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freshmen orientationSchedule Changes & Parking

22-23 Back-to-School Info

Effingham High School is already preparing for an exciting new school year. We would like to provide parents and students with some important dates and information as we all get prepared for another successful year.

Schedules/Parking Permits

Students should be able to view their schedules through parent portal starting on August 1st.
Schedule Changes and/or purchasing of Parking Permits happen on the following schedule:

August 8th
Seniors 8am-10 am
Juniors 10am-12pm
Sophomores 1pm-3pm

August 9th
Freshman 8am-10am
New students to the district should call ahead to schedule an appointment for August 9th with Student Services to get their schedule. 217-540-1152

Freshman and New Student Orientation
August 9th at 6 p.m. in High School Cafeteria
-Parents and students should attend
-A paper copy of the students schedule will be provided and after a brief meeting students are given time to explore the building for their class locations
All students will receive a paper copy of their schedule in their first hour on the first day of school.

Physical and Immunization Record Requirements:
These records can be uploaded during online registration.
1. Physical exam (A sports physical does not satisfy the freshman physical requirement.)
2. Dental Exam
3. Up to date immunizations (TDap and Meningococcal 1st dose)
1. Up to date immunizations (Meningococcal 2nd dose)
Sports Physicals
Any student participating in sports must have record on file of a current (within the last 390 days) sports physical prior to the first day of practice. (A freshman required physical counts as a sport physical.)

First Day and Week
The first day of student attendance is August 17th. School starts at 7:45 a.m.
August 17th, 18th, and 19th . Effingham High School will dismiss at 1:50 (2:00 for other buildings)
August 22nd will be a regular scheduled day and Effingham high School will dismiss at 2:50

School Supplies
Student school supply recommendations can be found in the student supply list link found on the registration page on the Effingham Unit #40 website. Click "Parents" from the navigation bar and then click "Registration."

About Us

Welcome to Effingham High School

Effingham High School is a learning environment that differs from other high schools. We are engrossed every day in innovation, excitement, energy, and celebration. From the classroom to the theatre to the athletic fields, the staff and students are on fire for their school and community. Our teachers are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for their innovative teaching practices.

Students at Effingham High School have the opportunity to take part in 23 different dual credit courses, produce award winning theatre shows, earn athletic scholarships to major universities, and are awarded over 1 million dollars in academic scholarships annually.

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