Glasgow Community Gazette - September 6


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Glasgow Community:

Week two is behind us and we are moving into week three! For me it was a special week because my son had his first day of kindergarten and it was a blessing to hear all about it each day! It’s been a pleasure to continue building relationships with our students and getting to know their hopes and dreams, as well.

Students continue to be vigilant with following the mask mandates and our staff will continue to remind students about our mask and mitigation strategies.  As a reminder, after careful thought and consultation with our team, we have decided to move our Back to School Night to Monday, September 13th, 2021. We will work with our staff and team to develop a virtual BTSN. Teachers and staff have introductory videos and presentations with their important course information that you currently have access to view. You may at any time reach out directly to teachers with questions. 

Arrival, dismissal, and lunch has steadily improved, and we will continue to adjust as needed to support teaching and learning in the safest way possible. As a reminder, the anniversary of September 11th is next weekend. In the coming week we will be acknowledging this anniversary through a special moment of silence and meaningful activities. 

Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend. Also, continue to reach out to me if you are interested in a home visit from myself. Thank you for all that you do for our community that is seen and unseen!

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell,  Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: vlpowell@fcps.edu

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

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Important Dates

Monday, September 6 - Labor Day Holiday

Monday, 9/13 - Rescheduled Back to School Night (virtual, more information to come)

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


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Important Information 

Glasgow Back to School Night - Due to inclement weather, Back to School Night is rescheduled for Monday, September 13. Our rescheduled event will take place virtually in order to help families connect live with teachers and staff. More details to come. In the meantime, check out our Back to School Staff Videos here! 

 

Social and Emotional Learning Screener, Tuesday October 12- This fall, FCPS schools will be administering a social and emotional learning screener to all students in order to assess how teachers, counselors, and staff can better support students’ social and emotional needs. Glasgow students will be taking the 18 question screener in Panther Time on Tuesday, October 12.  Learn more about the screener and review the questions here. To opt your child out of participating in the screener, please complete the opt-out form found here and return to your child’s Panther Time teacher by Thursday, September 30th. 

 

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 https://lcnv.org/. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Donovan at MDonovan@fcps.edu (Spanish) or Ms. Nafisa Mohamed at nmmohamedtah@fcps.edu (Arabic) to register.

 

2021-21 Yearbooks: Our 2020-2021 yearbooks are finally here! We appreciate your patience and understanding as our book delivery was delayed due to production shutdowns related to COVID. We are happy to share with you that we will begin our yearbook distribution NEXT WEEK during Panther Time. Students who ordered a yearbook last year should expect their book to be delivered directly to them during 4th period Panther Time on either Wednesday or Friday. Forgot to order yours? Don’t worry! There are yearbooks still available for purchase. Payment can be submitted on MySchoolBucks located on our Glasgow homepage. Please email our new yearbook adviser, Rushel Grillo, with any questions.

Buying a yearbook is easy!

  1. Go to MySchoolBucks.
  2. Add your child by selecting Glasgow Middle School, and either their student ID or birthdate
  3. You will receive a confirmation email that your account has been established
  4. Look for the Yearbook Sale icon and complete your purchase with a credit/debit card or electronic check

 

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 bit.ly/GMSsummer 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

 

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 dhrivas@fcps.edu

 

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. Parent letters and registration forms are being sent home. Please let me know if you have not received one.

There will be a snack provided by the After School program. The After School Program if 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 gwilliams2@fcps.edu.

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