WELCOME TO THE GLOVER SCHOOL
Mary Devlin, Principal
Parent and Staff Updates
Week of August 18, 2014
August 27 K-3 Ice Cream Social/Open House: Glover’s K-3 ice cream social and classroom open house is on August 27th for families to meet their teachers and see their classrooms. For those interested, the 2:00 –2:45 PM ice cream social will be on the playground if sunny, and in the cafeteria if raining. Treadwell’s ice cream will be served with a selection of toppings (no nuts due to allergies). The sundaes are $3.00. (Exact change and smaller bills appreciated.) The classrooms will be open from 1:20-2:00 PM. We request that your children stay with their parents at all times.
September 2 PreK Open House: The preschool staff has been working hard all summer and are excited to be in their new home at the Glover School. Preschool open house will be 9/2/14 AM sessions, SAILS & ACCESS will attend from 9:30-10:00 and the PM session will attend from 12:30-1:00. The first day of school for SAILS & ACCESS students will be 9/3/14.
Emergency Cards: At the beginning of each year, parents need to fill out an emergency card update for each of their children. They should fill it out even if there are no changes. This indicates to the school that they reviewed the information. The update is critical for safety and communication. If they need help with their Aspen Account or have difficulty with the emergency card update - they should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions for parents for many Aspen items can be found on our web site at
Specific instructions for the Emergency Card Update can be found at
Submitted by Mary Devlin, Glover Principal
Things You Need to Know about Glover School
First Week: During the first week of school, we welcome you to drop your Kindergarten and grade 1 children off in the classrooms. On September 8th, the children will enter on their own. Miss Brooke, the counselor, and the teacher should be consulted regarding students with any transitioning concerns into school.
K-3 Entry/Dismissal: Glover children can enter the school as early as 8:05, and classes begin at 8:15. All students line up in front of the main door. Glover dismisses Kindergarten at 2:25, and Grades 1-3 at 2:30. At dismissal time, teachers walk their children to the front door area, and each teacher will define an area to meet. Students being picked up by car are released directly to the drop off zone where staff supervision is in place.
Attendance Phone Line: Glover has a 24/7 attendance phone line that you can access by calling 1-781-639-3190. These messages are checked each morning for late arrivals and absences, often sooner than an email to a teacher. Also, our lunch counts must be in by 8:50 am. When reporting a late arrival, please note the lunch your child wants, if ordering.
K-3 Car Drop-Off and Pick-Up: See attachment with maps and directions. Staff are assigned morning and afternoon to the drop-off area to welcome children. We also have our counselor, Brooke Dusenbury (AKA Miss Brooke), on the walkway just before the portico at entry and dismissal times. Please share the drop-off and pick-up procedures with any family members, nannies, or friends picking up your child.
Pre-School Entry/Dismissal: Our pre-school drop-off is at 8:30 am. The schedules below are the start and end times for each program.
Integrated Pre-School 8:30-11:15 am Session; 12:00-2:45 Pm Session; No Wedn Classes
- Teachers: Laura Weiss & Sandra LeFleur
Access Pre-K 8:30-12:45 M/T/TH/Fr; Wedn 8:30-11:00 (Model students: 12:00-2:45 PM )
SAILS Pre-K 8:30-2:00 M/T/TH/Fr; Wedn 8:30-12:25
- Teacher: Patty Frawley
Safety & Security: The policy of signing in and getting a visitor’s pass will be relaxed on the first week of school. You can help your child hang up their coats and put their things away the first few days. After a few days, let them begin to hang up their coats and put their things away. Starting on Monday, September 8, your child will enter the school on his/her own. All other children will enter the school by themselves.
Safety and security of the school is a priority. Staff will wear pictured IDS. Front doors have cameras and buzzer systems for entry. Visitors leave their car keys in the office, then receive a visitor’s pass. For new parents, staff are directed to question anyone in the building without a visitor's pass. Passes are for parents with appointments or volunteers. When children are entering school, staff are busy greeting children and beginning their day with their students. If you need a few minutes with the teacher, please schedule a meeting when the teacher does not have student responsibilities. Keep in mind that teachers have a busy teaching schedule throughout the day, and
their attention is on the children and their needs.
Parent Handbook, Parent Sign-Offs, and Acceptable Use Policy :The Pre-Kindergarten through grade 6 school handbook is now available online at the Glover website (http://.glev.marbleheadschools.org) under PUBLICATIONS. Our PK-6 district-wide handbook has releases at the end of the handbook which are:
sign-off page acknowledging that you have read the Family Handbook and understand the policies and procedures (required by law),
Acceptable Technology Use Policy (in handbook) and
Internet Publishing Permission and Release.
Please return the signed form to your child’s teacher. For students grade 2 or above, their initials are required. Copies of the handbook and sign-off sheet are now available online. Upon request, hard copies are also in the main office. We encourage you to use the online option for environmental and fiscal reasons.
Crossing the Street—Safety Tips for Walkers: Most parents of walkers accompany their children to school. In grades 2/3, some children walk with their friends. Please review these walking tips. Often the problem is the car that pulls right up into the crosswalk, or the car that wants to move on a green light when a few children are still crossing. The crossing guard is at Maple/Tedesco/Humphrey intersection to keep children safe. Please build street safety awareness on your walk to school with sharing the following safety tips.
Safe Places: Use a crosswalk
Stop: Stay at the curb,
Look: Check for traffic, look left, look right, look left again, check for Walk Signal
Listen For: Cars, Trucks, Sirens, Screeching Brakes
Cross the Street: - Walk straight across—No Diagonals!
After-School Planning: Before school begins, please work with your child regarding after-school plans and play dates. Many calls come into the schools about change of plans. Last minute planning results in the traffic pick-up hold-ups. Encourage your children to make plans and not wait till the last minute. Some parents have a large family calendar to work from.
Specials-Art, Music, Gym, and Library: Every student has art and library weekly, and music and physical education twice weekly. Your child’s teacher will provide the days your child has specials.
Lunches and Recesses:
Glover Lunches and Recesses: Morning recess time is planned by the classroom teachers. Do send in a snack and a drink. Students can fill up their water bottles..
K-3 Lunch & Recess times are below:
K lunch 12:00-12:20 Recess 12:20-12:40 Grade 1 Recess 12:00-12:20 Lunch 12:20-12:40
Grade 2 lunch 12:50-1:10 recess 1:10-1:30 Grade 3 Recess 12:50-1:10 Lunch 1:10-1:30
Buying Milk and Lunches: Please access the weekly menus from our website, http://glev.marbleheadschools.org, by clicking on Departments and then Food Services. Our district website is http://marbleheadschools.org. Lunch and milk costs are still to be set by the school committee. Lunches and milk can be purchased either with cash or check made out to the Marblehead School District Lunch program are encouraged.
Lockers & Non-Wheeled Backpacks: Given locker size, students will be limited in the size of their backpacks. The locker dimensions are 12” W x 13” D x 42” H. Every major brand offers a non-wheeled back pack size that can be accommodated within these lockers.
Aspen for Parents: If you have questions about your portal user account or have problems viewing or accessing your child’s information, please email email@example.com.