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Weekly Blast 2.19.2021

February 19, 2021 -

School Dates to Note:

  • Feb 25-26 – Galileo Testing 6th-8th
  • Mar 1-11 – Re-Enrollment (Online)
  • Mar 5 – Early Release 12:05p.m.
  • Mar 8-9 – National Latin/Greek Exams
  • Mar 8-10 – National Spanish Exams
  • Mar 9-10 – National French Exams
  • Mar 15-19 – Spring Break/No School
  • Mar 22-26 Senior (In-State) Trip
  • Mar 22 – First Day of Q4 (Block A)
  • Mar 22 – Uniform Shorts Permitted
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note From Headmaster
  3. COVID Prevention
  4. Quarter 3 Deficiency Notices
  5. Re-Enrollment
  6. College Counseling
  7. GP Athletics
  8. GP Block Schedule: Regular & Half Days
A Note From Headmaster

Hello Parents,

Today was an early release day for the students, and a faculty seminar day for teachers and staff. We shared a meal provided by the PSO and spent ninety minutes discussing My Name is Asher Lev. On Wednesday, when I was half-way through the assigned reading, I was discussing the story with Ms. Wegener. What became clear was her use of describing the work as “real”. My Name is Asher Lev tells the coming-of-age story of a young Jewish boy, who sees the world as it is but also as he imagines it to be. We see so much suffering in this story; I described it as “heavy”, but I do believe it is “real”. Our time in faculty seminar is life-giving; it is living out our calling as life-long learners. It is part of our culture and what makes our school truly wonderful. Again, thank you for partnering with us to provide a worthwhile experience for our students but also for our teachers.


Mr. Navarrette

GP has a SMALL supply of last year’s 2019-2020 Yearbooks that we must get rid of!  Purchase another copy at the VERY discounted rate of only $10 each! Get an extra copy for yourself, a grandparent, or to create picture collages. Click here to take advantage of this FLASH SALE! The extra copy will be placed in student lockers within 48 hours or can be picked up before or after school with a printed receipt.

COVID Prevention
Please keep students home at the onset of anyone living in the home exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. This will help keep teachers and students in class and our campus running.

Call or email the attendance line, and students will be marked COVID Quarantine Excused Absence as long as details are left in the message so the office can excuse the absence. Email or call 623-889-0822 ext. 4.

Quarter 3 Deficiency Notices
If your student receives a Deficiency Notice, please talk it over with your child so a plan of action can be put into place for future success. Students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers to follow up with a plan to improve. Teachers are always available to help students during tutoring hours.

Re-enrollment is coming! This will be the time to indicate your intent to return to Glendale Prep and secure your child’s seat for the 2021-2022 school year. Emails for current 6th-11th graders will be sent out the week of March 1st from the Great Hearts’ lead office. More information coming soon!

College Counseling

GREAT HEARTS COLLEGE SYMPOSIUM: Available to current 10th and 11th graders; this event is taking place virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.-noon. This is a terrific opportunity to interact with over 60 confirmed colleges and universities attending the virtual college fair. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. You must pre-register to attend. See the FLYER for details on how to RSVP and pre-register.

COLLEGE COUNSELING CONFERENCES FOR JUNIORS: Conferences will take place Wednesday, March 10th, and Thursday, March 11th, 2021, from 3:20 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Each junior and at least one parent are encouraged to schedule a 15-minute conference with the College Counselors. This short conference will address initial college lists and in-state public university core 16 GPA. Conference day and time can be reserved HERE

FULTON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AT ASU: Offers a couple of different summer opportunities for students interested in STEM fields. For details and application related to their summer engineering program view their WEBSITE.

COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBSITE: This webpage can be accessed through the Glendale Prep main website and is a good resource for up-to-date information on testing schedules, summer pre-college programs, and college counseling events.

GP Athletics
Spring Sports – Around the Corner: Are you interested in joining a spring sport? Visit and sign up for the upcoming spring sports! GP offers both middle school and high school sports during the spring. For more information on preseason open fields or gyms, contact one of our coaches below.

Coach DiPietro (MS Girls Basketball) –
Coach Roundy (MS Boys Basketball) –
Coach Fuller (MS Track) –
Coach Belanger (MS Tennis) –
Coach Costina (MS Swim) –

Coach Sanchez (HS Baseball) –
Coach Barnes ( HS Softball) –
Coach Webdale (HS Track) –
Coach Cecil (HS Tennis) –
Coach McNee (HS Golf) –

Spring Town Hall: Please keep an eye out for the upcoming Spring Sports Virtual Town Hall. This event will educate families on the upcoming seasons, as well as, the spring policies and procedures. Stay tuned!

BECOME A SPONSOR: Do you have a family-owned business? Do you want to support the vision of GP Athletics? Become a sponsor today! Click this link to learn more: Annual Athletic Sponsorship.

Tax Credits: GP Athletics is thankful for the many friends and families who contribute their Arizona Tax Credits to Glendale Prep. If you haven’t done so yet, click here to learn more:

Follow Us: @gpathleticdept – Instagram & @Glendale Prep Athletics – Facebook

Thank you to our GOLD Level Athletic Sponsors
Clean Air Solutions, Penny Chiropractic, Pete King Construction, and Shipley Orthodontics 
Contact them today and tell them Glendale Prep sent you!

To join our Athletic Parent Board email with your full name and the sport that your child participates in. 


Contact Information
Silvia Hayakawa, Office Manager

Attendance Line:
623-889-0822 Option 4

Websites and Links
Glendale Prep Website
Glendale Prep PSO Website
GP Athletics Website
“Like Us” on Facebook
2020-21 School Calendar
Event Calendar
Tutoring Schedule
Booster Items
GP Family Handbook
Payment Portal
Lunch Ordering – Password “griffins4”