GLOW GAZETTE

AUG 30 2021 - FAMILY NEWSLETTER: GLOW ACADEMY

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Parent & Families,


Thank you for a great first full week at GLOW! This newsletter includes many beginning of year reminders, as well as a Uniform Expectations Update that we hope will be helpful for all students and families.


Also, a Couple of "Save the Dates" on the horizon:


  • School Improvement Team Mtg (September 8): Our School Improvement Team (SIT) meets each month, typically on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:15 PM. In September, we are meeting on Wednesday, September 8 at 4:15 PM in the Student Center. Parents are welcome to learn about the school improvement efforts underway at GLOW.
  • 1st Parent University of the Year (September 21): Stay tuned for more info coming soon!


Wishing our students and families another great week at GLOW,


Kate B. Tayloe

Principal

📸 THIS WEEK AT GLOW 📸

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💻 CHROMEBOOK REMINDERS 💻

We want to get Chromebooks in the hands of every student, as quickly as possible. If your child has not yet received her Chromebook, please read THIS LETTER, which includes directions as well as links to the GLOW Chromebook Agreement and the link to pay your child's Chromebook Damage Waiver. The Chromebook Agreement can be emailed to technology@glowacademy.net. Your child can also bring in the $20 Chromebook Damage Waiver and the Chromebook Agreement to receive their GLOW Chromebook.

👚 UNIFORMS 👚

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.

UNIFORM UPDATE

Last week a school based leadership team met to discuss student uniforms and how we might both maintain expectations for GLOW uniforms while offering flexibility for families that is both cost conscious and in line with our current expectations.


As a result, we have made an adjustment to our uniform requirements to allow students to wear their own personal navy cardigan sweater or crewneck sweatshirt (no hood). Neither piece can have logos or labels and must be plain. You can find the updated Uniform Requirements HERE.


A Few Reiminders:

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
  • UPDATE/REVISED: The only outerwear (sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets) that may be worn in the classroom are a plain navy cardigan, a plain navy crew neck sweatshirt (no hood, no logos), the GLOW cardigan, GLOW jacket, on cooler mornings, but these items must be removed in the classroom.


If you have questions about uniform compliance, please email ktayloe@glowacademy.net with the subject line "Uniforms."

⏰ 21-22 SCHOOL HOURS ⏰

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.

😷 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 ktayloe@glowacademy.net 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 😇

We believe that it is imperative that we spend time each year teaching and positively reinforcing our school wide Behavior Expectations with students. Last week, students were introduced to GLOW's updated Positive Behavior Expectations, which center around teaching students what it means to be RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, SAFE, and KIND in all GLOW settings. You can review the GLOW Behavior Matrix and GLOW PBIS Posters used to to teach and enforce these expectations at school.
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