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A Back to School Message from Mrs. Mendoza, August 2020

Greetings Stars!

On behalf of the entire Glen Cove Faculty and Staff, welcome to our 2020-2021 school year!!! Over the summer, our staff has worked diligently to prepare for your child's return for online/remote learning. Our teachers have been attending professional development throughout the summer to learn new personalized resources and refine our online teaching practices.

We are very excited to welcome our Stars back for our first day of online school on August 17th, 2020. We have missed our students dearly, and while this year may look different, our teachers and staff are eager to begin building relationships with them now more than ever.

This newsletter will focus on some important reminders and information as we kick-off the new school year:

  • Registration Completion
  • Chromebook and materials distribution
  • Your child's teacher
  • Virtual Open House (meet the teacher night)
  • School Supply List
  • Breakfast and Lunch Information, and
  • YISD's Back to School webpage with useful videos

Please continue to stay safe & healthy, and enjoy these last couple of summer vacation days. Thank you for your continued support!


Margie Mendoza,


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If you have not completed the 2-step registration process, we will not be able to distribute materials and chrome books to your child. Below is some information for those that have not yet completed the process. If you have any questions, please call us at 434-5500.


  • For RETURNING STUDENTS, most of you completed the Online Enrollment portion in the Spring. If you have not, you MUST complete the online enrollment step FIRST, before we can continue with online registration.
  • If you completed the Online Enrollment, now you must complete the short ONLINE REGISTRATION process. This process was created to assist campuses by allowing parents to submit/upload all required documents through a secure site online.


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Chromebook and Materials Distribution

Yesterday you were sent a message regarding the chromebook and materials distribution schedule for this week. If you did not receive the message, please reach out to us to ensure you receive future calls/texts. Text messages and call outs will be the primary forms of communication between the school and parents. We want to ensure all messages are delivered in a timely manner.

Below is the schedule we will follow for distribution of materials. SSC and ECSE students will be contacted by our staff to schedule a pick up time. PLEASE keep in mind, we cannot distribute any materials if your child has not been fully registered.

You will enter and drive through the front of the school (just like in the Spring), remain in your car, and our staff will approach your vehicle (please wear your face mask upon our approach). Please provide the name of the child and grade. Our staff will verify the student has been registered, then distribute your materials. At this time we will also be having you sign an agreement for the Chromebook and complete an additional mandated form. We thank you for your patience and understanding with the distribution.

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Your Child's 2020-2021 Teacher

This year we will not be posting our class rosters outside of our cafeteria as in years past. Instead, each teacher will reach out to you via Class Dojo or phone call, and introduce themselves to you as this year's teacher. She will also be providing information on Open House/ Meet the Teacher Night. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A MESSAGE OR PHONE CALL FROM YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER BY WEDNESDAY, PLEASE CALL US AT 434-5500 AND WE WILL ASSIST YOU.
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Please see flyer below with information on Thursday's, August 13th, Virtual Open House. Teachers will be sending their Google Meet Link to each parent for this night.
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Supply Lists

Please click on link below to access our updated supply lists.

2020-2021 Supply Lists

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Grab n’ Go Breakfast and Lunch

•FREE Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to all GLEN COVE students by DRIVE-THRU process.

•Hours will be from 7:00 am – 11:30 am.

•We will have 3 distribution stations set up around the school to assist with traffic back-up. See diagram below for the grab-n-go stations.

•Students DO NOT have to be present to receive lunch since we understand they will be getting ready for virtual class.

•Parents will have to indicate to staff who the student is and which grade/class the student is in so that we can scan their name in our system.

•Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide BF/lunch to middle school or high school siblings. Every YISD student will be served at their respective enrolled school.

•If you have children in multiple grade levels, you may choose any station with your child’s grade and indicate to staff you are picking up for other children. You must know their class/teacher too.

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A day in the life of a student
Online Learning
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Questions regarding online learning and student’s safe return to school, please visit YISD’s Back to School Central WebPage -

This website contains videos and frequently asked questions that will answer many of your questions.


  • Student Registration July 14th- August 6th
  • First day of school for students: Monday, August 17th, 2020
  • First 8 weeks will be ONLINE / REMOTE LEARNING entirely.
  • 1 week of Intersession from October 12-16th, 2020
  • Last day of school June 11th, 2021

REVISED 2020-2021 School Calendar

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Check Out Our Website to Access All Online Resources and Lessons

Online Cyber Safety

Parents, now more than ever it is imperative that we monitor our children's screen usage as much as possible. We want to make sure they can work online in a safe manner. This means

  • Talking to them about what they are working on.
  • Checking their history daily ( if possible)
  • Limiting their screen time when they are not doing school work.
  • Talking to them about cyber safety and what they can do to stay safe online.

Check out this Net Smart Kids Video that teaches the importance of Cyber safety:


Medical and Dental Services for all YISD Students

The YISD Comprehensive Care Center located at 300 Vocational (next to Riverside HS) will be open M-F. Hours are from 8 am to 4 pm; please call for an appointment (434-7200); walk-ins welcome
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