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Back-to-school mailing August 2023

The back-to-school mailing went in the mail, and online, on August 15th.

The paper version contains some special bonuses, including the staff and faculty poster and printouts of any forms you need to complete on paper.

Here's the online version:

Happy new year!

Glimpses of what is possible a welcome back from Dr. Thomas López
Open campus details and RSVP for the day before school

Who is where

Class lists password is in the August 15th email
Staff and faculty updates get to know new staff and faculty

A preview of the year ahead

The Gordon family table lunch preview and links to download the app
Calendar notes including instructions on setting up the calendar on your phone
After school options for the fall and links to register
Health service including details on required forms
Arts overview visual and performing arts, during and after school

Get involved

Volunteer service a full menu of ways to pitch in, for a day or for the long-term
Community-building events connecting families with the school and with one another
Parent and caregiver education including affinity groups

Get organized

Online calendar how to get it on your device
Parent portal log in in case there are forms for you to fill out
Gordie's bookshelf A beginner's guide to Gordon

Just for Middle School

Middle School supply lists, overnight forms, athletics forms, and G-Notes and Common Ground information are all at

Summer learning

Before classes begin

Grade meetups
GCA grade representatives have organized August grade meetups at playgrounds and public spaces throughout the state. Watch your email inboxes or check the calendar at

Connecting with teachers
Families can expect to hear from teachers before the first day of classes, via mail, email or a phone call. September 5th’s Open Campus is everyone’s chance for a face-to-face connection.

Getting started at Gordon Zoom
Talk through the contents of the August mailing, review back-to-school basics and learn more about volunteer opportunities. Especially for new parents and caregivers but open to all, Monday August 21st at 6:30pm; register at

Middle School soccer clinic
Mr. Ray is hosting a just-for-fun evening soccer clinic for students who will be in fifth to eighth grade, 5:15-6:30pm, Monday the 21st to Thursday the 24th. Learn more and sign up at

After school deadline
August 30th is the deadline to sign up for full-year Gators and YAP packages, fall enrichments and other fall after school programs. Get going at

Class of 2024 picnic
The eighth grade and their parents, caregivers and siblings are invited to two simultaneous-but-separate gatherings on the night before classes begin, Tuesday September 5th from 5:30 to 7pm. RSVP at