The Middle School is back! On Monday, Oct. 5, the 6th graders returned to in-person classes. Then the next day, the 7th and 8th grade students returned for several days of in-person lessons in a variety of Middle and Upper School classrooms. See a Photo Gallery of them getting dropped off on Oct. 6 with Golden Tickets in hand.
In each grade, some students are continuing to join their classmates online via MS Teams. See photo galleries of the 6th Graders in Brad Kirsch's and Kristie Slattengren's classes, the 7th Graders in Spanish and science classes, and the 8th Graders learning their social studies, math and Spanish lessons.
The next phase of Saint George's re-opening will be with Middle Schoolers. Beginning with 6th graders on Monday, Oct. 5, students will return to campus in a staggered approach. Sixth-grade students may attend classes Monday through Thursday this week as we shift to a Hybrid of in-person and distance learning. (There are no classes on Friday, Oct. 9 for a teacher Professional Development Day.)
The 7th and 8th graders may return for in-person classes on Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7, then have a Distance Learning day on Thursday, October 8. Because Middle School classes do not operate solely in a cohort, logistical considerations are involved as students change classes during the day and the 7th and 8th grade students will have some classes (choir, art, etc.) together at times. While we are able to maintain the social distancing and facial covers throughout the day, we must be mindful of the additional interactions that take place. Seventh and 8th grade students will continue to have Distance Learning on 8 period days, which are typically on Mondays, as well as on “Special Schedule” days. Parents should refer to Joelle Neiwert's letter for more details, and additional information from Ryan Peplinski, COVID Coordinator.
Friday, Oct. 9 is a Professional Development Day for SGS faculty, so there will be no classes that day for grades K-12. Then there will also be no school K-12 on Monday, Oct. 12 to give students and faculty a break. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Six SGS seniors who scored in the top 2.5% of PSAT/NMSQT test takers and live in a rural area or small town have been identified as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars. The recognition helps highlight their outstanding educational achievements to top colleges and universities. Congratulations to Alec Bunn, Gabi Cunningham, John DeForest, Chaitanya Nalluri, Winnie Wu, and Henry Xu!
Seniors returned to campus over two days to work on their Extended Essays, a requirement for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. SGS seniors are working on essay topics as diverse as the effect on climate change on Hawaiian coral reefs, the impact of Italian immigration on Argentina, how RSA encryption uses math to secure information, and the diet preferences of turkey vultures! See a Photo Gallery of them writing drafts of their essays and talking with advisors. A 3,000-word draft is due soon!
Tuesday, Sept. 29 marked the first day for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades to return for in-person classes. See photo galleries of the 3rd Graders, the 4th Graders, and the 5th Graders on their first day back, as well as of several students in each class that will continue distance learning.
SGS College Counselor Kerry Clark invites senior parents to attend Senior Parent College Night from 5:30 to 7:00pm on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The meeting will take place on Microsoft Teams, so look for an email from Kerry with the link to the meeting. Learn how you can support your senior in their college application and decision process! Contact Kerry with any questions.
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