Welcome to Central School

Welcome to Central School



We are excited to share that our students are now able to use text messaging to reach out for help for themselves or friends at any time of day or night. Text-a-Tip allows students to find anonymous, immediate help if they are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, depression, difficult family situations, bullying, or any of the many challenges they face today. Text-A-Tip is staffed with local counselors provided by LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs), a non-profit organization focused on promoting healthy family relationships and preventing alcohol and drug use and other risky behaviors by youth.

For additional information about Text-A-Tip, please click here.

7th Grade iPad Orientation

As communicated through previous emails, we have set the dates listed below for our 7th grade students to attend a 1:1 iPad orientation.  If you have not already done so, please do schedule a time for your son or daughter.  If the dates listed below do not work with your child’s schedule, our technology team will work with him/her either the first or second day of school to ensure they have their iPad as soon as possible. 

Monday, August 21

Friday, August 25

Once you click the registration link, you will be asked to enter your child’s first and last name, grade level and preferred orientation session.  Also, all students and parents must read the 1:1 iPad Policies, Procedures and Information packet and bring a signed copy of the Student Pledge form to orientation.  The form can be found on page 10 of the packet. 

Orientation Registration

1:1 iPad Policies, Procedures and Information
Policy, Procedures and Information

If you have any questions about this program, please call our main office. 

Service Animals

This school year, a service dog will be supporting a member of our Central School community. The service dog has undergone extensive training to meet the specific needs related to the student whom they support. Service dogs are recognized as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you have any questions please contact Valerie Lamberti (lambertv@glencoeschools.org), Director of Pupil Services.

Traffic Procedures

Morning Drop-Off Procedures:
•  On Greenwood Avenue, form one car line on the right side and remain in this line until your child exits the vehicle. 
•  Once in front of Central School, all children should exit on the right side of the vehicle.
•  Students can be dropped off at any point along the front of Central School, regardless of the door students use to enter the building. 
•  Do not drop-off on South Avenue between Greenwood Avenue and Grove Street
•  Vehicles should enter the left lane and proceed south on Greenwood Avenue when departing.
•  Do not use or block the fire lane or leave cars unattended.

Afternoon Pickup Procedures:
•  When picking up children from Central School, use the right lane only on Greenwood Avenue.
•  Move your car as far south as possible on Greenwood Avenue when waiting for your child.
•  As the car in front of you moves forward or enters the exit lane, pull forward to keep the pickup line moving as far south as possible. 
•  Use the left lane only for exiting the area.
•  Do not park your vehicle on Hazel Avenue. 
•  When waiting for your child to exit the school building, do not block crosswalks or local driveways.
•  Do not use or block the fire lane or leave your car unattended.

Alternatives to Consider:
•  If possible, have your child walk to school.
•  Identify an alternative location that is not directly in front of Central School to drop off or pick up your child.
•  If possible, avoid turning south on Greenwood off of Hazel, as this creates difficulty entering the drop off/pick up lane. 

Safety Reminder

Please remind your child with the following safety tips as they walk/bike to and from school:

- Continue to look both ways when crossing at the intersection until you finished crossing
- Walk your bike while crossing at the intersection
- Do not talk or text on the cell phone while crossing at the intersection
- Be careful when crossing at driveways
- Do not run, chase, push near and on the street

Go-To-School Night (Grades 6-8)

Go-To-School night for grades 6-8 is scheduled for September 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  During this evening, you will visit each of your child’s classes, including lunch.  The evening will begin with Advisory at 6:30.  During advisory, you will meet your PTO representative and receive a schedule and a map of our school.  At 6:40, you will be dismissed to your child’s first period class.  Each period will last seven minutes allowing teachers to detail important elements of his or her program.  You will have a four-minute passing period, just like your son or daughter.

Please remember to visit all classes, and if you have trouble locating a room, feel free to ask any of our student leaders who will be positioned throughout the building.  Also, remember that parking will be limited so arrive early and carpool if possible.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 14.

Physical Education

Once again, students in grades 6-8 may purchase a required physical education uniform for $20 dollars during PE on either August 28 or 29.  This uniform should be kept in a PE locker that will be assigned, along with a lock.  As a reminder, students must keep their PE locker locked when not in use.  Students are asked to bring cash or a check made payable to Glencoe Public Schools.

Bring Your Own Device

Our “Bring Your Own Device” program during the 2017-2018 school year is for students in grades 5 and 6.  As a reminder, students in these grades are able to bring a laptop computer or a tablet to school to use for educational purposes only.  Please remember that this program is optional and students are NOT required to purchase a device.  If a student wishes to participate, he or she and a parent must sign a permission slip.  For students in grade 6, if a permission slip was already signed, a new one is not necessary.  Permission slips can be found below and returned to the Central School office. 

Permission Slips

Interscholastic Sports Procedures

The information below pertains to our interscholastic sports program.  As a reminder, our student athletes must provide a medical release or have a current physical on file before participation.  The medical release is posted below.  Feel free to contact Nurse Ross with questions about medical information. 

Sport                             Grades           Tryout Dates

Girls’ Volleyball           7 and 8             8/29-8/31
Cross Country             5, 6, 7 and 8         8/31
Co-Ed Soccer               6, 7, and 8           8/29

Medical Release Form

Fifth Grade Information 2017-2018

Team Structure

All 5th grade students will be placed on an academic team and assigned an advisor who will serve as the advisory teacher.  Each team consists of either 2 or 3 core academic teachers.  The teams are listed below:

Team 1:  Ms. Campbell and Mrs. Thorngren
Team 2:  Mr. Bauhs, Mrs. Darcy and Mrs. Tolzien

Fifth Grade Move-In Day

Our fifth grade Move-In Day is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, from 2:00-3:00.  This is the time for 5th grade students to bring their supplies, see their classrooms and meet their teachers.  See you all on the 24th. 

First Day of School (August 28)

On Monday, August 28, we ask all 5th grade students to report to Misner Auditorium by 8:10 a.m.  The main doors of Misner (Grove Street) will open at 8:05 a.m.  Upon arrival, all students will be matched with advisory teachers and escorted to their classrooms.

Fifth Grade Go-To-School Night

Our fifth grade Go-To-School night is scheduled for September 6 from 6:30-7:30. This year, we will utilize an open house format, thus allowing you AND your child to visit our school anytime between 6:30 and 7:30.  When you arrive, please start in advisory classrooms.  After spending time in advisory classrooms, your child will take you on a tour of our school.  Your child’s advisor will distribute additional information as the date gets closer. 

Fifth Grade Overview
Below, please find an overview to 5th grade.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s advisor. 
Fifth Grade Overview