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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
Assistant Principal, rdoherty@elmhurst205.org
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Melissa
Assistant Principal, mmoore@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
Johnson, Rochanna
Financial Secretary/Substitute Coordinator
Loza Navarro, Erendira
Parent Liaison


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Starting on Monday, February 25th, York Community High School will be celebrating Fine Arts Week! This tradition is over 30 years old, and recognizes the talents of York’s student musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists, singers, orators, poets and unique performance artists.

On Friday, March 1, YORK LIVE will feature a variety of student performances during three 50-minute live shows. Tickets are $10, but York students or any D205 middle school students get in free with a D205 ID.

This year's fundraising event will be Wednesday, March 27 at Elmhurst Brewing Company from 7-10 PM. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door, with every cent going toward funding for next year's Fine Arts Week.

Please join us in celebrating all of York's outstanding young artists!

For more information on the week's events, please click here or visit http://yorkfaw.com/


Nominate an Alum Today
Do you know a York Community High School graduate, who has made an impact? Elmhurst CUSD205 encourages you to submit a nomination for the York Distinguished Alumni Program’s 2019 Dukes of Distinction at http://bit.ly/2DK7aVm.

Nominees must be a York Community High School graduate of 10+ years (2008 or earlier), who have distinguished themselves through significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments, service and/or an outstanding contribution to society.


The York Athletic Boosters will hold its Annual Green Scene Fundraiser on Saturday, February 23rd at Fitz's Spare Keys in downtown Elmhurst from 7:00pm to Midnight. Join us for bowling with the York coaches, open pool, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, light buffet and cash bar. We have auction baskets with parking passes, graduation packages, sports tickets and more! Come out and support York and the entire Athletic Program. Get your tickets now -$50 in advance, $60 at the door.   https://yorkab.ejoinme.org/greenscene2019


District 205 would like to reassure the community that we make every effort possible to notify our staff as quickly as we can when weather forces a school cancellation or late start.

In addition to a phone call or email, school closing information will ALWAYS be posted on our website, www.elmhurst205.org. That is the best place to check for a closing notification.

If you would like to receive notification via text message, please text the word YES to 67587. The automated system will prompt you to enroll in the text message alert system.

Finally, we realize not everyone in our community is on social media, but closing information will also be posted to the District’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the D205 Communications & PR Department at info@elmhurst205.org.


Attention Parents of York Sophomores and Juniors

Mark your calendar for "Life After York Q&A: Parent to Parent Advice on College and other Paths to Success" on February 28, 7-9pm, in the York Commons. Attendees will enjoy an evening of rotating roundtable discussions led by fellow York parents who will share their valuable experience and knowledge about the college application process as well as other post high school plans.

Attendees will have the opportunity to select five table discussions from the list below:

- Creating & Finalizing the List
- College Visits
- Applications
- Essays
- Scholarships
- Single, in Transition or Divorced Parents
- Highly Selective Colleges and Universities
- Military Service Academies/ROTC/Intelligence Communities
- Alternatives to Four-Year College
- IEPs and 504s After York


You do not need to register for this event. For more information, visit the PTSA Academic Boosters website.

This highly regarded program is brought to you by the PTSA Academic Boosters Committee along with York's College Career Resource Center (CCRC).

Amy Thompson
College & Career Counselor


Atención a los Padres de Familia de Estudiantes del 10º y 11º Grados, Sophomores y Juniors,

Por favor marque en su calendario el Próximo Evento:

La Vida Después de York: Consejos para Padres Sobre los Colegios, Universidades y otros Caminos para el Éxito.

El mismo se llevará a cabo el 28 de febrero de las 7:00-9:00 de la noche en el Área Común de la Preparatoria York. Los asistentes disfrutarán una noche de conversación en diferentes mesas redondas donde se discutirán varios temas de su interés. Las mismas estarán encabezadas por otros padres de familia que ya pasaron por la experiencia y proceso de aplicación para mandar a sus hijos a diferentes colegios, universidades u otros sitios. ¡Su experiencia y conocimiento es invaluable!

