FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211

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FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
2020 -2021 Parent Guide B o o k
             A Resource for Parents
FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
A message from KurtIS Tenopir
Principal of Fremd High School
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am delighted that you are part of our amazing
learning community! An important aspect of our students’ success is the high level
of interest and involvement from our families. It is especially important that all of our
families have the information and resources needed to access the wide array of services
and supports available at Fremd High School.
This year, I am excited to share the Fremd High School 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book, a
resource designed to support the communication you receive throughout the year. This
booklet provides you with information regarding important dates, supports available
through student services, post-secondary planning tools, and many other topics to
guide you throughout the year. I encourage you to review the entire booklet and place
important dates on your calendars. In particular, I think you will find interest in learning
more about College Majors and Career Clusters, Key Dates, and the Power of 15.
I look forward to your support to make Fremd High School a place where we demonstrate our care for each other and
strive for excellence in achievement. By working together, we will sustain a school culture that prepares our students for
success in high school and beyond!


Kurtis Tenopir

                                                         Table of Contents
     4-Year Planning......................................................4      One-to-One Program...........................................14
     Activities/Athletics Information..............................6             Power of 15............................................................4
     Booster Club Information.....................................16             School Safety and Security..................................12
     College Majors and Career Clusters......................4                   Software Systems and User Accounts...............15
     Communications/Notifications............................13                  Standardized Testing..............................................8
     Contact Information.............................. Back cover                Student Readiness Plan.........................................3
     Course Selection....................................................4       Student Services....................................................2
     Digital Democracy................................................14         Student Supports...................................................5
     Frequently Asked Questions................................17                Student Workload...................................................5
     Health Services.....................................................10      Summer School....................................................11
     Information for Seniors...........................................7         Transportation.......................................................11
     Food Services.......................................................11      Wellness Program...................................................9
     Key Dates...............................................................1
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Key Dates
                  First Day of Classes   August 13, 2020
                   Financial Aid Night   August 25, 2020
                  Parent Open House      September 3, 2020
  First Generation College Symposium     September 30, 2020
PSAT/NMSQT Exam (juniors – optional)     October 14, 2020
      State Testing SAT Exam (seniors)   October 14, 2020
                        College Night    October 20, 2020
Course Selection for 21-22 School Year   November 2020 – January 2021
           First Semester Final Exams    December 16 – December 18, 2020
                         Winter Break    December 21, 2020 – January 6, 2021
                    D211 Career Expo     February 23, 2021
               College Planning Night    March 3, 2021
                         Spring Break    March 22 – March 26, 2021
          Illinois Science Assessment    March 11, 20201
                   SAT Exam (juniors)    April 13, 2021
              PSAT 9 Exam (freshmen)     April 14, 2021
          PSAT 10 Exam (sophomores)      April 14, 2021
          Advanced Placement Exams       May 3 – May 14, 2021
            Graduation – Class of 2021   May 26, 2021
        Second Semester Final Exams      May 26 – May 28, 2021
                   Last Day of School    May 28, 2021

FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
Student Services
    The Student Services Department supports every Fremd High School student. Students are assigned a school
    counselor who serves as their main point of contact for all school-related matters throughout high school. Students
    can request an appointment with their school counselor during any non-academic period of the student’s school day.
    Counselors lead students through grade-specific activities and lessons
    during the school year. The activities, often provided in classroom
    settings, are designed to support student development in the areas of
                                                                                 Did you know…
    academic proficiency, post-high school planning, and social-emotional        Students can schedule an
    well-being.                                                                            appointment with
                                                                                           their counselor
    Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school counselor anytime
                                                                                           using the Student
    the parent seeks greater insight about their child’s status in school. The
                                                                                           Readiness Plan.
    counselor has access to a variety of resources to assist parents and can
    facilitate connections with others in the school as needed.

    The Registrar’s Office maintains all permanent school records and manages the collection of student’s grades at the
    conclusion of each semester. Permanent records are maintained for sixty years after a student graduates, transfers,
    or permanently withdraws from school.
                Fremd High School uses Parchment, an online system to handle requests from current high school
                students for school transcripts. Details about Parchment can be found on the school website at https://
    Graduates can request transcripts by logging into their Parchment account. If needed, contact the Registrar’s office
    at 847-755-2628.

    Student Support Teams
    Fremd High School has assembled student support teams to best meet the needs of all students. Composed of
    an assistant principal, 2-3 school counselors, a psychologist, and/or a social worker, each team monitors students
    according to academic, behavior, and attendance factors. Any student displaying indicators of concern receives
    concentrated attention and support. The school counselor remains the best point of contact for any parent interested
    in knowing more about the student support team model.
    Contact the Student Services Office at 847-755-2630.

FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
Student Readiness Plan
The District 211 Student Readiness Plan helps students prepare for high school graduation
and their lives as independent young adults. All Fremd High School students are assigned
an account within the online Readiness Plan portal providing them with a centralized hub
to create individualized goals, measure progress, and track activity throughout their high
school experience.
The Readiness Plan consists of five essential readiness components and each component
contains grade-specific objectives for students to accomplish. Progress toward completion
is indicated on visual infographics allowing students to see their status at-a-glance.

During each year of high school, your child’s school counselor will lead your child through targeted activities that
directly connect to various elements of the Student Readiness Plan. Parents can view their children’s Readiness
Plans and are encouraged to have discussions with their children about goals and progress.
                                                         More information about the Student Readiness Plan,
Did you know…                                            including login instructions and the full set of Plan features,
                                                         is available at
The Student Readiness Plan includes a
calendar that students can customize to display
personally meaningful dates and events.

FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
                                                             Students use an online tool, Xello (academic and
                                                             occupational), to develop deeper understandings about their
                                                             interests and to research those interests. Using a variety
                                                             of self-assessments, Xello helps students identify concrete
                                                             career fields and post-high school education options.
                                                             Parents can access their child’s Xello profile at any time.

                                                             College Majors and Career Clusters
                                                             Students are encouraged to choose elective courses that
                  During      freshman    year,   students   align with identified areas of interest based on students’
4-Year Planning

                  develop a 4-year plan forecasting          work in Xello.
                  their high school experience based on
                                                             District 211’s curriculum is built around the nationally
                  individualized goals and aspirations for
                                                             recognized Career Cluster model which can help students
                  life after high school. The 4-year plan
                                                                         explore broad career fields as they refine their
                  includes academic coursework to meet
                                                                         interests. More details about curricular alignment
                  graduation requirements, elective course
                                                                         with the Career Cluster model is available at
                  choices to support areas of personal
                  interest, career options, and school and
                  community involvement.
                  Each year, students revisit their 4-year
                  plan making adjustments reflecting goal
                  updates, changes in personal interests,    Power of 15
                  and self-reflection. The 4-year plan       Fremd High School’s goal is for all students to graduate high
                  is dynamic and will likely see multiple    school with the equivalent of at least 15 college credits. This
                  revisions from the start of 9th grade      goal is called “The Power of 15” because students who earn
                  through graduation day. The student’s      15 or more early college credits are more likely to experience
                  school counselor facilitates the plan,     success after high school. Students can earn early college
                  develops the process, and assists          credits by:
                  students to understand various factors
                  they should consider when crafting their   •   participating in Advanced Placement (AP) coursework
                  plans.                                         and earning a passing score on the associated AP exam;
                                                             •   taking a Dual Credit course (a course that awards high
                                                                 school credit and college credit simultaneously).

                                                             Selecting Courses
                                                             From late November to early January, current freshman,
                                                             sophomores, and juniors meet with their school counselor
                                                             to select courses for the next school year.
                                                             Students are encouraged to choose courses that support
                                                             their 4-year plans, are aligned with career clusters identified
                                                             by work in Xello, and support post-high school goals. Parents
                                                             play an important role in the course selection process by
                                                             offering direction and guidance to their child.

FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
Each student’s 24-hour day is filled with a variety of activities and obligations. Students should consider these four
factors as they manage their time and energy:

                                                     ACADEMIC WORKLOAD
                            • Students are encouraged to participate in rigorous coursework aligned with
                              individualized post-secondary goals
                            • District 211 strives for all students to earn at least 15 college credit equivalencies while
                              in high school
                            • Achieving a 2.8 or higher grade point average is a strong indicator of academic success

                                                 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
                            • Student volunteerism is valued as a learning opportunity and as a service to others
                            • Every student is encouraged to fulfill a minimum number of community service hours
                              each year:
                            • 9th grade: 5 hours (second semester)           • 11th grade: 15 hours
                            • 10th grade: 10 hours                           • 12th grade: 20 hours

                                         EXTRA-CURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT
                            • Club and team membership provides opportunities to make meaningful social
                              connections and develop interpersonal & intrapersonal skills
                            • Each student is encouraged to join at least one school activity or school athletic team
                              each year
                            • Extra-curricular activities allow students to explore career clusters and potential career

                                                              LIFE BALANCE
                            • The combined impact of academic coursework, extra-curricular involvement, community
                              employment, community service, and other obligations can create unhealthy stressors for
                              some students
                            • All students are encouraged to consider the collective workload associated with their
                              day-to-day routines
                            • A balanced approach will help students maintain physical, social, and emotional wellness

Student Supports
Students needing assistance in balancing their academic workload, extra-curricular involvement, community involvement,
and other obligations are encouraged to contact their school counselor to explore solutions. Direct supports for
academic needs and social-emotional challenges are available to all students.

