Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Flock IS Family (02/14/24)

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 02/13/24) 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 01/30/24) Senior Send Off Note

Senior Sendoff (Formerly Project Graduation)

This year we are excited to announce a new endeavor at GHS! Senior Sendoff is a two-hour celebration for the graduating class of 2024 that will take place on May 18 from 2:30-4:30 pm here at GHS. After much deliberation by the district, it was determined that it was time to form a new tradition, and this will take the place of Project Graduation. During this two-hour celebration Seniors can expect the opportunity to play games, take pictures, win prizes, eat food, and maybe...just maybe there might be a dunk tank involved. Most importantly, this event will provide a final chance for our seniors to say goodbye to each other and GHS. Help us create a lasting memory for them by getting involved by volunteering to help at the event, by making a financial contribution, or by purchasing an item from our Amazon Wish List!
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The planning committee is gearing up!  If you would like to volunteer or be included in the planning emails, please email

(Updated 02/08/24) Alumni Art Show
(Updated 01/29/24) From the Branch

(Updated 01/10/24) World Language Test of Biliteracy
Is your student proficient in more than one language?   If the answer to this question is YES, then he or she may qualify to take the Seal of Biliteracy test which can earn up to eighteen free credit hours at qualifying universities.  The GHS Foreign Language department will be administering a test of biliteracy (the AAPPL exam) on Tuesday, March 5th in the library.  If your student is proficient in both English and another language, please encourage him or her to talk to Mrs. Dinamarca in room 324 to see if they qualify to take the exam. Deadline to register is 2/17/2024.

(Updated 11/17/23) District and School Text Messaging for Student Contacts
If you previously opted out of receiving text messages and would now like to receive them, text START SPSR12 to 23177 and also to 53291.  The 53291 opts you in for general messages and the 23177 for emergency messages.

(Updated 10/23/23) Food Deliveries Are Not Allowed By Restaurants or Delivery Companies
Students will no longer be able to order food to be delivered to Glendale High School during the school day, beginning Thursday 10/26/23.  Having food delivered by vendors and delivery drivers creates an unsafe situation at school. To ensure the safety of our students and staff we will no longer accept deliveries by restaurants or delivery companies.  Food that is delivered to school will be sent away with the delivery person.  The school will not be responsible for the food orders.  All students have been notified that food deliveries will not be accepted.

(Updated 12/11/23) Capital Campaign and Thank You to Our Donors- From PTSA
Greetings, Glendale families, 

Glendale PTSA raises money to meet the needs of our teachers, staff and students that are not met through the regular school budget.  Please see the letter below to donate.

After School Tutoring Information

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
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.

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
Final Exam Exemption Information
Students are eligible for final exam exemption by meeting the following criteria: 
  • 90% overall attendance (school-sponsored activities do not count as absences)
  • 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 exam grade cannot hurt the student’s overall grade
  • This is an academic based incentive, and therefore there are no attendance appeals 
Dual credit, AP, IB, and virtual classes are not eligible for final exemptions.

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.

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.