Proviso Weekly Update: Parent University, Freshman Immunizations, Principal Meet and Greets

Parent University Is Coming to District 209:

“Forest Park, IL…Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host a Parent University from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, at the district offices at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park.

The Parent University is a workshop designed to prepare parents to help their students in high school and beyond. Sessions will be conducted in both English and Spanish.”

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. More information on this event will be forthcoming.

Incoming Freshman Need Immunizations, Physicals Before First Day of School:

“Forest Park, IL…Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will welcome back all students for the 2013-14 school year on August 19.
However, before reporting back to school, all students in the district must have at least a ninth-grade Illinois physical and up-to-date immunizations on file.
Under its First Day Exclusion Policy, no student will be admitted on the first day of school unless their ninth-grade Illinois physical and current immunizations are on file at their respective school. Parents need to ensure that their students’ physicals are complete and include details of the students’ health history. Parents also must answer all of the questions on the physical form, sign and date the form, and complete the diabetes screening questions that are attached.In addition, incoming ninth-graders are required to provide proof of Tdap vaccinations along with the required school physical forms. Those sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have not turned in proof of Tdap vaccinations also must provide the proof. The only exceptions to this rule are an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the school or an appointment to receive the Tdap shot during the school year.

“These rules are necessary to ensure that we as a district comply with state law and Illinois School Code,” said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209. “Above all, however, we need to ensure the health and safety of all of our students. Parents need to make sure that their students have these necessary medical forms on file to ensure the students can begin the new school year on a good note and to avoid any disruptions in the school year.”

Students at Proviso East High School and Proviso Math and Science Academy may contact the Proviso East School Based Health Center for physicals at (708) 449-9522. Students at Proviso West High School and those needing immunizations may contact available clinics within the area.”

District to Host Principal Meet and Greets
“Forest Park, IL…Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host a series of Principal Meet and Greets August 12 through 15 to introduce students, parents, and the community to their principals.Proviso Math and Science Academy will host their Principal Meet and Greet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 12, while the event at Proviso West High School, with its new principal, Mr. Oscar Hawthorne, will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14. Proviso East High School students and parents can meet with Mr. Tony Valente, principal from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 15.

Each principal will be charged with executing their individual school improvement plans and boosting student achievement. During the Principal Meet and Greet, each principal will have an opportunity to meet parents, students, teachers, and Proviso stakeholders. They will outline the goals and plans for each of their schools and welcome the community to what is expected to be a fantastic new school year.”

For more information, visit the District’s website by clicking here. VFP

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