Home Access Center Information
Accessing Grades and Coursework
At 3:00 PM on Friday, December 18th, HAC access to grades and coursework will be turned off so the process of assigning of grades can begin. Report Card Grades and Coursework will be viewable at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021.

2nd Semester Schedule
Be on the lookout during Winter Break for your Semester 2 schedule in HAC. Please be sure to look over this information as it will include your student’s lunch period and lunch location. More information will be forthcoming.
Why is Report Card Grades and Coursework inaccessible in Home Access Center (HAC)?
· All grades must be electronically processed and checked for errors and incompletes.
· Turning off HAC grades/coursework while grades are checked for accuracy ensures that families don’t see a grade before it has been verified as correct.
· Since teachers submit their grades at different times, if grading is left on, students and families become concerned that something is wrong if some grades appear but others are missing in the portal.
· Deactivating the HAC grading portal and then turning it back on once all grades are submitted limit confusion while guaranteeing that all students have access to their grades at the same time. 
Volunteer to be a 2nd Semester Lunchroom Supervisor

Hinsdale Central High School is seeking parents to volunteer as a lunchroom supervisor for the 2nd Semester. Please check the D86 Employment Portal (https://www.applitrack.com/d86/onlineapp/default.aspx) for an application and job description.
Quarter 2 Make a Difference Award Nominations

At Hinsdale Central, many staff members offer special help and reach out in kindness to those around them. They teach classes, advise clubs and coach teams that excite the students. If you know a teacher, coach, counselor or other staff member who makes a difference, especially during these trying times, please nominate them for an award by completing the form found here http://www.hcpto.org/make-a-difference/

Anyone can make a nomination. The PTO presents 6 Make A Difference Awards per quarter. The awards include our thanks with a personalized certificate and a $50 restaurant gift card. Nominations received by Friday, Dec. 11th will be considered for the second quarter Make A Difference Awards.

Completed forms can also be emailed Cristen Orput or Patty Pappas at makeadifference@hcpto.org
Admission Testing and the Surging Test-Optional Movement Presentation- January 12, 2021, at 7:00 PM

In response to the pandemic, colleges have radically adjusted their admission testing policies. Over 95% of selective colleges do not currently require test scores. But it’s not that simple. Please join the experts at Compass Education Group for a pragmatic discussion about admission testing in 2021. In addition to analyzing the range of implications, motives, and trends related to the complex test-optional movement, Compass will review best practices for exam selection (SAT or ACT), preparation, and the timing of official administrations.
You can register for this presentation at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zUQ76sAHSNSonLre9XVNOg
Technology Center of DuPage

Students interested in programs offered through the Technology Center of DuPage are encouraged to watch the following videos. Please reach out to your counselor if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.
TCD Introduction Video: https://youtu.be/Q42pIBQ_CUI
Program specific information: www.tcdupage.org/programs 
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Join the Hinsdale Central Drama Club for a (socially distanced!) night of holiday magic with their performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The show will stream all day on December 11th and will be broadcast on www.broadwayondemand.com/series/ . Type Hinsdale Central in the search bar. 

The show will be $10 single/$15 family. On December 12th, the show’s audio only performance will be streamed on WHSD 88.5 Radio Central and on the radio website, NFHSnetwork.com. The radio performance on the 12th is free! It will start streaming at midnight and re-run every 90 minutes. All background music in the show is performed by Hinsdale Central’s own Chamber Choir led by Ms. Burkemper. For more information, visit www.hinsdaledrama.com
It's a Wonderful life Play
Wouldn't You Love Some Chocolate for the Holidays?
Boosters is partnering with World's Finest Chocolate (WFC) to provide you with delicious chocolate goodies for the holidays. WFC offers more than 20 varieties of chocolate for you to give to family, friends, coworkers and more! Please order by December 17th if you would like it delivered for the holidays.

Here's how to order: 
1) Go to Notification - World's Finest Chocolate to see a full list of their products and order.
Notification - World's Finest Chocolate
2) Enter the Code 643048 
3) Click "Support Organization/Group"
4) Start Shopping!
Boosters will earn 40% on all purchases and you will have something to get you and your family/friends through the long winter ahead. Thanks for your support!
COVID -19 Exposure Procedures and Guidance for Parents

The health and well-being of our community remains a top priority. Our District is committed to being as prepared as possible and thus provides the following updates on our health procedures. Access the Health Service COVID-19 web site for more information on the IDPH COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance that is in effect for any student who is:
Technology Help Desk

Students having difficulty with technology, should contact the Hinsdale Central Tech Help Desk at helpdesk@hinsdale86.org or call 630-655-6180. The IT staff can help students reset passwords or repair Chromebooks as well as many other tech issues.