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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


Q2 Report Cards

Q2 Report Cards will be made available tomorrow, Tuesday, January 12th, through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, as well as sent out in an email through SwiftK12. Please take this time to look over it with your child, celebrate their successes, and have conversations with them where they may need improvement. We are very proud of all of our Buckaroos, and want each of them to achieve success here at Glenn Marlow. Please remember that Q2 grades are not final until tomorrow, January 12th.

If you are having trouble viewing your child’s grade in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please call Karen Galloway, our Data Manager, here at the school at 654-3225. If you would like to request a paper copy of your child’s report card, please contact his/her teacher.

Picture Day

Make-Up Picture Day

Make-Up Picture Day for the Yearbook is planned for this Thursday, January 14th. It will take place from 12 noon – 3:30 pm in the Gym, and students will need to come through the Gym entrance to have their temperature taken before they enter the Gym for their picture.

This is a great opportunity for any new to Marlow students who enrolled after November 5th (our Fall Picture Date). No appointment is necessary, just arrive at the Gym entrance.

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Marlow School Counseling Feedback Form

As we continue to look at ways we can support our students during the school year (whether in Virtual Plan C or not), we are asking all families to complete this brief Marlow School Counseling Program Family Feedback form, put together by our school counselor, Ms. Rachel Malmgren.

This will help us become more attentive to the social and emotional needs of our students, further ensuring that they are successful as they can be. Thank you for your help!

Food for Thought - Dine Out for Education

Food for Thought: Dine Out for Education

The Henderson County Education Foundation is once again hosting “Food for Thought: Dine Out for Education” to benefit all Henderson County Public Schools.

All next week, January 18th – 24th, participating restaurants across the county will donate a percentage of sales to the HCEF. A flyer with all participating restaurants can be found on the HCEF website. Enjoy some great take-out next week, and thank you for your support!

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Stay Healthy!

As we enter into the cold season of the 2020-2021 school year, please make sure that you and your child continue taking the proper steps necessary to stay healthy during this time of year. COVID or no COVID, washing your hands with soap and water, wearing your face covering, keeping your distance from others who may be sick, and wiping down and disinfecting surfaces that may contain germs are just a few preventative steps you can take to ensure your children and your household remain as healthy as possible. Our Buckaroos are reminded each morning during the morning announcements to “remember your 3 W’s.”

Working together, we can stay healthy during this cold time of year. Thank you for so much for your continued support in this endeavor.


Inclement Weather

Winter is on its way!

This time of year holds the threat of inclement weather, which may cause schools to be closed, or in the event inclement weather strikes during the school day, cause students to be dismissed early.

With students across the school system attending class both in-person and virtually, we know parents and families are wondering, “What will the inclement weather day schedules look like this year?” At this time, unless otherwise specified, any delay in school start times or closures will be the same for in-person and remote learners. For example, under a 2-Hour Delay, in-person students would be expected to arrive at school by 10 a.m. and remote learners would be expected to log into their Google Classrooms by 10 a.m.

Please make sure you have up-to-date contact information in PowerSchool so that alert calls can reach you. As well, please be sure you have communicated with your child’s teacher as to how your child will be getting home if school is dismissed early for inclement weather.

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing environment with COVID-19, and to be proactive in preparing our students to the possibility of a change in their learning environment on a moment’s notice, all students (K-5) will be transporting their student Chromebooks to and from school each day, beginning today. Students will also be keeping their Chromebooks with them through the holiday break. Thank you for your help, patience, and understanding through this. We know that this is a change for many of our K-3 students, and we appreciate everyone’s work and collaboration to get through it.

When there is the threat of inclement weather, make sure to check the Henderson County Public Schools website or WLOS’ Closings and Delays website for up-to-date information on any delays, dismissals, or workdays that are announced. Alert calls will also go out.

Stay safe, Buckaroos!

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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.

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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!

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!


2020-2021 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 Jan 12, 2021 @ 7:17 am