Glendale Primary School
Principal: Erin N. Black
Assistant Principal: Kevin Gibaldi
Secretary: Karen Kennedy
Administration Office: (440) 439-4227
Fax: (440) 439-3487
Glendale School Clinic
440-439-4227 ext. 6736
School hours are 9:00am - 3:30pm
Built in 1924 with additions in 1953, 1959, and 1966, Glendale Primary School is one of two primary schools in the Bedford City School District. The school provides educational services to approximately 525 children in preschool through grade three. These children reside in the communities of Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, and Walton Hills which are located in the southeast part of Cuyahoga County.
Faculty and Staff
Glendale Primary School's building leader is Principal Nora Beach. Previously, Mrs. Beach was an assistant principal at Heskett Middle School. She also was a special education supervisor in the district from 1993 to 1997. In addition, Mrs. Beach spent a total of five years as a teacher in the district. This includes four years teaching students with specific learning disabilities at Heskett Middle School and one year as a fifth-grade teacher at Aurora Upper Intermediate School.
Mrs. Beach has a bachelor's degree with certification to teach kindergarten through grade eight from Ursuline College. She also has a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and certification to teach students with learning disabilities and behavioral problems from Cleveland State University. Mrs. Beach was selected as Teacher of the Year for Bedford City Schools in 1992 and was the Woodrow W. Shipley Award recipient in 2010. She currently holds multiple administrative licenses and completed the application process for National Board Certification for Principals.
All teachers at Glendale School are certified in the areas that they are teaching and have either completed a Masters program or are currently pursuing their next degree. Other members of our teaching staff include a guidance counselor, psychologist, speech language therapists, and occupational and physical therapists. Our support staff includes paraprofessionals, teacher aides, a librarian, a secretary, office assistant, custodial and cafeteria staff, and a nurse.
If your child is absent from school, we strongly urge you to call the Main Office before 9:00 a.m. at 440-439-4227 Your child's teachers will be notified of the absence. Please state the reason and anticipated length of this absence. We ask that you do this for the safety of your child. We will contact you if your child is listed on the absence sheet and we have not heard from you. Upon your child's return to school, please send an absence excuse. Students are responsible for the timely completion of work missed due to absences.
Transportation of our students is a large, complex operation. Completion of a 'Change in Transportation' form and approval from the Transportation Department are required if a parent/guardian desires a change from the regular bus or the original stop. For a one-day change, students are permitted to change transportation arrangements with written permission from a parent/guardian. All requests must be submitted to the Main Office for approval by the principal before 3:00 p.m. Change in transportation for the day must be called into the Main Office at least one hour before the end of the school day.
We encourage parents/guardians to administer medication before and after school; however, if a student must bring medication to school, the following requirements must be met:
The parent/guardian and the child's physician must complete a request form before any prescription or non-prescription medication can be given to your child at school.
All medication must be in the original, childproof container.
Each container must have an affixed and legible label with the child's name, name of the medication, dosage,and time of administration.
A new request must be made each school year and, as necessary, for changes in the medication order.
The medication should be brought to the main office by the parent/guardian.
Parent Notification System:
Each week, an automated telephone and e-mail message wll be sent to families announcing upcoming events and activities. Anyone wishing to change the telephone number of e-mail address should contact the Main Office.
Glendale School's colors are green and white.
Formal Testing Information:
Students in grades kindergarten through Grade three are assessed using the computerized AIR test for Reading/Language Arts and Math three times annually. AIR provides students, parents/guardians and teachers with accurate assessments of students' progress in mastering basic skills, which align closely with grade-level content standards established by the Ohio Department of Education. Parents receive information about their child's performance on these assessments during parent-teacher conferences. Third graders are also assessed using the Oho Achievement Assessments in Reading and Math. The Math OAA is slated to change to the PARCC online testing in the Spring of 2015.