• Reopening Schools, Next Week, Hot Spots

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 10/2/2020

    GA Community, 

    We are SO excited that we currently have AZ Health Metrics that support us reopening schools on Oct. 19.  We are hopeful that our community health metrics continue to support us opening in a hybrid model (half the student population on campus at a time).  To prepare for that possible opening, we need your help!  

    Return to In-Person Learning Information and Survey

    GESD is committed to the safety of our students and staff.  At this time, our benchmarks are trending towards a hybrid model (A/B Schedule). If data remains favorable, we project, we will be able to open our schools on October 19th. As we begin to solidify our plans for a possible reopening with the hybrid-learning model, we need more feedback from our parents/guardians. Your input will help us know how many students we can expect to return to our schools beginning on October 19th.
    We have:
    ● Met Maricopa County’s health and safety benchmarks for a hybrid model;
    ● Developed a comprehensive mitigation plan, which includes updated health and safety protocols;
    ● Secured professionals in the cleaning and sanitization/disinfectant supplies for the health and safety of students and staff;
    ● Invested significantly in sanitizing/disinfectant supplies and PPE for the health and safety of students and staff;
    ● Begun mandatory health and safety training for staff;
    ● Developed daily social/emotional classroom lessons;
    ● Provided more detailed answers to frequently asked questions;
    ● Set a specific date to reopen our schools for our hybrid learning model (October 19); and
    ● Developed the following hybrid model:
    o A/B Schedule
    o Monday and Thursday by last name of A-L
    o Tuesday and Friday by last name of M-Z
    o 5-hour school days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to allow for less exposure
    o Start times follow the traditional calendar, ending times will be modified (7:45-12:45)
    o Independent Distance Learning Wednesdays (7:45-11:45)
    Please click the link below to access the survey.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GESD_Return_to_School_Hybrid

    Oct. 5-9 Student Schedules

    Teachers will be setting up their classrooms to prepare for in-person instruction next week.  Thus, student schedules may be impacted by the cancellation of some of the live Google Meets opportunities with teachers.  PreK-3/Related Arts students may have canceled live instruction on M/W/F and 4-8/Special Education may have canceled live instruction on T/Th/F.  All students will continue to have learning opportunities for all days through learning packets and Google Classroom work from teachers.  Teachers will communicate with parents/students through Google Classroom if they have variations in their schedules planned for next week due to getting our school ready!  Thank you for your flexibility.  

    Hot Spots Available

    We continue to have hot spots for internet connection available for check out.  If your family does not have internet connection or is experiencing challenges, please contact your child's teacher to arrange pick-up of a hot spot. During hybrid learning, students will be expected to continue engaging online at home using a district-issued Chromebook for learning and assessment.  

    Thank you for choosing Glendale American. We are incredibly proud to serve you and your child(ren).  Please look for further communication as we get closer to reopening on procedures for health and safety as we reopen schools.  

    Best, 

    Dr. Troutt, Principal 

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  • Chromebook Pickup Tuesday, April 14th

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 4/10/2020

    After hearing from many parents regarding conflicts with picking up a Chromebook for their family on Tuesday, April 7th, we decided to offer one more opportunity!  

    2nd Date for Chromebook Pickup

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  • Chromebook Deployment Tuesday, April 7th

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 4/4/2020
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  • Events Suspended

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 3/13/2020

    Due to COVID-19, all campus events are suspended until further notice.  This includes our upcoming family picnic and music concert.  Please see attached letters for additional details of our district's efforts to be proactive through this time. 

    COVID-19 English

    COVID-19 Spanish

    COVID-19 Arabic

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  • Upcoming Events!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 3/9/2020

    This week is Parent-Teacher Conferences!  Come be part of your child's education.  We are looking forward to connecting with you!  Because of conferences, we have moved our Coffee Talk/PTO meeting to Thursday night at 5:30 in the library.  Join us to hear some tips to help your child be successful on their state testing and to connect with other parents interested in supporting our school.  While you are there, be sure to check out our book fair too!

    March 11-13 HALF DAYS for P-T Conferences

    March 16-20 NO SCHOOL Spring Break

    March 27 Family Picnic During Student Lunches

    April 2nd: K-5 Spring Music Concert (DATE ADDED!) 

    State Testing Schedule: 

    3/31/20 AzM2 Writing (Grades 3-8)
    4/7/20 AIMS Science Part 1 (Grades 4 & 8B)
    4/8/20 AIMS Science Part 2 (Grades 4 & 8B)
    4/9/20  AIMS Science Part 1 (Grade 8C)
    4/10/20  AIMS Science Part 2 (Grade 8C)
    4/13/20 AzM2 Math Part 1 (Grades 3-8)
    4/14/20  AzM2 ELA Part 1 (Grades 3-8)
    4/15/20  AzM2 Math Part 2 (Grades 3-8)
    4/16/20  AzM2 ELA Part 2 (Grades 3-8)
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  • State Testing Schedule!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 3/2/2020

    See below for important dates for state testing for students in grades 3-8!  

    3/31/20 AzM2 Writing (Grades 3-8)
    4/7/20 AIMS Science Part 1 (Grades 4 & 8B)
    4/8/20 AIMS Science Part 2 (Grades 4 & 8B)
    4/9/20  AIMS Science Part 1 (Grade 8C)
    4/10/20  AIMS Science Part 2 (Grade 8C)
    4/13/20 AzM2 Math Part 1 (Grades 3-8)
    4/14/20  AzM2 ELA Part 1 (Grades 3-8)
    4/15/20  AzM2 Math Part 2 (Grades 3-8)
    4/16/20  AzM2 ELA Part 2 (Grades 3-8)
     
    Please make sure your student is in school on time these days!  It is important that they get a good night's sleep so they can show what they know!  
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  • Upcoming Events!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 1/24/2020

    1/28 Peter Piper Pizza Night 67th/Peoria Location 4pm-8pm--Join PTO at 5pm for a chat! 

    2/11 PTO MEETING IS CANCELED--please join PTO at Peter Piper on 1/28! 

    2/17 NO SCHOOL

    2/27 Incoming Kindergarten Registration Night AND K-5 Friendship Dance Event (Note date change on K-5 event--more details to follow)

    March 2-6 Dr. Seuss Week

    3/10 Coffee Talk/PTO Meeting 5pm 

    3/12-3/13 Parent Teacher Conferences 

    3/16-3/20 NO SCHOOL spring break

     

     

     

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  • Great time at Donuts with Santa!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 12/18/2019

    Thank you to all of you who joined us last night at Doughnuts with Santa!  We appreciate you supporting Student Council.  A special thank you goes to Santa for joining our fun!  If you ever have a need for Santa, his contact information is as follows: 

    Magical Moments 
    (602) 309-1920
    ~Santa Portraits~
    Please see awesome photos 
    of his many creative work, link:
     
    Santa
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  • Schedule Change This Week!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 12/16/2019

    Reminder

    Just a reminder that Wednesday is a full day of school!   Students will start their holiday break early on Friday at 11:45 (HALF day of school).  Thanks! 

     

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  • Donuts with Santa!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 12/12/2019

    Doughnuts with Santa

    Come join us for a wonderful evening with Santa at Glendale American on Tuesday, December 17th from 4:30-6:00pm.  The entrance fee is $1.00 per person which includes a Santa visit/picture, activities and crafts, and a doughnut/hot chocolate (while supplies last).  All proceeds will go directly to the Student Council. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.

    Donut

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