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ETHS Freshman Orientation August 8 and August 9

August 3, 2022


Orientation for the freshman class (Class of 2026) is on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at ETHS. Parent/Guardians and students, please plan to attend the orientation session date and time based on your student’s last name:

Monday, August 8:  

Student Last Name A–F: 9:00am                      

Student Last Name G–M: 1:00pm                           


Tuesday, August 9:  

 Student Last Name N–Z: 1:00pm  

Spanish Session (Student Last Name A-Z): 6:00pm (N112)  

Transfer Orientation: 6:00pm  (East Cafeteria)

Freshman Orientation Make-Up Session: 6:00pm (Auditorium)


All required registration documents must be submitted to participate in freshman orientation. Any families with incomplete registration will be redirected to the Registrar’s Office. If you need to hand in required documents, please plan to come to the high school prior to Orientation. Residency is located in the Registrar’s Office (S127) – enter through Entrance #2. Physical examination and immunization records may be scanned as a PDF and sent via email to (note: pictures of documents are not accepted), dropped off at Entrances 1 and 2, or faxed to (847) 424-7254.

Orientation lasts approximately 3 hours to allow each student time to complete the following: pick up the orientation materials, attend the welcome session, meet with a grade-level counselor, receive class schedules and locker assignments, take an ID photo, and complete a Chromebook agreement to receive a District-issued Chromebook and initial training on the device*.

There is also an opportunity at the end of orientation for freshmen and their parents/guardians to explore the high school and become comfortable with the layout of the building. Students are encouraged to locate their lockers and try their lock combinations, walk their class schedules, and map out important locations (bathrooms, lunchrooms, libraries, etc.). ETHS Student Ambassadors will be on site throughout the building to help freshmen locate lockers and classrooms. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

During orientation, stop by the main lobby to purchase ETHS Spirit Wear from the Boosters Club, download the ETHS mobile app, or talk with the Student Activities Director to learn more about ETHS clubs and organizations. CTA Ventra Student Riding Permits will be on sale in the Student Accounts Office (H110B). Students who did not attend Summer School can take their ID photo in the ID Center (W103). 

*Those unable to pick up their Chromebook during their scheduled time can visit the South Technology Center, STC (S220) on Wednesday, August 10 from 8:00am-3:00pm. Please allow at least 30 minutes in the STC for Chromebook pick-up and make sure to bring the student’s class schedule provided at orientation. 


Reminder: The first day of school is Monday, August 15. Freshmen will attend from 8:00–11:05am and will meet in the auditorium for a welcome assembly at 8:00am. A ninth-grade lunch will be held on the ETHS lawn by Lake St. & Dodge Ave. from 11:10am -12:10pm. More information about the first day of school will be provided at freshman orientation.

If you have any questions about orientation, please contact the Student Enrollment Specialist, at or 847-424-7915.  If you have any questions about the freshman transition experience, please contact Alicia Hart, New Student Transition Coordinator, at or 847-424-7047.