2021 Yearbooks will be handed out to those that pre-ordered them on Wednesday, 9/22 during lunch. If you would still like to purchase a 2021 yearbook they will cost $60 and can be paid for with cash or checks made out to Seneca High School. Please see Mr. Decker in Room 108 if you have any questions.
Seniors that graduated in 2021 can pick up their pre-ordered yearbook by stopping in the Main Office. If you have any questions you can email Mr. Decker at email@example.com.
After reviewing school policies for our upcoming Homecoming dance, the administrative team at Seneca High School has decided to allow our current student body to bring out of district guests. Students will need to visit the main office to fill out the appropriate paperwork for their out of district guests to attend. Only out of district guests who have received administrative approval will be permitted to attend. This form must be completed by the end of the day on Monday, September 20th at 3 pm.
Please see the brochure below for more information about the 2021 Seneca High School Homecoming Festivities.
Please find in the link below an updated Dashboard dated September 24, 2021, from Superintendent, Mr. Dan Stecken.
School Webstore steps.
Please remember to re-log into your student's Powerschool account through the Webstore following the directions below:
1. Go to the webstore from senecahs.org
2. Click Fees and Lunch Deposit
3. If they get an error, click "Not you? Switch Accounts" and log in with their PowerSchool login to re-link their students to their web store account.
3a. Additionally, they can go to My Account > My Settings in the top right corner
3b. Scroll down to "Linked Partners" and click and remove Family Account (remnant of Unified Classroom, is the cause of their webstore error)
3c. Go back to Fees and Lunch Deposit and log in with PowerSchool login if you did not in step 3.
Below is a letter from Principal, Mr. Mike Coughlin. This letter gives our Parents/Guardians 3 different chances to meeting with their student's teachers. Please take a look and we hope to see you at all of them!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for your patience as we prepare the Seneca High School 2021-2022 school year.
Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order Mandate on August 4, 2021, combined with ever evolving CDC, IDPH, and ISBE guidance changes necessitated modifications to our Plans. As you know we passed a Board of Education Resolution on July 21st, 2021 along with a Plan. Please know that our Plan may continually evolve as additional mandates, rules, and regulations are forced upon us.
The Plan attempts to meld input from parents and teachers with the guidance documentation from state sources. The Plan prioritizes in-person instruction for all. Seneca High School was one of the few state of Illinois schools to operate the 2020-21 school year uninterrupted by school closure and we are very proud of that feat. We are excited to welcome ALL students again in 2021-22. Please read the Plan carefully before making any instructional/learning decisions.
Yours in education,
Board Resolution superseded by Governor Pritzker's Executive Order Mask Mandate on August 4, 2021.
Below is the link to our signed Resolution from our July 21, 2021 Board Meeting.
Below is the link to our School Plan for the School Year 2021-22
FAQs Regarding Illinois Mask Mandate For Seneca High School District 160, Re Aug 12, 2021
The FAQ attached Appendices are not ADA compliant.
Appendix A: "Move Forward" article from News Gazette 8.102021
Appendix B: Email/Certified letter from State Superintendent Carmen Ayala to Timothy Christian School on Nonpublic Recognition Status 8.11.2021
Appendix C: Prairie State Insurance Co-Op Email on Gov Mask Executive Order 8.4.21
Appendix D: Illinois Association of School Boards Update 8.9.2021
Appendix E: CDC Updated Guidance 8.5.2021
Appendix F: IDPH Guidance 8.9.2021
Appendix G: Conversation with Klein Thorpe & Jenkins Attorney Tom Melody 8.11.2021
Appendix H: ISBE Universal Indoor Masking Mandate 8.4.2021
Appendix I: Letter to the Community from Superintendent Dan Stecken 8.5.2021
Appendix J: Letter from Robbins Schwartz Attorneys 8.5.2021