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.
First Day of School
- The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
- Start time: 7:30 a.m. Students may enter the building at 6:45 am.
- Dismissal: 2:26 p.m.
Bus route information is now available through PowerSchool. For help logging into PowerSchool, click HERE. No changes will be made to bus routes from August 9, 2023 through September 4, 2023 in order to ensure consistent route assignments. Please continue to check your child’s bus information up until August 9th as routes could change as additional students register for the upcoming school year. Questions about transportation can be directed by phone to (847) 659-3000 or by email to [email protected].
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.
Dental and Vision Exam Requirements
A dental exam must be provided to the Health Office before May 15, 2024 for students in Kindergarten, second, sixth, and ninth grades. A vision exam must be provided to the Health Office for students entering Kindergarten or transfer students entering Illinois schools for the first time. The vision exam form must be submitted prior to the first day of school. The Dental Exam and Vision Exam forms are available on the District website.
Additional medical forms (medication administration, asthma, diabetes, etc.) are available on the Forms page of the District website. Families are encouraged to submit completed health forms electronically to the appropriate school Health Office via the Medical Records Submission page of the District website.
Please Note: All physical and immunizations must be submitted prior to the first day of school or students will not be allowed to attend school. If you feel you have an extenuating circumstance that will prevent you from meeting the first day of school deadline for submitting the required forms, please contact the school nurse as soon as possible.
Physical and Immunization Requirements
Per the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois School Code, all students entering Kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade, or students entering an Illinois school for the first time are required to submit a physical exam form (including required immunizations) prior to the first day of school (August 16, 2023). The Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination (school physical) form is available on the District website.
Interscholastic Sports Physical Exam Requirement
High school students interested in interscholastic sports are required to submit a physical exam form prior to tryouts or participation. The IHSA/IESA Pre-Participation Examination (Sports Physical) form is available on the District website.
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 / Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Lunch is available to all D158 students. The cost of meals is based on a student’s fee status. Standard meal prices for the 2023-24 school year are as follows:
- Lunch: $3.25
Fee waivers are available for eligible students once a meal application has been submitted. Meal applications and fee waivers must be filled out annually. See links below to access these documents electronically. Paper copies are also available at the District Office. For more information, please contact Michelle Escudero at [email protected] or 847-659-6155.
- Meal applications: Online meal applications are available at https://www.schoollunchapp.com/District.aspx. Note: Meal applications must be submitted prior to submitting a fee waiver form.
- Fee waiver forms: Applications for fee waivers can be downloaded from the District website. Forms can be dropped off at the District Office (Attn: Food Service Department, Michelle Escudero).
Families can set up (or continue to use) a MySchoolBucks account to manage food purchases. MySchoolbucks allows you to make online payments, monitor account balances and student purchases, and replenish accounts. To learn more about MySchoolBucks, visit the D158 website.
Parents/guardians interested in learning about and/or registering their child for a D158 middle school fall sport should visit the 8to18 website (see links below). Parents/guardians will need to log into or create an 8to18 account to register their child for a D158 fall sport. If you have any questions about 8to18 or fall middle school sports, please contact Melissa Freundt at [email protected] or Sangeeta Gourikrishna at [email protected]. CHOOSE APPROPRIATE NAME AND EMAIL.
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.