GLC Weekly Newsletter

January 23, 2022

What's Happening This Week

Monday, January 24

  • Great Kindness Challenge Week – Crazy Hair Day!
  • Minimum Day, students dismissed at 12:50 p.m.
  • Basketball practice, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (boys & girls)
  • SHINE t-shirt and hoodie sales, 12:30-1:15
Tuesday, January 25
  • Great Kindness Challenge Week – Crazy Sock Day!
  • 5th Grade Day Trip to Scicon
  • SHINE t-shirt and hoodie sales, 2:00-2:30 and 3:00-3:30 p.m.
  • AWAY Basketball Game: GLC @ Ivanhoe, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 26

  • Great Kindness Challenge Week – Crazy about School Spirit (wear your SHINE spirit wear)!
  • SHINE t-shirt and hoodie sales, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Basketball practice, 2:15-3:30 p.m. (boys only)
Thursday, January 27
  • Great Kindness Challenge Week – Crazy Outfit Day (mismatched outfits)!
  • SHINE t-shirt and hoodie sales, 2:00-2:30 and 3:00-3:30 p.m. (if supplies last)
  • AWAY Basketball game, GLC @ Oak Grove, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Friday, January 28

  • Great Kindness Challenge Week – Crazy about Comfort Day (Wear Your Pajamas)!
  • SHINE t-shirt and hoodie sales, 2:00-2:30 and 3:00-3:30 p.m. (if supplies last)
  • Basketball Practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m. (girls only)

Minimum Day TOMORROW

Please note that Monday, January 24 is a Minimum Day due to District Staff Development. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m.

Great Kindness Challenge (GKC)

This week, GLC will participate in the annual Great Kindness Challenge (GKC). This will be our 5th year! Activities include:
  • Completing items on the GKC checklist (provided to students last week)
  • Submitting a drawing to our GKC poster contest (winner to be featured in our yearbook)
  • Decorating links for the Kindness Unites Paperchain (to be hung in the MPR)
  • Participating in our Crazy About Kindness days
    Monday - Crazy hair day
    Tuesday - Crazy sock day
    Wednesday - Crazy about school spirit day
    Thursday - Crazy outfit day
    Friday - Crazy about comfort day


Families may also participate! For more information, go to our GKC webpage and check out our family checklists!

SHINE T-shirts and Hoodies on SALE this week!

We are excited to announce that our SHINE hoodies are in! This year, our SHINE t-shirts and hoodies are solid black with a white logo. They are sharp! We also have limited spirit wear from previous years available. Our PTSA will be selling outside the MPR at dismissal times all week, or as long as supplies last. Come early for your best chance to get a hoodie!


Hoodies cost $15. T-shirt costs vary. Cash or check are accepted. Please park and walk up to our sales booth to make a purchase.

GLC Middle School Information Sessions

If you have a 6th grader at GLC, you should have received (or will soon receive) a letter sharing your middle school choices for 2022-23. Letters are personalized to provide each family with their residential middle school option.


To help you better understand our GLC option, we will be holding four (4) information sessions. Dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 1st, 5:00 p.m. (Zoom, English)
  • Thursday, February 3rd, 5:30 p.m. (Zoom, Spanish & English)
  • Friday, February 4th, 9:00 a.m. (Zoom, English)
  • Monday, February 7th, 8:30 a.m. (In-person, Spanish & English)


To join one of our Zoom sessions, please use this link: https://vusd-us.zoom.us/j/93079025400. Our in-person session will be held in our multi-purpose room (MPR).

Hot Lunch Expectations

Some of our students are bringing snacks to eat along with their hot lunch. In order to ensure students are provided with balanced and nutritional meals, we ask that students do NOT bring snacks if they are eating hot lunch. If students are still hungry after lunch, they may eat a snack from home after lunch, during their break time. Thank you for your understanding!

Free COVID-19 rapid tests for GLC students

If you have not picked up a COVID-19 at-home test kit for your student, they are still available from our front office. Please come outside of the peak visitor hours to pick yours up. Our busiest hours are from 7:30-8:45 a.m. each morning, as well as 2:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m. each afternoon. Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each school day.

Daily Health Checks

Please continue to monitor your child's health each day before school. If your child exhibits any of the following signs or symptoms, please stay home. Symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, chills, loss of taste or smell. You can contact your healthcare provider or call our nurse for additional direction. Thank you!

Open Enrollment for New Students

Open enrollment for the 2022-23 school year closes Friday, February 11th. Current families with incoming kindergartners must complete an Enrollment Request Form for their child. After Open Enrollment, new applicants will be placed on a waiting list if no seats are available.


If you know of other families interested in attending GLC, please encourage them to complete their Enrollment Request forms during the Open Enrollment period for the best chance of admission.

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: www.vusd.org/aaa.

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.