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Hello Gillipsie Families, It has been a terrific start to the year! With each passing day since our opening, I hear and watch the children becoming more and more comfortable in their surroundings. There is nothing in this world like the laughter (and even arguing) of children as they make their way through the day. Early childhood students came to campus last week and were joined by kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders this week. Next week...

Dear Elementary Families, Below please see a reminder of the return to campus schedule. If you intend to keep your child at home beyond the start of on-campus learning, you must let us know by filling out this form by Thursday, August 27. Please do this even if you have already communicated your intentions, as we need to have a confirmed list of Learning-at-Home By Choice participants. If you plan to send your child to school on the schedule below,...

Hello Everyone, As promised last Friday, below are Gillispie’s plans to open school on September 1. Given Governor Newsom’s recent announcement, will our elementary students meet on campus or online as we open the 2020-2021 school year? Time will tell, and rest assured that we are assiduously planning for both possibilities. In the July 17 Framework for K-12 Schools in California, the California Department of Public Health referred to a waiver that might be granted by the...

Dear Parents,  Our hearts are heavy with the historic and ongoing injustices and tragedies of racial disparities that have been highlighted over the last several days. As educators, we are compelled to provide you with resources as you lead your young children through the complex issue of race. Gillispie’s Mission Statement includes the language, “We value a nurturing environment that fosters kindness, respect, and individual commitment to the larger world,” and our Philosophy Statement includes, “We focus on...

During what may be a challenging and confusing time, I am reaching out to provide a status update on developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and to share some additional details about the actions we are planning to protect our school community. I am also providing you with two resources which may be useful as you help your children to understand the situation. The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our priority. While the total...

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