Summer School FAQ

Where is District 28 Summer School located?

Incoming Grades 1-4 will be at Westmoor School, 2500 Cherry Lane.

Incoming Grades 5-8 will be at Northbrook Junior High, 1475 Maple Avenue.

How much does summer school cost?

The fee is $110 per class for District 28 families and $120 per class for Districts 27 & 31 families. Additional lab fees are noted with the class descriptions. 

How do I register my child for summer school?

Similar to past years, registration will be online.  Students should be registered under their fall 2019 grade level. For example, a student who is currently a 5th-grader will need to sign up as a 6th-grader.   

When can I register my child for summer school?

Registration for District 28 families will open at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 8. Registration for District 27 & 31 families will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 25.

How does the waitlist work?

Because many classes fill up quickly, we offer a wait list for closed classes in order to accommodate as many students as possible. If you sign up your child for a waitlist, you should also select a second class. If a spot becomes available, your child will be automatically moved to the wait-listed class and you will be notified of the change via email.

Is my child allowed to take less than four classes?

Yes! We encourage students to take as many classes they are interested in and for as long as their schedule allows. If students choose to take fewer than four classes, these classes need to be scheduled consecutively. 

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

We are staggering our start at each school, see the hours below for each class period.  Students may be dropped off 10 minutes prior to their first class period. 

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

How will I be informed of upcoming dates and events?

Families are notified of upcoming important dates and events by emails through our online registration program, Active Network. Please note, we send informational emails about once a month prior to summer school and once a week during summer school. If you are not receiving our emails, it is possible they are being sent directly to your spam folder. Please take the necessary steps to make sure you are receiving our correspondence.

What should my child bring to summer school?

All students are encouraged to bring a water bottle each day. Additional items will depend on the age of the child and the classes in which he/she is enrolled.  Teachers are encouraged to take students outside when the weather permits, so sending students with sunscreen already applied at home is very helpful. If students are taking academic classes, the teacher will inform the class if any special items are needed from home.  If students are taking athletic classes, they should be prepared with the proper clothing and shoes.  We do not allow snacks to be brought to summer school unless you are registered in a Period 4 snack class (? I don’t know what that means: are only some period 4 classes ‘snack’ classes?).  Please see our class descriptions and food guideline page for more details.  

My child is very young. Will there be someone to help him/her get to the next class?

Please keep a copy of your child’s schedule in his/her backpack so we can assist them at school. Overall, our teachers, student volunteers, and staff members are available to help all students navigate their schedules and classes.

What is the procedure for picking up my child after summer school?


Walkers/Bike Riders:  Students are dismissed out the back doors onto the playground to walk home. Students must be supervised by an adult to stay after school and play on the playground. If a student is being picked up, we ask adults to wait by the front office, by door A or door E, and a supervisor will call for the student to come out.

Car Riders:  Students are dismissed and meet in a common area by the gym and are supervised until the carline supervisor begins calling student names. Please have your car sign visible at all times. Supervisors will walk students to cars and open doors. We request that drivers stay in the car and allow supervisors to assist students into the vehicle.



Walkers/Bike Riders:   Students are dismissed out the west exit door and will be crossed by a crossing guard to the bike racks and walking path.

Car Riders:  Students are dismissed out the front doors. We will have one line for pick-up and staff members wil be directing traffic.   Please have your car sign visible at all times.  A staff member will assist students into the vehicles.   


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?

There is no bus service for our traditional summer school program.

Is there after summer school care?

We have partnered with both YMCA and the Northbrook Park District to offer summer camps that provide transportation for our students.  You can register your child for either of the afternoon summer camps. The YMCA picks up students after our 3rd period and the Northbrook Park District picks up students after 3rd & 4th Period at both locations.  If you wish for your child to take the bus from summer school to one of these camps, please make sure you let the camp know when you register that you have signed up for District 28 summer school.

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

Attendance is taken during each class period, so we ask parents to send an email to if students are going to be late or absent.

If you are aware of an extended absence from summer school, please email us in advance. 


If you have additional questions, please contact Lisa Tenuta, Summer School Administrative Assistant, at