As we are aware, Glenbard West and the entire Glenbard District are shifting to an 8 period day as of April 5. Below are answers to questions that we might anticipate.
Beginning on April 5th, the schedule will change for all students back to periods 1 – 8 each day (similar to pre-pandemic). See the schedule HERE. Classes at Glenbard West will begin at 7:35 a.m. and end at 2:35 p.m. Mondays will continue to be early dismissal days, dismissal time is 1:52 p.m.
Students who are in-person need to be on time and are expected to attend every day. When students are sick, they should be called into the attendance office, prior to 10 a.m.
Students will be allowed to go off campus for lunch. Those students who remain on campus will eat in the cafeteria, auditorium and other designated places. During lunch, students will remain six feet away from each other facing the same direction.
Freshmen who would like to familiarize themselves with the campus are able to access the building to tour their schedules. The building will be open on Tuesday, March 30 – Thursday, April 1 between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Starting April 5th, water bottle refill stations at Glenbard West will be activated. There will continue to be limited capacity in the washrooms during the school day. Washrooms will be closed during passing periods, but open during class time.
The administration would like to avoid having students switch back and forth individually. However, counselor and dean teams will address individual student requirements as needed.
When we start school on April 5th, approximately 60 percent of students will be attending in-person. When possible, students will be separated in classes by six feet. When students are closer than six feet, should a student be found to be COVID-19 positive, those individuals who have been closer than six feet for longer than 15 minutes will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Students will continue to bring saliva samples on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students with last names A to K will be Mondays and students with last names L to Z will be Tuesdays. Students who have been remote should come to the building between Tuesday, March 30, and Thursday, April 1st to pick up their saliva kits. They will be at door #2.
Athletes in-season will have access to locker rooms for limited use and primarily for storage.
Students will no longer have an option of opting out of study hall.
Glenbard West continues to employ students and families to exercise good decision-making to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Mitigation measures include wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings. These expectations are important not only on campus but also within our communities.
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