Academic Supports
A complete description of Fremd High School’s academic supports, including before school, during school,
and after school tutoring, is available at

Social-emotional Supports
Fremd High School has a complete team of school social workers and school psychologists to help students develop
coping strategies and to connect them with outside-of-school resources that may be valuable in forming long-term
solutions to present-day difficulties. Your school counselor can link you to these resources, if needed.
FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
Activities                                                                              Fremd High School
                                                                                        values student
Art Club                     HOSA (Health Occupations   Science Club
                                                                                        involvement and
Auto Club                       Students of America)    Senior Class                    participation in extra-
Band                         Intramurals                Social Studies Club             curricular activities
Business Professionals of 		 Junior Class               Sophomore Class
                                                                                        including athletics,
                                                                                        clubs, and the fine arts.
   America (BPA)             Korean Club                SOS (Service Over Self-		       These activities provide
Chess Team                   Literary Magazine             Service Club)                students opportunities
Chinese Club                 LYFE                       Spanish Club                    for enrichment while also helping them
                                                                                        to connect to their school community.
Chorus                       Maker’s Club               Speech Team                     All students are encouraged to join
Coding Club                  Math Team                  Student Council                 at least one of these groups during
Color Guard/Flags            Model United Nations       TED Ed Club                     freshmen year.
Competitive Dance            Modern Music Masters       United Clubs of Fremd (UCF)
                                                                                        Fremd High School offers over 75
Computer Multi Media Art     Musical                    Variety Show                    unique student clubs and activities.
Contest Play                 National Honor Society     Video Gaming Club               A full list of these organizations is
Culinary Café Club (FCCLA)   Newspaper (Viking Logue)   Winter Play
                                                                                        available on the school website at
Dance Club                   Orchesis                   Writer’s Workshop (Writing
Debate Team                  Orchestra                     Club)
Drama Club                   Outdoor Adventure Club     Yearbook Club                   Athletic teams are
                                                                                        organized according to the
Electronics Club             P.A.V.E.                                                   fall, winter, and spring sports seasons.
Fashion Club                 Photography
Foreign Exchange Club        Red Cross Club                                             Athletic and activity camps are part
                                                                                        of the Fremd High School summer
French Club                  Robotics
                                                                                        school program. Specific summer
Freshman Class               Scholastic Bowl                                            camp details, including instructions
GSA (Formerly Alliance Club) Science Bowl (Science 		                                   for accessing the rSchoolToday online
Group Interpretation            Olympiad)
                                                                                        registration platform, will be sent
                                                                                        to you in the spring as part of the
                                                                                        summer school information packet.
                                                                                        Students must have a valid physical
Activity Director: Eric Dolen, 847-755-2612                                             on file with the nurse’s office to
                                                                                        participate in these camps.

Fall                         Winter                     Spring
Cheerleading                 Bowling                    Baseball
Boys Cross Country           Boys Basketball            Badminton
Girls Cross Country          Girls Basketball           Boys Gymnastics
Football                     Cheerleading               Boys Lacrosse
Boys Golf                    Girls Gymnastics           Girls Lacrosse
Girls Golf                   Boys Swimming & Diving     Softball
Boys Soccer                  Wrestling                  Girls Soccer
Girls Swimming & Diving                                 Boys Track & Field
Girls Tennis                                            Girls Track & Field
Girls Volleyball                                        Boys Volleyball
                                                        Boys Water Polo
                                                        Girls Water Polo
                                                        Boys Tennis

