Open House Day

  • SCHOOL DAY OPEN HOUSE

    On Monday, August 30, teachers will send an introduction of themselves and the class during the school day. Parents and guardians will get to know who the teachers are, what they teach, and how the block schedule looks in their classrooms. Families will be introduced to their students’ teachers through slides, videos, or other formats which can be accessed at any time. ETHS classrooms and building spaces are not open to visitors during the school day on Open House Day. 

    The purpose of the school day open house is to support students and teachers in building their classroom communities. In addition to the teacher introductions, ETHS Superintendent Dr. Eric Witherspoon and Assistant Superintendent/Principal Dr. Marcus Campbell will share a video message for Open House Day.


    EVENING OPEN HOUSE

    New for the 2021-22 school year, the Evening Open House will support the goal of rebuilding community at ETHS. The staff caucuses at ETHS will host the Evening Open House in racial affinity spaces and the event will include an anti-racist working session with a facilitator. Staff will not be in their individual classrooms or spaces during the Evening Open House; students and families will be able to connect with staff in designated spaces at ETHS. 

    RSVPs are not required for the Evening Open House. Outdoor spaces will be utilized as much as possible, with indoor rain locations. Individuals are welcome to wear masks outdoors, regardless of vaccination status, if they choose, and ETHS health protocols will be followed. Please note that all visitors must wear a mask while indoors at ETHS.
     
    The building is wheelchair accessible.
     

    6:30-7:00pm: Grab-n-go meals from local restaurants

    • Food and beverages will be provided at no cost in North Cafeteria and South Cafeteria.
    • Open House attendees will proceed to outdoor spaces to eat their meals in fellowship within a staff caucus session or within the anti-racist session.
    • Attendees who do not want to pick up a meal may go directly to their session space.

    7:00-8:00pm: Sessions hosted by staff caucuses and facilitator 

    The staff caucuses will facilitate conversations within racial affinity groups. Christine Saxman (https://christinesaxman.com/) will facilitate an anti-racist session.

    • Planetarium Courtyard - Latinx Staff Caucus
    • Senior Courtyard - Black Staff Caucus
    • South Courtyard - Asian Middle Eastern Staff Caucus
    • Band Field/Lake and Dodge - Anti-racist group

    ETHS will have some outdoor seating, but attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for personal use. Rain locations have been reserved indoors for each session. Washrooms will also be accessible on the first floor of the ETHS building. Masks are required indoors at ETHS; attendees are welcome to wear a mask outdoors, if they choose, regardless of vaccination status. 

District Accommodations

  • If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this program/event, please contact the ETHS Events Coordinator Office at events@eths.k12.il.us or 847-424-7084. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

  • The ETHS Evening Open House is open to parents/guardians/adult relatives of current ETHS students in grades 9-12. Younger siblings may attend the ETHS Evening Open House if accompanied by an adult. Please note that teachers and staff cannot provide personal conferences during the Evening Open House. 

  • PLEASE NOTE – All public events at ETHS may be photographed and filmed. By entering the premises, you agree and understand that your image may appear in photographs and/or film promoting Evanston Township High School.