Gator News

Home of the Glen Grove Gators - April 5, 2021

Glenview District 34

Aspire. Explore. Discover. Connect.

Glen Grove Elementary School

3900 Glenview Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Phone: (847) 998-5030

Fax: (847) 998-5101

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Important Dates

Thursday, April 1

2021-2022 Registration Opens in PowerSchool

Monday, April 5

No School - Staff Planning Day

Parent Program: Cultivating Resilience with Dr. Doug Bolton - 7:00 pm

Click here for details and Zoom link

Tuesday, April 6

No School - Staff Planning Day

Election Day

Abilities Speaker Series: Hannah Foley - 7:00 pm

Click here for details and Zoom link

Wednesday, April 7

First Day of Adapted In Person - Wednesday Late Start

April 7, 8, and 9

School-wide SEL-ebration Activities

Monday, April 12

Board of Education Meeting on Zoom - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 13

PTA Meeting on Zoom - 6:00 pm

View the full calendar at the District website

Lunch Menu

Big picture
The State of Illinois has approved free meals for ALL students through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

A Message from the Art Teacher

Art Supplies!

Now that we are back in school full days, we will be having art in the classrooms! I will not be able to pass out and have students share items such as markers, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, and glue. If these items were brought home for art use, please have them brought back to school. The paper, watercolor paints, and clay may stay at home and are yours to keep.

Thank you, Ms. Hausman

2021-2022 Registration is Open

You can now register your children in PowerSchool for next year.

Returning Student [English] [Spanish] [Korean] [Mongolian]
New Student or Kindergarten [English] [Spanish] [Korean] [Mongolian]

Register by May 31 for an early bird discount!

Student Planner Cover Contest

All 3rd and 4th grade students (you too GOAL!) are invited to submit an entry for the cover of the 2021-2022 Glen Grove Assignment notebook.

The following requirements must be followed for all entries:
1. Paper must be white, unlined and 8 ½ by 11 inches (printer paper).
2. Freehand artwork should be done in color.
3. Entries must include the “2021-2022” and “Glen Grove” somewhere in the drawing.

4. Entries must include your name and grade level somewhere in the drawing.

Click here and scroll down for template.

Questions? Please see Ms. Al-Basit or Ms. Krueger in the front office.
The DEADLINE for entries is Friday, April 9, 2021. Please submit your entry
in the school office.


Westbrook + Glen Grove PTA

Check out these announcements from the Westbrook and Glen Grove PTA! For more information, visit or email

Read Across America!

Congratulations Gators! You read over 80,000 minutes!

Mrs. Vena will receive her pie in the face on Wednesday afternoon!

Let's Document This Historic Year!

While it seems like a year full of challenges, we’ll want to remember our resilience during this historic year! Help our amazing parent volunteers -- Carmela and Kim -- create yearbooks for Westbrook and Glen Grove by submitting your photos of this year’s dress up days, your student’s e-learning spot, Halloween, and other school-related photos to the following emails: OR

Some students were not able to participate in photo day. Therefore our yearbook volunteers will not have their “class” photo from Color Portraits. If this is your situation and you would like to submit a headshot of your student, please clearly mark your email “Headshot Photo” and include your student’s full name, grade and teacher along with the photo. You can attach additional yearbook photos to your email as well - just make sure the headshot photo is clearly labeled. All photos will be included, although we have to work within the capabilities of TreeRing and headshots submitted this way may have to go on a separate page. We will do our best! We appreciate your understanding.

Big picture

From the Nurse's Office

If you need any help or support during this difficult time of the pandemic, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Hastings, RN, our Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394.

Mandatory Health Forms for 2021-2022 Incoming 6th Graders

All incoming 6th grade students MUST have a physical examination (within the last 12 months), including required vaccinations, turned in prior to August 18, 2021. Your child will NOT be able to start school until the physical form is turned in. If your child's health forms are already complete, you can turn them into the Glen Grove health office any time between now and the last day of school. They will be forwarded to your child's middle school with their health file. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Hastings, Health Coordinator, at (847) 657-2394. Click here for the health exam form.

