Glendale District Newsroom
Looking for important calendar changes or details for upcoming district events? You are in the right place! We will utilize our newsroom to stay connected with our parents, students, and the community on the latest changes and exciting events always occurring in the Glendale School District.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information about the COVID-19 virus continues to be widely reported by the media. The matter is certainly complex, and none of us can predict the likely duration and full impact of the virus. We are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and are making the necessary preparations in case the COVID-19 becomes more prevalent in our community.
We continue to take numerous efforts to prevent or decrease the spread of the virus in our schools. Our school nurse is observing and monitoring the health status of all students. We remain diligent in terms of sending students home who show signs of illness, as well as communicating with the family. Our custodial staff continues to clean and sanitize building surfaces on a daily basis.
Please take a moment to read Superintendent Edward DiSabato's complete letter to parents regarding COVID-19.
Internet Service During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
You can get no-cost, in-home internet for up to two months during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak if you qualify for certain low-income internet programs or have a student living in your household. Please see below for resources offering limited, no-cost internet services during the outbreak.
School Social Worker
Our school social worker will be holding regular office hours to support students and families. Please feel free to reach out to her with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance locating and navigating community resources.
Sara Mays, our school social worker, is available via email or cell phone at (814) 577-0569. Her weekly office hours are on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Wolf Administration Confirms Two Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19
Governor Tom Wolf confirmed the first two presumptive positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania and reminded residents that the commonwealth is prepared to respond to community spread of this virus.
“We anticipated this very scenario and have been preparing for Pennsylvanians to become impacted by this virus,” Governor Wolf said. “This is not the first rapidly-spreading virus we have faced in our commonwealth, and it will not be the last. We are prepared to mitigate the spread of this virus.”
Please take a moment to read the COVID-19 press release in its entirety, and visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website for more information on the coronavirus.
Message from the Superintendent
Dear Glendale Family,
I hope everyone is doing well during this difficult time. Please continue to keep your family safe. This pandemic is like nothing any of us have seen before. It continues to create unexpected challenges on a daily basis. The constant change makes it difficult to move forward, but we realize that we must do so.
On Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26, teachers will be making direct phone contact with all of our students’ families. We will be gathering information on their internet access and technology needs. This is vital information to us as we formulate a formal “continuity-of-education plan” for Glendale School District.
The upcoming training for our staff is vital to this process. We will share a complete plan once our survey data has been collected. As I write this letter, I wish I had answers to the many questions that all of us have. Unfortunately, the nature of this situation only allows for hope that things will get better sooner rather than later. Use this opportunity to send time with family and remain safe. We will soon return to the normal hustle of our everyday lives.
Thank you to all members of our community who find themselves on the front line of healthcare, law enforcement, or any other business continuing to provide for our community. Thank you for all you are doing. We appreciate your service.
At this time, all offices at the district are closed, but we are checking messages and emails daily. We have also been posting information and updates on the school website, as well as the district Facebook page.
When we are finally able to return to our normal routine, we will evaluate the many schedule cancellations that have occurred to this point. Until that time, all activities are on hold.
In closing, please stay strong and know that we will make it through this together. We have a tremendous community that will continue to support one another in our time of need.
Be safe, take care, and I look forward to seeing all of our students and staff returning to our schools when it is safe to do so. We will continue to monitor state and federal recommendations geared at the best interest of the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community.
For now, we face these challenging times together.
Should You Be at School Today?
It is up to everyone to protect each other from infectious diseases. Before attending school, think again if you have any symptoms of illness. Please see our feeling sick flyer to see if it is safe for you to attend school.
Protect Your Children and Others From Flu During the School Year
Attention, parents and guardians! You can protect the health of your children by teaching them to practice healthy habits during the school year. When children get sick with flu, they may be able to spread it to others for a longer period of time than adults. Plan to keep your children home if they are sick. By practicing healthy habits, you and your family will be doing your part to help prevent the spread of flu. Please see our flu information guide for additional details on keeping your family well.
We are now using a Big Teams website to help you stay updated on all of our junior high and high school athletics events. We invite you to visit this new athletics website often to stay up to date on our team schedules.
Becoming a Volunteer
We welcome and invite you to become a volunteer for the Glendale School District. Please take a few moments to read some important information regarding the specific steps you must take in order to receive volunteer status. Thank you for your support!