For families of Gordon students

 


Reopening campus FAQ
A detailed overview of the plan for fall 2020, at www,gordonschool.org/faq

Dropoff and dismissal
The rundown on these daily transitions, at www.gordonschool.org/dropoff

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

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

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

My child doesn't feel well. Now what?

This week's most frequently asked question is tackled in this easy-to-use document at www.gordonschool.org/nowwhat


Morning dropoff time will be 8am starting Monday

The staggered dropoff times for the school day were only meant for the start of the year.

Beginning Monday, morning dropoff will begin at 8am in every grade, and the school day will begin at 8:20.

Full details on dropoff and pickup, including the process for late arrivals, can be found at www.gordonschool.org/dropoff


Give them food

Please send your child to school with ample lunch and a snack, and a second snack if they are participating in after school programs.


Check in gets simpler

Morning arrival is going smoothly and the check-in team is ready to welcome your child without a phone or any paper pass.

If you're comfortable with it, you can just send your child up to check-in on their own. All they'lll need to do is give their name.


Ask Gordon is going offline

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions to Ask Gordon over the past months.

The form is offline, and www.gordonschool.org/askgordon now has links to FAQs and suggestions on where to direct common questions.


The Commons has your Zoom links

The Commons has the Zoom links for upcoming parents meetings and events.

It is at www.gordonschool.org/commons behind a password to help ensure secure and safe Zooming.

Yes, it would be so great if Zoom links could go directly into the Google Calendar event details, but that would be a security risk.


Overview Nights begin next week

Overview Nights get the parent-teacher relationship off to a strong start early in the year. At Overview Nights, parents meet their children's teaching team, and get a detailed preview of the coming year's curriculum.

This year's Overview Nights have been reimagined for the Zoom age, but they remain focused on the curriculum - the facts and skills that your child will be covering this year.

Recordings of these presentations will be available afterwards.

fifth grade, Tuesday the 22nd, 6:15-7:15pm
sixth grade, Tuesday the 22nd, 7:30-8:30pm

seventh grade, Wednesday the 23rd, 6:15-7:15pm
eighth grade, Wednesday the 23rd, 7:30-8:30pm

first grade, Tuesday the 29th, 6:15-7:00pm
second grade, Tuesday the 29th, 7:15-8:00pm

third grade, Wednesday the 30th, 6:15-7:00pm
fourth grade, Wednesday the 30th, 7:15-8:00pm

Nursery and Preschool, Thursday the 1st, 6:15-7:00pm
Young Kindergarten and Kindergarten, Thursday the 1st, 7:15-8:00pm

Zoom links are in the Commons, www.gordonschool.org/commons passkey commons


If you didn't follow Gordon on social media this week, you missed...

...multitasking in the eighth grade

...a Gordon tradition in the Washington Post

...a recent alum speaking up and speaking out

...a rave review for some Gordon parents


Connect with your fellow parents

We miss seeing everyone in the (real-life) Commons.

Until we can all connect again in person, Gordon is ready to buy coffee for you and a Gordon friend.

Reach out to Claire Phipps at cphipps@gordonschool.org for a gift card to Seven StarsBorealis or the new, Gordon-family-owned Madrid European Bakery in Wayland Square