Expect These Changes At Freeport High For The 2016-2017 School Year

Freeport, Illinois – The new school year is right around the corner for Freeport students and with it always comes a lot of excitement as well as a little change. The 2016/2017 school year this year begins Monday, August 29th for Grades K-12 and with it this year parents and students can expect the following changes.

New For The FHS 2016/2017 School Year

Freeport High School is going green!
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year a final complete report card will be mailed home to all students. If you would like to request to receive interim reports and quarterly report cards, please call 815-232-0412 with this request. Remember that up to date grades can be viewed using Family Access on the FSD website. To sign up for Family Access, please visit the high school Guidance Office.

Temporary student ID’s will no longer be issued.
If a student reports to school without their ID, they will be asked to purchase a new one in the business office for the amount of $5. ($4 for ID and $1 for lanyard)

Uniformity of Dress Policy
The Freeport School Board voted to keep the current uniformity of dress policy. This policy will be strictly enforced beginning with the first day of school. The policy is enclosed with this communication.

Random Substance Testing Program
Any student participating in an extracurricular activity at the high school will be subject to random substance abuse testing. Activities where students receive an academic grade such as marching band, are not subject to the program. Informational meetings on the high school’s random substance testing policy are scheduled on Monday, August 1 and 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the west gym.

Extracurricular Activity Policy
The athletic policy has been changed to include all extracurricular activities. Parents and students participating in non-athletic extracurricular activities must complete two consent forms prior to participating in the activity. Activity sponsors will distribute the consent forms once the activity begins. The policy can be viewed on the athletic website (http:il.8to18.com/Freeporths).

Student Attendance at High School Athletic Events
All high school students must have their school ID card with them in order to purchase a ticket to high school athletic events. Admission prices are $2 for students.

NEW PROCEDURE:
All 5th-12th grade students’ ID’s will be scanned prior to purchasing a ticket. Any student that is suspended, restricted, accumulated 3 weekly tardies or 1 unexcused absence the week of the event will not be permitted to attend.

Athletic Participation

Must have valid physical on file.
 Physicals can be either a medical exam or sports physical.
 Physicals are valid for 395 days after the exam date.
 Physicals are to be turned in to the high school athletic office (high school business office). Coaches will not accept any registration material.
 Sports physicals at Burchard Hills on August 9 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Cost is $20.00. No appointment necessary.

Must have four consent forms (Parent, Medical, Concussion & Random Drug Testing).
 Consent forms can be printed from the athletic website or picked up at the high school athletic office.
 Consent forms must be turned into the high school athletic office. Coaches will not accept any registration material.

Both parent and student must register online  for each sport of participation.

Online registration will open for all sports on July 1.
 Athletic Website —- http://il.8to18.com/FreeportHS
 Contact the high school athletic office if computer access is needed

Must have passed at least 5 classes during the previous semester.
5. Must not have any outstanding fines or obligations from a previous activity.
6. All students that are participating in the first sport in their high school career must attend a code of conduct meeting. Both the student and parent/guardian must attend this meeting.
 Code meetings for fall sports are scheduled at 6:00 p.m. in the FHS Cafeteria on Monday, August 1 and Monday, August 8 (attend one meeting).

GENERAL INFORMATION
Freeport School District #145 (FSD) ensures that equal education opportunities are offered to students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, age,
sexual orientation, or disabling conditions. FSD does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program, activities, or employment
policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.

SPECIAL EDUCATION
FSD provides special education related services to all eligible children from age 3 through age 21. Call 815-232-0300 for more information.

ENROLLING A STUDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME?
You must provide the school with the child’s birth certificate and physical examination records. Children entering Kindergarten must be
5 years old on or before September 1, 2016. Children entering 1st grade must be 6 years old by the same date.

DENTAL & VISION EXAMS
The State of Illinois requires all students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grades to provide proof of a dental examination to the school by May 15,
2017. All Illinois children upon first entry into school must provide proof of an eye exam performed by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist
by October 15, 2016.

PHYSICALS/IMMUNIZATIONS
All Illinois students beginning preschool, Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades are required to show proof of a current State of Illinois physical
examination, including required vaccinations, within the 12 months prior to entering school. Students new to FSD from outside the state must
have a current physical, regardless of grade. To combat the rise of pertussis (whooping cough), the state’s expanded prevention efforts also
require ALL 6th-12th grade students to receive a Tdap booster vaccination. Students must show proof of receiving the vaccination, have an
appointment to get the vaccine, or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file. Students in 12th grade must also now receive
two doses of Meningococcal vaccine.

Freshman orientation will be held Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the FHS West Gym

Freshman must provide a complete physical form before the 1st day of school The athletic sports physical does not qualify as a 9th grade physical

Seniors must provide proof of meningitis immunization before the 1st day of school.

1st dose of the vaccine administered on or before the students 16th birthday; 2 doses required.

1st dose of the vaccine administered after the students 16th birthday; 1 dose required

 

For more information see the Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year document and the back to school information for the 2016-2017 school year

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