The information on this page is for families of students enrolled at The Geneva School for the 2020–2021 school year.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: The school offices (upper school and lower school) will be open every weekday except July 3, from 9:00 am–3:00 pm.
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Please note, many of these dates are very tentative because of COVID-19
- August 7 & 10: Senior Boot Camp
- Monday, August 10: Lower School Meet-the-Teacher (K4–6th grade)
- Tuesday, August 11: Upper School Meet-the-Teacher (7th–12th grade)
- Wednesday, August 12: First day of school for all students, K4–12th grade
- Tuesday, August 18: Lower School Open House #1 (K4–6th grade)
- Wednesday, August 19: Lower School Open House #2 (K4–6th grade)
The date and format for the upper school open house is TBD.
Please check the calendar for other important dates through the year.
START-OF-YEAR SCHEDULE FOR GRAMMAR SCHOOL STUDENTS
|K4 Students||Kindergarten Students||1st–6th Grade Students|
|August 12–14||8:20–11:15 am||8:20–11:30 am||8:20 am–12:00 pm|
|August 17–21||8:20 am–12:30 pm||8:20 am–12:30 pm||8:20 am–3:00 pm|
|Beginning August 24||8:20 am–1:30 pm||8:20 am–2:40 pm||8:20 am–3:00 pm|
Note regarding pick up August 12–14: If you have a K4 and a kindergarten student, you may pick up both students at 11:30 am. If you have a K4 and/or kindergarten student as well as 1st–6th grade students, you may pick them all up at noon.
SUMMER READING LISTS
The Geneva School yearns to see good readers, and reading well requires direction, discipline, and diligence. For nearly ten months, our teachers strive toward teaching mechanics and comprehension, analysis and appreciation. They assign books to read, questions to answer, and ideas to ponder. Reading for understanding begins with the necessity of hard work, but the rewards pay dividends in growing the imagination and inspiring the mind.
Reading lists can be found on the SUMMER READING pages. The lists for K4–6th grade students are suggested reading lists. The 7th–12th grade reading lists outline required reading in addition to other suggested reading.
School supplies necessary for students in K4–6th grade are purchased and placed in classrooms ready for the first day of school. The cost of supplies is added to an activity fee divided between two payments billed to accounts in September and January. At each grade level, there are a few items that are not included in the activity fee billing.
Students in 7th–12th grade purchase their own supplies.
Further information can be found on the STUDENT SUPPLIES page.
All uniforms should be purchased from Lands’ End and Tommy Hilfiger. Information on how to order can be found on the Uniform Supplier page.
It is very helpful to be familiar with the uniform requirements before ordering. All the information about uniform requirements and can be found on the UNIFORM GUIDELINES page.
Used Uniforms: The school has a selection of used uniforms for sale at a significant reduction. Come by the lower school campus for K4–6th grade uniforms and the upper school for 7th–12th grade uniforms after June 1 during regular business hours if you are interested. If you would like to donate gently used (and clean) uniforms, they can be dropped off at the front desk at either campus.
2020–2021 OVERNIGHT TRIPS
- Fifth Grade trip to Williamsburg: April 13–16, 2021 (tentative)
- Sixth Grade trip to Washington DC: April 20–23, 2021 (tentative)
- Seventh Grade North Florida Trip: October 26–30, 2020
- Eighth Grade trip to TBD: May 10–13, 2021 (tentative)
- Ninth Grade Boys trip to Gilchrist: April 24 & 25, 2021
- Ninth Grade Trip to the Florida Everglades: February 22–26, 2021
- Senior Trip: The week after graduation. Destination TBD
Check out the Athletics section of the website to see what is in store for your children in the way of athletics for next year. Please watch your email inboxes over the summer for announcements about schedules and tryouts for fall sports.
Grammar School Fall Sports
- Soccer for K4–6th grade boys and girls (competitive)
- Volleyball for 5th–6th grade girls (competitive)
Upper School Fall Sports
- Girls Volleyball (7/8, JV, varsity)
- Boys Golf (JV and varsity)
- Girls Golf (JV and varsity)
- Boys Cross Country (MS, JV & varsity)
- Girls Cross Country (MS, JV & varsity)
- MS Co-ed Soccer (6th–8th grade boys and girls)
Note for 6th grade athletes: Students in 6th grade may participate in 5/6 grade volleyball, JV golf, MS cross country, 5/6 grade soccer, or MS co-ed soccer.
Required FHSAA Forms for all 6th–12th Grade Athletes: All 6th–12th grade students participating in middle school, JV, or varsity athletics must have a number of forms on file in the athletic office before they are permitted to take part in practices or games. One of these forms is the FHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Examination form. This requires a physical exam by a doctor. See your regular doctor or plan on coming to the TGS clinic on Saturday, August 1, from 9:00 am–12:00 pm at the upper school campus. For more information about the required forms, please go to ATHLETIC FORMS.
Please note – younger students do not need these FHSAA forms to participate in youth sports
If your student requires daily medication while at school, needs an inhaler for asthma, or is prescribed an EpiPen for severe allergies, please refer to the Medical Information pages for further information.
If you have a child entering K4, kindergarten, or 7th grade student, Florida state law has certain age-specific immunization requirements for children attending school that you need to be aware of:
- K4: 4 doses DTap (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), 4 doses polio, 1 dose MMR (mumps, measles, rubella), 3 doses hepatitis B, 1 dose varicella (chicken pox)
- Kindergarten: Additional MMR booster, additional varicella booster
- 7th Grade: Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis booster (Tdap or Adecal)
For new families to Geneva, please check the Information for New Families. This page has information important for the health and safety of your child from our school nurse Lou Jones.
GRAMMAR SCHOOL CLASS LISTS AND DIALECTIC/RHETORIC SCHEDULES
Grammar school class assignments and dialectic and rhetoric class schedules are completed the first week of August and communicated to parents/students.