Brightbytes Survey

BRIGHTBYES SURVEY: Attention Glenburn School parents!
The district will be using Bright Bytes survey data to assess the technology needs of our staff and students. Below is a link for parents to participate in this process. The more individuals we have complete the survey the more powerful the data is. Data from this survey will play an important role in the district’s ability to continue to support and/or enhance the technology at Glenburn School. This survey will be open until the 30th of May and takes only a few minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation.

Link to survey:  http://www.BByt.es/3L3ZP

Winter Plowing Quotes Wanted

The Glenburn School Department is now accepting quotes for winter plowing. For details please contact Cindy Morgan at the Central office at 942-4405.

School Budget to be Presented at Council Meeting

Glenburn School Department Superintendent, Christine Boone would like to announce that on Thursday, May 3rd, at 6:00pm, the Glenburn School Board will meet with the Town Council to present the 2018-2019 School Budget.
On Thursday, May 10th, at 6:00pm, there will be  a joint meeting of the School Board of Directors and Town Council Members in which both School and Town Budgets will be presented.
Both meetings will be held at the Glenburn Town Office.
May’s regular School Board Meeting will be held on the 15th at 7PM in the Glenburn Town Meeting Hall.

Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey

The Comprehensive Needs Assessment is a new requirement for all districts in the state of Maine. It must be submitted no later than July 1, 2018. This is a 5 year plan. We will not have to go through the process again until 2022. This Schoolwide Plan is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to improve the entire educational program in a Title I school. Title I provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement of the Maine Learning Results. The plan consists of: Data Collection and Analysis, Professional Practice, Personnel Policy and Procedures, Family and Community Engagement, Accountability, Coordination, Evaluation and Reevaluation and Fiscal Requirements.

We would like to share the sections of the plan that have been completed so far. Please look over the information and if you have input that you would like to add, we welcome you to do so! After each section, there is an area where you can add your feedback.

Link to Part 2:  https://goo.gl/forms/zh5uhZ8xUqSS2q5q2

Pre-K and Kindergarten Packets Now Available

PRE K & KINDERGARTEN PACKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE

Attention all Glenburn Residents!

Parents and Guardians may stop into the School Office anytime between the hours of 7:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday.

PreK Paperwork return date is April 4th at 6:30pm in the Glenburn School Library/Media Center.

Kindergarten Screening will take place on May 3rd and 4th. We will schedule your screening appointment when picking up your registration packets.

To be eligible for PRE K for the 2018-2019 school year, your child must be 4 on or before the 15th of October, 2018 and not 5 before the first day of school.

To be eligible for Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, your child must be 5 on or before the 15th of October, 2018.

March 16 Calendar Change

CALENDAR CHANGE: Friday, March 16 has been changed from a teacher workshop day to an early release day. Students will attend school that morning and be dismissed at 11:30.

School Board Member Receives Community Award

Congratulations to board member Stephen Rich on receiving the 2018 Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award. Check out the video below for more information.

Link to video

Substitutes Wanted

The Glenburn School is currently looking for substitute teachers. Applicants must have a current Criminal History Records Check through the State of Maine, Department of Education. To apply, please send completed substitute teaching application to the Superintendent of Schools. Applications are located on the Glenburn School web site, www.glenburnschool.us, as well as a link for information for obtaining your CHRC. You may also obtain an application copy by stopping into the Superintendent’s Office located at 991 Hudson Road, Glenburn.

Maine Fingerprinting Link

http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/approval-instructions.html

Sports Schedule Week of January 15

Here’s the sports schedule for the week of January 15. link to schedule

Student Synergy Logins Enabled

Dear Parents and Guardians:

After many months of development, today our teachers and middle school students logged into our new online Synergy program.

Synergy is an academic program that allows you and your child to have full access to student grades, homework assignments, class projects, class schedule, teacher comments, school information and attendance. At any time you can log on to your personal account and get a complete profile of your child’s progress here at school.

First off, your son or daughter needs to share their login password with you. Once this is done have them navigate through and show you each one of Synergy’s student profile variables.
Walking through the classes today I could see just how much the kids enjoyed seeing their work and effort displayed on StudentVUE. In the future there will be a parent password which will allow you to log on at any time.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like to learn more about our Synergy program, then please do not hesitate to call.

Sincerely,

Thomas F Sullivan