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

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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
DeLaRosa, Melissa
Assistant Principal mdelarosa@elmhurst205.org
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@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

The Elmhurst Commission on Youth is sponsoring the showing of a Sexual Assault Awareness film, along with offering a follow-up prevention program, on Tuesday, August 2 at the Elmhurst Public Library beginning at 7:00 PM. This free program will be led by Kerry O'Connor, RN, BSN, SANE and Director of Community Outreach and Engagement of Pathways to Healing, who will provide a wealth of information on reducing the risk of becoming a victim of sexual assault.
She will also discuss the myths about sexual assault and its consequences, as well as actions to take should one ever be involved as a victim, friend or bystander.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced that it will provide the College Board’s SAT exam, including a writing component, at no cost to all public high school juniors during the 2016-17 school year. The SAT will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment as the high school accountability exam in Illinois.

“District and school administrators overwhelmingly agree with ISBE that every high school junior should have access to a college entrance exam, a policy that promotes equity and access and that provides each and every student with greater opportunities in higher education,” said State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. “The SAT is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards and will continue to empower educators to measure college and career readiness.”

Students in grades 3-8 will continue to take the PARCC assessment. The PARCC assessment is also aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards, and its results provide educators with data that may be used to provide individualized supports to students while preparing them for mastery of the state standards.

Access to a quality college entrance exam is essential in providing future opportunities to all students. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bipartisan measure signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 10, 2015, focuses on the goal of fully preparing students for success in college and careers.

In the course of developing a state plan for ESSA, ISBE has conducted listening tours to obtain insight from stakeholders, including students, parents, schools, districts, educators, administrators, exclusive bargaining representatives, advocacy groups, and other interested parties. Stakeholders overwhelmingly emphasized the need for equitable access to a college entrance exam for all students. They also stressed that the amount of testing time and the number of assessments administered to students need to be reduced.

“We applaud State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith and the State Board for listening to input from stakeholders around the state and coming up with this common-sense solution," said Dr. Brent Clark, executive director of the Illinois Association of School Administrators.

Most college-bound students must take an entrance exam for admission. The SAT will eliminate redundancy and maximize the value of their testing time. By administering the SAT in high school and PARCC in grades 3-8, ISBE continues to foster the conditions whereby educators can support students in becoming college and career ready.


Freshman night: August 9th at 7pm. We would like all families of freshmen to come to York this evening. Not only will we be distributing schedules, but both students and parents will be receiving valuable information about York. 

Freshman day: Friday, August 12th from 7:40am -11:30am. This is a structured orientation for all freshmen. Students will get a chance to walk through their schedules, meet their teachers, and much, much more. The morning culminates with a freshman BBQ. This one is just for students.  More information will be sent at the end of July.

Registration Dates Reminder:

  • August 3rd, 10am-2pm; Seniors
  • August 4th, 10am-2pm; Juniors
  • August 5th, 10am-2pm; Sophomores
  • August 8th, 10am-3pm; Freshmen
  • August 9th, 2pm-5pm; All Students
    **Lower level classmen can attend book sales with upperclassmen siblings.

Stuart Rodger Photography has sent information regarding Senior Yearbook Photos. This information included a password to login and schedule a portrait appointment. There are several dates through July 29 that Stuart-Rodgers Photography will be at York High School. 

Senior sittings can be scheduled between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm depending on the day and location. Stuart-Rodgers Photography does have a Mount Prospect Studio, 66 E. Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect, if you are unable to make the dates at York High School . A yearbook photo sitting is free to all seniors.  A sitting fee does apply if any additional portrait pictures are taken for purchase. If you have not received any information, please contact Stuart Rodgers directly for more information at 877-929-0006 or www.srphoto.com. The website will provide options for you to register without a password. 

  1. Powerschool will show you what courses your child has requested. The Master Schedule for next year was built upon these requests. Keep in mind that this is not the actual schedule (Period by Period), but gives you a really good idea about the courses that will be in your child’s schedule for next year. Actual 2016-17 schedules are given out during Registration (see below). Freshmen receive their schedules on Freshmen Night.
  2. In early July, you will receive an email explaining the Prepack option for booksales this August. In that email, you will be given a prepack code that you can use to lookup your students courses, books and fees. This code will not be your student’s ID number. The search function on the bookstore site will not be available till early July.
  3. Freshmen night: August 9th at 7pm. We would like all families of freshmen to come to York this evening. Not only will we be distributing schedules, but both students and parents will be receiving valuable information about York. 
  4. Freshmen day: Friday, August 12th from 7:40am-11:30am. This is a structured orientation for all freshmen. Students will get a chance to walk through their schedule, meet their teachers, and much, much more. The morning culminates with a freshmen BBQ. This one is just for students.  More information will be sent at the end of July.

