Elgin High School

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  • Sept. 30, 2020

    Dear Elgin High School Students, Families and Staff,

    It is with some bittersweet emotions that I write to inform you that I have accepted a new position working with the District’s secondary team as we continue to develop and implement new educational options for our middle and high school students. As part of my new role, I will also serve as principal of the DREAM Academy which supports students from across our District. 

    My new role is effective tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 1. Our District’s secondary team expects to announce a new leader for Elgin High School by the end of this week and I am also excited to support your new leader!  It has been an honor to serve the students, families and staff of Elgin High School. Thank you for your support and collaboration during the past three years. I could not be more proud of you, especially our students. As young people, you have modeled extraordinary strength and resilience during these unprecedented and challenging times. 

    I look forward to continuing to serve our students and families in my new role. As an academic system, School District U-46 has learned some new lessons about teaching and learning during this pandemic and I’m eager to help build on those lessons and better meet the needs of all students. Please remember that if you should need anything, I am only a phone call away. Until then, I wish you all good health and happiness. 

    Thank you,

    Krystal Thomas

    Principal Elgin High School 

    School District U-46 

    Estimados estudiantes, familias y personal de la Escuela Secundaria Elgin,

    Es con algunas emociones agridulces que les escribo para informarles que he aceptado un nuevo puesto trabajando con el equipo de nivel secundario del Distrito, mientras continuamos desarrollando e implementando nuevas opciones educativas para nuestros estudiantes de escuela intermedia y secundaria. Como parte de mi nuevo puesto, también serviré como directora de DREAM Academy que apoya a estudiantes de todo nuestro Distrito.

    A partir de mañana, jueves, 1° de octubre, estaré en mi nuevo puesto. A finales de esta semana, el equipo de nivel secundario de nuestro Distrito espera anunciar al nuevo líder para la Escuela Secundaria Elgin y también me entusiasma poder apoyar a su nuevo líder! Ha sido un honor servir a los estudiantes, familias y personal de la Escuela Secundaria Elgin. Gracias por su apoyo y colaboración durante los últimos tres años. Estoy muy orgullosa de ustedes, especialmente de nuestros estudiantes. Como jóvenes, ustedes han modelado una fuerza y una resistencia extraordinaria durante estos tiempos difíciles y sin precedentes. 

    Espero seguir sirviendo a nuestros estudiantes y familias en mi nuevo puesto. Durante esta pandemia el Distrito Escolar U-46, como sistema académico, aprendió algunas nuevas lecciones sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje y estoy ansiosa en ayudar a construir sobre lo que aprendimos y suplir mejor las necesidades de todos los estudiantes. Por favor recuerden que si necesitan algo, estoy a sólo una llamada de distancia. Hasta entonces, les deseo a todos buena salud y felicidad.


    Krystal Thomas

    Directora de la Escuela Secundaria Elgin

    Distrito Escolar U-46 

  • Open House

    Elgin High School Gifted & Talented Academy Open House

    Did you miss the Open House? No worries, view all the details from the event below:

    Click HERE for more information and Q&A from the Gifted Academy Virtual Open House.

     Gifted Academy Virtual Open House Video 

    Click HERE to view the Virtual Gifted Academy Open House slides presentation.



    Virtual Bell Schedule 


    Synchronous Asynchrous A/B Schedule

    Daily Schedule

    First Semester  

    For information regarding your student's classes, log in to the U-46 Canvas Dashboard.

    Canvas Link

    Click the icon to be redirected to the U-46 Canvas log-in 

    High school students can find an important update here about student travel, A/B schedules, and SAT testing for seniors.

  • Maroons

    School Student Bulletin       

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020


    • 9/24 - 10/9 (Jessica Kling)  Best Buddies is currently lookiing for friends!  Please email Ms. Kling, Ms. Walsh for more information.


    • 9/24 - 10/9 (Jessica Kling) Class of 2022 wants to announce the following:  Please submit a design with the class of 2022 mascot for the next T shirt design.  It must include the following:  Class colors which is black and silver and the class mascot which is the Sabre Tooth Tiger.  Please submit any designs to Ms. Zahora or Ms. Kling.

      9/28-9/29(Holbrook)Elgin High will be hosting a drop in service to assist students with any log in issues.  This drop in time will be on Tuesday, September 29th and Wednesday, September 30th during asynchronous periods only.  Staff will be available at Door 7 to provide help with technology issues related to accessing classes and homework. 
    • 9/29 – 10/9 (Gdula) Come join the American Sign Language Club on Fridays from 3:00 - 5:00PM.
      Sponsor > Ms. Gdula (violetpusecgdula@u-46.org) and Sabrina Moskow (SMoskow84788@student.u-46.org) 
    • 9/29 – 10/9 (Parciak) Want to get in shape and get back on campus at EHS in a safe and socially distant way? Then sign up for Wrestling Conditioning every Monday & Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:45, through the month of October.
      Wrestling Conditioning is open to both boys and girls, and we will build strength and flexibility. You’ll also get in shape! Please sign up at Elgin's athletic website, 8 to 18, listed on your screen, or contact Coach Parciak at, garyparciak@u-46.org. Let's build "The Maroon Mentality" together!
      EHS Athletic Website:


    Earn and give respect

    Hold yourself responsible

    Safety first

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Elgin High School/Principal's Weekly Message

Elgin High School's Weekly Virtual Video Announcements

  • Fresh Start
    Fresh Start
    Where: on zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93171316987   
    When: M - TH 3pm-4:30pm
    What: all subjects
    Google form:
    Please remember, we will keep Fresh Start as a fun, safe, comfortable place to get help, not as a punishment- but if a student needs to complete assignments or needs help, encourage them to attend. 
    We will also have a break-out room for students who have questions about our different platforms, classes, or anything counselor-related. Please have them fill out the google form prior to attending so we are better prepared for breakout rooms.  
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  • Guide

    Freshman Survival Guide


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  • School Lunch

    U-46 Free Meal Distribution Information-

    Food Distribution 

    The Food & Nutrition Services department has distributed nearly 2 million meals at school sites across our District during the COVID-19 crisis. Distribution of breakfast and lunch meals, at multiple school sites, will continue for students in U-46 during Distance Learning. 
    The meals can be picked up by the parent, a sitter, relative or neighbor. 

    Service is Monday thru Friday from 7:00am until 10:30am.  
    For a complete schedule and listing of our meal sites, visit the Food Distribution section of our COVID-19 website, or call Food & Nutrition Services 847-888-5000 ext 5036 or 5400.


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  • Back to School

    2020-2021 U-46 Student Registration

    Please register your student utilizing our on-line registration system which can be found on the U-46/EHS web site. If you have completed your students’ registration. All incoming freshmen must have a current physical and proof of required immunization on file with Elgin High School to complete registration. Please do not hesitate to contact Elgin High School by emailing our registrar, Anayeli Martinez @anayelimartinez@u-46.org

    All families will need to register online, please follow the instructions and links below. 

    Student Registration 2020-21

    Registration 2021



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