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Pre-Arranged Absences: Medical, Court, College Visits, etc. Bring a note from your parent/guardian. Include: student name, ID number, year in school, date/time of absence, reason for absence and signature of parent/guardian.

Bring the note to the campus supervisor at door 1. You will be issued a pass to leave the building.

Please see your student agenda for York's official attendance policy.

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DeLuga, Erin
Principal edeluga@elmhurst205.org
Doherty, Ryan
Assistant Principal, rdoherty@elmhurst205.org
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Melissa
Assistant Principal, mmoore@elmhurst205.org
Wagner, Rob
Assistant Principal for Athletics rwagner@elmhurst205.org
Corry, Kelly
Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Hughes, Suzanne
Secretary to the Assistant Principals shughes@elmhurst205.org
Johnson, Rochanna
Financial Secretary/Substitute Coordinator


YHS News


This year's Homecoming theme is Blast from the Past, and you don't want to miss the annual dance on Saturday, September 29th. Tickets are $20 at the bookstore and $25 at the door. The dance will go from 7-10 pm, but you can enter no later than 8. Come with or without a date, and the attire is semi-formal.  Chicago’s famous Dance Party DJ’s will be in the house, so don’t miss this amazing night! 


If you have received notification regarding the required vaccinations/physicals for compliance, please submit the necessary documentation to the health office as soon as possible.  This should be done in order to avoid exclusion on October 15th.  If you believe you are receiving notification in error, please contact the health office at 630.617.2438



Estimado Padre de Familia o tutor, en el caso de que Usted reciba una notificación en relación a las pruebas de vacunación o exámenes físicos del Estado de IL que aún no han sido entregados, por favor envié estos documentos a la oficina de salud escolar lo más pronto posible. Ésto debe de ser hecho de una manera diligente para evitar que excluyan a su estudiante de las clases el próximo 15 de octubre. Si Usted cree que está recibiendo esta notificación por error, por favor contacte a la oficina de salud escolar al 630-617-2451


High School Conference Dates/Times


Wednesday, October 3–4:00 to 8:30 PM

Thursday, October 4–8:00 to 3:00 PM*

*No school for high school students only


Signup will be held via PowerPTC (see below) and begins Friday, 9/21 at 6 AM and closes on Thursday, 9/27 at 11:59 PM.


For a PowerPTC-Parent Quick Start Guide,

click here for instructions in English, and click here for instructions in Spanish.

Click here to schedule your PT conferences using your PowerSchool login

Click here if you have not created your PowerSchool account then click on “create account” tab

Please email ptc@elmhurst205.org

if you are having issues with Sign up



Parents and guardians of York High School students can sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences starting Friday, September 21. Sign up will be through PowerPTC and will be open until Thursday, September 27. High school conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4. 

Please visit this page for more information on how to sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences.

Middle School conferences will be held on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26. Elementary conferences will be held Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20. Sign-up dates for Middle School and Elementary School conferences will be announced soon. Please check the website for more updates.


We wanted to send a reminder that on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, York Community High School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT to all Juniors from the PSAT suite of assessments published by the CollegeBoard.  The tests have been paid for through the District, and nothing additional needs to be completed in order to register your child.


October 10th is a half day for students, but it is NOT a late arrival day: we will begin testing at 7:40 am, and students will be dismissed at the conclusion of their exam at approximately 11:30.  More information about what to bring and our bus schedule will be sent out closer to the exam date.  


We are also pleased to invite you to attend our annual "Junior Parent Night" program on Monday, October 15th at 7pm in the Auditorium.


In order to assist students and families as they embark on the post-high school planning process, we wish to provide information on the following topics:


  • Overview of College/Career Readiness
  • Understanding of what colleges seek
  • Information about Standardized Testing (ACT/SAT) and Test Prep
  • Timeline of tasks to assist students in staying on track
  • Quick overview of financial aid


We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr. Catherine Bendicsen, Mr. Ryan Doherty, and Mrs. Amy Thompson



Estimados Padres / Guardias,


Queremos recordarles que el miércoles, 10 de octubre la Secundaria York administrara un examen estandarizado a todos los estudiantes de primer año (Freshmen), segundo año (Sophomore), y tercer año (Juniors) de la suite de PSAT de los exámenes publicados por el CollegeBoard. Los exámenes han sido pagados por el Distrito y nada adicional debe ser completado con el fin de inscribir a su hijo/a.


El 10 de octubre es un medio día para los estudiantes, pero NO es un día de entrar tarde: vamos a comenzar los exámenes a las 7:40am, y se despedirán los estudiantes en los tres niveles de grado, así como los estudiantes en el Centro de Transición del Distrito 205 a la conclusión de su examen que será aproximadamente a las 11:30am. Los estudiantes del último año (Seniors) no tendrán clases, pero les pedimos que tomen el día para visitar un colegio, universidad u otro programa de post-secundaria.


La escuela secundaria York se complace en invitarlo a asistir a nuestro programa anual "Junior Parent Night" el lunes 15 de octubre a las 7 p.m. en el auditorio.

Con el fin de ayudar a los estudiantes y a sus familias a medida que empiecen el proceso de planificación posterior a la escuela secundaria, deseamos proporcionar información sobre los siguientes temas:

• Descripción general de la preparación universitaria / preparación para la carera

• Comprensión de lo que las universidades buscan

• Información sobre pruebas estandarizadas (ACT / SAT) y preparación para los exámenes

• Cronograma de tareas para ayudar a los estudiantes a mantenerse en un buen camino

• Descripción general de ayuda financiera

Esperamos verlos allí!