    Registration Dates Reminder:

  • August 3rd, 10am-2pm; Seniors
  • August 4th, 10am-2pm; Juniors
  • August 5th, 10am-2pm; Sophomores
  • August 8th, 10am-3pm; Freshmen
  • August 9th, 2pm-5pm; All Students

**Lower level classmen can attend book sales with upperclassmen siblings.


On May 24, 2016, the Board of Education voted to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the Elmhurst Teachers' Council. The basis of this proposed agreement will clarify contract language regarding the Student Late Arrival days at all grade levels. The purpose of the change is to enhance the collaborative and educational instructional practice of our teachers in order to have a deeper impact on student learning and growth.

The agreement returns Student Late Arrival days at York High School to a nearly weekly occurrence on Wednesdays (with October 19 being the exception, as it is the national PSAT testing day). The agreement maintains monthly Student Late Arrival days on most Wednesdays at the early childhood, elementary and middle school levels. However, the duration of the collaboration meetings held on Student Late Arrival days will be extended from 70 minutes to 90 minutes at all levels.

Start times for 2016-17 Student Late Arrival days are as follows:

  • Elementary School: Student instruction begins at 9:45 AM
  • Middle School: Student instruction begins at 10:00 AM
  • High School: Student instruction begins at 9:25 AM

Due to the fact that District 205 uses the same bus company to transport students at all three levels – elementary, middle school and high school, there is some extra time built in to the Student Late Arrival days to allow for busing needs. Regular start times will remain the same as they were in 2015-16.

As always, supervised student arrival will begin 15 minutes prior to start time. However, for families who need to maintain the same schedule for Student Late Arrival days this coming school year as last, supervision will be made available at 9:10 AM (which was the elementary Student Late Arrival schedule for 2015-16). Please understand that transportation will not be provided at this earlier time.


Below is a link to the updated 2016-17 (printable) calendar.


When the York High School Bookstore manager retired, taking with her more than 25 years of institutional knowledge, Elmhurst District 205 decided to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for bookstore management services, due to the following factors:

  1. Current system for processing transactions is antiquated.
    1. No computerized point of sale system
    2. No automated textbook inventory system
  2. Textbook industry is in transition from print to digital.
  3. Experience and knowledge in procurement process of digital resources.
  4. Experience and knowledge in moving from in-person to online transactions.

On May 10, 2016, based on its RFP, Beck’s Book Store – a family owned and operated Chicago-area company – was awarded the opportunity to operate the York Community High School bookstore beginning now through September 2019. Beck’s has served a wide spectrum of educational institutions in the Chicago area for over 60 years. Parents and students can expect:

  • Friendly and knowledgeable employees with bookstore management experience
  • An inventory and Point of Sale system that uses technology to create transaction efficiencies
  • Timely provision of course materials
  • Quick response time for all communications
  • A hassle-free return and exchange policy

Beck’s will begin its contract with Elmhurst District 205 by providing course materials to York Summer School students starting Wednesday, June 1st at York High School.

“Beck’s prides itself on customer service. Our plan is to provide excellent and prompt service throughout the school year, especially during critical campus events, i.e. book sale week, buyback, first week of classes, etc. We intend to do so while maintaining institutional procedures and protocols,” said Patrick Olson, Beck’s Vice President.

“Furthermore, we will be in constant contact with York’s leadership in order to ensure the best service possible. In the institutions we currently serve, we have cut down wait time and increased customer satisfaction during buyback and book week dramatically by increasing staff, as well as implementing Beck’s technology. We will invest appropriately on staff and technology to ensure a successful bookstore operation for York High School.”

While maintaining the traditional look and feel of the York Bookstore, Beck’s plans to offer:

  • Extended hours during critical times, i.e., book buyback, ticket sales for prom, homecoming, AP testing, etc.
  • An online fee payment option (under development during 2016-17)
  • York memorabilia sold online and in-store
  • Accurate reporting
    • Obligations tracked and reported 
  • Student support for all digital textbook platform
    • Help with accessing digital content
    • Maintenance & student roster upload for all digital platforms
  • Department and faculty support for digital content

Beck’s immediate goals are to increase digital content and decrease the cost of printed textbooks. Beck’s plans to lower the cost of course materials by using dynamic procurement methods. Their textbook management staff evaluates the average cost of textbooks (purchased from student buyback, online retailers, publishers and wholesalers). A given book is then priced according to both the contractual agreement and online competition, with the savings passed on to York families.

