Dear 5th grade parents,

We are very excited to welcome your child to campus next week.  Mrs.DeBenedetti and Mrs. Hernandez have been working incredibly hard to ensure a safe and smooth return for your child.  We have 20 fifth grade students returning to campus.  

Here are a few reminders for Monday, October 19th.  

  • Please have your child bring their lock.  They will be using their lockers.  (If their lock is missing, I can provide them with another one.)

  • Please have your child wear their mask when they arrive on campus.

  • Please have your child bring their computer and charger.

  • Please have your child bring their water bottle (labeled with their name).

  • Students shouldn’t arrive on campus until 8:30 (unless they have a zero hour class).  Students should be dropped off at the curb in front of the middle school. 

  • Students should be picked up at 3:30 (at the curb in front of the middle school) unless they have a Wednesday club.

  • Your child may bring a snack (optional).

  • Students should bring all their class materials, including the Adventure Suitcase and canvas bag with all the original contents, as well as the colored plastic bin with Math and Science materials.

  • The schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on campus.  Wednesday is a remote learning day for deep cleaning.  However, if your child has been on campus since the beginning of the year or you have spoken with me, then your child may be on campus on Wednesday.  We will be working most of the time under the tents outside, (unless of course, we have inclement weather). 

We will be providing lunch.  If your child has any food allergies, please email the head of our SAGE dining program, Chef Ian Churchill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chef Churchill will customize your child’s lunch and label it appropriately, so there is no confusion at lunch.  Of course, if your child would like to bring their own lunch, that is fine, too. 

Lastly, I would appreciate it if you could have a conversation with your child about the importance of keeping their mask on when asked (we will take mask breaks), staying socially distant, and the importance of washing their hands.  Mrs. DeBenedetti, Mrs. Hernandez and I will also be talking to the students on Monday.  We are going to work very hard to keep everyone as healthy as possible. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Looking forward to seeing your child on Monday.

Gratefully,
Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School
The Gregory School
3231 North Craycroft Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712
520.327.6395


3231 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 327-6395
Fax: (520) 327-8276
The Gregory School is an independent, private,
non-profit 501(C)(3), coed day school for grades 5-12.