Glasgow Community Gazette - August 15


Glasgow Community:

Greetings! We are excited for Glasgow’s Open House this Thursday, August 19, from 3:00-6:00 PM. If you haven’t already please RSVP before the event using this link Glasgow Fall Open House RSVP Form

Staff is back and hard at work preparing to welcome students to Glasgow on Monday, 8/23 for the start of the 2021-22 school year. We welcomed our new teachers to the building this past Thursday, and we gathered as an entire staff on Friday to kickoff Staff Return Week! The energy in the building was palpable, and we can’t wait for students return!

We also had great time connecting with students, parents, and families throughout our community during “Popsicles with the Principals” last week. Being able to meet, and learn about, students and their families is something that I value deeply.

Glasgow is a devoted school community where we are committed to providing quality classroom instruction for all students. We want our school to be inclusive for our students and families. In addition, Glasgow focuses on the academic, social and emotional development of our students during Panther Time. Lessons focus on empathy, creativity, appreciation, kindness, coping skills, organization, study skills, goal setting and college exploration. We will be highlighting Panther Time lessons throughout the year via the Gazette.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. The images below are from our Popsicles with the Principals this past week. It’s been a treat doing Home Visits every week and having our team in the community this summer! If you want me to visit your family, please email me. 


Victor L. Powell,  Principal


Contact Information:


Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1




Important Dates

Thursday, August 19 - Glasgow Fall Open House, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Monday, August 23 - First Day of School!

Wednesday, September 1 - Back To School Night 6:00 to 8:00 PM

important information

Important Information 

Student Caseloads: - This year we have arranged our caseloads by grade level. Administrators and counselors work together to support students and families, and if you have any questions or concerns please reach out.


PTA Updates - Hello Current and Former Supporters of the Glasgow PTA! We are welcoming back our Glasgow staff with a Grab and Go Breakfast on Tuesday, August 17! 

How can you help?

- Sign up to donate food items – they can be dropped off at the school on Monday, August 16.

- Volunteer to set up on Tuesday, August 17.

- Donate funds to purchase additional items we need.

To sign up, go to donate with PayPal, go to Use the donate button near the bottom right of the page.

Questions? Contact


Glasgow Fall Open House - August 19, 2021; 3:00 to 6:00pm. Our Fall Open House serves as a kick-off to a new school year! Students are invited to come to Glasgow to walk our campus and find their classrooms. Class schedules will go live in SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE for all FCPS secondary students at 6:00am on August 19th. To maintain safe building capacity, we are asking only one family member to join each student for this event. While most teachers will not be present at this event, representatives from our faculty will be available with maps to assist new Panthers navigate Glasgow. We will also have a limited number of school supplies available for students on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Brittany Crumbling at

  1. Before the event, please RSVP here:  Glasgow Fall Open House RSVP Form
  2. After the event, please share feedback here: Glasgow Fall Open House - Feedback Form


Summer Reading Celebration - While we look forward to seeing students on August 23, summer doesn't officially end until September 21. As we head into the last month of summer, we encourage students to participate in Glasgow's Summer Reading choice board, including ways to try new recipes, get active, and find ways to find the right book for every reader. Check out the choice board at We look forward to celebrating our readers at the end of September!


Superintendent Scott Brabrand will be hosting two virtual community Town Halls next week ahead of the start of school: Monday, August 16, from 6 - 7 p.m. (In English) where he will be joined by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, director of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Fairfax County Health Department, Jeffrey Platenberg, assistant superintendent of FCPS Department of Facilities and Transportation, and Michelle Boyd, assistant superintendent of FCPS Department of Special Services. The Town Hall will focus on returning to five full days of in-person instruction for the new school year and layered prevention strategies that will be implemented to help keep students and staff safe. Watch the Town Hall on FCPS’ website or on Cable TV Channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11). Please send your questions in advance to or ask your question live during the event by calling 1-800-231-6359. 

Tuesday, August 17, from 6 - 7 p.m. (In Spanish) The superintendent, joined by two school principals, will answer questions about returning to five full days of in-person learning and measures to help keep everyone safe for a strong return to school. The Town Hall will be streamed live on FCPS Facebook en Español. Please email your questions to You may also send us a message on our Facebook page or leave it in the “Comment” section during the Town Hall.


Mask Guidance: As we begin school FCPS is requiring masks for ALL individuals inside of the building, regardless of vaccination status. 


School Supplies -  In the first days of school, teachers will communicate with students regarding any specific school supplies they will need. Glasgow does not provide a standard list of school supplies for all students as supply requirements for each course will vary. All students will be issued a laptop again for this coming school year. 


Student Schedules - Student schedules will go live in SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE for all FCPS secondary students at 6:00am on August 19th. To view your child’s class schedule when it becomes available, sign up for ParentVUE. We will not be providing printed schedules at our open house.  Sign up here. For questions about ParentVUE, contact Dana Rivas, registrar, at


Required Forms - All students are required to have Emergency Contact Information and Health Information updated each fall. Login to ParentVUE to update Emergency Contact Information. Click here for instructions


Helpful Links: Here Comes the Bus is an app that allows you to track the location of your child’s school bus. MySchoolBucks allows you to add funds to your child’s account for meals, and student fees. 


Free and Reduced Cost Meals - Did you know that free and reduced price meal application forms need to be completed EVERY year? For more information, please click here.


Glasgow Back to School Night - September 1, 2021; 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents and guardians to connect with all of their student’s teachers, counselors, and administrators. This year, in person! Glasgow Panthers and their families will rotate through students’ schedules to meet each of their teachers in their classrooms. In case you’re not able to attend, we will also post videos that introduce families to their child’s teachers and the classes they teach to our school website. More details to come! 


Parent Consent Needed: Digital Resources, YouTube: YouTube provides access to high quality educational videos that support FCPS instructional programs. In order to strengthen our YouTube controls and limit access to non-educational content, we are offering the ability for students to log onto YouTube with their FCPS Google account. With this additional layer of protection, FCPS will be able to implement stricter controls on videos available for student use in educational settings.

Starting September 1, 2021, parental consent will be required for students to access YouTube. Students with parental consent will experience strict filtering of YouTube videos to protect them from inappropriate content when logged in to their FCPS Google Account.

With this parent consent, students will be able to log on to YouTube and access educational videos approved by FCPS staff.

Without parental consent, students will not be able to access YouTube when signed in to Chrome or Edge with their FCPS Google account. In addition, students without parental consent will not be able to access videos approved by FCPS staff, unless those videos are embedded by a teacher into a Google Workspace product (such as a Google Slides presentation or Google Site). For more detailed information, review the FCPS Guide to Student YouTube Access.


ParentVUE - Sign up for ParentVUE if you have not already done so. ParentVUE allows you to access your child’s grades, schedule, attendance, and bus information. Sign up here. FCPS will be sending home activation letters home this week. For questions related to ParentVUE, please contact Dana Rivas, registrar, at


Weekly Glasgow Gazette (News You Choose) - Sign up for our weekly Glasgow Gazette. Each week starting in August, Victor Powell, school principal, will send out important updates about Glasgow happenings, FCPS health conditions, school events, programs, and opportunities for students and families. Sign up here.

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