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Office Hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm


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Important Information

In 2015-16, school will start at 8:30. Wednesdays are minimums days with dismissal at 1:30. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, school dismissal will be at 3:00.

Attendance Rules Summary

It is important for parents to understand the rules on attendance.  Children can only be absent for three reasons: illness, doctor's appointment, or bereavement for immediate family.  If a student is not in school for any other reason, they are marked as truant.  Parents must call the school or write a note to verify an absence. It is also a truancy if a child is late by more than 30 minutes or picked up early by more than 30 minutes without a valid reason.

Please do not plan vacations on school days or to extend a weekend.  This is not legal.  Your child misses school and learns that schoolwork is not important.  We very much want to improve our attendance and our student achievement -- both go together.


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Calendar Summary

August 19 -- First Day of New Year -- 1:30 Dismissal

August 20& 21 - Minimum Day -- 1:30 Dismissal

September 3 -- Back-to-Schol Night 7:00

September 15 -- ELAC 9:15; SSC 6:00

September 17 -- Picture Day









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Welcome to the Glen Cove Elementary School Website.  We hope that you will find and be able to access useful information about the school.  As a reminder, each week we publish a newsletter that all children bring home.  This is and will continue to be our primary means of regular communication.  We post the content of the Newsletter below each week.  The Peachjar feature on the top left hand of this page has flyers from the community that would be of interests to families.  Just click on the icon.

Hawk's Eye Weekly Parent Newsletter

Bell Schedule for Next Year -- 8:30 Start Time;

3:00 Dismissal Time for Grades 1-5 on Regular Days; 

Minimum Day Dismissal will be 1:30 on Wednesdays and other minimum days. 


TK and Kindergarten will start at 8:30 and dismiss at 12:30 everyday through Thanksgiving.


Start of the Year August 19th with an 8:30 AM start time and 1:30 Dismissal Time;

Class Lists Posted 12:00, August 18; 

The first three days of next year will be minimum days with dismissal at 1:30.


All Wednesdays next year will be minimum days with a dismissal time of 1:30.  The earlier dismissal time will be for teachers to have more professional development and planning time. 

Noon Duty Supervisors Needed for Next Year.  If you would like to work at your child's school for a couple hours during lunch, we very much need additional supervisors and substitute supervisors.  If you are interested, please apply online at Edjoin.org.  You can call the district Human Resources Departments at 556-8921 and they can help you with the process.

 PTA Excecutive Board Members Needed. -- We have had a wonderful PTA for many years.  Their children are now going to the middle school level.  We need a new group of parents to step forward to be the PTA.  Please let us know in August if you are interested.  We will also need parents on our School Site Council and English Learners Advisory Committee.


Principal’s Letters to the Community – Glen Cove Celebration

The end of the school year is upon us.  We would like to celebrate our collective accomplishments with you.  As you know, we have been working collaboratively to make our school exemplary, and to ensure that all of our students have great learning experiences each day.  We have several things to celebrate, but just wanted to highlight a few:

Full Service Community Schools

This year at Glen Cove we had J.R. Matulac as our Academic Support Provider as a part of the Full Service Community Schools concept.  J.R. did a great job with School Success Team (SST) meetings with parents and staff to create action plans for students.  We provided counseling services through A Better Way, had two health nights, a student leadership team, tutors from the Maritime Academy, and much more.

21st Century Skills

This year we have increased the number of computers for classes in preparation for Common Core Testing.  We now have two mobile labs and one lab in a room.  We are beginning to teach students typing.  We are also beginning to use the computer aspects of our new math program.

Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum

This is the second year of implementation of Common Core Curriculum.  The heart of this reform effort is for students to be able to think at higher levels, to reference non-fiction text such as science, and to be able to explain their thinking in mathematics.  Our new math series is particularly challenging for students and teachers.

Active Parent and Community Engagement

We have had an outstanding PTA for several years that has sponsored many music assemblies, parent evenings such as Ocean Night, and social events such as Moms and Muffins and the ice cream social.  Our School Site Council has done a great job with Title I and LCAP funding plans.  We have started to get new participation on our English Learners Advisory Committee.  We continue to have a weekly newsletter and our website that is updated weekly.

Positive School Cultures

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is the heart of our school discipline system.  We focus on positive expectations for students with lots of rewards and praise.  When there are problems we use Restorative Justice techniques to repair relationships.  Classes use community circles to create a sense of family and of caring.   


I would like to thank my staff, parents, students and community partners for making this a great year.  You have all been major contributors to our success.  Enjoy your summer.  We look forward to seeing you next years, as we continue building upon our culture of excellence.


Spiritwear on Fridays

For school spirit, students are to wear spiritwear T-shirts or our school colors, blue and grey, on Fridays.


In order to register your child at school you must bring your child's birth certificate, shot records, and proof that you reside within our school boundaries. Before the start of the school year, come to the office any time between 8:00 and 3:00. After the start of the year, please avoid coming between 8:45 and 9:30 and 3:30-4:00 as these are very busy times for the office.

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