GLOW GAZETTE

SEPT 27 2021 - FAMILY NEWSLETTER: GLOW ACADEMY

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

GLOW Students & Families,


We hope each of you enjoyed this beautiful fall weekend and that you're looking forward to the week ahead!


This week's GLOW Gazette Family Newsletter includes important information regarding student health, upcoming Parent University, extracurricular offerings at GLOW, and more. Be sure to check it out so you don't miss any GLOW news in the upcoming week/month!


Wishing our students and families another great week at GLOW,

Kate B. Tayloe

Principal

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 vomitting, 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 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.


A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PRE-REGISTRATION:

  • 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

Required Student Immunizations

7th & 8th Grade Parents,


There are 2 vaccinations (Tdap and Meningococcal Conjugate) that are required for ALL 7th graders attending NC Public and Public Charter Schools. Current 8th graders may not have received these vaccinations last year due to COVID restrictions and remote learning occurring at the start of the school year. 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 15, 2021.


As the letter reflects, if proof of vaccination is not provided by the end of the day on Friday, October 15, 2021, your child will be unable to return to school until the vaccinations are complete.

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Medical Forms & Medications

Please complete and return medical forms for any medications students may need on campus. Medical Forms for school are required each year, so even if you completed a form last year, a new form is required for 2021-2022. If you need additional forms, you can request one from the school or access them at the links below:



Also, if your child has a medical condition that requires an Action Plan, please share the documentation from your child's doctor regarding how the school should respond when your child needs medical attention.

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.

๐ŸŽ“JOIN US FOR UPCOMING PARENT UNIVERSITIES๐ŸŽ“

Early Risers & College & Career Promise Dual Enrollment Programs

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Let's Talk: Paying for College

What have you heard about how to pay for college? Let's get together and discuss avenues for paying for college! Brittany Privott, a regional representative from College Foundation of NC, and the College Bound Team are ready to share information and answer your questions. Join us on Tuesday, October 5 from 5-6 PM in the Founders Hall Cafe to learn more! Refreshments will be provided. All GLOW families are welcome to attend this session!

๐ŸŒžJOIN US FOR GLOW CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION DAY๐ŸŒž

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FAMILY SUPPORT FROM CFPUA

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EXTRACURRICULAR & LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Music 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

The GLOW Show

Are you ready for the GLOW Show? GLOW will be having a Talent Showcase on October 22. Students interested in being in the show will need to submit a signed permission form and attend an audition on either October 4th or 5th to be included in the show. So, dust off those tap shoes, practice that instrument, get the microphone out of the closet, sharpen up those skills and come show the judges what you've got! We need acts of all sizes and kinds! Solos, duets, small groups, even whole classes! Dancers, singers, acrobats, athletes, skateboarders, magicians, comedians, guitarists, dummers, pianists, Ukulele masters, and things never seen before! See Mrs. Kittlaus or your leadership advisory teacher for a permission slip and be a part of The GLOW Show!
PRE-REGISTER FOR COVID TESTING

see info above for additional information

๐Ÿ† NOMINATE YOUR TEACHER ๐Ÿ†

Students & Families, nominate your teacher for the chance to win a $500 and up to $10,000 in Technology Grants. The application is short and can be found HERE. Nominations will be accepted through October 8.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Picture Day

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


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

๐Ÿ‘šUNIFORM CLOSET SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING LOW!

Our GLOW Uniform Closet is utilized to help students who are not in compliance find the uniform pieces they need to get them back in class quickly; however, our UNIFORM SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING LOW!


If you have gently worn uniform pieces at home that your child has outgrown or is no longer wearing, please help us replenish our closet by donating these items back to the school. These donations can be dropped off by your student to their teachers or in our front office.

๐Ÿงช 6TH GRADE REMINDER FROM MRS. TOMLIN

6th Grade Scientists have a project due on October 6th. This project is worth 20% of their quarter grade. Students may get all supplies from Ms. Tomlin's class. Students may also send items to Ms. Tomlin to be printed if they would like.

โฐ 21-22 SCHOOL HOURS REMINDER โฐ

SCHOOL HOURS & TARDIES

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.

EARLY CHECK-OUT

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.

๐Ÿ“ธ THIS WEEK AT GLOW ๐Ÿ“ธ

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