York Community High School

Incoming Freshmen Parent Notification

Course Selection Meetings with York Counselors

Following are some resources to help incoming freshman students to prepare for the course selection meetings with their York counselors in January.  Please watch the screencast with Asst. Principal Doherty and three of York's counselors: Mrs. Feldkamp-Pradhan, Mrs. Tucker, and Mrs. Weber.  We hope this screencast helps to answer any questions you may have about the process, and all documents referenced in it are also linked below.



The Freshman Course Selection Worksheet


The Sample Course Selection Worksheet


The Freshman Course Code Sheet


The Opt-In Form

YHS Placement for Incoming Class of 2023

York High School Placement for Incoming Class of 2023


Course Selection Letter to Families


Course Selection Criteria


Opt In Forms

8th Grade Acacemic/Athletic Night 11/28

We hope that you will join us for the York High School 8th Grade Academic and Activity Night tomorrow--Wednesday, November 28th.  We will open our Athletics and Activity Fair in the Cafeteria at 6:15 PM for students to have the opportunity to check out different clubs, activities, and athletic programs with student and staff representatives. We hope that the Athletic & Activity Fair will help students to consider the balance that they are hoping to maintain during their first year of high school, managing a rigorous course schedule with athletics, clubs, youth group, friends and family before visiting the Academic sessions throughout the building, beginning at 7:00 PM.

In order to provide more information, Mr. McGuire and Mr. Doherty--Assistant Principals at York--developed a screencast to give an idea about how the evening runs, to remind families about the course recommendation process, and to let families know how they can view their student's course recommendations.  Click here to view the screencast.  

On a side note, many families have inquired about when the PSAT 8/9 scores will be released by CollegeBoard.  Typically, the scores begin to be released early December, so we expect that families will begin to be able to check out their scores around December 12th.  You may get an email directly from CollegeBoard letting you know that--if you create an account--you can see your scores online.  Once the District receives student score reports, they will be distributed to each D205 and Elmhurst parochial school.   

We hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

PSAT 8/9 for Parochial Students

While the PSAT 8/9 is no longer a required part of course recommendations at York High School, we believe that any additional information that families have to help them navigate all of the course opportunities at York High School is good information. 


Therefore, we are offering the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9 for parochial students who are current Elmhurst residents on Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 AM.  The doors will open at 7:45 AM, and unfortunately, we cannot allow students to enter once the test begins.


If you are interested in having your 8th grade parochial student take this exam, and you are current Elmhurst residents, please click here to enroll your student for the exam.


Please remember, this is an optional exam opportunity, and the results do NOT affect a student's course selection at York.


Grade 8 Parochial School Shadow Dates

Below are the dates in which eighth 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:













Freshmen Immunization Information

As we welcome your child to York High School in the fall, we want to take this opportunity to explain the health requirements for incoming freshman students.

Illinois State law requires that all incoming freshmen have an updated physical examination and proof of receiving all required immunizations on file.  The physical examination must be on either the state-approved certificate of health form, the approved form provided by some physicians’ offices; or on the form found on the district website, www.elmhurst205.org.  Please note that the IHSA Sports Physical form is not acceptable for entry into 9th grade.

In order for your child to be in compliance with the physical examination and immunization requirements, the following MUST be completed as directed:

  • All immunizations must be documented on the front or first page of the form.  The immunization chart must be filled in with correct dates and signed and dated by a physician, RN, or Medical Assistant.
  • The child’s Health History questions (yes/no questions at the top of the second page) must be completed, signed, and dated by the parent/guardian. 
  • The Physical Examination is to be completed, signed, and dated by the physician.  Please make sure that the physician has checked the boxes at the bottom of this page indicating whether or not your child can participate in physical education and interscholastic sports.

Please note:  Incomplete examination forms and incomplete immunization records will be returned to you for completion.  Your child will not be compliant with Illinois State Law until the necessary documentation is on file.  The completed physical form must be on file in the York Health Services Office by the 1st day of school.  Students who do not have a completed 9th grade physical and immunization record on file by the first day of school, will be placed on a list for possible exclusion.  District 205 will exclude students from school according to state law, at the minimum date set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education.  Once the student is excluded, the student will not be allowed to attend school, or participate in or attend any school functions, including athletic or extra-curricular activities, until the required physical examination and immunization documentation is received in the Health Services Office.

