Incoming Freshmen

 

Class of 2021 Information

 

Incoming Freshman Information

Questions regarding student enrollment, procedures for admission to 9th grade, and proof of residency should be directed to the student services office of the high school an incoming freshman will attend. Contact information for each high school is provided below.

Palatine High School 847-755-1626
William Fremd High School 847-755-2630
James B. Conant High School 847-755-3627
Schaumburg High School 847-755-4630
Hoffman Estates High School 847-755-5627

 

Incoming Freshmen Physical Forms Mailing
Letter to Parents(en Español)mailed 2-13-2017
Physical Exam Form (en Español)

 

Summer School Registration Nears
(reprinted from the March/April 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

Catalogs detailing courses for High School District 211’s 2017 Summer School Program are available online now on the District 211 website and will be mailed in early April.  Please review the contents and plan course selections with your child and his or her counselor.  The fee for most summer school courses is $140 per semester, and bus transportation is $35 per semester.

Online registration begins April 10 at 7:00 a.m. for all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at Conant, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High Schools.  Online registration begins April 12 at 7:00 a.m. for all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at Fremd and Palatine High Schools.  Online payment is available for current District 211 families by using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal found on the District website or your child’s school website, using the username and password that has been previously provided.  Registration also can be completed at the high school the student will attend during the 2017-2018 school year.  Registration for all incoming freshmen (current 8th graders) begins on April 17 at the school the child will attend in the fall.

First semester of summer school is May 31 through June 21, 2017.  Second semester classes will be held June 22 through July 18, 2017.  There will be no classes held on Fridays and attendance on the last day of each semester is mandatory.  Due to the concentrated nature of summer school classes, attendance is critical and vacations need to be planned around these important summer school dates.

For more information concerning summer school, please call Jerry Treviño, director of summer school, at (847) 755-6720.

 

Incoming Freshmen Follow-Up
(reprinted from the February/March 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

Incoming freshman students (Class of 2021) have completed placement examinations, and high school student services directors have met with junior high school teachers to review placement decisions.  At these meetings, directors and teachers reviewed examination results and performance in junior high school classes and together determined courses students will take as freshmen in high school.

Testing results were shared in December during high school incoming freshmen night programs, while course placement and elective assignments were mailed in late January.  Final class schedules will be mailed at a later date.  If you or your child have questions related to academic programming, please contact the student services director at the high school your child will attend in the fall.

 

Summer School Registration
(reprinted from the February/March 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

High School District 211’s Summer School 2017 is just around the corner.  It provides great opportunities for growth, enrichment, or pursuit of new interests.  Catalogs outlining summer school course offerings should arrive in the mail around the middle of March.

Registration begins for all students attending Conant, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg High Schools on Monday, April 10.  Registration begins for all students attending Fremd and Palatine High Schools on Wednesday, April 12.  Registration for all incoming freshmen (current 8th grade students) will begin on Monday, April 17.

Summer school classes begin on Wednesday, May 31, with first semester ending Wednesday, June 21.  Second semester classes begin on Thursday, June 22, and end on Tuesday, July 18.  No classes will be held on Fridays, and July 3 and 4.

Courses are described in the summer school catalog.  The fee for most courses is $140 per semester and bus transportation is $35 per semester.

For additional information about summer school, please contact your child’s high school.

 

Incoming Freshmen Update
(reprinted from the January/February 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

On October 1, 2016, the incoming freshman class of 2021 took the PSAT 8/9 Test, part of the SAT Suite of Assessments.  All students entering 9th grade at a District 211 school aduring the fall of 2017 are required to take a placement test.  Test results allow schools to make initial assessments of a student’s skills and abilities.  Student services directors and junior high school teachers then review scores and academic placement during January.  The information gathered from junior high school recommendations are essential to High School District 211’s placement process.  This information may be used as criteria for placement in special programs, such as accelerated courses or developmental programs.  Recommendations for summer school programs also may be made as a result of these test scores.

Placement test results and materials for student elective course selection were shared with parents in mid-December.  Notification of student course placement will be mailed in mid-February.  The deadline for requesting a change in course selection is February 3, 2017.  If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the student services director at the school your child will attend in the fall.

 

New Students and Incoming Freshmen Need Physical Exams
(reprinted from the January/February 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

State law requires that each incoming freshman submit a physical examination form and record of immunization before registration is complete.  Without proof of a physical exam, a student’s schedule will not be issued.  Physical exams must be completed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner within 12 months prior to the first day of school. The State of Illinois and the Department of Public Health mandate that all school physicals be submitted on a uniform form provided by the school; no other forms may be accepted. Forms completed by chiropractors must be co-signed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.  For new students, physical exams should be completed before August registration.  An electronic version of the form is available on the District website at: http://adc.d211.org/information/health/.

District 211 Summer Athletic & Competitive Activity Physical Exam Requirements for Participation:
District 211 Summer Camps – Students wishing to participate in summer athletic camps, including poms and color guard, must provide evidence of an appropriate physical exam within the last 13 months.  Physicals must be submitted to the school nurse’s office prior to participation.

IHSA Participation (school year) – Students wishing to participate in interscholastic athletics, including poms and color guard, must provide evidence of an appropriate physical exam within the last 13 months.  Students participating in fall sports must complete their physicals before practice begins on August 7, 2017 (football) and August 9, 2017 (all other sports).  Physical exam forms must be submitted to the school nurse’s office prior to participation.

Incoming Freshmen Placement Testing

Incoming freshmen placement testing will be scheduled for the fall of 2017 for the Class of 2022.  Eighth grade students will report to the high school they will attend for 9th grade to complete placement testing.  Details regarding placement testing procedures will be mailed to families in early September.  Additional guidance can be obtained by contacting a high school’s student service office.

Incoming freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9 as a placement test.  This College Board assessment is aligned to the SAT college entrance exam and has sections relating to reading, writing and language, and math.  A calculator is allowed for portions of the math assessment.  More information about the PSAT 8/9 is available from the College Board here.

 

Palatine High School
Student Services Director – Fred Rasmussen, 847-755-1626

William Fremd High School
Student Services Director – Tracy Bafia, 847-755-2626

James B. Conant High School
Student Services Director – Brigit Cain, 847-755-3626

Schaumburg High School
Student Services Director – 
Yassila Delgado, 847-755-4626

Hoffman Estates High School
Student Services Director – Jennifer Beers, 847-755-5626

 

 

 

 

 

 

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