2013 Summer School Information / FAQ
Community Unit School District 220 offers a self-funded K-12 Summer Program. The program is available to any public, private, or parochial student who is a legal resident in District 220. Students who live outside the boundaries of District 220 are also able to take academic courses, if space is available. The program is designed so that students can gain academic credit, receive enrichment, and explore new interests, as well as, remediate a course, if necessary. In order to meet the criteria for the summer session, students must be eligible for the course during the next regular school year.
This year, registration for 2013 summer school academic classes is included in each student’s normal process of scheduling 2013-14 courses. Instead of registering online as was done previously, students will simply request any summer school academic classes when meeting with their counselor in the early spring.
Current 12th, 11th and 10th graders MUST attend a pre-registration appointment with their counselor by March 21 to request any desired summer school academic courses.
Current 9th-graders MUST participate in the registration process during their advisory with the counselors to request desired summer school academic courses. If a student misses his or her freshman advisory pre-registration meeting, an appointment must be made with the counselor by March 21.
Incoming freshmen (current 8th-graders) MUST submit the Freshman pre-registration Worksheet by Feb. 13 to the BHS Guidance Department to request any desired summer school academic courses. Forms will be collected during the BHS Transition Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. The form will be mailed to you by the Guidance Department at BHS.
Registration for all camps will still be unlimited and will take place online and separate from academic advising, beginning April 22.
Only 1 excused absence will be accepted during each session. Any student who is absent beyond one class period, regardless of the reason, will forfeit the credit and all fees. Students will be dropped from a course for any unexcused absence. All fees and credits will be forfeited. Each day of the summer school course represents approximately one week in the regular school year. Therefore, regular attendance is required. The basic responsibility for attendance lies with the student and parents. Summer vacation plans should not be scheduled during summer school. A student with one absence and 3 tardies may be dropped from their course with no credit or refund.
Tardies up to 15 minutes in length, but not exceeding 15 minutes:
1st Tardy: Free Pass is given, the tardy will be excused.
2nd Tardy: A contract will be issued and formal warning of consequences will be given.
3rd Tardy: The student will be directed to the summer school office. The consequences will be at the discretion of the Summer School Principal. The consequences may result in the following: A. The student may be dropped from the course with no credit or refund. B. The student will be allowed to remain in summer school, providing the time is made up and scheduled with the summer school office before summer school hours. Approval of the summer school office is needed.
4th Tardy: The student will be immediately dropped from the course with no credit or refund.
Any tardy exceeding 15 minutes in length, will follow the above 3rd tardy procedures with a issued contract stating the consequences.
A student with one absence and 3 tardies may be dropped from their course with no credit or refund.
Any student that does not follow school rules may be dropped from the summer program. Students should familiarize themselves with the BHS behavior expectations in the Student Handbook. Students not attending BHS during the regular school year are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Student Handbook and class expectations. No refunds will be given for any course dropped due to tardies, attendance or behavior issues.
Students are not allowed to leave campus during the summer school academic day. Any student who leaves campus will be dropped from the summer school program. All fees and credits will be forfeited.
Summer School Tuition
Full PAYMENT for academic courses will be collected April 5 – April 12, 2013 for enrolled summer school participants to secure summer school seat(s). Counselors cannot accept payment. Payment will not be accepted prior to April 5th. Payment MUST be received by April 12th to confirm registration in summer school. If payment is not received, the student will be dropped from the academic course. Beginning April 22nd, full payment for camps and available academic seats must be received within 24 hours to confirm registration. No partial payments will be accepted. Payment Forms or Camp Registration Forms can be found at www.barrington220.org/summerschool, at the main entrance of BHS or in the summer school office, C-240. Payment can be made via the Parent Portal or by check or cash via the summer school office with a completed Payment Form or Camp Registration Forms. Barrington 220 Students eligible for the free/reduced lunch program may have their tuition fees waived.
Course Credit, Dropped Courses and Refunds
After April 22nd and once payment has been submitted, the student/parent must contact the summer school office to drop a course or camp. In the event a student/parent chooses to drop a course and/or camp. Half of the tuition fee will be refunded for dropped courses until Friday, May 31st for 1st session and Friday, June 21st for 2nd session. After May 31st for 1st session and June 21st for 2nd session, NO refund will be given for dropped courses. The Equipment/Lab fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Course credit will only be given for completed summer school courses in which a student earns a passing grade.
