Thanks to extreme cold in January, students at Evanston Township High School will now attend classes until June 10, rather than getting out on June 6, and summer school will begin June 12 instead of June 10.

In a letter to ETHS families from Assistant Superintendent/Principal Marcus Campbell, the school explained how it will make up the four days this month that it has been closed because of the weather.

Here is a summary of what Campbell said in his letter, released today:

Make-up day #1: ETHS will have a full day of school on Monday, Feb. 17. Classes will begin at 8:32 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 2:36 p.m.

Make-up day #2: ETHS will have a late start day of school on Friday, March 14. The school will open school on March 14 according to the Late Start Day schedule. Classes will begin at 9:40 a.m. and students will be dismissed at 3:35pm. 

ETHS will have a full day of school on Monday, June 2, and Tuesday, June 3. Second semester exams will not be held these days as originally scheduled.

Semester exams will be given on June 4, 5, and 6. The revised semester exam schedule will be distributed later this school year.

Make-up day #3: ETHS will have a semester exams make-up day and grading day for teachers on Monday, June 9. Students are not required to be at school on this day if they do not have a scheduled make-up exam. Teachers/staff will work their regular schedules on this day.

Make-up day #4: ETHS will have its last day of school for students in grades 9-11 on Tuesday, June 10. Originally, the last day of school was scheduled for June 6. School will operate on a special last day schedule.

Illinois state law requires that students must be in school for a minimum of five hours on the last day of school. Classes will begin at 8:32 a.m and students will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m. Lunch will be served on this day. Attendance will be recorded.

The first day of Summer School at ETHS will be Thursday, June 12. Due to the adjusted school year schedule, Session 1 of Summer School will start on Thursday, June 12, and will include instructional days on Friday, June 13, and Friday, June 20. Attendance is required on these days.

Session 2 of Summer School begins on July 2 as originally scheduled.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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