670 Crescent Boulevard Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  Phone : (630)469-8600 Attendance : (630)858-5060
Principal's Newsletter 
Back to School Edition
July 2019
Greetings Hilltoppers:

This newsletter contains important information covering Registration and Back-to-School Days. Please take a moment to carefully review its content. 

Feel free to contact the school with any questions you may have.

Dr. Peter Monaghan, Principal
Enrollment Timeline
June 14

July 8 - August 1

July 29 - July 31

August 1

August 7 and 8

August 14

Residency Verification Due

Online Registration Open

Financial & Enrollment Assistance 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Elliott Library.

Registration and Payment Due Date

Back-to-School Days (See below)

First Day of School – Full Day

Online Registration Through Glenbard

Establish Your Account:  Do you already have a Glenbard PowerSchool parent account? 

YES – Great, then the entire registration process can be completed with just a few clicks.

YES, but I have an incoming freshman – Simply add a new student to your existing parent account by clicking on the Add new students through Account Preferences link.

NO - If you have not created a parent account on PowerSchool, you will need to establish one before proceeding. For more information, visit https://ps.glenbard.org to establish your account.

Register & Pay:
If you received a letter in May to verify residency, this must be completed before proceeding to PowerSchool. Reference the instructions in the May letter to verify residency. *

* For details on residency verification, click “Residency Verification” located under the “Parents” menu on the school website.

Log into PowerSchool on or after Monday, July 8, 2019 , and follow the on-screen instructions. There are help files and video tutorials there to assist you. Both parent/guardian AND student(s) will be required to be present during online registration to individually agree to handbooks, agreements, and terms & conditions.

Review your information and your student’s information. Submit changes if needed.

Register for a sport if you wish to pay for it on a payment plan. 

Click on Student Fees to complete the process and make your Registration Payment online. If you would like to pay for athletics on a payment plan, your student must be registered for at least one sport before setting up a payment plan for registration fees. You must register and pay by midnight Thursday, August 1, 2019 to receive the discounted registration fee.

No internet access?  Visit the school during summer hours and personnel will assist you OR take advantage of the resources at your local public library for computer access.

Provide Medical Information:

Freshmen: Physicals are due to the school nurse by  July 15th .

Seniors: Proof of meningitis vaccination due to the school nurse by  July 15th.

NOTE: Freshman physicals and proof of senior meningococcal vaccine are requested by  July 15th.  Students will not be allowed to complete the Back-to School process without a completed physical (freshman) or proof of meningococcal vaccine (seniors). First day of school exclusion will apply to lack of/or incomplete physicals and/or immunizations.

Need Financial Assistance?  Come to our afternoon/evening hours on July 29th, 30th, and 31st. This will be held in the Elliott Library from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Additional information is available at your school or district websites.
2019 - 2020
August 7 and 8
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 their PE teacher after the first day of school. During Back-to-School days, students receive official class schedules, student lockers and busing information. Yearbook and ID photos are taken at this time; dress code applies. 

Wednesday, August 7
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A - C
D - H
I - M
N - P
Q - S
T - Z

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.    
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.  
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
11:15a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

BREAK 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7 
1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
A - C
D - H
I - M
N - P
Q - S
T - Z
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.  
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. 
3:45 - 4:15 p.m. 
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 8 
& iPad Training
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A - C
D - H
I - M
N - P
Q - S
T - Z

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.    
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.  
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. 
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

BREAK 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 8 
2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
A - C
D - H
I - M
N - P
Q - S
T - Z
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.  
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. 
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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 and Transfer Students Only
After going through the Back-to-School stations, all freshmen and transfer students receiving iPads for the first time will be required to stay for an 1½ hour 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. Non-freshman transfer students will return for this training during the 11:30 a.m. time slot on August 8th.

Glenbard West will provide two shuttle busses from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. 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. 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)
Returning Students
Returning students that were issued an iPad for the 2018-2019 school year are responsible for maintaining their device in good working order and will use their device for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Returning students are expected to bring their device to Back-to-School Days for an "iPad readiness" inspection. Students should run all software updates in advance to help expedite this process. Returning Juniors and Seniors will continue to be billed the $189 * per year iPad rental fee.

