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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


Upcoming Dates to Remember


  • End of 2nd Quarter: January 17th
  • No school for students: January 20th and 21st
  • Report cards made available: January 24th
  • Book collection for Smart Start January/February
  • Smart Start Book Sale: Saturday, February 29th
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Safety Tips and Practices

As we begin the “second half” of the school year, please remember these safety tips and practices while at school.  Our number one priority is to keep everyone safe, and although sometimes inconvenient, these practices are in place for everyone.

  • Parents, please remember that anyone signing out a student other than the parents must be on their green contact sheet in the front office.
  • Make sure that everyone brings proper identification to the office.
  • Please do not let your children cross the road/thruway by themselves in the morning or afternoon.
  • In the morning car rider line, once the 8:00 bell has sounded, we will place the blue tardy sign on the sidewalk. Parents, if this sign is out, you must walk your child in and sign them in.

These are measures that we all must take to ensure that are students are safe while here at school. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

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Cold and Flu Season

We have entered into the cold season of the 2019-2020 school year, so please make sure that you and your child are taking the proper steps necessary to stay healthy during this time of year.

If your child is sick, we ask that you keep him/her at home until they have been fever free and/or vomit free for at least 24 hours. Thank you, in advance, for being proactive in these actions that help control the spread of germs and illnesses in our school.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our school nurse, Kim Ball, here at school.

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Substitutes Needed!

Glenn Marlow Elementary School is looking for some great substitute teachers to be available when our teachers are out.  If you are looking to be more involved in the school and get paid for it, getting on the sub list is a great way to do just that.

Questions about it?  Email Principal John Hart, at jehart@hcpsnc.org, or call the school at (828) 654-3225.

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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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2019 – 2020 Student Handbook

Please review the 2019-2020 Student Handbook. This contains all expectations for Marlow student behavior as well as district rules all students must follow. It is very helpful for answering many questions you may have about your child’s school experience for the upcoming school year.

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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


2018-2019 Staff Members of the Year

Congratulations to the following staff members!

  • Teacher of the Year: Stephanie Patton
  • Instructional Assistant of the Year: Rita Hamill
  • Staff Member of the Year: Kim Ball

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

This page was last modified by Dina Waxman on Jan 14, 2020 @ 7:06 am