Office Hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
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.
September 3 -- Back-to-Schol Night 7:00
September 15 -- ELAC 9:15; SSC 6:00
September 17 -- Picture Day
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
Thursday, September 3, 7:00
Back-to-School Night will be Thursday night, September 3. We will start at 6:30 with a presentation on our Title I programs. At 7:00, there will be a short welcome message from the principal out on the plaza where all staff members will be introduced. At 7:15, parents will go to classrooms and hear a brief presentation by teachers about the year’s planned program. Many families have more than one child at Glen Cove School. To assist these families, each teacher will give two presentations. At 7:35, a passing bell will ring. At that time parents will have the opportunity to visit another classroom if they choose.
Back-to-School Night is for parents to learn about their child(ren)’s class. WE WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO FIND BABY-SITTING ARRANGEMENTS. Supervision on the yard is not provided and it gets dark!! Also it is difficult for children to be in classes during presentations that are designed for an adult audience. WE WOULD ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMEND WALKING OR CARPOOLING. We will open up the basketball courts but this will not be enough. As a reminder if you are bringing your car, please park around the perimeter first and don’t block the main entrance.
School Site Council (SSC)-- Parent Members Sought -- Please call office if interested!!!
Glen Cove receives School Improvement funds from the State of California to enhance the general program for all students. At this time those funds are used to pay for our Teacher Leader, and professional development for teachers.
A requirement of these funds is that we have a School Site Council comprised of parents and teachers to review our program, monitor results of our improvement efforts and provide input and guidance regarding future efforts.
If you are interested in being a voting member of this council, please return the form that was sent home last week or call the school. We need at least 5 parents to attend 5 meetings during the school year. The first meeting will be on September 15, at 6:00. Meetings are open to the public. (So far no one has returned a letter of intent to join the SSC.)
Boxtops for Education -- Please collect these and turn them in!
Names on Clothing!!!
Already we have a pile of lost clothes. Please be sure your child’s first and last name are on jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, etc. If there is a name on something, we can get it back to the child.
Return Emergency Cards!
If you have not already done so, please turn in your emergency information card(s) to the school. We must have one for each child. In the event of an emergency we need accurate contact information.
PLEASE PICK UP STUDENTS ON TIME AT 3:00 MTTF AND AT 1:30 ON WEDNESDAY!
PTA Executive Board Slate of Officers
The following parents have shown an interest in being on the PTA Executive Board with their positions as follows:
President -- Bet Canaya
Treasurer -- Nastassia Degraffenreid
Secretary -- Oliver Mincey
VP Volunteers -- Vanessa Mincey
Membership -- April Merlino
Historian -- open
Auditor -- Mark Quig-Hartman
Member at Large -- Denise Michel
We will hold a confirming election on Thursday at the Back-to-School Night. Thank you to parents who have volunteered to be our PTA Executive Board. The proposed program and budget are on the back of the newsletter today.
PTA Fund-raiser -- Brochures Going Home Today
We have a new fund-raiser for the PTA starting today. It is called Signature Fund-raising. There are brochures with ordering directions coming home with students today. This is not a door to door sale. Please participate. The money we earn funds all our PTA activities such as family events and assemblies. Thank you.
Very Poor ADA for Second Week 90.6%
We had 137 students absent last week which is an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 90.6%. There were 54 students who were truant. There were 95 students late for school last week. ADA should be at 96%!!! Please be sure your child is in school and on time everyday!
BE ON TIME PICKING UP YOUR CHILDREN. THE OFFICE CLOSES AT 3:30.
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 8:15 and 9:00 and 3:00-3:30 as these are very busy times for the office.
Kindergarten Parent Guide - English
Kindergarten Parents Guide - Spanish