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

 
SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL - 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL
    2020 -2021 Parent Guide B o o k
                 A Resource for Parents
SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL - 2020-2021 Parent Guide Book A Resource for Parents - Township High School District 211
A message from Brian Harlan
Principal of SCHAUMBURG High School
Welcome to Schaumburg High School! This Parent Guide Book is a useful tool for
parents of Schaumburg High School students. It summarizes essential information that
will help your students experience success during their four years at Schaumburg High
School. You will find that taking a few minutes to look through the Parent Guide Book
will answer questions you may have about Schaumburg High School and Township
High School District 211.

The staff at Schaumburg High School is excited to be partnering with you and your
students this school year. We have a passionate staff dedicated to providing support
for students both in and out of the classroom. Schaumburg High School offers amazing
academic and extracurricular opportunities for our students. These offerings, coupled
with high expectations we have for our students, creates a positive environment for all
SHS students. We believe that each student can experience success and acquire skills that prepare them for their futures.

Thank you for your commitment to your child’s education and to our community. Your role in your child’s education is
imperative to their success, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you in the years to come to make sure
that Schaumburg High School provides our students what they need to be successful. I also look forward to seeing and
meeting you at events throughout this school year. Go Saxons!

Sincerely,

Brian Harlan
Principal

                                                        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
          College Advising for Seniors   August 27, 2020
                  Parent Open House      September 3, 2020
                   Financial Aid Night   September 9, 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
               College Planning Night    February 17, 2021
                    D211 Career Expo     February 23, 2021
                         Spring Break    March 22 – March 26, 2021
          Illinois Science Assessment    March 11, 2021
                   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 20, 2021
        Second Semester Final Exams      May 26 – May 28, 2021
                   Last Day of School    May 28, 2021

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Student Services
    The Student Services Department supports every Schaumburg 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
    wellbeing.                                                                             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.

    Registrar
    The Registrar’s Office maintains all permanent school records and manages the collection of students’ grades at the
    conclusion of each semester. Permanent records are maintained for sixty years after a student graduates, transfers,
    or permanently withdraws from school.
                Schaumburg 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://
                adc.d211.org/Page/4778.
    Graduates can request transcripts by logging onto their Parchment account. If needed, contact the Registrar’s office
    at 847-755-4628.

    Student Support Teams
    Schaumburg 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 student
    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 847-755-4630.

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Student Readiness Plan
The District 211 Student Readiness Plan helps students prepare for high school graduation
and their lives as independent young adults. All Schaumburg 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 student 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 https://adc.d211.org/domain/73.
The Student Readiness Plan includes a
calendar that students can customize to display
personally meaningful dates and events.

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Xello
                                                             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
                                                                         http://www.d211careercluster.org/.
                  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       Schaumburg High School’s goal is for all students to graduate
                  is dynamic and will likely see multiple    high school with the equivalent of at least 15 college credits.
                  revisions from the start of 9th grade      This goal is called “The Power of 15” because students
                  through graduation day. The student’s      who earn 15 or more early college credits are more likely to
                  school counselor facilitates the plan,     experience success after high school. Students can earn
                  develops the process, and assists          early college 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.

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STUDENT WORKLOAD CONSIDERATIONS
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
                              interests

                                                              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 Schaumburg High School’s academic supports, including before school, during
school, and after school tutoring, is available at https://adc.d211.org/domain/314.

