GLC Weekly Newsletter

March 13, 2022

What's Happening This Week

Monday, March 14

    (All students dismiss at 12:50 p.m.)
  • Due date to complete our World's Fair survey
    (Click HERE to complete)
Tuesday, March 15Wednesday, March 16
  • Math Superbowl practice, 2:15-3:15 p.m. (Rm 51)
Thursday, March 17
  • Track practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18
  • SHINE spirit day

Planning Ahead!

Spring break begins on Monday, April 11. There will be no school from Monday, April 11 through Monday, April 18. School resumes on Tuesday, April 19.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thanks to all of our GLC families who attended parent-teacher conferences last week! Creating a strong partnership between school and home is one of the most important things we can do for our students. We appreciate the efforts our families make to attend these important meetings. Thank you!

Minimum Day TOMORROW (March 14)

Tomorrow, Monday 14th, is a minimum day for students. All students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. The purpose of this minimum day is to provide additional time for professional development for teachers.

End of Masking Mandate

Wearing masks in VUSD schools became optional as of yesterday, March 12, 2022. While the statewide school masking mandate expired on Saturday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and VUSD continue to recommend face coverings as a personal choice to protect against COVID 19 exposure. VUSD will continue to provide masks for anyone who would like to wear them on school campuses and in District buildings. If you would like your child to continue to wear a face covering, we encourage you to let your child’s teacher know.

Cell Phones at School

At GLC, we are committed to creating safe environments conducive to learning. For that reason, cell phones are not to be used on campus by students and we encourage families to keep their child(ren)'s smartphones at home.

Students who do bring phones to school are expected to keep them stored in backpacks. They may also check them in. Cell phones should not be on the playground or out during the school day. If a cell phone is visible, staff will request the student to hand over the cell phone and s/he may pick it up at the end of the school day from the front office. If there is a second offense, the cell phone will be kept at the office until a parent can pick it up.

The purpose of these rules are to keep students focused on learning and to ensure a safe environment for all students. Parents who need to reach their children can call our front office at 559-73-7768.

We appreciate your support and thank you for reviewing these rules with your child, if s/he brings a cell phone to school.

Candy at School

There seems to be more candy at school this year than usual. We want to encourage families to send healthy food items with their children to school, and to keep candy at home. Candy bars, lollipops, and other candy can add up to sugar levels that affect a student's mood, activity, and behavior. In addition, they can cause tooth decay and other health ailments.

Students are not permitted to eat candy in class (unless sanctioned by the teacher for a special reason), in the hallways, on the playgrounds, or at dismissal. As a reminder, students who eat hot lunch are not to bring any supplemental snacks to the cafeteria. If they are still hungry after lunch, they may eat a snack from home in the snack area.

Thank you for helping us maintain a healthy school environment!

Seeking Volunteers for our World's Fair!

The GLC World's Fair is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 13th. The GLC World's Fair is an evening of fun and community, similar to the fall festivals held at other schools. We aim to also incorporate learning by featuring activities (e.g., games, crafts) from around the world! Due to the pandemic, we were not able to hold our World's Fair for two years. We are hoping that there is enough interest and support to hold the fair this year. If you would like to assist with planning or volunteering, please complete our World's Fair Volunteer Survey by Monday, March 14th.

Enrollment for 2022-23

We are continuing to accept applications for the 2022-23 school year. If space is not available in your child’s grade, she/he will be placed on a waiting list by grade level. Seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve, basis. We currently have waitlists at several grade levels. A few spaces are available at grades K, 1, and 2. If you have friends or family who may be interested in attending GLC, please share this information with them. Applications are available on our website and in our front office.

Expanding access to Transitional Kindergarten

For the 2022-23 school year, the state of California is expanding access to transitional kindergarten programs. Students who will turn five by February 2nd, 2023, are eligible to enroll in universal transitional kindergarten (UTK). This is a new optional grade that precedes Kindergarten. Parents may opt to enroll their child in preschool or UTK. If you have a child who will turn 5 by 2/2/23 and would like her/him to attend GLC, please complete an Enrollment Requiest Form. More information about GLC's UTK program to come soon!

Homework Help!

The VUSD After-hours Academic Assistance (AAA) program is available to all VUSD students grades K-12 at no charge, four evenings a week. Homework assistance is led by certificated VUSD teachers. For more information and to access the tutoring Zoom links, visit:

Global Learning Charter School

Global Learning Charter School (GLC) is a public charter school committed to offering relevant, personalized learning opportunities to prepare students to be global-ready in work and life. GLC opened in August of 2017. Currently, we serve approximately 440 students in grades K-8.