A Letter from the Upper School Headmaster
Dear Upper School Families,

Week 8 (May 18-21) Remote Learning Packets will be available on Saturday, May 16 at 12:00 p.m. within Google Classroom and at GreatHeartsIrving.org/RemoteLearning. Videos will be available for the week at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18 within Google Classroom. Please see here for a review of the use of Google Classroom.

The option remains available to pick up and drop off printed packets. Please pick up packets from campus on Mondays between 8:00-8:00 p.m. To return packets in hard copy, please park and enter the building. Packets must be delivered to the Front Desk between 8:00-2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please do not use the mailbox.

During the week of May 18, students will finish new material for their courses and shift to review work; this will be the last week that teachers will host Optional Office Hours via Zoom. The final week of May 25 will include recorded video content from Art, Music, and PE teachers only and focus on review and enrichment material. Humane Letters seminars will continue through the final week of school.  

Upper School students will not have any major culminating projects, with the exception of the Junior Project and Drama Performance, nor any final exams. The final deadline to return hard copy and digital packets is Tuesday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. Hard copy packets will not be accepted following May 26.

Textbook and computer drop-off as well as Yearbook pick-up will occur on May 28-29 between 8:00-3:00 p.m. There will be fees for textbooks and computers that are not returned. Yearbooks will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis. Look for more details in next week's Headmaster Letter.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 has presented surprising challenges in the effort to cultivate the hearts and minds of students. Our scholars are interfacing more than before, and, given these circumstances, it is important to equip one another with strategies to navigating the safe use of social media and the internet. Please join us as Dr. Josh Dyer and Mrs. Heather Joseph, two parents of Great Hearts students and experts on this topic, share their thoughts. Tune in to Facebook Live on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. for this internet safety panel.

Warm regards,
Philip Althage
Headmaster, Upper School
Great Hearts Irving