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Pre-Arranged Absences: Medical, Court, College Visits, etc. Bring a note from your parent/guardian. Include: student name, ID number, year in school, date/time of absence, reason for absence and signature of parent/guardian.

Bring the note to the attendance office at door 3. You will be issued a pass to leave the building.

Please see your student agenda for York's official attendance policy.

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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
DeLaRosa, Melissa
Assistant Principal mdelarosa@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
Assistant Principal
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Wagner, Rob
Assistant Principal for Athletics rwagner@elmhurst205.org
Corry, Kelly
Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Hughes, Suzanne
Secretary to the Assistant Principals shughes@elmhurst205.org
Czarnecki, Dana
Financial Secretary and Substitute Coordinator



YHS News


NovaCare Rehabilitation and York team physician Dr. Lawrence Frank will team up to offer free sports physicals only to York student-athletes who will be involved in Duke athletics during 2017-18 (current 8th - 11th graders). Nurse’s Office (see flyer). A parent signature is required on appropriate forms in order to complete the physical. To schedule an appointment, please email Stephanie atswilkins@elmhurst205.org or call 630-617-2499. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit York Athletics.


Now that prom is in our rear view mirror, finals week and the end of the year are just on the horizon. Last week, we sent out the senior finals schedule, letting you know that the end of year schedule would come out soon. At last night's board meeting, the Board officially amended the calendar for the last day of school. Below is the schedule for the end of the year final exams--Tuesday, May 23rd - Thursday, May 25th. We hope that all of our students continue to have a great semester as the end of the year quickly approaches.


Freshman/Sophomore/Junior Final Exams:




May 23rd


May 24th


May 25th

7:40-9:10 (90 Mins)

Period 8

Period 3

Period 1

9:20-10:50 (90 Mins)

Period 7

Period 2

Period 5

11:00-11:50 (50 Mins)



Make Up

12:00-1:30 (90 Mins)

Period 6

Period 4

Make Up


  • Students will have a Final Culminating Activity in every class assessed for up to 20% of their semester grade. 
  • The Final Culminating Activity may look different in each course: traditional Final Exam, Final Project, Final Performance, or other Final Culminating Activity as defined by the course team (ex. AP exam).
  • All traditional Final Exams will be given during the Final Exam schedule above.
  • Performance-based or project-based Final Culminating Activities may be due the day prior to the final exam schedule. In this case, students in the class do NOT need to report to that class on Final Exam days.
  • During the Final Exam days, students should NOT report to PE, Study Hall, Guided Study (SPED), Algebra Support, Study Tables, or Resource classes. 
  • The Testing Center will be open during each final exam period for exams that have been rescheduled by a counselor and all extended time tests, and all make-up exams will be given after 1:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday and after 11:00 on Thursday.
  • Students must take exams during the exam period in which they are scheduled. No exams will be administered­ early; however, students who have three exams scheduled for one day may arrange to change one by contacting their counselor. Students should NOT ask their teacher to change an exam period.
  • All students are free to leave campus during times they do not have an exam. Study areas (Learning Commons and Math Lab) will be open if students have an open period and do not want to leave the building. Students must only be in attendance when they have an exam.
  • There will be a 10-minute passing period between consecutive exams.
  • Breakfast will be available from 7:00-9:00 on all three exam days. Lunch service will be available from 11:00 - 11:50 on Tuesday and Wednesday; there will be no lunch service on Thursday, May 25th.
  • During finals, students in the TLS program and students who attend the Transition Center will meet for an instruction day from 7:40 to 1:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 7:40 to 11:00 on Thursday.
  • Buses will run on regular schedules all three mornings. On Tuesday and Wednesday, buses will depart at 1:40 with late buses departing at 3:30 and 5:00. On Thursday, buses will depart at 11:00 with a late bus departing at 3:00.



Go to www.gradimages.com to access graduation photos after the event.




Save the Date - Saturday, July 15th from 10am - 5pm at York High School in the commons area.  Come test and choose a bed that's right for you......have it delivered to your house in about 10 days.  Profits go to the York High School Girls Cross Country team, you get a great bed for a great cause!

Lauren DeAngelis

Head Girls Cross Country Coach





Cram for Exams at the Elmhurst Public Library. Saturday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 24. Click here for details: http://elmlib.org/teen


It is great pride and pleasure that York alumni come back to the York Stage for this one night only musical, Godspell. Tickets for this one night only musical are on sale May 15 at https://www.ticketpeak.com/res/yorkdramaHeading the cast are Michael St. Peter (BA, Vocal Performance, Juilliard) and James Mueller (BA, Dance, Luther) as Jesus and Judas. The cast is rounded out with other phenomenal talent, including Kelsey Roberts (Syracuse University, BFA Musical Theatre), Grace Sopko (Drake University, Musical Theatre), Helen Knudsen ( Roosevelt University, BA Vocal Performance),  Darcy Kummerow (Ballstate University, Dance) Zachary Triska (College-Conservatory of Music,  University of Cincinatti, Musical Theatre), Chris Knudsen (Point Park University, Musical Theatre), Laura Thoresen (Roosevelt University, Musical Theatre), Eddie Maciejewski (Oklahoma University, Musical Theatre), Jackie Salgado (Illinois Wesleyan, Musical Theatre),  Kaitlin Cadagin and Brian Kulaga (Illinois State University), and Krissy Delahanty (Marymount Manhattan, Stage Management).


The Alumni Program was started to support our young actors who are pursuing a career in the arts. In a community that supports the arts to the fullest, it has been a spectacular and enriching opportunity for all involved.