Social-emotional Supports
Schaumburg 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.
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Activities                                                                      Schaumburg High
                                                                                School values student
Art Club                    HOSA (Health 		 Principal Advisory Board
                                                                                involvement and
Auto Club                     Occupations Students    Saxons LEAD               participation in extra-
Band                          of America)             Scholastic Bowl           curricular activities
Book Club                   Improv Show               Senior Class Club         including athletics,
                                                                                clubs, and the fine arts.
Business Professionals of   International Club        SHS Super Fans            These activities provide
    America                 Internet Club             Slam Poetry               students opportunities
Chess Team                  Intramurals               Social Studies Club       for enrichment while
                                                                                also helping them to connect to their
Choir                       Junior Class Club         Sophomore Class Club
                                                                                school community. All students are
Competitive Dance 		 Literary Magazine                Speech Team               encouraged to join at least one of
    (Winter)                Math Team                 Sports Medicine Club      these groups during freshman year.
Computer Club               Medical Careers Club      Student Athlete
                                                                                Schaumburg High School offers over
Dance Club                  Modern Music Masters          Leadership Training   75 unique student clubs and activities.
Debate Team                 Musical                   Student Congress          A full list of these organizations is
Diversity Club              Muslim Student 		 Student Council                   available on the school
                                                                                website at
Drama Club                    Association             Students Helping Others   http://www.schaumburg.
Engineering Club            National Art Honor Society Theater Technicians      portal.rschooltoday.com.
Fall Play                   National Honor Society    Theater Guides
                                                                                Athletic teams are
Film Making Club            Newspaper                 Uprising                  organized according to the fall, winter,
Fishing Club                Open Mic Acoustic Club    Variety Show              and spring sports seasons.
Flags                       Operation Snowball        Winter Play
                                                                                Athletic and activity camps are part of
Foreign Exchange            Orchestra                 World Language Club       the Schaumburg High School summer
Freshman Class Club         Outdoor Adventure Club    WYSE (Academic 		         school program. Specific summer
Gaming Club                 Partners Club                 Challenge)            camp details, including instructions
                                                                                for accessing the rSchoolToday online
Gender Alliance             Photography Club          Yearbook
                                                                                registration platform, will be sent
Girls Who Code              Poetry Club                                         to you in the spring as part of the
Girl Up                     Pom Pons (Fall)                                     summer school information packet.
                                                                                Students must have a valid physical
                                                                                on file with the Nurse’s Office to
Activity Director: Michele Napier, 847-755-4616                                 participate in these camps.

Athletics
Fall                        Winter                     Spring
Cheerleading - fall         Bowling                    Baseball
Boys Cross Country          Boys Basketball            Badminton
Girls Cross Country         Girls Basketball           Boys Gymnastics
Football                    Cheerleading - winter      Boys Lacrosse
Boys Golf                   Girls Gymnastics           Girls Lacrosse
Girls Golf                  Boys Swimming & Diving     Girls 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: Marty Manning, 847-755-4770

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Information For Seniors
Senior year is an exciting and important time in the life      Finalizing College Choices
of every high school student. Throughout the school            No later than September, seniors pursuing post-high
year, members of the Class of 2021 and their parents           school education programs should be prepared to narrow
will receive information detailing key dates and events        the list of colleges and universities to which they will send
specific to preparation for the student’s life after high      applications. Using information gathered during junior year
school. General information to guide families as they          guidance program activities in Xello and the D211 Student
navigate 12th grade expectations and requirements is           Readiness Plan, students should be well-informed about
intended to build awareness about high-interest topics.        specific schools that align with their post-high school
Seniors electing to graduate early should consult with         plans and financial status. Students are reminded to
their school counselor for information specific to early       take advantage of allowable college visit absences to see
graduation.                                                    college and university campuses first-hand.

Graduation Information                                         College Applications
                                                               November 1 is the most widely recognized deadline
Senior Portraits and Yearbooks
                                                               for college applications. Students will need to verify
District 211 contracts with Visual Image Photography
                                                               application due dates with the specific schools of interest
(VIP) to take students’ annual school photos. In order
                                                               to make sure a key date is not missed. Students also
to appear in the Schaumburg High School yearbook, all
                                                               need to make note of application fees some colleges and
seniors must have their photo taken by VIP. Photographs
                                                               universities charge. It is recommended that students
from other sources will not be accepted for use in the
                                                               review their applications and related essays with their
yearbook. Schedule information and retake dates will
                                                               school counselor prior to submitting them.
           be sent directly to students and parents
           by VIP. Parents can also access the VIP             Letters of Recommendation
           website at https://www.vipis.com/ for more          Many college applications require the student to
           information.                                        include one or more recommendation letters. Typically,
                                                               recommendations come from teachers who have had a
Cap and Gown
                                                               positive impact on the student’s high school experience.
Seniors will be measured for cap and gown on
                                                               Students should personally request recommendation
Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Caps and gowns will be
                                                               letters from their teachers (or others) and provide the
distributed to students on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
                                                               person with at least two weeks notice about deadlines.
Graduation Ceremony
                                                               Scholarships
Schaumburg High School will host graduation for the Class
                                                                           Schaumburg High School maintains a list
of 2021 on Monday, May 24, 2021 at the Sears Center.
                                                                           of scholarships at https://adc.d211.org/
There will be a mandatory rehearsal at Schaumburg High
                                                                           Page/7575. Students are encouraged to
School prior to the graduation ceremony – details will be
                                                                           explore this list to find scholarships they may
shared at a later time. The senior brunch will be held
                                                               qualify for. Individual colleges and universities typically
on Friday, May 21, 2021. Students will receive details
                                                               have many scholarships available as well. Students
about these important dates, from our senior class
                                                               should explore the college and university websites to
sponsors, Lisa Becker and Danielle Casamassimo. Mrs.
                                                               find details about those scholarships. Most scholarships
Becker can be reached at lbecker@d211.org and Mrs.
                                                               have strict application deadlines.
Casamassimo can be reached at dcasamassimo@
d211.org.                                                      Applying for Financial Aid
                                                               Effective with the Class of 2021, students are required to
College-bound Student Information                              complete the FAFSA to qualify for a high school diploma.
Transcripts                                                    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Students should request a copy of their 6th semester           becomes available on October 1. Students and parents
transcript to verify readiness for high school graduation                  will need to complete the FAFSA online at
and to use as a reference when completing college                          https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/
applications. All seniors will meet with their school                      fafsa to determine the student’s eligibility for
counselor early in the school year to review the transcript,               Federal Student Aid based upon the parents’
senior year course schedule, and verify post-high school       prior year’s Federal tax return. Schaumburg High School
plans.                                                         will host a FAFSA workshop in the fall. Look for details
                                                               about this event once the school year begins.

