Collecting and Returning Items

  • ETHS is sharing a plan for grade 12 students to pick up their belongings and return school items by the end of May. Due to the number of challenges faced for this process during the state-mandated closure of schools, only grade 12 students will follow this plan in May. ETHS will share a plan for students in grades 9-11 at a later date. 

    Please review the steps below, which will provide a safe, careful way for Grade 12 students to retrieve their personal belongings and return school property to ETHS.

    General Plan for Item Pick-up and Return

    Grade 12 students are able to pick up and return items between May 18-28, according to the following schedule:

    • Monday, May 18 — band and orchestra students can retrieve and return items from music lockers only.  Fine Arts staff will distribute a schedule via email to band and orchestra students for when and where they should arrive on May 18. 
    • Tuesday, May 19 — student athletes can retrieve and return items from athletic lockers only.  Athletics Department staff will distribute a schedule via email to student athletes for when and where they should arrive on May 19.
    • Staff will send a schedule to Day School and Transition House students to pick up and drop off items.
    • 12th grade students may access hall and PE lockers according to the following schedule: 
    • Wednesday, May 20
      • 8:30-10:15am — Students with last name A-B 
      • 10:30am-12:15pm — Students with last name C-D
      • 1:30-3:15pm — Students with last name E-G
    • Thursday, May 21
      • 8:30-10:15am — Students with last name H-J
      • 10:30am-12:15pm — Students with last name K-L
      • 1:30-3:15pm — Students with last name M-O 
    • Friday, May 22
      • 8:30-10:15am — Students with last name P-R
      • 10:30am-12:15pm — Students with last name S-U 
      • 1:30-3:15pm — Students with last name V-Z 
    • Tuesday, May 26
      • 8:30-10:15am — -Students with last name A-B 
      • 10:30am-12:15pm — Students with last name C-D 
      • 1:30-3:15pm — Students with last name E-G 
    • Wednesday, May 27
      • 8:30-10:15am — Students with last name H-J 
      • 10:30am-12:15pm — Students with last name K-L 
      • 1:30-3:15pm — Students with last name M-O 
    • Thursday, May 28
      • 8:30-10:15am — Students with last name P-R 
      • 10:30am-12:15pm — Students with last name S-U 
      • 1:30-3:15pm — Students with last name V-Z 
    • Students with a locker in East Wing will enter ETHS at Door 6, Auditorium entrance
    • Students with a locker in North Wing will enter ETHS at Door 57, Nurses Office entrance
    • Students with a locker in South Wing will enter ETHS at Door 2, Wildkit Drive
    • Students with a locker in West Wing will enter ETHS at Door 37, next to the bike compound
    • Students with a locker in H Hall will enter ETHS at Door 1, Main Entrance
    • Students who need to access a locker in the boys PE locker room will enter ETHS at Door 52, Beardsley Gym
    • Students who need to access a locker in the girls or all gender PE locker rooms will enter ETHS at Door 3

    Students are expected to come to the building one time for the hall and PE locker pick-up and drop-off. The schedule for the week of May 26 is designed to accommodate scheduling conflicts due to AP exams, job requirements, or other unavoidable challenges. Please plan carefully as ETHS will strictly follow this process to mitigate the health risks to all students and staff on campus each scheduled day.  

    • Students will not be permitted to walk between different wings of ETHS. Students must exit the school in the wing they entered to access a hall locker and re-enter ETHS at the designated location to access a PE locker.
    • Restrooms will not be available for student use as they pick up and drop off materials.
    • ETHS will minimize the number of people who have access to the ETHS building. Only the student assigned to the locker and the pick-up time is permitted to enter the school.
      • Friends, parents/guardians, or other family members may not enter the building. 
      • ETHS will provide specific instructions to students who need special accommodations.
    • The student assigned to the locker is responsible for items stored in that locker.
      • If you have another person’s belongings in your locker, you will be responsible for returning the items to the owner(s). 
      • ETHS is not responsible for lost or misplaced items.  
    • Students should bring any items from home that are school property and must be returned to ETHS. Check-in stations will be set up in the cafeterias and in the PE Wing for returning items.
    • Exterior and interior doors will be propped for no-touch access to the building and wings. Students will not be able to travel between wings; staff will be on site to direct students to areas that can be accessed.

