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The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.

  • The Summer Instrumental Music Program will run from June 12 through July 14. (No class on July 3 or 4.)
  • The registration fee is $92.00. The registration fee includes a Summer Instrumental Program T shirt.
  • Rehearsals for current elementary band and orchestra students (incoming 5th and 6th graders) will be held Monday through Thursday mornings at Bryan Middle School. Each rehearsal is one hour. There will be a rehearsal on FRIDAY, July 7th (in place of the July 3rd holiday). The final performances will be on FRIDAY, morning, July 14.
  • Rehearsals for current middle school band and orchestra students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at York High School. There will be a rehearsal on FRIDAY, July 7th (in place of the July 4th holiday). Middle School Summer Band and Orchestra students may also participate in Jazz Band. The final performance will be on THURSDAY, July 13th.
  • NEW this year, current middle school choir students (incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students) may participate in the summer choir at York High School on Monday and Wednesday evenings (No Class on Monday, July 3rd). Middle school students who register for summer band or orchestra may also enroll in choir at no additional cost. The final performance will be on THURSDAY, July 13th.

The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!

Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Music Program began on March 20, 2017. You may register for the summer music program by using the Webstore (District) link, also found on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 12, 2017. More details can be found on the Summer School website.

Posted by: Katherine Schroeder, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/28/17

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The York Prom will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.  This letter contains important information for students and parents.  To purchase a Prom ticket, students must follow this new procedure:


1. Fill out the Prom Ticket Request form (using their Elmhurst205 account) at bit.ly/york prom17 and obtain a confirmation number.  Every student who plans to attend Prom must complete his/her own information form.  (If you are bringing a non-York guest, you must complete the guest information).

2. Have this letter filled out and signed, and then present it at the time the ticket is purchased.


Prom will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 11 p.m.  Bus service on a luxury coach will be provided and required to and from the museum.  The luxury coaches will leave York High School at 5:45 p.m.  Check-in will begin at 5:15 p.m. York High School does not permit the use of limousines to drop students off at school.


This all-inclusive evening includes transportation to and from the Prom, a strolling dinner and dessert reception, soft drinks, and dancing at MSI.  Tickets for the Prom may be purchased in the bookstore from March 20th through April 13th.  During the first week (March 20-24), tickets will only be available for seniors to purchase.  At this time, seniors have the option to buy a ticket for one guest (who does not need to be a senior), but both tickets must be purchased at the same time.  Juniors may purchase tickets during the remaining two weeks after spring break (April 3-13).  The Prom ticket price is $110 per person.  Payment is by cash or checks (payable to Beck’s Bookstore) only.  No tickets will be sold after Thursday, April 13th.  


The Post Prom cruise aboard the Odyssey has been arranged by the PTSA.  The optional cruise continues to be a very popular option and, once again, promises to complete a memorable night.  Tickets for Post Prom are $35 per person.  The Post Prom cruise boards at 12 a.m. and ends at 2:30 a.m.  The Post Prom buses will return to York around 3:15 am, buses for students not attending Post Prom will return around 11:45 pm.  Tickets for Post Prom may also be purchased in the bookstore, and all bus assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Only the first 712 students will be able to attend Post Prom.  (We have a total capacity of 916 for Prom).  The PTSA has generously agreed to pay for the luxury buses to help keep the combined cost of Prom and Post Prom at $145 per person.  Funding is available through the York Student Enrichment Team (YSET) for seniors only who are experiencing financial difficulty.  Please have your senior student contact his/her counselor or social worker for an application.  For further YSET information, please contact Bonnie Salvo, York social worker and YSET member, at 630-617-2421 or via email at bsalvo@elmhurst205.org.  


All school rules regarding conduct, alcohol, tobacco, etc. will be enforced at this function (see Student Handbook for rules). Noncompliance with these rules will result in removal from the dance, parental contact, and all appropriate disciplinary action. All rules apply to students and their guests.  The dress code is formal.  Any student whose attire is deemed inappropriate by the administration will not be given a refund.  Students are not permitted to bring large purses or bags on the bus, and all carry-on items will be subject to inspection.


