Glacier Ridge News

Recess Activities

Recess Activities

Students are enjoying the Imagination Blocks and fairy garden at recess.  Thank you to the PTO for providing funding and donations for these items!

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Principal Message

It has been a great first week at Glacier Ridge. We ended our first day of school with a school-wide back to school pep rally. As part of the rally, we talked about our school motto, Choose Kind. For those that are new to GRE, our motto is taken from the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio, with a message that we choose our actions and being kind is a conscious choice. We discussed what it means to choose kind with our student-to-student interactions and being a choose kind learner. We also discussed our Start with hello > Find a connection > Create a friendship initiative. It is so important at the beginning of the school year to help students feel included. I hope all students came home the first day and week and were excited to tell you about their day and the wonderful staff that make GRE special. For those new to GRE, you will begin to hear a lot about choose kind. For those veteran families of GRE, thank you for reinforcing the choose kind motto at home to maintain a consistent message. To learn more about how we use the Positive Behavior Intervention & Support structure to implement the choose kind motto, visit 
Thank you,
Pete Kurty, Ed. D 

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Room Parent Information

Please complete this Parent Information Request Form.  This information will be shared with the room parent(s) to help her/him coordinate classroom events for the teacher.  Your information will ONLY be given to the room parent(s) as part of whole class communication. This eliminates the need for the classroom teacher to communicate items for the room parent(s).  You will also have the option to indicate if you have an interest in being one of the rooms parents this year. 

Completing this form is optional.  However, it is strongly encouraged so you can receive important information from the room parent(s).

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School Safety

School safety is our first priority. We conduct monthly drills including fire, tornado, and safety. With regard to safety, we do much more than the traditional lockdown drills, and we do our best to balance safety, calmness, and normalcy for students while doing them. We want kids to know that there are many trustworthy adults here and it’s a safe place to be without causing them to be fearful. Students are orderly and calm during drills and we all take them very seriously. We have a school Crisis Team and a Threat Assessment Team. The district places a high emphasis on school safety, and Glacier Ridge is no exception. 
All of our doors are locked throughout the day, and parents are required to enter the lobby and buzz in prior to entering the building. Please do not be offended when our office staff asks your name and intentions, it’s all part of our district safety procedure.
If you plan to volunteer at Glacier Ridge, you should complete a background check. It’s free, takes about 5 minutes and the link can be found on the District website > District Information > Volunteer Information.
All students are supervised at all times during the day. We have a minimum of three staff members per grade level on duty during recess and multiple staff are always on duty for entry and dismissal. Our School Resource Officer visits us once per week to check in. Human eyes and ears are the highest quality security system. If you see something unusual, please call our office and report it immediately.  
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Back to School Forms

Remember to complete the Back to School forms as soon as possible.  Simply click on the button titled, "2019-2020 Back to School" on the GRE website (top left of page).  See username information below: > Back To School (left side of webpage)

Username: Student ID number (of your youngest student)

Password: Student birthday m/d/yyyy (only 1 digit for m and d unless two digit date)

Please also complete the Emergency Medical Authorization (EMA) forms that you received in a CareDox email.  The EMA forms must be completed prior to your child attending any fieldtrips.  Our first fieldtrips begin in a few weeks with a visit to the Metro Park.  
Please also complete the GRE forms: Due, Friday, August 23

Glacier Ridge Paper Forms Packet (sign and return)

-Glacier Ridge Metro Park Permission Form (yellow)

-Emergency Early Release Form (blue)
Walker/Car Rider form if your child walks to school or is picked up by car: 
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Lunch at GRE

Students have a total of 45 minutes for lunch and recess. After 15 minutes of lunch, students have the option to stay inside to finish eating their lunch or go outside for recess. This schedule allows students the flexibility to have more time to eat, if needed. However, if they are finished eating, they can take advantage of the time to get extra exercise at recess. This flexibility allows us to meet individual students' needs regarding eating and exercise. We communicate to students that they do not have to rush to eat their lunch in order to go outside for recess. It is important for students to eat slowly and eat their full lunch. We reinforce this with students heavily at the beginning of the year. Please have a conversation with your child about this as well. Please also remind students that they are not allowed to share food for the purpose allergy safety. In addition, please do not send glass containers with your child.
The price of student lunch is $2.55 including milk; milk only may be purchased for $.50. You can prepay for your child’s lunch using EZ Pay online (with a fee) by going to GRE Website > Student & Parent Resources > EZ Pay or by using the DCS app. 
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Holiday Service Project

Glacier Ridge Book Fair

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Contact Us

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

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