Incoming Freshmen

 

Class of 2022 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
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

 

Incoming Freshman Events to Be Held at Schools
(reprinted from May/June 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

In July, incoming freshmen will receive an invitation to attend a welcome event at the high school they will attend in the fall.  Dates have been set for August 7, 8, and 9, 2017.  Incoming freshman activities for each school are outlined below.

Palatine High School will host a freshman “Welcome Day” event on Tuesday, August 8.  Specific details about the event, including the times, will be available in the July newsletter mailing.

Fremd High School will host a “Freshman Kick-Off” on Wednesday, August 9, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Students will receive their official schedule, walk their schedule, locate their locker, meet their VAMP mentors, and have lunch.  Reminders about this event will be available in the July newsletter mailing.

Conant High School will host a “Freshman Kick-Off BBQ” on Tuesday, August 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Following the BBQ, registered incoming freshmen students are invited to pick up their iPad and class schedule and tour the school building to find classrooms and lockers.

Schaumburg High School freshmen are invited to attend a “Freshman Kick-Off” on Tuesday, August 8, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Students will be able to tour the school building, follow their class schedule, locate their locker, and enjoy a back-to-school lunch.  Additional details will be available in July on the school website (shs.d211.org).

At Hoffman Estates High School, students are invited to a “Freshman Kick-off” on Monday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Students will walk through class schedules and attend breakout sessions on a variety of topics in order to build excitement about opportunities available at school.  The three “Ls” also will be covered: Lost, Locker, and Lunch.

For more information about incoming freshman events, please contact the student services office at the school your child will attend in the fall.

 

Use Online or Mail Registration to Enroll Students for 2017-2018 School Year
(reprinted from the May/June 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

Parents may use the convenience of either online or mail registration to register their child for the 2017-2018 school year.  Registration materials will be mailed to all students in late June.  Both online and mail registration methods allow parents to register their child prior to walk-in registration in August.  Student I.D. cards will be issued at the start of school in August.

All incoming 12th grade students will be required to show proof of receiving two meningococcal vaccines.  The first vaccine needs to be given on or after your child’s 10th birthday.  The second vaccine shall be received at least eight weeks after the first dose.  If the meningococcal vaccine has not been administered to your child as described, then one dose on or after the 16th birthday will be required before your child can attend school.  Immunizations given before your child’s 10th birthday will not be compliant with the law.  High School District 211 has a first day exclusion policy.  In order for you to complete registration and for your child to begin school on the first day, proof of your child receiving the meningococcal vaccine needs to be on file in the school nurse’s office prior to completing the registration process.  If you have questions regarding when or if your child has received the meningococcal vaccine, please contact your physician or refer to your child’s immunization record in Infinite Campus using the parent portal.  If you have further questions, please contact your school’s health office.

Online registration is accessed through the Infinite Campus parent portal.  For parents not currently using Infinite Campus, a user name and password can be obtained by contacting your high school’s technology office.  A user name and password will allow parents entry into Infinite Campus through their school’s website or the District 211 website.

 

Freshman Students Need Physical Exams
(reprinted from the May/June 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

Incoming freshman students must have a physical examination and a record of immunizations on file at school before fall registration can be completed.  Physical exams must be completed within 12 months prior to the start of school.  Physical exam forms were mailed to incoming freshmen in March and are available in the nurse’s or athletic offices at your high school.  Students will be excluded from school until this requirement is fulfilled, and physical exams must be cleared by District 211 health services before participation in activities and athletics.

All District 211 students, including incoming freshmen, registering for summer athletic camps must submit a valid physical exam to the school nurse’s office prior to the beginning of camp.  Physical exams must be completed within 13 months, and cannot expire during camp participation.  Physical exam forms can be found on your school’s athletic registration website.  For further information, please contact the athletic director’s office.

For your convenience, the Hoffman Estates Health and Human Services Department provides immunizations for any High School District 211 resident for a small fee.  Please call the Village of Hoffman Estates health division at (847) 781-4850 for information.

 

Incoming Freshman Physical Forms
Letter to Parents(en Español)
Physical Exam Form (en Español)

 

Incoming Freshman Students … What Happens Now?
(reprinted from the April/May 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

Incoming freshman students and their parents should have received an invitation to participate in a summer orientation program with high school counselors.  During this program, students will gain an understanding of the curriculum, student services, and school activities.  Guided tours of the school and facilities will be available for parents and students at this time.

In mid-June, parents of incoming freshman students will receive a mailing that will include a master enrollment form with medical restriction and publicity release information.  This must be completed and returned.

In early July, parents will receive information about the iPad insurance program, as well as a Student Fee Statement for the 2017-2018 school year.  Later in the summer, incoming freshman students will be invited to an Open House as well as other activities designed to help familiarize students with their high school.

In late July, students will receive a student calendar/handbook that details school policies and procedures, and contains important dates to remember throughout the school year.

Classes for the 2017-2018 school year begin on Monday, August 14, 2017.

 

Student Fees Set for 2017-2018 School Year
(reprinted from the April/May 2017 Superintendent’s Newsletter)

At its January 19, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education established student fees for the 2017-2018 school year.

The general registration fee for the use of textbooks, instructional supplies, technology, and participation in athletic and activity programs for the 2017-2018 school year will be $170, and it is due at the time of registration.

The bus transportation fee for next year for students whose residence is within 1.5 miles of school will be $200 and is due in full by June 30, 2017.  There is no bus transportation fee for those students who reside beyond 1.5 miles from school.  A late registration fee of $35 will be added to all applications received after June 30, 2017.  Applications will be mailed to eligible students.  If you do not receive an application by June 1, you may request one by calling the High School District 211 Transportation Office at (847) 755-6796.

The driver’s education behind-the-wheel fee for 2017-2018 will remain $350.  Students eligible for driver’s education behind-the-wheel may choose to take this course in summer school.  The summer school driver’s education fee also is $350.

The student parking user fee will remain $65 per semester.  Students who wish to drive to school must obtain an application from the school’s office.  At some schools, limited parking spaces are available.

The price for the standard breakfast will remain $1.45 per meal for students.  The Board approved a four-tiered standard lunch price point, with lunch price points remaining at $2.35, $2.50, $2.65, and $2.90 per meal (with milk) for students.  The price for students who qualify for reduced-price meals will remain 30¢ per breakfast and 40¢ per lunch (with milk).

Reduced-price meals are provided for students from families who meet federally established income guidelines.  Applications for the program will be made available in late summer.  Further questions regarding payment of breakfast or lunch meal fees and eligibility for reduced breakfast and lunch fees may be directed to Stacy Lenihan, director of food services, at (847) 755-6681.

Incoming Freshmen Placement Testing

Incoming freshmen placement testing for the class of 2022 will take place on October 14, 2017.  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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