If a junior or senior student is purchasing a ticket for a guest from another school, the guest and parent/guardian must complete and sign a separate Guest Request Form available in the Dean’s Office.  York students must accompany their non-York guests at all times throughout the evening, including Post Prom.


Due to our binding contracts with MSI, Coach USA, and the Odyssey cruise company, we will be unable to provide refunds for students who choose not to attend Prom or Post-Prom after April 13, 2017.



Drew McGuire, Assistant Principal for Finance and Student Activities           

Matt Moran, Prom Sponsor


La Secundaria York tendrá su prom el sábado, 22 de abril, 2017 en el Museo de Ciencia e Industria. Esta carta contiene información importante para los estudiantes y los padres.  Para comprar un boleto a prom, estudiantes tendrán que seguir estas nuevas guías:


  1. Llene la forma “Prom Ticket Request Form” forma para comprar un boleto de prom (usando su cuenta de Elmhurst205) al http://bit.ly/yorkprom17 y obtenga un
    número de confirmación.  TODOS los estudiantes que van a atender a prom tienen que llenar una forma con su información.  (Si van a traer un invitado que no atienda la Secundaria York tienen que llenar la información del invitado) (guest information)
  2. Tengan esta carta completa y firmada, y preséntenla cuando valla a comprar su

Prom comenzará a las 7pm y terminará a las 11pm.  El servicio de autobuses de lujo será proporcionado y necesario para ir y regresar del museo.  Los autobuses de lujo saldrán de la Secundaria York a las 5:45pm.  Pueden entrar a los autobuses comenzando a las 5:15pm.  La Secundaria York no permite el uso de limusinas para dejar a los estudiantes en la escuela.


Esta noche es de todo incluido, incluye el transporte de ida y vuelta a Prom, una cena y postre en la recepción, refrescos, y baile en el museo. Los boletos para Prom pueden ser comprados en la librería (bookstore) comenzando el  20 de marzo hasta el 13 de abril.  Durante la primera semana (20-24 de marzo) solo los seniors (estudiantes en el cuarto año) podrán comprar boletos.  Durante este tiempo los seniors podrán comprar su boleto y un boleto para un invitado/a que no tiene que ser senior, los dos boletos tiene que ser comprados al mismo tiempo.  Los juniors (estudiantes en el tercer año) pueden comprar boletos las siguientes dos semanas después de vacaciones de primavera (3-13 de abril).  El costo del boleto es $110 por persona.  Puede ser pagado en efectivo o cheques (a nombre de Beck’s Bookstore) solamente.  No se venderán boletos después del jueves, 13 de abril. 

El crucero después de Prom será abordo el Barco Odyssey y ha sido organizado por el PTSA. El crucero opcional sigue siendo una opción muy popular y una vez más promete ser una noche memorable. Costo para el crucero es $ 35 por persona.  Abordamos el barco a las 12 a.m. y se termina las 2:30a.m. Los autobuses de lujo regresan a York alrededor de las 3:15 am, el autobús para los estudiantes que no van al crucero regresara a las 11:45pm.  Los boletos para el crucero también pueden ser comprados en la librería, y los asientos en el autobús son asignados a los que compran primero se les sirve primero. Solamente las primeras 712 personas serán capaces de asistir después de Prom en el barco (Tenemos una capacidad total de 916 personas para Prom).  El PTSA ha accedido generosamente a pagar por los autobuses de lujo para ayudar a mantener el costo combinado del curso y Prom a $ 145 por persona. Ayuda financiera está disponible a través del grupo York Student Enrichment Team (YSET)  para los estudiantes en cuarto año (Seniors) que están experimentando dificultades financieras. Por favor, haga que su estudiante  se ponga en contacto con su  consejera o trabajadora social para una aplicación de ayuda financiera. Para más información sobre YSET, por favor, póngase en contacto con Bonnie Salvo, trabajadora social de York y miembro de YSET, al 630-617-2421 o por correo electrónico a bsalvo@elmhurst205.org.

Todas las reglas escolares sobre el aspecto a la conducta, el alcohol, el tabaco, etc., son aplicables a esta función (revise el Manual de los Estudiante sobre las reglas). Estudiantes que no siguán las reglas resultara en eliminación de la danza, el contacto con los padres, y todas las medidas disciplinarias correspondientes. Todas las reglas se aplican a los estudiantes y sus invitados. El código de vestir es formal. Si el estudiante no se viste apropiadamente basado en la opinión de la administración,  no se le dará un reembolso. No se les permite traer bolsas grades en el autobús  y todos los artículos estarán sujetos a inspección.


