Welcome back to school! 

We were thrilled to welcome our 131 students back to campus on September 10. The ongoing safety protocols of daily symptom monitoring, temperature checks, masking, distancing, and hand/surface hygiene remain strong and our best layer of protection. Thank you to our students, faculty, staff, and parents for your collective vigilance.


Student Projects!

Summer came and went and our students never stopped reading, writing, and reinforcing their math skills. Their creative projects adorn the hallways.


Pizza Party!

Second graders celebrated their summer work with a well-earned pizza party.


Outdoor fun!

Recess looks a little different this year, but the students are still getting outside and having fun.


What are we studying?

Fifth graders are studying Mesopotamia and creating cuneiform class tablets during Humanities class.

                                                                                                             


Our Garden!

Our beautiful, bountiful garden produced many different vegetables and pumpkins! Students enjoyed picking their favorite.


Thank you, Conway family!

Things got a lot cooler in the Upper School thanks to the generous donation from Jill and Gerry Conway who made it possible for the school to install air conditioning in five classrooms. Thank you!

We are currently accepting a limited amount of students to our 3 year old program!

Let your friends and family know today!

 


Featured Faculty

Meet Christina Papadopoulos

 

Ms. Christina Papadopoulos joined the Upper School faculty as our math teacher. Ms. Papadopoulos graduated from Siena College and Clarkson University. We are thrilled to welcome her!

“Ms. P is a great teacher,” said eighth grader, Steven Burke. “She makes math fun and challenging. She makes me want to learn.


SGS Spotlight

Andrew Berglund, father of eighth grader Eva, member of the School’s Reopening Committee, and director of the RNA Institute at the University at Albany, was recently featured in U.S. News for his work developing pooled saliva testing to allow widespread COVID-19 surveillance among university students.
Read more here

Congrats, Arya!

One of our very own students, Arya Parikh, wrote a book that you can purchase today for a great cause! All collections from sales will be donated to Heart to Heart international for global humanitarian benefit specifically to help combat the coronavirus pandemic! Check out Arya telling us about her exciting new story!
This book is currently available on camillaraibooks.com and will be available for purchase on Amazon on October 6.

 


Welcoming New Board Members!

Lauren Hayes
Matthew Heerwagen

Ashit Patel


To see all of our student photos from this last month, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Events

9/30
SGS Parents’ Association will meet via Zoom. Below are the officers for 2020-21:

Grace Clark – President
Kim Garry – President-Elect
Sarah Newkirk – Vice President
Tara O’Leary – Treasurer
Jenny Lisella – Assistant Treasurer
Lindsey Stapleton – Secretary
Nichole Rigolosi – Hospitality Coordinator

10/1
October 1st is Picture Day! All students should wear formal uniforms. If your child has PE that day, he or she should bring sneakers to wear during PE class.

10/2
Father Doyle will preside over First Holy Communion on Friday, October 2nd. We have made arrangements so that family members of the communicants may be present while adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Unfortunately, we cannot extend the invitation to our wider community due to the pandemic.

10/7
Fall Fun Day will be on October 7 in the afternoon. Thanks to SGS Parents’ Association for coordinating a nature and animal show and for providing lunch and T-shirts. We’re planning some other socially-distanced, mask-wearing activities for the students.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held via Zoom. More information will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your continued support in our mission to maintain a safe and healthy campus. We are looking forward to the fall season.