*After the family has made 4 annual rental payments over the student’s career at Glenbard and the student’s account is paid in full, the device will become the property of the student; in other words this is a “rent to own” program.

Seniors Only
The online registration will ask parents/guardians for two key pieces of information.
1) Verify the student name that should be indicated on his/her student diploma, and
2) Provide authorization for release of transcripts.
Financial and Enrollment Assistance

Monday, July 29 - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30 - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We have dedicated three days during the afternoon and evening (July 29, 30 and 31) to help families with enrollment, registration, residency, as well as, lunch and fee waiver applications. You must meet with the 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.  No advance appointment is necessary. 
Some families may be asked to prove residency. If requested, you must provide a current lease with proof of last month's payment 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). For questions, please contact Ms. Wendy Rosario (630) 469-8600 x2417.
New/transfer students to Glenbard West will need to provide all the required documentation. To begin this process, proceed 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 current 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.
Friday, August 9, 2019
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 9th. Orientation will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. All freshmen are required to attend Freshman Orientation.
All freshmen students will attend orientation sessions led by the Glenbard 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 9th, we will provide a bus run so all freshmen can attend Freshman Orientation. At Back to School Day on Thursday, August 8th, freshmen 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.
Freshman Orientation Program
Friday, August 9, 2019

All freshman students are required to attend Freshman Orientation 
7:30 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
* Senior Mentors Welcome
* Meet the Principal, Dr. Peter Monaghan
* Student Council President
8:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

* Connect with Senior Mentor
* Learning Your Way Around
* Meet the Deans
10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

* Cheerleaders
* Fight Song
* West Way Spirit with Mr. Mitchell
Important Dates for Freshmen

August 8: Freshmen Registration
August 9: Freshmen Orientation

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 19
September 9
September 16
October 7
November 4
December 2
AP Students and Parents,

Major changes are occurring this year with AP. Starting in 2019-20, schools will implement new annual processes and have access to new classroom resources and supports. AP Exams will be ordered in the fall (2019) via a new registration and ordering system. College Board studied fall exam registration with over 40,000 students and saw that students scored higher on the exam, particularly students who are traditionally underrepresented including females in STEM courses. 

Teachers and students will receive free course and exam preparation resources, including question banks, personal progress checks, and performance feedback. To learn more, visit the AP 2019 page . At the beginning of the school year, students will sign in to their college board account. If students do not have an account, they will need to create an account . A join code will be provided to you from your teacher so students can enroll in their class section. This will allow students to access the new resources throughout the school year. This will also allow students to register for the exam in October for year long courses or 1st semester courses. The college board portal does not collect fees for exams. After students have registered with the College Board, they will need to visit our Total Registration site to ensure an exam will be ordered for them.

The fee for each AP Exam your student will take this year has not changed from last year and is $94 (with the exception of AP Seminar and AP Research which cost $142) if ordered and paid for by November 15. It is important that you order by November 15, as exams that are ordered late between November 16 and March 13 incur an extra $40 late fee ($94+$40 fee). The ordering deadline for second semester only courses will be March 13, 2020.

Glenbard West is proud to offer 28 sports, many of which compete in the prestigious West Suburban Conference. Athletics instills and embraces lifelong learning in our young adults. Our coaches are dedicated to helping foster communication and teamwork to give each and every one that participates a quality experience. Although our numbers are outstanding, we constantly look for improvement and encourage everyone at West to get involved in some way.

Please note that this year ALL fall sports will begin on Monday August 12, 2019 . Fall sports include Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Golf, Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Girls Swimming and Girls Field Hockey. In order to participate, registration must be completed on the parent portal in PowerSchool which includes the Athletic Code agreement and concussion awareness agreement. In addition, a current physical within the last 12 months MUST be turned into the Athletic Office prior to practicing. The Glenbard West Athletic Handbook can be found on the Athletic website as well.  

