This page includes important information for all Lemont High School students and their parents/guardians. Visitors are encouraged to expand each of the topics below for important information for the upcoming school year.
Students and parents/guardians can take advantage of a quicker visit on Registration Processing Day by completing the registration process by Monday, August 5! Doing so will save significant time at Registration Processing Day on Tuesday, August 6.
Please note that parents/guardians with multiple students must complete the Online Registration Module for each student. Access to Skyward's Online Registration Module only is enabled for a student's primary guardian (i.e., "Family 1" within the Skyward Student Records System).
Parents/guardians who have questions about the registration process may contact Director of School & Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280, or by clicking on his name to submit a message via e-mail. Parents/guardians who have difficulty completing the online registration process may visit the school's Main Office during regular business hours to obtain assistance.
Students who are not yet enrolled at Lemont High School but will be new to the district during the 2019-20 school year should visit the New Student Enrollment page to learn what documents are needed to enroll. After collecting all of the necessary information, please contact Registrar/Counseling Secretary Heather Richa by calling (630) 243-3218, or by clicking on her name to send her a message via e-mail.
Lemont High School District 210 serves Lemont and portions of Darien, Downers Grove and Woodridge. Parents/guardians who wish to determine if they live within Lemont High School's boundaries should consult the district's boundary map.
- Important Dates
- Registration Processing Day
- Required Documents for Incoming Freshmen/New Transfer Students
- Students with Multiple Families
- Yearbook Photos
- New Student Day
- Counselor Assignments
- Bell Schedule
- Items Available Through RevTrak
- Dress and Appearance Guidelines
- Extra-Curricular Activities
- Support Organizations
- Student Accident Insurance
- Student Publicity
- Summer Reading/Summer Homework
- Payment Options
- Fee Waiver Application/Payment Plans/National School Lunch Program Application
- Begin Online Registration
Tuesday, August 6 - Registration Processing Day - 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (additional information is available below)
Tuesday, August 13 - New Student Day - FRESHMEN AND NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY - Freshmen begin at 8 a.m. and transfer students begin at 9 a.m. (additional information is available below)
Wednesday, August 14 - First Day of School - ALL STUDENTS - school begins at 8 a.m.
Wednesday, August 21 - Learning and Teaching Night - 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center (directions to PAC entrance)
Lemont High School's Registration Processing Day for the 2019-20 school year is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6.
All students should attend Registration Processing Day! This includes students whose parents/guardians have completed the online registration process and paid the appropriate registration fees in advance.
A number of important tasks are completed on Registration Processing Day, including:
- Head shots are taken of each student; that photo will be used on the student's Identification Card, and in the yearbook for non-seniors.
- Students pick up their course schedules.
- Students pick up their physical education uniforms and locks (and purchase additional/replacement uniforms).
Students and their parents/guardians should enter Lemont High School through the main entrance off of Porter Street (directions)
Traditionally, the busiest times at Registration Processing Day have been the first two hours after it opens in the morning (7:30-9:30 a.m.), during lunch hours (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), and the end of the day (5-7 p.m.).
The State of Illinois Child Health Examination Form - complete with proof of the appropriate vaccinations (as required by state law) - should be on file at the school before a freshman or new transfer student begins attending courses in the fall. This must be dated on or after August 15, 2018. Prior to entering high school, students must show proof of the Meningitis vaccine and Tdap vaccine; two doses of both the Varicella (i.e., chicken pox) and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (i.e., MMR) vaccines; and three doses of the Hepatitis B, DTP/DTap and Polio vaccines. All vaccines must have been administered at the proper intervals. This form must be completed by an Illinois physician.
Freshmen and new transfer students also are required to provide a State of Illinois Dental Examination Form, completed by the student's dentist. This must be dated on or after November 15, 2018.
Out-of-state transfer students additionally are required to submit a State of Illinois Eye Examination Report, completed by an Illinois physician. Incoming freshman are recommended to submit the State of Illinois Eye Examination Report.
All required medical forms are available by clicking below on a link for the Nurse's Office. Forms also are available for students who require medication at school, or for those who have a chronic medical condition that requires an emergency action plan. Parents/guardians who wish to submit a Certificate of Religious Exemption Form must have that form completed by a doctor and submit that form to the school.
