Week of March 9, 2020

Posted by Anabel Nieto Mentado on 3/6/2020 7:00:00 AM

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Saturday, 3/7
Spring Sports Pictures - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday, 3/10
Inspirational Eagle Awards - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, 3/11
Winter Instrumental Concert - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 

CLASS OF 2020 CAP & GOWN
Cap & Gown Ordering is underway. To ensure you get the correct size, you must place your order by March 15th. 
 
Orders may only be placed online at getgradstuff.com .  Late fees may be applied. 
 
Once on the sight, enter East Leyden as your high school.  Click on "Individual Items" at the top right of the screen.  Choose the "Cap and Gown Unit" for $39.  You may order additional items if you'd like.
 
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4TH ANNUAL LEYDEN PARENT UNIVERSITY
4th Annual Leyden Parent University: Register Today!
LPU is a parent-only event taking place at EAST LEYDEN on Saturday, April 25. LPU is an event that supports and empowers parents to help their child(en) be successful at Leyden and beyond high school.

Parents who attend will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 or $500 scholarship for their child, sponsored by The Great Escape, as a way of demonstrating that parent involvement truly does pay off! Registration is first-come, first-serve. Be sure to reserve your spot today --- earn an extra chance to win the scholarship giveaway by registering before April 5!

Register at www.leydenparentu.org or call 847-451-3031

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COLLEGE FAIR
All Students & Families: National College Fair in Rosemont
Over 400 colleges and universities will be at the National College Fair at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Attend this free event to learn about your college options!


If you plan to attend, you must register at https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES DATE CHANGE
The Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are now on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Students will still have classes on this day.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL 2020
Summer school registration takes place on:
Class of 2024 January 21 – January 24

(Incoming Freshman)
Consumer Education In-Seat & Online January 21 – May 29

(only for Juniors & Seniors)
Upperclassmen March 16 – May 29

Summer school classes will be held at the East Campus. Classes will run as follows:

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Tuition is $125 per .5 credit. Courses will be closed when registrations have reached maximum size or canceled if there is insufficient paid registration. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollments past the listed deadline will be considered based on space availability. Students should see their counselor if they have questions regarding summer courses.

Option #1: Online Enrollment. (Avoid lines and save time)
Go to MySchoolBucks.com under the Parents tab on the Leyden website to enroll students and make a payment using a credit/debit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express) or checking account.

Option #2: On-site enrollment at each campus. Cashiers at each campus will enroll students and accept payment. Cashiers can accept cash, checks or credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express). 
Checks should be made payable to: Leyden High School. Cashier hours are: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Full payment will be due at the time of registration, and refunds will only be issued if a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Fees also apply to courses to be audited without credit.

We will offer bus transportation to students who live within the district and are more than 1.5 miles from East Leyden High School.

For questions about summer school, please contact Vita Terenzio at 847-451-3095.

 

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Driver Education Behind-The-Wheel Instruction will be held at the East Campus
The cost for registration will be $250. Registration for driver education behind-the-wheel instruction will begin April 16, 2020 to May 29, 2020. 
Sessions will run as follow:
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For questions regarding in-seat driver education classes taken during the school year, please contact Department Chair Chris Cook ccook@leyden212.org.
For questions regarding summer behind-the-wheel instruction, please contact Dean Michael Grosch mgrosch@leyden212.org or Dean James Powers jpowers@leyden212.org.



**IMPORTANT NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR**
Please be aware that the State of Illinois has added NEW immunization requirements for the 2019-20 school year. Any student entering the 12th grade shall show proof of receiving 2 doses of Meningococcal immunization MCV4.
Minimum intervals for administration: The first dose received on or after the 11th birthday; second dose on or after the 16th birthday. The required interval must be at least eight weeks after the first dose. Only one dose is required if the first dose was received at 16 years of age or older. No proof of immunity allowed.
Vaccinations not given at proper intervals will not be considered compliant with the Illinois School Code.
INCOMING FRESHMAN PHYSICALS
By Illinois state law (school code, section 27-8.1), all incoming freshman students must have a physical examination taken within a year prior to entering 9th grade. As approved by District 212 Board of Education, all freshman medical forms are due in the East Leyden High School Health Office by June 3, 2019. After the June 3rd deadline, a progressive scale of late fees will apply for freshman medical forms as follows:


-$30.00 late fee from June 4 through June 30th
-$40.00 late fee from July 1 through July 31st
-$50.00 late fee after August 1st


All late fees will be due and payable no later than Friday, August 5, 2019. Students may not start school until all medical forms are turned in and checked for completion by the school health aide. Keep in mind that a sports physical does not fulfill the requirement for a freshman physical.
Vaccinations not given at proper intervals will not be considered compliant with the Illinois School Code.
Please make your student’s physical examination appointment NOW so that late fees can be avoided. It is getting to be a very busy time of year for doctors’ offices and you must allow time to obtain an appointment.