New Family FAQs

When is the first day of school?
August 31, 2022

When / Where is drop off and pick up?
Drop off is from 8:15 – 8:29. School begins at 8:30. Grade 1-8 drop off is in Oval. PreK and K Park and drop off takes place in right-hand side lot.

What happens if we’re late?
Our doors lock at 8:30. Children arriving after 8:30 must be accompanied by their guardian to the office to receive a late pass.  

Do you have Before and Aftercare?
Yes. Before and Aftercare will be available for children from the age of 3 through 8th grade as a pre-registered and prepaid service for the 2022-23 school year. Space will be limited to 6 students in early childhood and 20 students in the grades. Beforecare will begin at 7:30 a.m. and students will remain in beforecare until they transition to morning recess at the start of the school day. Aftercare will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be available until 6 p.m.

The minimum amount of use will be 50 hours ($300) for beforecare and 100 hours ($600) for aftercare. Below are sign up links:


Is the outdoor gear on the supply list required?

Where do I buy outdoor gear?
Local Big Box stores — Target, Dicks and Walmart as examples — should have most of what’s on the list, but supplies do go fast. Online shopping options might be easier for some and include:


How do I fulfill my service hours?
Each week in the Tuesday Note, there is a section called “Volunteer Opportunities” and in this section the school posts many tasks which need volunteer assistance. Our festival and community days are also typically great times to volunteer and include the Children’s Festival, Michaelmas, Annual Auction Benefit, Field Trip Assistance, and more.

Do you have food available for students?
We provide a healthy snack for Preschool and Kindergarten students. Families provide Preschool and Kindergarten packed lunch and water bottle. We do not provide snacks or lunch for grade students. Families provide Grade 1-8 packed snack and lunch and water bottle.

What is early dismissal?
Early dismissal at 2:00pm occurs a few times per year, typically before Holiday Breaks.  The first early dismissal is Sept. 2nd before labor day weekend. 

What if I cannot come for early dismissal?
We do offer aftercare on Early Dismissal days (except the last day of school) for those registered.

What if my child needs medicine during the school day?
We cannot distribute any medication without a form signed by a doctor. Please contact Jess Kreiss for more information: [email protected]

Can I volunteer in the classroom?
There are very limited opportunities for in-class volunteer assistance. To find out about any opportunities that arise, please contact your parent council representative.

What does it mean when you say, “No Media,” on school clothes and items?
In order to better foster young children’s imaginations, we ask that clothing, lunchboxes, backpacks, etc. not have images of scenes, logos and characters from movies or television shows.

Have more questions?
Ask fellow parents on our SGWS Family Facebook Group!
Ask Jess at the front desk and if she can’t answer your questions, she will direct you to someone who can! Call 330-666-0574 or email [email protected]