In Focus @ GWA

A news bulletin for the families of George Walton Academy

August 2, 2018

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The 411 On Dress Code

Our uniform policy has changed slightly, including the establishment of only two approved logo's. Click HERE to see our uniform updates and to view the approved logos. If you are in need of new dress code-approved clothing, stop by the Dawg Shop to update your dress code attire.

Are You Ready For Class?

Be sure to check the list of workbooks and online subscriptions for purchase from the Dawg Shop. Please note that these items will be sold in the cafeteria during Open House, only cash or check accepted. If students choose to purchase on campus after school begins they may purchase with credit card, cash or check in the Dawg Shop.

The following will be sold through the Dawg Shop:

- Wordly Wise subscriptions for 6th & 7th grade @ $15 per student

- Language subscriptions for 6th, 7th , 8th and 9th @ $20 per student

- Science workbooks for 7th grade Life Science and 8th grade Physical Science @ $8 each

- AP Econ. Micro and Macro books @ $25 each

School Hours and Schedules

We look forward to seeing our students back on campus! Upper and middle school students (sixth - 12th grades only) will have have a half day on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Lower school students (K4 - fifth grades only) will have have a half day on Thursday, Aug. 9. School will dismiss both 8/8 and 8/9 at 12 p.m. and the buses will run at 12:10 p.m. There will be no lunch or aftercare. All students will have their first day of school (no early dismissal) on Friday, Aug. 10.


Carpool starts at 7:30 a.m.

Classes begin at 8 a.m.

K4 dismisses at noon.

K5-fifth grade carpool begins at 2:45 p.m.

Sixth-12th grades will dismiss at 3:15 p.m. to accommodate our new seven-period school day.

Please click HERE to view the middle school block schedule.

Please click HERE to view the upper school block schedule.

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Campus Cleanup Day: August 4

Show your school pride and join your fellow Bulldogs for a few hours of GWA community service by participating in our annual campus cleanup day. Bring your rakes, tool belts, work gloves and trash bags to help us spruce up the campus for back-to-school activities. We’ll start working around 7:30 a.m. and wrap up before lunch. Snacks and water will be provided.

Parents, students, faculty and staff are all invited. This day of campus beautification is a great way to get involved and give back. Please email Elizabeth McDonel at to RSVP so we know how many to expect. Hope to see you there!

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Make sure to stop by the cafeteria at Open House to pick up your school calendar. Extra copies are available for $5 each.