Marlow Monday Message, August 23rd, 2021

Henderson County Public Schools News

Good evening Glenn Marlow parents and students, this is John Hart, principal of Glenn Marlow Elementary School with your Marlow Monday Message on this Monday, August 23rd. Wow! What a great day we had today…We saw lots of ‘smiling eyes’, heard lots of laughs, and saw all of our Buckaroos already hard at work to begin the school year. I cannot tell you how proud I am of THEM, and what they accomplished today. We are looking forward to seeing the ‘second half’ of our Kindergarteners tomorrow! The 2021-2022 school year is officially off and running!! Here is this week’s Monday Message:

  • This week’s “Marlow Shout-Out” goes to our school custodians, Mr. Eddie, Ms. Tammy, Mr. Kendrix, and Mr. Shaun. These four individuals have put in a lot of work and sweat making our building look great, and now that students are back in school, keeping the school looking great. As well, they put in the extra effort to clean rooms and accidents throughout the day, keeping us all safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Thank you Eddie, Tammy, Kendrix, and Shaun for all your hard work! We appreciate you!
  • 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!
  • In the past, HCPS parents/guardians used a district-specific “Information & Media Opt-Out Form” to opt out of sharing certain student directory information, which is their right under the federal Family Educational rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). (Reference U.S. Department of Education). Beginning this Fall 2021 semester, HCPS is eliminating its district-specific form since the N.C. Department of Public Instruction has standardized the student directory opt-out procedures across NC school districts through PowerSchool’s Parent Portal.
    • As of the 2021-2022 school year, all “opt outs” in HCPS will be informed by parent and guardian answers to the required Parent Portal screening questions.Answering “No” to the ParentPortal screening Question 1: “Do you grant permission to allow directory information for non-commercial purposes?” will exclude your child’s directory information (including name and photo) from use in all of the following:
      • School yearbooks
      • Media coverage of school activities / student awards
      • School / district newsletters
      • School / district social media
      • Published honor roll lists
      • Published graduation announcements and lists
      • StudentAccess library service through HCPS
    • Parents/guardians will be prompted to indicate their preferences in the Parent Portal at the beginning of each school year, and may update those preferences at any time. Parents or guardians without Parent Portal access should contact their school’s data manager to create a Parent Portal account, or request a paper copy of the NCDPI screening questions. If you have any questions about the Parent Portal and Media Opt Out, please call Mr. Hart or Ms. Karen Galloway at the school, 828-654-3225. Thank you!
  • The Glenn C. Marlow PTO welcomes all kindergarten and other new parents to the BooHoo / Yahoo! Breakfast on Wednesday August 25th starting at approximately 8:10 am in the cafeteria. Sign in at the office and then join us for coffee and treats (and tissues if needed), learn about the PTO, meet other kindergarten and new parents. Ask questions you may have about PTO or general questions about the school/kindergarten. We hope to see you there!
  • As a reminder, our amazing Marlow PTO has also set up an AmazonSmile account for the Marlow PTO. As the online shopping season is always running in full swing, you can shop on AmazonSmile (I mean who doesn’t, right?!?…), register the Marlow PTO on AmazonSmile account, and a portion of your purchases will go directly to the PTO! Sign up with your Amazon account today, and thank you for supporting our school!
  • Parents, please do not forget to turn in your Free and Reduced lunch forms this week, if you see fit. Even though all school meals (breakfast and lunch) are free for all students this year, this form helps GMES secure federal funding to help pay for teachers, tutors, and instructional resources for our students. Paper copies of this year’s form is being sent home with every student. 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, so you may submit your form that way if you so choose. Go to the Lunch Application website to do so. 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. As always, if you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact the school at 828-654-3225.


Thank you for all that you do, and have a good evening. JHart

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