Bussing: In accordance with New York State regulations, students must be 4 years old to ride the school bus. If your child is under the age of 4, he/she will need to be dropped off and picked up from school until the minimum age requirement for NYS bus transport has been met.
Drop-Off: If you will be dropping your child off at school, please follow the instructions on the GLP School Procedures Page. Please note that drop-off does not begin until 8:35 and no students will be permitted in the building prior to that time.
Pick-Up: Pick-up at the end of the day will be in Room #4 at the end of the kindergarten hallway. Please enter the doors by the kindergarten playground and promptly enter Room #4. Photo identification must be available. Pick-up times for GLP students are staggered by grade level with pre-k/kindergarten students being called at 2:55 p.m.
Excused Early: If a student is to be excused early, please send a note to school with your son or daughter with the following information: student’s full name, the time of release, the reason for leaving, the person who will be picking up the child (if not the parent) and the parental signature. These students must be picked up in the office, not at the classroom. In addition, the person picking up the child MUST have photo identification available.
Dismissal Changes: All dismissal changes for GLP students are processed through the Main Office and Transportation Department. If you need to make a permanent or temporary change to your child's transportation, please send in a written note to be forwarded to the Main Office; the school secretaries will inform the transportation department and create a bus pass or pick-up pass for your child. *Important Note: Please do not leave messages regarding dismissal changes on teacher voicemail, email, or Class Dojo. There is a very strong chance that the message may not be received prior to dismissal. Please send a note in the morning or call the GLP Main Office in an emergency.
School Closings: Listen to WKBW-TV or one of the local radio stations for official school closings. In addition, the website will be updated with closing information. You may also receive a phone call through our School Messenger Communication System.
Health Office Information
Health Record: Each child has a confidential permanent health record. Please keep the school nurse informed of any health problems, changes, or serious injuries by calling the GLP Health Office (992-3612) or sending a written note in your child's maroon take-home folder. *Please refrain from using Class Dojo for these confidential purposes. If your child becomes ill or is injured while at school, the school nurse will provide care.
Absence: Please call the GLP Health Office at 992-3612 if your child will not be in attendance. A written note should then be sent when your child returns to school. New York State Education Law requires notes for all student absences.
Tardy: If your child is tardy for school, you will need to stop at the GLP Main Office and provide a written excuse or generate a tardy slip with the assistance of the school secretary.
Medication: All medication to be given in school, including over-the-counter medicine, must have a doctor's written order and parent/guardian's written consent. Parents must deliver all medications to school. Students are not permitted to transport medicine to or from school, unless the student has a self-carry order from their physician and parent. Forms are available in the Health Office or the order may be written on the physician's script/letterhead. Please keep medicine in its original container. Legally, the school nurse may administer medication in school only if these conditions are met.
Physical Examination: New York State Education Law requires physicals/immunizations for all pupils on entrance to school.
Infectious Illness/Infestation: Before a child may return to school after suffering with a fever and/or vomiting, he/she must be free of symptoms for a minimum of 24 hours. Children returning to school following infectious illness (impetigo, pink eye, ringworm, pinworm, and scabies) must provide a written physician’s statement of treatment for the condition. It is recommended that children who have had head lice must be checked by the school nurse before readmission to school. Treatment of lice does not guarantee that all nits have been removed.