GLC Weekly Newsletter

March 6, 2022

What's Happening This Week

Monday, March 7

Tuesday, March 8Wednesday, March 9
  • MINIMUM DAY
    (All students dismiss at 12:50 p.m.)
  • Parent-teacher conferences, 1:45-3:30 p.m. (MPR)
Thursday, March 10
  • MINIMUM DAY
    (All students dismiss at 12:50 p.m.)
  • Track practice, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
  • Parent-teacher conferences, 1:45-3:30 p.m. (MPR)
Friday, March 11
  • MINIMUM DAY
    (All students dismiss at 12:50 p.m.)
  • Report cards sent home with students (if no conference scheduled)
  • Parent-teacher conferences, 1:45-3:30 p.m. (MPR)


LOOKING AHEAD...

Monday, March 14 is a Minimum Day for Staff Development. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m.

Minimum Days and Parent-Teacher Conferences

This coming week, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are minimum days due to parent-teacher conferences. You should have received a notice last week regarding conferences. The notice should either have requested a meeting time and date or let you know that a conference is not deemed necessary at this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.

Help Us Pick our GLC Mascot!

This year, as part of their annual Project-based Learning (PBL), our grade 3/4 team is facilitating the selection of a GLC mascot! While we are in our 5th year of existence, we never identified or named a mascot for our school. We have some common images, such as our lightbulb, but no formal mascot. As part of this process, 3rd and 4th graders are seeking the input of GLC families. Please complete their GLC mascot survey to contribute your idea for consideration OR scan the QR code below. All ideas are welcome. Surveys should be completed by Friday, March 11.
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End of Masking Mandate Coming Soon

You may have heard that the VUSD mask mandate will be ending soon. According to a recent resolution adopted by the VUSD board of trustees, the District will no longer require face masks for students and staff in indoor settings beginning Saturday, March 12, 2022.


Please note that masks continue to be required indoors for this coming week. Therefore, we ask that you continue to send your child with a mask each day. In order to comply with our District's protocols, we will continue to enforce masking indoors through Friday, March 11, 2022.


Beginning Monday, March 14, students and staff will have the choice of masking or not indoors. While masks will no longer be required, we will continue to implement the numerous safety protocols, mitigation efforts, and access to testing resources we have in place to decrease transmission of COVID-19.


As parents, you will make the decision that is best for your family regarding masking. If you would like your child to continue to mask indoors, we ask that you reach out to your child(ren)'s teacher(s) to let them know so that they are aware and can assist, if desired.


For further information, we invite you to attend the Q & A session regarding the end of the mask mandate being held on Monday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom (https://vusd-us.zoom.us/j/97741005718).

Seeking Volunteers for our World's Fair!

The GLC World's Fair is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 13th. The GLC World's Fair is an evening of fun and community, similar to the fall festivals held at other schools. We aim to also incorporate learning by featuring activities (e.g., games, crafts) from around the world! Due to the pandemic, we were not able to hold our World's Fair for two years. We are hoping that there is enough interest and support to hold the fair this year. If you would like to assist with planning or volunteering, please complete our World's Fair Volunteer Survey by Monday, March 14th.

Recycle for Sight Week

Do you have any unused prescription glasses in your home? Do your work colleagues have any they'd like to donate? We'll keep our Lion's Club International Recycle for Sight collection box in the front office for one more week. Please send any unused prescription glasses with your child to school and we'll donate them for you to Recycle for Sight.

Read Across America Week

Thanks to all our GLC families who participated in some shape or form in Read Across America week! You may have spent extra time reading with your child, helped with dress-up days, purchased a "Cat in the Hat" hat, or participated in our Read Aloud day. In whatever way you helped, your involvement is appreciated! Helping your child become a proficient reader is one of the most important contributions you can make to his/her success in life!

Enrollment for 2022-23

We are continuing to accept applications for the 2022-23 school year. If space is not available in your child’s grade, she/he will be placed on a waiting list by grade level. Seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve, basis.

If you have friends or family who may be interested in attending GLC, please share this information with them. Applications are available on our website and in our front office.

Expanding access to Transitional Kindergarten

For the 2022-23 school year, the state of California is expanding access to transitional kindergarten programs. Students who will turn five by February 2nd, 2023, are eligible to enroll in universal transitional kindergarten (UTK). This is a new optional grade that precedes Kindergarten. Parents may opt to enroll their child in preschool or UTK. If you have a child who will turn 5 by 2/2/23 and would like her/him to attend GLC, please complete an Enrollment Requiest Form. More information about GLC's UTK program to come soon!

Homework Help!

The VUSD After-hours Academic Assistance (AAA) program is available to all VUSD students grades K-12 at no charge, four evenings a week. Homework assistance is led by certificated VUSD teachers. For more information and to access the tutoring Zoom links, visit: www.vusd.org/aaa.

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.