Textbooks, including books purchased for this year’s Summer School, Beck’s will buy back York adopted textbooks at the industry standard of 50% of the purchase price. With more used textbooks available, along with the move toward online and dynamic resources, families should experience an overall savings over time.



District 205 Food Services will continue to accept payments with MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances and set up low balance alerts for free.

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through the mobile app for your smartphone
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the District. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

Enrollment is easy!


1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.

2. Add your students, using their school name and student ID.

3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, please contact MySchoolBucks directly:


As the York Health Services Office prepares to welcome your freshman next fall, we want to take this opportunity to explain the requirements for the 9th grade physical.


Illinois State Law requires that all freshmen submit a completed State-approved physical examination form to the school no later than October 15, 2016.  The state-approved form can be provided by your physician’s office or can be found on the District website at www.elmhurst205.org.  Please be aware that the IHSA sports 

physical form is NOT acceptable for entry into the 9th grade, but the 9th grade physical can be used as a sport physical.


In order to meet the State requirement, ALL sections of the form must be completed.  Please pay specific attention to the following:


   The immunization chart must be filled in with correct dates.  This must be signed and dated by a physician, RN, or Medical Assistant.  It is important to note that the chart must show that your child received the Tdap vaccine.

   The section titled Health History (upper half of reverse side) must be completed, signed and dated by the parent/guardian.

   The section titled Physical Examination must be completed, signed and dated by the physician.  Please make sure 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.


You may mail, fax or bring the completed form to the York High School Health Services Office.  

Our direct fax number is:  630-782-6594 and our mailing address is 

355 W. St Charles Road.  Over the summer, the form can be turned into the York High School Main Office.  Do not turn in the form to summer school staff, counselors, campus supervisors, coaches or the Athletic Office.


Please note:  If any portion of the physical examination form is incomplete, it will be returned to you.  Your child will be considered out of compliance with Illinois State Laws until all sections of the form have been completed and received in our office.


In accordance with State Law, students who do not have a physical examination form on file by October 15, 2016 will be excluded from school on that day.  Until the completed form is received in the Health Services Office, the student will not be allowed to attend school, participate in school activities, or attend school functions.


To ensure that your child’s physical is completed in a timely manner, we suggest that you make an appointment with your physician prior to the start of school.  Students who do not have access to a health care provider may contact the DuPage County All Kids Program at 630-682-7400 for information on available health clinics.


Freshman Sports:  The freshman physical, if completed after June 1, 2016, will cover all interscholastic sports participation for the

2016-17 school year.  Freshmen trying out for a fall interscholastic activity must have a current physical examination prior to August

pre-season practices.


If you have any questions, please call the Health Services Office at 630-617-2435 or 630-617-2438.  The Health Services Office is closed over the summer.  During this time, please direct all questions to the York main office at 630-617-2400.  We look forward to working with you and your child.


Health Services Office


Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN

Pam Lerud RN, BSN

Mary Ann Patti, Secretary


Important Dates

August 3 Senior Book Sales 10:00 - 2:00
August 4 Junior Book Sales 10:00 - 2:00
August 5 Sophomore Book Sales 10:00 - 2:00
August 8 Freshman Book Sales 10:00 - 3:00
August 9 Book Sales - All Grade Levels 2:00 - 5:00
  Freshman Family Night 7:00
August 12 Freshman Day - Student Attendance Day 7:40 - Noon
August 15 First Day of School
August 31 Student Late Arrival  9:25
September 5 No School - Labor Day
September 7 Student Late Arrival  9:25
September 13 Yearbook Photos - student make up
September 14 Student Late Arrival 9:25
  Yearbook Photos - student make up
  Collage Concert 7:30
September 21 Student Late Arrival 9:25
  Powder Puff football game 6:30
September 23 Homecoming vs Willowbrook 5:00 and 7:30
September 24 Homecoming Dance 7:00
September 28 Student Late Arrival 9:25
September 29 D205 Foundation Fundraiser
  Wizards Basketball Game 7:00

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