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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.
      https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/about.
*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                     https://apstudent.collegeboard.org.
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.

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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 847-755-4776.

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

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Health Services Information
Medications
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
          https://adc.d211.org/cms/lib/IL49000007/Centricity/Domain/159/Prescription%20Medication.pdf

          Non-Prescription Medications
          https://adc.d211.org/cms/lib/IL49000007/Centricity/Domain/159/OTC%20Medication%20Form.pdf

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.

               HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 211 HAS A FIRST DAY EXCLUSION POLICY.
     SENIORS WHOSE VACCINATIONS ARE NOT COMPLIANT WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL.

          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
          https://campus.d211.org/campus/portal/township.jsp.

Contact the school nurse, Melanie Hopkins, at 847-755-4662 if you have questions about Schaumburg High School’s
health services.

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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
                                                                     https://il49000007.schoolwires.net/
                                                                     Page/6398. Parents may prepay for
                                                                     their child’s lunches using the MySchoolBucks
                                                                     app. More information about this
                                                                     convenient option is available at
                                                                     https://adc.d211.org/Page/6670.

                       Transportation
                       Free bus transportation is provided for all students who reside more than 1.5 miles from
                       Schaumburg 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.

                       Schaumburg 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
                         https://il49000007.schoolwires.net/Page/7551 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.
Academics
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.
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School Safety and Security
School safety is a top priority at Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg Police Department, Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg High School website.
                                Reports may be anonymous, if desired. The form is available at https://
                                adc.d211.info/forms/schaumburg-high-school-safety-concern/.

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District 211 Communications/Notifications
District 211 and Schaumburg 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 https://campus.d211.org/campus/portal/township.jsp.

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ONE-TO-ONE PROGRAM
All students at Schaumburg 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 https://adc.d211.org/Page/4924.

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 https://adc.d211.org/domain/309.

Digital Democracy
Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg 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 Mary Kate Smith, assistant principal, at 847-755-4614 if you have
questions about the Digital Democracy program.

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SOFTWARE SYSTEMS & USER ACCOUNTS
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 adc.d211.org/page/7133.

          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 https://campus.d211.org/campus/portal/township.jsp 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.

          Schoology
           The Schoology portal is located at https://d211.schoology.com/login?&school=13690631. 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
          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 https://xello.world/en/.

          rSchoolToday
          Schaumburg 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
           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
www.myschoolbucks.com 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.

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Schaumburg V.I.P.s (Very Interested Parents)
V.I.P.s., the Schaumburg High School parent booster club, supports the curricular and extra-curricular activities
bringing home and school into a closer relationship. All parents are encouraged to join the V.I.P.s. and membership
fees can be paid as part of the school registration process.

Basic Membership..................................................................................................................................................... $30
The Basic Membership includes Booster email communications and a coupon for 10% off one item at the Saxon Store.

Basic Membership PLUS.......................................................................................................................................... $45
The Basic Membership PLUS includes Basic Membership benefits, plus TWO (2) all-age athletic passes* good for
admission to home varsity football and basketball games, and a car magnet.