Si un estudiante de tercer o cuarto año (Junior o Senior) compra  un boleto para un invitado de otra escuela, el huésped y el padre / tutor debe completar y firmar una forma de solicitud de huéspedes (Guest Request Form) que serán disponible en la Oficina del Decano. Estudiantes de York deben acompañar a su invitado en todo momento durante la noche, incluyendo durante el barco.


Debido a nuestros contratos con el museo, Coach USA, y  Odyssey no somos capaces de dar reembolsos para los estudiantes que no deseen asistir a Prom o al barco después del 13 de abril,  2017.




Drew McGuire

Matt Moran

Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/22/17

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A dozen York Community High School students shone at the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) state meet, held on March 9-11 at at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. York Business Department Chair Jim Borel serves as their coach.

Chris Foster and Allison Evans competed in Automotive Services Marketing; Chris Irby competed in Hotel and Lodging Marketing; Blake Quarrie competed in Accounting Applications; Maria Flynn and Demetri Broches competed in the Financial Analysis Team event; Alex Hennessy and Grace Que placed in the top ten in the Financial Analysis Team event; Matt Anderson and Jason Kentra finished in 4th place in the Financial Analysis Team event; and Burke Corcoran and Kevin Lipkin finished in 1st place and won the Financial Analysis Team event.

Matt Anderson, Jason Kentra, Burke Cocoran and Kevin Lipkin all qualified to participate in the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California at the end of April. There were over 1,000 students participating in the state DECA conference and there will be over 20,000 students in Anaheim, California.

DECA York Students at State Competition

York Community High School DECA students at the March 9-11, 2017 state competition with Coach Jim Borel. The students are: front row from left - Matt Anderson, Blake Quarrie, Grace Que, Maria Flynn, Alex Hennessy, Allison Evans, and back row from left - Kevin Lipkin, Burke Corcoran, Demetri Broches, Chris Irby, Jason Kentra and Chris Foster.

Posted by: Katherine Schroeder, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/16/17

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With spring just around the corner, spring testing is also here. We wanted to send out information about the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) and the SAT to keep our families informed.

On Monday, a Talk205 referenced the state-mandated Illinois Science Assessment that will be given to all biology students at York. This test will be given on Monday, March 20th, and it takes about 25-30 minutes. Since it will be taken in class, nothing additional needs to be done in advance of this test. We just ask that all biology students bring their fully charged chromebook to class on March 20th, and as soon as the test is completed, our biology teachers will resume class; therefore, students should have their materials for class ready to go.

On Wednesday, April 5th, York Community High School will be administering the SAT with writing to all juniors published by the CollegeBoard. The Illinois School Board of Education requires that this test is administered to all currently enrolled juniors and is required to graduate in the State of Illinois: it has been paid for through the District,​ and nothing additional needs to be completed in order to register your junior students. It is important that students are in their testing rooms, ready to test at 7:40. Once testing begins, students will not be able to enter the testing area, and they will be required to take the exam on the make-up testing day at the end of April.

Before the April 5th test, York’s Counseling Department will be holding a pre-administration session with all junior students on Wednesday, March 22nd during 2nd period. During this session, students will bubble in portions of their answer booklets with their student information, and they will be given the opportunity to indicate 4 colleges to which they can send their SAT scores at no charge. We strongly encourage families to discuss this prior to March 22nd, so students are able to take advantage of this free service. SAT charges $12 per score to send to each college. We also encourage families to keep a list of these colleges so that the student can reference them in the fall of the senior year. Click here for considerations when deciding to report a score.

April 5th is a half day for students, but it is NOT a late arrival day​: we will begin testing at 7:40 am, and students at all three grade levels, as well as students at the District 205 Transition Center will be dismissed at the conclusion of their exam at approximately 12:20.​ Since Seniors have a non attendance day, w​e encourage seniors to spend this day visiting a college, university, or other post secondary program.

