BACK-TO-SCHOOL WEEK 2018-19
Textbooks, workbooks, and novels will be distributed as part of the book rental program. Required supplies are covered by students fees. Physical Education uniforms and locks will be Included in the Freshman fees, Soph, Juniors, and Seniors will be able to purchase new uniforms from the bookstore after the first day of school. During Back-to-School week, students receive class schedules, student lockers and busing Information. Yearbook and ID photos are taken at this time; dress code applies. THIS IS YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR SUPPLIES & ID, YEARBOOK PICTURE & OFFICIAL SCHEDULE. THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY WILL BE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL·WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15th, at which time there will be long lines.
|Wednesday, August 8
8:30AM – 12:00PM
|8:30 – 9:00 AM A – C
9:00 – 9:30 AM D – H
9:30 – 10: 00 AM… I – M
10:15 – 10:45 AM N – P
10:45 – 11:15 AM Q – S
11:15AM – 12:00 PM T – Z
|BREAK||12:00 – 1: 30 PM|
|Wednesday, August 8th
1:30 – 5:00 PM
|1:30 – 2:00 PM A – C
2:00 – 2:30 PM D – H
2:30 – 3:00 PM I – M
3:15 – 3:45 PM N – P
3:45 – 4:15 PM Q – S
4:15 – 5:00 PM T – Z
|Thursday, August 9
& iPad Training
|8:30 – 9:15 AM A – C
9:15 – 10:00 AM D – H
10:00 – 10:45 AM I – M
10:45 – 11:30 AM N – P
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Q – S
12:15 – 1:00 PM T – Z
|BREAK||1:00 – 2:30 PM|
|Thursday, August 9
|2:30 – 3:00 PM A – C
3:00 – 3:30 PM D -H
3:30 – 4:00 PM I – M
4:00 – 4: 30 PM N – P
4:30 – 5:00 PM Q – S
5:00 – 6:00 PM T – Z
Remember to send your student with a form of payment for classroom materials for any past due fees. Check, cash or Visa/MasterCard are accepted. Please make checks payable to Glenbard West High School – students will fill in the amount owed and will receive a receipt for their purchase. If using a check as payment, be sure your student has multiple checks for all yearbooks, West Nation passes, Booster Family Activity passes, Glenbard Gear and any other items of interest, as they are all purchased separately.
*FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY – After going through the Back-to-School stations, all freshmen, & transfer students receiving iPads for the first time, will be required to stay for a 1½ hour District 87 iPad training. At this time parents may leave and either come back to pick up their student or allow their student to take the bus home. Upon completion of training, all students will be allowed to take their iPads home. Non-freshman transfer students will return for this training during the 11:30 time slot on August 9th. No one will be issued an iPad without this training.
Transportation: Glenbard West will provide two shuttle busses from 10:00AM to approximately 2:00PM. These busses will run every 15 minutes and will depart from the back of the main building. The purpose of the busses is to take students home following iPad training. Please see the Bus Drop-off Locations chart below and discuss the best drop-off site with your student. Note that parents are responsible for getting their students to Glenbard West at their scheduled time. See the chart above for the Freshman Back-to-School Day/iPad Training and Deployment schedule.
|Bus Drop-off Locations|
|Park Plaza Ave. & N.Parkslde Ave (NE)|
|Abraham Lincoln School|
|Hadley Junior High|
|Bloomingdale Rd.& Shorewood (SE)|
|Glenside Jr. High|
|Willow Lakes Clubhouse|
|W.Meadow Ave. & Cimarron Rd (NE)|
Dear Freshman Students and Parents,
Congratulations on your graduation from the eighth grade and your enrollment at Glenbard West! We know that the transition to high school is exciting but also has its challenges. For that reason, West has designed a mandatory orientation to provide our incoming students with the best opportunity for success. Freshman Orientation will take place on Friday. August 10th Orientation will begin at 7:30 am in the Auditorium. All freshmen are required to attend Freshman Orientation.
