August 25, 2022

Volume 4・Issue 3

All-School News

Welcoming New Faculty and Staff

By Donald M. Larson, PhD

It is time to welcome our new faculty and staff to Grace Christian School. Some are well-seasoned with a lot of educational experience and some are new to education. They are all excited about being here and looking forward to a great school year. Please make them feel welcome to the GCS family. Continue reading HERE.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 25-26 - Thursday/Friday

  • Senior Retreat (See HS section.)

Aug. 26 - Friday

  • Great Escape I (See HS section.)

Sept. 5 - Monday

  • School Closed (Labor Day)

School Year Calendar

Parent Calendar PDF is HERE. (Updated 8/12/2022.)

View or learn how to link your iCal or Google Calendar HERE.

Elementary/Middle School News

We hope that your students have enjoyed their first several days of school. It has been a joy to have our hallways full again!

As we begin this year, we would like to place an increased emphasis on manners. When your students arrive in the morning, there will be familiar faces outside at the door. Please encourage them to look up, make eye contact, and say "Hello" or "Good morning." Remind them to use "Please" and "Thank you" and respond with "Yes, ma'am/sir" and "No, ma'am/sir" when appropriate.

Monday, September 5th - No School

Thursday, September 8th - Individual Picture Day

information will be sent home in white envelopes on Monday.

Before and After-School Care Information

If you are planning to use our Before-School Care or After-School Care services this school year, please read this information from Mrs. Morel.

High School News

Senior Retreat & Great Escape I

Please pray for our students and faculty as they enjoy this event tomorrow, particularly for relationship-building opportunities. The seniors traveled to Camp Eagle for their overnight retreat yesterday, and the rest of the high school will join them for the day on Friday.

9-11 grade students may arrive at the Activities Center as early as 7:45 AM on Friday morning but no later than 8:00 AM. It is anticipated that 9th-11th graders will return to the Activities Center by 8:40 PM and the 12th graders by 9:00 PM.

We are implementing our Casual + Dress Code for these events.

Arrival & Departure

We have gotten off to a great start to the year!

Thank you to parents and others who drive our students to and from school.

Please remember when picking up or dropping off  students that other cars are behind you. Please pull up to the red fire hydrant before allowing your passengers to disembark/embark.

Dress Code Reminder

Except on Casual or Casual + Days, students should not wear t-shirts to school. 

Also, when wearing sweatshirts, hoodies, etc. as "outerwear," students should have a top underneath their "outerwear" that falls within our dress code guidelines. Refer to the dress code on our website.


August 25-26

Senior Retreat


August 26

Great Escape I


September 2

Class Enrollment Drop/Add Deadline

If dropping/adding a core class, including Spanish, parent must sign form provided to students

by the Guidance Counselor.


September 5

School Closed

Athletics Update
Fall sports season is on the horizon.

Click here to view upcoming games on the Warrior game calendar.
If you are planning to play any Varsity or JV sport in the upcoming school year, please schedule your sports physical NOW. You will be allowed to participate only after your physical has been received by the school.

Physicals dated after May 1st are good for the entire school year. Please click on the link to the sports physical form below.

Also, if you are participating in Middle School, JV, or Varsity sports this school year, please click on the appropriate link below to
complete the electronic sports forms.
Sports Physical Form for JV/Varsity
Middle School Electronic Sports Forms
JV/Varsity Electronic Sports Forms
Fine Arts Update

After-School Art

If your 1st-8th grade child is registered for the fall session of after-school art, please check your email for important information!

Elementary Chorus  

Chorus will begin on Wednesday, September 21. That's right, Chorus has moved to Wednesday this year! Rehearsals will be from 3:15-4:15 PM. Ensemble will begin in October for interested 5th and 6th graders. If you did not sign up on the summer form and you have an interested 2nd-6th grader, please contact Cheri Kahrs to register.

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons will begin the week of September 12. Specific details regarding your child's lesson will be coming home next week. High school students will be contacted via email. 

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