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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 attendance office at door 3. 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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Smith, Diana
Principal dsmith@elmhurst205.org
Covino, Christopher
Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction ccovino@elmhurst205.org
Goldman, Karla
Assistant Principal for Student Services kgoldman@elmhurst205.org
McGuire, Drew
Assistant Principal dmcguire@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


YHS News


Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.

July 12, 8 a.m. - noon

July 14, noon - 4 p.m.

July 18, 8 a.m. - noon

July 20, noon - 4 p.m.

July 22, 8 a.m. - noon

July 26, noon - 4 p.m.

July 27, 8 a.m. - noon

July 28, noon - 4 p.m.

Grades 9-12:
York High School (by appointment, call 630-617-2487)


Madison Early Childhood Center (by appointment, call 630-617-2385)

Evening enrollment hours will be held on August 2 and August 8 from 4 to 8 PM at the District 205 Center and at Conrad Fischer Elementary, 888 N. Wilson, during those same dates and times (for students attending Fischer only).


The school arranges for a photographer to take pictures of each graduate as diplomas are presented. Go to www.gradimages.com to access graduation photos.  Photos will be available to view after Friday, May 20th. Please note that during the ceremony, no spectators will be allowed to approach the stage. Parents and guests who wish to take photographs should do so from their seats or before or after the ceremony. Students will return to the cafeteria to turn in their gowns and receive diplomas immediately after the ceremony.


The entire ceremony was streamed live and is available to view via York’s website.


Chromebook credits along with books returned for credit for York graduates will be processed in June. As is procedure each year, the total credit will be added to the next oldest current York student in the family for use in fall 2016.


If the graduate is the final child or has no younger siblings at York,expect a refund check from the district after July 1st.


York High School is proud to present Songs for a New World, in concert with York alumni on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 PM in Baker Auditorium. This evening will showcase the talents of York graduates who are studying or have degrees in Musical Theatre and Vocal Performance. 


Graduates Include:

  • Eddie Maciejewski (York Class of 2015, University of Oklahoma, BFA MT)
  • Grace Sopko (York Class of 2015, Drake University, BFA MT)
  • Zachary Triska (York Class of 2015, Cincinnati Conservatory, BFA MT)
  • Kristen Delahanty (York Class of2014, Manhattan Marymount, BA, Stage Management)
  • Jackie Salgado (York class of 2014, Illinois Wesleyan, BFA MT)
  • Laura Thoresen (York Class of 2014, Roosevelt University, BFA MT)
  • Helen Knudsen (York Class of 2013, Roosevelt University, BM Vocal Performance)
  • Emily Uddenberg (York Class of 2013, Cleveland Institute of Music, BM Vocal Performance)
  • Kelsey Roberts (York Class of 2012, Syracuse University, BFA MT)
  • James Mueller (York Class of 2012, Luther College, BA Vocal Performance and Dance)
  • Michael St. Peter (York Class of 2012, Juilliard, BM Vocal Performance)
  • Julie Peterson (York Class of 2010, The Boston Conservatory, BFA MT)
  • Keith Potts (York Class of 2008, the Boston Conservatory, BFA MT)

Songs for a new world YORK_2016_final.jpgSongs For a New World, by Jason Robert Brown, is a beautiful theatrical piece with unforgettable music, performed by many of York’s finest alumni. Rebecca Marianetti, director, is thrilled to have students, ranging from ages 19 – 25, back on the York stage.

“Working with these actors, who are now adults, enriches the lives of all of us. These young men and women are graduating from the finest Conservatories and Universities in the country, and pursuing what they love. They are taking time out of their schedules, many of whom are leaving Chicago the day after the performance for professional productions, to finally be on the same stage together. Songs for a New World is a stunning piece of theatre. This will be an evening of immense talent, pure joy, and great love," noted Ms. Marianetti.

Michael St. Peter states, “Performing this amazing piece is the best way that we can give back to the incredible theatre program at York. It's an experience that's always emotional, explorative, and full of joy. Having the chance to work together with good friends after high school is rare enough as it is, but pairing that with the caliber of performing that Ms. Marianetti and Mrs. Pettitt  promote is truly one in a million."

