Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Flock IS Family (09/06/23)

 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.


(Updated 08/28/23) This Week In GHS Sports
Below is our schedule of events for next week:

(Updated 08/22/23) Students Attending Athletic Events at GHS
All students must follow the rules/expectations below:
  • All high school students must wear/possess their school ID badges at games. NO ID means NO entry to the game.
  • All students must remain in the stands during the game except to go to the concession stand or restrooms.
  • No bags/backpacks will be allowed under any circumstances. They have to leave them in their car or make a plan to leave them somewhere secure outside of the facility.
(Updated 09/06/23) Homecoming!
Homecoming Court:
9th Grade
Grace Burton
Ava Underwood

10th Grade
Connar Deterding
Nyaisa Sommerville

11th Grade
MJ Brawner
Shaina Dickerson

12th Grade - Queen Canidates
Chloe Davidson
Molly Haynes
Rhi Morrow

Monday, September 11th
$10 Ticket Sales during lunch
Spirit Day - Band Tee
Voting for Queen Opens on CANVAS

Tuesday, September 12th
$10 Ticket Sales during lunch
Spirit Day - Underclassmen wear red, Upperclassmen wear black

Wednesday, September 13th
$15 Ticket Sales during lunch
Spirit Day - Twin Day

Thursday, September 14th
$15 Ticket Sales during lunch
Spirit Day - Neon
Homecoming/Fall Sports Assembly 10:35-11:35
Voting for Queen Closes at 3:00 pm
Homecoming Game vs Hillcrest
Coronation Ceremony - at halftime of the football game

Friday, September 15th
$15 Ticket Sales during lunch
Spirit Day - PJ Day
Homecoming Dance 9-11 pm in the GHS Big Gym

(Updated 08/28/23) Glendale Open House and SPS U
Our Glendale Open House will be 09/07/23.  I invite all families to come and meet their student's teachers, see what clubs, activities, and athletics are available at GHS, and see the building.  Glendale Open House is from 5:30-7:30 PM, and is a come and go event.  There will be a presentation for parents that covers eSchool Home Access, Canvas, and the district Strategic Plan at 6:00 PM.  There will be a meeting for seniors and senior parents with our counseling team at 6:30 PM.

Food will be available for those who registered.  We will have Mr. Goodcents sandwiches, chips, cookies, and coke products available for those that have signed up.  

5:30 PM- Open House Begins, Doors Open, and Food is available for those signed up
6:00 PM- eSchool Home Access, Canvas, PBIS, and Strategic Plan informational meeting with Dr. Groves (Optional Meeting)
6:30 PM- Senior parent and student meeting with the counseling team 

5:30-7:30 PM- Classroom Visits

5:30-7:30 PM- Resource Fair, Clubs, Activities, and Athletic Tables

(Updated 09/05/23) News From the Nurse
The Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck will visit Glendale this fall.  If you qualify for their services and are interested in being seen on the Tooth Truck, a parent must complete an application and return it to the school nurse by September 15th.  A link to the application has also been posted on the Glendale school webpage.  See the nurse’s office for any questions.

(Updated 09/05/23) After School Tutoring Information

(Updated 09/05/23) Cheer Fundraiser Information

(Updated 08/22/23) Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
Springfield Public Schools has implemented PBIS across all schools.  PBIS is An evidence-based practice that, when implemented with fidelity, has proven to reduce problem behaviors while increasing prosocial behaviors.  PBIS is a framework for creating safe and orderly learning environments where all students can be academically and socially successful.  Please see below for the GHS PBIS student expectations.  This year during FLIGHT class, students who meet the requirements will be allowed to travel to the cafeteria where there will be music, raffles, and other activities.  

Student requirements for travel are:
  • 90% attendance (Cumulative)
  • No ISS or OSS
  • No D’s or F’s
  • Students who are drafted to a classroom for academic support will also not travel to the cafeteria
(Updated 08/22/23) Student Attendance is Vital to Student Success
Student attendance at school is vital to student success, both academically and socially.  Please make sure your student attend school every day.  Please reach out to Emily Massey for attendance support.  Please see below for the attendance to GPA correlation chart.  Students who attend typically have a much higher GPA.

(Updated 08/22/23) Student Attendance Requirement to Attend Dances
In order to attend a SPS dance, excluding Prom, students must meet the following requirements: 
  • 90% overall attendance (school-sponsored activities do not count as absences) by a determined date prior to the dance set by the high school site administration
  • Must be in attendance the entire school day the day of the dance
  • Must not be serving ISS or OSS on the day of the dance
  • Major discipline infractions may result in non-admittance to the  school dance
The max number of hours a student can miss by 9/8/23 (attendance cut-off date) and still attend the Homecoming Dance on 9/15 is 8.45 hours.  If you have a reduced seated schedule (open blocks, on-line classes, etc…) your total possible hours missed will be less. 

We are working on a process for students and parents to appeal to attend the dance with less than 90% attendance.  That information will come soon.  That appeal will include medical absences with proper medical documentation, and other unique circumstances will be considered. Please look for that information in the next couple of days.

(Updated 08/22/23) Student Attendance Requirement for Final Exam Exemptions
Students are eligible for finals exemption by meeting the following criteria: 
  • 90% overall attendance (school-sponsored activities do not count as absences) per semester
  • Received no ISS or OSS for the semester
  • Passing the class with an 80% or greater prior to the final exam
  • Exempt students may take the final to improve their grade in a class; in this case, the final grade cannot hurt the student’s overall grade
  • Required to attend class during the final exam block and complete optional enrichment tasks provided 
Dual credit, AP, IB, and virtual classes are not eligible for final exemptions.

(Updated 08/22/23) Student Handbooks and Parent Signatures
Student handbooks were sent home on the first day of school.  We are required to collect a parent signature to verify receipt of that handbook.  The signature page is on the inside cover.  Please sign and return that page to your student's first block teacher or the main office.

(Updated 08/30/23) News From the GHS PTSA
It's not too late to join PTSA! Be sure to stop by our table on September 7!

We also need volunteers to help serve food at Open House - on September 7, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please use the link below to sign up to help if you can! 

 Open House Sign Up Genius

(Updated 08/28/23) #GiveBACK Day
📚✏️ Empower a student's journey with knowledge! Join us for #GiveBACK Day in support of Back to School Grants at Glendale. Your contribution can make a world of difference in a student's education. Let's come together as a community and pave the way for brighter futures. Learn more and donate today! 🌟🎓 #supportSPS

Student Device Information
Students will begin being charged student device fees. Below are the device fee items and the charges associated. 

Fee Item

Free/Reduced Lunch

Full Pay Lunch

Case Replacement



Charger Replacement



Device Repair



Device Full Replacement



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 8:40 AM on Wednesdays (8:10 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday).  On Wednesday morning, we provide supervision for students in the cafeteria.

GHS Bell Schedule

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

Free/Reduced Lunch Meal Information
SPS Free and Reduced Meal Application

Fees, Fines, and Other Financial Information
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 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 login, contact the Glendale main office at 417-523-8901, and the 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.

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 lists 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.

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 Ms. Massey 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 online, 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).

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

    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.