While the junior students are testing on April 5th, our freshman and sophomore students will be participating in a career/college day. Students will begin by reflecting on their future goals and what steps they are currently taking to achieve those goals, followed by a keynote speaker that will speak with students about what it means to be college, career, and life ready before leaving high school. Students will also attend sessions with college counselors, representatives from the military, representatives from local trades, and a career fair created by York’s Counseling Department with assistance from Academic Boosters, a committee of York’s PTSA. Freshman and Sophomores will be asked to complete several google form surveys, so they will need to bring one of two things with them: if students have a smartphone with available data, they can complete the google form surveys on their smartphones; otherwise, students should bring a fully charged chromebook to take these surveys.

All bus routes will run at normal times in the morning, and will depart from York at 12:30 following the exams. A late bus will leave York at 6:15 after athletic practices; however, please note that there will NOT be a 4:30 bus on the 5th. Breakfast will be available for purchase before school, but there will be no lunch service on this testing day. Students testing with extended time will complete their exams on the following day.

Junior students will receive an email with their individual testing room assignment for the day and instructions regarding what to bring to the test (i.e. number 2 pencils, calculator, snack etc.). Please help your student keep an eye out for this email and ask your student if they know their testing room assignment.

Thank you in advance for helping our students navigate spring testing, and we are looking forward to a strong finish as we enter the final stretch of the school year.

Ryan Doherty
Assistant Principal for Curriculum




Con la llegada de primavera, también llegan los exámenes de primavera. Queríamos enviar información sobre el examen Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) y el SAT para mantener informadas a nuestras familias.

El lunes, un Talk205 hizo referencia al examen de Illinois Science Assessment que es obligado por el estado y tiene que ser administrado a todos los estudiantes de biología de York. Este examen lo tomaran el lunes, 20 de marzo y tomara unos 25-30 minutos. Dado que se tomará en clase, no hay nada más que hacer antes del examen. Simplemente pedimos que todos los estudiantes de biología traigan su Chromebook (computadora) a clase el 20 de marzo, y tan pronto los estudiantes terminen el examen, los maestros de biología seguirán con la clase; Por lo tanto, los estudiantes deben tener sus materiales para la clase listos.

El miércoles, 5 de abril, la Secundaria York administrará el examen de SAT con escritura a todos los juniors (estudiantes en tercer año) y escribirá a todos los jóvenes publicados por el CollegeBoard. La Junta Escolar de Educación de Illinois requiere que este examen sea administrado a todos los estudiantes en el tercer año (juniors): el examen ha sido pagado a través del Distrito, y nada adicional debe ser completado para registrar a su estudiante. Es importante que los estudiantes estén en sus salón de examen, listos para empezar el examen a las 7:40am. Una vez que comience el examen, los estudiantes no podrán entrar al salón y se les pedirá que tomen el examen en el Make Up Testing Date (día adicional para tomar el examen) que será a finales de abril.

 Antes del examen del 5 de abril, el Departamento de Consejería de York llevará a cabo una sesión previa a la administración con todos los estudiantes juniors el miércoles, 22 de marzo durante el segundo período. Durante esta sesión, los estudiantes burbujearán en partes de sus folletos de respuestas con la información de su estudiante, y se les dará la oportunidad de indicar 4 colegios a los cuales pueden enviar sus calificaciones del SAT sin costo alguno. Animamos a las familias que tengan esta discusión antes del 22 de marzo, para que los estudiantes puedan aprovechar este servicio gratuito. SAT cobra $12 cada archivo de puntuación que envía a cada universidad. También las familias deben mantener una lista de estos colegios para que el estudiante pueda hacer referencia a ellos en el otoño del último año (senior). Haga clic aquí para ver consideraciones antes de enviar sus archivos.

El 5 de abril es un medio día para los estudiantes, pero NO es un día de llegar tarde: comenzaremos el examen a las 7:40 am, y los estudiantes de los tres niveles, así como los estudiantes en el Distrito 205 Transition Center serán despedidos al final de su examen que será aproximadamente a las 12:20. Debido a que los estudiantes de cuarto ano (seniors) no tienen escuela este día, los animamos que se pasen este día visitando una universidad, un colegio u otro programa post secundario.

