For families of Gordon students


Reopening campus
A detailed overview of the plan for fall 2020 is at www, and the nitty-gritty on health and safety is at

Dropoff and dismissal
The rundown on these daily transitions, at

My child feels sick. Now what?
A COVID-19 Q&A at

Antiracism resources
Reading lists and videos, as well as links to recent public forums that included Gordon, at

The Commons online
Zoom links to upcoming meetings, and dozens of online resources, are at - the password is in the parent email

Parent login
Update your contact information, access the parent directory and catch up on classroom connections at

This week's Gordon News

No school Monday observance of Yom Kippur

An invitation from the Middle School arts team:

Sign up now for Middle School music ensembles!

Middle School music ensembles for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade will be held after school via Zoom, from 5:30 - 6:30 beginning Tuesday, September 29. Choices include band, choir, and percussion, and families may sign students up using this form.

Feel free to direct any questions about band or percussion to Bill ( or questions about choir to Susan (

Overview nights in Early Childhood and Lower School

Here's the schedule:

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

Zoom links are in the Commons - - password is in the email

Flu clinic

Gordon will once again host a flu vaccination clinic.

It will be October 14th 3:45-6:30.

Entire families-siblings and parents-can be accommodated.

Mist and injections available.

Physical distancing and other precautions will be observed by all.

A link to register will be shared next week.

House picnics are not happening

With student safety remaining Gordon's main priority, the house picnics announced in Sunday's GCA email have been cancelled.

Hosting families on campus for an informal in-person event, and maintaining safe practices while also delivering a fun night, is just a little beyond everyone's reach right now.

GCA survey

The GCA is still inviting your thoughts on staying connected this fall, at


Virtual Lunch Get Together next Thursday

This GCA event is happening Thursday, October 1st at noon!

The Zoom link will be in the Commons,, password commons

Photo Day is Monday, October 5th

Ordering your child's portrait online is easy

Go to

Follow the links from Order Portraits* East Providence* Gordon

Pick your package!

Save the order confirmation for your reference only

Gordon@Home students are welcome to come at 3:45 to get their pictures taken.

There will be no class pictures this year, just individual portraits.

Coffee with Claire rescheduled

The Zoom coffee originally scheduled for tomorrow will now happen Monday, October 5th.

Here's the lineup for the first three of these:

  • Monday, October 5th: Gordon and antiracist pedagogy, with Dr. Thomas López
  • Friday, October 23rd: a historical conversation on President Lincoln with Luke Anderson, Gordon's eighth grade humanities teacher, and Ted Widmer '76, author of Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
  • Friday, November 13th: alumni parent Fran Loosen on philanthropy - how to engage others, and how to talk about it with your kids

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

...a memory of Justice Ginsberg

...a fifth grade birthday, pandemic style eighth grader advocating for a cause close to her heart

...friend of Gordon Jerry Craft in the news

...a joyful noise for Rosh Hashanah

If you only do one thing this week...

...please stop dropping students off before 8am unless you registered them for early care back in August.