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  • On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. 

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. 

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020.

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    Heather Porterfield

     Assistant Principal:
    Dr. Freda Ingram

    6700 Glenn Dale Road
    Glenn Dale, MD 20769
    Office  (301) 805-2750

      School Information

    Grades: K-5 

    Uniform: Mandatory 

    Before After Care:
    To sign your student up click Yes  

    School Colors: Green and Blue

    School Mascot: Gator

    Hours: 7:45am to 1:55pm 

  • For Visitors to the Building

    • Classroom Visit: A pre-arranged visit with the principal in the classroom by the parents/guardians of current students or educational advocates of current students with disabilities. 
    • Classroom Observation: An observation by an individual, an advocate or group interested in observing a specific class or program pre arranged with the principal through the Office of the Chief Academic Officer. 
    • Conference: A pre-arranged meeting by the parents/guardians of current students or advocates of current students with disabilities with the classroom teacher(s), principal and/or other staff. 
    • Visitor: A person (not a student of the school or an identified employee or volunteer of PGCPS on official business) who has legitimate school business, to include, but not limited to: parent-teacher conferences, pre-arranged classroom visits, pre-arranged classroom observation, attendance at other school events or appointments with school employees.
  • Principal's Page

    Please continue to support Glenn Dale's Read-A-Thon.  Donations can be make using the following link.   The more donations we receive, the more technology and reading resources we will be able to have for the library.  We have received over $1600.00 so far.  The Read-A-Thon will continue through Friday, June 12th.  Remember reading is dreaming with your eyes open!!  Gators Strong!!

    Glenn Dale "Edugators",
     Thank you for all you do! I am so proud to be the Principal of the most wonderful staff. I am so proud of our school family. We sure did do a lot this school year....... Miss you all. Please continue to stay safe and be strong. 
    Thank you Mr. Laurels and Mr. Jenifer for capturing all of our events at Glenn Dale.

    Updates and New Information from the County

    Starting Wednesday, May 6, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students can pick up supper as part of their grab and go”  meals and more distribution sites are on the way.

    Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served twice a week; the snack will be discontinued and replaced with supper. Six additional school sites will open for meal service on Monday, May 11: Dodge Park, Gaywood, Judith P. Hoyer Montessori, Mary Harris “Mother Jones” and Rosa Parks elementary schools, and Ernest E. Just Middle School.

    Students can get meals for two days on Mondays and three days on Wednesdays. Parents may pick up meals for students who are unable to come to the site by showing  a student ID or report card.

    Meals are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Parents and guardians are not required to accompany students nor are students required to show ID. 

    The full list of sites is available at

    Maryland schools closed for remainder of 2019-20 academic year.

    Although school buildings are closed, we will keep learning in motion. Our distance learning program will continue through the end of the 2019-20 academic year with online teaching, lessons broadcast on PGCPS-TV and enrichment learning packets. The last day for Virtual Teaching is June 8th. The last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 16th. The last day for teachers is Thursday, June 18. The process for retrieving items left in schools since March will depend on state social distancing guidelines and any restrictions on mass gatherings. We hope to have an update for you soon. 

    Enjoy the school video from participation in last week's spirit week!

    Spirit Week 2020
    Spirit Week  Video Link Below! I hope you enjoy!

    Way to Go

    Keep up the good work! 
    I see such dedication from our teachers and students as they participate in weekly lessons and submit their work! 
    So proud of all our Gators!!!!

    If you forgot your password, email

    LookIf you still need access to Virtual Teaching, you may access by one of the options listed below:

    • Option #1:  Tune into Xfinity Channel 96 or Verizon Channel 38 for lessons

    • Option #2: Go to one of the 33+ hotspots to get access to instruction via your personal device (see PGCPS webpage for sites)


    Previous Posted Content Below.....

    VIDEO---- Be healthy, stay strong and continue to be positive! New learning activities forth coming!
    Staying connected to our school community! Enjoy. (If you would like to be featured in future videos, please send  pics, captions, quotes or short videos to
    Here is Video 3....

    Video Link is for the story-read-aloud mentioned in Dr. Ingrams presentation in the video.....

    Greetings Glenn Dale Family!


    I hope this message finds you well. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a shock to all of us.  During these unprecedented times, as you know we have had to temporarily close our schools and offices. We want to work on a plan to provide further support our scholars and in doing so needed to assess student needs related to the use of technology devices and internet availability if there is a need to continue learning in an online environment.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey located at

    In order for us to create this plan in a timely fashion, please submit your responses by 11:00 AM, March 27, 2020.  We  appreciate all of your questions and concerns and everything that you have done during the past week to support our scholars while at home.  (Please submit a survey for each of your elementary students)



    La pandemia COVID-19 nos ha tomado por sorpresa a todos. Durante este momento sin precedentes, hemos tenido que cerrar temporalmente nuestras escuelas y oficinas. Queremos trabajar en un plan para brindar más apoyo a nuestros estudiantes y, para hacerlo, necesitamos evaluar las necesidades de los estudiantes en relación con el uso de dispositivos tecnológicos y la disponibilidad del servicio de internet, en caso de que fuera necesario continuar aprendiendo en un entorno digital. Por favor, tome unos minutos para contestar las siguientes preguntas Envíe sus respuestas antes de las 11:00 AM. el miércoles, 25 de marzo del 2020, para poder crear un plan de manera oportuna. Agradecemos todas sus preguntas, inquietudes y todo lo que han hecho durante la semana pasada para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes. (Por favor, realice una encuesta por cada uno de sus estudiantes en la escuela primaria)  

    If you have any questions, please reach out to me via email at

    YouTube Video 2 - Click on link to View..... Staying in contact, sending some ideas for learning and sharing some GDES pictures from the school year!

    I wanted to stay in contact with the students during this trying time. Today,  I learned a new skill of taking a video, editing it a bit and learning how to post to YouTube. So check it out while we are apart from each other.  It is filled with encouraging words, helpful tips for keeping a schedule, a mini-math challenge and two other challenges. I hope you and the students enjoy watching. I have several staff who will also be helping with posting some videos to stay in touch and encourage the students.

    Your Proud Principal, Ms. Porterfield

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    Indoor Activities

    List of Free Educational Wesites



  • The Focus

    Our vision


     In partnership with our families and community, we are a GREAT school that provides an education that ensures every student graduates college and career ready.  

    Our mission

     The mission of GLENN DALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is to empower life long learners who will contribute to a thriving community. 




    Certified Maryland Green School

     Green School  

      Can't  hide  that  Gator  Pride

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