Athletic Director: David Dick, 847-755-2770
FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
Information For Seniors
Senior year is an exciting and important time in the life      narrow the list of colleges and universities to which they
of every high school student. Throughout the school            will send applications. Using information gathered during
year, members of the Class of 2021 and their parents           junior year guidance program activities in Xello and the
will receive information detailing key dates and events        D211 Student Readiness Plan, students should be well-
specific to preparation for the student’s life after high      informed about specific schools that align with their
school. General information to guide families as they          post-high school plans and financial status. Students
navigate 12th grade expectations and requirements is           are reminded to take advantage of allowable college visit
intended to build awareness about high-interest topics.        absences to see college and university campuses first-
Seniors electing to graduate early should consult with         hand.
their school counselor for information specific to early
graduation.                                                    College Applications
                                                               November 1 is the most widely recognized deadline
Graduation Information                                         for college applications. Students will need to verify
                                                               application due dates with the specific schools of interest
Senior Portraits and Yearbooks
                                                               to make sure a key date is not missed. Students also
District 211 contracts with Visual Image Photography
                                                               need to make note of application fees some colleges and
(VIP) to take students’ annual school photos. In order
                                                               universities charge. It is recommended that students
to appear in the Fremd high School yearbook, all seniors
                                                               review their applications, and related essays, with their
must have their photo taken by VIP. Photographs
                                                               school counselor prior to submitting them.
from other sources will not be accepted for use in the
yearbook. Schedule information and retake dates will           Letters of Recommendation
           be sent directly to students and parents            Many college applications require the student to
           by VIP. Parents also can access the VIP             include one or more recommendation letters. Typically,
           website at for more          recommendations come from teachers who have had a
           information.                                        positive impact on the student’s high school experience.
                                                               Students should personally request recommendation
Cap and Gown
                                                               letters from their teachers (or others) and provide the
Seniors will be measured for cap and gown in December
                                                               person with at least two weeks notice about deadlines.
of 2020. Caps and gowns will be distributed to students
on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Students will receive details        Scholarships
about these important dates from our senior class              Fremd High School maintains a list of scholarships
sponsors, Mrs. Billittier and Mrs. Braverman. They can                     at       and
be reached at or 847-755-2826 and                     students are encouraged to explore the list or 847-755-2716, respectively.                         to find scholarships they may qualify for.
                                                                           Individual colleges and universities typically
Graduation Ceremony
                                                               have many scholarships available as well. Students
Fremd High School will host graduation for the Class of
                                                               should explore the college and university websites to
2021 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the Sears Center.
                                                               find details about those scholarships. Most scholarships
College-bound Student Information                              have strict application deadlines.

Transcripts                                                    Applying for Financial Aid
Students should request a copy of their 6th semester           Effective with the Class of 2021, students are required to
transcript to verify readiness for high school graduation      complete the FAFSA to qualify for a high school diploma.
and to use as a reference when completing college              The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
applications. All seniors will meet with their school          becomes available on October 1. Students and parents
counselor early in the school year to review the transcript,               will need to complete the FAFSA online at
senior year course schedule, and verify post-high school         
plans.                                                                     fafsa to determine the student’s eligibility for
                                                                           Federal Student Aid based upon the parents’
Finalizing College Choices                                     prior year’s Federal tax return. Fremd High School will
No later than September, seniors pursing post-high             host a FAFSA workshop in the fall. Look for details about
school education programs should be prepared to                this event once the school year begins.

FREMD HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
Standardized Testing
The Illinois State Board of Education uses a variety of standardized tests to assess student achievement during high
school. Information about major testing initiatives is provided.

SAT SUITE OF ASSESSMENTS                                        ILLINOIS Science ASSESSMENT
The Illinois State Board of Education uses the SAT              All juniors are required to take the Illinois Science
Suite of Assessments to gather data about student               Assessment (ISA), an online test covering a
achievement and growth over time. The series of grade-          comprehensive set of science topics. The ISA is
specific exams provide details about proficiency in the         composed of three 50-minute sections and includes
areas of evidence-based Reading and Mathematics. The            questions about life, physical, Earth, and space sciences
2020-2021 schedule for these assessments is provided.           with engineering and technological design features
                                                                embedded in the other science domains.
      Exam            Students              Date
     PSAT 9           Freshmen         April 14, 2021           The ISA will be completed on March 11, 2021. Parents
     PSAT 10         Sophomores        April 14, 2021           will receive notice of specific test schedule details later
      SAT*             Juniors         April 13, 2021           this year.
      More information about the SAT Suite of Assessments       Parents will receive notice about specific test schedule
      is available at 					                                     details later this year.
*This SAT is required for high school graduation and also
provides a valid score for college entrance purposes.

ACCESS                                                          ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS
Per State of Illinois requirements, all students with limited   Students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses
English language proficiency annually participate in the        are encouraged to take the associated AP exam at the
ACCESS test to measure four language skills areas:              end of the school year. Satisfactory performance on the
1.      Listening                                               AP exam can translate directly to college credits.*
2.      Speaking                                                This school year’s AP exams will be held between May
3.      Reading                                                 3 – May 14, 2021 exam registration occurs in October.
4.      Writing
                                                                          More information about AP exams is available
ACCESS tests will be administered during the school day                   on the College Board website at
between January 13 – February 16. Parents of eligible           
students will be notified of testing-related details in early
January.                                                        *Per Illinois law, all Illinois public colleges and universities
                                                                must award credit for AP test scores of 3 or higher. Parents
                                                                and students are advised to check with specific colleges and
                                                                universities about their policies for recognizing AP test scores
                                                                and any college credits they may award.