Dr. Catherine Bendicsen, Mr. Ryan Doherty, and Mrs. Amy Thompson



The Performing Arts Department will be presenting the 34th Annual Collage Concert on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 pm in the field house.  This concert features all of our musical performing groups as well as the Advanced Dance Ensemble.  The concert is free of charge and will last about an hour and 15 minutes.



To sign your child up for this FREE screening, please go to www.YH4L.org  and click on the drop down button that says Registration & Events and choose Registration & Results.  Click on Chicago Region and then click on the Permission button to access the registration page.



In order to make this event successful, we need to have parent/community volunteers. Thank you for your interest in helping us provide ECG screenings to the students at York Community High School on October 18, 2018.  The screening is offered during the school day.   All volunteers must attend one of the training sessions. We're using SignUp.com  for volunteer sign up for our event with Young Hearts for Life.


Please sign up for York Community High School!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/SAuVgQe

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots.  Be sure to sign up for your training session as well as the shift you will work at the screening.  Please consider joining us for the entire day. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders


Thank you


If you have any questions, please contact:   

Kellie Johnson at tojo94@aol.com

Jill Riecker at jillriecker@sbcglobal.net

Kate Foley at katherinefoley@me.com


Here is the short video on what the day will look like for the students: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJl8xxttRPYecBO1SOPYe_qQUdJQ5VEY 


Thank you!


Rob Wagner 

Assistant Principal for Athletics

York Community High School



The much-anticipated Late Arrival Bus Schedule is here. Our first Student Late Arrival is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29. Please check the website or the 2018-2019 school calendar for the remaining late arrival days for this school year.


Below are the dates in which 8th grade parochial students, who are residents of District 205, may shadow a current York student for the entire school day. We will allow up to 30 students per date on a first come, first served basis. Students will be assigned to shadow a York Ambassador. Ambassadors are trained to host students and acquaint them with many aspects of York High School. To request that your child can attend one of the dates, please click the link to sign up.

Available Dates:











Important Dates

Sept. 18 Yearbook Photo Make Up date 7:30 am
Sept. 19 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Yearbook Photo Make Up date 7:30 am
Sept. 20 Collage Concert 7:30 pm
Sept. 26 Student Late Arrive 9:25 am
  Powder Puff Football Game 6:30 pm
Sept. 28 Homecoming Game vs. Willowbrook
Sept. 29 Homecoming Dance 7:00 pm
Oct. 3 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct. 4 No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct. 5 No School - Teacher Institute Day
Oct. 8 No School - Columbus Day
Oct. 10 Fall PSAT testing for 11th grade 7:40 am - 11:30 am
Oct. 11 Student of the Month 7:00 am
Oct. 12 1st Semester Midterm
Oct. 15 Past Due Immunization/Physical Exclusion Day
  Junior Parent Night 7:00 pm
Oct. 16 Yearbook Photos - Senior Walk Ins
Oct. 17 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Trivia Night 7:00 pm
Oct. 22 Orchestra Chamber Ensemble 7:30 pm
Oct. 24 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Oct. 25 Fall Play 7:30 pm
Oct. 26 Fall Play 7:30 pm
Oct. 27 Fall Play 7:30 pm
Oct. 28 Fall Play 2:00 pm
Oct. 31 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Nov. 2 Movie on the Field - dusk
Nov. 6 NHS Induction ceremony 7:00 pm
Nov. 7 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Nov. 8 Student of the Month 7:00 am
Nov. 10 Veteran's Breakfast 9:00 am
Nov. 14 Student Late Arrival 9:25 a,
  Dance Performance 7:30 pm
Nov. 21-23 No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  8th Grade Activity/Academic Night 
Nov. 29 Holiday Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 3 College of DuPage Info Night 7:00 pm
Dec. 5 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 6 Holiday Band Concert 7:30 pm 
Dec. 12 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Dec. 13 Student of the Month 7:00 am
  Winter Art Show 6:00 pm
  Holiday Choral Concert 7:30 pm
Dec. 19 Final Exams - Period 8, Period 7, Lunch, Period 6, Make-up
Dec. 20 Final Exams - Period 2, Period 3, Lunch, Period 5, Make-up
Dec. 21 Final Exams - Period 1, Period 4, Lunch, Make-Up
Dec. 24 - Jan. 4 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 7 Classes Resume
Jan. 14 No School - Teacher Institute Day
Jan. 16 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Jan. 21 No School - Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 23 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Jan. 29 Talent Show Auditions
Jan. 30 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Talent Show Auditions
Jan. 31 Talent Show Auditions
  Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 1 Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 2 Winter Play 7:30 pm
Feb. 3 Winter Play 2:00 pm
Feb. 6 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Trivia Night 7:00 pm
Feb. 7 Student of the Month 7:00 am
  Winter Orchestra Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 12 Jazz Ensemble Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 13 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
Feb. 14 Winter Choral Concert 7:30 pm
Feb. 18 No School - Presidents' Day
Feb. 20 Student Late Arrival 9:25 am
  Senior vs. Faculty Volleyball Game 7:00 pm
Feb. 21 Winter Band Concert
Feb. 25 - March 1 Fine Arts Week

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