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2022 Summer Update – What you Need to Know

By August 1, 2022September 2nd, 2022Grace News

We look forward to your student joining us for the 2022-2023 school year! Here are some important dates and FAQs with important information about school logistics, protocols, and event dates for the upcoming year.

General FAQS

 

What and when is Parent Information Night?

Parent information night is when faculty will provide information regarding the curriculum, classroom schedules and routines, and events concerning each grade level. Below is the schedule for each grade level Parent Information Night, which will be held via zoom.

Primary School
Tuesday, August 16, from 5-6 p.m.
Lower School
Tuesday, August 16, from 6-7 p.m.
Middle School
Tuesday, August 16, from 6-7 p.m.
*Zoom links will be provided via email in early August*

When is Meet the Teacher?

Primary School- Wednesday, August 17
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
*It will be held in your student’s classroom*

Lower School-Wednesday, August 17
Kindergarten: 9-9:45 a.m.
First through Fifth Grade: 11-11:45 a.m.
*It will be held in your student’s classroom*

Middle School-Wednesday, August 17
Sixth Grade
8:30-11:15 a.m.
Seventh Grade
1-2 p.m.
Eighth Grade
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Where can I find information regarding uniforms?

In Primary School, only PreK 3 and PreK 4 students wear uniforms. New uniforms can be purchased online through Lands’ End.  If your child is in PreK 3 but does not attend school on Chapel Day, the Chapel uniform is still required for other formal dress days, like class pictures. For Twos and Threes, play clothes are preferable, as well as the most durable. Please send an extra set of clothing, including socks and shoes, with your child each day.

Lower and Middle School students are all required to wear Grace School uniforms and follow the uniform policies. Please see the Handbook for any questions regarding our dress code. In addition, Lands’ End is our uniform provider, and Squad Locker provides our spirit wear.

When will I know my child’s class placement and schedules?

For Primary School, daily schedules will be provided during Parent Information Night and posted outside your child’s classroom. For Lower and Middle School, all placement letters and schedules will be mailed directly to your home in early August.

What are the school hours?

Primary School
Arrival: 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:30 p.m.

Lower School
Arrival: 7-7:50 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:50 p.m.

Middle School
Arrival: 7-7:45 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:10 p.m.

How does Lunch work?

Primary School
Primary School students can purchase school lunches beginning in September (all primary school students must bring their lunch in August). Please make sure lunches are packed in an insulated container and are ready to eat. When purchasing school lunch is available, parents will receive a calendar with the lunch menu at the beginning of each month.

Lower and Middle School
Lower and Middle School students can purchase school lunch from ECI Catering or bring a lunch from home. Parents will receive additional instructions on setting up lunch accounts online in their informational packets.

What are the communication platforms?

Primary School
Daily updates, arrivals, and dismissal, upcoming reminders, photos/videos, and weekly newsletters regarding primary school will be through the “Kaymbu for Families” app.

Lower and Middle School
Grace School has four significant forms of communication and information sharing: BLOOMZ, www.graceschool.org, social media (Facebook and Instagram), and E-Blasts. Your child’s grade level team of teachers and principals will send weekly updates via the BLOOMZ app. These updates will include upcoming reminders, homework, photos/videos, and learning objectives.

You should also receive an email from your principals with detailed FAQs depending on your child(s) grade level.

Important Dates

Wednesday, August 17th- Meet the teacher and Teddy Bear Picnic (Kindergarten families only)
Thursday, August 18th – First Day of School
Thursday, August 18th– Parent Chapel
Friday, August 26th– Free Dress Day