GLC Weekly Newsletter

September 5, 2021

What's Happening This Week

Monday, September 6

  • NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Tuesday, September 7

  • Football & volleyball practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 8

  • Early dismissal, 2:15 p.m. (All students)
  • Football & volleyball practice, 2:15-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 9
  • Volunteer orientation & training (Zoom), 7:30 a.m.
    (See below for more information)
  • Football & volleyball game vs Ivanhoe Elementary @ GLC, 3:30 p.m.
  • TCOE College Night (virtual), 5:00-7:00 PM
    (See below for more information)
Friday, September 10
  • GLC spirit day
    (See below for more information)
  • Football & volleyball practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

No School on Monday (September 6)

Monday, September 6, is Labor Day. Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States meant to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. There is NO SCHOOL on this day.

Back to School Night Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to all the family members who were able to attend our Back to School Night last Thursday! At GLC, we believe strongly in the power of partnering with families to provide the best support possible for students to reach their fullest potential. Back to School Night provides a great opportunity to kick off this partnership. If you were not able to attend Back to School Night, we encourage you to send a ClassTag or email message to your teacher to get a copy of the presentation.

Title I Parent Meeting Follow-Up

Thanks also to our parents who attended the annual Title I parent meeting on Thursday. If the topic of Title I and other school programs interests you, please consider serving on our School Site Council (SSC). The SSC meets six times each year and serves as an advisory council for decisions related to curricula, staffing, and other programs. The council is made up of both school staff and parents. We currently have two open parent seats. If you are interested in serving, please contact Karin Aure, principal, at kaure@vusd.org.

Volunteer Orientation & Training

We will hold our first Volunteer Orientation &Training this Thursday (September 9) at 7:30 a.m. via Zoom. While we are not currently able to have volunteers on-site, we are permitted to have volunteers attend field trips and do volunteer work at home. Currently, our classes are considering field trips that support areas of study, and our grade 5/6 team is hoping to attend their first field trip in the next few weeks!


Volunteers MUST have completed a Volunteer Orientattion & Training in order to chaperone field trips. Fingerprinting is not required, but highly encouraged. Fingerprinted volunteers will be selected first to assist. Volunteers who have not been fingerprinted and are chaperoning students must stay with a staff member at all times.


If you are interested in attending, Zoom information will be sent out the night prior via ClassTag and our Blackboard text app.

TCOE College Night on Thursday

This Thursday, September 9, the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) will hold their annual College Night information session. While mostly targeting high school students, this a great opportunity for middle school students to understand how choices in high school can greatly influence their college and career opportunities afterward. This year, the event is entirely entirely online. To read more about TCOE's College Night click HERE. To sign up for the event, click HERE.

Late Arrivals, Lunches, & Early Dismissals

At GLC, we aim to create the best possible conditions for student learning. This means focused, on-task instructional time with as few disruptions as possible.


Every time a student arrives late, the phone rings, or a student needs to pack up early, it causes a disruption to the learning environment. Some of these are inevitable. We understand that students need to leave occasionally for doctor's appointments or other events. However, many are not. Families may not realize just how disruptive these events can be. Many times, it means that the teacher has to stop teaching to address the situation.


Please make every effort to have your child(ren) to school on time and to only pull them out early only when absolutely necessary. If your child forgets his/her lunch, consider having your child eat hot lunch that day, so we do not have to call and interrupt the teacher's instruction. This will improve your own child's ability to learn, as well as that of the entire class. Thank you!

GLC Spirit Wear

Each year, our Parrent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) sells SHINE shirts to students. We are hoping to have those for sale within the next few weeks! At $7, this is our most affordable option!


However, we also have an online store where families may purchase GLC wear. It is a little more costly, but there are more choices. Click HERE to access our online GLC spirit store!

Global Learning Charter School

Global Learning Charter School (GLC) is a public charter school committed to offering relevant, personalized learning opportunities to prepare students to be global-ready in work and life. GLC opened in August of 2017. Currently, we serve approximately 440 students in grades K-8.