Parents/guardians are asked to submit medical documentation to the school at their earliest convenience. This may be delivered in person to the Main Office during regular business hours through Monday, August 5; mailed to Lemont High School (attn: School Nurse); e-mailed to School Nurse Mary Noga by clicking on her name; or provided in person at Registration Processing Day. The Child Health Examination Form submitted for student registration also may be used for freshman athletic participation, as long as it is completed on or after May 15, 2019.
All medical documentation - including proof of all appropriate immunizations - should be provided to the school prior to the first day of school to ensure students are not excluded from school.
Lemont High School maintains contact information for students with multiple families, including students with the following circumstances:
- Student’s parents are divorced.
- Student’s parents are separated and live at different addresses.
- Student has a non-custodial or non-residential parent/guardian living at a different address than his/her own.
Parents/guardians of students with these circumstances should download the form below and return it, along with a copy of the proper legal documentation, to Counseling Secretary/Registrar Heather Richa, in person in the Main Office, or via e-mail by clicking on her name. This information also may be returned on Registration Processing Day.
Counseling Secretary/Registrar Heather Richa may be reached at (630) 243-3218, or via e-mail by clicking on her name.
All students must be photographed for school purposes. These photos are taken on Registration Processing Day.
Seniors are expected to have their photos taken at Registration Processing Day. This will not be the photo that appears in the yearbook, but the school must have a current photo on file for administrative purposes. In the fall, seniors will sign up for Senior Portraits and will have an opportunity to purchase those packages through Marshall Photographer, the school's official yearbook photographer.
Yearbook photos for underclassmen will be taken on Registration Processing Day. Students should dress appropriately.
The following photo packages are available for purchase for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Parents/guardians may purchase more than one package.
Package #1 - $30
One 8 x 10 photo
Two 5 x 7 photos
16 2 x 3 full-size wallet photos
Package #2 - $20
Two 5 x 7 photos
Eight 2 x 3 full-size wallet photos
Package #3 - $15
One 5 x 7 photo
Eight mini-wallet photos
Blemishes and facial lines may be softened for an additional $10 per package.
Pre-payment will not be accepted for photo packages. Payment for photo packages must be submitted at the time the student is photographed. Parents/guardians who wish to purchase photo packages at a later date will be assessed a $10 service fee.
Payment for photo packages may be made by check or money order, and made payable to Marshall Photographer. Parents/guardians with questions concerning student photos should contact Marshall Photographer at (312) 782-2462.
Tuesday, August 13, is New Student Day, the first day of student attendance for Lemont High School's Class of 2023. This day helps provide a smooth transition for students into the school, allowing them to familiarize themselves with the campus, run through both their Blue and Gold day class schedules, meet the school's faculty and staff, learn more about the school's policies and procedures, and hopefully bond as a class. Students also may attend an Activity Fair during lunch, where they will be able to learn more about the many extra-curricular opportunities available to them at Lemont High School.
Freshmen should report to the Gymnasium by 8 a.m. Lunch will be available for purchase in the Commons, or students may bring their own lunch. The day will end at 2:37 p.m.
This is a mandatory attendance day for all freshmen!
On New Student Day, Lemont High School's Student Services Department will host all new transfer students beginning at 9 a.m. Sophomores, juniors or seniors who are transferring to Lemont High School for the 2019-20 school year should contact a member of the Counseling Department to learn more about the day's activities.
The Student Services Chair and Lemont High School counselors provide assistance to students as they strive to reach their individual goals, meeting with them periodically to help them develop and implement a career plan. Counselors are available to assist students and parents/guardians in educational planning and career decisions. A student's counselor is determined by his or her last name.
Lemont High School students arrive at and depart from campus daily in a variety of ways, including bus transportation, personal vehicles, and by parent/guardian drop-off.
Within Skyward's Online Registration Module, all parents/guardians will be asked to complete a Transportation Survey that details whether their student(s) will utilize bus transportation during the 2019-20 school year. Parents/guardians whose students will ride the bus will be asked to consult a list of bus routes and provide that information as part of the survey.
Limited parking is available on campus for Lemont High School juniors and seniors. In order to apply for a parking permit, students must submit a completed application and pay a non-refundable $100 permit fee. All student drivers must have a valid driver's license and current auto insurance.
All of a student’s fees from the current and previous years must be paid in full for the student to be eligible to receive a parking permit. More information on parking permit applications is available from the Transportation page.
