Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.
Important dates: August 6 – 13, 2019
|Instructional Material Pick-up (Information)||Tuesday, August 6|
|First Day of School – FRESHMEN ONLY||Monday, August 12|
|First Day of School – ALL STUDENTS||Tuesday, August 13|
|Parking Lottery Applications due (Seniors ONLY)||Tuesday, August 13|
First Hawk Boot Camp
Join us at our New Parent Boot Camp. Even if you have had students attend Maine South before, all are welcome! The school administration will take parents through the basics from student life, to discipline procedures, technology procedures, grading policies, and how parents can engage with the school. There will be a fee of $5 to cover cost of the program and food payable to the Bookstore. Register and choose your session here.
Student Physical Exam Forms & Immunization Records
In order to comply with Illinois School Code, Section 27-8, it is mandatory that all freshman students, students new to high school and transfer students, who were not previously examined for ninth grade, have a PHYSICAL EXAMINATION along with verification of the minimum immunizations on file before starting school. Please read Class of 2023 Physical and Immunizations Requirement Letter.
Physical exams must be completed on the Certificate of Child Health Examination Form.
By May 15th of their freshman year, students in grade 9 are required to have a dental exam on file. School Dental examinations must have been completed within the 18 months prior to the May 15th deadline. This requirement is new and begins with the freshman class of 2023. Dental exams must be completed on the Proof of School Dental Examination Form.
Meningitis Vaccine Meningitis Vaccine Requirement for the Class of 2020 (Seniors) – All seniors must provide documentation of having received the meningitis vaccine prior to the first day of school, August 13, 2019.
Please contact your health care provider to make arrangements to be vaccinated. Please provide documentation to the Health Office. Students will be excluded from school if these requirements are not met. Please contact your physician to obtain the appropriate documentation.
Maine Township HSD 207 is not liable for accidents which occur at school. It is important to understand the school/district is not responsible for medical payments for your child. If your child is injured during ANY SCHOOL OR ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES, all medical charges are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. For the 2019-20 school year, the school district has a student/athletic accident insurance plan available for parents/guardians to purchase. Information can be found here.
All Maine 207 students are required to have a Chromebook that has been registered with District 207. For detailed information, please see the Chromebook Parent Guide.
Maine Township High School District 207, in conjunction with Quest Food Management Services, offers a daily hot breakfast and lunch in our schools. Quest is committed to offering healthy, tasty meals for students. A variety of foods are cooked fresh from scratch in our kitchens each day. Additional information may be found here.
Students may ride to and from any Maine Township High School District 207 school utilizing service and routes provided by Pace Suburban Bus Service. Ventra cards can be purchased and charged in each school’s Book Store. Maine 207 PACE Transit Guide.
Uniform Grievance Procedure
Students or their parent(s)/guardian(s), employees, or community members should notify the District’s designated Compliant Managers, if they believe that the Board of Education, its employees, or agents have violated their rights guaranteed by the state or federal Constitution, state or federal statute, or Board policy: Uniform Grievance Form.
Additional Helpful Links
Activities Night Presentation
Thank you for joining us at the Class of 2023 Activities Night, March 14, 2019. If you were unable to join us here is the presentation which we took parents through – MaineSouthFreshmanActivitiesNight
Health Requirements for Incoming Freshmen
Please see the letters linked below for important health requirements for your soon to be 9th grade student.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email our nurse, Brenda Keeley, 847-692-8633.
Dear Parents of the Class of 2023,
Here is important information for registering your incoming freshman son or daughter for courses for the 2019-20 school year at Maine South High School:
Starting Monday, January 14th at 8:00 am, you may access the scheduling system to a book a 10-minute appointment with your assigned counselor. Please go to https://mainesouth.
This meeting will allow you to meet your counselor to establish a relationship for the next 4 and a half years and to review the course placements and make elective course decisions for 2019-20. Counselor meetings can be scheduled during the upcoming dates and times listed for your student’s counselor in the scheduling system. Please note that this scheduling system will close on January 22 at 12:00 pm. We suggest to print and bring your Course Selection Form as a guide for your conversation for these 10-minute meetings.
We encourage you to have electives in mind prior to meeting with your Maine South counselor. Descriptions of all courses are available in the Course Catalog at http://isweb.maine207.org/
The scores from the fall MAP test administration play a fundamental role in determining class placement. A a guide the score breakdowns for core course placements and social science and foreign language recommendations can be found here https://drive.google.com/file/
For students receiving Special Education services through an IEP you will be reviewing and discussing these course selections with your counselor at the upcoming transition to high school IEP meeting, so you do not need to schedule a separate counselor meeting as described above.
Our counselors are looking forward to meeting with you and your incoming freshman student and beginning a positive and productive long term relationship.
Assistant Principal for Student Services
Freshman Orientation Process 2018-2019
Our Incoming Freshman Registration Kick-Off Night is on Tuesday, November 27. At this Kick-Off night you and your student will receive information about the registration process, scheduling a meeting with your student’s counselor that will occur after Winter Break, the course placement process, and information on the wide variety of elective course offerings for freshmen. Our elective teachers will be available in their elective classrooms so you can see, and talk about, what elective classes you wish to take. In addition, all of our Department Chairs will be here that evening to talk about course options and answer placement questions. Also, there will be sessions on Summer School, our new Hybrid Block Schedule, and a session for Special Education students.
So we have room to accommodate all of our incoming freshmen please follow the itinerary based on your current school:
GROUP 1 – Students from Emerson, St. Paul of the Cross, and Pennoyer
6:00 – 6:20 pm – General Sessions for All: Welcome and Overview in the Auditorium
6:20 – 6:45 pm – Electives Presentations: CTE, Fine Arts, Foreign Language
6:45 – 8:00 pm – Electives Open House and Special Sessions
GROUP 2 – Students from Lincoln, Mary Seat of Wisdom, and other schools
7:15 – 7:35 pm – General Sessions for All: Welcome and Overview in the Auditorium
7:35 – 8:00 pm – Electives Presentations: CTE, Fine Arts, Foreign Language
8:00 – 9:15 pm – Electives Open House and Special Sessions
Please arrive at the Maine South Auditorium a few minutes before your scheduled start time. We are all looking forward to meeting the members of the Class of 2023!
Any questions should be directed via email to Kevin Scotellaro or by phone at 847-692-8215.