Message from Principal Anderson

October 7

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Message From Principal Anderson

Glenbard East Families:


As we settle into the month of October, I wanted to take a moment to communicate some important information.


Homecoming Week

As a school community, we are excited to be partaking in Homecoming activities this week. It is great that our students have had the opportunity to experience this festive part of high school. Not only have they dressed according to the daily themes, they have also participated in our nightly events.


As we wrap up this week of celebration, weather permitting, we will conduct an outdoors pep assembly at the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, 10/8. Our plan is to run a modified 8-period day schedule that will end at 1:25pm. At that time, students will transition to the football stadium for the assembly which will conclude at 2:30pm. If the weather prohibits us from having an outdoor assembly, we will run our normal 8-period bell schedule. A decision will be made, at the latest, by 6:15am on Friday, 10/8, and will be communicated to students via Schoology and email.


In the event we are able to move forward with the assembly, in an effort to respect that not everyone may feel comfortable in such a large setting, students not wanting to attend the assembly will be allowed to stay in the student cafeteria until the end of the day. Either way, the school will officially end at 2:30pm.


TikTok Challenges

Harmful challenges on the social media platform TikTok, are affecting schools across the country and we are asking families to help us shut these down quickly.


The September challenge encouraged students to vandalize schools and school property. Many schools, including East, experienced this trend with destruction and theft of items in school bathrooms.


While a TikTok challenge may seem like an innocent prank to students, it has serious consequences. Not only is the damage expensive to repair, stolen items are difficult to replace during the pandemic.


Additional nationwide TikTok challenges are planned for the rest of the school year, including those that promote physical violence against educators and school staff, vandalism and even physical/sexual assault.


Any action resulting in theft, destruction of property or assault will be dealt with swiftly and severely in accordance with our student handbook and Board of Education policy.


Please talk to your student(s) and help us send a message about respecting their school, their teachers and all staff members and classmates.


Thank you for taking this matter seriously and for your efforts to help ensure our schools are safe for all students and staff.


Mask Wearing

As we continue to navigate this pandemic, it remains imperative that our school community continues to emphasize the importance of and practice proper mask wearing. Please talk with your student about the importance of this safety measure. Your assistance is much appreciated.


OCTOBER AT A GLANCE


October 11, 2021

Non-Attendance Day

Columbus Day


October 12, 2021

Non-Attendance Day

District Institute Day


October 13, 2021

PSAT/NMSQT Exam - Juniors

● Non Attendance Day: Frosh, Soph, Seniors, TCD.

● Life skills classes will be in session.


October 24, 11:59 pm

Parent/teacher conference portal closes


October 27, 2021

Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8pm (Zoom)

&

Early Release Day

Dismissal at 1:05 pm


October 28, 2021

Parent Teacher Conferences 2-6pm (In Person)

&

Early Release Day

Dismissal at 1:05 pm


October 29, 2021

Non-Attendance Day


PSAT Exam

All juniors will take the PSAT exam on Wednesday, October 13 from 7:30-11:30 am. This exam serves two purposes:


  1. Preparation for the SAT (Juniors take the SAT on April 13, 2022)
  2. The PSAT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship organization


Students do not need to register for the PSAT. Fun Fact: A score that a student receives on the PSAT is directly correlated to the scoring system on the SAT. Example: an 1100 on the PSAT is roughly equivalent to an 1100 on the SAT.


Student Guide - PSAT/NMSQT - Click Here!


Students should check Schoology for their room assignment. Students taking the test with accommodations will receive an email with testing information including where they should report on the day of the test.


Thank you for your continued support!


WE ARE EAST!!


Sincerely,


Antoine Anderson

Principal, Glenbard East High School