Students who submit the application and all required materials by the date designated on the application will be eligible to pick up their parking permits at Registration Processing Day. Only those personal vehicles with approved Lemont High School parking permits are allowed to park in the school's lots beginning on the first day of school.
In order to ensure student safety and diminish traffic congestion, parents/guardians who drop off or pick up their students are asked to adhere to a set of guidelines, which also are available on the Transportation page.
Lemont High School employs several different schedules throughout the school year.
Most days, students follow the "Regular" schedule. The "Early Dismissal" schedule is used on days when classes release at 1 p.m. The "School Improvement" schedule is used on days designated as School Improvement Days; classes release at 11:15 a.m. The "All 8" schedule is utilized on days designated as "All 8 Days"; students attend all eight of their classes. The "Delayed Start" schedule may be used in instances of inclement weather.
Lemont High School's faculty and staff employ the use of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), which is a research-based, proven method to provide collective instructional and curriculum planning time for teachers. To achieve this goal, on most Wednesdays throughout the school year, classes begin at 8:40 a.m., instead of 8 a.m.
On PLC days, the school's buses follow their normal schedule, and parents/guardians may drop off students at the regular time. From 8-8:30 a.m., students are able to take advantage of a number of learning opportunities.
During the 2019-20 school year, the only Wednesdays that will not follow a PLC schedule, and thus will begin at 8 a.m., are:
- Wednesday, August 14 (First Day of School)
- Wednesday, October 16 (student testing; seniors do not attend; classes dismiss at noon)
- Wednesday, November 27 (day before Thanksgiving; classes dismiss at 1 p.m.)
- Wednesday, December 18 (first day of first semester final exams)
- Wednesday, May 20 (second day of second semester final exams)
Parents/guardians may use RevTrak to pay for their student's registration fees, but also have the opportunity to purchase replacement items for Physical Education. These items are found under the "Additional Items" section on RevTrak.
All incoming freshmen and transfer students will be assessed a "Physical Education Package" fee, which includes the cost of a uniform and lock, as well as a heart rate monitor maintenance fee. All of these items are required to participate in Physical Education. Order forms for school-approved Physical Education sweatshirts and sweatpants will be available at Registration Processing Day.
Parents/guardians who wish to purchase additional and/or replacement Physical Education uniforms or a replacement lock may do so through RevTrak (click here) or in person at Registration Processing Day. Parents/guardians should pay by check that day, with checks made payable to 'Lemont High School.'
Lemont High School students are expected to dress and groom themselves in an appropriate manner. The intent of the school’s Dress and Appearance Guidelines is to promote a good learning environment without imposing undue restriction upon each individual’s freedom. The primary responsibility for student dress rests with parents/guardians and students, as long as such dress and grooming does not present a health or safety hazard or disrupt the educational process. The school hopes students’ decisions regarding dress and appearance will be governed by what the students and their parents/guardians personally know to be reasonable and appropriate for the school setting. Modesty always is appropriate.
Students violating dress and appearance guidelines will be given an opportunity to correct the violation. The Dean or a designee will address any violation. Students may be required to return home to correct violations. When a student’s appearance disrupts the educational process, creates unnecessary attention or infringes upon the rights of others, the student may be subject to disciplinary action. In extreme cases or when a student chooses not to cooperate in correcting the situation, he/she may be subject to further disciplinary action. Students who repeatedly violate these standards may be suspended. Health and safety standards will be maintained at all times for the protection of students and property.
Lemont High School recognizes the important role extra-curricular activities play in the development of student values. All students are encouraged to participate in the school’s extra-curricular program. While extra-curricular activities enhance the educational experience for each student, a student’s first responsibility is to be successful in the classroom.
Extra-curricular opportunities are available to each student. Any student who chooses to participate in an extra-curricular activity of any type is held accountable for his/her performance in the classroom. Additionally, all of a student’s fees - including any extra-curricular activity participation fees - must be paid by the designated date in order for him/her to participate in most activities. Below, please find some important links concerning extra-curricular activities.
Includes a list of non-athletic extra-curricular activities the school offers, names and contact information for activity sponsors, and the date rosters are set for each activity.
Includes a list of sports the school offers, names and contact information for varsity coaches, and the date practice begins for each sport.
Includes information about the implementation, billing and processing of the fees. A schedule of when fees are due for each extra-curricular activity is included in the categories on the right side of the page. Please note that all of a student’s fees – including academic and extra-curricular fees, both from the current year and previous years – must be paid in full for the student to be eligible to participate in an extra-curricular activity.