Mientras que los estudiantes junior están tomando el examen el 5 de abril, nuestros estudiantes de primer y segundo año participarán en un día de carrera / universidad. Los estudiantes comenzarán reflexionando sobre sus metas futuras y los pasos que están tomando actualmente para alcanzar esos objetivos, después tendremos un orador que hablará con los estudiantes sobre lo que significa estar listo para la universidad, carrera y listos para la vida antes de salir de la escuela secundaria. Los estudiantes también asistirán una sesión con los consejeros universitarios, representantes de los militares, representantes de los oficios locales y una feria de carreras creada por el Departamento de Consejería de York con la ayuda del Academic Boosters, el comité del PTSA de York. A los estudiantes de primer año (freshmen) y de segundo año (sophomore) se les pedirá que completen varias encuestas de formulario de Google, por lo que tendrá que traer una de dos cosas con ellos: si los estudiantes tienen un teléfono con los datos disponibles, pueden completar las encuestas de formulario en google; de lo contrario, los estudiantes deben traer un su chromebook completamente cargada para tomar estas encuestas.

Todas las rutas de autobús se ejecutarán a las horas normales por la mañana, y saldrá de York a las 12:30 después de los exámenes. Un autobús para la tarde saldrá de York a las 6:15 después de las prácticas atléticas; Sin embargo, tenga en cuenta que no habrá un autobús a las 4:30 el 5º de abril. El desayuno estará disponible para la compra antes de la escuela, pero no habrá servicio de almuerzo en este día. Los estudiantes que toman examen con tiempo prolongado completarán sus exámenes el día siguiente.

Los estudiantes del tercer año (juniors) recibirán un correo electrónico con el salón que tiene que ir para tomar su examen su examen e instrucciones sobre qué traer al examen (es decir, lápices número 2, calculadora, merienda, etc.). Por favor ayude a su estudiante a buscar el correo electrónico y pregúntele a su estudiante si conocen el salón asignación para tomar su examen.

Gracias por ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a navegar los exámenes de primavera, y estamos esperando un final fuerte ya que estamos al final del año escolar.

Ryan Doherty
​​​​​​​Assistant Principal for Curriculum

Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/16/17

Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified and will be competing at the State SkillsUSA Competition and Leadership Conference, April 27-29, 2017 in Springfield.  38 students have qualified for this state level competition! The largest ever!



Adobe Photoshop:

Dylan Salek

Simon DeGrace

Austin Nidea


Architectural Drafting (CAD):

Anna Canete

Austin Gelsomino

Kevin Waller

Ruthvik Done

Ryan Schaner

David Morales

Ally Hickey


Automotive Service Technology:

Jeremy Olson


Collision Repair Technology:

Mike Falco



Tim Delaney

Gary Derwin

Nathan Tufte


Power Equipment Technology:

Mike Mancini

Noah Krauter


Principles of Engineering:

Dylan Kalchik

Clayton Davey


Screen Printing Technology:

Matthew Shepherd

Matthew Colagrossi

Jonathan Tanner


Technical Drafting (CAD):

Jonathan Milani

Abby Gundrum

John Devine

Mark Molayal

Alex Vujovic

Justin Zellinger

Isabel Torres

Collin Czech

Bob Dirmish

Luke Rozmus

Noah Neidigh

Jake Czernik

Joey Gemini

Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/15/17

Audience: Homepage

The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.

In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in 5th grade, 8th
grade and high school biology. The Illinois Science Assessment will be administered in each school between Monday, March 13 and Friday, March 24. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.

We anticipate being able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the Illinois School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results, along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of these assessments, please contact your child’s principal.

Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/15/17

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Please check our webpage after spring break for parking permit applications.  These applications will only be available for students that will be seniors during the 2017-2018 school year.

Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 3/9/17

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It is with great excitement that York Community High School presents the most beloved Broadway Musical, West Side Story, on the evenings of April 27- 29, with a matinee performance on Sunday, April 30. 


Tickets for West Side Story have sold out.



