ILLINI WEST HIGH SCHOOL
July 16, 2012
Dear Students and Parents:
Illini West High School will begin its sixth year in a month. We anticipate a great year and look forward to working with the students, parents, staff and communities of the Illini West School District. It is important that we work together in order to provide a successful experience for our students. I firmly believe that the school cannot accomplish its goals without the support of the parents. Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions, questions or concerns.
We have established the following schedule for registration. We will not be ready to begin registration prior to the listed times for each day.
Tuesday, July 31 All students Illini West High School 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1 All students Illini West High School 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 2 All students Illini West High School 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
If you cannot register during any of the above times, please mail your information and the correct amount for appropriate fees to the high school office by August 13. We ask that the student and a parent/guardian come to registration so that all the necessary forms may be completed at that time. If you wish to download forms ahead of time, all forms can be found on the school website at www.illiniwest.org or they can be picked up outside the high school office and the elementary offices in Dallas City and LaHarpe on July 20. We highly encourage you to have all forms completed before arriving at registration.
Please be prepared to pay student fees including lunch money, curriculum fee, driver’s ed., etc. at registration. A copy of this year’s fee schedule can also be found on the school website. Also on the school website you will find the the Free/Reduced Breakfast & Lunch application along with the Fee Waiver form. If you complete this form and your income qualifies based on the guidelines, not only will you receive free/reduced meals, but also your 2012-2013 curriculum and driver’s ed. fees will be waived. Please take the time to fill these forms out ahead of time to reduce the time you have to wait during registration. If you need assistance filling out the form, please call Dawn Hellyer in the office. Season athletic passes will be sold during registration. The 2012-2013 Parent-Student Handbook will be available at registration or you can download it from the school website. Each student and parent will be asked to sign for the student handbook. Please be sure to read it over carefully so that both you and your student understand the expectations we have. We will also be collecting physical forms for all incoming freshmen. All immunizations must be up to date. PE uniforms are required and can be purchased at United Hometown Apparel.
Student schedules will be handed out and our guidance counselors will be available to answer questions or make needed schedule changes if there are scheduling conflicts. If there are scheduling conflicts in your student’s schedule, it is important that these conflicts be dealt with during the week of registration. For those students taking dual credit classes from Carl Sandburg, you will receive a letter from Carl Sandburg regarding tuition and book fees, when to register, etc.
Freshmen Orientation will be held Monday, August 6 at 6:00 in the high school gymnasium. All freshmen students and parents are invited to attend.
The first day of school is Monday, August 20 and is a full attendance day.
Once again, I want to emphasize the importance of registration. Please make every effort to register your student(s) before the start of school on August 20. If you have any questions about the registration process, please call the office at 217-357-2136.
Brad Gooding, Principal