Welcome to the Week of September 6, 2020
Dear Families,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Town Hall this past Thursday! We shared a lot of information, so here are a few main points about our Phased Campus Reopening. 

**Phased Reopening Schedule**
  • Wed. 9/16 | 11th and 12th Grades return to campus
  • Mon. 9/21 | 6th and 10th Grades join 11th and 12 grades on campus
  • Tues. 9/22 | 8th Grade joins 6th and 10-12th grades on campus
  • Wed. 9/23 | SAT, only 12th Grade is on campus
  • Thurs. 9/24 | 7th and 9th Grades join all other grades on campus.

**Drop-off and Pick-up Times (same as last year)**
  • Drop-off: 7:30-7:55 AM
  • Pickup: 3:35-4:00 PM
  • Early Release Pickup: 1:40-2:00 PM

**New Thursday/Friday No-Block Schedule Beginning
Week of September 21st**

While we look forward to having students in our building again, we are still dedicated to educating our scholars who will continue with Distance Learning. For your convenience, below are links to the recording of our Town Hall, the Town Hall Slide Show, our Phased Campus Reopening Plan, and samples for our new Thursday/Friday no-block schedules.
As Great Hearts Irving will be teaching students online and on campus at the same time, we are entering unchartered territory. Next week we will not have Zoom classes so our teachers can dedicate time to honing new skills to make our campus reopening as seemless as possible for all students. Students will still have classwork and recorded videos in Google Classroom next week.

Our priorities are excellence in education and the health and safety of our community. We have implemented measures, such as the phased reopening and teacher training, to allow our school to perform in the best and safest way possible for all of our students, teachers, and families.

Finally, you can expect a comprehensive guide to our reopening on our website this upcoming week. As always, thank you for your support, feedback, and encouragement.

Yours in Partnership,
Michael Cowan
Headmaster, Upper School
Great Hearts Irving
At a Glance
September 7 | Labor Day Holiday
September 10 | Distance Learning Meal Pick-Up (8:30-10:30am)
September 10 | M-W Class Schedule
September 11 | Full Day Friday (M-W Class Schedule)
September 14 | 9-12th Grade Parent Meeting With College Counselor
September 17 | North Texas Giving Day!
September 17 | Distance Learning Meal Pick-Up (8:30-10:30am)
A Closer Look
North Texas Giving Day

Our 10 Day Countdown to North Texas Giving Day begins Monday, September 8! North Texas Giving Day is an annual generosity event spanning the region that empowers everyone to become a philanthropist. The incredible, classical education we offer is only possible through support from our family community. Consider giving on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 17!
Homework Club

Homework Club is a place for your Upper School student to complete homework, receive peer tutoring, and quietly socialize with friends in a structured, supervised environment. Homework Club will be available for students on campus beginning Monday, September 21.
Mustang Athletics

Let’s get ready for the 2020-2021 seasons!
All fall and winter sports have been updated on the Great Hearts website.
Please visit often for any changes and contact our Athletic Director, Gary Gray, (gary.gray@greatheartsirving.org).
2019-2020 Yearbooks are
Still Available!

We have copies of the 2019-2020 Yearbooks ready and available for purchase! Please visit the front desk at the Upper School to purchase your own copy and relive the memories of the 2019-2020 school year! If you pre-ordered a copy and have not yet received it, please visit the front desk to pick up your reserved copy.
From Our College Counselor
Parent Meeting with our College Counselor

Parents, please join our college counselor, Priscilla O'Neill, Monday, September 14th for the first of many parent meetings with our college counselor about all things college. This month's topic is Naviance, our college search and application software. After a short presentation, Mrs. O'Neill will take questions. This event will take place over Zoom.
Virtual PSAT Bootcamp

All 11th Grade students are invited to attend the Virtual PSAT Bootcamp on Friday, September 18. The Registration Deadline for this event is is Monday, September 14. Please see the flyer linked below for more information.
DFW Virtual College Week

High School Students are invited to participate in the DARN (DFW Admissions Regional Network) Virtual College Week happening
Tuesday, September 8 - Thursday, September 10.
For more information, email our College Counselor, Priscilla O'Neill, (priscilla.oneill@greatheartsirving.org) or follow the link below to register for the events.
Great Hearts Texas College Workshop

On Friday, September 25 from 2-4pm College Counselors from our sister schools in San Antonio will be hosting a College Workshop.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information!
Ways You Can Help

Substitute Teachers

Due to the current state of affairs, we anticipate an increased need for:
 
  1. Short and long-term substitutes
  2. Athenaeum teachers and assistants
  3. Teachers available to fill mid-year openings

If you or someone you know has interest in applying, please use the links above to complete an online application today!