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Freshman Orientation Days


Our Freshman Orientation Days will take place August 17th through August 21st.  Each student and their parents will receive an email outlining their individual schedule and arrival/departure information on Wednesday, August 12th.

Students do not need to bring anything with them and we will be dismissing at lunchtime therefore food will not be served.

The table below outlines the schedule on a daily basis and you can access a map indicating drop off locations here.

Monday

August 17, 2020

Tuesday

August 18, 2020

Wednesday

August 19, 2020

Thursday

August 20, 2020

Friday

August 21, 2020

All-Freshman Freshman A Freshman B Freshman A Freshman B
1:00 – 2:30

Virtual Freshmen Orientation

Run by Hawk Pride

Students will receive a Google Meet invite in their school email.

Drop Off

7:30 – 8:20
Freshmen Arrive on Campus

Assigned to North or South Lot and Entry Door

Drop Off

7:30 – 8:20
Freshmen Arrive on Campus

Assigned to North or South Lot and Entry Door

Drop Off

7:30 – 8:20
Freshmen Arrive on Campus

Assigned Entry Door

Drop Off

7:30 – 8:20

Freshmen Arrive on Campus

Assigned Entry Door

  8:20 – 9:50

In-Person Freshmen Orientation

Run by Hawk Pride

8:20 – 9:50

In-Person Freshmen Orientation

Run by Hawk Pride

8:20 – 9:50

In-Person SST

Run by Student Services

8:20 – 9:50

In-Person SST

Run by Student Services

  Students walk odd period schedule

3rd Pd 10:10 – 10:30

1st Pd 10:40 – 11:00

7th Pd 11:10 – 11:30

5th Pd 11:40 – 12:00

Students walk odd period schedule

3rd Pd 10:10 – 10:30

1st Pd 10:40 – 11:00

7th Pd 11:10 – 11:30

5th Pd 11:40 – 12:00

Students walk even period schedule

4th Pd 10:10 – 10:30

2nd Pd 10:40 – 11:00

8th Pd 11:10 – 11:30

6th Pd 11:40 – 12:00

Material Pick-Up
12:00 – 12:20
SST Locations

Students walk even period schedule

4th Pd 10:10 – 10:30

2nd Pd 10:40 – 11:00

8th Pd 11:10 – 11:30

6th Pd 11:40 – 12:00

Material Pick-Up
12:00 – 12:20
SST Locations

  12:00 Pick-Up

North Lot or South Lot

12:00 Pick-Up

North Lot or South Lot

12:20 Pick-Up

North Lot or South Lot

12:20 Pick-Up

North Lot or South Lot

 

Self-Certification and Safety

In order to attend orientation, parents/guardians must complete the self-certification form on their student’s behalf each day they will be in attendance to ensure that they meet the health requirements to enter the building.  Prior to beginning orientation, a staff member will verify that we’ve received your form submission.  If we have not, a staff member will record your responses and take your temperature.

Masks must be worn by all students at all times while on campus.  Your mask must securely cover your nose and mouth and should not be removed at any time during orientation.  Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple locations throughout the building.  We strongly encourage you to sanitize your hands whenever possible.

In order to ensure social distancing and proper management of safety protocols, we can only allow students to attend orientation on the dates for which they are assigned.  More detailed safety information can be found here.

RSVP – Freshman Orientation Form

Please complete this form  whether or not you are planning to attend by August 16th, 2020.  Students who respond that they will not attend orientation will receive a follow-up message next week indicating how to access virtual orientation sessions.

Instructional Material Distribution

Freshman will receive their instructional materials on their last day of orientation.  Students who are unable to attend in person will have the opportunity for curbside pick-up on August 31st.  More details to follow.

Exact Class Times for Classes August 25th – August 28th

Remote Learning will begin the afternoon of August 25th.

Tuesday – 25th

Classes begin!!

Wednesday – 26th Thursday – 27th Friday – 28th
All Students

1:00-1:30 p.m. Block 3

1:40-2:10 p.m. Block 1

2:20-2:50 p.m. Block 7

3:00-3:30 p.m. Block 5

All Students

1:00-1:30 p.m. Block 4

1:40-2:10 p.m. Block 2

2:20-2:50 p.m. Block 8

3:00-3:30 p.m. Block 6

All Students

1:00-1:30 p.m. Block 3

1:40-2:10 p.m. Block 1

2:20-2:50 p.m. Block 7

3:00-3:30 p.m. Block 5

All Students

1:00-1:30 p.m. Block 4

1:40-2:10 p.m. Block 2

2:20-2:50 p.m. Block 8

3:00-3:30 p.m. Block 6

 

If after reviewing your letter you have any questions, please contact Jillian Hartney at 847-692-8217.

Integrated Career Services


The start of high school will be here before you know it and we cannot wait to meet you!  We are excited to invite you to our first virtual program for incoming freshmen:  A Snapshot of Integrated Career Services.  Click here for more details.

