Glasgow Community Gazette - August 29


Glasgow Community:

Greetings! We have one week down at Glasgow MS! It’s been great seeing our students and Affirming, Assessing and Advancing our students already! Relationship building and truly seeing our students for who they are is important to us! Returning back to school for 5 days is off to an awesome start for the 2021-22SY. We will continue to work with our students on the mitigation strategies we have in place and teaching our students about our classroom procedures. 

Here at Glasgow we know great things happen in FCPS schools every day. Our strong return this August builds upon a foundation of success, and we’d like to share just a bit of that with you, (WUSA – Ready to get the school year rolling & Washington Post – Reunions, touch goodbyes as Fairfax County schools welcome students to classrooms). Also, please make a note of these upcoming important calendar dates. Friday, September 3, and Monday, September 6, are Labor Day holidays for all FCPS employees and students. We hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate a strong start to the school year and enjoy time with family and friends.

Monday, August 30, is an Even Day so students will have their even numbered classes. Transportation is getting smoother both during arrival and dismissal. We will continue to make adjustments, as needed, at kiss & ride and bus dismissal. Students are doing a better job of remembering their bus numbers and working with school staff to find buses in the afternoon line-up. We are working with the FCPS Transportation on any double-back routes to ensure parents are aware. 

Next week we will be working through our procedures with our students for additional cafeteria seating outside since our outdoor tables will be finalized soon. We are also looking to purchase umbrellas for shade that are attached to the tables. We are excited to see everyone at Back-to-School-Night on September 1st at 6:00 PM.  We are hosting a Vaccination Clinic & Resource Fair from 4-6:00 PM (see below for more information). This is a time for our community to connect with our teachers and learn more about the courses our students are taking! Thank you in advance for all your patience, grace and mercy during this time as our staff transitions back for 5 days. We are excited to serve our community with One Voice! 


Victor L. Powell,  Principal


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Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1




Important Dates

Wednesday, September 1 - Community Resource Fair 4:00-6:00 PM; 4:00-6:00 PM FCHD Vaccination Clinic at Glasgow; Back To School Night 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Friday September 3 & 6 - Labor Day Holiday

Week of 9/13 - Late Busses & After School Program Begins

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Important Information 

Glasgow Resource Fair & Vaccination Site - 9/1 4:00pm to 6:00pm (Immediately before Back to School Night) - Please join us for Glasgow’s Back to School Night Resource Fair  & Vaccination Site next Wednesday, September 1st from 4:00-6:00, immediately before Back to School Night! In addition to free Vaccines (Pfizer) for ages 12+ and Vaccine Q&A, there will be community resources including tutoring, extracurricular activities, mental health support, parent education classes, and basic needs resources!  No RSVP required. Back to school night will follow from 6:00-8:00. 


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 on our Glasgow homepage at 12pm on Wednesday, September 1 that introduce families to their child’s teachers and the classes they teach. As a reminder, please make sure you arrive to BTSN with a copy of your child’s schedule either in SIS StudentVUE or ParentVUE

Schedule for Back to School Night Time Event Location

4:00 – 6:00 Community Resource Fair Library

4:00 – 6:00 FCHD Vaccination Clinic Lecture Hall 

5:30 – 6:00 Family Life Education (FLE) Preview Health rooms C137 & B143

5:00 – 6:00 Student Services Meet & Greet Cafeteria

6:05 – 6:15 1st period Classrooms

6:20 – 6:30  3rd period Classrooms

6:35 – 6:45  5th period Classrooms

6:50 – 7:00  7th period Classrooms

7:05 – 7:15  2nd period Classrooms

7:20 – 7:30  4th period (Panther Time) Classrooms

7:35 – 7:45  6th period Classrooms

7:50 – 8:00  8th period  Classrooms

Back to School Night Schedule for ESOL 1 &2

6:00 - 7:00 General Session for All ESOL 1 & 2 Cafeteria

7:05 - 7:15 Electives or HPE Classrooms

7:20 - 7:30 Electives or HPE Classrooms


Family Life Education (FLE) Preview Night - The Glasgow Health and Physical Education department invites parents to come to the Family Life Education (FLE) preview night on Wednesday, September 1 prior to the beginning of Back to School Night. Lesson materials and teachers will be available in the health rooms from 5:30pm-6:00pm.  6th grade presentation will be in room C137A/B and 7th and 8th grade presentation will be in room B143.


Learn English - In partnership with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, we’re proud to offer another Family Learning Program. Are you interested in learning English? Would you like to improve your English language skills? The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is the program for you. Registration will  be on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Classes are free for Glasgow parents, which include all books and assessments. Classes start Tuesday, October 18, 2021, and end December 16, 2021. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Feel free to check out the website for more information If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Donovan at (Spanish) or Ms. Nafisa Mohamed at (Arabic) to register.


Summer Reading Celebration - The library staff has been excited to dust off our collection and get books into kids’ hands during this first week of school.  Please encourage your child to participate in Glasgow's Summer Reading program!  It is a bingo board, with many suggestions for kids to read print/digital books, listen to audiobooks, get active, and be creative. Students can work at their own pace and choose which activities they would like to try! Check out our summer Bingo board at Students can win prizes for participation and  will celebrate their participation at the end of September! Reach out to the library staff if you have any questions.  


How to Report an Absence - If your child is sick or will be absent for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible by reporting an absence. Form submissions are monitored throughout the day by our office staff and your child’s attendance will be updated in SIS for our teachers. You can find the form at the bottom of our Glasgow homepage. You can use this direct link also. 


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


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. 


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. You should have received an activation code in the mail last week. For questions related to ParentVUE, please contact Dana Rivas, registrar, at


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. 

Afterschool Updates

Hello Glasgow Families!

Our 2021-2022 school year is upon us. We’re all excited about the return to school and interacting with our new and returning students. The After School program is committed to providing a safe space for programs and activities that promote academic success, wellness and youth development all while enhancing their social skills. After School will begin Monday, September 13, 2021. The program runs from 2:20 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday (late buses run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). If you’re interested in your child staying after Tuesday/Friday, you’ll need to arrange pick-up no later than 4:45 p.m. There will be a snack provided by the After School program. The After School Program is FREE!

As we get closer to the start of the program, more information will follow. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at

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