Class of 2016

Class of 2016



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.

First Day of School (August 25)

On Thursday, August 25, we ask all 5th grade students to report to Misner Auditorium at 8:00 a.m.  The main doors of Misner (Grove Street) will open at 8:00 a.m.  Upon arrival, all students will be matched with advisory teachers and escorted to their classrooms. 

Students in grades 6-8 should report to advisory after the 8:15 entry bell. 

Service Animals

This school year, two service dogs will be supporting members of our Central School community. Each 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 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), Director of Pupil Services.

Interscholastic Sports Tryout Information

The information below pertains to our interscholastic sports program for fall 2016.  As a reminder, our student athletes must provide a medical release before participation.  The medical release form can be found here.

Sport Tryout Dates

Girls’ Volleyball August 29-31 (Grades 7 and 8)
Co-Ed Soccer August 29 (Grades 6-8)
Cross Country       August 30 (Information Meeting for grades 5-8)


7th Grade 1:1 iPad Orientation

Dear Parents,

Seventh grade students will be provided a school owned iPad, as well as a keyboard. To ensure that all 7th grade students have their device activated and ready for use on the first day of school, we are asking that students attend an hour-long orientation session. The orientation session dates are listed below, along with a link to register for your child’s preferred time.  If you have already registered your child, there is nothing left to do.  If you have not yet registered your child, please do so no later than August 15. 

Thursday, August 18
Friday, August 19
Monday, August 22

Once you click the registration link, you will be asked to enter your child’s first and last name, as well as his or her Google Drive password from 6th grade.  If you are unsure of your child’s Google Drive password, don’t worry.  Simply enter UNSURE.  Also, all students and parents will need to read the 1:1 iPad Policies, Procedures and Information packet and bring a signed copy of the Student Pledge form.  The form can be found on page 10 of the packet. 

Orientation Registration

1:1 iPad Policies, Procedures and Information

We are very excited about this learning option and look forward to all that this program will provide. 

An Overview of 5th Grade

Welcome to Central School!  Below, please find a document that identifies many of the characteristics unique to 5th grade.  Please spend a bit of time reviewing this information. 

5th Grade Information

Physical Education (Grades 6-8)

Once again, students may purchase a required physical education uniform for $20 dollars during PE on either August 26 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.

Fifth Grade Move-In Day

Our fifth grade Move-In Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, from 1:15-2:15.  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.

Grades 6-8 Go-To-School Night

Dear Parents,

A reminder to join us for our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Go-To-School Night!

Thursday, September 15 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 15.

Fifth Grade Go-To-School Night

Our fifth grade Go-To-School night is scheduled for September 8 from 6:30-7:30.  Please note that the structure of the evening has changed from past years.  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 can take you on a tour of our school.  Your child’s advisor will distribute additional information as the date gets closer.