Wellness Program
Wellness is more than the absence of illness. It includes physical, social, and emotional well-being which all contribute
to overall health. Wellness also includes developing self-awareness about the ways personal choices can influence
present and future life experiences.

                               Township High School District 211 values student wellness and promotes healthy
                               lifestyle choices beginning freshman year. During 9th and 10th grades, all students
                               participate in a year-long wellness course that combines the traditional activity-based
                               physical education experience with the essential components of health education. This
                               comprehensive approach provides students the opportunity to learn wellness concepts
                               in a classroom environment and apply those concepts during physical activity and in
                               settings outside of the physical education arena.

                               The wellness model extends across each year of high school to match the maturity
                               and needs of the developing young adults in District 211 schools. Helping students
                               understand how physical fitness, healthy decision making, stress management, and
                               healthy relationships contribute to overall wellness will result in lifelong benefits.

                               The Wellness Department uses the FitnessGram assessments to measure students’
                               physical status. Students participate in the assessment two times per school year and
                               performance is measured against established benchmarks. The assessment includes
                               four specific tasks:

                                                                        1. 20m PACER (aerobic capacity)
                                                                        2. Sit-Up (muscular endurance)
                                                                        3 Push-Up (muscular strength)
                                                                        4. Sit & Reach (flexibility)

                                                                        For more information about the District 211
                                                                        Wellness Program, contact the Physical
                                                                        Education Department Chair at 847-755-2776.

                                                                         Did you know…
                                                                         Individualized fitness goals can be set
                                                                         within the Wellness component of the
                                                                         Student Readiness Plan.

Health Services Information
Students must have a signed authorization form on file in the Nurse’s Office in order to use prescription and non-
prescription medications while in school. The forms are available at the links below:

          Prescription Medications

          Non-Prescription Medications

Leaving School Due to Illness
Students may not leave school due to illness without first securing permission from the nurse. The nurse will contact
the student’s parent, as needed, to discuss the student’s status and to determine the need to leave school.

Special Notice Regarding Senior Year Vaccinations
Meningococcal disease, best known as the cause of meningitis, carries a high mortality rate if untreated, but is
vaccine preventable. Illinois School Code requires that all students entering 12th grade provide proof of receiving
two Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines (MCV4) before the start of senior year.


          You can check your child’s vaccination status by contacting your physician or by accessing your child’s
          school immunization record in the Infinite Campus Portal available at

Contact the school nurse, Lori Papciak, at 847-755-2662 if you have questions about Fremd High School’s health

Food Services
High School District 211 lunch and breakfast programs have been recognized for excellence by the Illinois State Board
of Education, Department of Child Nutrition, and the United States Department of Education. Each year, the District
serves over one million meals to students.

                                                                     Lunch and breakfast menus are designed
                                                                     to appeal to young people’s tastes
                                                                     and monthly menus are available at
                                                                     Page/6398. Parents may prepay for
                                                                     their child’s lunches using the MySchoolBucks
                                                                     app. More information about this
                                                                     convenient option is available at

                       Free bus transportation is provided for all students who reside more than 1.5 miles from Fremd
                       High School. Bus route details and pick/drop times are provided in the final weeks of summer
                       before school begins in August. Bus transportation is available for a nominal fee for students
                       who reside less than 1.5 miles from school. Contact the District 211 Transportation Department
                       at 847-755-6796 for more details.

                       Fremd High School also provides bus transportation in the late afternoon and evening to
                       accommodate students participating in extracurricular activities and athletics. Late afternoon
                       buses are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and leave at 4:00 p.m. Evening
                       buses are available Monday – Friday and leave at 5:25 p.m. Students must have a valid bus
                       pass to board the late afternoon and evening buses.

                         Did you know…
                         Parents can track their child’s school bus using the MyStop app. Visit
                for more information.

Summer School
The District 211 Summer School program includes academic courses and summer activity/athletic camps. Each
experience is designed to help students in their journey toward high school graduation and explore areas of interest.
Summer School courses provide an opportunity for students to recover course
                                                                                         SUMMER SCHOOL
credits, replace low grades with higher grades, move ahead within a curriculum
sequence, and explore areas of career interest.
                                                                                       REGISTRATION DETAILS
                                                                                        WILL BE SENT TO YOU
Activities/Athletics                                                                       IN THE SPRING
School activity and athletic teams sponsor summer camps to help students explore
areas of interest and to enhance skills in preparation for upcoming athletic seasons
and events.
The first session of Summer School 2021 runs from June 8 - June 29. The second session runs from June 30 - July
22. Each 3-week session holds classes Monday through Thursday.
School Safety and Security
School safety is a top priority at Fremd High School. The school employs a video surveillance camera system to
enhance security and deter inappropriate activity on school grounds. Regular safety drills that practice our Lockdown
and Run, Hide, Survive procedures are conducted at each school. These drills involve students and staff members
to help all members of the school community know how to respond in the event of an emergency. Additionally, the
following safety protocols have been implemented:

School Resource Officer         In partnership with the Palatine Police Department, Fremd High School employs a
                                full-time sworn police officer to be on-site each school day. The School Resource
                                Officer (SRO) assists the school with all facets of school security.

