OCT 4 2021 - FAMILY NEWSLETTER: GLOW ACADEMY
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
GLOW Students & Families,
We hope you had a great weekend!
This week's GLOW Gazette Family Newsletter is packed with information! Be sure to read the newsletter in its entirety so you don't miss out on opportunities to learn, connect, and grow at GLOW!
Wishing you all a great week ahead!
Kate B. Tayloe
PARENT FACEBOOK GROUPS
Are you looking for a way to build community with other parents in your student's grade level? You are invited to join the Facebook group for your student's graduating year to connect, share info and socialize. These groups are for parents/guardians only and will not be moderated by staff. Please be sure to answer all the membership questions to gain access to these private groups.
Class of 2028/6th grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glow2028
Class of 2027/7th grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glow2027
Class of 2026/8th grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glow2026
Class of 2025/9th grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glow2025
Class of 2024/10th grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glow2024
Class of 2023/11th grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glow2023
📆Enrollment Date Extended
⚕️ 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 vomiting, 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 any 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.
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 GLOW CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION DAY🌞
FAMILY SUPPORT FROM CFPUA
EXTRACURRICULAR & LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
🏴☠️Pirates in Your Town
- Tuesday, 4-5 PM: High School UMO Honors Chorus
- Thursday, 4-5 PM: Glow-capella Singers
🎭The GLOW Show
🎃 Trunk or Treat at Brigade Boys & Girls Club
🦈5th Grade Learning Circles
GLOW Families, do you know a 5th grade girl who would like to participate in a FREE & FUN Saturday Educational Enrichment Activity? If so, let them know about this opportunity...
Join us on October 23, 2021, from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM at UNCW Center for Marine Science to study SHARKS! 5th graders will explore cartilaginous fish, including sharks and stingrays join UNCWs MarineQuest! Students will have the opportunity to examine female sharks and learn about their life cycle, as well as discover what scientists have learned about human health from studying sharks!
Space is limited. Registration is required.
🏆 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.
⏰ 21-22 SCHOOL HOURS REMINDER ⏰
SCHOOL HOURS & TARDIES
📸 SNAPSHOTS FROM GLOW 📸
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