Summer School

QUESTIONS?
Please email your questions to yorksummer@elmhurst205.org

Mike DiNovo, Summer School Director
mdinovo@elmhurst205.org

Athletic Camp Registration 
lwilkie@elmhurst205.org

 

IMPORTANT SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

Thank you for the high level of interest in registering independently to attend Summer School with a third-party provider this summer.

The following plan for Summer School in 2020 was developed by the York High School administration in concert with the District Office administration, and is provided for families currently enrolled in District 205 Summer School, as well as families considering these possible new Summer School opportunities available with a third-party virtual provider.

Please note, upon submitting an enrollment request for Term 2 of Summer School with Illinois Virtual School (if selected by a parent/student), there is some processing time that will occur between the time/date of submission and the notice of confirmation. If you previously submitted an enrollment request with Illinois Virtual School, it is currently in-process with notice of confirmation for enrollment in Term 2 forthcoming.

Thank you for your patience with this process.

Q1: How will York High School and District 205 administer Summer School during the COVID-19 school closure?

District 205 will utilize third-party providers, such as Illinois Virtual School, to provide students with an opportunity for remote Summer School courses. Specific courses with Illinois Virtual School have been pre-approved in advance by York High School, although Summer School for 2020 will not involve York High School faculty.

*** UPDATE 6.5.20***

Please note that many of the IVS courses have now reached their capacity for the summer, including all of the courses listed in Q6 as pre-approved. As such, please be aware that all summer school courses will have to go through the Approval of Outside Credit process detailed in Q7. Further, if families would like to consider courses from other providers, they should reach out to their counselor or the counselor on duty to discuss possibilities.

Q2: If previously registered for Summer School at York High School, what will happen next?

All prior student registrations for Summer School at York High School initially planned for this summer will be cancelled, and families will be issued a refund in one of the following forms:

●     For families who paid with a credit card, the refund will be applied to the credit card used to make the original payment.

●     For families who paid with cash/check, the refund will be applied to the students' PushCoin account (The PushCoin account can be used to pay student registration fees, sports, field trips, lunches, etc.).

●     For students not enrolled at York High School who originally paid with cash/check, the refund will be applied in the form of a check mailed to their home address.

If still interested in attending Summer School through a third-party provider, such as the Illinois Virtual School, students and parents must re-register individually with the provider using the following guidance.

Q3: Can students who were not previously registered for Summer School at York High School now register for Summer School with Illinois Virtual School?

Yes, the opportunity for students to attend Illinois Virtual School for Summer School this year is now available to all students currently in grades 8-11, as the students/families assume responsibility for all associated fees and the registration process.

Q4: If interested in attending Summer School with Illinois Virtual School this summer, how do I register? What is the cost for a course? What are the important dates?

In order to register at Illinois Virtual School, students must first create an Illinois Virtual School Student Account. More information on that, and the process for enrolling in a course, can be found by clicking HERE. Full Service courses cost $240, while credit recovery courses cost $95. Other important information, including start and end dates for Summer School can be found by clicking HERE.

Please note the following important dates if considering attending the Illinois Virtual School:

Summer School Terms

Last date to enroll

Drop Date

Course Term End Date

Grades Posted

Extension End Date

Term 1

(Available to Start Now)

May 12th

May 19th

August 4th

August 11th

September 1

Term 2

(Available to Start June 2nd)

June 16th

Two weeks after the student starts the course

August 4th

August 11th

September 1

 

Q5: If interested in attending Summer School with a third-party virtual provider, such as Illinois Virtual School, how many courses can a student take and earn as transferable credit at York High School?

In accordance with Board of Education Policy (6:310), students may earn up to a maximum of two (2) units of credit from a third-party provider (such as Summer School with the Illinois Virtual School). This equates to either two (2) semester-long courses or one (1) year-long course.

Q6: Which courses will be made available for students to take via the Illinois Virtual School for approved, transferable credit at York High School?

For students transitioning into grades 9-12 (current 8th - 11th graders), the following courses have been pre-approved for credit this summer with the Illinois Virtual School.