Laura Thoresen reflects, “York Drama is so much more than an extracurricular activity, and a place to practice the arts. It's a family. Being a part of this community has proven to be one of the most fulfilling things in my life. Through York Drama, I have formed lifelong friendships and connections with so many incredibly gifted and amazing human beings. What I love about this production is that it allows all of us from separate classes, to unite and share an experience together, doing what we love. As artists, we are all storytellers. Be it singing, acting, or dancing, our mission is to share these stories with the world, and find the truth in these 'lies' that we're telling.

"The music in Songs For a New World gives us a glimpse into the lives of several very different individuals, with very different stories. I have always been moved by the message of this show, and I truly believe in it's ability to touch people. I am thrilled to be back, and feel so privileged to be working alongside my wonderful friends, peers, and mentors. I cannot wait to bring this story to life in a place that I call home,” she said.


Tickets are on sale starting Thursday, May 12 and may be purchased at http://www.ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama. All seating is reserved.


As the York Health Services Office prepares to welcome your freshman next fall, we want to take this opportunity to explain the requirements for the 9th grade physical.


Illinois State Law requires that all freshmen submit a completed State-approved physical examination form to the school no later than October 15, 2016.  The state-approved form can be provided by your physician’s office or can be found on the District website at www.elmhurst205.org.  Please be aware that the IHSA sports 

physical form is NOT acceptable for entry into the 9th grade, but the 9th grade physical can be used as a sport physical.


In order to meet the State requirement, ALL sections of the form must be completed.  Please pay specific attention to the following:


   The immunization chart must be filled in with correct dates.  This must be signed and dated by a physician, RN, or Medical Assistant.  It is important to note that the chart must show that your child received the Tdap vaccine.

   The section titled Health History (upper half of reverse side) must be completed, signed and dated by the parent/guardian.

   The section titled Physical Examination must be completed, signed and dated by the physician.  Please make sure 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.


You may mail, fax or bring the completed form to the York High School Health Services Office.  

Our direct fax number is:  630-782-6594 and our mailing address is 

355 W. St Charles Road.  Over the summer, the form can be turned into the York High School Main Office.  Do not turn in the form to summer school staff, counselors, campus supervisors, coaches or the Athletic Office.


Please note:  If any portion of the physical examination form is incomplete, it will be returned to you.  Your child will be considered out of compliance with Illinois State Laws until all sections of the form have been completed and received in our office.


In accordance with State Law, students who do not have a physical examination form on file by October 15, 2016 will be excluded from school on that day.  Until the completed form is received in the Health Services Office, the student will not be allowed to attend school, participate in school activities, or attend school functions.


To ensure that your child’s physical is completed in a timely manner, we suggest that you make an appointment with your physician prior to the start of school.  Students who do not have access to a health care provider may contact the DuPage County All Kids Program at 630-682-7400 for information on available health clinics.


Freshman Sports:  The freshman physical, if completed after June 1, 2016, will cover all interscholastic sports participation for the

2016-17 school year.  Freshmen trying out for a fall interscholastic activity must have a current physical examination prior to August

pre-season practices.


If you have any questions, please call the Health Services Office at 630-617-2435 or 630-617-2438.  The Health Services Office is closed over the summer.  During this time, please direct all questions to the York main office at 630-617-2400.  We look forward to working with you and your child.


Health Services Office


Pat Hatz, RN, MSN, IL/NCSN

Pam Lerud RN, BSN

Mary Ann Patti, Secretary


Important Dates

June 6 Summer School Session 1 Begins
  period 1 at 7:40, period 2 at 10:20
June 27 Summer School Session 2 Begins
  period 1 at 7:40, period 2 at 10:20
August 3 Senior Book Sales 10:00 - 2:00
August 4 Junior Book Sales 10:00 - 2:00
August 5 Sophomore Book Sales 10:00 - 2:00
August 8 Freshman Book Sales 10:00 - 3:00
August 9 Book Sales - all grade levels 2:00 - 5:00
  Freshman Family Night 7:00

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