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You’re Invited: ETHS Open House on August 30, 2021

Dear Students and Families,

 

On Monday, August 30, Evanston Township High School will host Open House Day. This school year, we will take a new approach to the Open House experience, aligning with our efforts to humanize ETHS and rebuild community after more than a year of being apart. Please read the following information about what you can expect for this year’s Open House experience.

 

SCHOOL DAY OPEN HOUSE: 8:00am-2:07pm

On Monday, August 30, teachers will send an introduction of themselves and the class during the school day. You will get to know who the teachers are, what they teach, and how the block schedule looks in their classrooms. Families will be introduced to their students’ teachers through slides, videos, or other formats which can be accessed at any time. ETHS classrooms and building spaces are not open to visitors during the school day on Open House Day. 

 

The purpose of the school day open house is to support students and teachers in building their classroom communities. In addition to the teacher introductions, Dr. Witherspoon and I will share a brief video message for Open House Day. 

 

EVENING OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8:00pm

New this year, the Evening Open House will support the goal of rebuilding community at ETHS. The staff caucuses at ETHS will host the Evening Open House in racial affinity spaces and the event will include an anti-racist working session with a facilitator. Staff will not be in their individual classrooms or spaces during the Evening Open House; students and families will be able to connect with staff in designated spaces at ETHS. 

 

RSVPs are not required for the Evening Open House. Locations and parking information will be shared next week. Outdoor spaces will be utilized as much as possible, with indoor rain locations. Individuals are welcome to wear masks outdoors, regardless of vaccination status, if they choose, and ETHS health protocols will be followed. Please, note that all visitors must wear a mask while indoors at ETHS.

 

Tuesday, August 31 is a Late Start Day as indicated on the ETHS website calendar. There is no AM Support that day and Block 1 starts at 9:35am. Students will follow the Late Start Orange Day schedule for the remainder of the day and will be dismissed at 3:35pm.

 

Information is available on the Open House Day page of the ETHS website.

 

Sincerely,

Marcus Campbell, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent & Principal