Step 1: Complete These Back-to-School Requirements

  • Do you need to register your child to attend ETHS?

    New this year, all new students AND returning students must register and prove residency for the 2023-24 school year. If you have not yet completed the Returning Student Registration Form in Home Access Center (HAC) or verified residency, you must contact the Residency Office at 847-424-7182 or District-issued Chromebooks are turned on when registration is completed. 

    For questions about proof of residency requirements, contact the Residency Office at (847) 424-7182 or

    Are your student health records up to date in the Nurses' Office?

    To ensure that State of Illinois health requirements are met, the ETHS Nurses' Office (Health Services) must have the required health documents on file before a student can attend school

    Appointments can be made at the ETHS Health Center during the summer and during the school year. Visit our website to read the Health Requirements for students in grades 9-12 and to access forms.

    If a religious exemption is requested for health requirements, an exemption form must be completed by a parent/guardian and signed by a healthcare provider, and must be on file with the Nurses’ Office before a student can attend school. 

    The governor's disaster declaration for the COVID-19 public health emergency and the federal government's declaration of a public health emergency ended May 11, 2023, and will not be reissued. ETHS follows the current CDC guidance and IDPH guidance. Masks are optional but available for use if needed in the Nurses’ Office, Athletics Training Office, school-based Health Center. Masks are highly recommended if experiencing any respiratory symptoms.

    Have you paid your annual school fee or outstanding balance?

    A Student Fee Statement is available online through your myETHS account. You may access student account information at any time through myETHS to view current charges and any unpaid balance. Fees can be paid online through the ETHS Web Store. A $30 late fee will be added to any payment received after the August 8 fee payment deadline. For information about student fees and fee waivers, please visit the ETHS website.

    Do you need to update your contact information (phone number, email address) or emergency contact?

    Prior to the start of the school year, parents/guardians should log into their Home Access Center (HAC) accounts to update their phone number or email address. The mobile phone number in HAC will be used for the text messaging option. To add contact information for an additional parent/guardian, or make changes to emergency contact information, email

    To update contact information, follow the steps listed on the How to Update Your Contact Information - Parents page.

    To opt in and receive specific, important safety alerts to your mobile phone via text message, follow the steps listed on the Text Messaging Service page. ETHS uses text messaging for severe weather notices, lockdown (such as imminent danger by an intruder), soft lockdown (such as a community threat), and related all-clear messages. You should not expect to receive text messages for regular school communications or for drills.

    Do you need to update your Consents?

    Using myETHS, you can provide consent for Student Athletic Participation or Student Activities Participation, and modify FERPA consent status for yearbook photos, the graduation program, etc.

    To update consent or make other changes to your Student’s Record, follow the steps listed on the page.