August 16, 2021
Picture Day Tomorrow!
Pictures will be taken tomorrow during students' PE classes. If your student does not have a PE period, please ask your student to drop by the Auxiliary Gym at some time during the day to have a picture taken. Seniors that missed their picture date in the summer should plan to take a picture tomorrow. All students will be given a "proof" of the photo that will be delivered to the classroom and brought home to determine if they would like to purchase the pictures. It will take a few weeks to get the proofs.
Student's were given a temporary ID today. Students who do not have a picture taken will not get their new ID. It is important that they take this picture. Please call if you have any questions.
Yearbook 2021 Distribution
Yearbook distribution will happen this Thursday and Friday (8/19 & 8/20) after school in the LRC. For those students who cannot make these two distribution times, you can pick up your book order in room 172 (Graphics) Friday and Monday morning 7:30-8:10 before school. All students must have an ID to pick up their ordered book.
For those who still need to buy a book, we have a few overruns from the plant. The extra book sale will take place in room 172 (Graphics) on Tuesday 8/24 at 7:30 am. The price per book is $60.00.
For any sibling of a recent grad, you may pick up your sibling's book with an ID.
Black and Teal Friday Night!
- 5 PM JV and Varsity Soccer.
- 6 PM Freshman and JV Volleyball. (Spectators must wear a mask to enter)
- 6 PM is also Fresh/Soph Football.
- 6:30 Varsity Volleyball. (Spectators must wear a mask to enter)
- 6:45 Dance on the football field.
- 7 PM Varsity Football.
All athletes of all Fall Sports will be introduced at half time of the Varsity Football scrimmage on the field, about 7:15 PM.
Come out and support the Thunder. Pick up some new Spirit Wear and buy old Spirit Wear at bargain prices. Go Thunder!
Health Requirements for 2021-22
A friendly reminder for families of Freshmen and Seniors:
Freshmen are required to submit a completed Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form (school physical), dated on or after August 16, 2020 to the health office. This physical form (along with a current immunization record) is due on the first day of school. Please make sure the “Parent/ Guardian” portion of the form is also completed, with parent signature and date.
Seniors are required to submit a record of having received a second dose of Meningococcal conjugate or MenACWY vaccine (Menactra® and Menveo®), due on the first day of school.If you are having difficulty finding a provider to fulfill the State of Illinois health requirements, please refer to the following resources:
Aunt Martha’s 3703 Doty Road Medical Building 1 Suite 1, Woodstock, IL 877-692-8686
McHenry County Health Department 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Building A Woodstock, IL 815-334-4500
McHenry Community Health Center 3901 Mercy Drive, McHenry, IL 815-363-9900
Community Health Partnership of Illinois 62 N. Ayer Drive Suite A&B Harvard, IL 815-943-4339
Required forms may be mailed to or dropped off at the school, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 815-334-2125, or hand delivered by your child.
A-/Pass Option for Students Taking an Overload
The A-/Pass Option is available for any student who is concerned that even an excellent grade in the overloaded class will negatively impact his/her GPA. Students who take Honors, AP, and/or Dual Credit courses have the opportunity to earn over a 4.0 GPA. The A-/Pass Option means that if the student earns an A or A-, the student will receive a grade of P on their report card and the A or A- will NOT be calculated in the GPA. If the student earns a B+ or below, the letter grade and GPA will be calculated.
The following rules apply to A-/Pass Options
1. The student must be taking more than 33 credit hours
2. This option only applies to courses in Art, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Industrial Tech, and Music
3. Students may sign up for only one course per semester
The deadline to sign up for A-/Pass is the 15th day of the semester. For first semester the deadline is: Friday, September 3rd.
A-/Pass forms should be picked up and turned in at the Counseling Office. Forms can also be found on the Student Services Canvas page under "Forms".