We are glad to announce the opening of Online Registration for returning Bradley School District 61 students is May 23rd.  Beginning Monday, May 23rd, you will be able to register your returning Bradley 61 students.  You should have received a letter in the past few weeks containing information about Online Registration.  Included were instructions needed to complete Online Registration for your returning student.  Those instructions are also listed here .  Please complete the Online Registration for each of your returning students as soon as possible.  Note that we have changed our payment options for Online Registration.  You can choose to pay at the time of registration with a Debit or Credit Card  OR  you can choose to have an invoice sent to you.  If you plan on using a Debit or Credit Card, you must do so while completing your Online Registration.

    Parents must use the Online Registration system to register students for school.  Online Registration closes for returning students at 10:00PM, Sunday, July 24th.

    If you have any questions please email us at registration@bradleyschools.com  or call the Registration Hotline at 815-936-5301.

    Please use this link to access documents that you will be required to approve or review during the Online Registration process. http://www.bradleyschools.com/regforms

    Link to PowerSchool Parent Portal - https://besd61.powerschool.com/public/

    PowerSchool Parent Portal Basics - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzF4wF4fglY


  • Residency Requirements
    Bradley School District Board Policy requires you to prove residency before enrolling your child in the district.  During Online Registration, you do not have to show residency if you still reside in the same residence for the 2022-2023 school year.

    If you are on an affidavit (living with another person, family, etc.) from the 2021-2022 school year, or have changed addresses but still live in the Bradley School District during the year, you will need to contact the Registration Hotline at 815-936-5301 or Registration@BradleySchools.com to set up an appointment to come in and prove residency to your school building administrator before your online registration can be processed. If you are on an affidavit, the owner of the home must be present and sign a district affidavit. This process must happen every year. Please contact the owner in advance so they can attend the meeting with you. Unique situations will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
    Bradley School District 61 has the right to check residency anytime during the school year (District Policy 7:60).
    It is important that only the parent or legal guardian completes the online registration for each student.

    Please bring with you the following acceptable information to show residency if you have moved:
    1. Current State or Government Issued Photo ID

    2. One of the following:
       a. Mortgage Payment Receipt/Book of Parent or Legal Guardian

        b. Current Property Tax Bill of Parent or Legal Guardian
        c. Rent Receipt or Lease/Rental Agreement of Parent or Legal Guardian
    d. House Closing Documents
    3. AND….One of the following with Current Name and Address:
       a. Utility Bill - (Water, Electric or Gas)

        b. Vehicle Registration
        c. Current Pay Check Stub
    All proofs of residency must be current (within 30 days). Rent receipts must have the landlord's name, address, and phone number for verification

    If you have not proven your residency at the school office you will need to do so before you register a new student.

  • Additional Information:
    Lunch payments can be done throughout the year via MealPay Plus.
    Homeroom assignments for K-5 students and the schedules for 6-8 students will be available in the Parent Portal one week prior to student attendance in August.
    Transportation (Bus Route) information will be posted the first week of August.

  • New to District Registration (no other siblings enrolled)

    If you have not created an account please click here.


    If you have existing students at Bradley Elementary and are registering a new student please follow directions below:

    1. Log into your existing parent portal.
    2. If you have not registered your existing student(s), please do so first. 
    3. Once you have registered your existing student(s), go to the main portal page. 
    4. Click on an existing student's name and put in their birthday.
    5. This will bring you to the submit page. Scroll to the bottom and select "New Student Registration" and complete for the new student.



    If you have any questions please call 815-936-5301 or email registration@bradleyschools.com