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the tremendous Booster Club that we have at Glenbard West. They donate their time and energy to promote and improve all academic and extracurricular offerings at West. It is a great way to get involved and support our school. I would strongly encourage anyone who is looking to get involved to contact their organization at gwboosters.com .

SCHEDULES OF ATHLETIC PROGRAMS, REFER TO https://il.8to18.com/glenbardwest/

Congratulations to our Hilltoppers this past spring. Below are just a few highlights of our 2019 spring season.

Boys Gymnastics
Alexander Demeris State Champion in the All Around,
Floor Exercise, Parallel Bars and High Bar.
Boys Baseball
IHSA Regional Champions
Boys Tennis
IHSA Sectional Champions
Girls Track and Field
WSC Silver Champions
IHSA Sectional Champions
IHSA 3rd Place at State
Katelynne Hart - IHSA State Champion in 3200m, 1600m, and 800m runs
Boys Track and Field
IHSA Sectional Champions
Boys Volleyball
WSC Silver Conference Champions
IHSA Regional and Sectional Champions
IHSA 2nd Place Finish
Boys Lacrosse
IHSA Sectional and Super Sectional Champions
IHSA 4th Place Finish
Dr. David Larson, Superintendent
Summer reading pays dividends
Summer provides a valuable opportunity to relax and recharge, but it’s also an important time for our students to continue reading. Reading for pleasure is a great way to dig deeper into an area of interest, explore something new, gain insight into a global perspective, and increase empathy for others.

Challenge your teen to read every day, even if just 20 minutes per day. Graphic novels, audiobooks, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are just a few options. And when we make reading a priority in our own lives, we inspire our teens to be lifelong readers. 

Benefit of summer reading
Research reinforces the importance of summer reading as a means to support academic achievement. Known as the "summer slide," studies show that, on average, students can drop one to two months in grade equivalency in reading during the summer.

Connecting through books
Talk with your teen about the books they’re reading. Ask about the plot and characters and then tell them about the books you’re reading. These conversations improve teens’ reading skills, including comprehension.

Families also can connect by reading this year's One Book, One Glenbard Community Read: “ Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann. After reading the book, hear Grann speak during a Glenbard Parent Series event on Sept. 5 at Glenbard West. Details at glenbardgps.org .

Reading resources
We have wonderful resources in our community. Our local libraries have teen centers and offer a wealth of young adult selections. Some teens might think they have outgrown the local library, so it’s important to reintroduce them to the library to show that there are spaces and materials tailored to their age.

We make summer reading books available through students' school-issued iPads via the Sora app. Local libraries also have been informed of our summer reading program for print copies. These books also are available through online bookstores and bricks & mortar bookstores.

Summer in the Midwest is fleeting. Let’s make the most of it and feed our students’ curiosity and interests and instill in them a love of reading.
2019 - 2020
October 31 - November 2
Fall Musical Comedy:  Young Frankenstein  

January 30 - February 1
Winter Drama: TBA, directed by alumni Molly Hernandez

April 16 - 18
Spring Comedy: Shakespeare's  A Midsummer Night's Dream  
Glenbard Parent Series 2019-20 speaker lineup announced

The Glenbard Parent Series Navigating Healthy Families has announced its lineup of 2019-20 guest speakers. Click here see the complete listing.

Also, GPS selected the critically acclaimed novel “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” as its 2019 One Book GPS Community Read. Please join us when we welcome the book’s author, David Grann, at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Glenbard West. 
Glenbard West Open House
Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Begin in the Auditorium
Main Office
(630) 469-8600
Attendance (24-Hour Line)
(630) 942-7480
(630) 858-5060
Nurses' Main Office Number
(630) 942-7493
School Counseling x2258
Student Services x2417  
Attendance AFTER HOURS (630) 858-5060 
Bullying Tip Line (630) 942-7406  
New Illinois Law
Illinois law requires schools to inform parents of 
information regarding sex offenders. That information