Open House Day

  • SCHOOL DAY OPEN HOUSE (formerly Parent Shadow Day): 8:00am-2:09pm

    Parents, guardians, and other adult family members (grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, adult siblings 25 years and older) can RSVP to attend school on Open House Day with their current ETHS student in grade 9-12. Depending on their schedule, they can join their student for the entire school day, half day, or just one or two classes. During the School Day Open House, adult guests can experience 33-minute classes, lunch time, and passing periods with their child(ren) to see what it feels like to be a “Wildkit for a Day.”
    The school day begins at 8:00am with AM Support and continues with the PD Monday schedule (33-minute periods) until 2:09pm. First period begins at 8:32am. To kick off the day, adult guests are invited to attend a Morning Welcome Coffee in the Welcome Center “VIP Suite” in room E112 at 7:30am. The VIP Suite is open all day for guests through the end of 8th period and will have light refreshments and free Wi-Fi. Lunch will be available for purchase in the Terrace staff dining room or the student cafeterias.
    Registration is required for the School Day Open House and begins August 1. Adults may register to attend a full or half day of classes with their student(s) online. Para responder en español, por favor llamen a la Oficina del Enlace latino al 847-424-7166.

    For more information, visit the School Day Open House Information page.

    EVENING OPEN HOUSE: 6:00-9:00pm

    The Evening Open House is an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet and greet the teachers of their current ETHS student in grades 9-12. Other adult family members who are significant in students’ lives are welcome to attend the Evening Open House. Younger siblings may attend the Evening Open House if accompanied by an adult.
    Guests will follow their student’s schedule, visiting each classroom for 10-minutes to get to know their child’s teachers and to hear about course expectations. Grade-level deans, social workers, psychologists, and counselors will provide information about student well-being resources during 10-minute lunch periods.
    No registration is required for the Evening Open House. The VIP Suite in the Welcome Center (E112) will be open for coffee/tea throughout the evening, beginning at 5:30pm. The Evening Open House event agenda and bell schedule is available here.
    For more information, visit the Evening Open House Information page.
    Dress for both Open House Day events is casual and comfortable, especially shoes, because ETHS is a large building. The building is wheelchair accessible, and elevator service is available for adults who require the assistance.
  • The ETHS School Day Open House and Evening Open House events are open to parents/guardians/adult relatives (25 years and older) of current ETHS students in grades 9-12 only. Children who are not registered as current ETHS students, such as younger siblings or student acquaintances, may not attend or accompany a registered adult to the School Day Open House. Please note that teachers cannot provide personal conferences during the School Day Open House or at the Evening Open house. Adult guests must follow their student's current class schedule. Drop-in visits to classes where your student is not currently enrolled are not permitted. Additionally, school rules apply to all visitors of Evanston Township High School, including rules about cell phones and electronic devices as outlined in The Pilot handbook.

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

  • 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.