Parents

Welcome

As a Gonzaga parent, you are a member of a close-knit community with a long history of fellowship and service. 
Both the Gonzaga Mothers Club and the Gonzaga Fathers Club play very important roles in our school community. They organize events, raise money, volunteer, and support our boys in all of their endeavors. For more information on joining either of these groups, please visit the GMC page or GFC page on this website. 

We know that lots of questions often come up, especially when you are new to the school. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by new parents. We hope they are helpful. You’ll also find lots of useful information in the front of the Gonzaga Student Planner as well as the Student-Parent Handbook.

Thank you for choosing Gonzaga for your son. We’re grateful for all that you do to make our school community such a success.

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  • What’s the school dress code?

    On regular school days, students are required to wear a collared, solid, striped, or checkered, polo-style golf shirt or long sleeve dress shirt; solid colored dress pants; low-cut (below the ankle) dress shoes; a belt; and socks.

    On formal dress days, students must wear a suit coat or blazer, a properly tied necktie or bowtie, a solid or striped dress shirt, dress pants and belt, dress shoes, and socks.
  • What are the school hours?

    8:10 am to 2:45 pm.
  • What is Gonzaga’s policy for weather-related closings?

    Gonzaga generally follows the decisions of the Montgomery County Public School system for weather-related closings or delays. If Montgomery County Public Schools cancel classes, Gonzaga's classes are also cancelled. If Montgomery County has a delayed opening of any length, Gonzaga opens at 9:30am.

    Gonzaga reserves the right to broadcast its own announcements should conditions dictate. If Gonzaga chooses to depart from the decision of Montgomery County Maryland Public Schools, sufficient notice will be given to students and families via email broadcast, social media messaging, and a post on the main Gonzaga webpage (www.gonzaga.org).

    On days when access to campus is restricted due to weather related or other emergencies, the Headmaster may call for “Continuity of Learning” (COL) days. On such days, it is the expectation that faculty and students are actively engaged with one another through the use of Canvas. On these days, testing may occur and new assignments may be assigned and due. Notice will be given to students and families via email and Canvas broadcast.

    Because Gonzaga is a regional school, there may be great variance in the weather conditions affecting our students. Parents should always use their own judgment about allowing their sons to travel.
  • How can I find out about carpools?

    The Gonzaga Telephone Directory provides a listing in the back with students sorted by ZIP codes to help families find potential carpools.
  • How do I buy books for my son’s classes?

    Gonzaga uses an online book store called Follett Virtual Books. Required books for all classes are listed and available for purchase on the site.
  • Who should I contact within the Gonzaga Mothers Club with questions?

    In the back of Gonzaga Telephone Directory, you’ll find a list of the Mothers Club leadership, including their phone numbers and email addresses. 
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