Back to School Packet
Your PAPERLESS Packet for the VIRTUAL start of the year.
This message is for students who have opted for In-Person learning. A similar message will be sent for students in iSync and iCyber
Dear Glenolden Families
Welcome back to another exciting school year. The events of the past six months have presented us with many new challenges and forced us to think outside of the box in order to get the year started and make learning fun. From central administration to the classroom, everyone here has been working overtime to bring online user-friendly learning tools and wonderful resources to ensure the best possible learning environment during this time.
Even though we are beginning the school year from home, the faculty and staff here at Glenolden School are excited to see the students again for the 2020-2021 school year. The first day of school, September 17th, is only a couple weeks away and we are eager to get started.
We know that many aspects of this school year are new and different and may be causing anxiety for you and your child. Please know that we are here for you and your child(ren) and we will continue working to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students and adapting to the environment around us.
We hope your child has enjoyed the summer reading books sent home in June. I know the teachers are looking forward to discussing them during upcoming class sessions.
If you have not yet completed your re-registration (renters, multiple occupancy, etc), you are not eligible to receive a device, materials, or log into the Home Access Center. Please contact the registration office at 610-461-6700 or email Michelle.Messatzzia@interborosd.org to complete this process as soon as possible.
Home Access Center will be made available on September 10th at 3:00 pm so families can logon and see their child's homeroom teachers and schedules. We thank you for your continued patience and support as administrators work to finalize student schedules. Any questions you have about your child's schedule can be addressed during our Town Hall next week. See the information and schedule below about the Town Hall webinar. If you are new to the district and/or do not have your HAC credentials, CLICK HERE
This message contains important information about the virtual start of the school year. When we are ready to resume in-person learning, you will receive more information specific to the return to school.
For now, please read this carefully and complete the necessary links/surveys in order for your child to begin this school year.
Please review each of the links below and complete them by , Friday, September 11
Below you will find links to the documents and forms necessary for our virtual start to the school year. Many of these will need to be completed prior to the first day of virtual learning, September 17th, so we can begin instruction online.
While we are beginning this school year remotely, we are continuing to prepare for a return to in-person learning. Therefore, we ask that you also complete the forms that relate to our in-school experience.
Please save this email for easy access if you need to revisit any of these forms.
If you are unable to complete this electronically and would still prefer a paper copy, please contact the main office and we will send a packet home with your child.
Glenolden School Virtual Town Hall for Parents
Please join us for a presentation with information about the upcoming school year and a demonstration on Schoology. Topics will include a detailed explanation of student schedules, meal availability, contacting teachers, Schoology (our new learning management system similar to Google Classroom), and information about the reopening of schools.
Please plan on joining one of our webinars on Wednesday, September 9th.
Click on the links below for the session you would like to join
Watch this Video Prior to our Town Hall for a Better Understanding of Schoology!
Materials and Device Pick Up
Use the schedule below to see when you can come to school to receive your child's materials and device. When you arrive, please be ready with the following:
- Any family who has not completed the re-registration process will not receive a device or materials until the process is complete.
- All students must be accompanied by a parent. Every student will be receiving a device.
- Please remain in your car. If you are walking, please form a line and stand by the cones (with 6 feet of separation) on the sidewalk leading up to the main entrance.
- Place your child's name and grade level in the windshield and pull up to the main entrance.
- Students will be receiving a Banker Box with all of their materials to take home. THESE BOXES MUST BE RETURNED WHEN STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING. PLEASE MAINTAIN THESE BOXES AND BRING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN WE REOPEN WITH THE MATERIALS INSIDE. These materials are necessary for in-person learning.
- Everyone must wear a mask and remain in the car or maintain social distance if walking.
Monday, September 14
Grades 6, 7, and 8
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:30
Tuesday, September 15
Grades 3, 4, and 5
11:00 - 1:00
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:30
Wednesday, September 16
Grades 1 and 2
11:00 - 1:00
2:00 – 3:30
4:00 – 6:30
Technology Equipment Agreement
Outstanding Library Books
Video Conferencing Permission Form
As the Interboro School District begins the 20/21 school year, an important component of instruction is the opportunities for our teachers to use audio/video conferencing tools to meet with their students. This includes whole group and small group instruction, and individualized instruction.
It is expected that all parents will respond to this consent form to indicate whether your child will be allowed to participate in audio and video conferencing through our distance learning plan. Participation in audio/video conferencing will remain optional for families. Please click on the button below to access the informational message and complete the form. We are asking that parents complete this form by Friday, September 11th. WE WOULD APPRECIATE ALL PARENT'S COOPERATION IN COMPLETING THIS CONSENT FORM.
Acceptable Use of Internet Policy
Before our students can access the internet at school and utilize the computer-based educational resources, every student and parent/guardian must review the district Acceptable Use Policy concerning student use of computers and the internet. Our classes utilize internet-based programs to enhance lessons and to provide enrichment and remediation opportunities for our students. Additionally, students will be asked to use the internet to complete projects, conduct research, and complete assessments.
Please click on the button below to view the policy.
Once you and your child have reviewed the policy please CLICK HERE to acknowledge you and your child have reviewed and understand the policy.
Each student and his or her parent/guardian must complete this form before the student will be allowed to use school district computers to access the internet.
Reminder to all Families
Please keep your contact information up to date. Below is a link to direction for accessing and updating your contact information through our Home Access Center (HAC). Please go to our district website and log into the HAC and make your phone numbers and email addresses are correct. If you need to update your physical address, that must be done through the registration office at the Administration Building.
PHOTO REFUSAL FORM
Photos and videotape footage of Interboro students involved in various school-related activities are often used as part of the District’s Community Relations to promote our District. Photographs/videotape may be used in District publications such as video productions, newspapers, television, the District website, and other forms of social media, forms such as Twitter.
If for any reason you do not want your child used in any of these forms of communication or on the website please click the button below to complete the opt-out form.
Grab-N-Go Breakfast & Lunch During Virtual Learning
The US Department of Agriculture has extended the Seamless Summer Option program to allow ALL students to receive a FREE breakfast and Lunch for each school day. We will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch bags for students 18 and under through December 31, 2020.
Families are asked to sign up EACH WEEK if they are interested in receiving these meals. If you would like to sign up for meals please look for a link on the District website.
The link to sign up will be open from Monday to Wednesday each week for meals the following week. Meals can be picked up at your community school on Mondays and Thursdays between 2:30 and 5:30 during our period of all virtual learning.
Again, families must sign up each week to continue receiving these meals.
Once we return to in-person learning we will update you on the procedures. At that time, students in need of free and reduced price meals will need to be signed up to receive those meals. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO RE-REGISTER for free and reduced priced meals. There is a link below to register.
After the Seamless Summer Option program
If the free breakfast and lunch program is not extended past December 31, school meal costs will return as follows: breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.70. Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is [$0.30] for breakfast and [$0.40] for lunch.
If you think you might qualify for the free and reduced meal program, please use the link below to complete the application.
If you have questions about food services, please contact Tara Taylor at Tara.Taylor@interborosd.org.
Here are some helpful links for valuable information regarding meal prices, menus, and access to MySchoolBucks for payment.
FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Again, when the free meals program comes to an end, families in need must be registered for this program. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO RE-REGISTER for free and reduced priced meals. The button below will open a link to an application for free and reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. It contains some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.