Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

Incoming Freshman Family Orientation Tonight
We are looking forward to providing the Class of 2025 a warm digital welcome tonight during an Incoming Freshman Family Orientation Webinar which will begin at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The link for the webinar can be found on our Incoming Freshman webpage along with links to live Virtual Question and Answer Tables that will be hosted by many Stevenson divisions and departments after the live webinar. A sample of the tables you can visit is illustrated on the right.
The webinar will be held live with remarks from Stevenson administration members and an overview of the courses available presented by Stevenson Freshman Mentors and SHS faculty members. We hope this evening provides a foundation for our incoming families to learn more about the academic, athletic and co-curricular opportunities prior to Course Selection Evenings which will be held on Jan. 21, 26 and 27.
Incoming families may have specific questions and we encourage you to look at the Question and Answer Tables in advance to identify any areas you would like to learn more about. After the webinar, you can return to the Incoming Freshman page and click on any of the virtual tables to be connected to a live table host. The links to these tables won’t be live until the webinar has ended.
The Freshman webpage also contains information on enrollment, benchmark testing, course selection evenings, iPad distribution and a calendar of upcoming events.
We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2025 in the fall and look forward to your participation in tonight’s online event!

Second Semester Material Distribution Continues
This week, we are distributing curricular materials to more than 4,000 students. To optimize traffic flow, we are encouraging families to use the Port Clinton entrance in addition to the Route 22 entrance to access Parking Lot B.
Do not park when you arrive, instead, stay in the traffic flow leading to the Point entrance and call 847-415-4091 or 847-415-4092. If you receive a busy signal, please wait a minute and call back. These phone lines will not accept a voicemail. We also ask that you display a card with your student’s first and last name and ID number in the passenger-side window.
To minimize traffic back-ups we ask that families follow this schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jan 13: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Last name beginning with letters J – O
  • Thursday, Jan 14: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Last name letters P – Z
  • Friday, Jan 15: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Make up session

Specific pick-up procedures and items to bring are posted on the Parents webpage. We appreciate your patience as we undertake this effort.


Advanced Placement Exam Registration Deadline
AP Exam Registration is now open for second semester AP courses. Registration instructions are posted on the Stevenson Advanced Placement webpage.
Please note that AP exam registration and full payment for all exams must be completed by March 5, and that registration is a two-step process with both steps needing to be completed to take an exam.


Stevenson athletic activities continue to be paused.


Education Stories Anticipated in 2021
Education funding, waivers for testing requirements, reopening schools, provision of special education services in remote learning environments, new teacher mentorship and diversity of the education workforce are issues expected to be in the news during 2021.

Stevenson’s Hybrid Learning Plan in the News
As reported in the Chicago Tribune’s Lincolnshire Review, Stevenson’s Hybrid Learning Plan will be implemented on Jan. 19. Health and safety measures including services offered at Stevenson’s COVID-19 Clinic were also outlined.

Florida Schools Facing Financial Shortfalls
The nation’s seventh-largest school district located in Florida reports they could run out of money by June. Hillsborough County schools, located near Tampa, and other Florida school districts are experiencing COVID-related financial issues and are exploring cuts, program changes, additional fees and use of financial reserves. Florida Universities including the University of South Florida are resorting to budget cuts.

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