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A Message from the Division Head

by David Lowell

It is hard to believe that Moving Into Coffee (MIC) season begins in a little over two weeks. Each year we offer you a time to be introduced to your child’s grade to come during our Moving into Coffees.  See the table below for dates, grades and format of the coffees. The coffees are listed in grade level order, not calendar sequence. Review the schedule below and plan to attend the coffee for the grade that your child will be moving into next fall.  Kirstin McAuley, Chris Thompson, grade level teachers and I look forward to sharing our goals for opening up the school year in September, highlights of the year to come and answering your questions.

  • Moving Into PreK
    • 9:00-10:00am on Monday, April 26
  • Moving into Kindergarten
    • 9:00-10:00am on Monday, May 10
  • Moving Into Primary
    • 9:00-10:00am on Tuesday, May 4
  • Moving into 1st Grade
    • 9:00-10:00am on Friday, May 7
  • Moving into 2nd Grade
    • 9:00-10:00am on Monday, May 17
  • Moving into 3rd Grade
    • 9:00-10:00am on Thursday, June 3
  • Moving into 4th Grade
    • 9:00-10:00am on Monday, May 24
  • Moving into 5th Grade
    • 9:00-10:00am on Friday, June 4

A Zoom Like will be shared at a future date via email

Helpful Lower School Information

All of MS and US coming to campus each day starting next week

Traffic on campus will increase significantly as we welcome 200+ more students to campus each day. You can help the smooth flow of pick up and drop-off:

  • Complete your child’s Daily Health Screen before coming to campus
  • Arrive on campus during your child’s designated drop-off and pick-up times
  • Prominently display your car sign 
  • Write your child’s grade number or letter on your car sign, big and bold
  • Drop-off and pick-up at curbside
  • Do not have children walk through parking lot unattended

Thank you for remembering about early release on Wednesdays

The last Lower School students were picked up shortly after 2:00 on Wednesday.

Adults please stay in or beside the car during drop-off and pick-up

This will reduce contact between students and other adults. 

No Extension or Before School Care this Spring

We are unable to offer Extension or before school care as either one would require mixing Lower School cohorts and compromising one of our COVID prevention strategies.