GLOW GAZETTE

SEPT 20 2021 - FAMILY NEWSLETTER: GLOW ACADEMY

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

GLOW Students & Families,


We hope each of you enjoyed this beautiful weekend and that you're looking forward to the week ahead!


This week's newsletter is FILLED with important information regarding upcoming events, opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular activities, required immunizations for 7th and 8th graders, and more. Please read through the information below carefully, as we don't want you or your GLOW student to miss any opportunity or important information!


Wishing our students and families another great week at GLOW,

Kate B. Tayloe

Principal

๐ŸŽ“JOIN US FOR PARENT UNIVERSITY๐ŸŽ“

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EXTRACURRICULAR & LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Dance Theater of DREAMS Auditions

Is your daughter interested in dance? If so, this is a wonderful opportunity for your child to audition for the Dance Theater of DREAMS this Tuesday, September 21 from 4:00-5:30 PM at GLOW. Please click on the flyer image to read more, and if your child is interested, sign her up for auditions HERE. You can read more about the Mission & Values of the Dance Theater of DREAMS HERE.


Students must have a ride available to pick them up at 5:30 PM on Tuesday in order to audition.

Step Team Applications Extended

Step Team Applications are being extended through Friday, September 24. Please turn in these forms to Ms. Kat. Students do need a physical to participate. Ms. Kat has applications and physical forms for those students interested. Please see Ms. Kat for more information. Step Team Practices will begin on Thursday, September 30 from 4:00-5:30 PM. Students must have a ride available to pick them up at 5:30 PM.

Student Ambassadors

GLOW is looking for friendly, enthusiastic, involved and committed students to represent our school community by sharing their positive experiences with visitors. Student Ambassadors will have the opportunity to develop their leadership and communication skills by providing tours to guests, donors and potential new students and representing GLOW at school related activities and events. This is an opportunity to hone your networking and public speaking skills and to build a strong resume addition for college applications. GLOW Academy Ambassadors will be expected to maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.7 or higher while remaining dress code compliant.


GLOW Ambassadors will be responsible for:

  • Providing tours to guests of GLOW Academy
  • Creating marketing materials for GLOW to include pictures, Tiktok style videos, etc.
  • Participating in fundraising events throughout the year on and off campus
  • Brainstorming and implementing creative ideas for community engagement at GLOW


In order to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

โš•๏ธ STUDENT HEALTH โš•๏ธ

Required Student Immunizations

7th & 8th Grade Parents,


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.

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Medical Forms & Medications

Please complete and return medical forms for any medications students may need on campus. Medical Forms for school are required each year, so even if you completed a form last year, a new form is required for 2021-2022. If you need additional forms, you can request one from the school or access them at the links below:



Also, if your child has a medical condition that requires an Action Plan, please share the documentation from your child's doctor regarding how the school should respond when your child needs medical attention.

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.

COVID Testing Available at GLOW

We have COVID testing available at GLOW! This means that when your child becomes ill at school, we can save you a trip to the doctor by testing them while on campus. It also means that we will get quick results that can enable your child to return to school more quickly.


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

PRE-REGISTER FOR COVID TESTING

see info above for additional information

๐Ÿ† NOMINATE YOUR TEACHER ๐Ÿ†

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.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26. School pictures will be used for student badges and for our yearbook photos.


Make-ups will be taken on Wednesday, December 1.

๐Ÿ‘šUNIFORM CLOSET SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING LOW!

Our GLOW Uniform Closet is utilized to help students who are not in compliance find the uniform pieces they need to get them back in class quickly; however, our UNIFORM SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING LOW!


If you have gently worn uniform pieces at home that your child has outgrown or is no longer wearing, please help us replenish our closet by donating these items back to the school. These donations can be dropped off by your student to their teachers or in our front office.

๐Ÿงช 6TH GRADE REMINDER FROM MRS. TOMLIN

6th Grade Scientists have a project due on October 6th. This project is worth 20% of their quarter grade. Students may get all supplies from Ms. Tomlin's class. Students may also send items to Ms. Tomlin to be printed if they would like.

โฐ 21-22 SCHOOL HOURS REMINDER โฐ

SCHOOL HOURS & TARDIES

The instructional school day at GLOW begins at 8:05 AM. Students who are not in their classrooms ready to learn at 8:05 AM will be counted tardy. Please ensure that your morning routines allow for students to be on time for school each day.

EARLY CHECK-OUT

While we feel it is important for students to be on campus for the full instructional day, we understand that there will be times when your child has an appointment that requires you to check her out of school early. Because the safety of your child is of utmost importance, please ensure that you bring in your Driver's License or another Photo ID. Students cannot be checked out early until we confirm the identity of the adult who is checking her out of school.

๐Ÿ“ธ THIS WEEK AT GLOW ๐Ÿ“ธ

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