News from the Upper School

Week of Jan. 29
Week of Jan. 29
Week of Jan. 29

With the hustle and bustle of Homecoming behind us, students and faculty settled back into a more typical school routine this week. Pictured below, French III students researched the origin of a classic French dish as part of their food unit. They made the dishes at home and brought them to school to share with their classmates. Quiche, coq au vin, éclairs, and ratatouille were some of the food that students sampled. Several teachers and I had the chance to share in this delectable experience. Everything was unbelievably delicious, but my personal favorites were the cheese soufflé and the crème brûlée. Also pictured, Human Anatomy & Physiology students enjoyed a hands-on lesson on blood pressure facilitated by Nurse Jon Green as they studied the cardiovascular system. 

Unfortunately, we are experiencing elevated levels of sickness. Please remind your students to use good hygiene practices and keep them home if ill. Communicate absences to attendance@sdsgriffin.org or donlyn.aiken@sdsgriffin.org. For COVID or flu-related illnesses, please also alert Jon Green at jonathan.green@sdsgriffin.org so we can track spread rates and respond accordingly. In addition to communicating when your child is sick, please remember to let us know when they need to sign out or arrive late. Your advanced communication allows us to ensure the safety and whereabouts of students.

Related, please note that SAT prep for this Sunday has been canceled due to illness.

We begin next week with Monday being an E day and Tuesday marking the midway point of quarter 3. On Thursday, a lower school performance occurs in Dent to celebrate the opening of Black History Month. Upper School assembly will be moved to the dining commons to allow for setup. 

Please remind your students to do their best to make it to school and classes on time. We have seen an uptick in lateness and tardiness recently. 
Check below for a list of notable dates, and use the school calendar for ongoing updates. 


All the best for a fantastic weekend!

Paige

 

Sunday, January 28 **SAT Prep Cancelled due to illness**    
Sunday, February 11 SAT Prep with Dr Duncan Seminar Room 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 15 Early Dismissal 12:05  
Friday, February 16 Student Holiday    
Monday, February 19 School Holiday for Presidents Day    
Monday, February 26 Special Studies Week Officially Begins    
Sunday, March 3 SAT Prep with Dr Duncan Seminar Room 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 14 Early Dismissal 12:05  
Friday, March 15 Upper School in session    
Thursday, March 21 Upper School Play 6:00 PM Dent Gallery
Friday, March 22 Upper School Play 6:00 PM Dent Gallery
Friday, March 29 Graduation items to be delivered to seniors 11:30 AM  
Monday, April 1 Start of Spring Break    
Monday, April 8 First day back after Spring Break    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Counseling Corner

Week of April 15

Looking Ahead:

Seniors will attend the 2nd Senior Series on Tuesday, April 16th from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Parents' Community Seminar Room. Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be provided. Please make sure your student fills out the Google Form.

All rising 10th-12th grade students:
Reminder about Course Requests - You must receive signatures from your teachers AND a parent/guardian before turning into College Counseling by Thursday, April 18th.

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