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Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Attendance Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:25 a.m. -3:25 p.m.

(7:30 a.m. - 8:18 a.m. B/O/C)

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Office Contacts:

Fehrenbacher, Linda
Gail, Jeff
Assistant Principal
DeMare, Lucy
Lead Secretary
Nelson, Susan
Assistant Secretary
Tansor, Rosanne




Aug 8, 2016 3-6 pm PTA School Supply Orders pick up in cafeteria.
Aug 9, 2016 9-10 am Walkthrough for 6th grade students with special needs.
  10-2 pm Walkthrough for 6th grade students.
Aug 10, 2016              9-10 am Walkthrough for 7th and 8th grade students with special needs.
  10-2 pm Walkthrough for 7th and 8th grade students.

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On May 24, 2016, the Board of Education voted to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the Elmhurst Teachers' Council. The basis of this proposed agreement will clarify contract language regarding the Student Late Arrival days at all grade levels. The purpose of the change is to enhance the collaborative and educational instructional practice of our teachers in order to have a deeper impact on student learning and growth.

The agreement returns Student Late Arrival days at York High School to a nearly weekly occurrence on Wednesdays (with October 19 being the exception, as it is the national PSAT testing day). The agreement maintains monthly Student Late Arrival days on most Wednesdays at the early childhood, elementary and middle school levels. However, the duration of the collaboration meetings held on Student Late Arrival days will be extended from 70 minutes to 90 minutes at all levels.

Start times for 2016-17 Student Late Arrival days are as follows:

  • Elementary School: Student instruction begins at 9:45 AM
  • Middle School: Student instruction begins at 10:00 AM
  • High School: Student instruction begins at 9:25 AM

Due to the fact that District 205 uses the same bus company to transport students at all three levels – elementary, middle school and high school, there is some extra time built in to the Student Late Arrival days to allow for busing needs. Regular start times will remain the same as they were in 2015-16.

As always, supervised student arrival will begin 15 minutes prior to start time. However, for families who need to maintain the same schedule for Student Late Arrival days this coming school year as last, supervision will be made available at 9:10 AM (which was the elementary Student Late Arrival schedule for 2015-16). Please understand that transportation will not be provided at this earlier time.


Below is a link to the updated 2016-17 (printable) calendar.


District 205 Food Services will continue to accept payments with MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances and set up low balance alerts for free.

MySchoolBucks provides:

  • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through the mobile app for your smartphone
  • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the District. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
  • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
  • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
  • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

Enrollment is easy!


1. Go to and register for a free account.

2. Add your students, using their school name and student ID.

3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, please contact MySchoolBucks directly:


August 8, 2016 - School supply pick up from 3-6 p.m. in cafeteria

August 9, 2016 - Walk through for incoming sixth grade students. Special needs' students from 9-10 a.m. All students from 10-2 p.m.


August 10, 2016 - Walk through for incoming seventh and eighth grade students. Special needs' students from 9-10 a.m. All students from 10-2 p.m.


If you cannot attend the above dates for walk-through, an alternative date will be 8/15/2016  from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


New parents to the district or new sixth grade parents can attend a class to access PowerSchool and Chromebook training available from 10:30am-1:30pm on the walk through days of Aug 9th & 10th. 


Click here to access this:


Chromebook & Power School Information Session Sign Up




Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.

July 12, 8 a.m. - noon

July 14, noon - 4 p.m.

July 18, 8 a.m. - noon

July 20, noon - 4 p.m.

July 22, 8 a.m. - noon

July 26, noon - 4 p.m.

July 27, 8 a.m. - noon

July 28, noon - 4 p.m.

Grades 9-12:
York High School (by appointment, call 630-617-2487)


Madison Early Childhood Center (by appointment, call 630-617-2385)

Evening enrollment hours will be held on August 2 and August 8 from 4 to 8 PM at the District 205 Center and at Conrad Fischer Elementary, 888 N. Wilson, during those same dates and times (for students attending Fischer only).


Kick-off for Annie Legere Walk

Annie Legere 2.jpgRecently, several Sandburg Middle School students and families marched in Elmhurst to promote the Annie LeGere Foundation "To The Moon And Back" Walk on April 23rd. 



Hoops for Sandburg

Hoops for Sandburg was organized by the Sandburg PTA to raise funds to replace the backboards at Sandburg Middle School.  The Sandburg gym is used by many student organizations in Elmhurst, as well as students of Sandburg Middle School.  The goal of Hoops for Sandburg is to raise enough money to provide height adjustable backboards to meet the needs of all students who use the gym, and replace side baskets so that all spectators have a clear view to fully support the action on the court.

With your help, we have raised about 70% of the cost to replace the backboards!!!  Thank you to all who have donated to this point!!  If you are interested in donating, please use our Hoops for Sandburg GoFundMe link. 

Thank you, Hoops for Sandburg Committee

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The mission of Sandburg Middle School is to encourage students to become confident, independent, responsible and respectful learners by reinforcing and supporting their academic and co-curricular growth in conjunction with parents and the community.