The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have jointly issued guidelines regarding in-person instruction. For in-person schooling to take place, districts must:
The entire document may be found at https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Part-3-Transition-Planning-Phase-4.pdf. Additionally, ISBE has many resources listed on their website www.isbe.net.
The Seneca High School Administration is seeking parental input as it develops its plan to return to school.
Please click on the following link to complete the short survey. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SHSReturn2Learn
Date Time Location
7/20/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
7/21/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
7/22/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
7/30/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
7/31/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
8/3/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
8/5/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
8/10/20 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. H.S. Main Office
If you experience any trouble or have questions related to the enclosed instructions, please call the school’s main office at 815-357-5000, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Dates: August 3-7
Where: SHS Track Field
Who: All students enrolled in Band and Percussion classes during the Fall ’20 semester are expected to attend.
What to bring: Your instrument, water bottle, sunscreen, tennis shoes, and facial covering.
What to expect: We will begin each day with marching and will spend most or all of our time outside each morning. The grass may be damp when we begin, so please plan accordingly. When we are not marching, we will be learning the music for our 4 halftime shows this year. With regard to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, we will follow the recommendations of the ISBE and IDPH when structuring rehearsals. We will be as safe as possible and ask for everyone's help with this.
Any students who will be out of town and unable to attend should email Mr. Windham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seneca High School Students and Parents,
On behalf of the entire Seneca High School Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff, I sincerely hope you and those you love are well. More than a quarter of a year has elapsed since schools were closed by the Governor as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conclusion of the 19-20 school year was certainly among the more challenging I have experienced in my educational career and clearly presented great challenges and difficulties for our students and their families.
As Illinois has moved into Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health have jointly released return to school guidance for Illinois schools. This guidance requires that we prepare for multiple scenarios, including in-person, remote, and blended schooling. We recognize the urgent need to provide our public with Seneca High School’s plans for the 20-21 school year.
At this time, the administration is reviewing the guidance document and other resources as we draft and refine our plan. We are working in earnest and hope to communicate updates as soon as practically possible. We appreciate your patience as we participate in this important work. Until then, please stay safe and enjoy your summer.
Yours in education,
Dr. Jim Carlson
On July 27, Seneca HS and Morris Hospital has partnered together to offer athletic physicals for our Seneca HS athletes for the 2020-21 school year. The cost of the athletic physical is $20 cash or check made payable to Morris Hospital. Appointments can be scheduled to participate in this clinic by contacting Seneca HS main office (815) 357-5000, Ext. 0. Appointment times can be reserved between 9am and 12:45pm. This will be the only date that this service will be offered at Seneca HS. Students wishing to participate in sports during the school year must have a current physical on file with the school. Unfortunately, this clinic will NOT be able serve our incoming freshmen students, as the incoming freshmen must receive a different more thorough examination as required by the department of health to enter 9th grade. This physical, required by the department of health, for all incoming freshman WILL in fact count as both the school required physical AND their sports physical, just not the other way around. Face masks and social distancing will be required during the clinic.
Below is the physical form you can print off and complete prior to your appointment time.
Following IHSA guidelines, athletics will be able to begin Strength & Conditioning activities on Monday, June 15. At this time, no actual sports are allowed to be played or practiced, but all teams will have training groups of 10 athletes or less set up to work with Coach Baker and their team coaches on strength, speed, and conditioning activities. Athletes are asked to please check their emails and other forms of communication from their coaches for more specific information. As a reminder, if anyone is not comfortable with the current situation, these workouts are voluntary. In addition, if an athlete is feeling ill, please do NOT attend your training session. Please contact your coaches if there are further questions, and stay tuned for more information.