Lockdown Push Stations          We have installed blue lockdown push-button stations in each building. These
                                devices are similar to the standard fire alarm pull station that you would find in any
                                public setting. The Lockdown push buttons allow any staff member to initiate our
                                Lockdown and Run, Hide, Survive procedures quickly and without delay.

School Visitors                 All visitors, including parents, to Fremd High School must provide a valid photo ID
                                upon entering the school. A visitor tag will be provided and must be worn for the
                                duration of the visitor’s time at school.

Parking                         Those parking at Fremd High School must display a valid parking permit. Visitor
                                parking spaces are closely monitored and reserved for short-term use by parents
                                and other visitors.

Student ID Cards                Students must have their school ID card in their possession at all times while at
                                school. The ID card must be provided to school staff members upon request.

                                Students, parents, and community members are encouraged to report safety concerns
Safety Concerns
                                using the online form available on the Fremd High School website. Reports
                                may be anonymous, if desired. The form is available at https://adc.d211.

District 211 Communications/Notifications
District 211 and Fremd High School frequently use email to share information with parents and have adopted a coded
message system to help parents identify the relative importance of various email messages. The code is displayed
directly in the email subject line. The specific codes are:

                                General information from the school or District about scheduled school events or
 Level Green
                                news that does not require immediate attention.

                                Public safety/awareness information regarding an incident in or near the school that
Level Yellow                    warrants attention but does not pose any threat to the school. For example, local
                                law enforcement might respond to a location near the school, but the incident is not
                                threatening school safety.

                                Weather/school safety alerts regarding an event that will affect school operations. All
Level Orange
                                weather-related school closures will be level orange messages.

                                Emergency communications and information about an incident that is likely to occur
  Code Red                      or has already occurred. An active threat against the school that resulted in injury,
                                or a confirmed fire that resulted in injury and school evacuation are examples of
                                incidents that would be shared under this code.

       In addition to email, the District will send text messages to mobile devices and place phone calls to communicate
       Level Orange and Code Red messages. It is important that parents maintain accurate contact information
       within the Infinite Campus portal in order to receive all types of communications from the school and District.
       You can access the portal at

All students at Fremd High School are assigned an iPad as part of District 211’s one-to-one technology program. The
iPad is an integral part of the school’s approach to teaching and learning, and students are expected to have their
fully-charged iPad in school each day.

Student iPads are optimized for learning. Access to selected device settings are controlled by school personnel in
order to minimize distractions. Additionally, the App Store is blocked to help keep students focused on learning tasks
while they use their iPad.

Students are responsible for keeping their iPad in good operating condition. Devices that are damaged or lost
must be reported to the school’s Technology Department. Students are responsible for the costs associated with
          repair or replacement. Parents are encouraged to enroll in the District 211 iPad Protection Plan. The Plan
          carries a $25 annual premium and offers discounted repair/replacement costs. Full details about the iPad
          Protection Plan are available at

Any student requiring assistance with a school-assigned iPad should visit the Technology HelpDesk located
in the Media Center, or visit the Technology Department’s webpage at

Digital Democracy
Fremd High School actively promotes positive and respectful use of technology
by students. The District 211 Digital Democracy program is devoted to this
purpose and is designed to help students develop essential skills needed to
effectively function in an increasingly digital world. The program was designed
to help students participate appropriately when using social media, to respect
others’ privacy rights, to exercise personal safety while online, and to understand
the impact their online behaviors may have on others.                                                 outside

During 9th, 10th, and 11th grades, all students are introduced to these topics
using a set of online modules. Each year, students independently complete 4-5
modules at their own pace, and each module takes approximately 20 minutes to
complete. All modules are hosted in Fremd High School’s Schoology system,
which provides parents access to the modules and their children’s progress.
Grade-specific details about the online modules are sent to parents in the early
part of the school year.

Please contact Linda Serafini, assistant principal, at 847-755-2616 if you have
questions about the Digital Democracy program.

