About the ETHS Welcome Center

  • The Welcome Center staff provide ETHS parents, families, and visitors of the school with access to general information, programs, and important district services, including:

    • School registration & enrollment assitance for incoming freshmen and transfer students
    • Parent/family workshops and events
    • Parent group information
    • Latino family liaison services
    • Interpretation and translation services
    • Community resources

    New Student Transition Support
    Throughout the school year, Welcome Center staff and volunteers support transfer students and incoming freshmen and their families as they transition to ETHS by providing guidance through the registration process. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis during the Welcome Center office hours. Families are encouraged to call or email (welcome@eths.k12.il.us) to schedule an appointment in advance. Appointments are highly recommended from June to November due to high volumes of student registrations and/or staffing levels. For more information on the registration process, visit Student Registration.

    Events & Workshops
    The Welcome Center hosts workshops based on parent interest and requests, and have included such topics as high school course selection, transition from middle school to ETHS, and programs of special interest to families. Event and workshop information and dates are published on the Welcome Center Calendar and the printed school activities calendar.

    Latino Liaison, Interpretation & Translation Services
    The Office of the Latino Liaison/Minority Language Coordinator is located in the Welcome Center to provide support for Latino families as well as families who speak languages other than English. The Latino Liaison/Minority Languages Coordinator oversees the district’s language interpretation (verbal) and translation (written) services to communicate critical information to parents/guardians about their child’s education. This includes interpretation services for residency and school registration, academic program registration, Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, parent-teacher conferences, attendance, discipline or safety concerns, and certain schoolwide events as well as translation of essential ETHS school documents.

    Requests for Information
    Welcome Center staff and volunteers respond to phone calls and written requests for information on the topics listed above. For more information on the Welcome Center or to learn more about Welcome Center resources, send an email to welcome@eths.k12.il.us or call the Welcome Center Reception Desk at 847-424-7008. Para más información en espanol, llamen a la Oficina del Enlace Latino al 847-424-7166.

     

Contact

New Student Transition Coordinator
Alicia Hart
(847) 424-7047
 
Student Enrollment Specialist
Brenda Aiden
(847) 424-7915
 
Latino Liaison/Minority Languages Coordinator
Mercedes Fernández
 
Office Location - Welcome Center, E112 Building Map

Welcome Center Hours


Regular Summer
Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm* 8:00am-4:30pm*
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm* Closed
 
*The Welcome Center may be closed at certain times, such as on days of schoolwide events, staff institute days, during all staff meetings, or when standardized testing is being conducted. A complete schedule is posted on the Welcome Center Calendar. Please call 847-424-7008 to schedule an appointment outside of the regular hours or to confirm if the center is open.
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