Step 2: Prepare for the First Day of School
First Day Schedule. Students report by grade level on opening day, August 27. Please review the information and first day bell schedules provided at the link below.
Student Handbook. The Pilot: Student & Family Handbook summarizes school rules, policies, procedures and expectations. At the beginning of the school year, The Pilot is made available to students and parents/guardians. It is the student’s responsibility to become aware of its contents and new information. For 2018-19, students and families are encouraged to review the new Extracurricular Code of Conduct (formerly the Extracurricular Activity Code), which helps define equitable participation for all extracurricular activities at ETHS. As part of our ongoing commitment to student wellbeing, The Pilot handbook also now includes the Board Policy regarding Sexual Harassment, Harassment, and Bullying, with direct content and links.
School Meal Payment Options. Visit the web page below to learn more about school meal payment options, including adding money to your student’s SNAP account before the first day of school.
Evanston Township High School D202 and Evanston/ Skokie D65 Nutrition Services have moved to Meatless Mondays in all of their serving areas. This city-wide effort will enable our students and school staff to make healthier choices when eating – as well as improve the health of the planet. https://www.eths.k12.il.us/Page/300.
School Supply List. Families are encouraged to review this list each year and replenish any required school supplies, as needed. Teachers will inform students during the first few days of class if additional supplies are required. Students will receive textbooks for all courses in which they are registered.
Parking & Transportation. The Parking & Transportation page below has information about student drop off/pick up, as well as biking and public transportation. Note: ETHS does not use a yellow bus service. Students take CTA or PACE buses to school.
This year, bus service changes by Pace and CTA will affect the ETHS community. In accordance with the final recommendations of the joint Pace/CTA North Shore Coordination Plan, changes to Route 208 and Route 213 are part of the first phase implementation. ETHS is sharing details as information becomes available.
Please remember that traffic will be heavier than normal on opening day. Students should be prepared to arrive at least 20 minutes early on the first day of school. Refer to the first day schedule for grade level start times. Expect traffic congestion and delays around the grade level start times.
Student ID Cards. Students receive new ID cards on the first day of school during their first period class (Summer School ID cards are not valid for the regular school year). Students can use either their printed ID card or the virtual “myID” on their mobile device for entering the building, accessing building spaces, paying for their school meals, and for gaining access to certain school events, such as dances. Visit the web page below to learn more about IDs.
Chromebook Insurance (optional; recommended). All ETHS-issued Chromebooks come with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty with limited coverage. To cover other kinds of damage, parents/guardians can purchase optional Chromebook insurance that must be renewed every year. All one-year policies need to be renewed on or before August 17, 2018, to maintain coverage without interruption. Families that purchased the 4-year warranty do not need to renew. This policy was made available for the first time for the Class of 2021. Please review the web page below for more information and payment options.