We are excited to see our students and families soon for the 2022-23 school year! This page will be updated regularly with information that is shared as we prepare to go Back to School. You can also access this page directly from the NGFS app home screen.
Click on a topic below for information for the 22-23 school year.
Preschool and Lower School (Preschool-grade 6)
Guilford Campus (GC) at 1128 New Garden Road
Middle School (grades 7-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12)
Page-Frederiksen Campus (PFC) at 2015 Pleasant Ridge Road
Doors open at 8 a.m. on both campuses.
Before and after school care are available for Preschool and Lower School; see Extended Care for more information.
Stay in the Know with the NGFS App!
The NGFS app is a valuable resource for our community. Frequently accessed sites and information are available ... right at your fingertips! Please be sure to have the app installed on your phone and subscribe to the groups that affect your family so you receive app notifications.
To install the free app:
Search for New Garden Friends School) through the App Store or Google Play. During setup, you will have the option to select groups.
To select groups for app notifications:
- If you are installing the app for the first time, there will be prompts during the setup process.
- If you already have the app installed, tap Groups at the bottom of the home screen, then "Manage groups", and follow the prompts.
Recommended Groups to select:
- "Schoolwide" - you will receive all whole-school related notifications (for example: reminder of early dismissal)
- Under "Grades" - select all that are applicable to your family (for example: if you have a kindergarten and third grade student, select "Sunrise (K)" and "Horizon 3rd/4th").
Further information will be provided about the school app and how it will be used during the school year before the start of school.
If you have questions about the app, please contact Deana Allman, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle Division sports are offered for students in grades 5-8. JV/Varsity sports are offered for students in grades 8-12. Please visit the Athletics page to learn more about these programs. The Athletics page also includes links to all forms that are required for students to participate in NGFS Athletics, including the physical form that must be completed by a healthcare provider. We encourage families to have this form completed before school begins, particularly for students interested in fall sports.
Fall Sports for JV/Varsity (grades 7-12) - If your student is interested in participating in Girls Volleyball or Coed Cross Country, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com. We would like to receive notification by Saturday, August 6, as we prepare further information for the season.
Fall Sports for Middle Division (grades 5-8) - All MD sports are coed. The fall season begins with cross country, followed by soccer. Practices are held on Mondays and Wednesdays and games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fall sports schedule has not yet been released by the Independent School League (ISL). We will send an email when it is available and the dates are posted on the Athletics calendar.
Athletics Program Interest Meeting: Thursday, August 25 - Join us in the gym on the Page-Frederiksen Campus at 2015 Pleasant Ridge Road for an athletics interest meeting. We will go over all expectations for all sports and gauge interest for winter and spring sports. This meeting is for parents/guardians and students and will begin at 6 p.m. for Middle Division sports (grades 5-8). At 6:30 p.m., we will discuss JV/Varsity sports (grades 8-12).
Come out and show your support for the Bears this year! You will find event dates on the NGFS Athletics Calendar and on the calendar on the home screen of the NGFS app.
Click on the flyer to download.
2022-23 School Calendar
The school calendar is always accessible on the:
- NGFS App: On the home screen, and the calendar icon (located at the bottom of the home screen) connects to a weekly list of the school calendar items.
- NGFS website: School calendar and link to downloadable calendar located through the "School Life" tab on the Calendar page.
Classroom welcome letters, including school supply lists, class lists/contact groups/advising groups, and drop-off and pick-up procedures, were sent via email on August 5 from Carolyn Howes (Head of Preschool and Lower School) and on August 8 from Tanisha Jones (Head of Middle and Upper School).
A Child's Garden (PS, PK, TK) Welcome Letter
Rainbow (grades 1-2) Welcome Letter
Horizon (grades 3-4) Welcome Letter
Galaxy (grades 5-6) Welcome Letter
Middle School (grades 7-8) Welcome Letter
Upper School (grades 9-12) Welcome Letter
If you did not receive the email, please contact the Division Head for your level:
- Carolyn Howes, Head of Preschool and Lower School, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tanisha Jones, Head of Middle and Upper School, email@example.com
Extended Care is offered on the Guilford Campus for Lower School students (preschool-grade 6) for an additional fee. Extended Care hours of operation are 7:30-8 a.m. and in the afternoon from school dismissal until 6 p.m. An email about enrolling in Extended Care was sent to Lower School families on August 5, 2022. You can find complete information about this program on our Extended Care webpage.
If you plan to use Extended Care for your student, we encourage you to go ahead and complete the Extended Care Agreement and submit it to Paul Nguyen, Director of Extended Care, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health guidance for the 2022-23 school year was sent via email from the NGFS Health team on August 11, 2022.
Look for the email subject “NGFS Health Information for the 2022-23 school year”.
These links are included in that email and in the Health information folder found on the home screen of the NGFS app.
- New Medication Administration Policy
- Medication Administration Authorization Form
- 2022-23 COVID-19 Handbook
Immunization Records Reminder from the NGFS Health team
Please send updated immunization records to email@example.com as soon as possible.
For information about COVID vaccination, see this CDC link to determine if your child is up to date.
Click on the flyer to download.
NGFS families have the option to order hot lunches for their students through My Hot Lunchbox, which partners with local restaurants to deliver nutritious meals to schools. Ordering is now open for the 8/24/2022 - 12/31/2022 ordering period. Please note that ordering cuts off at 12 noon the day before each delivery.
If you are new to My Hot Lunchbox, click HERE for directions on how to create your account. You can see frequently asked questions HERE.
If you already have an account, sign in to your account and click Edit to make any changes for the 22-23 school year. Be sure to select the correct grade for your student(s). Click confirm.
You can access the sign in page for My Hot Lunchbox on the home screen of the NGFS app. Look for this icon:
If you have questions, please contact My Hot Lunchbox at 888-894-8295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper School Parent Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-7 p.m. | via Zoom
Middle School Parent Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6-7 p.m. |
You may update student or family information at any time during the school year. This may include a change in contact information, emergency contacts, or medication/health care provider changes. Click the link for instructions: ParentsWeb Instructions.