Good evening Glenn Marlow parents and students – I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful weekend! What a beautiful day it was on Sunday, and I hope everyone got to enjoy it!! The countdown continues; we now have a little less than 1 ½ weeks until the Christmas break and after today, only 2 Mondays left in 2020! Yipee!
Here is this week’s news and announcements:
- 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.
- The Marlow Holiday Spirit Week begins this week!! We are looking forward to showing off our holiday spirit, school-wide!!! Once again, here is the list of days planned:
- Wednesday, December 16th: Holiday Headgear Day (Hats, headbands, etc..)
- Thursday, December 17th: Winter Wonderland Day (Blue and White Day, Sparkles optional)
- Friday, December 18th: Christmas Character Day (Dress as your favorite holiday character)
- Monday, December 21th: Ugly Sweater Day / Red and Green Day (wear your Christmas sweater or dress in red/green)
- Tuesday, December 22th: T’was the Night Before Winter Break (Pajama Day!)
- Whether in person or virtual, we want all our students to participate. Looking forward to a great week!
- In partnership with the Henderson County Education Foundation, our Child Nutrition Services will be providing student meals over the Winter Break. Any student enrolled in an HCPS school may pick up a week’s worth of meals at Hendersonville Middle or Sugarloaf Elementary at the following scheduled pick-up events:
- Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
- What’s included?
- On the Dec. 28 pickup, students will receive a hot late lunch/early dinner meal for Dec. 28; breakfast and lunch meals for Dec. 29, Dec. 30, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1; and fresh vegetable produce provided by Flavor 1st.
- On the Jan. 4 pickup, students will receive a hot late lunch/early dinner meal for Jan. 4; breakfast and lunch meals for Jan. 5 and Jan. 6; and breakfast for Jan. 7.
- Our schools and Child Nutrition staff are especially thankful to the Henderson County Education Foundation for providing supplemental funding so students can have healthy meals while school is out of session.
- As I stated in the Monday message last week, it is important for all of our students finish this first semester on a positive note. The 2nd quarter will end on Tuesday, December 22nd, and I have challenged our Buckaroos to finish this quarter strong and make sure any/all missing assignments are turned in. Parents of 3rd – 5th graders: don’t forget that you can check the Parent Portal in PowerSchool for up-to-date assignments, grades, and current progress. Keep up the great work and finish strong!
- Also along the lines with this time of year is the threat of inclement weather, which may cause school to be closed, or in the event inclement weather strikes during the school day, cause students to be dismissed early. 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 they will be getting home if school is called early for inclement weather. The fewer phone calls coming into the school on a crazy day like that, the better.
- 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.
- As in years past, specific details about any weather-related school closure – and what it means for students and staff – will be communicated in the individual closure alert. Any changes to inclement weather alerts and schedule expectations will be communicated to families by the district.
Thank you for all you do. Have a great evening.