What are the school's office hours?
The school office is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 7:00 am to 2:45 pm on Fridays.
When can students arrive at school?
Students should arrive at school AFTER 7:25 am. There is no supervision prior to that time. Contact the Town of Normal's Before/After School Program if you need to drop off your student at school before 7:25 am. The opening bell rings at 7:40 am and the students are expected to be seated and ready to begin at 7:45 am.
When is the best time to call and talk to a teacher?
Please call the school office to leave a message for a teacher. You may leave a message with the office or directly with the teacher's voicemail. Teaching time is protected. The teacher will return your call at his/her earliest convenience. Teachers may also be contacted via email. Addresses can be found through the Glenn Staff Members under About Us. Please do not enter a classroom unannounced and expect a meeting or conference.
How will I know if school is closed?
School closings will be announced in several ways. The announcement will be posted on the Unit 5 website. Along with the web announcement, a School Reach phone message will be sent to all families from the Superintendent's office. WJBC 1230 AM, WBNQ 101.5 FM, WIHN 96.7 FM, WBWN 104.1 FM, WGLT 89.1 FM, and WWCT 106 FM provide school closing information as well as the local television stations.
How will I know if school is closing early due to inclement weather?
The decision to dismiss early due to inclement weather is made before 11:00 am and the media will be notified at that time. WJBC 1230 AM, WBNQ 101.5 FM, WIHN 96.7 FM, WBWN 104.1 FM, WGLT 89.1 FM, or WWCT 106 FM provides early dismissal information. The Unit 5 website will also have this information. The Superintendent's office will also send out a School Reach phone message to all families. Please do not call the school office or the Unit Office for this information. If nothing has been announced by 11:00 am, it will be a full day of school as usual. Please arrange with your children what they are to do if there is an early dismissal. It is difficult for last minute arrangements to be made for students. All school functions are canceled when school is dismissed early. This includes the After School Program.
Who do I call to report that my child will be absent?
Glenn Elementary has an attendance hotline (557-4467). This hotline is for absences ONLY. Anytime students cannot attend school, their parents or guardians must call the school attendance hotline before 8:00 am to report the reason for the absence. The hotline is available for use 24 hours a day. Homework may be requested through the attendance hotline and will be available for pickup in the office after 2:30 pm. Sick children should not be at school. Do not send children to school if they have a fever, recently vomitted, have diarrhea, a rash, signs of respiratory infection, infectious disease, head lice, or any illness that may be transferred to other students.
Are there any student fees?
There is a registration/book rental fee. This fee may be waved or reduced for students who qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. Assignment notebooks can be purchased for $4.00 from the school office. Yearbook order forms are sent home later in the year and are delivered sometime in May.
Whom do I see about medical information pertaining to my child?
The school nurse should be given necessary medical information at registration or on a need to know basis.
What should I do if my child need to take medication at school?
There is a medication policy form in the Student Handbook that needs to be filled out for any medication that needs to be taken during school hours. Over the counter medicines (cough drops, aspirin, etc.) must also be taken in the nurse's office and have the completed form signed by a doctor.
Under what weather conditions do the students have indoor recess?
In general, students will be outside for recess unless it is raining or the wind chill or temperature outside is 19° F or lower.
How much does a school lunch cost?
The cost of a student lunch for the is $2.05 and an adult lunch is $2.55. Parents wishing to eat lunch with their children must notify the school office by 8:00 am. Please bring your money into the office and pick up a card at lunch. White or chocolate milk can be purchased for $0.55 for those eating cold lunch.
What time do students have lunch and recess?
K, 1, and 2 Lunch: 11:30-11:55 Recess: 11:05 - 11:30
3, 4, and 5 Lunch: 11:05 - 11:30 Recess: 11:30-11:55
What should I do if I have to pick up my child early?
Parents should send a note with their child to his/her teacher. Students who leave during the school day are to be picked up and signed out in the school office.
What should I do if my child will arrive after school has started?
A parent, guardian, or adult must accompany the student into the office to sign them in. The student will receive a pass to be admitted into class.
What should I do if my contact information changes?
Please call, email, or send a note to Mrs. Segobiano in the office if any of your contact information changes during the school year.
What should I do if I call the office and there is no answer?
Please leave a message. There is only one office line. Voicemails are checked often.