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WHS Registration and Supply List for SY2020





Winchester High School

200 West Cross Street

Winchester, IL 62694


July 8, 2019




A.   Registration will be Monday, August 5th and Tuesday, August 6th. The schedule is as follows: 

Monday, August 5th

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Freshmen Orientation – 6:00-6:30 in the High School Auditorium

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Tuesday, August 6th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


B.   Freshmen and all new students to the district are reminded that they must bring their completed physical forms to registration unless they have already turned them in for athletic purposes.  The physical form is required by the State of Illinois and must include updated immunizations. An athletic physical will not be sufficient for this requirement.  Likewise, state law requires that new students who enter the district must furnish an official copy of the child’s birth certificate.


C.        A parent/guardian of all district students must complete one of the following student residency verification forms.  The forms are located on our district website under Student Residency Verification.  Most families will use the first form attached, however, there are several additional forms that can be used for residents with special circumstances.  Students will not be allowed to complete the registration process without a completed Student Residency Verification form.


D.   In order to save you time during the registration process, all forms have been uploaded on our school’s website (www.winchesterschools.net).  Providing the forms online allows you to complete them when it is most convenient for you. Please have them completed when you come in to register.  You will receive the Profile Sheet at registration and will need to be checked for errors.  We particularly need your post office number, your 911 address if you reside in a rural area, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of two people to contact in case of an illness

  • The forms on the web are:
  • Residency Form (mentioned above)

  • Profile Sheet (Will Receive at Registration)

  • Handbook etc…  (This form includes Code of Conduct; Insurance etc…)

  • Annual Medical Update  (This is a new form that must be filled out on all students)

  • Media Release

  • Student Internet and Agreement Form

    • Acceptable Use Policy – Please read over the computer and Internet use policy.  In order for students to have access to any computer in the building this form must be signed and on file in the office.  We would advise careful reading of this document so that you understand what constitutes acceptable use in this district. 

  • IHSA Sports Medicine Acknowledgement and Consent

    • Please fill out even if your child does not play a sport - as this is also for IHSA Extra-Curricular Activities (ie. Scholastic Bowl)

  • Bus Form (Please fill out even if you child drives or lives in town)

  • Lunch Application

    •  Free and Reduced Lunch – Winchester School District is requiring every household, regardless of eligibility, to fill out the Household Eligibility Application.  The information provided is very important to the school for state reporting purposes.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 


E. Fees – Fees will be collected on the days of registration and are as follows:

Textbook:            $75.00

Drivers Ed:         $100.00

Science Lab Fee:     $20.00

Planner:              $5.00

Parking:             $20.00

Band/Chorus:         $15.00

Woods I:             $20.00

Auto:                $20.00

Art Supplies:        $15.00

PE Shirt:             $8.00

PE Shorts:           $15.00

Lock Rental:          $5.00 (Optional)

Technology:          $20.00

Ag Class (Welding):  $10.00

Foods                $20.00

FFA:                 $20.00

Class Dues:          $20.00 

Athletic/Activity Fee: $100.00 (1), $125.00 (2), $150.00 (3)


If you wish to pay by check, make out checks to Winchester High School.  If you are unable to pay the full amount at the time of registration, we would be more than happy to accept monthly installments.  Free and reduced lunch students may also request a waiver of fees with the correct paperwork completed.


  •  Lunch Program – Please send money to the high school office if your child wishes to eat school lunch. 


  • P.E. Uniforms – P.E. uniforms are required for grades 9-12.   Uniforms can be purchased during registration.


 F. First Day of School

The first day of school will be Friday, August 16th.  State law now requires that students spend 5 clock hours on the first and last days of school.  Therefore, school will be in session until 2:15 p.m., and the buses will leave at approximately that time.

At registration, students will receive a copy of the 2019-2020 Winchester High School Student Handbook/Planner.  Please take an opportunity to read the handbook. It contains information regarding our expectations towards learning and conduct and it is designed to be used as a planner and pass book for students.  Students must carry this pass book with them at all times. 

Beginning August 16th, students will be dismissed at 2:15pm.  Regular school days, with a 3:20 dismissal will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd.  Also, new this year, school will dismiss at 2:15 every Wednesday during the school year for Student/School Improvement Days. 


We are eager for school to open and will have all pertinent information available at registration.  You will not be able to register early, but if you cannot make the registration date(s), please try and come in prior to the first day of school.


G. Fall Athletics

Start dates for fall high school sports are as follows:

  •  Football – August 12th

  •  Golf – August 12th

  •  Volleyball – August 12th

  •  Cheerleading – August 12th


If you have any questions please feel free to call the school at 742-3151.  We hope that you have had an enjoyable summer and look forward to serving you and your child in the 2019-2020 school year.



Dennis Vortman

Principal ~ Winchester High School


Schedules - Will be available to pick up and make changes if needed at registration.  Schedule changes are allowed through Monday, August 19th.


Freshmen Registration Letter - regarding Medical Requirements SY20


Over the Counter Medication Permission Form - Doctor Signature Required


IESA/IHSA Sports Physical


Authorization and Permission to Administer Prescription Medicine - Dr. Signature Required



2019-2020 WCUSD #1 Official School Calendar


2019-2020 WHS Student Handbook


WHS SY20 Registration Packet - Signature Pages Only

    If Possible please make sure each signature page is on a separate sheet of paper. - Thank you.

Parking Form - Students Driving to School - SY20


WHS Supply List for SY20