Please submit completed physicals to the York High School Health Services Office.  They may be mailed, brought into the Health Services Office, or faxed only to (630)-782-6594. During summer break, health records can be turned in at the York Main Office.  Do not turn the form in to summer school staff, counselors, hall monitors or coaches.  Please keep a copy for your records.

Students who do not have access to a health care provider may contact the DuPage County All Kids Program at (630)-782-7400.

If you have any questions please call the Health Services Office at (630)-617-2438.

Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN                                                   
Athanasia Nassopoulos, RN, BSN, PEL-SN
MaryAnn Patti, Secretary


Mientras damos la bienvenida a su hijo a la Escuela Secundaria York en este otoño, queremos aprovechar la oportunidad para explicar los requisitos de salud para los estudiantes que ingresan al noveno grado.

La legislación del estado de Illinois requiere que todos los estudiantes ingresantes de noveno grado tengan en su archivo un examen físico y una constancia de haber recibido todas las vacunas requeridas.  El examen físico debe ser un certificado aprobado por el estado del formulario de salud; el formulario aprobado provisto por los consultorios de algunos médicos; o el formulario que se encuentra en el sitio web del distrito,www.elmhurst205.org.  Tenga en cuenta que el formulario de examen físico para deportes de IHSA no es aceptable para el ingreso a 9.o grado.

De modo que su hijo cumpla los requisitos de vacunación y de examen físico, se DEBE completar lo siguiente según se indica:

  • Todas las vacunas deben estar documentadas en el frente o en la primera página del formulario.  La tabla de vacunas debe estar completada con las fechas correctas, y con la firma y la fecha del médico, Enfermero Registrado o Asistente Médico.
  • Las preguntas de historia clínica del estudiante (preguntas sí/no en la parte superior de la segunda página) deben estar completas, firmadas y con la fecha del padre/tutor. 
  • El examen físico debe estar completado, firmado y con fecha por parte del médico.  Asegúrese de que el médico haya completado las casillas en la parte inferior de esta página que indican si su hijo puede participar en educación física y deportes interescolares.

Tenga en cuenta: Los formularios de examen incompletos y los registros de vacunación incompletos serán devueltos para que sean completados.  Su hijo no reunirá los requisitos de la legislación del estado de Illinois hasta que la documentación necesaria esté en el legajo.  El formulario de examen físico debe estar en el legajo en las Oficinas de Servicios de Salud de York antes del primer día de clases.  Los estudiantes que no cuenten con un registro de vacunas y examen físico de 9.o grado en su legajo antes del primer día de clases serán registrados en una lista de posible exclusión.  El distrito 205 excluirá de la escuela a los estudiantes de acuerdo con la legislación estatal, en la fecha mínima establecida por la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois.  Una vez que el estudiante queda excluido, este no podrá asistir a la escuela, participar ni asistir a funciones escolares, las que incluyen actividades atléticas o extra curriculares, hasta que la Oficina de Servicios de Salud reciba el examen físico y la documentación de vacunas requeridos.

Envíe los exámenes físicos completos a la Oficina de Servicios de Salud de la Escuela Secundaria York.  Puede enviarlos por correo, llevarlos a la Oficina de Servicios de Salud o enviarlos por fax solamente al (630)-782-6594. Durante las vacaciones de verano, los registros de salud pueden entregarse en la Oficina Principal de York.  No entregue el formulario al personal de verano, asesores, supervisores o entrenadores de la escuela. Guarde una copia de sus registros.

Los estudiantes que no tengan acceso a un médico pueden comunicarse con el Programa All Kids del Condado de DuPage al (630)-782-7400.

Si tiene preguntas, llame a la Oficina de Servicios de Salud al (630)-617-2438.

Pat Hatz, Enfermera Registrada, MSN, IL/NCSN
Athanasia Nassopoulos, Enfermera Registrada, BSN, PEL-SN
MaryAnn Patti, Secretaria