I hope you all enjoyed the Virtual Talent Show as much as I did. While I shed some tears, it was a beautiful way to spend a Friday evening — with our JGS Family! If you missed it, please see your email for the permanent (private) link.
I can only speak for myself, but, I feel as though it took me until about Wednesday of last week to adapt to this new normal. I imagine that many of you can relate. So your question might be, “Dana, if it took you that long to adapt, what about our children?” Well, there is one thing I know without question; children are far more resilient than we are! Second, we believe in your kids and we know that they can do hard things. Finally, and, most importantly, the vast majority of our kids are doing really, really well (according to teachers & parents alike)! On that note, thank you so much for taking our surveys and for reaching out to us with positive and constructive feedback. We’ve taken all of it to heart as I am sure you have seen in our various communications. What I have heard, over the past few weeks, is that, overall, we have happy kids!
With all of that said, we are nearing the end of the school year, so please mark your calendars for the following events. We will send specific details about each of the ceremonies as we get closer. Please know that when/if we can open the campus, we plan to hold an in-person High School Graduation, Prom, and celebration for our rising 9th graders!
UPCOMING SCHOOL DAY CLOSURE (NO CLASSES):
May 8th – Teacher Appreciation Day Off 🙂
May 15th – Professional Development Day
Virtual Middle School Sports/Awards Ceremony: 5/12, 10AM
Virtual High School Athletics Awards: 5/13, 6PM
Virtual Lower School Awards Ceremony: 5/14, 10AM
Virtual Middle School Promotion: 5/20, 5PM
Virtual High School Graduation: 5/21, 6PM
Yearbook Distribution: AUGUST 2020!
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL DATES:
HS: 5/22/20 (for those who take final exams), 5/14/20 (for those opting out of final exams)
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (5/4 – 5/8):
We are so appreciative of your continued support and interest in participating in Teacher Appreciation Week. Every year, we do a lot to celebrate our teachers and we know they feel the love. In respect of our current climate, we are encouraging notes, letters and emails to express gratitude and appreciation. If you want something delivered, please send to school and we will make sure to get notes and gifts to teachers’ homes.
Please note that in celebration of our teachers, we are closed May 8th!
END OF YEAR MEETINGS:
If your child is continuing onto the 2020-2021 school year, please schedule a meeting with your school director by using the following links:
LOWER SCHOOL (Monica) (rising 1st-5th)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Dana/Kris) (Rising 6th – 8th)
HIGH SCHOOL (Sam) (Rising 9th)
HIGH SCHOOL (Sam) (Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th)
Several of you have reached out about summer camp at JGS. We will notify you no later than 5/16 with what we are/are not doing. Please sit tight.
Yes, we are planning to be up and running for next school year unless we are told otherwise. We have contingency plans in the works (A, B, C). Please just know those pieces are in place and we will cross that bridge when we get to it.
Current enrollment numbers sit at nearly 150 students with only a few openings left in a couple of grades! We continue to get inquiries and applications on a daily basis!
With that said, we know this is an uncertain time for everyone – please take 2 minutes and complete this very brief survey [attached] to confirm your intentions for next year.