Deluxe Membership.................................................................................................................................................. $65
The Deluxe Membership includes Basic Membership benefits, plus FOUR (4) all-age athletic passes* good for
admission to home varsity football and basketball games, and a car magnet. BEST VALUE

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

Senior Yard Sign........................................................................................................................................................ $15
Show your Class of 2021 pride for your Schaumburg High School senior with a Senior Yard Sign. Signs are double-
sided, waterproof, and come with a metal stake. Pick up dates for signs will be determined later.

“Ultimate Saxon Fan” Package................................................................................................................................ $55
The “Ultimate Saxon Fan” Package includes a hoodie, a t-shirt, phone ring holder, pen, pencil, and lanyard. VIP
Boosters will contact purchaser regarding pick up of items.

Legacy Brick Paver................................................................................................................................................... $50
Purchase a 4” x 8” red Legacy Brick Paver installed in front of Schaumburg High School. Paver includes 1 logo, plus
2 lines of text OR no logo and 3 lines of text.

What does VIP (Very Interested Parents) Booster Club do and what is its purpose?
•      To help bring the SHS community together and foster a closer relationship between home and school
•      To raise funds and provide funding for academic and extra-curricular programs, including scholarships

*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.

                Contact Jhina Tabulina at SchaumburgVIP@gmail.com for more details about V.I.P. membership or
                visit the V.I.P. website at https://il49000007.schoolwires.net/Page/4779.

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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where is my child’s bus stop and what time does             6. How does my child arrange to see college and
   the bus pick up my child?				                                  university representatives who visit Schaumburg
   Parents can use the My Stop app to track their                 High School?
   child’s bus. More information about the My Stop                Our college counselor maintains a list colleges and
   app is available on the District 211                           universities that will be visiting Schaumburg High
   website at https://adc.d211.org/cms/lib/                       School during the school year. Students can access
   IL49000007/Centricity/Domain/4788/                             the list online and sign up by completing
   Instructions%20-for-Accessing-the-                             the form located at https://sites.google.
   GPS-Mystop-Mobile-App.pdf. Please call
                                                                  com/d211.org/shsstudentservices/
   the Transportation department at 847-755-6798 with
                                                                  college-career-resources/college-visits-
   any questions about bus services.
                                                                  and-fairs?authuser=00.
2. Is Summer School required?
                                                               7. Where can I find information about scholarships
   Some incoming Freshmen and rising Sophomores are
                                                                  my child might qualify for?
   identified for mandatory summer school programs to
                                                                  A list of scholarships is maintained on the school
   improve academic proficiency in reading, math or both.
                                                                  website at https://docs.google.com
   Eligible students, and their parents, will be notified in
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   late January. See page 11 for more information about
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   summer school.
                                                                  iew#gid=0. Students are encouraged to
3. My child is interested in athletics. How does my               check the site regularly for updates. Be aware that
   child sign up, and when do sports begin practicing?            the Harper Promise Scholarship is only available
   Athletic teams are organized by season – fall, winter,         to students who began ninth grade at a District
   and spring. Parents register their child for teams using       211, District 214, or District 220 high school and
   the Infinite Campus portal. See page 6 for details             applied to participate in the Promise program before
   about the registration process. This can be done               December 15 of their freshman year.
   anytime after July 1.
                                                               8. Does the school offer opportunities for my child to
4. How do I register my child for an athletic team or             prepare for the SAT exam?
   extracurricular activity?				                                  SAT preparation is embedded within the instructional
   Parents use Infinite Campus to register for                    strategies teachers use within their classrooms. In
   extracurricular athletic teams, clubs, and activities.         addition, a practice SAT exam for juniors is offered in
   Completing the registration process requires the parent        February and students are able to use the results of
   to log onto the Infinite Campus portal. A menu of              that practice exam to identify specific skill areas for
   options is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen       improvement prior to taking the State-sponsored SAT
   after logging in. Select Extracurricular Registration and      in April. The Khan Academy includes free resources
   the registration portal will open. Follow the on-screen        for students to prepare for the SAT, and once linked
   prompts to complete registration for the desired team          to a student’s College Board account, provides a
   and/or activity.                                               customized course of study focused on the student’s
5. Are there special eligibility requirements if my               unique areas for growth in both mathematics and
   child wants to play sports?			                                 evidence-based reading and writing.
   All student-athletes must meet eligible requirements as     9. How will I be notified if a school emergency exists?
   set forth by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA)       Emergency situations will be communicated to parents
   which include maintaining passing grades in at least           via email, text message, and phone calls. Emergency
   25 credit hours per week. District 211 has additional          emails will be designated using the District’s
   requirements for athletic eligibility that can be found        communications/notifications color-coded system.
   online at https://adc.d211.org/cms/lib/IL49000007/             See page 9 for more information about school
   Centricity/Domain/2473/Eligibility-                            communications.
   IHSA-D211.pdf. Students transferring to
                                                               10. Whom should I call if my child is struggling with
   Schaumburg High School from another
                                                                   classwork?
   high school will want to consult with the
                                                                   Your child’s teachers are the first line of support
   Athletic Director to discuss eligibility requirements.
                                                                   regarding questions about class assignments.
                                                                   Your child’s school counselor also can assist with
                                                                   connecting your child to specific academic supports
                                                                   within the school.

