Below you will find some very important information to ensure you can start the school year smoothly. If there are updates, we will notify you via email. 


Physicals and Vaccination Information

As an important reminder, all incoming freshmen must have a physical on file before picking up their schedule. The physical may be turned into the nurse during registration or you may drop it off or mail it to Huntley High School before Material Pickup days. Incoming Seniors must have a documented meningitis vaccination on file before Material Pickup. Incoming Freshmen must have a documented physical exam on file before material pickup. This paperwork may be turned into the nurse during registration or dropped off at the high school anytime prior. Without proper documentation on file, students will not be able to access their schedule and materials and will not be able to start school.

School Security

Our District is committed to keeping students and faculty safe at all times. Part of this is knowing who is in our buildings. Raptor, our visitor management system, will be in place throughout all District 158 Schools. This program aims to enhance our existing procedures for the safety of our students and staff. This system will check visitors against a sex-offender database before granting access to our schools and provide an automated way to track visitors.

Food Service Changes

Please be aware that students’ meals will no longer be free beginning with the 2022-23 school year. Students will pay for meals based on their free/reduced/pay status. Lunch prices will be free/$0.40/$3.10, respectively. Fee waivers are available to download and must be turned in to the District Office. Meal applications and fee waivers are still needed each year and can be found below:

  • The online meal application is available at https://www.schoollunchapp.com/District.aspx beginning July 1, 2022.
  • Applications for fee waivers must be downloaded from the District website HERE and turned in at the District Office to be submitted to the Food Service Department for consideration.

If you do not have computer access or cannot apply online, paper applications are available at the District Office (650 Dr. John Burkey Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102). For reference, you can also find the reminders (i.e., transportation selection, health services forms, registration, etc.) that were sent out via email on our website here: https://huntley158.org/2022/07/07/back-to-school-reminders-preparing-for-the-2022-23-school-year/

Communication

The ability to communicate is vital to success in life. While we want to maintain open lines of communication, we also want all of our students to be a partner in this communication process. Please encourage your student to advocate for themselves and communicate their needs with their teachers and our student services department.

Please pay attention to our school website, as we regularly post important information about upcoming events and general happenings at the high school. Look for information on our Parent Power Team and join the team to offer feedback about what is going well and what areas we can improve. Encourage your student to visit PowerSchool regularly to ensure everything is accurate and there are no surprises. Finally, be an active parent and positively support our students and school.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please encourage your student to check their school email regularly as this will be the primary communication tool used between Administration and the student body. In addition, students may periodically receive text messages from the school or school district if you provide a student cell number in the SwiftReach Swift K12 section of the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Summer Reading Program

The Huntley High School English Department is excited to share information about the District 158 Summer Reading program, a district-wide effort to encourage ongoing learning and student growth beyond the confines of the school year. Please click here to access more information regarding the Summer Reading Program.