ZBTHS Parent Bulletin

From the ZBTHS Principal's Office Vol. 2, Issue 1

Principal's Message 7/6/21

Although the summer is finally here, operations at ZBTHS have not stopped. Summer school is in full swing. Athletic camps are running. Our maintenance staff and cleaning teams are getting the building ready for students. Teachers are working on curriculum projects. It is starting to feel a little normal around here. The first day for Freshmen is Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and the first day for all students is Thursday, August 12, 2021. We are looking forward to the new school year!


Dr. Chris Pawelczyk

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Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Online Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens July 1! Start the process today.

In-Person Registration: July 26 – August 5

Registration Hours at the ZBTHS Campus

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Returning students will receive a letter with Skyward Family Access login information which is required for registration. For more information, please visit Registration for 2021-2022 School Year.

You will be able to find detailed information:

Registration Information for 2021-2022 School Year: July 1 - August 5

Información de inscripción para el año escolar 2021-2022: 1 de julio - 5 DE agosto en ESPAÑOL

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Driver Education during Semester 1 of the 2021-2022 school year

If your student is enrolled in Driver Education for the Fall 2021 semester, you will be receiving an informational packet in the mail in mid-July. In this packet will be all of the information needed for students to go to the DMV and get their learner’s permit. Permits must be turned into the Driver Education teacher on the FIRST day of school, August 12, 2021, to be guaranteed a spot in the behind-the-wheel program. Additionally, the $275 driver education fee must be paid by August 12th, or a fee waiver form must be submitted to the business office no later than August 5, 2021. If you do not receive a permit packet by July 26th or have any questions about the Driver Education program, please contact Nicole Stommel (stommeln@zbths.org) or Kathy Halligan (halligak@zbths.org).

COVID-19 vaccines for those 12 and over

Zion-Benton Families,

Thank you to all that participated in the Zion Community Vaccine Clinic at New Tech and Marvy Banquet Halls. We have been able to provide over 1400 shots for the communities of Zion and Benton Townships. If you still need your second shot, please schedule your second dose to complete the vaccination process. If you have not gotten either of the doses yet, we strongly encourage everyone 12 and older to look into the possibilities that still exist for getting vaccinate.





Jewel Osco:


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Senior Pictures...July 20, 2021 through August 10, 2021-MAKE AN APPOINTMENT NOW!

Senior pictures are July 20-22, 26-29, August 2-5, 9-10.

Pictures are from 8 am-5 pm in rooms 356 and 358. Prestige is sending out postcards to the seniors with their scheduled appointment time. Prestige’s number is 630-910-6800. Choose option 5 to change or schedule an appointment.


Please remember that all returning ZB Students are required to participate in summer reading. Books are available at the ZBTHS Bookstore, and more information about the books can be found on the ZBTHS website or the IMC website. If you have questions about this project, please contact Ms. Will in the IMC at willd@zbths.org or Mr. Blades, English, Reading, and ELL Division Chair at bladesm@zbths.org

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About us...

Zion-Benton High School, the Zion Alternative Program (ZAP), and our Transitions Program serve approximately 2,250 high school students from the communities of Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor, Zion, and portions of Wadsworth. We have partnerships with the Lake County Tech Campus and Special Education District of Lake County. We are proud of our rich heritage and diversity, often being described as "a slice of America."

District 126's academic and extra-curricular opportunities are vast and provide impressive opportunities for students to be successful. Our students have been accepted into the finest colleges and universities; received academic and extracurricular regional, state, and national awards; and provided countless hours of community service.

We encourage you to explore our website and the abundance of information it provides. Furthermore, we welcome you to attend all our District 126 events that are listed on our calendar. It's always a great day to be a Zee-Bee. Please join us!