May 15, 2020

Spring is always the busiest time of the year for schools. Despite all of the unexpected changes this year, this time of year is as busy as ever. As we balance the closing of one school year and the preparations to open the next, the deep desire to celebrate (and celebrate big) is just as profound this year, if not even more so! 

Senior Events

I am so proud of the creative and innovative ways our student and staff leaders have found to conclude our 2019-2020 school year. In particular, I’m enthused by the thoughtful ways in which we are planning to honor our graduating class of 2020. Both schools have put together Senior Celebrations for May 31 to send the class of 2020 off with great energy and enthusiasm for their next endeavors. We highly encourage senior participation in these events, and the upcoming Honors and Awards recognitions on May 29 at 7:00 p.m. and Graduation on June 13 (GBN) and June 13-14 (GBS). Seniors are asked to continue to check their student email accounts as detailed information will be provided in the immediate future. Email will be the primary means of communication and we do not want anyone to miss important information.

Summer School 

All summer school classes are being taught via an E-Learning format in accordance with Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guidelines. Students will be required to attend designated but limited online synchronous sessions along with participating in asynchronous learning activities. Summer school courses will adhere to standard grading procedures that were in effect previous to the Spring 2020 E-Learning period.

Please consult the summer school 2020 course list for the courses that are running and those that have been cancelled. The dates of the two summer sessions remain the same: Session 1 (June 15 - July 2) and Session 2 (July 6 - July 23). Students who are already registered do not need to re-register. Students currently enrolled in courses that have now been cancelled, will be automatically refunded by paper check by the end of May. 

Community Connections

For all students and parents, we invite you, if you aren’t already, to follow our school’s Instagram accounts where we are featuring powerful stories of E-Learning, virtual events, and community service. It’s yet another way for us to continue to connect with our schools and with each other. I’ll see you there!

Also, we have recently added our incoming freshman parents to these weekly updates. It is exciting to extend our Glenbrook family. Please join me in doing the same, as we welcome the class of 2024 to our school community.

On that note, while I know so much of our energy and effort is focused on the here and now, as a leadership team we have also turned our sights on the reopening of school this fall and what that might look like. Please stay tuned as we plan to keep you updated on our progress, especially upon the completion of this school year. Until then, stay well, and keep moving forward – together!