Marlow Monday Message, August 31st, 2020

Henderson County Public Schools News

Good evening Glenn Marlow parents and students, this is John Hart with your Marlow Monday message for Monday, August 31st, 2020.  Where has August gone?  Here we are, beginning Week #3 of remote instruction, and again, I continue to be amazed by the work, engagement, and participation from all of our Buckaroos!  Keep up the great work! With the Labor Day holiday approaching on Monday, September 7th, a three-day weekend is on the horizon.  Let’s make this week a great one!

Here are this week’s news and notes:

  • As stated in the school-wide message that went out last night, At the September 8th meeting of the Board of Education, the Board will consider a recommendation for students to return to a hybrid face-to-face and virtual learning model.  In order for this Plan B recommendation to be fully considered, it is very important that we know two key details: 1) Do you plan to send your child/children to school for face-to-face instruction or will you enroll in the fully remote, virtual learning option for the first semester; and  2) If you do plan to send your child/children to school, will they ride the bus to and from school each day?  This week, your teacher or a Marlow staff member will be contacting you via email or by phone to confirm your response to each of these questions.  A summary of all school information will then be presented to the Board of Education at the September 8 meeting.
    • I recognize that there are still many questions out there that we cannot answer at this time.  Please know that the data we are collecting now will help us formulate what Plan B will look like, should the Board consider that at their meeting on September 8.  If you would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.
  • During this new remote learning period, we recognize that students are in all different learning environments, facing all different types of challenges.  And as you have heard from the beginning, this remote learning is much different than it was at the end of last year: assignments and homework are now due, assessments are being assigned, and grades are now being given. And because this is such a big change from last spring, it is important that students understand how much their participation, interaction with their teacher, and completion of assignments will be key in their success during this time.   Students – you hold the key to your success — Be the best Buckaroo you can be, and make it happen!  We all want to see and help you achieve success, and celebrate the victory with you in the end!
  • Continuing at Glenn Marlow this year, and extended to all our Buckaroo families, is an initiative called the Marlow Backpack Bunch. Through the generosity of local churches, organizations, and parents, this anonymous program is designed to assist families who could use some extra help with food for their children on weekends. Food bags can be picked up from the front office at school on Fridays beginning September 11, from 12-3:30 and include food and snacks for families to supplement their meals over the weekend.  If you would like your child to receive food from the Backpack Bunch please fill out this Backpack Bunch Google Form  as soon as possible. Once submitted, this form is sent to the school counselor, Rachel Malmgren, and is kept completely confidential. Thank you!  (Please note, if your family enrolled in this program for the 2019-20 school year, you will automatically be re-enrolled unless otherwise noted.)
  • 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!
  • As a resource to all of you, HCPS has provided a link on their website specifically for Remote Learning Technology Support for Students and Families. If the phone line for Tech support is unavailable, please feel free to call the school.

From last week:

  • In partnership with the Henderson County Education Foundation, HCPS is sharing a map of business and organization locations within the community offering free Internet access for HCPS students.  This Google Map online version will be updated as new locations are added; click on the location points for hours of service and/or WiFi password, if applicable.  A PDF version of the “Internet Map for HCPS Families” will be published by early next week. Families will be able to request print copies of the most recent PDF version from school, if you’d like.
  • The Marlow Media Center is open for business!  Students can send an email to Ms. Waxman (dfwaxman@hcpsnc.org) to set an appointment (M-F, 12:30 – 3:00) to come into the Media Center and check out books.  Students can also fill out a Library Book Request Form that is located in your child’s Media Center Google Classroom. If you are unable to get to school to pick up your books that you have checked out, please contact Ms. Waxman to make further arrangements.
  • Parents please do not forget to turn in your Free and Reduced lunch forms this week, if you see fit.  Not only do these forms provide eligible families free and reduced lunches, but they also help secure federal funding for our school 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 at the Free Lunch Application Site, 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 “Meal Applications” icon and then click on the Lunch Application icon.  Thank you in advance for your help.

Keep up the great work. Thank you for all you do to make Glenn Marlow a special to learn and grow.  Have a great week.   JHart

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