Welcome to the Week of August 16, 2020
Dear Lower School Families,

We are excited to be beginning another school year and look forward to greeting our scholars each day as we cultivate their hearts and minds in the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.

By now you have all received your family's credentials to log in to Google Classroom. Students will be invited to classrooms by tomorrow. To access your child's classroom, log into your student's account and you will see an invitation to his/her classroom appear. You do not need a classroom code.

We recognize inboxes fill up fast, and we want to be sure you're receiving the communications you want to receive. This year, we are asking families to "opt in" to receive The Week Ahead.
Warm regards,
Marcy Finn
Headmaster, Lower School
Great Hearts Irving
At a Glance
August 19 | First Day of School 100% Online
August 19 | Distance Learning Meal Pickup (8:30-10:30am)
August 21 | Full Day Friday
August 24 | Distance Learning Meal Pickup (8:30-10:30am)
August 31 | Distance Learning Meal Pickup (8:30-10:30am)
September 7 | Labor Day Holiday
Visit greatheartsirving.org for the most up-to-date information and much more.
A Closer Look
Distance Learning
Numerous resources related to our Distance Learning plan, including daily schedules, technical support information, and more are available at greatheartsirving.org/distancelearning.

Meet the Teacher Celebration
Join us tomorrow Monday, August 17 for a special Drive-Through Meet the Teacher event. Families are welcome to arrive anytime 7:30-9:00 (A-L last names) or 10:00-11:30 (M-Z last names).

Maps for Meet the Teacher
Families with Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd Grade students will enter the Green Line and proceed to the location of your student’s grade level. 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.

First Day of School 100% Online
We hope to see all our students on their class's synchronous Zoom session on the First Day of School August 19. We invite all families to join us on Facebook Live at 7:45 for the Pledges and a special welcome from Ms. Finn.

Meals for Distance Learners
We are committed to providing healthy and nutritious meals to all families who would like them. Throughout Distance Learning, families who place an order will be able to pick up one prepackaged meal box containing 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches per student per week. Visit greatheartsirving.org/breakfastandlunch for more details.

Technical Support for Families
Great Hearts has dedicated professionals available to help our families with technical issues related to Distance Learning. Technical support resources are available here or you can submit a ticket at theveeya.com/GreatHeartsFamilyHelp or by calling 480-781-4267.

On the Horizon
North Texas Giving Day
We invite our entire community to participate in this year's North Texas Giving Day. Mark your calendar, give what you can, and make a lasting impact on your child’s education. 1 day, 18 hours, an outpouring of support for our wonderful school. Be part of the excitement!