Back to School Information


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


7:30 am  – 8: 10 am    AUDITORIUM PROGRAM

  • Senior Mentors Welcome
  • Meet Mr. Monaghan
  • Student Council President

  • Connect with Senior Mentor
  • Learning Your Way Around
  • Meet the Deans
10:00 am -11•15 am    BIESTER GYM

  • Cheerleaders
  • FightSong
  • West Way Spirit w/ Mr. Mitchell

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.
August 20th

September 10th

September 17th

October 1st

November 5th

December 3rd


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:

  1. Log in to PowerSchool parent portal and click “Athletics” from the left-hand menu.
  2. Read and agree to the agreements that appear on screen.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to register your student(s) for athletics.

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:

  1. Click “Student Fees” from the left-hand menu or at the bottom of the page.
  2. Select the “Athletic Participation Fee”, from the Additional items area and select the “Check Out” button in the upper-right to make payment.

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.

Fall Sports

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

Winter Sports

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

Spring Sports

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