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Freshman back-to-school 2021-22

Dear Glenbard South New Students and Parents,

Congratulations on your graduation from the eighth grade and your enrollment at Glenbard South High School! We know that the transition to high school is exciting, but we also realize that it is a big milestone that can bring new challenges. For that reason, Glenbard South has designed a student orientation called Raider Rush.  Raider Rush provides students with the best opportunity for a successful beginning to their high school journey.

Raider Rush will take place on Friday, August 6th. It will begin at 10:00 am in the gym and will conclude at 2:00pm.  All incoming students are encouraged to attend this orientation event!

During Raider Rush, students will attend small-group orientation sessions led by student Link Leaders.  Link Crew is a freshman mentorship program designed to welcome new students to Raider Nation, connect them with upperclassmen student mentors (Link Leaders), and equip new students with useful information to help them start off their high school journey with success. Our Link Leaders have undergone several hours of training so that they can assist new students with this transition.

Sessions held during Raider Rush will acquaint students with members of the staff, allow students the opportunity to meet other new  students, provide an overview of the academic resources available at Glenbard South, address expectations for behavior, explain extracurricular opportunities, introduce students to the culture and traditions of Glenbard South, and provide recommendations for academic success and practical tips to help your student succeed at Glenbard South.

On August 6th, we will provide a bus route  so all new students can attend. At Back to School Day on Monday, August 2nd, students 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 Raider Rush.

Please encourage your student to eat breakfast before attending the orientation event. Students do not need to bring anything with them, including iPads, and students will be asked to put their cell phones away during Raider Rush. They should dress comfortably and be prepared to be active. On behalf of the Link Crew Coordinators, Link Leaders, Faculty, and Staff, we welcome you to the Glenbard South Family and look forward to meeting our newest Raiders on August 6th. Go Raiders!

José Jaramillo
Assistant Principal for Student Services

*Further information regarding COVID safety procedures for new student orientation will be provided later in the summer.*