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Contact information
                                          Schaumburg High School
                1100 West Schaumburg Road v Schaumburg, IL 60194 v 847-755-4600

                                                     Administration

        Principal                 Assistant Principal             Assistant Principal            Assistant Principal
       Brian Harlan                 Russell Cumings                Mary Kate Smith                 Michele Napier
     bharlan@d211.org             rcumings@d211.org                msmith@d211.org                mnapier@d211.org

   Assistant Principal             Student Services                Athletic Director                 Dean of Students
     Kirk Macnider                     Director                     Martin Manning                    Andrew Lazzara
   kmacnider@d211.org               Yassila Delgado               mmanning@d211.org                  alazzara@d211.org
                                  ydelgado@d211.org

                                               Student Support Teams

     Problem Solving Team 1                     Problem Solving Team 2                  Problem Solving Team 3
    Admin               Counselor                 Admin          Counselor             Admin                 Counselor
Mary Kate Smith      Julie Vasireddy          Kirk Macnider     Brent Swolsky       Michele Napier          Erika Werlein
msmith@d211.org        jvasireddy@             kmacnider@        bswolsky@         mnapier@d211.org       ewerlein@d211.org
 847-755-4614            d211.org                d211.org          d211.org         847-755-4616            847-755-4647
                      847-755-4641            847-755-4618      847-755-4646
    Counselor                                                                          Counselor           Psychologist
   Liliana Pirtle     Psychologist             Counselor         Social Worker        Joe Kowalski          Mark Stilling
 lpirtle@d211.org      Nate Elzinga            Lisa Becker        Kristal Smith    jkowalski@d211.org     mstilling@d211.org
  847-755-4648      nelzinga@d211.org       lbecker@d211.org    ksmith@d211org        847-755-4644         847-755-4637
                      847-755-4639            847-755-4645       847-755-4634
   Counselor                                                                          Counselor
   Eric Melton       Social Worker            Counselor          Psychologist        Nick Kostalek
emelton@d211.org      Ginger Haas               Danielle          Pam Enright         nkostalek@
  847-755-4651      ghaas@d211.org           Casamassimo       penright@d211.org       d211.org
                     847-755-4636           dcasamassimo@        847-755-4638        847-755-4649
                                               d211.org
                                             847-755-4642

                                              Counselor
                                              Paul Duffy
                                            pduffy@d211.org
                                             847-755-4643

                                                  Department Chairs

   Applied Technology                          Art                Business Education                     English
       Craig Johnson                     Jessica Aulisio              Anna Griffin                     Donald Davis
    cjohnson@d211.org                  jaulisio@d211.org           agriffin@d211.org                 dgdavis@d211.org

   English as a Second                Guidance                           Math                             Media
        Language                     Eric Melton                     Matt Gruszka                      Scott Weidig
       Leanne Fanelli              emelton@d211.org                mgruszka@d211.org                 sweidig@d211.org
     lfanelli@d211.org
                                       Science                      Social Studies                Special Education
           Music                    Jason Campbell                   Aaron Phillips                  Daniel Lanser
       Vinnie Inendino            jcampbell@d211.org               aphillips@d211.org              dlanser@d211.org
    vinendino@d211.org
                                       Wellness                     World Language
       Technology                     Ryan Senica                  Katherine Haskins
       Scott Weidig                rsenica@d211.org                khaskins@d211.org
     sweidig@d211.org
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