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    Please visit the Haven website regularly for calendar of events, announcements, and other up-to-date information.  The website is our main form of communication.



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    Assignment Notebooks

    All students are required to have the Haven Assignment Notebook every day.  As we work on executive function skills, we require all students to have the Haven Assignment Book daily.  The assignment notebook is an important tool for academic success and will be utilized in various ways. Students will be issued their assignment notebooks at the beginning of the school year.  Additional assignment notebooks can be purchased in the main office for $5.00.


    Continuous daily attendance has a direct correlation to student success.

    Student attendance, including being on time, will be monitored by 1st-period teachers.

    School staff will consistently monitor student attendance. Please know nine (9) unexcused absences signal chronic truancy.  

    Students are expected to be in their classroom ready to learn at 8:30 a.m., ready to begin the day.  

     To ensure a timely start, the doors will be open at 8:20.  

    • 7th & 8th graders should enter through door #2 on Prairie Avenue.
    • 6th graders should enter through door #3 on Lincoln Street.

    Students must attend school for at least half a day to attend any after-school extra-curricular activities.


    Absence Reporting

    Each student's absence requires parent verification.  To report an absence, please call Haven at 847-859-8200 and follow the prompts.


    Behavior Expectations and Discipline

    Creating a safe school environment is very important to our administration and teachers; we are committed to creating a supportive learning environment for all students. The purpose of our discipline system is to teach appropriate school behaviors and is not intended to be punitive. As a district, we are focusing our discipline around restorative justice practices which work to correct situations by addressing the impact of inappropriate behaviors on the school community and culture.

    Haven Non-Negotiables 



    Ready to Learn

    • Everyone will interact with each other and our building in a safe and polite manner that does not cause harm.
    • Everyone will use appropriate language (avoid curse words, and offensive language).
    • Before school and during class time, everyone will have a pass. 
    • Everyone will act with integrity and honesty.
    • Everyone will be on time and prepared with materials for ALL classes.
    • Everyone will only use electronics for educational purposes. No personal electronic devices (i.e. cell phones) during the school day. 

    Bell Schedule

    Arrival 8:20-8:30

    1st Period 8:00 to 8:40

    2nd Period 8:43 to 9:22

    3rd Period 9:25 to 10:04

    4th Period 10:07 to 10:46

    5th Period 10:49 -11:29 (8th Grade Lunch)

    6th Period 11:33 -12:13 (7th Grade Lunch)

    7th Period 12:17-1:57 (6th Grade Lunch)

    8th Period 1:01-1:40

    9th Period 1:43-2:22

    10th Period 2:35-3:05


    Bicycle Information

    Many Haven students ride bicycles to school.  If you ride a bicycle to school, you must store it in the bicycle racks located along the fence on Prairie Avenue. LOCK YOUR BIKE!  We recommend you use a U-lock to keep your bicycle secure. Students who find their bikes have been tampered with or stolen should contact the Evanston Police.


    Cell Phone Policy

    While on campus and during the school day, student cell phones must be stored in their lockers at ALL TIMES.  Students cannot use them on school grounds or on school buses. According to the district handbook, a cell phone may only be used outside of the school day. Cell phones used during the school day will be confiscated by the school, placed in the main office, and can only be retrieved by the parent/guardian. Note: The school is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones, digital music players, or other electronic devices.


    Extra Curricular Activities

    Haven sponsors a great variety of extracurricular activities and sports programs.  Information about each program is available on the Haven Website (LINK) Students must attend school for at least half a day to attend any after-school extra-curricular activities.



    The Haven PTA actively contributes to Haven, enriching the experience of all children.  Please refer to the Haven PTA website information and flyers. 


    Staying Connected

    At Haven, the parent/school connection is very important to us, and we want to make sure you know the best way to stay informed and connected on what’s important for your child(ren). A few options to consider:

    The Haven E-News, PTA website, and the Haven website are the best ways to stay informed about events, forms, and student activities.

    The Haven Middle School website contains resources for parents and students, staff contact information, information about the library, athletics, and extracurricular activities, as well as a calendar of upcoming events, news and announcements. It also has a link to the Haven PTA website.

    The Haven PTA website contains information about PTA-sponsored events and volunteer and membership information. Families can also register for the Haven Student Directory, sign up to receive the Haven E-Newsletter and become a volunteer.

    • Haven E-News

    The Haven E-News is a weekly, PTA-produced electronic newsletter emailed directly to families. Recipients of the Haven E-News will also, on a limited number of occasions throughout the year, receive information about special events. Sign up for E-News through the PTA Website.

    • Haven Student Directory

    The Haven Student Directory is a resource for families to communicate with each other. Families must independently sign up to be added to the Haven Student Directory. Families may elect to include preferred contact information in the directory. Information will only be included if families register online. Register for the Haven Student Directory on the Haven PTA website.



    To ensure student safety, there are a few drop-off and pick-up procedures.

    • Students who are being dropped off or picked up by car should be picked up on Prairie Avenue ONLY.
    • Before and after school, Prairie Avenue is a one-way street heading north.
    • Students should not be dropped off or picked up on Lincoln between Prairie and Green Bay.  
    • Students may not be dropped off or picked in the parking lot.

    Please help us keep our children safe.


    Ventra Cards

    Ventra Cards are available for purchase in the main office for $2.00. Cards allow students to ride on school days for a discounted rate. Cards must be renewed annually.



    We are eager to increase our parental involvement! The partnership between parents and the school is a strong component of our successful educational programming.  Through joint collaboration, we are certain we can enhance our children’s middle school experience and achieve greater success. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Form (Link),  Tutoring Network Form (Link), or contact a PTA representative.