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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

  • Tuesday, January 25th: Q2 Reports Cards made available via Parent Portal
  • Tuesday, February 8th: GMES Spirit Night at Juju’s Craft Cookery in Mills River
  • Friday, February 18th: Noon Dismissal for Students. It will be “Cozy Day” for students (wear your PJ’s to school)!

Inclement Weather

Winter weather season is upon us, and with it comes the possibility of school closures and delays.

Parents, please make plans ahead of time and communicate them with your children so they understand what to expect during a school closure, school opening delay or early school dismissal. More information on our district inclement weather policies can be found on the HCPSNC Inclement Weather webpage.

With the possibility of school closings and delays, it is very important that parents have up-to-date contact information on file here at the school and in PowerSchool so that we can contact you if need be. Please contact the school at (828) 654-3225 and speak to our data manager, Jo Pittman, with any updates or questions about contact information in PowerSchool.

Thank you for your help! The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.


2021-2022 Yearbooks

The 2021 – 2022 Marlow Yearbooks are now on sale! Visit the Online Yearbook Purchase website and use the Yearbook ID code: 9369122. Yearbooks start at $20, with add-ons available for additional charges. Order now, because the price will go up after January 1st.

If you have any questions about yearbooks and yearbook ordering, please contact our Yearbook Coordinator, Monica Outman, here at the school.

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Backpack Bunch

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 go home with your student each Friday.

If you would like your child to receive food from the Backpack Bunch please fill out the Backpack Bunch Form English, Backpack Bunch Form Spanish or contact the school as soon as possible. Once submitted, these forms are sent to the school counselor, Rachel Malmgren, and are kept completely confidential. Thank you!

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Marlow Spirit Wear 2021

Want to show your school spirit? Grab a Marlow t-shirt (or two)!

The 2021 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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Amazon Smile Account for the Marlow PTO

Last year, the Marlow PTO set up an Amazon Smile account for the Marlow PTO. As the online shopping season runs in full swing, and if you shop on Amazon, you can register the Marlow PTO on Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchases will go directly back to the PTO.

You can register at the Marlow PTO Smile website, or go directly to the Amazon Smile page and search for “Marlow PTO.” Sign up with your Amazon account today, and thank you for supporting our school!

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Substitutes Needed!

Parents: Glenn Marlow Elementary School is looking for some great substitute teachers to be available when our teachers are out. Whether COVID related or not, finding a sub these days can be very challenging.

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. This does not commit you to 5 days a week, all the time. As a substitute, you have the freedom to work when your schedule allows you, and you get to spend the day at the best school with the best students and staff in North Carolina.

Questions about it? E-mail Principal John Hart ( or Assistant Principal Megan Alessi (, or call the school at (828) 654-3225 and leave a message. Thanks so much!

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.


2021-2022 Staff Members of the Year

Congratulations to the following staff members!

Teacher of the Year: Carol Broome
Instructional Assistant of the Year: Monica Outman
Staff Member of the Year: Rachel Malmgren

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 Jan 25, 2022 @ 1:24 pm