SEPT 27 2021 - FAMILY NEWSLETTER: GLOW ACADEMY
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
⚕️ STUDENT HEALTH ⚕️
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
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
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.
Medical Forms & Medications
- Physicians Authorization for Medications at School (ENGLISH) (SPANISH)
- Over-the-Counter Medication Parent Permission Form
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.
🎓JOIN US FOR UPCOMING PARENT UNIVERSITIES🎓
Early Risers & College & Career Promise Dual Enrollment Programs
Let's Talk: Paying for College
🌞JOIN US FOR GLOW CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION DAY🌞
FAMILY SUPPORT FROM CFPUA
EXTRACURRICULAR & LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- Tuesday, 4-5 PM: High School UMO Honors Chorus
- Thursday, 4-5 PM: Glow-capella Singers
The GLOW Show
🏆 NOMINATE YOUR TEACHER 🏆
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.
👚UNIFORM 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.
🧪 6TH GRADE REMINDER FROM MRS. TOMLIN
⏰ 21-22 SCHOOL HOURS REMINDER ⏰
SCHOOL HOURS & TARDIES
📸 THIS WEEK AT GLOW 📸
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