Freshman Orientation

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July 2022


Welcome to Glenbard East High School!  We are looking forward to meeting your student on Orientation Day!  Glenbard East participates in a nationally recognized program called Link Crew.  Link Crew is an organization whose sole purpose is to help freshmen feel more comfortable, as well as help them to achieve success in their first year of high school.

The Link Crew program will help to welcome your incoming freshman on a more personal level.  Each incoming freshman will be assigned a responsible older student, our Link Crew Mentors, who will help to show your incoming student what it means to belong to the East community. 

Orientation will occur on Friday, August 5, and will begin promptly at 7:30 A.M.  Please observe the following bus schedule for that day:


Freshmen Student Orientation Bus Schedule

Friday, August 5, 7:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

6:30am G. Stanley Hall School
6:34am Charles G. Reskin School
6:37am Stonegate Apartments (Glen Ellyn Road)
6:41am Marquardt Middle School
6:46am Wilshire Towers @ Clubhouse/Regency Drive
6:49am Blackhawk School
6:55am Cardinal & Oriole
6:59am Bloomingdale & Dunteman
7:01am Greenway & Bloomingdale
7:06am Winnebago School
7:10am Morningside & Terry
7:16am Swift & College
7:20am Route 53 & Winthrop
7:30am Arrive Glenbard East High School
1:40am Depart Glenbard East (same route to be run)

The student orientation is designed for students only.  We respectfully ask parents and guardians NOT to attend with their incoming freshman.  Grilled hot dogs will be served for lunch. 

Following is some information to let you know what you and your student can expect on orientation day:

  1. A day or two before orientation, your student will receive a phone call from her or his Link Crew Mentor. They will personally invite your student to the orientation day. In the event your student does not hear from their Link Mentor, rest assured that your student will still have one on Orientation Day.
  2. Please make sure your student brings his/her schedule on Orientation Day so that our Link Mentors can help them locate their classrooms.
  3. Your student is encouraged not to bring backpacks, purses or other like items as the day is quite active.
  4. Because the day is active, please make sure that your student wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

This is a student-only function so we encourage you to let your child attend on her or his own. Please feel free, however, to attend the PARENT MEETING at Glenbard East on:

Monday, August 1, 2022
Biester Auditorium
6 P.M. – 8 P.M.

We look forward to meeting your student on orientation day!

Ms. Jelisa Rivera & Mr. Khamari Truman
Link Crew Advisors
Glenbard East High School
[email protected], [email protected]