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Incoming Freshman

 
   
updated: 6-17-2013

Incoming Freshmen Information - Class of 2017

The following information was printed in Superintendent’s Newsletters, and is compiled on this web page as a resource for parents and incoming freshman students (class of 2017). Questions about this information should be directed to the high school you will attend in fall 2013.

 

 Use online or mail registration to enroll students for 2013-2014 school year
(reprinted from the June 2013 Superintendent's Newsletter)

Parents may use the convenience of either online or mail registration to register their child for the 2013-2014 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 the fall.

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 (www.d211.org).

 

Open House for incoming freshmen
(reprinted from the June 2013 Superintendent's Newsletter)

In July, incoming freshmen will receive an invitation to an Open House at the high school they will attend in the fall.  Open House dates have been set for August 15, 16, or 19, 2013.  Freshman Open House activities for each school are outlined below.

Palatine High School will host a freshman “Welcome Day” event on Friday, August 16.  Specific details about the event, as well as times, will be available in the July newsletter mailing.

Fremd High School will host a “Freshman Kick-Off” on Monday, August 19.  Specific details about the event, as well as times, will be available in the July newsletter mailing.

At Conant High School, freshmen can attend Open House at the school on Thursday, August 15 from noon until 2:00 p.m., and on Friday, August 16 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.  Student guides will be available to assist new students in locating classrooms and lockers, as well as answer questions.  On August 16, the school will host a picnic for incoming freshmen from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the CHS stadium track.

Schaumburg High School freshmen are invited to “Freshman Kick-Off” on Friday, August 16, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Students will attend small group workshops, tour the school, and enjoy a back-to-school picnic.  Additional details will be available in July on the school website (www.shs.d211.org).

At Hoffman Estates High School, students will be invited to “Freshman Kick-off” on Friday, August 16, 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 the school.  The three “Ls” also will be covered: Lost, Locker, and Lunch.

For more information about Freshman Open House or Kick-off events, please contact the student services office at the school your child will attend in the fall.

Incoming freshmen will have an opportunity to have their pictures taken for their I.D. cards throughout the weeks of summer school or at Open House.  Students who attended a District 211 high school during the 2012-2013 school year have already had their student I.D. pictures taken for next year.

For further information about student photo I.D. cards, please telephone the attendance office at the school your child will attend in the fall.

 

 

Freshmen need physical examinations
(reprinted from the June 2013 Superintendent's Newsletter)

Each incoming freshman must have a physical examination and a record of immunizations 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.  A student’s schedule will not be released until this requirement is fulfilled, and physical examinations must be cleared by District 211 health services before participation in activities and athletics.

Incoming freshmen and students new to District 211 wishing to participate in summer athletics must present evidence of an appropriate physical examination taken within the last 15 months prior to the start of summer school on June 12, 2013.  Parents and students should be aware that students competing in IHSA state series events, may be subject to random drug testing for performance-enhancing drugs.  For further information, visit the IHSA website (www.ihsa.org).

For your convenience, the Cook County Health Department provides immunizations at no cost to qualifying families.  Clinics are held at the Cook County Court House in Rolling Meadows on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday from noon - 6:40 p.m.  For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Cook County Health Department at (847) 818-2860.  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 freshmen follow-up
(reprinted from March 2013 Superintendent's Newsletter)

Incoming freshmen students (Class of 2017) 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 mailed in early January, while course placement and elective assignments were mailed in late February.  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.

 

Incoming freshmen update
(reprinted from January-February 2013 Superintendent's Newsletter)

On December 13, 2012, the incoming freshman class of 2017 took the EXPLORE Test, part of the ACT Test series.  All students entering 9th grade at a District 211 school during the fall of 2013 are required to take this 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 February.  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 mailed in early January.  Notification of student course placement will be mailed the final week of February.  The deadline for requesting a change in course selection is March 1, 2013.  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 January-February 2013 Superintendent's Newsletter)

State law requires that each incoming freshman submit a physical examination and record of immunization before registration is complete.  Without proof of a physical examination, a student’s schedule will not be issued.  Physical examinations must be completed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner within 12 months prior to the first day of school. This year, the State of Illinois and the Department of Public Health are mandating that all school physicals be submitted on a uniform form (version 01-12); no other forms may be accepted by schools. Forms completed by chiropractors must be co-signed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.  For new students, physical examinations should be completed before August registration.

Incoming freshmen and students new to High School District 211 wishing to participate in summer athletic or activity programs must present evidence of an appropriate physical examination taken within the last 15 months prior to the start of summer school on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Physicals also are required prior to participation or practice in interscholastic athletics and competitive spirit groups and are valid for 13 months.  Therefore, students planning to participate are advised to schedule physical exams annually prior to expiration of their previous physical to ensure eligibility throughout the following school year.  Athletes participating in fall sports must complete their physicals before practice begins on Wednesday, August 8, 2013.  Adhering to these dates will assure athletic and activity eligibility throughout the school year.

Physical Exam forms are available here.



 

 

 

 

 

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