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Glide Elementary School

Letter From the Principal

Tammy Beard, Principal
Dear Parents and Students:
It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Glide Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this school and to support the students and families of such an amazing community.
I have worked at Glide Elementary for the past fifteen years working with students from grades kindergarten through sixth grade. I have worked as a classroom teacher-grades 2, 3, 5, and 6, the Title I teacher, and as the Dean of Students. As I shift to my role as the principal, I will bring all these experiences with me as I partner with each of you to ensure your child’s success.
On a personal note, my husband and I have lived in the Glide School District for the past 21 years. My two sons are graduates of GHS and are working as electricians while my daughter will be a junior at Glide High this fall. We love Glide and all that the community has to offer. We are proud to have raised our family in a community that values high standards by providing rich learning experiences for all students.
As the principal of Glide Elementary School (GES), I would like to welcome you to our school, home of the Glide Elementary Bobcats. I believe that all students can achieve their goals through hard work and perseverance. The staff at Glide Elementary is committed to setting high academic standards for our students while providing a nurturing environment that encourages curiosity and a love for learning. These standards help to instill confidence and a work ethic that will follow our students into life.
Glide Elementary School is part of a united community dedicated to preparing students today to reach their full potential tomorrow. We strive to provide a nurturing environment for limitless growth. A strong partnership with parents is a crucial piece of helping to prepare students for their future. Parent involvement is critical and welcome here at GES. Please plan to meet with your child’s teacher, watch for updates on grades and other classroom notes, and help your child with their homework. These small steps show your child that school is important. Our staff works hard to keep parents informed. We will do this in a variety of ways including phone calls, paper communications, our school website, ParentSquare (a communication device), and the district website. Communication is vital. If you ever have a question or concern, please reach out to your child’s teacher or the school office.
The Glide Elementary School Handbook has been designed to provide a source of general information about Glide Elementary School.  Information related to academics, attendance, and discipline, along with a few miscellaneous topics is provided.  It is designed to complement and be used in conjunction with the Glide School District Student/Parent Handbook, which is located at the back of our handbook.  Please take the time to read both the Glide Elementary handbook and the District handbook.  If you have questions unanswered in either handbook, please contact the school.  I encourage you to keep the handbook for future reference.
I am anticipating a fantastic school year.  I am particularly looking forward to meeting and working with each of you.  By using the simple idea of teamwork, the students, parents, and staff of Glide Elementary School will create an outstanding school year.
Best wishes for a successful and enjoyable year!
Tammy Beard