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The main purpose of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum at SGS is to teach our students to establish and maintain healthy relationships, to understand and manage their emotions and feelings, and to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety. A document on SEL in Distance Learning posted on the Parent Portal outlines the expected skill development of students by grade level, parents’ role in social development, our plan for SEL during DL this fall, ways to practice self-care, and resources we will use and you can explore.  You can find more SEL resources at the Center for Family Engagement webpage.

Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 4 was Orientation Week for the Lower School's 3rd through 5th graders.  Each day, the students posed for First Day of School photos before starting their classes.  See photo galleries of the incoming 3rd Graders on Sept. 2, the 4th Graders on Sept. 3, and the 5th Graders on Sept. 4.  Welcome back, Dragons! 

Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 3 was Orientation Week for the Middle School.  Each day, the students posed for First Day of School photos before starting their classes.  See photo galleries of the incoming 6th Graders on Sept. 1, the 7th Graders on Sept. 2, and the 8th Graders on Sept. 3.  Welcome back, Dragons! 

Each Upper School grade began their Orientation Day with a "socially distanced" gathering on Graduation Lawn and an activity to help them get to know new friends and catch up with old friends after a spring and summer apart.  See photo galleries of the 12th Graders' outside activity, the 11th Graders, the 10th Graders, and the 9th Graders.  It was great to be back on campus together!

Monday, August 31 through Thursday, Sept. 3 was Orientation Week for the Upper School.  Each day, the students posed for First Day of School photos before starting their classes.  See photo galleries of the incoming 12th Graders on Aug. 31, the 11th Graders on Sept. 1, the 10th Graders on Sept. 2, and the 9th Graders on Sept. 3.  Welcome back, Dragons! 

Graduation Announcement

July 27, 2020

Please join us as we celebrate the Class of 2020 by watching the livestream of their Graduation Ceremony this Thursday, July 30th at 5PM. It will be a live event and not pre-recorded. 

Please use this link to attend the ceremony via our YouTube Channel:

Saint George's School Class of 2020 Graduation

  • Please feel free to share this link with anyone that you think would like to watch the ceremony.
  • We recommend that you join by 4:55PM as there will be a short slide show as part of a countdown to the start of the ceremony. 
  • You can also search for Saint George’s School on YouTube and you can find the graduation ceremony that way. This works well if you are using a smart TV.

We look forward to “seeing” you there!


Saint George's will be getting printed yearbooks for 2020, but not until later this summer.  We expect they will be distributed when everyone returns to school this fall.  If that plan changes, an email will go out to parents and students.  And in the meantime, anyone who purchased a 2020 yearbook can view it online.  Here are the Instructions.

Dear SGS Community,
I hope your summer is off to a good start and you and your kids are enjoying the break now that summer has officially started.  Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather this week.
Just a couple of updates regarding our fall planning.  The SGS Re-opening Task Force and working groups continue to develop plans for the 20-21 school year and we hope to finalize and share them by the end of June.  We are integrating the OSPI, the Department of Health and the Spokane Regional Health District’s guidance and directives as part of the SGS Re-Opening plan.  Based on our enrollment and our facilities, we feel we are able to meet the compliance standards set forth at this time for an in-person start. Since the release of the OSPI Re-opening Guidelines, several points have been clarified. 
1. Bus Transportation – At this time, we understand that busses will operate with a social distancing “concept.”  This means to social distance as much as possible, in addition to all riders wearing masks and the bus windows will be open.
2. Safety - Social distancing in classrooms has been established at six feet in all guidelines.  We are measuring the classrooms, developing entry/exit procedures, traffic patterns, alternative space usage and cleaning protocols that will be used in the fall.   
3. Essential Learning – This area has been assigned to one of the working groups and will help define and establish the essential learning expectations in both in-person and within a Distance Learning model.  Additionally, the OSPI has added requirements for recording attendance and creating a transition plan in the event of a full distance learning model.
4. Sports and Activities – The WIAA released guidance today related to interscholastic athletics and activities for the fall.  SGS Athletic Director Ryan Peplinski will send out an email soon with more details on what to expect when athletics and activities resume at SGS.
Stay tuned for the full Task Force report later this month.  We will also be providing an update on June 30th for Graduation scheduled for July 30th. 
Thank you and enjoy the week!
Jamie Tender
Head of School

A team of parents made goody bags and delivered them as a caravan to the 8th graders on Tuesday, June 9th to celebrate the end of the year.  See a Photo Gallery of the happy recipients and a Video made by the delivery team.

The spring issue of the Upper School student newsletter The Round Table is available to read on the Parent Portal.  This issue features graduating editor Marshall Roll's thoughts, ideas for quarantine projects, the environmental effects of the pandemic, and much more. 

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