A Letter from the Upper School Headmaster
Dear Parents,
 
As you have seen in the letter from Dr. Dan Scoggin , Great Hearts Irving will remain closed through the 2019-2020 academic year.
 
Starting  Monday, April 20 , Great Hearts Irving will begin using Google Classroom to deliver and collect Remote Learning Packets as well as to provide access to video instruction.

If you have not yet provided consent, please complete the  Parental Consent Form as soon as possible in order to receive Google Classroom login information . For a list of frequently asked questions related to the safety and security of Google Classroom, please click here .

Remote Learning Packets for weeks 2-3 (April 6-17) will be returned by students via Google Classroom. See here for a tutorial video on how to upload documents. There is no specific naming convention requirement when uploading packets to Google Classroom. These are due by Friday, April 24 . For families who did not complete the survey, please contact Info@GreatHeartsIrving.org for a list of the steps required for the transfer of packets. 

As a reminder, Quarter 3 grades are now live in the PowerSchool Parent Portal . Please use the same Access ID and Password you received in Quarter 1 to access the system. Parents may contact students' teachers with questions related to grades. Answers may also be found in the  Family Handbook . In light of the extraordinary circumstances, Great Hearts has adopted a special semester grading policy for Quarter 4 and Semester 2. Click  here  to read the policy in full.

Acculturation Week IV, focusing on the virtue of Fortitude, begins on Monday as well! Visit GreatHeartsIrving.org/Acculturation for the full schedule, and stay tuned to our social media accounts for further updates.

In his poem, "If—", Rudyard Kipling says:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;  
  If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;  
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
  And treat those two impostors just the same;

We will read on for our seminars during Acculturation Week, but, as a community, we have stayed true to our identity—a classical school united in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty—in both calm and crisis. Like gold refined by fire, next year’s successes will gleam the brighter because of the furnace we labor in today.

Warmly,
Philip Althage
Headmaster, Upper School
Great Hearts Irving