Incoming 9th Grade Kick-Off Event
Tuesday December 5th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*See below for Assigned Group Times*
November 20, 2023
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Maine South Class of 2028,
We are excited to invite you to our Incoming Freshman Kick-Off Night on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023. At this event, you and your student will have the opportunity to engage in the following:
- Learn about the course selection/placement process and counselor meetings
- Visit and explore our World Language/Multilingual, Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Fine Arts areas. Teachers will be available to allow you to explore courses that interest your student.
- Department Chairs will be present to talk about course options and answer placement questions.
- Optional Guided Building Tours by Hawk Pride Student Leaders
In order to accommodate all students and parents, please follow the itinerary based on your child’s last name:
GROUP 1: 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Students with Last Names A – G
6:00 – 6:20 p.m. – Welcome & Elective Presentation: Auditorium
6:20 – 7:00 p.m. – Electives Open House: Commons, Library, ARC, various CTE classrooms
GROUP 2: 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Students with Last Names H – M
7:00 – 7:20 p.m. – Welcome & Elective Presentation: Auditorium
7:20 – 8:00 p.m. – Electives Open House: Commons, Library, ARC, various CTE classrooms
GROUP 3: 8:00 – 9:00 pm – Students with Last Names N – Z
8:00 – 8:20 p.m. – Welcome & Elective Presentation: Auditorium
8:20 – 9:00 p.m. – Electives Open House: Commons, Library, ARC, various CTE classrooms
Optional Parent Sessions available outside of Assigned Group Times – (Students can continue exploring)
|Multilingual Programming||Advisory Room 2||6:30 pm – 6:50 pm||7:30 pm – 7:50 pm|
|Special Education Presentation with Mrs. Grogger||Advisory Room 1||7:00 pm – 7:30 pm||8:30 pm – 9:00 pm|
Please arrive at the Maine South Auditorium a few minutes before your scheduled start time. Parking will be available in the north lot (door 53, 63 or auditorium entrance), south lot (door 9), front circle drive (main entrance) or forest preserve on Dee Rd.
As part of the school enrollment process, we are required to retain a copy of your student’s birth certificate. Please feel free to bring in your child’s original birth certificate. We will have staff available to make a copy. There will also be additional opportunities to bring in birth certificates in the spring.
Course Selection Meetings – Save the Date
Please save the date for the evening of Wednesday, January 17th, 2024. We will be hosting in-person course selection meetings with counselors. More specific details will be forthcoming regarding the event soon.
We are looking forward to meeting the members of the Class of 2028!
Incoming 9th Grade Experience: Events and Timeline
Dear Future Maine South Hawks!!
It is with great excitement and pleasure to officially welcome you to Maine South High School!
We hope you are as excited to be a part of the Maine South community, as we are honored to have you join the Hawk Family. While it seems like this school year has just begun, our team at Maine South has been active in planning for your child’s transition to high school. We understand that this new beginning can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Our hope is to provide on-going communication and events to learn more about the amazing opportunities we provide at Maine South and to work together to support a successful transition into 9th grade and beyond.
The Incoming 9th grade experience will allow for opportunities to learn about academics and courses, fine arts, world language and career/technical education, extracurriculars and athletics and so many other things that Maine South an amazing place to be for high school! Most importantly, below you will find important information that will help guide you and your child in navigating the incoming 9th grade transition. We hope you are as excited as we are – welcome to the Class of 2028!
The guidebook below is a great resource for information important to your child as you prepare for 9th grade. Click the image below to access the guidebook.
D207 INITIAL ENROLLMENT- NOW OPEN
All families planning or considering sending their child to Maine South for the 2024-2025 school year will be asked to complete initial enrollment.
- 8th graders currently attending Emerson, Lincoln and/or Pennoyer
- 8th grade students who currently attend a private school, live within Maine South boundaries and are considering Maine South High School as an option for high school.
This process will include gathering basic demographic and contact information through our online student management system (Infinite Campus) to ensure you get regular updates and communication from D207 and Maine South about enrollment steps.
Initial enrollment is a requirement for all future District 207 students and will allow families to engage in course selection meetings in January 2024.
Families living in the choice attendance areas should decide on their school of choice no later than mid-January.
INCOMING 9TH GRADE COURSE SELECTION MEETINGS – SAVE THE DATE: January 17th, ,2024
Families will be invited to an in-person small group meeting with their counselor. This meeting will allow you to meet your counselor and select course placements for the 2024-25 school year.
Incoming Freshman Only: An original birth certificate must be brought to the Main Office prior to July 1st, 2024 for enrollment verification. Our staff will verify the birth certificate, make a copy to retain for school records and the original will be returned to you. The birth certificate must include the name of at least one parent. More information will be forthcoming on opportunities to bring in your birth certificate, including our Incoming Freshman Kick-Off Night on December 5th, 2023. Please hold off on bringing in your child’s birth certificate at this time until more information is shared with parents/guardians.
HEALTH OFFICE: MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
All incoming freshmen are required to provide:
- Health examination with proof of immunizations prior to the first day of school. This must be completed by an MD, DO, APN, or PA, and documented on the Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination. A separate sports physical is not required for freshmen.
- Dental examination must be completed by a licensed dentist and documented on the IDPH Dental Examination Form.