Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Flock IS Family

Hello Glendale High School Families,
I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your student with us this year, and for allowing us to have a chance to impact their life in a positive way.  This blog will serve as a tool to communicate important information to Glendale families.  This is not all inclusive, so please check out social media and the school website for information.

Glendale High School Mission and Vision
Mission: To inspire personally-driven, community-focused, and globally-connected learners.
Vision: Learners refine their unique abilities to positively impact our world.

Wednesday Is Late Start
Glendale High School teachers participate in professional learning weekly, on Wednesday mornings.  Students may still arrive at the normal times, but their school day does not start until 8:00 AM on Wednesdays (7:30 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday).  On Wednesday morning, we provide supervision for students, 9th grade will report to the small gym, 10th grade will report to the auditorium, 11th grade to the big gym, and 12th grade to the cafeteria/commons area.

Student Drop-off and Pick-up
As you may have noticed student drop-off and pick-up can be challenging for a school of nearly 1,500 students.  The circle drive in the front is the area of most concern.  We are having new signs made to help with traffic flow.  Please be aware that the right lane is for student pick-up and drop-off.  The left lane is for thru traffic, and to park in the parking spaces.  This will allow for cars to move through the lanes.  Please be careful, and drive very slow to protect our drivers and our students.

Tardies and Truancies
Tardies and Truancies will begin to be counted this week, 08/30/21.  Students must be at school, and in class on time.  Parents will receive communication if their student is tardy or truant.  Please help us support your student by making sure that they are on time, and at school!

This Week In GHS Sports
Below is our schedule of events for next week:

Chess Club and Magic the Gathering Club 
Chess Club and Magic the Gathering Club will start on Tuesday, September 7th from 2:30 to 3:30 in Room 204 for any student interested.

School Picture Days
School picture day for Grades 9, 10, and 11 will be on Wednesday, September 8th in the Auditorium.  Students will be called to the auditorium throughout the day according to the alphabetical order of their last name.  If a student is online, they can come into school to have their photo taken anytime between 7:30 am and 2:00 pm.

School picture days for seniors will be on Thursday, September 9th in the Auditorium. The tux and drape portraits will be used in the school yearbook. Seniors are asked to wear either an undershirt or tank top for easy changing between tux or drape or cap and gown. Lifetouch uses sanitation measures to mitigate the spread of illness. Seniors will be called to the auditorium according to the alphabetical order of their last name. If a student is online or offsite for part of the day, they can come into school to have their photo taken anytime between 7:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Student Council Sign-Up
The Student Council sign-up form has been shared with all students on their Student Now CANVAS page.  If your student is interested in joining student council please have them sign-up and pay their $10 dues.  Dues can be paid on-line on the My School Bucks site or you can pay by cash/check at the Glendale Financial office before/after school or at lunch.

A+ Program Updates
The A+ Program provides scholarship funds for eligible graduates to attend most Missouri community colleges and technical schools. In addition, several four-year Missouri colleges and universities offer their own scholarship for A+ qualified students. Last year our A+ graduates could earn as much as $10,000 towards their college tuition and general fees. 

Glendale makes the A+ program fun by providing promotional activities and events each school year. Each year we have around 50% of graduates qualify for the A+ program. For more information about the Glendale A+ Program students can check out their A+ CANVAS course which list A+ Program Resources, visit the A+ website or follow us on Twitter @glendaleAplus.

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Cofield, Glendale A+ Program Coordinator.

After School Tutoring
After School tutoring is available daily from 3:00-4:00 PM.

Red Days in Room 239 with Mrs. Patton
Blue Days in Room 108 with Ms. Snegur

Youth Resource Fair

TSA and FBLA Information
We would like to invite all students to become a member and participate in TSA and/or FBLA this year with 40 TSA events and 60 FBLA events that cover topics that are directly, or in support, of concepts already being covered in classes they are taking. Meetings will be both in Room 301 and on Zoom for those that are unable to attend - with our first meeting to choose from: Sept 7th or Sept 9th at 2:30pm until 3:20pm.

Leadership and Community Service are the focus as we move through the year to earn a spot to compete at the different conferences.  Membership is $24 for becoming a member in both TSA and FBLA or one for $12.  If you need financial assistance to join, we will help - we want these opportunities to be accessible to all students.

Visit our website on CANVAS to become a member, signup for reminders, view the calendar, and explore the activities and events planned! 

Thank you for supporting student academic opportunities at GHS!

Fees and Fines
To pay off your students fees online or with a credit card, please follow the instructions below for an easy way to pay.

Getting started is a simple three-step process!
1. Download the app or visit the My School Bucks Homepage homepage and click on “Sign Up Free”.
2. Create a user profile with your email address, establish a password, and set up your security questions.
3. Add a Student to your account using the student’s name and date of birth or student ID number.   Note:  student ID numbers can be obtained by contacting the school.
Now you’re ready to make payments! 

Student Home Access (eSchool Gradebook)
If you do not know your log in, contact the Glendale main office at 417-523-8901, and office staff will provide this information. 

Then go to or  and click on the  Family Home Access Center link. You will then be prompted to enter your username and password.

Glendale PTSA Information and Upcoming Meetings
Our Glendale PTSA is amazing!  Our staff and students are so thankful for all the things that the Glendale community does to support our school.  Please consider joining Glendale's PTSA!

GHS PTSA Membership Form 2021/22

GHS Bell Schedule

Red/Blue Day Calendar
Please utilize the below calendar to help navigate the red and blue days.  

The Branch
Students needing free food, hygiene and/or clothing supplies…  GHS is proud to have The Branch Hygiene, Clothing, and Food Outreach Program inventory available to our students at no cost!  Please see Mr. Faucher or Mrs. Patton for any needs.

Student Grades 
Please check your student's grades for seated courses in eSchool.  We will continue to post student grades in eSchool.  It is vital that students start strong.  Please check your student's grades on-line, and communicate with your student's teachers.  Our goal is that all students are academically successful, please encourage your student to submit all assignments.

If your student is taking a LAUNCH course, or is fully virtual, their grades will be kept updated in Canvas.  

eSchool is where you see your students grades (completed assignments) and Canvas is where you see what they are doing, and what they will be doing (current and future assignments and learning).
Grades & D/F Phone Calls
Grades in eSchool are the official grades for seated students.  GHS will continue sending phone messages to the homes of students who have a D or F in any of their classes. If you haven't started checking eSchool grades please do so.  If you receive the phone call please check eSchool to see what class(es) your student has the D/F. We also recommend you contact the teacher with questions, concerns, or you feel an error has been made.

For clarification, the report used to determine who receives these calls runs at 4:30 a.m. 
the day you receive the call. It is possible teachers update grades during the course of the
day. Again, please check eSchool on a regular basis and direct questions to the teacher(s).

Academies Information
Glendale High School is in the THIRD year of College and Career Academies. Two years ago we implemented the Freshman Academy Model.  This year, the Freshman Academy work continues, and our sophomore and junior students are engaged in an Upper Academy.  Glendale has three Academies, STEM Academy, Business and Law Academy, and Technology and Design Academy.  

Check out this website for more information: GHS College and Career Academies Information

Glendale and SPS Information GHS Website:  GHS School Website
2021-22 Springfield Public Schools Calendar: SPS School Calendar 2021/22

Please remember we are here for you and your student. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at 
any time.

For questions, please call 523-8900.