August 12th-13th

Get ready for an exciting and informative Back to School Week! Join us for a series of events designed to help parents, students, and families kick off the school year on the right foot. Here’s the schedule:

Monday, August 12th- Parent University (RSVP BELOW)

Calling all Kinder-5th grade parents! Parent University is a mandatory, comprehensive, all-day training session where you can meet your child’s teachers and get fully prepared for the first day of school. Learn about the curriculum, daily schedules, and how to best support your child’s educational journey. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other parents and school staff, ensuring a smooth transition into the new school year.

10:00: New Family Check in

10:15-11:00 New Family Orientation

Are you new to our school community? We warmly invite all new families to a special reception. Meet other new families, connect with a mentor, and learn all about the resources available to you. This is a wonderful opportunity to start building relationships and feel at home in our school community. You won’t want to miss it!

11:00-11:30 GCA Expo (All K-5th Parents)

We are thrilled to invite you to our GCA Expo! Explore various booths featuring opportunities to volunteer, a Genius Bar for tech assistance, spirit wear and uniform sales, a book fair, exciting information about upcoming events, win prizes and more. This is a wonderful chance to connect with other families, support our school, and find everything you need for the upcoming school year. 

11:30-3:00 Parent University (All K-5th Parents*)

*Childcare provided, see below to register for childcare

Tuesday, August 13th

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Meet the Teacher (Parents and students grades K-5th)
Students in Kinder-5th grade, this is your chance to meet your teachers and see your new classrooms! Join us for a morning of introductions and classroom tours. Get a sneak peek at where you’ll be learning and growing this year, and start building a connection with your teachers.

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: GCA Expo (All GCA parents/students)

We are thrilled to invite you to our GCA Expo! Explore various booths featuring opportunities to volunteer, a Genius Bar for tech assistance, spirit wear and uniform sales, a book fair, exciting information about upcoming events, win prizes and more. This is a wonderful chance to connect with other families, support our school, and find everything you need for the upcoming school year. 

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Upper School Mini Day (6th-12th Parents and students)
Mandatory for All Upper School Students and at Least One Parent

Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship at our Upper School Mini Day. This event is essential for all upper school students and their parents. Tutors and home day teachers are also encouraged to attend. Here’s what to expect:

  • Classroom Rotations: Experience a “first day” preview by rotating through all your classes with your classmates and parents.
  • Meet & Greet: Get to know your teachers and fellow students.
  • Syllabus & Supplies: Receive your syllabus, any last-minute school supplies, and important instructions from each teacher.

This is an invaluable opportunity to ease into the school year, get organized, and start forming connections with the school community. Don’t miss out on this fun and informative day!

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