WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2023
Message from the Principal
GLOW Students & Families,
We hope you've had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead!
Please be sure to check out all of the information in the newsletter below. Many of our after school clubs are starting back up this week. Students receive information about after school opportunities in the morning announcement video that are also posted on our website. There are many opportunities for students to get involved at GLOW!
While we have just begun 2nd Semester, it's also time to start thinking about next year. 8th-11th graders will begin registering for HS courses for the 2023-2024 school year in February. We hope you will make plans to attend our Curriculum Night on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM to learn more about the academic opportunities for students in our high school!
We are also in our Open Enrollment Season! If you know a rising 6th-9th grade student who might be interested in GLOW, please share with them the Enrollment Application information found in this newsletter or have them contact Jennifer Wilson-Mathis, our Admissions Director.
Wishing you all a great!
Kate B. Tayloe
✅ UPDATES & REMINDERS ✅
We look forward to celebrating our Seniors and our College Bound Program on Thursday!
Gaggle - Google Monitoring System for Student Safety
Gaggle is a scanning program that reviews student Google files (Gmail and Drive) for inappropriate images and/or content identified by keywords. Gaggle will flag content referencing intentions of violence, drug and alcohol use, sex, self-harm, profanity, hate speech, pornography, etc. It will also analyze images to block pornography and obscene visuals from reaching students.
Gaggle representatives review google files throughout the day and night and send alerts to school administrators. Depending on the type of alert received, if school administrators receive an alert indicating potential student self-harm, parents/guardians will be contacted when the alert is received. If a parent/guardian cannot be reached, administrators will contact local law enforcement to request a well-check on students of alerts regarding threats of self-harm.
All school rules apply to the content on a student’s Google Drive. Students are encouraged to practice responsible digital citizenship and ensure that they are following GLOW's Acceptable Use Policy.
Class of 2026 - College Discovery Day
Please direct questions to Ms. Lexi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Venture Opportunity for the Class of 2025 & 2026
Learn more at ncssm.edu/summerventures.
Applications are due by January 17, 2023 for program dates in Summer 2023.
Please direct questions to Ms. Lexi at email@example.com
✅Enrollment Season is Here!✅
GLOW Academy is thrilled to announce our 2023-2024 School Year Application is now LIVE!
This form is only for new, rising 6th through rising 9th grade students. If your child is a current student attending GLOW Academy, you do not need to reapply.
Siblings of current students will need to complete an application, and may do do by clicking HERE.
Please help us spread the word by telling your friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
Help Us Spread the Word!
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Kirby, Mr. Mitro, Mr. Monroe, or Mr. V.
MLK Day Parade
We invite students & families to join us at the MLK Day Parade in downtown Wilmington, either riding on our GLOW Academy bus or walking. If you are interested in participating, please email Jen Wilson-Mathis.
What is PBIS?
PBIS helps schools create a common language around student behavior expectations and focuses on teaching expectations, preventing problems, and using logical consequences. At GLOW, we have established a common language by identifying 4 key expectations (respectful, responsible, safe, and kind) for all students. PBIS requires that we focus first on educating students about expectations and recognizing students who exhibit these behaviors (respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness).
Students have been provided instruction regarding what it means to be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind in all school environments. When we communicate with students about behavior that requires redirection, we use these 4 key words to communicate with students and re-teach expectations, as needed.
We encourage you to also use the language of GLOW's expectations when communicating with your student about behavior in and out of school. We believe that all behavior (appropriate an inappropriate) can be aligned with these 4 expectations.
🗓️ SAVE THE DATE 🗓️
Book Fair is Back!
Not only does the Book Fair raise money for GLOW Academy, it is a celebration for our students, brings our families together, and encourages lifelong learning.
Volunteers are needed throughout the week. Please take a look at shopping hours HERE and sign up for a shift as you are able. Thank You!
✅ UPDATES ✅
🤧 Cold & Flu Season is Here
Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu, GLOW will be following the recommendations and guidelines outlined by the CDC and New Hanover County Health Department:
Please do not send your child to school if she has or has had:
- fever of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours (must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school)
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- Symptoms that make it hard for your child to participate in school such as frequent coughing, headache, body aches, fatigue, earaches.
- Strep Throat- until on antibiotics 24 hr.
Additionally, tips for staying healthy can be found in the image below!
COVID Testing Available
🌎 OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY 🌎
⭐ GLOW FREQUENTLY REFERENCED RESOURCES ⭐
Click this button to access our Student/Parent Handbook or click on the images below to access some of our most frequently accessed policies.