Dear GLD Family,
I am excited to announce that Glenn L Downs Elementary School’s name has been changed to Glenn L. Downs Social Sciences Academy. Social Sciences will be integrated across all content areas creating an environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion. As a staff, we are energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students. We are dedicated to providing our students with the skills necessary to ensure they reach their potential as global citizens and to be in a position to give back to the world more than they take. Our goal is to nurture culture, community and citizenship in our students.
There are two things about our GLD community that makes this a very special place. One is we stick together. We have so many deep family ties and connections to one another that truly make us a “familia”. Second is when we do have events and activities at school, the GLD familia shows up! As we begin the new school year, this energizes us and we will use this energy to create the best environment for our scholars.
We look forward to reconnecting with you and your scholar/s at our annual Meet Your Teacher Night on Friday, July 30th from 4:30-7:00 PM. You will receive a reminder postcard in the mail.
Monday, August 2nd is the first day of school! School hours are 8:45 am -3:15 pm Monday - Thursday. We are continuing our 4-day week instructional schedule for students. Fridays are Professional Development days for staff and give time for deep cleaning. Our front office is open 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. Gates will open at 8:30am for students to go directly to class where breakfast will be served. School starts at 8:45 and students arriving after 8:45 are considered tardy.
We do provide a Before Care Program from 7:00AM- 8:30AM. There will be communication sent out regarding registration soon.
You are invited to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, Please contact Liliana Medina, our amazing parent liaison to learn more! (623-691-4200)
We also encourage you to attend and support school events. We are partners in your child's education as One Team, Una Familia. We look forward to working together to make certain that our students have the skills necessary to reach their potential. Thank you for choosing us!
Your Very Proud Principal