Glasgow Community Gazette - September 12


Glasgow Community:

Greetings! I hope you had a restful weekend. Last week FCPS and Glasgow recognized the 20th anniversary of September 11 by holding a moment of silence. Additionally, we presented a lesson on September 11 in our Panther Time classes. We also want to speak up against any anti-Muslim bias and ensure all our students safety and wellbeing are felt.

I spent this past weekend hanging out with my family, celebrating my wife’s birthday and taking care of my own mental health by staying consistent with my 6AM workouts on the weekend! I recently finished “The Vanishing Half'' by Brit Bennett and now I am looking for a new book, if anyone has any recommendations please let me know.

COVID mitigation continues to be a priority at Glasgow. We have added additional outdoor and indoor seating for students to use during lunch.  In addition, FCPS and the Health Department recently shared their plans to streamline asymptomatic, vaccinated students’ return to school when identified as a possible close contact, which should speed up the process for some students to return, as needed. 

At Glasgow, we have been lucky enough so far that we have not had a lot of cases that resulted in the identification of close contacts at school.  Nevertheless, we are refining our structures to ensure students continue to have access to learning should they be identified as a possible close contact.

As a reminder, our Virtual Back To School Night is on Monday, September 13th, 2021. This week is Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement. There are 15 religious and cultural observance days that have been designated in the 2021-22 school year calendar.  For more about religious and cultural observance days, take a look at this announcement from back in March 2021. 

As always, please let me know if you would like me to visit you with a Home Visit this year! My goal is to stay consistent with ensuring we are getting out in the community and going to our families to ensure our community and school partnership is strong throughout the school year and beyond. Please let me know if our team or myself can support in any way. Please contact me or our team if you have any questions. Thank you.


Victor L. Powell,  Principal


Contact Information:


Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1



Important Dates

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 was rescheduled for tomorrow, Monday, September 13. Our rescheduled event will take place virtually in order to help families connect live with teachers and staff. 

Please follow these directions below to access your child’s classes:

  1. First, login to Chrome using your child’s ID  Then enter their password.  (You MUST be logged into Google Chrome as your child, or your child’s Schoology account will not work.)
  2. Then, go to (this gets you into Schoology)
  3. Enter the child’s FCPS username (just the ID number) and password again.
  4. Click Sign in.
  5. Click “Course Dashboard” at the top to find the class meeting you’d like to join. 
  6. Following the scheduled period order and times (Period 1, 3, 5, 7, 2, 4, 6, 8) click on your child’s teacher’s course.
  7. Click Zoom on the left side.
  8. Join the meeting of your scheduled period/time and click Join (on the right side)

Back to School Night Schedule:

6:00 – 6:15 - 1st Period                                                                                  

6:20 – 6:30 - 3rd Period                                                                                      

6:35 – 6:45 - 5th Period                                                                                

6:50 – 7:00 - 7th Period                                                                                 

7:05 – 7:15 - 2nd Period                                                                               

7:20 – 7:30 - 4th Period (Panther Time)                                                

7:35 – 7:45 - 6th Period                                                                                 

7:50 – 8:00 - 8th Period 

Teachers also make Back to School Videos in case you’re unable to attend: Check out our Back to School Staff Videos here! 


Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)  Application Process for Eligible 8th Grade Students: The application will open on Monday, October 25th at 4:00pm and close on Friday, November 19th at 4:00pm. Detailed information is posted on the TJ Admissions Office website: Please contact the TJ Admissions Office by email ( or phone (571-423-3770) or the Glasgow TJ Liaison, Counselor Gregory Frantz ( with questions.


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 If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Donovan at (Spanish) or Ms. Nafisa Mohamed at (Arabic) to register.


2021-21 Yearbooks: Our 2020-2021 yearbooks are finally here! 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 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.  


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!

Monday, September 13th, we start our after school program.  Our activity and club offerings will increase as we move into the school year. Schedule updates will be added to the Activities and Descriptions page on our main Glasgow Website. As a reminder, The After School program runs from 2:20 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday (late buses run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). On Tuesday and Friday, you will need to arrange transportation no later than 4:45 p.m.

On the first day, we will be offering Homework Hotspot, Club Glasgow, Basketball, Chess Club, Ping Pong/Table Tennis.

After School sign up will take place during each lunch period.  Students will be able to come on stage, sign up for the activities that are being offered that day.

If you need the Registration Packet, or have any questions, please contact me at

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