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Annual Residency Verification

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SHS families are required to verify their residency within the District 125 attendance boundaries on an annual basis.  To streamline this process for families, the District is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information by comparing parent/guardian names and addresses with electronic databases such as utility companies.  If residency is electronically verified, families will receive a confirmation email to this effect during the week of May 10 and no additional documentation will be needed. Families whose residency we are unable to verify through this process will also receive an email the week of May 10 sharing more information regarding the documents required and the steps for submitting them.

Frequently Asked Questions About Residency

If I need to provide residency verification documents, what is the process?
Here are the detailed instructions outlining the process for uploading residency documents using Infinite Campus.  DO NOT UPLOAD DOCUMENTS UNLESS YOU RECEIVE A COMMUNICATION THE WEEK OF MAY 10 REQUESTING THAT YOU DO SO.  Once residency documents have been uploaded and verified, families will be able to complete the online registration and fee payment process. 

Which documents are required to show residency in the district if my residency is not verified electronically?
A total of three separate documents are required.  Documents issued on a monthly basis must be from April 2021 or later.  SHS is not able to accept documents with a PO Box address or send any correspondence to a PO Box.

Families must provide ONE of the following:

  • Complete, current, and valid lease agreement--including the name and phone number of your landlord.  Please note:  If your lease expires prior to the first day of school (8-12-21), please provide an updated lease agreement to after you have renewed.

  • Real estate tax bill--must be actual tax bill, not property tax assessment.  For online copies of your current tax bill , see the Lake County IL Property Tax Information website. From there you can follow these steps to save a PDF file for uploading to our Infinite Campus System:

Basic Search > Enter your address information > Highlight your name > Enter > (On the right hand side) Reports > Click on tax bill > Go > Download to pdf > Save 

  • Monthly mortgage statement

Families must provide TWO of the following:

  • Utility bill statement (payment coupon attached)
    • Utilities accepted include gas, electric, water, trash collection, or cable bills.  Please note that we are not able to accept cell phone bills.  

    • Please provide the entire first page of the bill including the coupon portion at the bottom of the bill.  

    • Two bills may be used for this category provided they are for different utilities through different companies.

    • If multiple utilities appear on a single document, it only counts as one document.  An additional document will be required.  

    • If you participate in online billing, please access the statement in your account and provide a pdf of the bill. 

  • Vehicle registration--Only one vehicle registration may be provided per family.  This must be for the current school year.

Here is information on converting these documents into PDFs without a scanner:

When is the deadline for uploading the residency documents if my residency is not verified electronically?
All documents must be provided no later than June 8, 2021.

May I submit my residency documents via email?
We are not able to accept residency documents via email. All documents must be uploaded through the Infinite Campus portal.

What if my family does not have an Infinite Campus portal?
If a family has not yet established an Infinite Campus portal, this process must be completed prior to uploading residency documents. Click here for instructions on creating an Infinite Campus portal.

Do I have to prove residency for each of my children if my family’s residency is not verified electronically?  
Each SHS family must show residency in the district every school year.  Families with more than one child attending SHS only need to submit one set of residency documents each year.  

Who should I contact with questions?
Please contact our Student Services team with any questions/concerns by emailing