAT, PARCC, IAR)

  • Transcripts from the previous school

  • Copy of current physical and immunizations

Annual Student Fees​

  • Registration Fee - Grades 5-12 $155

  • K-12 Technology Fee $75

  • P.E. Jerseys $15

  • Athletic Fees $100 (1 sport); $150 (2 sports); $300 (family)

Required yearly for free/reduced:

​Medical Information and Forms

All new students must have a current physical and proof of immunizations. They are also required to show proof of an eye exam performed by an Illinois licensed optometrist.

Required for K-12 Students New to the District

  • Physical Exam: All new students entering any grade must have a current physical and provide proof of up-to-date immunizations. Students without a current exam on file will not be allowed to attend the 1st day of school unless there is an appointment card from the doctor’s office on file with the school nurse.

  • Dental Exam: Illinois law requires a current dental exam for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, and 9th graders. The dental exam is to be turned in by May 15th of the current school year.  It can be dated up to 18 months of the May 15th deadline. If you are without dental insurance or cannot afford the exam you will be required to fill out the Dental Exam Waiver for their child.  The waiver form will fulfill the state requirement.

  • Eye Exam: all students entering an Illinois school for the first time will need an eye exam by an optometrist or physician who provides complete eye exams. The eye exam is due by October 15th.

  • DPT: (Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) four or more doses required with the last being a booster that was received on or after the 4th birthday.

  • Hepatitis B: three doses required. The first two doses are no less than 28 days apart and the interval between the 2nd and the 3rd doses must be at least two months apart.

  • MMR: (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 2 doses required.  The 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose no less than 28 days after the first.

  • MCV: (Meningococcal) All students over the age of 11 years old are required to be vaccinated with a single dose of a quadrivalent Meningococcal vaccine.

  • OPV/IPV: (Polio) three or more doses are required with the last dose received on or after the 4th birthday. Any combination vaccine with IPV requires four doses.

  • Varivax: (Chickenpox) two doses are required.  The 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose no less than 28 days after the first. OR PROOF OF DISEASE

  • Tdap: (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis) 6th grade requires one dose of vaccine.

Medical Forms & Action Plans

Parental Involvement

Military families:

Additional Information: ​​



GMS Counselors:

8th Grade Counselor:  Bridget Bedore

P:  217-483-2481, ext. 1929   E: 


​7th Grade Counselor:  Alyson Mann

​P: 217-483-2481, ext. 1930    E:​

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