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GLOW Students & Families,

We hope you enjoyed this beautiful fall weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead!

With Spirit Week, Picture Day, and Fall Festival Friday all occurring this week, we are looking forward to a great and busy week at GLOW! Please read the newsletter in its entirety for important information and parent resources.

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Kate B. Tayloe



๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for THIS TUESDAY, October 26. School pictures will be used for student badges and for our yearbook photos.

Students are required to wear a GLOW Polo Shirt for Picture Day!

No GLOW Polo Shirt = No School Picture!

Make-ups will be taken on Wednesday, December 1.

๐ŸŽ‰ GLOW Spirit Week

We are looking forward to our SGA sponsored Spirit Week at GLOW! You can see an outline of designated spirit days below! We wish to offer students opportunities like this moving forward, but in order to do so it is imperative that they demonstrate the ability to participate responsibly. As a result, while this becomes a "Dress Down Week" for GLOW students, please note the following:

  • Students should be in "school appropriate" attire...we should not see bare midriffs, etc. Jeans should also be school appropriate with no major rips, etc.
  • Any text or graphics on clothing should also be "school appropriate."
  • Students should wear their polos on Tuesday for picture day; however, students may wear jeans with their polos. It is hat day, so students can bring a hat to wear after they have had their school picture taken in the morning.
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๐Ÿ’‰FINAL WEEK: Required Student Immunizations

7th & 8th Grade Parents, this is the last week to ensure that we have your child's updated immunization record which should include the Tdap and Meningococcal Conjugate vaccines.

Please remember that if proof of vaccination is not provided by the end of the day on Friday October 29, 2021, your child will be unable to return to school until the vaccinations are complete.

Please read the Parent Letters linked (ENGLISH and SPANISH) and ensure that you provide us with your child's updated vaccination record reflecting that both vaccines have been administered by Friday, October 29, 2021.

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๐Ÿ’ปNew BYOD Policy

GLOW Academy is pleased to announce that students may bring their personal devices to school for instructional use during the school day. The purpose of the GLOWโ€™s BYOD program is to extend and enrich the learning environment. The use of technology to provide educational material is not a right, but a privilege provided by teachers and administrators under their directives. When abused, privileges will be taken away. When respected, the personal device will benefit the learning environment as a whole.

In order to begin using a personal device:

  1. Student and Guardian must print, sign, and return GLOW's BYOD agreement found here: ENGLISH or SPANISH. Agreements can also be picked up from the front office at GLOW.
  2. Email to let Mr. Matthews that you would like to bring your own device. He will collect this signed agreement and connect your device to the network.

Students and parents/guardians participating in the BYOD program must adhere to all policies, particularly the Network and Internet Acceptable Use Policy.


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Uniform Items for Cooler Weather


As the weather gets cooler, your GLOW Girl may need to update her uniform. Custom Logoware has long sleeve polos, cardigans, sweatshirts and jackets on their site. You can order HERE.

Also, remember that our uniform requirements have been updated to include a plain navy crew neck sweatshirt (no hood) and a plain navy cardigan sweater.

You can find our Uniform Requirements HERE.

What is Leadership Advisory?

Leadership Advisory is one of the things that sets GLOW apart from other secondary schools, and your daughter's Leadership Advisory Teacher is a pivotal point person for you and your daughter throughout the year. So what is Leadership Advisory?

Leadership Advisory is a 50 minute daily class in the middle of the school day where "whole girl" instruction occurs. In Leadership Advisory relationships are everything, leadership is practiced, and ownership is cultivated.This period is a dedicated place where community is built and where our students learn and grow.

Leadership Advisory is also our school housekeeping hub and where all school communications are funneled. Leadership Advisory Teachers are a GLOW Girl's Academic Advisor, point person, and a co-parent, of sorts, to ensure success for all of our GLOW students.

Leadership Advisory Teachers are also are a parent's go-to for any questions and information. If you ever need to give or receive any information relative to your child at GLOW, your daughter's Leadership Advisory teacher is your first point of contact.

Salvation Army Angel Tree

Salvation Army is accepting start accepting applications for the Salvation Army Angel Tree. .

The application process will be web-based, as it was last year. The application process will be web-based, as it was last year. Applications will be accessible through their website found HERE.

All applicants are required to have:

  • Photo ID for head of household (license, state ID, passport or Matricular Consular ID)
  • Proof of residence ( lease, utility bill or piece of government issued mail)
  • Proof of custody (birth certificate, school / shot record - item must include birth certificate)
  • Listing of all household residents(minors and adults)
  • Wish / Needs list for children ages 0-12 including clothing and shoe sizes.