A variety of software systems are used to maintain student information, manage instructional tasks, and support student
development. Parents and students alike have access to these systems, and parents are encouraged to
establish user accounts for each system and reference the library of tutorial videos to learn how to maximize the
use of these systems. The tutorial videos are available on the District 211 website at

          Infinite Campus
          Infinite Campus (IC) is used to manage student data such as contact information, attendance, grades, and
          assessment scores. The IC portal is located at and
requires parents to create a unique individualized user account. Account creation requires an activation key and all
parents are sent that key during the fall of their child’s 8th grade year in anticipation of entrance to high school.
Parents of transfer students will receive an activation key upon school enrollment. Parents are discouraged
from sharing their IC password with their child since the parent account includes privileges unique to the
parent’s role. Students have their own IC accounts.

           The Schoology portal is located at This platform
           helps teachers track, report, deliver, and collect instructional materials. Parents will receive an email
early in the school year with details about accessing Schoology, including an individualized username and
temporary password. Once in Schoology, parents will be able to see every course associated with their child.

          Xello, formerly called Career Cruising, is an online tool students use to develop awareness of future career
          paths and to create plans to achieve personal goals for life after high school. Students have the ability to share
          their Xello profile with their parents and this step is built into students’ use of the system. Once
sharing is activated, your child will send you a link to their profile. You do not need to establish an account to
access this shared profile. More information about Xello is available at

          Fremd High School uses the rSchoolToday system to manage registration for summer athletic and activity
          camps. Completing the registration process requires the parent to log onto the Infinite Campus portal first.
          A menu of options is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen after logging in. Select Extracurricular
Registration and the rSchoolToday portal will open. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete registration for the
desired summer camp.

           MySchoolBucks is the exclusive system for District 211 parents to make school meal prepayments, as well
           as make online payments for monetary transactions with the school such as iPad protection plans
and repair costs, student parking permits, and more. Parents can create a free MySchoolBucks account by or downloading the MySchoolBucks app to their mobile device. Please contact
the District 211 Food and Nutrition Services department at 847-755-6681 if you have questions about this
free service.

Basic Membership..................................................................................................................................................... $30
Support programs that enrich the Fremd experience and receive Booster email communications and a window decal
with the Basic Membership.

Deluxe Athletic Membership.................................................................................................................................... $65
The Deluxe Athletic Membership includes a Basic Membership plus FOUR (4) all-age athletic passes* good for
admission to all regular season home varsity football and basketball games.

Deluxe PLUS Athletic Membership.......................................................................................................................... $90
The Deluxe PLUS Athletic Membership includes a Basic Membership plus SIX (6) all-age athletic passes* good for
admission to regular season home varsity football and basketball games.

Deluxe Cultural Membership.................................................................................................................................... $65
The Deluxe Cultural Membership includes a Basic Membership plus THREE (3) cultural passes, EACH redeemable for
TWO (2) tickets to a Fremd performance (musicals and plays, dance team, and variety shows).

Deluxe PLUS Cultural Membership......................................................................................................................... $90
Includes a Basic Membership plus SIX (6) cultural passes, EACH redeemable for TWO (2) tickets to a Fremd performance
(musicals and plays, dance team, and variety shows).

Honored Viking Spirit Membership........................................................................................................................ $120
The Honored Viking Spirit Membership includes a Basic Membership; FOUR (4) all-age athletic passes* good for
admission to all regular season home varsity football and basketball games; THREE (3) cultural coupons, EACH
redeemable for TWO (2) tickets to a Fremd performance (musicals and plays, dance team, and variety shows); and a
10% off coupon for the Spirit Store. GREAT VALUE

Class of 2021 Graduation Yard Sign........................................................................................................................ $15
Show your Fremd pride with a congratulatory Class of 2021 Graduation Yard Sign to display in May 2021. Signs will
be available for pick up in April 2021.

             The Fremd Viking Booster Club is a 100% parent-run organization that organizes and supports programs benefiting all
             Fremd students. We invite you to join the Viking Volunteer Network ( and share your
             talents with us.

*All-Age Athletic Passes are good for adult/child admission; however, they are not valid for IHSA playoff games. High School District
211 students are admitted free to football and basketball games with a school ID.

Additional All-Age Athletic Passes ($15 each) are available for purchase at Open House and the first home football game. Viking
Booster Membership required to purchase additional passes.

