Dear Lower School Families,

The First Day of School is right around the corner! We are delighted to be beginning another school year with our scholars and alongside our incredible parent community.

We would like to invite all of you to this year's Drive-Through Meet the Teacher Celebration! Visit or see below for details.
Join Us Monday, August 17

All Lower School families are invited to campus during one of two windows on August 17. Our teachers will be placed throughout our parking lot so that our students can wave to them and you can pick up your child’s “Desk in a Bag” containing important materials for Distance Learning, including Math workbooks, Spalding notebooks, and more.
What time should we arrive?

  • Families with last names beginning with A–L may arrive in the parking lot between 7:30 and 9:00am.
  • Families with last names beginning with M–Z may arrive in the parking lot between 10:00 and 11:30am.
How will we know where to go?

  • Families with Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd Grade students will enter the Green Line and proceed to the location of your student’s grade level where the teachers will be waiting to wave and place your child’s “Desk in a Bag” into your car.
  • Families with 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade students will enter the White Line.
  • Families with students in both K–2nd and 3rd–5th will need to go through both lines.
  • Click here to access maps for both the Green and White traffic lines.
When will I find out who my child's teachers are?

  • Your child’s teachers will send an email welcoming you to their classroom on Friday, August 14.
  • Due to Distance Learning, all the teachers on each grade level will be contributing to asynchronous instruction throughout the year.
  • In addition, your child’s primary classroom teacher may need to change when we return to campus or thereafter based on the number of families who opt for either Distance Learning or in-person instruction. We recognize that this is not ideal, but it may be necessary to ensure each of our classrooms has roughly the same number of students.
Our campus operations team will be reaching out to families who requested a school device for their student(s) this week. If you requested a device and have questions about picking it up, please contact

We hope to see you all! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Warm regards,
Great Hearts Irving Lower School
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