Office Hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
In 2014-15 school will start at 9:00. Wednesdays are minimums days with dismissal at 1:00. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, school dismissal will be at 3:40.
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.
June 10 -- Ice Cream Social 6:30
June 11 -- Last Day; 5th Grade promotion 9:40
August 20 -- First Day. Dismissal at 1:00.
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.
Hawk's Eye Weekly Parent Newsletter
Welcome Back to the New Year
We want to welcome everyone to the new year. What you are reading at this time is our weekly parent Newsletter. All students are to bring this home every Wednesday. In the Newsletter we include reminders, policy clarification, congratulations, community events that would be of interest to families, thank you messages, and more. We also have a section on attendance and punctuality where we track weekly data.
We would like to welcome new staff members, new students, and new parents to our school: We are looking forward to a great new year with new students and new staff members!
Bus Priority to Loading Zone; Don’t Park in White or Red Zones; Don’t Load from Red Zones
It is important for all parents who drive to understand that school buses have priority to the loading zone in the front of the school. We ask that parents cooperate by moving their cars to allow room for our buses. Please do not park in red or white zones. It is illegal. It is also not lawful or safe to load from a red zone. Please be courteous and patient in the parking lot. It would help to carpool, use alternate locations, or walk your children to school. The basketball area after school is for two family carpools. Don’t drive in if students are still playing PE.
Dismissal at 3:40 on Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. --
BE ON TIME. OFFICE CLOSES AT 4:00
This year we need all parents to pick up their children on time before 4:00. The office is closed at 4:00 so we now have a 20 minute window. After 4:00, children will be in M-P room for pick up with Mr. Allison.
Wednesday Dismissal at 1:00; Grades TK-5
Please be sure to pick up your children on time each day. Wednesday dismissal is at 1:00. We do not have extended free supervision after school. Kids Klub has openings for before and after school supervision and recreation.
Spriritwear Order Form Going Home Today
Friday is School Spirit Day -- Wear School Colors
We like to show some school spirit on Fridays. Students should wear their Glen Cove T-shirts, fish print shirts or school colors of grey and blue on Friday.
Glen Cove Website
This is our second year with a website. The easiest way to get to the site is through the VCUSD website or you can type www.gces-vcusd-ca.schoolloop.com. Our weekly paper newsletter will still be our primary way to communicate with parents.
Parent Volunteers Needed in Library!!!!
We need parent volunteers to help supervise our students in the library during Accelerated Reader check-out times. If you can help, WE NEED YOU! We very much need volunteers in the afternoons from 1:40 to 3:15. If you can help, even if it is only one day a week, call the school office. There will be other parent volunteer needs that will be discussed in the next newsletter.
Student Assembly on Rules and Expectations
Last Thursday, all students participated in an assembly on the rules and expectations we have for your children at school. There was an emphasis on encouraging students to be kind toward one another; to go out of their way to say or do something nice for other students. There was a discussion about how to handle anger. Students were taught to talk problems through or get help from an adult. We are focusing on three principles -- be safe, be responsible, be respectful. We are using the new district-wide behavior system called PBIS -- Positive Behavior Intervention Support. The idea is to keep all directions to students positive rather than “don’t do this, don’t do that.” We are using lots of rewards to reinforce what we want students to be doing.
School Site Council Letter of Intent
If you would like to be a voting member of the School Site Council, please fill out and return the letter of intent that is on the back of today’s Newsletter. The SSC provided input and oversight to the school plan and Title I budget. Our first meeting is September 9 at 6:00 PM
Vallejo Admirals, 8/28, 7:00 PM Wilson Park 2/1 Tickets!
All VCUSD students and staff can get 2 for 1 tickets ($4:00 or $2:50) to see the Admirals. Tickets at box office. Have fun!
Supervision Before School on Blacktop Area
Only -- Thank you for not going to classes.
At 8:35 we provide supervision for all students on the basketball court area. PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS EARLY!!! Students are not to go to the classroom until the bell at 9:00 -- even with parents. We need everyone in one place to be sure they are supervised before school.
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 3:10 to 3:40 as these are very busy times for the office.
Kindergarten Parent Guide - English
Kindergarten Parents Guide - Spanish