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where is my child’s bus stop and what time does             6. Where can I find information about scholarships
   the bus pick up my child?				                                  my child might qualify for?
   Parents can use the My Stop app to track their child’s         A list of scholarships is maintained on the school
   bus. More information about the My Stop app is                 website at
   available on the District 211 website at                       Students are encouraged to check the                       site regularly for updates. Be aware that
   Centricity/Domain/4788/Instructions%20                         the Harper Promise Scholarship is only available to
   -for-Accessing-the-GPS-Mystop-Mobile-                          students who began ninth grade at a District 211,
   App.pdf.    Please call the Transportation                     District 214, or District 220 high school and applied to
   department at 847-755-6798 with any questions about            participate in the Promise program before December
   bus services.                                                  15 of their freshman year.
2. Is Summer School required?			                               7. Does the school offer opportunities for my child to
   Some incoming Freshmen and rising Sophomores are               prepare for the SAT exam?
   identified for mandatory summer school programs to             SAT preparation is embedded within the instructional
   improve academic proficiency in reading, math or both.         strategies teachers use within their classrooms. In
   Eligible students, and their parents, will be notified in      addition, a practice SAT exam for juniors is offered in
   late January. See page 11 for more information about           February and students are able to use the results of
   summer school.                                                 that practice exam to identify specific skill areas for
                                                                  improvement prior to taking the State-sponsored SAT
3. My child is interested in athletics or extracurricular
                                                                  in April. The Khan Academy includes free resources
   activities. How do I register my child for an athletic
                                                                  for students to prepare for the SAT, and once linked
   team or extracurricular activity?
                                                                  to a student’s College Board account, provides a
   Parents use Infinite Campus to register for
                                                                  customized course of study focused on the student’s
   extracurricular athletic teams, clubs, and activities.
                                                                  unique areas for growth in both mathematics and
   Completing the registration process requires the parent
                                                                  evidence-based reading and writing.
   to log onto the Infinite Campus portal. A menu of
   options is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen    8. How will I be notified if a school emergency exists?
   after logging in. Select Extracurricular Registration and      Emergency situations will be communicated to parents
   the registration portal will open. Follow the on-screen        via email, text message, and phone calls. Emergency
   prompts to complete registration for the desired team          emails will be designated using the District’s
   and/or activity.                                               communications/notifications color-coded system.
                                                                  See page 13 for more information about school
4. Are there special eligibility requirements if my
   child wants to play sports?
   All student-athletes must meet eligibly requirements        9. Whom should I call if my child is struggling with
   as set forth by the Illinois High School Association           classwork?
   (IHSA) which include maintaining passing grades                Your child’s teachers are the first line of support
   in at least 25 credit hours per week. District 211             regarding questions about class assignments.
   has additional requirements for athletic eligibility           Your child’s school counselor also can assist with
   that can be found online at https://adc.                       connecting your child to specific academic supports                        within the school.
   Students transferring to Fremd High School
   from another high school will want to consult with the
   athletic director to discuss eligibility requirements.
5. How does my child arrange to see college and
   university representatives who visit Fremd
   High School?
   Our college counselor maintains a list colleges and
   universities that will be visiting Fremd High School
   during the school year. Students can access the list
   online and sign up by completing the form
   located at

Contact information
                                              Fremd High School
                    1000 South Quentin Road v Palatine, IL 60067 v 847-755-2600


        Principal                 Assistant Principal            Assistant Principal              Assistant Principal
       Kurt Tenopir                   Eric Dolen                  Amanda Hughes                  Hamid Mehreioskouei              

   Assistant Principal               Student Services              Athletic Director               Dean of Students
      Linda Serafini                      Director                    David Dick                    Scott Newmark                  Tracy Bafia             

                                             Student Support Teams

      Intervention Team 1                         Intervention Team 2                       Intervention Team 3
     Admin            Counselor               Admin              Counselor              Admin               Counselor
 Amanda Hughes        Michael King            Hamid           Antonette Minniti     Linda Serafini          Tony Tosh     michaelking@          Mehreioskouei
  Counselor                                  Social Worker             Counselor         Counselor
Cassandra Barca       Psychologist                               Gina Logue              Jaclyn Han      Priscilla Torres       Jennifer Ping          Counselor        glogue@d211org 
                  Suzanne Adamski
   Counselor                                 sadamski@         Psychologist           Counselor            Psychologist
  Ashely Curtin     Social Worker             Caryn Bora        Jessica Monticello        Jeff Williams         Kim Filian                          jmonticello@
   Counselor                                  Jeff Lathrop
   John Baima                   
                                           Erin Malinowski

                                                Department Chairs

   Applied Technology                       Art                  Business Education                      English
       Paul Hardy                        Paul Radek                  Chad Jonas                     Lindsey Komperda                   

   English as a Second                  Guidance                        Math                            Media
        Language                     Antonette Minniti               David Yates                    Keith Sorensen
     Arron McCurley                 
                                      Science                       Social Studies                 Special Education
           Music                    Karl Craddock                 Heather Schroeder                 Jessica Medinah
       John Teichert            
                                          Wellness                 World Language
       Technology                     Andrew Kittrell               Hali Yoshimura
     Keith Sorensen        
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