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Weekly Blast 5.28.2020

May 28, 2020 -

School Dates to Note:

  • June 3-4 – Textbook Returns
  • July 10 – 2020 Graduation Rehearsal
  • July 11 – 2020 Graduation
  • July 27 – Bookstore
  • Aug 5 – New Student Orientation
  • Aug 6 – First Day of School
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note From Headmaster
  2. Textbook Returns/Yearbook Distribution
  3. Evaluations
  4. Credit Make-Up
  5. Great Hearts Summer School
  6. 2020-21 School Year
  7. GP Bookstore
  8. 2019-2020 Yearbook Last Chance
  9. Summer Office Hours
  10. Volunteers & Chaperones
  11. GP Athletics
  12. College Counseling
  13. Anton Uniforms
  14. Senior Traditions
A Note From Headmaster

Hello Parents,

As we plan for the coming Fall it is important you know that student health and safety are our priority. There are various Great Hearts teams that are working plans for our network that include:

  1. A Health and Safety Manual for on-site return.
  2. A plan for online learning if we are unable to return on-site in the Fall.
  3. A plan to serve a small percentage of students who are unable to return to on-site in the Fall.

These plans and details will be finalized in the coming weeks. We will work to keep you updated as necessary.

Every year, we do say a heartfelt goodbye to those teachers who will not be returning next year after having served our community this past school year. I am thankful for their time and wish them the best. Farewell to Mr. Arbogast, Ms. Cox, Ms. De Gree, Ms. Gill, Ms. Henrich, Mrs. Hoover, Ms. Hudson, and Mr. Oakes.


Mr. Navarrette

Textbook Returns & Yearbook Distribution
Please sign up to return all school-issued textbooks, as well as borrowed school items, on Wednesday, June 3rd, or Thursday, June 4thIf textbooks are not returned at the event your $175 textbook deposit will be used to purchase a new set for incoming students. You can view the textbook list by grade level here. Parents can SIGN UP HERE if you have not done so already, only one time-slot per family. If you are missing a textbook or cannot attend the event due to medical issues, please reach out to Mrs. Hayakawa right away.

Parents can expect evaluations by the end of day Wednesday, June 3rd, via email. If you do not receive an email, please contact Mrs. Hayakawa at Please remember to print or save an electronic copy of your son or daughter’s evaluation as the PowerSchool Parent Portal is scheduled to close on Thursday, June 11th.

Credit Make-Up
Per school policy, students who receive an F in the second semester for any course at Glendale Prep will be required to make up the course over the summer in order to be promoted to the next grade level. Please contact Mr. Withers at to see about make-up classes that may satisfy a necessary credit.

Great Hearts Summer School
Veritas Prep and Cicero Prep are offering Summer Courses open to all Great Hearts students. Courses range from Math & Reading to online typing to in-class enrichment courses like Art, Spanish, and Poetry. Click here to see Veritas’ catalog and here to register, and click here to see Cicero’s catalog and here to register.

2020-21 School Year
If your plans change and you will not return to Glendale Prep for the 2020-21 school year, please contact Mrs. Hayakawa as soon as possible so she can ensure that you sign a withdrawal form and receive your textbook deposit refund.

GP Bookstore
The Glendale Prep Bookstore is currently scheduled for one day only: Monday, July 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. GP Bookstore is held so all students can be issued textbooks, locker assignments, class schedules, etc. The Bookstore sign up link, Consumables, Classics to Keep, Student Parking, and other important details will be provided in upcoming emails so please be sure to check your email often over the summer break.

2019-2020 Yearbooks – Last Chance
This is your last chance to order your 2019-2020 Yearbook! Purchase your student’s yearbook on the payment portal today. Yearbooks will be distributed when families return their textbooks.

If you are unsure if you placed your order, you can log into your payment portal account and click the tab “Account,” “Orders,” and “Order History.”

Summer Office Hours
Per the Great Hearts lead office, all school front offices will remain closed until June 15th. Feel free to email any Glendale Prep questions to We look forward to seeing you at Bookstore on Monday, July 27th!

Volunteers & Chaperones
Currently, the Great Hearts Lincoln campus has 97 volunteers, our Glendale Campus is right on their tail with 91, and Arete is holding onto third with 84. We know we have the best volunteers in all of Great Hearts! Let’s gain first place in volunteers by June! If you would like to be approved to volunteer or chaperone, please click on the link below to complete your background check and gain clearance. The cost is $5.00. Please note, when selecting the school, it will not separate Archway and Prep; the system will approve you for both schools. If you have any questions, please reach out to John Lund, Great Hearts Safety Manager at 

We look forward to seeing you on campus next school year!

GP Athletics

  • GP Athletes, please get those physicals completed soon for next year’s sports season. Visit the GP website to gain access to the 2020-2021 physical forms.
  • Please email to learn how you can get involved with our Athletic Parent Organization.
  • Stay connected on social media this summer!

College Counseling

  • Class of 2021: Continue to check the College Counseling Google Classroom for important announcements, event registrations, and assignments over the summer. This is the primary tool we will be using to communicate with you.

Anton Uniforms
Our Tempe store is open again! Please be patient as we resume normal business hours and find new ways to serve you. Visit our website for details on setting up an appointment to come in or use the online code: SUMMERSALE to receive 20% now through June 15th!

Senior Traditions
We hope you were able to watch the Class of 2020 Senior Tributes that were live streamed. We are proud of the incredible accomplishments of Glendale Prep’s outstanding senior class.

Senior Textbook Deposits can be donated back to the school by clicking here. If you would prefer a refund, senior families can expect a check from Great Hearts in 4-6 weeks.

Senior Graduation Rehearsal is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m. at Glendale Nazarene Church. The rehearsal should take approximately one hour.

Senior Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Glendale Nazarene Church, We ask seniors to arrive dressed in their cap, gown, stole, and tassel and be ready for pictures by 1:15 p.m. Only parents and siblings will be allowed to attend the event. We will live stream the graduation so families and friends can share in the experience.

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
2019-20 School Calendar
Event Calendar
Tutoring Schedule
Booster Items
GP Family Handbook
Payment Portal
Lunch Ordering – Password “griffins4”