     

    Step 1: Arrival at ETHS 

    • Students should check their locker combinations before their assigned date to avoid delays.
    • Students must bring their ID card or mobile ID to scan in and out of the building.
    • For everyone’s health and safety, students must wear a face covering while on the school campus.
    • As a reminder, as of May 1, all Illinois residents are required to wear face coverings in public places and in situations where they are unable to follow social distancing guidelines. 
      • A face covering is any type of cloth that covers your nose and mouth, including non-medical grade masks, homemade masks, scarves, bandanas or handkerchiefs.
      • All students and staff must practice social distancing (6 feet apart from others) while at the school. ETHS will limit the number of students entering the building at any given time.
    • The ETHS parking lots will be open for students who are driving to the school, or who will be dropped off. Students may park in any lot.
    • The bicycle compound will be open for students biking to school. Students who walk or bike to ETHS should remember to bring an empty backpack or bag to be able to carry items home.

     

    Step 2: Empty locker(s)

    • Locker clean-out is organized by wing and last name. Students should follow their assigned pick-up schedule to avoid delays for students waiting to access their lockers. 
    • Trash cans and recycle bins will be conveniently located throughout each wing for students to throw away/recycle items that are not taken home or returned to the school.
    • Students will also empty Physical Education (PE) lockers on their assigned day.
      • Students who were issued a key for lock access must also return the key to the PE Department on their assigned day.

     

    Step 3: Confirmation and receipt

    • Students should bring ALL school property from their locker and from home on their assigned day. Items include but are not limited to textbooks, school library books, calculators, heart rate monitors, loaner devices, mobile hotspots, and all keys that may have been issued.  Any item that is ETHS property can be returned during the student’s designated time. Items other than textbooks should be individually bagged and clearly labeled with to whom the item is being returned and the name of the student returning the item.
    • Each student will receive a digital receipt for all textbooks returned. The receipt will be sent by email at the end of the assigned day.
    • ETHS will mail each student’s diploma when their pick-up/return process is complete. A diploma cannot be mailed until all school property is returned and all fees are paid.

     

    Curbside Pick-up Option

    • Students who are not comfortable coming into the building in person or who miss their designated time slot will be offered a curbside pick-up option at a later date. 
    • You do not need to contact the school to arrange for curbside pick-up. ETHS will contact students who have not scanned in and will share the curbside pick-up schedule after assessing the receipts and any remaining items in the school.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    • Can I make a fee payment on my assigned day?
      • Yes, check your myETHS account for student account balances. 
      • Students in grade 12 cannot pay by check. ETHS will accept cash or credit card payments only.
    • What if I miss my assigned time or if I forget items at home that need to be returned to the school?
      • ETHS will schedule curbside pick-up and drop-off times at a later date. 
      • Due to the limited number of people permitted on campus, students will not have “come and go” privileges.
    • What if I left an item in a classroom?
      • ETHS has a separate process for cleaning out classrooms. Items will be inventoried at a later date. Students may not enter classrooms.
    • Can I donate school items that I do not wish to keep?
      • Yes, certain items can be donated to ETHS. There will be designated areas to collect these items.
      • There will be a drop-off location for seniors who do not wish to keep their Chromebook and want to donate it to ETHS. (Grade 12 students will receive an email about “unlocking” their Chromebook device and how to migrate all email and Google Drive docs out of their ETHS account.)
      • School-issued locks, heart rate bands, and PE uniforms can also be donated.
    • What happens to items that are not picked up?
      • ETHS will remove any items left in lockers after the pick-up days end. 
      • As a reminder, a locker is not student property, and school officials have the right to open and inspect the locker at any time. For more information, please see The Pilot handbook.