Community News

The 3rd grade class put together a business plan and ran their "Sundae Fundae" business this winter, earning $1,296.25 in net profit.  They chose to send their profit to the Bee Informed Partnership, which helps sustain honeybees across the country.  See the great Zoom Video from the Bee Informed Partnership with their appreciation and "Thank You" to the class!

March 30, 2020

Dear SGS Community,
I hope everyone is staying healthy and navigating this crisis as well as possible.  This situation continues to be complex and ever-changing.  You can be assured we are doing our best on the SGS educational front.  Now starting our third week of distance learning, I have been proud of our teachers and their efforts to engage with students and provide ongoing lessons/content/support for the students (and parents) across our K-12 program.  Thank you for all of the words of encouragement and gratitude you have been sharing with the teachers and administrators...

Jamie's Update to Parents

March 20, 2020

Dear SGS Friends,

SGS Distance Learning Week #1 is off and running.  I want to begin by recognizing our teachers’ excellent work.  They had a big challenge setting up remote learning platforms and they have stepped up mightily in a relatively short period of time.  The Division Heads and I have received many emails of appreciation and we have forwarded them on to our teachers as often and quickly as possible.  These emails of good news and positive feedback have taken the place of the wonderful PA Appreciation Luncheons.  Thank you to our wonderful parents for your appreciation, patience and support of our faculty and staff during these difficult times.  It makes a difference as everyone is putting forth Best Efforts!

The continuation of learning and communication has been the priority at SGS...

Thank you to all who donated blood yesterday! We were able to collect 34 units of blood. Melanie Mildrew cannot express her gratitude, since the blood bank is very low from mass cancellations due to the coronavirus. Plus, we achieved the number of donors to earn the STEM grant. It will pay to replace the Outdoor Club's avalanche beacons for future back country adventures!

March 14, 2020
Dear SGS Community,
We are all headed into unchartered territory for at least the next six weeks.  This will be a time for all in our community to exhibit patience, empathy, strength and grace as we all work together to make the best of a bad situation.  Students will stay home starting Monday, March 16.  We will not plan to provide instruction on Monday, but teachers will start to post assignments and get the communication process started with their students...  Read Jamie's Full Letter.

Based on Governor Inslee’s announcement today where he ordered that all schools in Washington State close by Tuesday, March 17th until at least April 24th, Saint George's School will be not be having students on campus starting Monday, March 16th.   

We are finalizing our emergency closure plans.  In the coming days, parents will receive an email from Jamie Tender with more detailed information.  We thank you for your patience as we try to navigate this unprecedented time.

The Vitalent Blood Drive from 11:30am to 4pm on Wednesday, March 18 has been moved to the bus outside the Vitalent office at 210 West Cataldo.  If you are not comfortable going on the bus, you may also go inside and say you are donating for the SGS blood drive.  They are opening up a room for children to wait for parents if they are too young to donate.  They also would take any volunteers who want to help with chaperoning the room.  

Please consider donating, because there is a huge need in our community right now.  Plus, Saint George's is eligible for a $2,000 STEM Grant if we have at least 32 donations at this drive!

Due to the temporary school closure, all lunch orders for grades 6-12 will be postponed until we resume campus sessions.  Charges will not be made until classes resume and will be prorated for the days missed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Lower School lunches are postponed during the school closure and will resume when school resumes and if restaurants are able to continue at that time.  Contact with any questions.


Saint George's will hold a later blood drive to help earn a $2,000 STEM Grant if we have at least 32 donations at our spring blood drive.  Please go to the Vitalant Appointment Site to schedule your time to donate that day.  Thank you for saving lives and helping SGS!

The Upper School Community Service and Glow Clubs are collaborating with the Odyssey Youth Movement to collect new underwear, socks, and non-perishable snacks for their overnight supplies.  Look for the box in the Upper School courtyard to make your donations through March 13.  Odyssey provides safe spaces for LGBTQ+ teens in the Inland Northwest.  Thanks for your help!

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