Summer School FAQ

Where is District 28 Summer School classes located?

Incoming 1st through 4th grade students will attend classes at Westmoor School which is located at 2500 Cherry Lane, Northbrook.

Incoming 5th through 8th grade students will attend classes at Northbrook Junior High (NBJH) which is located at 1475 Maple Avenue, Northbrook

What is the cost to attend summer school?

The cost to attend summer school is $110 per class for District 28 students and $120 per class for District 27 & District 31 students. Please note, additional lab fees may be required, as noted in the individual class descriptions. 

How do I register my child(ren) for summer school?

Consistent with previous years, we are using Active Network, an online registration platform for summer school. When the registration window opens, you will be able to access the Active Network site via a link on the Northbrook District 28 website under the programs/summer school tab.

Please note, when registering your child(ren), please include the grade level(s) for the upcoming school year. For example, if your child is currently a 5th grade student, please register him or her as an incoming 6th grade student.

When can I register my child for summer school?

Registration for District 28 students opens on Monday, March 8, 2020, at 7:00 AM, and registration for District 27 & District 31 students opens on Monday, March 25, 2020, at 8:00 AM.

Registration closes on Friday, April 9, 2020

What if a class is full and I place my child on a waitlist?

If your child is placed on a waitlist, he or she should select a second choice class. If a spot becomes available, he or she will be dropped from his or her second choice class and placed in his or her first choice class. 

If your child is taken off the waitlist and moved into his or her first choice class, you will receive an email confirmation.

Is my child allowed to take less than four classes?

Yes, your child is allowed to take anywhere between one and four classes. Please note, if your child is taking just two or three classes, they need to be scheduled consecutively.  

What are the hours for classes & when can my child be dropped off?

Westmoor schedule

Period 1: 8:45 – 9:40,

Period 2: 9:45 – 10:40,

Period 3: 10:45 – 11:40,

Period 4: 11:45 – 12:40

 Northbrook Junior High schedule

Period 1: 9:00 – 9:55,

Period 2: 10:00 – 10:55,

Period 3: 11:00 – 11:55,

Period 4: 12:00 – 12:55

Students may be dropped off 10 minutes prior to their first class period at both Westmoor & NBJH.

How will I be informed of upcoming dates and events?

Families of students who are registered for summer school will receive email communications via Active Network. Informational emails will be sent approximately one month prior to the start of summer school and once a week during summer school. 

In the event you are not receiving email communications via Active Network, please check your spam folder before alerting staff via email at summerschool@northbrook28.net

What should my child do to be prepared for summer school each day?

If the weather permits, your child may be going outside, so it is helpful to apply sunscreen at home before arriving. Further, he or she should be dressed comfortably and ready to participate in class. For example, if your child is registered for an athletic class, he or she should be prepared with the proper clothing and shoes. 

If additional supplies are required, this will be communicated by your child’s teacher(s). 

All students are encouraged to bring a water bottle each day. Please refrain from sending a snack with your child. 

If my child is taking more than one class, is there someone there to help him or her get to his or her next class?

Yes, our summer school staff is available to help your child navigate the building. Please consider keeping a copy of his or her schedule in his or her backpack for easy reference. 

What are the arrival & dismissal procedures for summer school?

WESTMOOR:
Incoming 1st through 4th grade students

Walkers/Bike Riders:  

Students will enter the building at the front of the building at Door A. In the event your child rides his or her bike, he or should should secure the bike at the rack at the back of the building before entering at Door A. Students will be dismissed out the back door onto the playground to walk home. If you are meeting your child to walk or ride a bike home, please meet him or her by Door C

If your child is walking or riding his or her bike, please talk with him or her about traffic safety and make sure you have identified an agreed upon route to and from school. In addition, please consider accessing the crossing guards and practicing the route before summer school starts.

Please note, if your child plans to stay on the playground after dismissal, he or she must be supervised by an adult.

Car Riders: 

When dropping off or picking up your child(ren), please pull forward as far as possible in the car lane and have your car sign visible at all times. All car riders will enter & exit the building with staff members. When you arrive please remain in your car, as staff will be supervising your child(ren) to and from the car.

NORTHBROOK JUNIOR HIGH:
Incoming 5th - 8th grade students

Walkers/Bike Riders:

For arrival students will cross at the crosswalk near the bike racks and enter through the main entrance at NBJH.  Students are dismissed out the west end of the building from Door K and will be crossed by a crossing guard to the bike racks and walking path.
If your child is walking or riding his or her bike, please talk with him or her about traffic safety and make sure you have identified an agreed upon route to and from school. In addition, please consider accessing the crossing guards and practicing the route before summer school starts.

Car Riders:  

When dropping off or picking up your child(ren), please pull forward as far as possible in the car lane and have your car sign visible at all times. All car riders will enter & exit the building with staff members. When you arrive please remain in your car, as staff will be supervising your child(ren) to and from the car. 

CROSSWALK INFORMATION

If your children will be walking or biking to summer school on their own, we urge you to talk with them about traffic safety and make sure they are aware of the best route to take to Westmoor & NBJH.  Children may benefit by practicing the route with supervision before the first day. Crossing guards will continue to be stationed at intersections for summer school. Locations will be available prior to the start of summer school.      

Is there transportation for summer school?

No, there is no bus service for our traditional summer school program.

Are there after-school care opportunities available for students?

Consistent with previous years, we are partnering with the YMCA & Northbrook Park District who both offer summer camps that provide transportation for students after summer school. The YMCA picks up students after 3rd period, and the Northbrook Park District picks up students after 3rd & 4th periods, at both locations. If you register your child for the YMCA or Northbrook Park District camp, please alert their staff during registration that your child is also registered for the District 28 Summer School and will need transportation.  

What should I do if my child is going to be late or absent from summer school?

If your child is going to be late or absent from summer school, please send an email with your child’s name & summer school location in the subject line to summerschool@northbrook28.net.  In addition, in the body of the email, please include the reason for his or her absence, so we are able to keep accurate attendance records. 

 

In the event your child will be absent for an extended period of time, please email the staff in advance. 

If my child is unable to attend summer school, can I get a refund?

No refunds will be given after the start of summer school unless a class is cancelled due to a lack of enrollment. This includes no partial refunds for absences or if a student is dismissed for inappropriate behavior. 

In the event you request a refund between Friday, April 9, 2020 when registration closes and the start of summer school, there will be a $50 processing fee per student.