This form must be completed - including signatures from both the student and his/her parent/guardian - and returned to the Athletics/Activities Office prior to a student being able to participate in a sport or a non-athletic activity. This form also was included in the mailing each family received with registration instructions. The form may be returned to the school's Athletics/Activities Office, delivered in person to the Main Office during regular business hours through Monday, August 5, or returned in person on Registration Processing Day. All students are encouraged to return this form at the beginning of the year.
Student-athletes and their parents/guardians should visit the Athletics Forms page to download all paperwork that must be returned in order for a student to participate in any sport. Athletes in fall sports must return this paperwork by Friday, August 9!
Parents/guardians with questions about extra-curricular activities should contact Athletics/Activities Administrative Assistant Deb Finnegan at (630) 243-3207, or by clicking on her name to send her a message via e-mail.
Lemont High School students, faculty and staff all benefit from the generous support provided by three independently run organizations: the Lemont High School Educational Foundation (LHSEF), Blue & Gold Backers, and the Band Parents Association.
LEMONT HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Established in 2007, the Lemont High School Educational Foundation (LHSEF) has funded more than $430,000 in grants to impact the lives of Lemont High School's students and staff. The Foundation partners with the community to make lasting improvements to Lemont High School that will enhance the total educational experience for all of its students. Click the link below to learn more about the LHSEF.
Lemont High School
The LHSEF's success depends on the support it receives from the community. If you would like to make a financial contribution to support the Foundation's work, please click the "Donate Now" link below, or make a donation when paying your student's registration fees (information on how to do this through your online payment was included in your registration mailing).
Donate Now to the LHSEF
The LHSEF holds its annual fundraising event every fall. Please plan on joining the LHSEF for food, drink, music and fun at "Food for Thought: Taste of Lemont" on Saturday, September 7, in downtown Lemont near the Metra Parking Lot. This family friendly event will be open to all ages and will feature a number of local restaurants, as well as Hi Infidelity - one of the nation's top cover bands!
BLUE & GOLD BACKERS
The Blue & Gold Backers is the parent-driven volunteer organization that supports the Lemont High School Athletic Department through fundraising activities. The Blue & Gold Backers provides assistance to Lemont High School through revenue for equipment purchases, and gives parents and other community members an opportunity to lend support to Lemont High School student-athletes and coaches.
The Blue & Gold Backers raises funds through the sale of concessions and athletic gear at the school’s sporting events throughout the year. Every hot dog, drink or sweatshirt you buy helps to support the Lemont High School Athletic Department!
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Blue & Gold Backers, contact the athletic department at (630) 243-3207.
BAND PARENTS ASSOCIATION
The Lemont High School Band Parents Association supports the school’s band directors, staff and students to ensure its award-winning music program continues to thrive. Parent involvement in activities such as chaperoning and fundraising is the organization’s key to success, and benefits hundreds of students annually. Click the link below to learn more about the Band Parents Association.
The Band Parents Association engages in several fundraising activities each year.
Make your plans to attend the 31st Annual Jazz Band Dinner Dance on March 7, 2020; tickets for the group’s largest fundraiser will be available beginning in December. Check the school's website for ticket information.
Parents/guardians interested in purchasing optional student accident insurance may do so by downloading the application below and returning the completed application and payment directly to First Agency.
Throughout the school year, Lemont High School publicizes the accomplishments of its students and staff, and in doing so, utilizes information pertaining to the student, including his/her name and photo, and his/her individual work, among other information. Reasons for publicity include, but are not limited to: academic awards, honors, and participation in school-sponsored activities and organizations (including athletics). This publicity can come in several forms, including placements on the school's website or social media.
Parents/guardians who DO NOT wish to have their student’s name or information used for publicity purposes may download the Student Information for Publicity Purposes form and return it to Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton no later than Friday, August 23. A record of students whose information is not to be used for any publicity purpose will be maintained.
Parents/guardians should ONLY return the form if they DO NOT wish for the school to publicize their students' academic and/or extra-curricular accomplishments during the school year.
When requested, Lemont High School provides directory information for its students to outside entities, including military recruiters and postsecondary educational institutions. The school must provide this information, unless a student's parent/guardian requests that it not be disclosed. Parents/guardians who do not want military recruiters and/or institutions of higher learning to be given their students' directory information should contact Counseling Secretary/Registrar Heather Richa by calling (630) 243-3218, or via e-mail by clicking on her name.
