This Week’s Highlights
Missed the Parent and Guardian Association Meeting? Watch a recording here of last week’s meeting from Wednesday, September 14.
Admission Event Volunteers. Are you interested in volunteering for GS Admission events? Our parents and guardians are our most valuable resource, along with our students, and we need your help both in-person and virtually. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to let us know if you are interested. We will reach out as the dates approach.
WIN Day on September 30. There are no classes on Friday, September 30. Standing for “What I Need”, WIN days are times for students to rest, socialize with friends, visit colleges, and work on long-term projects in between terms. Boarding students may leave campus on Thursday, September 29 after their last school obligations (academic and sports) are complete. If they live locally and have a sports competition on Friday, they may go home on Thursday afternoon and return to campus on Friday for their competition. Boarding students cannot leave campus until after their practice or game is finished. They are required to return to campus by 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. If you know your plans, please have your child enter a “Reach Weekend Leave Request.” Contact the Deans’ Office with questions.
NEW – Report Absences on the Parent Portal! Parents can now report a student’s absence or lateness in advance via the Parent Portal. After completing the form be sure to hit submit. You will then be notified that your report has been received, and again when it has been approved. Please note that this form should not be used if:
- You are reporting an absence due to a college visit (students must submit a “REACH request” for college visit approval).
- It is after 9:00 a.m. on the day of your student’s absence/lateness. To report after 9:00 a.m., please contact Laurie Moyer 215.579.6593.
Health & Safety Guidelines
George School requires masking indoors (in public areas and classrooms) until the end of the class day on Friday, September 23 when we will return to our mask-friendly campus policy. The weekly total of cases on campus, as well as the number of students isolating at home and on campus, can be found on our Health and Safety page and will be updated weekly on Thursdays.
Fall Open House
Do you know any families interested in George School? Encourage them to attend our Fall Open House on Sunday, October 23!
Students and families planning to apply for the 2023-2024 school year are also invited to schedule their interview by calling 215.579.6547. Interviews will begin in October and run through February. Families can either come to campus or meet with our Admission Team via Zoom. Learn more.
College Representative Visits. George School will host in-person and virtual visits from college representatives beginning Monday, September 12 through Friday, November 4. Seniors must sign up in CIALFO to attend. If juniors are free and want to attend a meeting, they must email Terry Tuttle to be placed on the attendance list. Space is limited and preference goes to seniors. A list of visiting colleges will be emailed to students and their families weekly.
PSAT Updates. College Counseling will meet with the Class of 2024 during Assembly on Friday, September 23 to discuss the PSAT and other important information.
The Testing Landscape Virtual Event. On Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Compass Education Group will present The Testing Landscape during a virtual event. Families of sophomores and juniors are invited to attend. More information will be available soon.
IB results for the May 2022 session were released back in July and we are proud to announce spectacular results, which maintain our standing as one of the top performing IB schools with an excellent diploma success rate. We look forward to this year’s upcoming exams!
Students enrolled in IB courses are required to take IB exams. Junior and Senior IB Diploma Candidates have been registered for their subject exams. For Junior and Senior IB Course Candidates (students that are taking individual IB courses but are not full diploma candidates), registration will begin in the next few weeks and Val Fusco (Registrar), Kim McGlynn (IB Coordinator), and their IB teacher(s) will be in communication about the registration process. The cost for each subject exam is $119 and the deadline for registration is November 1 after which there are no refunds and any changes will incur additional costs. Learn more.
Students with learning accommodations must communicate with Minnie Lee (Director of the Learning Center) and Kim McGlynn. Please note that IB will not guarantee the same accommodations offered by George School. All paperwork on learning differences and the request for inclusive access learning accommodations must be submitted to IB by October 1. Learn more.
Mark Your Calendars
September 22: New Family Zoom Chat
September 26: PGA Athletic Committee – Virtual Meeting
September 27: The Testing Landscape – Virtual Event
September 30: WIN Day; No classes
October 5: PGA Inclusion Committee – Virtual Meeting
October 15: Homecoming
Come and show your Cougar spirit at Homecoming on October 15! The day will be jam-packed with endless Cougar cheers and events. The week leading up to Homecoming (October 10-14) will be spirit week for students and include fun themes, games, floats, a pep rally, and a bonfire! Register Here
Parent and Guardian Association
The Parent and Guardian Association (PGA) provides programming and volunteer opportunities for parents to contribute to the GS experience. Please fill out this Google doc to indicate if you are interested in volunteering and your area of interest.
Join the PGA for a New Family Zoom Chat on Thursday, September 22 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The PGA Athletic Committee will meet via Zoom on Monday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. EST to discuss starting concessions for all sports, as well as other fundraising opportunities such as purchasing Veo Cameras for sports events. Please join us as we kick off this committee for this school year!
The PGA Inclusion Committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The meeting is open to all GS parents/guardians.
COLLEGE COUNSELING: Learn about George School’s College Counseling Program.
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM: Review IB information including exam updates, deadlines, and meetings.
ATHLETICS NEWS: Visit the Athletics website to view schedules, highlights, and team information.
Questions or concerns? Contact Director of Parent Engagement Ginny Waller.
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