Welcome to Glen Arden Elementary.  In 1997 the State Board of Education endorsed the ABC's accountability program.  Each year we assess data and implement program goals to meet the growing needs of the students.  Glen Arden's high level of achievement can be attributed to high expectations, a staff that is dedicated to the achievement of all students and the strong partnership of home and school. 

We are looking forward to the 2021-22 school year.  Research has proven that when home and school work together, the result is student success.  We encourage your active participation in your child's education and our school program.  Volunteers play an important role at Glen Arden.  I hope you will consider volunteering this year.

To assure maximum opportunities for all children, your help with the following is needed:

·        In order to be ready to begin class with the other students, children need to arrive on time.  Classroom instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.  Car riders may enter the building at 7:15 a.m. and should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m.  Car riders who wish to eat breakfast MUST arrive by 7:30 a.m.

·        Monitor your child's progress.  Check to make sure that assignments are completed and sign your child's homework log each night.

·        Attendance is a key factor to student success.  Plan your vacations and trips to assure that your child is in school each day.

·        Support your child's teacher.  If you have a question, do not hesitate to call the teacher.  It is important that a child sense the cooperative efforts of home and school.

This handbook has been prepared to provide quick access to often-needed information about our school and procedures.  We hope it will prove to be helpful.  My door is always open and if you feel that I can be of assistance in any way, please call for an appointment.  North Carolina schools continue to face budget cuts again this year.  We again want to thank the volunteers and our PTO for the continued support.

Your children and their success are very important to us.  The faculty and staff of Glen Arden have a sincere wish that the 2021-2022 school year will be our most successful year.  I encourage you to read this handbook and discuss the contents with your child.

Kristina Specht, Principal