Hello Glenbard West Community –
We are excited and eager to begin the 2020 – 2021 school year at Glenbard West. Despite interruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, our staff is organizing and preparing for school in August. In making these decisions, we will rely on guidance from state and local organizations. Whatever the plan is, our priority is the safety of our students and staff while ensuring that we are able to provide high quality education. We expect to be able to share our plan for student instruction with you sometime in the near future. Our first attendance day for students is August 12, 2020. In the meantime, please take the time to read the enclosed packet.
Online Registration & Payment – Online registration will be available July 6th through July 30th Please follow the system prompts to register your student and pay your fees online by July 30 to realize your prompt pay discount of $35. Registration and payment of fees are required prior to the first day of school.
New Students to Glenbard – Glenbard utilizes the iPad and digital curriculum/applications to deliver instruction to students. Glenbard will ship iPad and instructions to incoming freshmen and transfer student’s homes after you have registered for school and paid online. We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible so we can deliver the device and instructions on a timely basis. This will provide your student as much time as possible to become familiar with the device and digital curriculum, prior to the start of school.
Notification System – Glenbard has implemented a notification system to improve communication with our families. It is extremely important that you complete this section as part of the registration process to ensure we have your current contact information.
AP Exam Enrollment: If your student has enrolled in an AP course for the upcoming school year, we will also enroll them for the AP Exam. Glenbard will bill the AP exam fee on your student’s fee statement and will waive one AP exam fee per year, per student. The AP exam is $94 each; AP Seminar & AP Research exams are $142 each. More information regarding the AP courses and exams can be located on our school’s website.
Deep Learning & Engagement with Technology in Glenbard District 87 – Please review our Deep Learning & Engagement with Technology in Glenbard District 87 brochure enclosed in your packet. Key topics:
Finally, included in this packet you will find a flier about diversity. Please hang it in your home’s window to show everyone that you too embrace diversity as a member of the Glenbard community!
I appreciate your patience during this difficult and uncertain time. Please recognize that the school and staff are committed to the success of your student and the ongoing success of Glenbard West.
Peter Monaghan, Ed.D