●     Beginning Programming S1 (in lieu of Computer Programming)

●     Consumer Economics (in lieu of Auto Consumer Economics, Introduction to Business, or Introduction to FCS)

●     English 9, 10, 11, or 12 (for Credit Recovery only)

●     Health (for English Language Learners only)

●     Algebra (for Credit Recovery only)

●     Geometry

●     Algebra 2

●     PreCalculus

●     Sociology

Should there be any changes to state-issued health and safety allowances, it is the goal of District 205 to continue to provide three (3) Summer Bridge Courses (Bridge to Algebra, Bridge to Science Inquiry, and Bridge to Humanities) at the final week of summer leading into the 2020-21 school year. These Bridge Courses are designed for in-person student support and orientation based on specific student needs. Students qualifying for Bridge Courses will be contacted directly in advance to assess student availability and interest in the possible programming.

Q7: What is the procedure for requesting a course not on the list of pre-approved courses at Illinois Virtual School? This is for any other IVS course and other accredited providers. 

  1. Ideally, the Student/Parent should reach out to the counselor prior to seeking approval for outside courses. This will allow the counselor to discuss options and help better advise the student based on their 4-Year-Plan and post-secondary goals.
  2. Student/Parent should complete the Request for Approval of Outside Credit form and submit to Counselor.
  3. Counselor will review the request form to determine the Graduation Requirement Category and add any additional comments.
  4. Counselor or AP will contact parents to inform them of the decision and provide a copy of the form. If approved, Counselor/AP will remind the student/parent that it is their responsibility to submit official documentation of course completion/transcript to York so that the class can be added to the transcript. 
  5. Once the student completes the course, the student should notify their counselor and provide official notification of course completion or transcript from the Outside Institution. Counselor will work with the Registrar to facilitate the process of adding the course to the student’s York transcript. Students will be given the assigned grade for the course which will be calculated into their GPA.

Q8: What if my student needs technology support and/or a device during Summer School?

Technical support will be available from District 205 technology staff by emailing  ELearningHelp@elmhurst205.org. This email is operational on weekdays only and actively monitored between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. When an email is submitted, a work ticket will be created and assigned to the appropriate staff member.

Students who currently have a District 205 Chromebook on loan (checked out for Remote E-Learning use) may keep the loaner device through the end of Summer School if needed. Students that do not have access to a Chromebook will be issued a device for use this summer; or, the student will be issued their York High School Freshman Chromebook for use (prior to the start of Summer School).

If students do not have access to a working District 205-issued device or personal technology for Summer School, students can submit a request in advance using the following form. Students will then be contacted to confirm that a repair/replacement is possible and any additional detailed instructions.

To request device assistance, please click and fill out this form: D205 Technology Assistance Request.

Q9: Which courses will no longer be made available for students this summer?

The following courses will be canceled: Astronomy, Broadcast Communications, Chef’s Corner, Criminology, Current Events in Social Studies, Driver Education, Forensic Science, French, Italian, Journalism, Music Production, Spanish, and Summer Theater Conservatory. Please note that in-person PLTW courses previously occurring in grades 6-8 have also been cancelled for the approaching summer.

Q10: Given COVID-19, what are the plans for the District 205 Summer Music Program this summer 2020?

After careful consideration, District 205 has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Music Program. Given the wide range of challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program cannot be successfully executed in its intended format. All prior student registrations for the District 205 Summer Music Program will be issued a refund in one of the following forms:

●     Families who paid with a credit card, the refund will be applied to the credit card used to make the original payment.

●     For families who paid with cash/check, the refund will be applied to the students' PushCoin account (The PushCoin account can be used to pay student registration fees, sports, field trips, lunches, etc.).

●     For students not enrolled in District 205 who originally paid with cash/check, the refund will be applied in the form of a check mailed to their home address.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact the District Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator, Mr. Patrick Baker, via email at pbaker@elmhurst205.org.

Q11: Which additional supports and programs will District 205 administer to support students?

Federal funds are currently allocated through Title I programming to support children from qualifying families related to low-income to help ensure that all children meet academic standards. Title I programs typically run from June through July Monday through Thursday. This year, online literacy and math instruction is in development for qualifying students.

Extended School Year (ESY) is Summer School programming for students with disabilities.  The Student Services Department's ESY program will be conducted remotely from June 8th through July 9th. Plans are in development for how specific services will be provided for students eligible to participate from Early Childhood through Transition.

Should you have any additional questions not addressed in this FAQ, please contact the York High School Summer School Coordinator, Mr. Mike DiNovo, via email at mdinovo@elmhurst205.org.