For families of Gordon students


Lost and found online
Check the inventory at www.gordonschool.org/lostfound

Reopening campus
A detailed overview of the plan for fall 2020 is at www,gordonschool.org/reopening and the nitty-gritty on health and safety is at www.gordonschool.org/healthsafety

My child feels sick. Now what?
A COVID-19 Q&A at www.gordonschool.org/nowwhat

Schoolwork during absences
All the information you need is at www.gordonschool.org/absences

Antiracism resources
Reading lists and videos, as well as links to recent public forums that included Gordon, at www.gordonschool.org/antiracismresources

The Commons online
Zoom links to upcoming meetings, and dozens of online resources, are at www.gordonschool.org/commons - the password is in the parent email

Pickup and dropoff
Review now at www.gordonschool.org/pickup

On campus COVID testing
Everything you need to know is at www.gordonschool.org/testing

Parent login
Update your contact information, access the parent directory and catch up on classroom connections at www.gordonschool.org/parentlogin

This week's Gordon News

Today's mask announcement

The CDC and President Biden made a big announcement about masks and vaccinated adults today.

Gordon has not, however, received updated guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health about schools. Schools have a mix of adults and children, vaccinated and unvaccinated, together for extended periods, and require their own set of guidelines.

Anyone who comes on Gordon’s campus, adult or child, vaccinated or unvaccinated, must continue to wear a mask.
 

Vaccine opportunities

Nurse Horton and Mr. Burnstein have been delighted to hear that so many students have their first shots.

Appointments for ages twelve and up are fast, free and easy at vaccinateRI.org.

In addition...

Wheeler is hosting clinics in Providence for students from independent schools, Wednesday, May 19th and Wednesday, June 9th from 3:30 to 6:30pm.

Gordon will host a clinic Friday, June 4th from 2 to 3pm. The goal of this is to provide second shots for students who got their first shots this week, but all Gordon students twelve and up—first shot or second shot—are welcome.

Registration is required for all of these clinics and we will email the link to sixth, seventh and eighth grade parents when the links are available.
 

Aid for India

Another link to follow up on last week:

Parent and community leader Rupa Datta is organizing a family-friendly dance event as a fundraiser. Learn more at www.dancebff.com


It has come to this

Ms. Blackmer has run out of hangers. Lost and Found will be available for browsing under the bell tower all day Friday.
 

Antiracism Working Group for White Parents

Meeting next Thursday at 7:30pm!

More information at www.gordonschool.org/antiracism

Zoom link in the Commons, www.gordonschool.org/commons - passkey commons
 

If you weren't following Gordon on social media this week, you missed...

...a Mother's Day greeting

...one two three four looks at the grandfriends celebrations

...faculty with the Britt Nelson Visiting Artist

...an alumnus on the radio

...a sixth grader in the paper
 

If you only do three things this week…

...bring in completed grandfriends cards. The big mail drop happens Saturday, but we will of course accept envelopes all next week.

...read the Scavenger Hunt information at www.gordonschool.org/carnival and connect with your children about how you're going to participate.

...ask your child about the new friends they've made this year