James Mueller, Judas, states “This program and the people in it have had a huge impact on me as an artist and as a person. Godspell is a show about building community. Through storytelling, the characters create a singular group identity through which they find compassion, support, and most importantly love. By nurturing these characteristics within each other we as the audience begin to see the characters change, grow, and let their light shine. This is also true of the Elmhurst community. We are all so fortunate and to be a part of it”.


The last day of school was approved at the April 25 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days which are built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal dates and times. The 2016-17 End-of-Year Calendar contains helpful information about final exams and 8th grade promotion times.

May 25 - Last day of attendance for York High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors at the conclusion of exams.

May 31 - Last day of attendance for Early Childhood and AM/PM kindergarten students. Last day of attendance for 8th grade students.

June 1 - Last day of school for grades 1-5; early dismissal at 11:15 AM. Last day of school for grades 6 and 7; early dismissal at 11:35 AM.


The York Album Project is a diverse group of musicians from York High School that has collaborated to write, record and release this third album of all original material. The new album features 23 different tracks, 16 recorded at York, which were written and recorded during the 2016-17 school year. Produced by York music teacher Chris Gemkow, with the support of Audio Engineer Tim Flynn, of Audio Wall Studio in Lombard, this album was released today and continues to highlight the incredible musical talent that exists at York High School.

Released last week, Music As One (2017) is available to download for $10 (includes unlimited streaming) via Bandcamp at yorkalbumproject.bandcamp.com. CDs will be available for $10 at the Album Release Party on Sunday, May 6th, at Schuba’s on Southport & Belmont downtown (specific details here). The show is for all ages and will start at 12 PM; admission is $5.


This is a reminder that you or your student must pick up his or her medication(s) before summer break.  Controlled substance prescription medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian.  Medication that is not picked up prior to June 6th will be disposed of.


A physician’s order and the parent permission form to administer medication are valid for one academic year only, and must be resubmitted on a yearly basis. 

Forms may be downloaded at Elmhurst 205.org


Please e-mail questions to: phatz@elmhurst205.org or Anassopoulos@Elmhurst205.org  You may also call our office at:  630-617-2435. The office will be closed June 6th through August 1st.


Have a wonderful summer!




Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, NCSN 

District Nurse

Anthanasia Nassopoulos, RN                                            

District Nurse                                                                   



The District 205 Foundation offers a variety of gifts and keepsakes that celebrate York and make perfect graduation gifts. A 10-pack of York High School notecards with envelopes are perfect for graduation announcements or thank you notes. Surprise your student with a hand crafted pewter ornament of York's facade. And for a lasting gift that commemorates the York experience, a paver brick with a personal engraved message can be  purchased and installed in the paver patio outside of the Academic Building.  Give a gift that lasts with all proceeds benefiting Foundation programs that impact every school and enhance the education of all  students.  Visit http://www.elmhurst205.org/foundation_gifts for more information and to make a purchase.

As we welcome your child to York High School in the fall, we want to take this opportunity to explain the health requirements for incoming freshman students.  Illinois State law requires that all incoming freshmen have an updated physical examination and proof of receiving all required immunizations on file. The physical examination must be on either the state-approved certificate of health form; the approved form provided by some physicians’ offices; or on the form found on the district website, www.elmhurst205.org. Please note that the IHSA Sports Physical form is not acceptable for entry into 9th grade.

In order for your child to be in compliance with the physical examination and immunization requirements, the following MUST be completed as directed:
● All required immunizations must be documented on the front or first page of the form. The immunization chart must be filled in with correct dates and signed and dated by a physician, RN, or Medical Assistant.
● The child’s Health History questions (yes/no questions at the top of the second page) must be completed, signed, and dated by the parent/guardian.
● The Physical Examination is to be completed, signed, and dated by the physician. Please make sure that the physician has checked the boxes at the bottom of this page indicating whether or not your child can participate in physical education and interscholastic sports.

Please note: Incomplete examination forms and incomplete immunization records will be returned to you for completion. Your child will not be compliant with Illinois State Law until the necessary documentation is on file. The completed physical form must be on file in the York Health Services Office by the 1st day of school. Students who do not have a completed 9th grade physical and immunization record on file by the first day of school, will be placed on a list for possible exclusion. District 205 will exclude students from school according to state law, at the minimum date set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education. Once the student is excluded, the student will not be allowed to attend school, or participate in or attend any school functions, including athletic or extracurricular activities, until the required physical examination and immunization documentation is received in the Health Services Office.


Please submit completed physicals to the York High School Health Services Office. They may be mailed, brought into the Health Services Office, or faxed only to (630)-782-6594. During summer break, health records can be turned in at the York Main Office. Do not turn the form in to summer school staff, counselors, hall monitors or coaches. Please keep a copy for your records.


Students who do not have access to a health care provider may contact the DuPage County All Kids Program at (630)-782-7400.


If you have any questions please call the Health Services Office at (630)-617-2438.

Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN

Athanasia Nassopoulos, RN, BSN, PEL-SN
MaryAnn Patti, Secretary


York High School Participates in St. Baldrick's Fundraiser

Important Dates

May 23 Final Exams  - periods 8, 7, lunch, 6
May 24 Final Exams - periods 3, 2, lunch, 4
May 25 Final Exams - periods 1, 5, make up, make up
June 12 - 29 Summer School - session 1
July 5 - 20 Summer School - session 2
July 15 Mattress Sale Fundraiser
August 15 1st Day for Freshman Day
August 16 1st Day of School

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