Health Office Information

Students requiring any medications during school hours must file an "Authorization & Permission for Administration of Medicine" form with the health office. This form requires a physician’s signature as well as a parent’s signature. This form can be found here, under the Health section on the Forms & Documents page on the district website. All medication brought to school must be in an appropriately labeled pharmacy container. This also includes over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc.

All student absences should be called into the health office at (847) 657-2394! In addition, please call if you will be bringing your child in late or picking them up early. The school has voicemail so parents can call the health office to leave messages at any time.

Self-Assess - More Important Than Ever in AIP!

When your child comes to Glen Grove, the student self-assessment needs to be completed BEFORE YOUR STUDENT LEAVES FOR SCHOOL so that it shows up in our system by the time your child arrives.

Thank you in advance - this eliminates the need for your child to stand in line unnecessarily!

Log in to District 34's PowerSchool web portal to complete the self-certification tool.

Click on the SELF-ASSESSMENT link on the home page to submit your child’s temperature and answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Click submit. If you have multiple students in District 34 attending in-person on the same day, click on each student to fill out the self-assessment for them as well.

Please note that the question about domestic travel has changed.

Big picture
Big picture

When students arrive at school, a staff member will scan their ipad barcode or bus pass barcode to confirm completion of the self-certification process.

Big picture
If it has not been completed, a staff member will conduct a temperature check and screening. If the screening indicates COVID-19 symptoms, the health office will immediately send the student to the infirmary and contact the parent or guardian to pick up the student.

Please be sure to send your child to school with their iPad, water bottle and mask.

Masks are required at all times when students are in our buildings. The District has provided cloth masks for every student and staff member; disposable masks will be available in our buildings for those who need them.

If your child rides the bus, they must wear their mask and remain in their assigned seat.

Thank you for helping to keep our school safe!

Do You Need a Thermometer?

Sign up now to receive your FREE smart thermometer.

  1. Text FLUENCY to 900900
  2. Open the link to download the free Kinsa app
  3. Finish signing up in the Kinsa app

Regístrese ahora para recibir un termómetro inteligente GRATIS.

  1. Textea la palabra FLUENCY al 900900
  2. Abre el enlace para descargar la aplicación gratuita Kinsa
  3. Regístrese a través de la aplicación Kinsa


If you are planning on taking a trip, please visit District 34's Health and Safety Protocols page for the latest travel guidance. Click on "+ Travel" under "Frequently Asked Questions." This page will be updated as conditions and requirements change.

Technology Support

If you need assistance with an iPad or other technology related resource during the school day, please refer to the D34 Tech Hub or the Tech Support while Remote sections of the District 34 website.

For immediate help during remote learning, call (847) 998-5075 between 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Touch Free Pick Up

In support of the health and safety of our students and staff, Glen Grove is now offering Touch Free Pick Up.

Items scheduled for pick up will be placed on a cart in the vestibule at Door A (near the Office).

Pick Up Days: Monday - Friday (except school holidays)

Pick Up Times: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Follow Us!

We invite you to follow us on Twitter @GlenGroveSchool and on Facebook @GlenGroveD34 for news on student, classroom and school accomplishments, important updates, informational items, and a glimpse at amazing moments of teaching and learning. We also encourage you to share your Glen Grove school pride using the hashtags #glengroved34 and #WeAreD34.

District 34 Important Forms and Information

2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (English)

2020-2021 District 34 Parent Calendar (Spanish)

Click Here for the following forms:

Authorization And Permission For Administration Of Medication

Bus Rider Reminders

Cell Phone Use Agreement and Permission Form

Dental Exam Form (completed for Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades)

Dental Exam Waiver

District Policies/Handbook Info

Eye Exam Form

Eye Exam Waiver

Food Guidelines

Health Examination Form

Contact Us

Attendance/Health Office: (847) 657-2394

Main Office: (847) 998-5030

Office Fax: (847) 998-5101