Families, we are so eager to welcome you to the 2020–2021 school year! Even though we are starting 100% remote, we have been planning and preparing to bring a robust education to your scholars, grounded as ever in truth, goodness, and beauty.

Our Meet the Teacher event this year will be a drive-through celebration! You are invited to campus during one of two windows on Monday, 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 student planners for Grades 2–5, Nicky communication folders, 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 anytime between 7:30 and 9:00am.
  • Families with last names beginning with M–Z may arrive in the parking lot anytime between 10:00 and 11:30am.
  • Please feel free to come at any time during your family’s window.

Important Note: Please place your child(ren)’s carline placard(s) from last school year in the front window of your vehicle. This will help us make sure we are getting the right “Desks in a Bag” to the right students. New families should write your child(ren)’s last name and grade level in large, easy-to-read text on a blank sheet of paper.

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.

Traffic Maps for Meet the Teacher 2020

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.

If you requested a school device for your student to use during Distance Learning and you have questions about how to pick it up, please reach out to Charlotte.Garthune@greatheartsirving.org.