Los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de seleccionar cinco mesas de discusión de la siguiente lista:

  • Creando y Finalizando la Lista de Selección de Colegios y Universidades
  • Visitas a Colegios y Universidades
  • El Proceso de Aplicación
  • Los Ensayos
  • Las Becas
  • Cuando los Padres son Solteros, Divorciados o Están en Transición
  • Acerca de Aquellas Universidades y Colegios Altamente Selectivos
  • Academias con Servicio Militar /ROTC / Comunidades de Inteligencia
  • La Alternativa a Cuatro Años de Colegio
  • IEP o 504 Después de York

Usted no necesita registrarse para este evento. Para mayores informes, visite la página de la Organización de Padres de Familia PTSA Academic Boosters website junto con la página del Centro de Recursos y Carreras de York (CCRC).


Amy Thompson,
Consejera de Carreras y Colegios
Preparatoria York



Dear Parents/Guardians:  Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.  Please review the following for further information on seasonal influenza.  


CDC Seasonal Influenza :  





Parents and students can access lice information on the school website under Health and Safety. 


There have been a few cases of lice at York High School.  Please take the time to check your child for any signs and symptoms.  See information below from DuPage County Health Department.  



Lice (Head) Pediculosis Fact Sheet


Cause:  Pediculus humanus capitis, a louse. The life cycle of the louse is divided into three phases:


1. nits: eggs laid by adult females and are cemented at the base of the hair shaft nearest to the scalp, usually within 6 mm. Takes 1 week to hatch. Difficult to see but are oval and usually yellow to white.


2. nymph: hatched egg; resembles an adult but much smaller; matures in 9 - 12 days. Must feed on blood to survive.


3. adult: louse grows to about the size of a sesame seed, has 6 clawed legs, and is tan to grayish-white. It can live up to 30 days on the infested head and needs to feed on blood several times per day; it will die within 1-2 days off the host.


Lice infestation is most common in children 3 to 12 years of age. Girls get head lice more often than boys, women more often than men. They are found most commonly on the scalp behind the ears, at the nape of the neck. They are rarely found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows.


Symptoms: Itching of the scalp and neck. Look for:

*Crawling lice in the hair, usually few in number

*Eggs (nits) glued to the hair, often found at the back of the neck *Scratch marks on the scalp or back of neck at hairline


Spread: By direct contact with the head of another infested person. Indirect spread through contact with personal belongings of an infested person (as, combs, brushes, hats, scarves, bedding) is less likely but can occur. Transmission most often occurs among household members because of the close proximity of living conditions.


Lice do not jump or fly; they crawl and can fall off the head. Lice do not live longer than 48 hours off the head. They lay their eggs only while on the head. Nits which are more than ¼” from the scalp are dead or empty and will not hatch. Also, eggs do not hatch if they have fallen off. Lice do not spread to or from pets as they do not become infested. However, pets may carry the lice from one person to another. Avoid close contact with pets and refrain from permitting animals to sleep with household members during an infestation. Do not treat animals with medicines for humans.


Incubation Period: Eggs (nits) hatch in 7 – 10 days.


Period of Communicability:  Until treated with lice–killing medication, crawling forms of the louse are communicable; the nits are not.


Diagnosis: Head lice infestation is confirmed by inspecting the scalp and hair for the presence of nits, nymphs or live adult lice. Finding a nymph or an adult louse may be difficult because there are few of them and they move very quickly. If nits are visible farther than 6 mm from the scalp and no nymphs or adult lice are seen, the infestation is a past infestation and does not require treatment. If nits are discovered in the hair, but live lice are not seen, they can be re-inspected periodically for live lice. Adequate lighting should be used for the inspection as well as disposable sticks used to adequately separate the hair. A thorough examination may take several minutes.


Treatment: Pediculicides, either lice-killing shampoo or lotion, either purchased over-thecounter or by prescription (from a physician). Instructions must be followed carefully. Shampooing should be rinsed off over a sink rather than in a shower or tub, and with cool rather than warm water, to reduce skin absorption of the pediculicides. Do not use crème rinse before doing the treatment.