All freshmen students will attend orientation sessions led by the Glen bard West staff and members of the senior class. Our Senior Mentors have undergone several hours of training so that they can assist freshmen students with this transition and provide them with the information needed to successfully begin high school at Glenbard West.
Sessions held at Freshman Orientation will acquaint students with members of the staff, allow students the opportunity to meet other freshman students, provide an overview of the academic resources available to students, address expectations for behavior, explain extracurricular opportunities, introduce students to the culture and traditions of Glenbard West, and provide recommendations for academic success and practical tips to help your student succeed at Glenbard West.
On August 10t,h we will provide a bus run so all freshmen can Freshman Orientation. At Back to School Day on Thursday, August 9thfreshmen will receive information about their bus routes and times. Busses will pick students up at their assigned stops and will transport students back to their regular stops at the conclusion of Freshman Orientation.
Please encourage your freshman student to eat a healthy breakfast before attending orientation. Freshmen DO NOT need to bring anything to orientation, including iPads. Freshmen will be asked to put their cell phones away during the program. Freshmen should wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking around the building and being active.
On behalf of the Senior Mentors, Faculty and Staff, we welcome you to the Glenbard West Family and look forward to meeting you on August 10th.
Chris Mitchell – Assistant Principal for Student Services
FRESHMEN ORIENTATION – AUGUST 10th, 2018
|7:30 am – 8: 10 am||AUDITORIUM PROGRAM
|8:10 am – 10:00 am||CLASSROOMS-WORK WITH SENIOR MENTORS
|10:00 am -11•15 am||BIESTER GYM
Important Dates for Freshman:
August 9th – Freshman Registration
August 10th – Freshman Orientation
|Freshman PLC Meetings – On these days, freshmen are required to remain at school from 2:00 to 2:35 for additional enrichment activities. Buses will be provided for students at the conclusion of the meetings.|
FALL ATHLETIC REGISTRATION INFORMATION 2018- 2019
Athletic registration is done through our online system
Note: Your student must be registered for school before you can register him/her for a sport.
IMPORTANT: If you want the optional Athletic Participation Fee to be included in a payment plan, you must select this fee when you register online
Please complete the following steps to register your student for a sport:
Payment: You must pay the Athletic Participation Fee before your student can participate in a sport. The $150 fee covers your student for unlimited sports in the school year. To pay the athletic participation fee:
Detailed instructions with screenshots can be found on the school website. On the left-hand menu select
“PowerSchool Tutorial” and then “Athletics”.
*No tryouts or practice will be allowed without a current physical on file; not older than 13 months. The physical form can be downloaded from the Athletic page of the website.
First Day of Pract!ce/tryouts for Football and Boys and Girls Golf- Monday, August 6, 2018
First Day of Practices/tryouts for all other fall sports Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls
Volleyball, Girls Field Hockey, Girls Swimming – Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Mandatory Fall Parent/Athlete Meeting- Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium
Fall Picture Day- Monday, August 20, [email protected] 2:00 PM Biester Gym
First Day of Practices/tryouts: Competitive Dance and Cheer- Monday October 22, 2018
Girls Basketball- Monday, October 29, 2018
Girls Gymnastics, Wrestling, Boys Basketball- Monday, November 5, 2018
Boys Swimming- Monday, November 19, 2018
Mandatory Winter Parent/Athlete Meeting- Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am Biester Gym
Winter Picture Day- Monday November 26, 2018 @ 2:00pm Blester Gym
First day of pract!ces/tryouts:
Girls and Boys Track- Monday, January 14, 2019
Boys Gymnastics- Monday, February 11,2019
Girls Badminton, Boys Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer, Boys, and Girls Lacrosse- Monday, February 25, 2019
Boys Volleyball- Monday, March 4, 2019. Mandatory Spring Parent/Athlete Meeting- Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am Biester Gym
Spring Picture Day- Monday March 18,2019 @ 2:00pm Biester Gym
PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATED SCHEDULES AND INFORMATION ON THE GLENBARD WEST ATHLETICS 2000 WEBSITE:
670 Crescent Blvd.,
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137