From the Hoffman Estates High School auto lab, Dr. Lisa Small presents the February 2023 edition of the High School District 211 Superintendent’s Newsletter!
This edition features the extraordinary opportunities and hands on learning classes at District 211, as well as more news to know.
Click here for the Superintendent's video script, translatable in its entirety.
Key Upcoming Dates
February 16: Board of Education Meeting
February 20: Presidents' Day; No School
February 22: Six-Week In-Progress Grades
March 16: Board of Education Meeting
March 24: Spring Vacation
2023-2024 Student Fees
The Board of Education has reviewed and approved student fees for 2023-2024, agreeing in most cases to maintain costs at the level they were the prior year.
The Board as agreed to:
- Waive the $170 fee for textbooks/instructional fee for all students, as has been the case for the three prior school years
- Maintain the behind-the-wheel driver education cost at $400 for the school year, pending approval by the General Assembly
- Maintain the student parking user fee at $75 per semester
- Maintain the under 1.5-mile transportation fee at $200 per school year
- Maintain the late transportation registration fee at $35
- Set the price of a standard school breakfast at $1.85
- Set the price of lunches at $2.60, $3.10 and $3.35 depending on the meal.
- Keep reduced-price meals at 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.
Student fees are due in full at the time of registration or at the time that a service is accessed. Families experiencing financial hardship may have full or partial payment provisions.
May 2023 Senior Final Exam Exemptions
District 211 allows graduating seniors to be exempt from second semester final exams if they meet the following criteria:
Have at least a “C” average in the course
Have fewer than six absences from the class
Have no truancies from the class
Have not been suspended from the class
Are not incomplete on required assignments
Seniors not qualifying for the exemption will be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies but will not receive a diploma that day. Senior finals will be administered concurrently with all other scheduled final exams on May 24, 25 and 26. Diplomas will be given to students required to take final exams following the processing of final grades.
5 Essentials Survey | Take the Survey Today!
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is a brief, 10-minute survey, and your answers matter. Your perspectives help guide improvement efforts in your child’s school. If at least 20 percent of parents at a school complete this survey, a supplemental parent report will be shared with us. We are confident we can reach that target with your support.
The survey assesses your perceptions of five key components of school success:
The survey is online in English and Spanish at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.
It is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. Please call your school’s survey coordinator, listed below, with questions. Thank you for the role you play in making our schools the best they can be!
Palatine High School - Kim Glaser 847-755-1612
Fremd High School - Linda Serafini 847-755-2616
Conant High School - Jeannette Ardell 847-755-3612
Schaumburg High School - Kendra L. Letzel 847-755-4618
Hoffman Estates High School - Tom Mocon 847-755-5612
Higgins Education Center - Jessica Orstead 847-755-6640
North Campus - Francesca Anderson 847-755-6840