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(630) 617-2444

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
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@elmhurst205.org
Moore, Melissa
Assistant Principal
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
Czarnecki, Dana
Financial Secretary and Substitute Coordinator


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With the start of the school year upon us, I would like to remind everyone about our drop off procedures. We want all of our students to be safe traveling to and from school every day, so please continue to remind your children to stay inside the crosswalks when crossing streets in addition to looking both ways.


Main Entrance
Students should only be dropped off in the circle drive of the building. They should not be dropped off inside the parking lot areas or in the road ways of the school. When you are driving in the school zone, please make sure that you are obeying all traffic signs and the speed limit as well as not using your cell phone. After 7:40am, all students will need to enter through the main academic doors by the flag pole (door 1).


North Entrance (Elm Park)
Students should only be dropped off inside the circle drive by the aquatics entrance. Students should not be dropped off on the north lane of Elm Park. This causes serious safety concerns and traffic pattern problems in this area. Again, the safety of our students is of the utmost importance. This entrance will be closed after 7:40am until 3:06pm.


Student Parking
Please remember that students who do not have a parking sticker are NOT allowed to park on campus. Students who are parking in staff lots will be subjected to school issued discipline such as dean referrals and loss of senior off campus privileges.


Please remember that students are not permitted to order food to be delivered to campus. If a parent needs to drop off a lunch to students, it should be from home and not a restaurant.


We have over 2,800 students this year at York, and our traffic congestion at York is much heavier than in past years. While we provide 20 bus routes for students to be transported to and from school, we also have multiple bike racks for students to park their bikes. Please remind your students to be careful while riding their bike near campus and they should be walking them once they are on the school sidewalks.


Please encourage your students to carpool or use other modes of transportation to alleviate the traffic congestion around the school in the morning.


Starting Monday, August 21st, families will be receiving automated phone calls when your student is marked unexcused for a class. Please make sure that you are calling the attendance line (630-617-2444) to communicate any student absences in advance.


Thank you for working with us to ensure that our students are safe while here in the building as well as entering and exiting each day.



The York Administration


It's hard to believe that all seniors will be in their last year of high school! I've enjoyed the opportunity to work with a lot of families in the past week through the Senior Family Summer Sessions. If you are a senior or the parent/guardian of a senior who will be applying to four-year and specialty schools, there are still spaces in the remaining sessions. Please sign up so you can obtain this important information:https://tinyurl.com/y88lql65

Remember that all programming for families and students is listed on the CCRC Welcome Page. However, I wanted to ensure that you are all aware of the programming that takes place next week. Please read below and let me know if you have any questions.

Senior College Guidance Sessions - Auditorium:

Thursday, August 17th, Before School (6:40am) and Periods 1,2, 3, 5, 7, and 8 OR

Friday, August 18th: Periods 4 and 6 and After School.

All Seniors are required to attend an important presentation providing an overview of the college/specialty school application process during their PE class as listed here. Attendance will be taken. Seniors who do not have PE must attend during a study hall period, lunch period, or during the before or after school session.

Overview of important dates for programs to assist seniors through the application process.

  • How to search a college’s website to find all the information you need for the application process.
  • How to manage all of the items you need.
  • How to keep track of your applications to ensure you aren’t missing anything.
  • Where to look for scholarships & How to apply for financial aid. 

Senior Parent Saturday: Saturday, August 19th beginning at 8am - Auditorium

Parents/Guardians of seniors can learn all about the college application and financial aid process (topics covered are very similar to the topics discussed with seniors during the Senior College Guidance Sessions, with greater detail on financial aid).

Choose to attend as many or as few sessions as you wish. Welcome and overview session begins at 8am. Breakouts will follow.

Sessions include:

  • 8:20am:      Financial Aid/Cost Planning OR Senior Application Planning,
  • 9:50am:      Senior Application Planning
  • 10:50am:    IEP’s & 504’s in College OR Athletic Recruitment
  • 11:40am:    Alternatives to Traditional College
  • 9:10am:      CCRC Open House (open for walk-in and exploration until 10:40am)

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Mrs. Thompson, College & Career Counselor


Our parent organizations are essential to the success that we as a high school are able to achieve in the classroom, on the stage, on our athletic field or gym, and inside our community as a whole.  We rely on these groups to provide our school community with various types of support, and we hope that you will take a few minutes to consider supporting these groups.  Please direct any questions to the appropriate organizations.


