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Upper School Spanish teachers Jamie Billings and Cassey Buchmann made seven batches of green salsa to deliver to the juniors and seniors at the local Grocery Outlets and the Valley Mall on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th).  "We were able to socialize for a few minutes while social distancing," says Cassey.  The Northside Grocery Outlet students included John Field, Carol Wolff, Nico Morales, Kelsey and Kyley Doughty; the Downtown Grocery Outlet students included Sydney Lennemann, Alec Nittolo, Reagan Ivey, Nicole Cook, Grace Harrill, Mary Bade, Miya Jacobs, and Chiara Ravasia; and the Valley Mall students included Kuhu Amin, Alex Gustafson, and Gabi Cunningham.  "It was so great to see faces and smiles in person!"

It's a fiesta at home!  Join the SGS Spanish Department's "Cinco De Mayo Perfect Plate Challenge!"  Create and plate your favorite Mexican recipe by Tuesday, May 5.  Then submit your photos for prizes by category - entree, dessert, non-alcoholic drink and appetizer!  Email photos no later than Wednesday, May 6 to  See the Cinco De Mayo Challenge Flyer for details.

Plus, students in grades 8-11 are invited to join the Zoom Lunch and Trivia Contest starting at 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5.  Contact Seniora Billings for the Zoom invitation.

Dear SGS Parents,
Each passing day provides some insight into what the new “normal” might look like for schools and the Spokane community.  I stress “might” because, since the beginning of the pandemic, we have all been operating in unknowns and best guess scenarios.  As a school steeped in tradition, we mourn each special event as it unceremoniously passes with the other cancellations.  Navigating the loss, creating the present and planning for the future are all part the current quandary.  I am sure many of you have seen stories regarding plans for universities and schools in the fall.  For the 2020-21 academic year, Saint George’s is creating multiple plans to address a variety of situations as well... 

April 27, 2020
Dear Friends,
I hope you are remaining healthy and enjoying the warmer weather.  Yesterday provided a welcomed excuse to get outside and be active.  The Nine Mile Falls area was beautiful and the views overlooking the river were breathtaking.  Enjoy the four-day school week ahead and more importantly enjoy a little break on Friday, May 1 and the three-day weekend.  Our next break is May 22 and that will provide for a four-day weekend over Memorial Day!

During the last two weeks we have focused on providing more structure and routine around the Distance Learning platform at SGS...

Saint George's will celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.  We are deeply grateful for the support we have received from families and friends of the school.  Although our Spring Gala has been cancelled, we are still trying to reach our monetary goal of $210,000 for our Annual Fund.  Please go to if you wish to contribute to Saint George’s Annual Fund on this day of giving -- Tuesday, May 5th.

April 20, 2020
Dear Friends,
With each passing day on campus, I discover something new or something I haven’t appreciated in the past.  Yesterday, I noticed several of the cherry trees popping as their blooms were so vibrant against the emerging spring backdrop.  I have attached a picture of the tree just below the MS basketball court.  It was beautiful to see and you can just imagine the low hum of the bees discovering the fresh blossoms.  I wish the picture would have had students walking past the tree on their way to PE . . . next year! 
Last week, the teachers and administrative team spent a great deal of time working through additional structuring of our Distance Learning approach at each grade, division and departmental level...

Each senior provided a photo of themselves as a baby or child for the 2020 SGS Yearbook.  Now you get to see if you can guess which senior it is just from their baby photos!  Continuing for the next few weeks, we will post two senior baby photos on the SGS Instagram and Facebook pages.  See if you can guess who each one is.  (We will post their senior photos the following day to see if you got it right.)  Let's see how much the Class of 2020 has grown over the last 18 years! 

In a tribute to the Class of 2020, gift boxes of goodies were delivered to each senior on April 15 to encourage and honor them as they finish their SGS classes online.  See a Photo Gallery of the gift boxes and a few of the happy senior recipients.

At a Monday, April 6 news conference, Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced the ongoing school closure would continue for the rest of the school year, with in-school classes expected to resume in the fall.  More information on the continued closure is updated at the Spokesman-Review.

For support during this challenging time, Meghan Kilgore, our SGS Counselor, will be available for video-counseling sessions via Microsoft Teams as needed.  Her weekday schedule will be:
9:00-10:30am – Parent sessions
11:00-1:00pm – Student sessions
1:30-3:00pm – Teacher sessions 

Meghan also will be available via email at and will respond within 24 hours.

Resources for emotional and educational support can be found on her Center for Family Engagement page:

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