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Home of the Glen Grove Gators - January 15, 2021

Glenview District 34

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.


Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847) 998-5030

Fax: (847) 998-5101

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Important Dates

Monday, January 18

No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tuesday, January 19

Return to Hybrid Learning


Monday, January 25

Board of Education Meeting on Zoom - 7:30 pm

Zoom link will be posted on www.glenview34.org


Tuesday, January 26

Kids Heart Challenge Kick-Off - Info to come!


Wednesday, January 27

Travel Tales Virtual Assembly sponsored by the PTA - 1:00 and 1:45


February 1 - February 12

Trimester 3 Placement Change (Hybrid <--> GOAL) Window Open


View the full calendar at the District website

It's Self-Assessment Time Again!

When your child comes to Glen Grove, the student self-assessment needs to be completed BEFORE YOUR STUDENT LEAVES FOR SCHOOL so that it shows up in our system by the time your child arrives.

Thank you in advance - this eliminates the need for your child to stand in line unnecessarily!


Log in to District 34's PowerSchool web portal to complete the self-certification tool.


Click on the SELF-ASSESSMENT link on the home page to submit your child’s temperature and answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Click submit. If you have multiple students in District 34 attending in-person on the same day, click on each student to fill out the self-assessment for them as well.


Please note that the question about non-essential travel outside of suburban Cook County has changed.

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When students arrive at school, a staff member will scan their ipad barcode or bus pass barcode to confirm completion of the self-certification process.

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If it has not been completed, a staff member will conduct a temperature check and screening. If the screening indicates COVID-19 symptoms, the health office will immediately send the student to the infirmary and contact the parent or guardian to pick up the student.



Please be sure to send your child to school with their iPad, water bottle and mask.


Masks are required at all times when students are in our buildings. The District has provided cloth masks for every student and staff member; disposable masks will be available in our buildings for those who need them.


If your child rides the bus, they must wear their mask and remain in their assigned seat.


Thank you for helping to keep our school safe!

Do You Need a Thermometer?

Sign up now to receive your FREE smart thermometer.

  1. Text FLUENCY to 900900
  2. Open the link to download the free Kinsa app
  3. Finish signing up in the Kinsa app

Regístrese ahora para recibir un termómetro inteligente GRATIS.

  1. Textea la palabra FLUENCY al 900900
  2. Abre el enlace para descargar la aplicación gratuita Kinsa
  3. Regístrese a través de la aplicación Kinsa

Our New Little Library!

Thank you to the Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation for our new Little Library, complete with books for students and parents. You can find it near Entrance A outside of our office. Come by and check it out!

From the Nurse's Office

If you need any help or support during this difficult time of the pandemic, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Hastings, RN, our Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394.

Health Office Information

Students requiring any medications during school hours must file an "Authorization & Permission for Administration of Medicine" form with the health office. This form requires a physician’s signature as well as a parent’s signature. This form can be found here, under the Health section on the Forms & Documents page on the district website. All medication brought to school must be in an appropriately labeled pharmacy container. This also includes over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc.

All student absences should be called into the health office at (847) 657-2394! In addition, please call if you will be bringing your child in late or picking them up early. The school has voicemail so parents can call the health office to leave messages at any time.

Mandatory Health Forms for 2021-2022 Incoming 6th Graders

All incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 18, 2021. Your child will NOT be able to start school until the physical form is turned in. If your child's health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child's middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.

Picture Retake Day and Ordering Information

Picture Retake Day will be Friday, February 19. Your child can have their picture taken if they missed picture day in November. It can also be retaken if you are unhappy with the first photo.


If you want to order student pictures:


  • Use this link: https://gg.glenview34.org/about-us/contact to request your student’s TICKET CODE.
  • Go online to colorportraits.com
  • Hover over the ORDERS tab and then scroll down and click on AFTER PICTURE DAY
  • You will then be prompted to enter the TICKET CODE
  • This will allow you to see your child's picture and place an order. Your pictures will be delivered directly to you.


If you have any problems with your order, please contact Color Portraits directly through the Parents Help Center on their website or by calling 847-382-7505 ext 7.

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Westbrook + Glen Grove PTA

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FOR MORE INFORMATION about the PTA Planning Team, Good Vibes Shout Out, Participation Raffle, Online Directory, Assembly, and more exciting things happening in the Westbrook and Glen Grove school community, please check out the PTA website: westbrookandglengrovepta.org or feel free to email PTA Co-Presidents Kate and Jenny at ptapresident.wbgg@gmail.com.

Have a great January!

Technology Support

If you need assistance with an iPad or other technology related resource during the school day, please refer to the D34 Tech Hub or the Tech Support while Remote sections of the District 34 website.

For immediate help during remote learning, call (847) 998-5075 between 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Touch Free Pick Up

In support of the health and safety of our students and staff, Glen Grove is now offering Touch Free Pick Up.

Items scheduled for pick up will be placed on a cart in the vestibule at Door A (near the Office).


Pick Up Days: Monday - Friday (except school holidays)

Pick Up Times: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Follow Us!

We invite you to follow us on Twitter @GlenGroveSchool and on Facebook @GlenGroveD34 for news on student, classroom and school accomplishments, important updates, informational items, and a glimpse at amazing moments of teaching and learning. We also encourage you to share your Glen Grove school pride using the hashtags #glengroved34 and #WeAreD34.

District 34 Important Forms and Information


2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (English)

2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (Spanish)


Click Here for the following forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Bus Rider Reminders

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form

Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101

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