GFS COVID-19 Response and Updates

Return to School Fall 2021

We are all excited to welcome our students and families back to campus this fall. While we are planning on a fun, full, spirited year, we will be proceeding with the health and safety of our entire community as our primary concern. Our decisions are based upon the most recent recommendations from the CDC and state and local health departments, and are made in careful consultation with the school’s Health Center and COVID Response Team.

A Layered Approach to Opening
Our mitigation strategies are based around the concept of layered prevention; we will be continuously reviewing new information as it is released as well as taking into consideration the overall health of our community and local trends. While our hope is to have as close to a normal year as possible, we will be reserving the right to add additional layers of protection as needed throughout the school year. Key strategies include:

Prospective Families

We will be updating information for prospective families soon. Please reach out to our Admission Office with any questions you may have: 410.559-3111 or In the meantime, we welcome you to learn more by clicking here for our virtual tour.


GFS COVID Response Team

Jamie Bailey, Head of the Preschool
Jodi Blackburn, Director of Residential Life 
Meisha Dockett, Human Resources Manager
Kristin Franzen, Director of the Health Center
Deanna Gamber, Associate Head of School 
Chris Hughes, Head of School
Gail Hutton, Head of the Lower Division
Reema Khanchandani, Head of the Upper School 
Stacy Mohn, Director of Finance and Operations
Shelly Placek, Director of Communications and Marketing
Shannon Schmidt, Head of the Middle School