Back to School Eagle Edition

Are you ready for the first day of school?

Dear Glennwood Families,

We are so excited to welcome your children back on Tuesday, August 3rd! Our school hours are 8:20am-2:50pm. Arrival begins at 8:00am, and your child must be in the building by 8:20am.


We created an awesome PARENT CHECKLIST to help you with your back-to-school planning. Check it out! Also, please make sure to take a peek at our Glennwood website on the Back to School tab for lots of great information.


I have had several questions and concerns about lunch procedures. As a parent myself and an administrator, I can relate to your concerns. Our plan at Glennwood is to eat outside as much as possible. Please pack a towel to be used at lunch for your child to sit on outside. We have lots of shady areas on our property, and our fabulous PTA is looking into other options for us for shade.


On the occasion that we cannot eat outside, we are fortunate that our cafeteria has two separate sides. We staggered our lunch schedule so that only two classes will be eating at a time, each on a separate side. Because our school is smaller, we can socially distance quite well in the cafeteria if it is necessary to eat indoors. Students will remain masked unless actively eating, and we will shorten the lunchtime to about 15 minutes. This should be ample time for our students to be able to eat. We will make every effort to keep your children and our staff safe. Safety comes first for me.


We look forward to welcoming our students back on August 3rd! As always, please reach out with any questions you may have.


Warmest Regards,


Dr. Holly Brookins

Principal

404.370.4435

Important Information - Parent Checklist

Please review the parent checklist below to make sure your Glennwood Eagle is ready to SOAR for the first day of school.


Parent Checklist Before School Starts on August 3rd

Meet and Greet

Students will have an opportunity to meet their classroom teacher and a few classmates via a virtual meet and greet on Friday, July 30. We have chosen to have a virtual meet and greet to ensure that all students and families have an opportunity to meet their teacher in a safe manner. We look forward to offering in-person experiences for parents later in the school year, and we appreciate your support and flexibility for this event.


The Glennwood Crew welcomes you! We have also created Flipgrid videos so that you can meet everyone virtually and start to put a few faces with names.


GLENNWOOD CREW INTRODUCTION VIDEOS

Welcome to all new and returning students! I am so excited to meet everyone. Just a reminder to please update your student’s health information in Infinite Campus through the Annual Update. School Health reviews the information to make sure we are aware of any students with any medical conditions that need to be followed.


Please reach out to me if your child has any medical issues of which I should be aware, including food allergies, asthma, and seizures. If your child needs medication for use at school, please be sure to have your care provider fill out the medication administration form and have a care plan completed. A new care plan and medication administration form must be provided each school year. All prescription medication must be labeled with the original pharmacy label. Over-the-counter medications must be sealed with your child’s name written on it and do require a medication administration form. Please make sure that the medications provided are not expired. All forms needed can be accessed from the CSD website under Families, Forms and Handbooks and then Health Forms. Here is the link:

https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/1270


I look forward to getting to know the students in the next few weeks!


Nurse Beth


ebarrington@csdecatur.net

404-370-4435 ext 4343

School Supply Orders

Greetings, Glennwood parents! As we quickly approach the start to our 2021-2022 school year, please be reminded that school supplies should be purchased through the PTA website. Due to a significant price saving, we ordered all Glennwood supplies from Office Depot. Each purchase will provide an individualized set of grade-level school supplies for your student(s). The supplies will be in the students’ classroom when they arrive on the first day of school. You also have the option to donate a kit to make sure each student has access to individual supplies.


To order, visit the PTA website and select the grade level kit you are purchasing. To purchase your supplies, visit Store – Glennwood Elementary PTA (glennwoodpta.org).

Please email the PTA with any questions: president@glennwoodpta.org

Helpful Glennwood Contacts


  • If you need help with general school or registration questions, Karen Hearn is our School Manager - khearn@csdecatur.net or call 404-370-4435 ext. 0.
  • For medical-related questions, Beth Barrington is our School Nurse at ebarrington@csdecatur.net or call 404-370-4435 ext. 1.
  • If you need help with curriculum or academic questions, contact our Instructional Coach, Ms. Jill Tolsma at jtolsma@csdecatur.net.
  • For instructional technology or library questions and help with the Glennwood website, contact our Library Media Specialist, Dee Anna Rittenhouse at drittenhouse@csdecatur.net.

Accessing the Parent Portal

Infinite Campus

For parents new to CSD, you will need to set up an account in the Parent Portal which is in our information system, Infinite Campus. Please click here to learn more about how to set up an account. Please reach out to Patrice Moore, District Registrar Enrollment Specialist, with any questions.


Annual Data Update in Infinite Campus

All families must complete the annual data update before the first day of school. Directions on how to complete the annual update will be sent from CSD in the next week. If you run into any issues completing the annual data update, please contact Karen Hearn at khearn@csdecatur.net or call the office at 404-370-4435.

Weekly Communication to Families

A school wide weekly newsletter/eblast will be emailed to families each Thursday. The Eagle Edition is sent to the parent email addresses listed in Infinite Campus. Please ensure all data in Infinite Campus is updated and correct.
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Kindergarten Playdate (In-person)

The PTA usually hosts a Kindergarten Playdate before the new school year, as an opportunity for new families and students to connect. The next playdate will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am at the Glennwood Elementary playground. The playground and parking are available at the back of the school.


Cheers and Tears

Cheers and Tears is a long-standing Glennwood tradition on the first day of school. The event takes place after morning drop-off on Tuesday, August 3rd at 8:00am – 9:00am. Please join us to toast (or cry) with other Glennwood parents, as we commemorate the first day of this unusual school year. We will have coffee, donuts and free giveaway prizes for parents!!! Come and join us!!

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