The ABC’s of Glenkirk Elementary 


 Attendance and Arrival: Attendance is taken each day by 9:00 am. Calls go out from the school for absences that are not reported by 9:00 am. Students can enter the building at 8:35. Students who enter the building after 8:45 am are considered tardy and must be signed in by an adult at the front office to receive their tardy pass. Attendance emails should be sent to Mrs. Scott at and Mrs. Angulo at 


Breakfast is served everyday including early dismissal days. Students may choose from the county breakfast menu located at Mobile menus are also available to download.  


Contacts - Parent contact with teachers and administration is always encouraged. While teachers may not be available throughout the day, they make every effort to return calls and emails within 24 hours of receipt.  

Mrs. Miranda and Mrs. Kilgore can be contacted by phone at 703-753-1702 or by email (Mrs. Miranda), (Mrs. Kilgore) If you have concerns within the classroom, please contact your child’s classroom teacher first. Attendance emails should be sent to Mrs. Scott at and Mrs. Angulo at 


Dismissal - Early Dismissal- All students must present a written (or emailed) note for approval of early release to designated office staff upon arrival at school, including the reason and time of release from school.  Phone calls are not acceptable. Regulation 724-3-Early Release of Students During School Hours 

Change of Dismissal- If changes need to be made to a student’s dismissal plan during the school day, changes must be sent in writing (or emailed) by 2:45. Please send dismissal notes to both the classroom teacher and the front office staff, Mrs. Scott at and Mrs. Angulo at 

Bus Dismissal- Students will be escorted to their buses at dismissal by their classroom teacher following dismissal of Kiss and Ride students.  

Kindergarten Walkers- In our effort to ensure ongoing safety improvements, we ask that kindergarten parents have a Kiss and Ride number with them when they walk to pick up their child. Students will have the number on them as well.  


Encore Schedule - Students attend Encore classes each day. Glenkirk operates on a 4-day rotation. Students rotate between PE, Music, Art, Counseling, and Library. Students are seen two times within the rotation for PE. Counseling and library alternate between a.m. and p.m. classes every other week. Parents can see this on the released schedule each week in the Knightly Notes.  


Food - Due to food allergies in classrooms, parents are asked to email teachers to discuss any treats provided for cafeteria/classroom celebrations with their child’s teacher. Many students who have allergies and other health related concerns may opt to have a safe snack box in their classroom.  Parents are asked to provide snacks that follow the classroom allergy policy. 


Grades are posted weekly on ParentVUE and graded work is sent home regularly. Questions regarding graded assignments should be addressed with the classroom teacher. Teachers are required to have nine grades per subject area per grading period. This year, there will no longer be interim reports sent home mid quarter. Parents are encouraged to keep up with grades using ParentVUE throughout the year. 


Homework - Per regulation 663-1, homework should be given in accordance with the time recommendations listed below. Note, teacher assigned reading should be included in the daily homework amount.  

  • Kindergarten Monday - Thursday 10 to 20 minutes  

Teachers encourage parents/guardians to either read to their child or listen to their child read. Teachers may also provide parents/guardians with activities to follow up their child’s learning in other content areas.  

  • 1st and 2nd Monday – Thursday 10 to 20 minutes  
  • 3rd -5th Monday – Thursday 30 to 50 minutes 


Information - All pertinent information can be found in the weekly communication email for Knightly Notes, on our school’s website, on the county website and of course, on individual class webpages or newsletters.  


Join Us!- We are excited to welcome parents and families to attend our community engagement events this school year.  

  • September 27th and 28th- Back to School Night 
  • November- Literacy Night 
  • January- Knights Around the World 
  • March- Math/Science Night 

Knightly Notes is sent out by email every Thursday evening for updates on everything Glenkirk! PTO and TPAC also post updates using Knightly Notes each week about upcoming events and meetings. Please see the front office if you are not receiving this useful weekly update.  


Lunch menus can be found on the PWCS Food Services website and by using their mobile app. Lunch times are listed on grade level webpages. Parents are always welcome to have lunch at the school. For allergy safety, a peanut free table is located in the cafeteria. 


Money – Please see the PWCS Food Services website for information about cafeteria costs and adding funds.  


Nurse - If your child is injured or becomes sick at school, a parent or guardian will be contacted. Students who are sent home with a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. All medications administered at school need to have the proper forms completed and need to be brought to the school by a parent. Forms are available in the front office or on the county website 


Opportunities for Students - There are many clubs and after-school activities at Glenkirk. Each year, the PTO offers SEP classes in the Fall and Spring. In addition, Singing Knights, Robotics, SCA, Green Team, Girls on the Run, Patrols, and others are also available for students.  


Parties - Classroom celebrations are organized by the classroom teacher and if possible, the room parent. In an effort to keep all students safe, food for birthdays and class parties should be brought to the front office. Families can donate a book to our school library or choose to have extra recess as their birthday treat to the class. See Food for more information about allergies. 


Quick Links - 

      Prince William County Public Schools: 

      Glenkirk Elementary: 


Recess - PWCS regulations require elementary students to get 20 minutes of unstructured recess, either just before or after lunch. Schools are free to decide when to schedule an additional 10 minutes throughout the school day for movement/ brain breaks.  


Safety (crisis plan) - At Glenkirk, safety is our number one concern. All staff are trained in our crisis management plan. Schools routinely practice their response to crisis and emergency situations.  


Transportation - Kiss and Ride students enter and exit through the front of the building along the front loop. Parents can sign up for a Kiss and Ride tag in the front office at any time, all parents are encouraged to get a number just in case.  Walkers enter and exit the building through the kindergarten doors. Parents are reminded to use crosswalks when escorting their child to and from the building. Do not walk between day care vans or buses. Bus riders enter and exit through the rear of the building. Bus routes and bus times are posted on ParentVUE in August. Students should arrive at the bus stop at least 5-10 minutes before the scheduled arrival time. If the bus is more than 20 minutes late, you should call transportation for Western Elementary Schools at 571-402-3902. Please download the Here Comes the Bus App. To follow your child’s bus. 


Useful numbers - Front office 703-753-1702 AlphaBEST Glenkirk Site 703-453-7698 

     Fax Number 703-753-4981 AlphaBEST Main Office 703-791-8844 

     Cafeteria 571-222-9986 


Volunteers - Glenkirk loves our volunteers! Those interested will be given an overview of the procedures for volunteering and safety guidelines.  


Watch Dogs - WATCH D.O.G.S. is an innovative program being used by schools across America. Our goal is to have dads and father figures spend at least one day a year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears for our students. The WATCH D.O.G.S. kickoff event will be held at the end of September.  


X-ing Guard, Crosswalk - A crossing guard is located at the school entrance for safety at arrival and dismissal. A crosswalk is located in the front of the building as well for parents and students crossing from the kiss and ride circle or the parking lot.  


Your Information - If any phone numbers or email addresses change, please update your contact information on ParentVUE. 


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