Welcome to District 73 Registration

Families whose children will enroll in Hawthorn District 73 schools for the first time in Fall 2017, should fill out the forms below in the required documents section and turn them into the registrar during a scheduled time.

To schedule an appointment, please call (847) 990.4217 or (847) 990.4280 or email the registrar

Registration Process

Registration at Hawthorn District 73 requires both an in-person and online process. After successful completion of the in-person process parents will receive the Parent Portal access codes.

  • WHAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER – The online process requires that parents/guardians sign in to the Parent Portal (PowerSchool). Once there, parents should click on the Registration button to enroll their students for Fall.
  • FEE PAYMENT – For your convenience, this online registration process also includes an online fee payment option, which is available at the completion of the student registration pages. The online fee payment option accepts Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit cards. There is no additional service charge or processing fee associated with using the online fee payment option. This process requires your PowerSchool parent portal user name and password to complete the transaction.
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCY – Hawthorn District 73 requires all families to provide proof of residency. This takes place in August each year. To receive information on a child’s teacher, bus schedule/pass, etc., parents are expected to attend the Proof of Residency event. This event will take place prior to Get Acquainted Day.
  • SUPPORT – If you need additional support or if you have lost your Parent Portal sign in information or password, please sign into PowerSchool, and click on the instructions tab at the bottom of the sign in page. You may also create an account on the Parent Portalpage if you don’t have one. The Parent Portal is used to pay for and keep track of student fees. Parents of middle school students may also view student grades and attendance on the site.

Registration News

  • school busKindergarten Kids Learn How to Ride the BusAugust 18, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    Children entering kindergarten are taking a big step in their lives. On August 18, many of them took practice rides on school buses to help them adjust. More than 150 children and parents road 18 buses. They were greeted by the principals and staff at their schools.  They received building tours and the children got […]

  • Have You Registered?May 19, 2017 - 1:49 pm

    Parents should complete online registration through the PowerSchool parent portal using the information that the district provided you in a Returning Student Enrollment letter. It is important for you to register your child as soon as possible. Students will not be assigned a teacher or a bus route until online registration is complete. Failure to do […]

  • Election Day is tomorrow!April 3, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Election Day is tomorrow! Before you vote, please take a moment to learn about the Hawthorn 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan and our referendum. #H73EFMP Click here to learn more: bit.ly/H73EFMP Need help finding your polling place? Click here to visit the Lake County voter website: lakecountyil.gov/351/Voter-Power

  • Kindergarten RegistrationFebruary 7, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    Walk-in kindergarten registration for parents whose children live in Hawthorn School District 73 is set for for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 24 at Hawthorn Middle School South, 600 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Parents must bring with them required registration documents outlined on the […]

  • Steps for Verifying ResidencyAugust 10, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    If you missed the residency event, please stop in at the District Office,  841 West End Ct, Vernon Hills, to show proof of residency. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To expedite the residency verification process, District 73 parents should bring copies of ALL documents, including a photo ID, and […]