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Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School

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A legacy of learning, a community of excellence.

Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School serves children in Mills River and Fletcher communities.  Since the birth of our school we have enjoyed great successes and growth. There are many ways to judge an institution’s performance.  We believe that our community shines in all categories.  Our children come from loving and supportive homes. This in turn makes working with children and parents a joy.

We are proud of our beautiful facilities. Marlow’s staff is second to none with twenty-two teachers having National Board Certification.  Every employee at Glenn C. Marlow works hard to make children’s educational experiences positive ones.  Many on our staff have won awards and recognitions, such as:

North Carolina Principal of the Year
Outstanding Bus Driver of the Year
Four District-Level Teachers of the Year
Fulbright Scholar to Japan
Who’s Who Among American Teachers

We hope you find Glenn Marlow Elementary to be a warm, inviting and caring school where children are encouraged to reach their maximum potential. Our staff’s priority is your child’s safety and education.

Student hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Office hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

COVID-19 virus

COVID-19 Symptoms Flowchart

Now that we are back in school, please be sure to take a look at this document from the NC DHHS regarding COVID-19 screenings and protocols in schools.

Ultimately, if your child is sick or feeling sick, please do not send him/her to school. In the long run, “playing it safe” and keeping students home during this unprecedented time will hopefully keep everyone healthy and moving forward.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Mr. Hart directly, or to our school nurse, Krista Nelson.

School Lunch

Because of a federal waiver passed a month ago, school breakfast and lunches are free for all students. Students may bring their own lunch, should they choose.

A lunch menu is available on the HCPS website, under the Child Nutrition tab for Parents. Take Home Meals will also be available for students on Friday. G3-G5 “Group A” students will have Take Home Meals available on Mondays and Thursdays, and G3-G5 “Group B” students will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. KI-G2 students will have their Take Home Meals every Friday.

If you would like a Take Home Meal for your child, please complete this quick survey, and Robin Bryans, our Cafeteria Manager will take care of you.

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Marlow Spirit Night at Papa John's

Save the date For Wednesday, October 14th, as Papa John’s in Mills River is hosting a GMES Spirit Night! Order your pizza from Papa John’s that night and a portion of all proceeds will go back to our PTO! Deliver or carryout, enjoy a Papa John’s Pizza on Wednesday, October 14th!

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Plan B Details

Important information about our Plan B school days:

  • Beginning next Monday, September 21st, Pre-K to G2 students, as well as our Intensive Intervention students, will return to in-person instruction, five (5) days a week, 8 am – 3 pm, unless they have chosen the Remote Learning Only (RLO) option, in which they will continue to attend school virtually from 8-12.
  • On Thursday, September 24th and Friday September 25th, our G3-G5 students will return to face-to-face instruction on a hybrid, A/B schedule. Students in Group A (Last names A- K) will attend school on Mondays and Thursdays, and students in Group B (Last names L –Z) will attend school on Tuesdays and Fridays. G3 – G5 parents, if you have any question as to which group your child is in, you may contact their teacher for confirmation. Once again, if you have chosen the Remote Learning Only (RLO) option, please be sure to complete the enrollment form through the HCPS website.

Other pertinent information you need to know:

  • Masks are required for all students at school and on the bus.
  • All students will have their temperatures checked upon arrival at school.
  • Water fountains will not be available, so water bottles are encouraged and can be filled at our water bottle filling stations.

As we get closer to in-person instruction beginning next week, more information will follow this week as it pertains to everyday operations of the school day. Stay tuned.

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Plan B Bus Route Information

Good Afternoon Marlow Families!

Our Plan B bus route information is now available. Please visit the Plan B Bus Route post for more information about bus stops and times for AM/PM for A and B days of the schedule.

Due to health and safety guidelines set at this time, bus routes have been limited to one student or family per seat. Please take a minute to look over the bus route schedule to find your estimated time of pick up and drop off. These times are subject to change, and it is recommended that you give or take an additional 5-10 minutes ahead and after the estimated times.

If you have any questions as you prepare for Monday (for K-2 students),Thursday (A Day students), and Friday (B Day students), please do not hesitate to reach out to Ms. Alessi at or (828) 654-3225.


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Marlow Spirit Wear Now Available

The 2020 Marlow Spirit Wear link is now live, and ready for consumers! Special thanks to Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More for their partnership.   Order your Marlow spirit wear today!

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Blaze How-To Videos

Here are some videos to help you out with some beginning-of-the-year things, starring Blaze, the Marlow Mascot!

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Free and Reduced Lunch Forms

Parents, please do not forget to turn in your Free and Reduced lunch forms this week, if you see fit. Free and reduced lunch forms were sent home last week in the drive-thru Orientations, as well as being handed out Kindergarten and First Grade Orientation. These completed forms help us receive federal funding to help pay for teachers, tutors, and instructional resources for our students. A reminder to look at the chart on the front of the form, and as stated earlier, if you see fit, please fill out the form and return with your child.

Free and reduced lunch forms can also be completed online on the Free Lunch Application website, so you may submit your form that way if you so choose. The link may be reached through the HCPS website: click on the Apple “Menu” icon, choose “Home,” click on the “Meal Applications” icon, and then click on the Lunch Application icon.

Thank you in advance for your help.

School Supplies

2020-2021 School Supplies Lists

Dear Marlow families, it is almost back-to-school time!

The Grade Level School Supply Lists for the ’20-21 school year are now available. Please know that these school supplies are to be used by your child, and your child only. There will be no sharing of supplies.

Given that we are beginning our school year remotely in Plan “C,” families should also plan and be prepared with the needed supplies for in-person instruction, should we go to that model at a later date.

If you are in need of any school supplies, please do not hesitate to contact the school, or email our Guidance Counselor, Ms. Rachel Malmgren at, and she will gladly assist.

Thank you so much!


2019-2020 Staff Members of the Year

Congratulations to the following staff members!

Teacher of the Year: Bryan Vaughn
Instructional Assistant of the Year: Jo Pittman
Staff Member of the Year: Dina Waxman

We appreciate all you do and all you have done for our Buckaroos!

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Glenn C. Marlow Named 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

We at Marlow are so excited to announce that Glenn Marlow Elementary School was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing Schools!!!

We are one of only 8 schools in NC to earn this distinction! This is such an awesome and tremendous honor that we all need to be proud of.  Everyone – staff, students, parents, and community members– is a part of this recognition, because working together, we earned this– go Marlow Mustangs!

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Marlow Monday Messages

Every Monday, we send out our Marlow Monday Messages to let you know of any upcoming events, important information, or amazing things here at our school. But did you know that we keep copies of our messages on the Marlow News Page on the Marlow website? Make sure you stay up-to-date on the great things happening here at Glenn Marlow!

Our website has a lot of useful information for our parents, students, and community, including school schedules, class pages, and our master calendar. Please visit our website to see what else it has to offer!

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Creating a Parent Portal Account in PowerSchool and Setting Email Notifications

Parents and families– interested in keeping up with your child’s grades, growth, and attendance at school?

You can create a Parent Portal account in Powerschool, which will allow you to access your child’s information at home. Not only that, but you can also set up e-mail notifications, so all new items go straight to your e-mail inbox. This is a great way to keep track of your child’s grade in class, days your child has missed, and more.

Tutorial videos are available below to assist you in creating a Parent Portal account, and in setting e-mail notifications. Please check them out!

Creating a Parent Portal in Powerschool

Setting E-mail Notifications

This page was last modified by Dina Waxman on Sep 29, 2020 @ 10:46 am