If live lice are seen after treatment, try a different brand.


For some medications, a second treatment is needed 7 – 10 days later to kill nits that have survived the first treatment.


Remove nits from the hair with a fine-toothed comb.


Wait 1-2 days before shampooing the hair but then shampoo at least twice a week for 2 weeks. Vigorously combing out the wet hair seems to slow down the lice.


Avoid over-use of pediculicides to avoid toxic exposure.




1. Avoid sharing hair care items, towels, bedding, clothing, hats, and headgear.


2. Hang clothing in individual lockers or on assigned coat hooks. Hooks should be spaced at least 12 inches apart so that clothing does not touch.


3. Clean items such as clothing, furniture or carpeting that have come in contact with the head of the infested person in the 24 to 48 hours before treatment. Wash, soak or dry items at temperatures 130º F to kill stray lice or nits. Furniture, carpeting, car seats, etc., may be vacuumed. Items that cannot be washed can be dry cleaned or bagged in plastic for 2 weeks, by which time any nits that may have survived would have hatched and nymphs would be without food source. Pediculicide spray should not be used because the chemical exposure cannot be controlled. Nits are unlikely to incubate and hatch at room temperatures. Major cleaning measures are unnecessary.




Lice infestation poses little risk to others and does not have a resulting health problem for the infested person. The person should be discouraged from having close direct head contact with others until the problem has resolved. Mass screenings, blanket notification to others of the situation, restricting use of safety helmets are not justified responses.


A parent/guardian/person should be notified of the situation at the end of the day and that prompt, proper treatment of the condition is in the best interest of the child and of his/her classmates/housemates and/or family. The person may return to the activities after the treatment is complete. The person’s head should be re-inspected 7-10 days later; if there is evidence of live lice or additional nits, the process of exclusion and treatment should be repeated. If the problem persists after the second treatment, a different product should be used. If the problem continues after the new product treatment, then a physician should be consulted for further advice.



Below are the dates in which 8th grade parochial students, who are residents of District 205, may shadow a current York student for the entire school day. We will allow up to 30 students per date on a first come, first served basis. Students will be assigned to shadow a York Ambassador. Ambassadors are trained to host students and acquaint them with many aspects of York High School. To request that your child can attend one of the dates, please click the link to sign up.

Available Dates:











Important Dates

Feb. 22 Winter Dance 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Feb. 23 Green Scene @ Fitz's Spare Keys 7:00 pm
Feb. 25 - Mar. 1 Fine Arts Week
Feb. 27 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Feb. 28 Life After York 7:00 pm
March 1 Talent Show 7:00 pm
March 5 York Dance Company Recital 7:30 pm
March 6 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
March 7 Student of the Month 7:00 am
March 8 Second Semester Midterm
March 13 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
March 15 Mr. Duke Contest/Spring Pep Rally 7:00 pm
March 20 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Trivia Night 7:00 pm
March 25 - 29 No School - Spring Break
April 3 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
April 11 Student of the Month 7:00 am
  Spring Musical 7:30 pm
April 12 Spring Musical 7:30 pm
April 13 Spring Musical 7:30 pm
April 14 Spring Musical 2:00 pm
April 17 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
April 24 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Scholarship Night 7:00 pm
April 25 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30 pm
April 27 Junior/Senior Prom
April 30 Cadet/Concert Band Concert 7:30 pm
May 1 Spring Art Show 6:00 pm
May 2 Academic/Athletic Awards Night 7:00 pm
May 9 Spring Choral Concert 7:30 pm
May 14 Senior Finals
  Cadet/Concert Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
May 15 Senior Finals
  Symphony Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
May 17 Senior Checkout 8:00 am
  Graduation Practice 12:30 pm
  Senior BBQ 2:00 pm
May 19 Commencement Ceremony 1:00 pm
May 27 No School - Memorial Day
June 3 Tentative Last Day of School (includes 5 emergency days)

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