AUG 23 2021 - FAMILY NEWSLETTER: GLOW ACADEMY
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Thank you for all you have done to make our opening days of the 21-22 school year a success! We appreciate your patience as we navigate those things that always take extra patience at the beginning of a new year like parent pick-up and bus transportation schedules. We will work to continue to improve our processes and procedures moving forward to better serve our students and families!
We know that it is challenging for families to settle into the new school year's routines and expectations after the more relaxed days of summer. Please read this newsletter in its entirety to find additional information and reminders that will help ensure a safe and successful school year, including messages about:
- Chromebook Reminders
- School Hours & Early Check-Out
- COVID Safety Protocols
- School Wide Behavior Expectations
Wishing our students and families another great week at GLOW,
Kate B. Tayloe
🚍 21-22 TRANSPORTATION UPDATES 🚍
We are excited to share that we will be welcoming an additional bus driver to GLOW on Tuesday, August 24. This allows us to add an additional route to support student transportation to and from school each day, putting fewer students on each bus and helping students arrive home from school earlier.
New transportation routes that will begin on Tuesday, August 24 have been shared with parents via One Call Now, and are also available HERE. Several changes have been made, so be sure to check your new pick-up and drop-off times carefully.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
💻 CHROMEBOOK REMINDERS 💻
👚 UNIFORMS 👚
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.
The GLOW Uniform Requirements/Expectations are outlined above; however we want to share a few reminders based on some compliance issues that have come up in the first few days of school:
- Leggings may be worn under the GLOW uniform skirt; however, leggings are NOT acceptable as pants.
- Jeans are NOT acceptable as GLOW uniform bottoms.
- Students may NOT wear hoods, hats, or bandanas at school. The only acceptable headwear/accessories are: headbands, bows, ribbons, and headscarves
- Students may wear non-uniform outerwear (sweatshirts and jackets) on cooler mornings, but these items must be removed in the classroom. Only GLOW uniform cardigans and jackets may be worn during the school day.
We are establishing a committee to review our GLOW Uniform Expectations to see how we might maintain the integrity of our expectations while also creating some room for flexibility. As this committee makes updates for flexibility, we will share those with you; however, ALL students must be in compliance with our current expectations before going to class each day.
All other uniform requirements information can be found at the link above. If you have questions about uniform compliance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Uniforms."
⏰ 21-22 SCHOOL HOURS ⏰
SCHOOL HOURS & TARDIES
😷 COVID PROTOCOLS 😷
Help us keep all GLOW students and staff safe!
If your child is experiencing any symptoms of illness, has been exposed to COVID-19, or if your child or someone in your home has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please keep her home and notify the school so we can guide you through next steps and provide a date for her return. Our goal will be to get your child to school as soon as possible, but we will need your help to ensure that this is done safely. You can notify the school by calling 910.338.5258 or by emailing Ms. Tayloe at email@example.com with the subject line "COVID."
Remember, your daughter is most protected from COVID-19 and will be able to return to school much more quickly if she has been vaccinated. Vaccines are currently available for individuals who are age 12 and older.
😇 SCHOOL WIDE PBIS BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS 😇
📸 THIS WEEK AT GLOW 📸
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