Emergency e-learning and snow days

December 13

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Emergency e-learning days replace snow days

Glenbard East Families,

Now that we are into December, it’s a good time to be reminded that Glenbard is approved to use e-learning in place of emergency days when desired. This includes winter storms, water or electrical outages in buildings, etc. An emergency e-learning day would mean there is no in-person learning; buildings are closed; and all learning takes place online. Students should log into Schoology after 8 a.m. to access all lessons and assignments for the day and complete the attendance check-in with their second period teacher.

In the event an emergency e-learning day is necessary, we will communicate the decision via our websites, Glenbard News e-newsletter, automated call, social media and local news outlets.

Unlike the former “snow day,” an emergency e-learning day does not need to be made up at the end of the school year.

Please note that there may still be a need to use emergency days without e-learning if an emergency happens with little warning and there is not enough time to activate the e-learning plan. We would communicate that to staff, students and families.

This is also a good time to be sure you receive automated calls from Glenbard. Watch this video to see how to add to PowerSchool an email address and phone number that will receive mass-communications from Glenbard. Note: the video does not have sound.

1. Login to PowerSchool at ps.glenbard.org

2. Click "Student Info" on the left-hand column

3. Scroll down the page to the "Glenbard Notification Information" area

4. Add your information and check the “I authorize the above statement” box in the large red section at the bottom of the page

5. Click submit at the bottom of the webpage

Thank you for your continued support.


Antoine Anderson

Principal, Glenbard East High School