Glacier Ridge News

Updating Contact Information

To add/remove/change contact information for your student(s) please follow the prompts through this link found on the Dublin Schools Homepage: https://www.dublinschools.net/ExpressUpdate.aspx
 
This information is populated into CareDox automatically.
 
As stated in the Elementary Handbook:
• If a student becomes ill or is injured during normal school hours, they will only be released to individuals listed on the Emergency Medical Authorization Form.
• Elementary and Middle School students may be released only to a parent whose signature is on file in the school office or to a properly-identified person authorized in Emergency Medical Authorization Form by the parent to act on their behalf.
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Family-Teacher Conferences are Coming!


This is a reminder that family-teacher conferences will occur on February 21st & 27th. You should have received information from your child's teacher about the spring conferences format. Each teacher or grade level format the spring conferences differently. The purpose is to give the families choice and options to be meet your needs. You received an email earlier this year regarding the new structure of our conferences. Each teacher will be addressing three major components: 
1. To share what your child’s teacher has learned about your child.
2. To share the various ways your child’s learning has been observed.
3. To share instructional next steps for your child.
 
In addition, if you have questions that you would like to address with the teacher, please email the teacher ahead of time. Doing so, along with the conference structure, will help make the conference as effective and efficient as possible. If you are not scheduled for an individual conference, but would like one, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.
 
We prefer that students remain at home during conferences, unless you and/or the teacher would like to involve them in the conference. In the past, students have demonstrated difficulty with choosing kind while waiting ?in the learning commons during the conference. ?We understand that childcare can be difficult to secure while you attend conferences. Therefore, if you bring your child those evenings, please have them bring a book to quietly read in the commons."
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Be Well: Parent University Event

On March 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we are partnering with Hilliard City Schools for a combined event titled “Be Well: A Parent University Event by Dublin and Hilliard City Schools” that is focused on student mental health and well-being. We will be offering a series of 50-minute sessions at our new Emerald Campus presented by experts from our staff and our partner agencies. Sessions will include topics such as substance abuse, bullying, coping strategies, academic and social pressure, and many more. On the same day during the same time frame, Hilliard will be hosting sessions at Hilliard Darby. Members of both communities may attend sessions at whichever location best suits their schedule. Please consider joining us for the day, or a for a session or two.

 

The event is free and you can register at this link.

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Father-Daughter Dance by The Scioto Touchdown Club - Feb. 16th

The Scioto Touchdown Club is excited to present the Second Annual Ties and Tiaras Father-Daughter Dance!!!  This years dance will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 7 to 9 PM in the Dublin Scioto Cafe.  The online presale ticket price is $30/couple, and $10 for each additional princess.  Tickets at the door will be $35/couple.  Ticket price includes a tiara and flower for the princess, dancing, and refreshments (nut free and gluten free). We will also have a photographer on site should you wish to purchase a keepsake photo of the evening!  All presale ticket purchasers will be entered into a door prize raffle held at the dance. Click HERE for the flyer.  
 
Tickets available for online presale: https://squareup.com/store/dublin-scioto-touchdown-club
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How do we Communicate at GRE?

There are multiple ways that we communicate from school in order to share valuable information.  Although it can feel overwhelming, each method serves a different purpose.  Knowing the information that you can get from each method or tool will help you stay informed about school news, PTO events and opportunities, classroom updates, and individual student progress. 

Schoolwide Information:

School Weekly Newsletter – The school emails a weekly newsletter every Friday with school events, information, procedures, schoolwide dates, and reminders.  The information in this newsletter will help with your daily interaction and needs between home and school.  

PTO Weekly Newsletter – The PTO sends a weekly newsletter every Monday through the school email system.  The PTO newsletter contains information about upcoming events and dates, sign ups and volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and PTO updates.  

If you are not receiving these weekly schoolwide sources of information, please contact the school office.   

Classroom Information:

Teacher Emails – Some teachers use email as the primary method for classroom communication. Teachers provide classroom updates, important dates, and instructional information.  This is sent directly from the teacher to the class email group.  

Bloomz Classroom App – Many teachers uses the classroom app for communication for whole class information. The purpose of Bloomz is to give families a glimpse into classroom instruction and activities.  It is not always possible to include pictures of every student.   If your child’s teacher uses the Bloomz app, you need to make sure you use the provided code to join the class group.  The Bloomz app can be used for whole class notification or individual private communication.  The teacher will often use the Bloomz app to post pictures of activities and events in the classroom.  Some additional staff (related arts or counselor) may also have Bloomz groups for their communication.  If your child is a member of those groups, you will receive an invite from that teacher. 

Twitter – Many teachers use Twitter to provide information about their instruction and activities.  

Individual Student Information:

ProgressBook – ProgressBook is an online gradebook where teachers post grades, progress information, and grade cards (at the end of each semester).  If you are looking for individual feedback or information on your child’s specific progress in the classroom, ProgressBook is the first place to start.  You will need a registration key to establish an account if you have not set one up yet.  If you need assistance with setting up an account or accessing an existing account, you can contact the school office.  

Family/Teacher Conferences – These are opportunities for the families to communicate directly with the teacher about the individual needs and progress of your child.  Conferences occur twice per year – usually in the fall and winter. If you have specific questions about your child, conferences are a good opportunity to get them answered and understand how to best support the needs of  your child.  It is perfectly acceptable to conference with the teacher at both conference sessions.  Some grade levels also offer opportunities for students to showcase their goals or student work at the winter conference.  

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Reminders From the Clinic


When your child is absent from school during the day due to illness, they are not able to attend evening extra-curricular school activities. Students that vomit must remain home for 24 hours. Students must remain fever-free (without the use of fever reducing medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.
 
The inclement weather day gave the custodial staff time to conduct  extra cleaning and disineffecting of classrooms and communial spaces.  In addition, frequent handwashing is one of the best measures for students to prevent illness.
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Holiday Service Project

Glacier Ridge Book Fair

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Contact Us

 
Glacier Ridge Elementary
Principal:
Pete Kurty
7175 Glacier Ridge Blvd
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-733-0012
Fax: 614-718-8791
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