Lemont High School has announced its summer reading selections for the 2019-20 school year. Over the summer, all students will be required to read various works depending on what English course they will be enrolled in next year.
Many Lemont High School courses require students to complete homework over the summer so that they can hit the ground running in those courses when the fall semester arrives.
Please click below to learn more about summer reading and summer homework.
It is important for all Lemont High School students to resolve their financial obligations. Parents/guardians have several options to pay their students' registration fees, including cash, check and credit card/debit card.
All of a student’s fees – including academic and extra-curricular fees, both from the current year and previous years – must be paid in full for the student to be eligible to participate in an extra-curricular activity, receive a parking permit, participate in 'Behind the Wheel' Driver Education training, pick up his/her yearbook, or participate in the Graduation ceremony.
Please note: All students are issued a Chromebook as part of the LNS@LHS Teaching and Learning Program. Each student's fees includes an $85 technology fee to offset the cost of acquiring the necessary technology. Families with more than one student enrolled at Lemont High School will pay $85 for the first student, and $40 for each additional student.
CREDIT CARD/DEBIT CARD
Parents/guardians are encouraged to pay registration fees online via credit card or debit card through RevTrak, a trusted partner of Lemont High School. Paying registration fees online through RevTrak instantly updates a student's account, and also improves efficiency within the school's Business Office. Parents/guardians who wish to use a credit card or debit card to pay their students' fees are encouraged to do so prior to attending Registration Processing Day.
Parents/guardians who have questions concerning how to make an online payment should click the link below for more information.
Online Payment Instructions
Please note that parents/guardians who wish to purchase any additional items available through RevTrak (please see "Items Available Through RevTrak" above) must have the student's unique Food Service Key Pad number available. Information on how to locate that information is provided below, and also was included in the Family Access mailing.
Parents/guardians who have questions about RevTrak may contact Terra Button in the Business Office. She can be reached at (630) 243-3284, or via e-mail by clicking on her name.
Parents/guardians who wish to pay registration fees with cash should do so in person in the school's Main Office during regular business hours through Monday, August 5. Payment also can be made by cash in person on Registration Processing Day. Parents/guardians are encouraged not to mail cash to Lemont High School.
Parents/guardians who wish to pay registration fees with a personal check may do so in one of three ways: in person in the school's Main Office during regular business hours through Monday, August 5; by mailing it to the school, to the attention of Judy Morton, by Friday, August 2; or in person at Registration Processing Day. Parents/guardians are asked to include their students' names on the 'Memo' line on the check.
Please note that families who previously have had personal checks to Lemont High School District 210 returned due to non-sufficient funds (i.e., NSF) may be required to pay their fees with cash, a credit card, or by certified check or money order.
FEE WAIVER APPLICATION
Parents/guardians who, due to financial hardship, do not feel they can afford to pay their students' registration fees, should click on the link below to download the fee waiver application and eligibility requirements, then follow the instructions to submit the application. Please visit the Student Fees Chart to determine what items are not covered by a fee waiver.
Parents/guardians who feel they cannot pay the full amount of their students' fees - including any registration fees or Extra-Curricular Activity Participation Fee(s) - may establish a payment plan for the amount due. An initial payment is expected in order to establish a payment plan for student fees. An initial payment of at least one-third of the amount due is required to develop a payment plan for Extra-Curricular Activity Participation Fees. Please click the link below to download a sample payment plan agreement.
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM APPLICATION
Parents/guardians who wish to apply for free or reduced price lunches through the National School Lunch Program should click the link below to download the eligibility requirements and application, then follow the instructions to submit the application.
Parents/guardians with questions about submitting a fee waiver application, establishing a payment plan or applying for the National School Lunch Program should contact Terra Button in the Business Office at (630) 243-3284, or via e-mail by clicking on her name.
To register a student, please click on the link below and log in to Skyward's Family Access system. The registration window will open on Friday, July 19.
Once logged in, click on "Online Registration" on the left side of the page. Though some steps do not pertain to each student, all parents/guardians must complete each step.
Parents/guardians with multiple students must complete the Online Registration Module for each student. Within the Skyward Family Access system, different students may be chosen from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen.
Please click on the link below to access a document that answers some common questions about the online registration process.