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Governor Baker Orders All MA Schools Closed until April 6

GLCPS is complying with Governor Charlie Baker's order requiring all schools in Massachusett remain closed until April 6th. We, too, are concerned with the health of our families, as well as the community at large, as the U.S. grapples with the task of preventing the spread of the novel Corona virus. Both GLCPS campuses will be closed but we will be checking phone messages on a regular basis. You can also contact the school through the school's general email mailbox, info@glcps.org.

Once again, there are no known cases of Covid-19 infection in New Bedford, and subsequently, none associated with any GLCPS students or staff members.
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GLCPS TAKING PREVENTATIVE STEPS TO PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

GLCPS recently mailed all families with information about COVID19, or the coronavirus. A memo from GLCPS Executive Director Stephen Furtado emphasizes that there are no cases of the virus at GLCPS. Additionally, the risk of contracting coronavirus in Brookline remains low, and there are currently no cases in New Bedford. It also states that GLCPS will be following the protocol of the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for anyone who may exhibit symptoms of the virus.
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GLCPS HOSTS CAPE VERDE SCHOOL LEADER

The principal of the Escola Secundaria Jorge Barbosa (ESJB) in Cape Verde is visiting New Bedford as part of an educational exchange with the Global Learning Charter Public School. Ms. Gilda Fortes arrived on February 24th and will be in the area until March 6th. She will then travel to New York City and New Jersey for three weeks before returning to New Bedford. She returns to Cape Verde on April 5th.
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GLCPS DRAMA CLUB BRINGS YOU 'OVER THE RAINBOW' TO LAND OF OZ

The most beloved tale of all time comes to life on the stage as the Drama Club presents The Wizard of Oz.

After a tornado seems to whisk her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, because they believe he can send her home. But along the way, they must try to steer clear of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister and are now on Dorothy’s feet. Along their journey, Dorothy learns the magic of friendship and that there really is “no place like home.”
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GLCPS Sees Significant Growth in MCAS, Accountability Measures

Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) made noteworthy gains on the 2019 MCAS test with the most significant improvements in ELA and math for both the middle school and high school. Additionally, the school is meeting or exceeding nearly all of its accountability targets set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
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Online Learning Community SEEDConMA Launched by, for Teachers

Teachers working at schools in local communities are invited to join a virtual professional development series culminating with a collaborative workshop in the spring of 2020. The series, called Southeast Educators Conference Massachusetts, or SEEDConMA, is being launched by teachers at the Global Learning Charter Public School.
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ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR ENDS FEBRUARY 28

We are now accepting applications for prospective students in grades 5-10 for the 2020-21 school year. Applications are available at the school's main campus at 190 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford or on the website, www.glcps.org. The enrollment application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
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Keeping the Global in Global Learning

(Earlier this summer, a team of our educators traveled to Cabo Verde to learn more about the country and to share best practices with educators there. GLCPS Executive Director Dr. Stephen Furtado wrote a first person account of his experience.)
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What Happens If There Is a Two-Hour Delay?

Your child's safety is our highest priority. In the event that there is a two-hour delay in the school day due to dangerous road conditions during the morning hours, the protocol is as follows:

* Any school day delay would be announced at 5 AM.
* Buses arrive at bus stops two hours after their normally scheduled time.
* The building will open its doors at 9:50 am. Breakfast will not be served.
* Grades 11 & 12 leave the main campus for the Jacob's Center by 10:09 AM.
* Homeroom begins by 10:18 at both campuses.
* Students report to 2nd period class at 10:20 am.
* The day then continues as it would normally. After school programs are held.
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