Attendance is mandatory on the last day of each session. All final exams are scheduled for that day. Students will not be released prior to the end of the examination period. Finals will not be given early.
The cafeteria will be open for refreshments each day from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Snack and drink machines are available in the cafeteria and Main Gym lobby.
Textbooks & Supplies
Textbooks will be provided for all students. Students must supply any other materials needed for their particular course.
Unless otherwise noted all classes will run from 7:20 AM - 12:00 PM. The final exam will be on the last day of the session, the last hour and twenty-five minutes of the instructional day. Instructional and review will start at 7:20AM the last day of the session and end at 9AM.
Lost & Found
The lost and found is located in the summer school main office. The summer program is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Can I change classes?
In the event a student chooses to change a class, a $30.00 change fee will be charged. The change will occur, providing availability still exits, once the summer school office receives the $30.00 course change fee. No changes will be made after Friday, May 31 for first session and June 21 for second session. Changes can be made starting April 22.
What are the Dates of Summer School?
Session 1 • June 10 - June 28
Session 2 • July 1- July 23 (July 4 & July 5- No School)
Does the district provide transportation?
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school unless they have signed up for the Pay-to-Ride option. Please view the information at www.barrington220.org/summerschool and click on Summer School Transportation.
Who do I pay Equipment/Camp Fees or Lab Fees to?
If your course or camp requires a equipment/camp fee or lab fee, they are to be paid in full at the time of camp registration with the course/camp fee. Checks can be made out to CUSD220. The lab/equipment fee is non-refundable
What determines if a class will be canceled?
You will be notified if a class is canceled. It is important to have an alternative plan if a class is canceled. The district reserves the right to cancel any courses which do not meet enrollment requirements or if unable to secure a certified instructor.
May I replace a grade?
All Grade replacements for students re-taking a class must be complete within 15 months from taking the original class in order to replace a grade. The student must notify the registrar that he/she is replacing a grade.
What if my son or daughter has an IEP?
The special education department will not notify teachers of students with IEPs during the summer. Parents should notify the teacher of any Individualized Education plans prior to starting the class.
Where do I drop off/pick up my son or daughter?
Parents who are dropping off or picking up students should do so off of the Hart Road entrance. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MAIN ST. ENTRANCE TO DROP OFF /PICK-UP YOUR CHILD.
Can students outside District 220 participate in the summer program?
Students who live outside of District 220 boundaries are eligible to take academic classes (but not athletic camps) at Barrington High School during the summer session. In order to register, students must be enrolled in high school. If a student is not enrolled in District 220, students must provide the name of their school and a current school ID number and check the “I agree” box on the payment form. Please be advised that early registration will not guarantee a seat in an academic class because District 220 students will be given the first chance to enroll for the courses offered. Students who live outside the district will be charged an additional $50 for any academic course. Please contact the Summer School Office after April 22nd.
How Do I Transfer a Grade If I Am from Another School?
Students from other high schools must provide their student ID number and full high school name and check the “I Agree” box on the payment form at the time of the registration. Students should notify the school they attend during the regular school year to see if credit is transferable. Please contact the Summer School Ofiice after April 22nd.
What Health/Medical information do I need to provide the Health/Nurse office?
Students entering grades 9-12 that were enrolled in a District 220 school during 2007/08 have records on file. If a student was not enrolled in a District 220 school, they will need to fill out a Health Card. Please notify the nurse if your child has an Emergency or Health Plan in place at their present school. The summer school nurse will share the health plan with their teacher. School Board Policy 7:100 requires the most recent Physical and Immunization record be on file. If you are not enrolled at CUSD 220 please submit these health records with registration. A health form, immunization record and recent physical must be submitted before the 1st day of class or student will not be allowed to attend BHS.
NURSE NOTES: Does your child have Asthma, Food or Bee Allergy, or other Health Condition?
- Please remember that if your child has an Inhaler or Epi-Pen that they carry at school, to notify the Summer School Nurse.
- Children prescribed an Inhaler or Epi-Pen should have them available during summer school in case of an emergency.
- Appropriate medication forms should be on file.
- Students may need an Emergency Care Plan (ECP) developed by the school nurse to be shared with teachers and coaches that have a need to know.
- Contact the School Nurse if you have any concerns regarding your child’s health status during summer school.
Health Questions? NURSE (847) 842 - 3288
Please Contact the Summer School Principal, with any questions or comments.