For families of Gordon students


On-campus COVID testing
Offered for unvaccinated students beginning September 20th. Links at www.gordonschool.org/testing

COVID travel restrictions
Updated August 26th, at www.gordonschool.org/travel

Signing up for the public bus
Rhode Island cities and towns provide free transportation to Gordon students. Learn more at www.gordonschool.org/bus

Gordon for beginners
The school song! The calendar! Getting dressed! Tips and facts for newly enrolled families (and those who could use a refresher) at www.gordonschool.org/beginners

Parent login
Update your contact information, access the parent directory and more at www.gordonschool.org/parentlogin

The latest Thursday Gordon News

Tomorrow in person: Q&A with Nurse Hoey

Encore! Meet Nurse Hoey! Friday, September 24th, just after dropoff at the outdoor Commons!

She will talk briefly about the COVID testing process and answer parents' questions! Brought to you by the GCA!
 

The Scavenger Hunt returns in October

Dreams do come true, thanks to your GCA. Save the date: October 16th, 11:00am-4:00pm. 

Relive last spring's on Gordon's Instagram
 

Help wanted

The GCA is looking for a few volunteers to help with faculty and staff appreciation efforts this year. If you’re interested or would like more information, email gca@gordonschool.org.
 

Overview nights begin next week

The full schedule, with Zoom links, is in the Commons, www.gordonschool.org/commons 

Early Childhood and Lower School now have additional overview nights on October 4th to cover library, visual art, music, PE, science and Spanish.
 

FYI from Middle School

Middle School affinity groups and lunch clubs start next week. All groups will have lunch together outside and socially distanced by grade level. Sometimes groups will remain outdoors, and other times they will move indoors after lunch. 

Students can decide each week whether or not they want to attend. Ask your child if they've tried one!

Two affinity groups:
Common Ground fifth to eighth, with Ms. Samuel, every Friday
Latinos Unidos fifth to eighth, with Ms. Carrillo, every other week. 

Three groups open to all:
Let's Talk about Whiteness fifth to eighth, with Ms. Garfield and Ms. Jackson, every other week 
Gender and Sexuality Alliance fifth to eighth, facilitated by Ms. Allard and Ms. Paull, every other week
A Feminism Club new! piloting in seventh and eighth grades, facilitated by Ms. Sandoval, every other week.
 

Quick survey for second to eighth grade 

Let us know how summer reading, summer math and summer academic clinics worked for your student! It's at www.gordonschool.org/summersurvey


Return of the flu vaccines

Gordon will once again host a flu vaccination clinic October 15th from 2-5pm.

Entire families-siblings and parents-can be accommodated.

Mist and injections available.

Physical distancing and other precautions will be observed by all.

Register at www.gordonschool.org/flu 
 

New playbook

The state issued a new edition of the guidelines for schools yesterday.

A close reading of the playbook does not suggest any changes to Gordon's existing health and safety practices. If anything, the state's recommendations have come closer to Gordon's practice in those few places where they differ.

The revised playbook is at www.gordonschool.org/playbook

Gordon's health and safety guidelines are at www.gordonschool.org/healthsafety
 

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

...an arboreal mystery on campus 

...one two arboreal adventures in Canton, Massachusetts

...a tough loss and a good time

...spreading the news in Lower School

...the International Day of Peace in fifth grade

...lucky seventh graders in Colt State Park

...a fourth grader in a global conversation
 

If you only do three things this week…

1. Check to be sure you have Overview Nights on your calendar. They begin on Monday! The full schedule, with Zoom links, is at www.gordonschool.org/commons

2. Make a plan to get your child the flu shot. You don't need to do it at Gordon, but you need to do it. Signup for Gordon's clinic at www.gordonschool.org/flu

3. Note that all adults on campus should be masked, including spectators at games. Last week, we relaxed the policy for students who were actively engaged in games or practices after school. That announcement did not mention adults, for good reason. The policy for adults did not change.