Principal's Newsletter 
Back to School Week
July 2017 

Greetings Hilltoppers:

This newsletter contains important information covering Registration and Back-to-School Week.  Please take a moment to carefully review its content.  Feel free to contact the school with any questions you may have.

Online Registration & Payment: Online registration will be available July 10th through August 3rd.  Please follow the system prompts to register your student and pay your fees online by August 3rd to realize your prompt pay discount of $35.  Note: If you do not have internet access, computers are available at school during summer hours or at your local library.  Registration payments made after August 3rd will pay the full registration fee of $235 and not receive the $35 discount. Registration and payment of fees are required prior to students receiving instructional materials and schedules during Back-to-School Week.  

1. Register through PowerSchool  by August 3rd
*    Review/Update student information
*    Register for athletics (if applicable)
*    Pay all required fees

2. Provide Medical Information:
*    Freshmen: Physicals were due to the school nurse by July 15th.
*    Seniors: Proof of meningitis vaccination was due to the school nurse by July 15th.

3. Note: The specific date and time for your Back-to-School session (which includes iPad training for all freshmen and any other applicable students) is in the registration packet.

4. Need Financial Assistance? Come to our afternoon/evening hours July 24th, 25th, 26th, or
27th. This will be held in the Elliott Library from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Once you have completed each of these items, you are ready to begin at Glenbard West!   Please review the registration packet for more details and any other items that may be needed.


It is very important that your student attend their scheduled appointment time.  Students who do not attend their scheduled appointment times will be directed to complete Back-to-School Week tasks on the first day of school.  Freshman and transfer students must attend iPad training on August 8th or they will not receive their iPads until they have completed their training after school begins. 
Please remember that iPads, textbooks, workbooks and novels will be distributed as part of the book rental program. Required supplies, physical education uniforms and locks will be available for purchase at this time. Payment may be made by cash, check or Visa/MasterCard during Back-to-School Week.  In addition, students receive class schedules, student lockers and busing information. Yearbook and ID photos are taken at this time.  

Monday, August 7
8:30-9:00AM          ---            A-C
9:00-9:30AM          ---            D-H
9:30-10:00AM        ---            I-M
10:15-10:45AM      ---            N-P
10:45-11:15AM      ---            Q-S
11:15-12:00PM        ---            T-Z
Monday, August 7
1:30-2:00PM           ---            A-C
2:00-2:30PM           ---            D-H
2:30-3:00PM           ---            I-M
3:15-3:45PM           ---            N-P
3:45-4:15PM           ---            Q-S
4:15-5:00PM           ---            T-Z
Tuesday, August 8
& iPad Training
8:30-9:15AM           ---             A-C
9:15-10:00AM        ---            D-H
10:00-10:45AM      ---            I-M
10:45-11:30AM      ---            N-P
11:30-12:15PM       ---            Q-S
12:15-1:00PM         ---            T-Z
Tuesday, August 8
2:30-3:00PM            ---             A-C
3:00-3:30PM           ---            D-H
3:30-4:00PM           ---            I-M
4:00-4:30PM           ---            N-P
4:30-5:00PM           ---            Q-S
5:00-6:00PM           ---            T-Z
Remember to send your student with a form of payment for classroom materials: Check, cash or Visa/MasterCard is 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 consumables, yearbooks, West Nation passes, Glenbard Gear and any other items of interest, as they are all purchased separately.
Returning students are expected to bring their device to Back-to-School Week for an "iPad readiness" inspection.  Returning students that were issued an iPad for the 2016-17 school year are responsible for maintaining their device in good working order and will use their device for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.  Students should run all software updates in advance to help expedite this process.

The online registration will ask parents/guardians for two key pieces of information. 
1.  Verify student name that should be indicated on his/her student diploma
2.  Provide authorization for release of transcripts

Freshmen: After going through the Back-to-School stations, all freshmen will be required to stay for an additional 1-1/2 hours for District 87 iPad Training.  Upon completion of training, all students will be allowed to take their iPads home.  No one will be issued an iPad without this training.  
Transfer Students:
Sophomore, Junior and Senior transfer students, please contact Ms. Chris Gladish in the School Counseling Office at (630) 469-8600 x2258 for iPad training.  

On Tuesday, August 8th, Glenbard West will provide two shuttle busses to take Freshman students home following iPad training (from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m.).  These busses will run every 15 minutes and will depart from the back of the main building.  Please see the Bus Drop-Off Locations chart below and coordinate with your student if he or she needs to take a bus home.  NOTE: Parents are otherwise responsible for getting their students to Glenbard West at their scheduled time.  There is no bus transportation to Glenbard West on this date.

Bus Drop-off Locations
Park Plaza Ave & N. Parkside Ave (NE)
Abraham Lincoln School
Hadley Junior High
Bloomingdale Rd & Shorewood (SE)
Glenside Jr. High
Willow Lakes Clubhouse
W. Meadow Ave & Cimarron Rd (NE)


    July 10 - August 3  Online Registration Open  
    July 24 - July 27  Extended Summer Hours (12:00-8:00 p.m.) in the Elliott Library for
Financial and Enrollment Assistance 
    August 3  Registration and Payment Due Date 
    August 7 & 8  Back-To-School Week (See Schedule) 
    August 9  Freshman Orientation 
    August 16  First Day of School - Full Day 

(Financial and Enrollment Assistance)

Monday, July 24 - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We have dedicated four days during the afternoon and evening (July 24th -27th) to help families with enrollment, registration, residency, as well as, lunch and fee waiver applications. You must meet with appropriate school staff to handle this process.  Please remember to bring the postcard that was recently mailed to your home with your Powerschool information.  Hours are 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Elliott Library.
Some families may be asked to prove residency.  If requested, you must provide a current lease or tax bill, mortgage documents, along with at least two other proofs of residency (driver's license, gas or electric bill, voter registration card, automobile registration).
New/transfer students to Glenbard West will need to provide all the required documentation.   To begin this process, proceed to our Glenbard West Webpage, under the Parents Area, scroll down to New Student Pre-Registration. 
Waiver of School Fees Applications
School staff will ONLY be available on these dates to process fee waiver/lunch applications.  If you plan on taking advantage of these evening hours, the following are some critical pieces of paperwork that you will need to bring:

Recent tax return 
W-2 form 
Last two pay stubs (for each family member working)

Evidence of participation in AFDC, TANF, or Food Stamp Program must also be presented. Mediplan cards, Link cards, and Illinois Kid Care Insurance cards will not be accepted as verification of eligibility.  DO NOT MAIL DOCUMENTS.

Freshman Orientation Program
August 9, 2017

All freshman students are required to attend Freshman Orientation

  7:30 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.             
Auditorium Program
Senior Mentors Welcome
Meet Dr. Monaghan
Student Council President
8:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
Classroom Work with Senior Mentor 
Connect with Senior Mentor
Learning Your Way Around
Meet the Deans
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
Biester Gym                          
Fight Song
West Way Spirit with Mr. Mitchell

Freshman Orientation Dates During the School Year 
Freshman PLC Meetings - On these days, freshmen are required to remain at school from 2:00 to 2:35 p.m. for additional enrichment activities.  Busses will be provided for students at the conclusion of the meetings.
  • August 21
  • September 11
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4
(630) 469-8600


Athletics x2253     Attendance x2283      Nurses' Office x2281     Nurse x2290      

School Counseling x2258

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