Although tickets are completely sold out we do anticipate some tickets to become available on the days of the shows. We can not anticipate who's plans might change between now and the performances. We will have a Waitlist for each show. Here are the details:


Performances: April 27 28, 29th (7:30 pm Start Time)

Where: York High School - Waitlist Table outside Baker Auditorium. You must come in person to sign in for the waitlist. NO EMAIL REQUESTS

When: Waitlist sign in will start at 6:00pm


Performance: April 30th (2:00 pm Start Time)

Where: York High School - Waitlist Table outside Baker Auditorium. You must come in person to sign in for the waitlist. NO EMAIL REQUESTS

When: Waitlist sign in will start at 12:30pm


All waitlist tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis. Our goal is to seat as many patrons as possible for each show.


If you have any questions please email us at yorkdramatickets@gmail.com.


Thank you again for supporting York Drama!


"Starring a cast of 72 and an orchestra of 28, with an incredible technical crew, this is a musical not to be missed. Staying true to the original choreography of Jerome Robbins and honoring the struggles of New York City, West Side Story is a true inspiration," said Director Rebecca Marianetti.

Posted by: Katherine Schroeder, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/6/17

Audience: Homepage

The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.

Posted by: Katherine Schroeder, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/4/17

Audience: Homepage

At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.

Posted by: Melea Smith, District Admin, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205
Published: 3/1/17

Audience: Health Services (Nurses) and Homepage

Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade.  The first dose shall have been received on or after the 10th birthday and the 2nd dose shall have been received on or after their 16th birthday, at least eight weeks after the first dose.  If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.  This requirement also applies to children who transfer into Illiniois schools from other states or countries. 

During your child’s junior year, please discuss with your doctor if your student has received the two meningococcal conjugate vaccinations. Your student may have already received the two doses of the meningococcal conjugate vaccination, but it has not been specified on their immunization form.  If they have NOT received both doses, you are required to get this vaccination for your child.  The Dr. must provide the dates they were given, along with a doctor’s signature. You must provide the required proof of immunization to the York High School Health Office by May 15th, 2017 .  Without proof of this vaccination, your child will be excluded from school in the fall of 2017, as described in the school code of Illinois and per Elmhurst District 205 procedure.  Exclusion from school means that your child will not be able to attend any classes or participate in any athletic or extra-curricular activities until the required proof of vaccination is provided. 


Please download the letter below to have your physician's office complete the immunization documentation record and return it to York HS Health Office by May 15, 2017.

Posted by: MaryAnn Patti
Published: 2/24/17

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With spring on our doorstep, it’s time to begin to think about the spring SAT to be delivered at York on Wednesday, April 5th, beginning at 7:40 AM.  In a few weeks, we will be sending out an email to families with testing day reminders, dismissal times and bus schedules; however, we wanted to give an early reminder for families as they plan their spring calendars.  On April 5th, senior students are not in attendance, and all juniors will be taking the SAT.  All currently enrolled juniors have been registered for the test, and there is no additional fee.  While juniors are taking the SAT, our sophomores and freshmen will be participating in a career day that will include a keynote speaker, career fair, and several sessions throughout the day.  We hope this advance notice helps with your planning, and please keep an eye out for our detailed email mid-March.



Con la primavera ya acercándose,  es hora de comenzar a pensar en el examen SAT  que será dado en la Secundaria York el miércoles, 5 de abril, comenzando a las 7:40 AM. En pocas semanas, estaremos enviando un correo electrónico a las familias con recordatorios de días del examen, tiempos de despidas y horario de autobuses; Sin embargo, quisiéramos dar un recordatorio temprano para las familias para que planean sus calendarios de la primavera. El 5 de abril, los estudiantes de último año (Seniors) no asisten a la escuela, y todos los estudiantes en tercer año (Juniors) tomarán el SAT. Todos los alumnos en el tercer año de secundaria (Juniors) que están inscritos en la escuela han sido registrados para el examen y no hay ningún costo adicional. Mientras que los estudiantes del tercer año (Juniors) están tomando el SAT, nuestros estudiantes de segundo año (Sophomores) y los estudiantes de primer año (Freshmen)  estarán participando en un día de carreras,  que incluirá un orador, feria de carreras, y varias sesiones durante todo el día. Esperamos que este aviso anticipado ayude con su planeamiento, y a medio-marzo mandaremos un correo electrónico con más detalles. 


Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/17/17

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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


Posted by: Kelly Corry
Published: 2/13/17