Family Support from CFPUA

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Parent Facebook Groups (Updated)

Are you looking for a way to build community with other parents in your student's grade level? You are invited to join the Facebook group for your student's graduating year to connect, share info and socialize. These groups are for parents/guardians only and will not be moderated by staff.

***IMPORTANT*** If you have been denied access to one of these groups it is because you have not answered the questions. Please be sure to answer all the membership questions and agree to the rules to automatically gain access to these private groups.!. Otherwise you will be denied and will need to try again.

Class of 2028/6th grade:

Class of 2027/7th grade:

Class of 2026/8th grade:

Class of 2025/9th grade:

Class of 2024/10th grade:

Class of 2023/11th grade:


Share the story of the teacher who made an impact in your life HERE, and a panel from Charter School Capital will select three winners who will receive a $1,000 grant to the charter school of their choice. Entries accepted through November 5th! Feel free to share the word about this great opportunity.

โš•๏ธ STUDENT HEALTH โš•๏ธ

COVID Symptoms

There was a time when we fever/chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, and cough were the most typical symptoms of COVID. While these symptoms still apply, we wanted you to be aware that more recently those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have presented with what are lesser known symptoms including headache, nausea or vomiting, and sore/scratchy throat. It is also possible for students to have these symptoms one day and not the next, but to still be positive for COVID-19. As a result, it's important that if your child develops any symptoms of illness that those be taken seriously as possible symptoms of COVID.

If your child develops any symptoms of illness at school or at home, they will need a negative COVID test to be able to return to class/school. We are happy to conduct this testing at school while your daughter waits for you to pick her up. You can find more School COVID Testing information below. If you keep your child home from school due to illness, please contact the school so we can provide you with guidance regarding your next steps. We appreciate your cooperation and transparent communication to keep our students and staff safe at GLOW.

COVID Testing Available at GLOW

We have COVID testing available at GLOW! This means that when your child becomes ill at school, we can save you a trip to the doctor by testing them while on campus. It also means that we will get quick results that can enable your child to return to school more quickly.

In order for us to test your child we will need your permission to do so, as well as a completed parent registration in the COVID Testing portal. We encourage all parents to pre-register their child, as this will be one less step for you to complete in the event that your child is unwell and needs to be picked-up from school. Please read the Important Notes below and pre-register your child at the link below this post.


  • Screen 1: click "For a Minor/Guardianship"
  • Screen 2 will ask about symptoms. Hopefully your child is not currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID, so click the last option at the bottom that reads "the patient is not experiencing any of these symptoms."
  • Screen 3 will ask about exposure. Hopefully as you pre-register your child, she has not knowingly been exposed to COVID, so click "No" or "I don't know"
  • Screen 4 begins the registration so that your child to be tested in the future, if needed.

When we call to inform you that your child is ill, we will ask if you would like her to be tested. If you have already pre-registered, nothing more will be needed from you. We will have her rapid test completed and will share those results when you arrive for pick-up. If the rapid test is negative, we will send it off for a PCR test. Those results will be received in 24 hours and we will call you with those results. You can read more in the letters we sent out a couple of weeks ago: ENGLISH and SPANISH


see info above for additional information

Morning Temperature Checks

Please help us keep all students and staff safe by remember that in the morning, students must remain in your car until a member of our team has done their morning temperature check.


๐ŸŽตMusic Clubs

Mrs. Kittlaus wants to remind students of the following music club meetings this week:
  • Tuesday, 4-5 PM: High School UMO Honors Chorus
  • Thursday, 4-5 PM: Glow-capella Singers

๐ŸŽƒ Trunk or Treat at Brigade Boys & Girls Club

On October 29, GLOW will participate in the Boys & Girls Club Trunk or Treat event to be held at 2759 Vance St. in the youth center parking lot. If your child would be interested in wearing their costume to this event and helping to pass out candy, please contact Ms. Honor at



The instructional school day at GLOW begins at 8:05 AM. Students who are not in their classrooms ready to learn at 8:05 AM will be counted tardy. Please ensure that your morning routines allow for students to be on time for school each day.


While we feel it is important for students to be on campus for the full instructional day, we understand that there will be times when your child has an appointment that requires you to check her out of school early. Because the safety of your child is of utmost importance, please ensure that you bring in your Driver's License or another Photo ID. Students cannot be checked out early until we confirm the identity of the adult who is checking her out of school.


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