Start of School Year and Back to School Plan

Information will be forthcoming from our District Office regarding the start of school and our 2020-2021 Recommended Return to School Plan.
Freshman Orientation

Freshman orientation is planned for August 12, 13 and 14th from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM . An email will be sent to freshman parents next week outlining the details.
Home Access Center and Schedules

Students can log in to HAC [Home Access Center] to access their schedule, ID number, locker assignment and bus route. Schedules can be found by going to the HOME icon and clicking on the 2021 Student Schedule link. If you child's registration is complete, you can access their schedule, pay their fees and purchase their books at this time.

Schedules are currently only be posted in HAC for students who have completed the registration process via Registration Gateway and have turned in the necessary medical forms to the health office at their school. If medical forms were turned in recently, please allow a few more days for the data to be entered into our system and for schedules to be posted.

All freshman and new students should have received an email with the HAC login credentials:
Username: first initial, last name, and last four of student ID (example: jsmith3453)
Password: Student’s birth date is the initial password: mmddyyyy (example: 05/07/2006)

Please visit for information about how to create or access your HAC account. Please note that only a student’s legal guardian can create a HAC account. In addition, the number of features that are available in HAC will be limited prior to the start of school: Residency Verification & Registration / Schedules & Exclusion
Fees & Textbooks

Fees and textbooks have been uploaded to PushCoin and MBS Direct. 

Please visit for more information about paying fees through PushCoin or ordering textbooks through MBS Direct.
Waiver of Fees Information

The Board of Education of Hinsdale High School District 86 has adopted a policy to provide for a waiver of fees when written evidence is submitted showing that at least one of the following prerequisites is met:

1. The state of Illinois informs the school that a student’s family is eligible for the National School Lunch Program.
2. The student's family is currently eligible under the guidelines of family-size income levels prescribed annually by the Secretary of Agriculture.
3. The student's family shows verification of need other than that which is noted above. A copy of the formal Policy 4.140 is on file in the administrative offices. (Examples can include: two most recent pay stubs (wages, salary, commissions), earnings from Public Assistance/Welfare, Unemployment, Child Support, Alimony, Pensions, Annuities, Social Security, Worker's Compensation, SSI, recent Income Tax Statements, and/or any other type of earned income.)

After you have finalized residency and registration requirements, you may apply for the Hinsdale Township High School Educational Fee Waiver program. Upon qualification, families will order their books using an Educational Fee Waiver Voucher through MBS online bookstore and the books will be delivered to their home. Families will receive an email from MBS with a step by step process on how to order the books. More information can be found HERE , along with an application which includes the 2020-2021Fiscal Year Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Completed forms, along with income verification can be emailed to the Main Office:
Stefanie Hodermarsky -
Julie Van Ness -

If you have any questions regarding the Fee Waiver program, the Main Office can be reached at: 630-570-8214 or 630-570-8211.
Health Office Update

The health office is still processing student health forms. The goal is to have all forms entered in the database by Sunday, July 26th at 5:00 PM . This will allow time for parents and students to view schedules and make a schedule change request if necessary.

Please be patient with the health office as they finalize student data.
Schedule Change Requests

Any students who want to request a change to their schedule must do so by 8:00 AM on Monday, July 27 . Please note, however, that the number of changes we can accommodate will be limited due to capacity restrictions and the need to maintain the six-foot rule in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Any requests that are submitted will be processed in the order we receive them, and will be considered, in part, on the space that is available. If your student’s request is approved, you will be sent a confirmation and will be able to view the updated schedule in HAC.
Please use the appropriate link below to request a schedule change for your student. Please do not email your child’s counselor to inquire about a change. Counselors work limited hours during the summer, and may not be in the office or receive your request prior to the July 27 deadline. At this time, all meetings will be held virtually.

Senior Parking Permit Assignments 2020-2021 School Year

Parking applications have been processed and all seniors that have completed the process have been assigned a parking permit for 1st or 2nd semester. Due to construction and some changes that were made in the senior parking lot, we needed to move some seniors from 2nd semester to 1st semester. All students that were moved should have received an email notification regarding this. Students will not be charged for parking in PushCoin until the school year begins. All students that hold a driver's permit will need to present their driver's license when they pick up their parking permit in the fall.  
Students that are highlighted in  yellow  still need to submit a copy of their driver's license and current insurance card.  
Click on the link
Exclusion from Attendance

Proof of immunization and physical examination must be submitted to the health office at your school. Students who fail to do so before the first day of school will be excluded from school until the necessary information has been provided. Any absences that are the result of non-compliance with the immunization and examination requirements that are spelled out in the Illinois School Code are considered unexcused. 
VIP Senior Photos and Underclassmen Yearbook Photos

Senior photos have been tentatively scheduled during September and October. In the next coming weeks, please look for communication directly from VIP.

Underclassmen and senior yearbook photos have been tentatively scheduled during September.

More information will be forthcoming. Please be patient as we work through new safety procedures related to COVID 19 and the start of the school year.
AP Score Availability

AP Scores will become available this week for most students that tested. Students who tested in the June 22-30 exception testing window or submitted their responses via the backup email submission option will receive those scores by August 7 and will receive an email when their outstanding scores are available. Students must use their College Board account to access their AP scores online at
HC Cheerleading Tryout Information

Interested in being a Hinsdale Central Cheerleader? Tryouts for the 2020-2021 HC Cheerleading squads (both fall and winter seasons) will take place Tuesday, July 28 - Thursday, July 30. The tryout packet with times and locations is available on the Hinsdale Central Athletics Website ( ).

Students must complete the registration, have a current physical on file with the Athletic Office, and submit/bring all necessary forms filled out and signed for tryouts on Tuesday, July 28. Students will NOT be able to try out without the completed forms and an updated physical. Dates are tentative. All changes will be communicated via e-mail from the registration forms. Students with questions should contact Coach Liana Marino at .
Cheer Tryouts 2020
Summer Reading 2020

Need a break from Netflix? Rediscover your love of reading this summer with the perfect social-isolation activity: binge-reading. Your teachers have hand-selected for you a list of 40 books that will help you escape, make you laugh, or cry, or think. The lists are divided into book lists for each grade level, but feel free to choose any book on any list that you finding interesting.  And once you finish one book, you’ll probably want to go back to the list to find another title. You can find the book lists (and links to book trailer videos) here and descriptions of all the books in a slide deck here
Summer Math Packets

In order to ensure that students are fully prepared for math class in fall with all of the essential prerequisite skills, we have prepared summer math packets to keep skills fresh over the summer. To access these packets, CLICK HERE , and download the packet that corresponds to the math class students are taking next year. Once students work through the problems, they can check their answers using the solutions we posted there as well. Tutorial links are provided if students struggle with particular skills. 
Any questions regarding the summer review packet can be directed to Kurt Vonnahme, Mathematics Department Chair, at 630-570-8420 or
Future Ready Facilities

In cooperation with Pepper Construction and ARCON Architects, Hinsdale District 86 and Hinsdale Central provide you with access to our construction EarthCam AI-Edited Time Lapse camera ( ). We hope you enjoy the opportunity to see the ongoing construction that brings Future Ready Facilities to our campus.