York Administration

 York PTSA

(Parent Teacher Student Association) is an independent, non-profit, volunteer-run organization and a part of the PTA umbrella that has supported our students through their time in Elmhurst District 205 public schools. PTSA at York promotes the welfare of all York students and the York community.  Following is a sample of what we do:

  • Initiated and maintain Post Prom, a substance-free, relatively low cost, safe activity for Prom attendees.
  • Initiated and maintain a Best-Sellers shelf in the York library.
  • Sponsor National Honor Society receptions for all students initiated in this group.
  • Publish an annual student directory.
  • Sponsor a dinner for staff before the annual Open House.
  • Sponsor a Teachers Appreciation Breakfast.
  • Contribute funds to multiple student clubs and organizations.
  • Promote communication through the e-newsletter.
  • Advocate for and support activities that encourage a robust academic environment at York.
  • Support and contribute to a scholarship fund for York Seniors maintained by Elmhurst Council of PTA's
  • Support and contribute to a scholarship fund for Illinois Seniors maintained by Illinois PTA.

Please join us at a meeting and/or sign up to be a PTSA member!

District 205 Foundation

The District 205 Foundation raises and distributes funds that provide additional resources, enriches curriculum and furthers innovation at York. Since 2015 alone, more than $76,000 worth of educational enhancements and close to $38,000 in partnership funds are benefiting the York community. With your support, students get more than the basics. Please make a tax deductible donation to the Foundation and help our only community high school go above and beyond to prepare students for their future. To learn more about our impact at York visit www/elmhurst205.org/foundation  or click here to make a direct donation

York Athletic Boosters

The York Athletic Boosters is a parent volunteer organization that raises funds to support the York High School Athletic Department with the items and equipment that are above and beyond the norm provided by the school district. Please see the attached letter outlining what we do and how you can be involved, what you get for your membership and important dates coming up soon!  There are three ways to join: fill out the attached membership form and mail it or drop it off at book pickup at the Athletic Booster table or visithttps://yorkab.ejoinme.org/BoosterMembership to join online.  York Dukes Spirit wear will be available for purchase at all book pickup times August 7-11, and at all home football games.  Thank you for your consideration - York Athletics values your membership! Have a great year, join Boosters and GO DUKES!

York Athletic Booster Club website: http://york.elmhurst205.org/yboosters

York Athletic BoosterClub membership form.

York Music Boosters

All proceeds benefit the York Performing Arts Department and its students. Last year, we awarded $4000 in scholarships to over 20 students. We host post-concert receptions, organize fundraisers for student trips, provide administrative help to the department including uniform distribution and collection and support other department initiatives including funding equipment purchases for York’s Recording Studio. Please find our membership form here.  

York Alumni Association

In 2018, York Community High School will celebrate its centennial. A group of York alumni has launched the first-ever Alumni Association, with our immediate goal to be involved in planning and facilitating a Centennial Celebration during the 2018-19 school year. There will be a series of events throughout the year commemorating the storied tradition of YCHS.

We invite you to be part of the York Centennial Celebration by purchasing one or more of the related spirit items for sale (window clings, a bumper sticker and t-shirts) to help generate the funding required to stage these events. To view these items, please visit www.elmhurst205.org/YCHSAA_Merchandise.

To learn more about the York Community High School Alumni Association, please visit:www.elmhurst205.org/YCHSAA.


The Elmhurst Commission on Youth, along with Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, part of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, will sponsor a presentation outlining when student anxiety becomes a problem. Hear about the effects of anxiety on learning, sources of anxiety in schools, and school refusal. Treatment requires a collaborative approach that includes the student, school staff, parents and mental health professionals. Dr. Laura Koehler, PsyD. Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Linden Oaks, leads the discussion on August 29, beginning at 7:30 PM (note change of time) at Bryan Middle School.



Important Dates

Aug. 19 Senior Parent Saturday 8:00am
Aug. 30 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Aug. 31 Open House 7:00pm
Sept. 1 1st Home Football Game 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Sept. 4 No School - Labor Day
Sept. 6 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Sept. 13 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
  Yearbook Photo Makeup
  Collage Concert 7:30pm
Sept. 14 Yearbook Photo Makeup
Sept. 20 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
  Powder Puff Football Game 6:30pm
Sept. 22 Homecoming Game 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Sept. 23 Homecoming Dance 7:00pm
Sept. 27 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Sept. 30 D205 Foundation Fundraiser - Wizards Basketball Game 7:00pm
Oct. 3 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00pm
Oct. 4 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Oct. 9 No School - Columbus Day
Oct. 10 No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00am
Oct. 11 Fall Testing Day
Oct. 12 Student Of The Month 7:00am
Oct. 17 Yearbook Photo Make-Ups 7:30am
Oct. 18 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
  Trivia Night 7:00pm
Oct. 23 Orchestra Chamber Ensemble 7:30pm
Oct. 25 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Oct. 26-28 Fall Play 7:30pm
Oct. 29 Fall Play 2:00pm
Oct. 30 Junior Parent Night 7:00pm
Nov. 1 Student Late Arrival 9:25am
Nov. 2 York Distinguished Alumni 6:00pm
Nov. 3 Movie On The Field - dusk

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