Freshman & Transfer Student Orientation

  • The first step for newly registered students and their families begins at Orientation when ETHS staff provide an introduction to the high school, and counselors provide an overview of the academic experience.

    Families will have the opportunity to walk the student’s schedule, open their locker, and pick up a District-issued Chromebook. Plan to arrive based on your student's last name as outlined below. Please plan carefully as ETHS will strictly follow the assigned times to limit the number of students and staff on campus each scheduled day. 

    Freshman Orientation

    Monday, August 9:

    Alpha breakdown appears below with first four letters of students' last name.

    Abak--Batk   8:00-9:00am

    Batt --Card    9:00-10:00am

    Carl --Cumm  10:00-11:00am

    Curt -- Eato    11:00am-12:00pm

    Eccl -- Gibs     12:00-1:00pm

    Giles -- Hebs   1:00-2:00pm

    Heck -- Jung   2:00-3:00pm

    Kali -- Lind    3:00-4:00pm

    Virtual Counseling Session (Student Last Name Abak – Lind): 6:00pm via Zoom (details here)

    Tuesday, August 10:

    List -- McQu     8:00-9:00am

    Meek -- Ocon   9:00-10:00am

    Oduf -- Rand    10:00-11:00am

    Rang -- Sain    11:00am-12:00pm

    Sala -- Smit    12:00-1:00pm

    Sobe-Troc      1:00-2:00pm

    Tsed -- Whar   2:00-3:00pm

    Whit -- Zug     3:00-4:00pm

    Virtual Counseling Session (Student Last Name List – Zug): 6:00pm via Zoom (details here)

    Sesión de Consejería Virtual en español (Apellido del Estudiante: Letras A-Z): 7:00pm via Zoom (detalles a continuación) 

    Transfer Student Orientation

    Wednesday, August 11:

    Transfer Student Orientation is for all new students who are not Class of 2025 (9th graders should attend Freshman Orientation).

    Transfer Orientation   8:00-9:00am

    Transfer Virtual Counseling Session: 6:00pm via Zoom (details here)

    Orientation lasts approximately one hour. If you need to submit residency or health documents, please contact the Residency or Health Services Office. 

    Orientation Agenda

    Schedule and counselor assignment: At Orientation, families will receive their student's schedule and counselor assignment. Please make note of the counselors' name as they will be hosting virtual sessions on Monday & Tuesday evening. 

    Chromebook Pickup: Orientation will include families picking up their child's Chromebook. Students will bring their class schedule to receive their District-issued Chromebook. Please review the 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative webpage for additional information, and plan to spend at least 10 minutes in the STC for this process. 

    Virtual Counselor Sessions: Following the Orientation Session, students/parents/guardians will meet via Zoom in large groups to review important information with their grade-level counselor. 



  • New Student Transition Coordinator
    Alicia Hart
    (847) 424-7047
    Student Enrollment Specialist
    Brenda Aiden
    (847) 424-7915
    Office Location - Welcome Center, E112 Building Map
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