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Information You Need to Know - Connecting Parents & Guardians

Attendance Issue - Attention Parents & Guardiansas a reminder the district requires that parents notify the attendance office when their child is absent or needs to leave early. If the parent does not inform the school their child is absent, the student will be referred to the discipline office for a Full Day Absence (FDA). A full day absence is when a student does not attend at least three class periods or does not attend school for the entire day. Students that earn a full day absence referral may lose academic credit for work assigned in the classes they missed, and they may also receive a 3-hour after school detention. To excuse your child, please contact the attendance office at 708-371-1111 x3630 when they're absent.


Breakfast After the Bell: Students can start their day off with a quick to-go breakfast; it is FREE and available every morning in the cafeteria until 8:15 a.m. for all students. Students have the option of a hot or cold breakfast; some options include yogurt, fruit, milk, granola bar, etc.

Food deliveries for students; NOT ALLOWED.  To prevent strangers from gaining access to our school, a major safety issue, we ask that students not open building doors for non-staff members. A student who opens a building door for food deliveries is subject to discipline and may have their food confiscated. Question, contact Brian Roberts at or by phone 708-371-1111 x 3610. 


Gym Uniforms: are available the first week of class during their gym period. The uniforms can be purchased from their teacher. The cost is $10 for a t-shirt, $10 for shorts, $15 sweatpants. Locks are also available for $5. Uniforms can be purchased in the athletic office, located by the gym. 

I-Pad Protection: I-Pad insurance is available for $25, it can be added to their cart in the Fees section on skyward.  If they do not want to pay by credit card, they can bring in (or send with their student) cash or a check payable to CHSD218. Your student's iPad is not covered in the District 218 Protection Plan until the fee has been paid. All I-Pads will need to be inspected before coverage can be purchased.

Library - LRC Fines:  Please check your students’ Skyward account periodically for outstanding fines. If your student has overdue library books or textbooks, fees are being added to their Skyward account.  All overdue books should be returned to the LRC and fines can be paid to the bookkeeper Bonnie Kay in the Main Office with cash, Visa/MasterCard or Discover, or thru your Skyward account. For questions regarding LRC fines, contact Diana Coleman at 708-371-1111 X 3800.

School Locks: The Orange district issued locks MUST stay on the lockers upstairs, they cannot be used for PE/sports/swim lockers, those have to be provided by the students.  Locks can be purchased at Ace, Walmart, Menards, Walgreen etc.  A $5 charge is incurred if locks are missing.

Student Fees:  Please check to see if you have an outstanding balance through Skyward Family Access (using your parent login). Visa/MasterCard/Discover payments can be made online.  Cash, check or money order made payable to CHSD218 can be brought to Bonnie Kay located in the Main Office. Questions, please contact Bonnie Kay at 708-371-1111 X 3590.

Yearbook/School Pictures: Yearbooks can be ordered online with a credit card (small processing fee applies) at  You can also pay with a check at school in the Activities’ Office. The cost is $65. Please include the student’s name and ID on the memo line.  No cash.  Yearbooks will be distributed in May. Questions, contact Nykeya Woods  at 

School Picture Info - Lifetouch Photography Contact: 630-910-6800

Keeping In Touch...

Activities Office – 3650

Athletic Office – 3700

Attendance Coordinator - 3652

Bookkeeper – 3590

Counseling Services – 3751

Library (LRC) – 3800

Main Office – 3500/3520

Maintenance – 3905/3900

Nurse – 3780

Parent Liaison – 3620

Registrar – 3670

Support Services – 3750 

Security – 3950 or 3999


Via Twitter - Tweet, tweet your heart away!

Activities – follow Shepard activities by following @ABSastros on Twitter.

Announcements - follow @astroannounce on Twitter for all school announcements.

Shepard High School News - @ShepardAstros on Twitter to follow Bob McParland

Athletics Info –follow @ABS_Athletics on Twitter for athletics.

ABS Cheerleading – follow @AstrosCoedCheer

PE/Health/Driver’s Ed -  @D218PEHealthDE

Parent Liaison – follow me @LiaisonKim


School Website: Alan B. Shepard High School

Parent Liaison Webpage: Parent Support - General - Alan B. Shepard High School


Important Dates – Mark Your Calendars!

Wednesday, October 30th District 218 College and Career Fair at the Administrative Center located at 10701 S. Kilpatrick Avenue in Oak Lawn from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Parents and Guardians, this is a perfect opportunity for you and your student to ask questions and get information on colleges and careers to help be better informed on future decisions. Administration has listened and has scheduled the event in the evening to make it easier for you to attend with your student. *Please note that they're hosting this event at a different time this year. It's from 6 to 8 p.m.* Admissions representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will attend the annual College and Career Fair. Representatives from military branches, vocational and technical schools, labor unions, and a variety of professional fields also will attend to discuss training and career paths. Remember to mark your calendars!


Saturday, November 23rd – Leo Club is hosting their Annual Senior Dinner Dance from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.) and will be held at ALAN B. SHEPARD HIGH SCHOOL in the gymnasium located at 13049 S. RIDGELAND AVE, in PALOS HEIGHTS, IL. The theme this year is the 50’s and music will be provided by the Teddy Lee Band. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11th. The cost is $15. Questions, please contact Rukayat in the Activities Office at (708) 371-1111 EXT. 3650. 

Leo Club Senior Citizens 2019 Flyer.pdf