Maine South Virtual Freshman Parent Meeting, Monday, June 22nd


Welcome to Maine South! As we continue to plan for having your students with us in August and given the times we are in, the school administration wanted to introduce ourselves to you and briefly talk about what we are planning for July and then August (we are working on some great virtual sessions for you and your students).  This is mostly geared towards first-time high school parents but all are welcome.

 

We are going to try and host the meeting on Zoom.  Please register one email address per household here.  We can have up to 300 families register and if we go over that amount, we’ll switch over to our YouTube channel.  A link will be emailed out on Monday morning.

 

I know you have questions about the beginning of school.  We are in the midst of planning and waiting for major guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Department of Public Health.  We are supposed to receive that information prior to July and our hope is to have our plan formalized soon after that and then published.  At Monday’s meeting, we won’t know answers to lots of questions so this is intended to put a face with the name and give some background to the next eight weeks before school begins.

HEALTH INFORMATION


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.  Physical exams must be completed on the Certificate of Child Health Examination Form.

 

Please remember to complete and sign the health history portion, which will be verified by your healthcare provider.  The required immunizations are as follows:

(3) DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
(1) Tdap (Physician identified as such, regardless of the interval since last DTap, DT or TD.)
(3) Polio
(2) Measles
(2) Rubella
(2) Mumps
(3) Hepatitis B
(2) Varicella
(2) Meningitis (MCV4)

For Freshman:  Requires one dose on or after 11th birthday.

 

New! State of IL Proof of School Dental Exam:  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 18 months prior to the May 15th deadline.  Requirement began with the freshman class of 2023.  Dental Exam Waiver Form can also be downloaded.

 

Religious Exemption:  Requires the filing of a signed statement detailing objections to physical exam, health screenings, and/or immunizations on religious grounds. This statement must be signed by the health care provider responsible for performing the child’s health exam. The signature indicates that they have provided the parents with information about the benefits of immunization and health risks of communicable disease.

Certificate of Religious Exemption Form

 

Noncompliance of a current physical and immunizations will delay high school entrance.  There will be no exceptions.  The completed form MUST be returned to the Health Office or dropped in the main office before JULY 1stWe encourage you to make an appointment immediately.

 

District 207 discourages taking any medications at school.  However, if a student must take medication, including over-the-counter products such as Tylenol, an Authorization and Permission of Medication Form must be completed and on file in the Health Office.

 

If you have any questions regarding the physical examination and immunization requirements, please call the Health office at 847-692-8199 or email me at [email protected]

 Maine South Activities, Athletics, and Fine Arts Fair


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 Maine South Activities, Athletics, and Fine Arts Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 11th.

This evening is designed to showcase all that Maine South has to offer outside of the classroom.  Students and parents will get an opportunity to explore all of the activities, arts, athletics, clubs, and organizations at South and meet with coaches, sponsors, and students.  

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Parents/Guardians will begin the evening in the Maine South auditorium where our principal, Dr. Ben Collins, will share with you some insight on having a freshman at Maine South.  Class of 2024 students will report to the Spectator Gym where they will meet their Hawk Pride mentors who will introduce them to all the amazing opportunities Maine South has to offer.

After the auditorium presentation, parents/guardians will meet up with their students at the activities/athletics/arts fair in the field house.  Together, you will have an opportunity to explore our extracurricular experiences.  

This event is another opportunity for you to bring a copy of your student’s birth certificate (some of you may have already completed this). You can bring a copy of the birth certificate, or bring in the original and we will make a copy for you. We will have copiers and drop off boxes available in the Back Gym.

Don’t worry about making dinner on the 11th because you are invited to join in on a Maine South traditional fundraiser – PIZZA MADNESS!!  For only $5 a person you can try up to 10 different pizzas from local pizzerias. This event takes place in the student cafe from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Below is a map of Maine South to help you find your way.

 

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Freshman Registration Kick-Off Presentation Materials


Thank you for joining us at the Incoming Freshman Registration Kick-Off Night on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  If you were unable to join us below are links to the materials that were distributed that evening.  If you have any questions, feel free to give our offices a call.

 

Course Selection Guide

 

Placement Guidelines

Incoming Freshman Registration Kick-Off Night


We are excited to invite you to our Incoming Freshman Registration Kick-Off Night on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  At this event, you and your student will receive details about the registration process, the course placement process, and information on the wide variety of elective course offerings for freshmen.  Our elective teachers will be available in their classrooms so you can explore courses that your students may wish to take.  Additionally, all of our Department Chairs will be present to talk about course options and answer placement questions.  Lastly, there will be sessions on Summer School and a session for Special Education students.

 

In order 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, World Languages

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, World Languages

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 looking forward to meeting the members of the Class of 2024!

 

Go Hawks!

Freshman Orientation Events


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