important information to help you get ready FOR The 2023-2024 school year

As you work through the list below, know we are here to answer your questions and help make your transition back to school as stress free as possible. Please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 734-769-4010.


  1. Family Handbook

    Now is the time to familiarize yourself with school policies, programs, and other information about Greenhills in the Student and Family Handbook.
    > View the Family Handbook

  2. Athletics Information

    More information about Greenhills' athletics program is below, and middle school and upper school students are encouraged to complete the interest form and to contact coaches directly if they have any questions.
    > Athletic Program Overview
    > Upper School Fall Athletic Information
    > Upper School Sports Interest Form
    > Middle School Athletic Information 
    > Middle School Sports Interest Form

    Student Physicals Required
    All students planning to participate in athletics need to submit a MHSAA Physical Form, dated on or after April 15th, 2023. Completed forms are required by the first day of practice.

    1. Download the MHSAA Physical Form
    2. Fill in your child’s information and have a physician sign
    3. Visit the Files & Forms page in GryphOn
      You may also navigate to Files & Forms by clicking your name at the top right of the screen, or clicking the link in the banner notifying you of Forms to Review
    4. Upload a scan/photo of the completed and signed form(s) and click Submit

  3. GryphOn and Student Email Access

    Parent Guide for Accessing GryphOn for the First Time
    GryphOn is Greenhills’ password-protected, web-based student- and parent-portal. If you are new to Greenhills or have never used GryphOn before, please follow the steps in the document linked below to set up your account. New parents will receive an invite on Monday, July 24th, and the first step is accepting that invite.
    > See the Parent GryphOn Guide

    Email Accounts for New Students Arriving Monday, July 24
    Parents of new students will receive information for student account access on Monday, July 24. Please communicate the account information to your student and ask them to follow the instructions outlined in the email. If you do not receive an email by Tuesday, July 25, or if you have trouble accessing email or GryphOn, please email

    Student Access to GryphOn for the First Time
    New students will be able to access GryphOn after they have received their school email. A step-by-step guide will be provided in the student account access communication referenced above.

  4. Technology Recommendations and Student Laptop Policy

    Greenhills School requires students to bring a laptop to school. A 1:1 device for students allows us to continue to boost our instruction technology capabilities, help students to collaborate and communicate on devices that they feel most comfortable with, and decrease the usage of shared devices.
    > Review the Student Laptop Policy

  5. Acceptable Use Policy (Completed by Student)

    Each year all students must review the Acceptable Use Policy contained within the Student and Family Handbook and sign the agreement form in GryphOn. This is completed by students and parents will not see this form. If you have any issues or questions, please email

    1. Read the Acceptable Use Policy linked here
    2. Visit the Files & Forms page in GryphOn
      You may also navigate to Files & Forms by clicking your name at the top right of the screen, or clicking the link in the banner notifying you of Forms to Review
    3. Complete the form(s) and click Submit

  6. Student Courses
    Parents and students can now access their course assignments through GryphOn. Please note that the Academic Office will continue balancing sections and making small adjustments, so schedules (i.e. class periods and teachers) will not be published until the week of August 14.
    1. Log into GryphOn
    2. Parents click Your Child's Name (click Children if there are multiple students enrolled, and select the individual child's name) from the main menu.
      Students click "My Day"
    3. Click the "Course Requests" tab
    The right side of the screen will show you/your child's course enrollment. To see the course description, click on the arrow next to the grade level on the left to expand the course list, then click on the course name to open the description.

  7. Book Ordering Information

    Greenhills hosts an online bookstore through BNC K-12, part of MBS Direct, to make ordering books convenient and fast for parents. The course catalog is linked to your student's assigned materials so you know you're getting the right course materials, and most orders are shipped within 24 hours.

    Free Shipping July 17-23 for Returning Families, July 24-26 for New Families
    The bookstore is now open. All BNC K-12 orders $99 and up placed July 17 through 23 for returning families and July 24 through 26 for new families qualify for free shipping.

    Note About Digital Book Options
    Many courses offer options for hard copy books, digital books, or a combination of both. Unless otherwise noted, only one option is required for each class. Families may choose between any of the format options available for their classes, unless noted in MBS that the physical textbook is required or the digital version is preferred.
    > More information
    > Order books through BNC K-12

  8. Calendar, Daily Schedule, and Major Dates

    The calendar can be accessed from the Greenhills website and the GryphOn portal, and it includes events, activities, athletic schedules, performances, and more. This is a dynamic calendar, and changes and/or new events may be added throughout the course of the school year. Links are available to subscribe to calendars so they will sync to your phone and/or computer’s calendar app.
    > Website calendar (
    > Major dates list
    > Daily schedule

  9. Class Retreats

    Early in the school year, students will have the opportunity to participate in a longstanding Greenhills tradition: class retreats. These off-campus overnight and day trips are designed to create unity among classmates. Please save the date below for your child and look for detailed information about each trip, including destination, duration, and cost, in late August.

    • Middle School Class Retreats: September 15
    • Upper School Class Retreats
      • September 13 at 5:00pm – September 15: 9th Grade Retreat
      • September 13 at 8:00am – September 15: 10th Grade Retreat
      • September 14 – September 15: 11th – 12th Grade Retreats

  10. Classroom Materials Lists

    Middle School
    Middle school teachers have prepared lists of materials students will use throughout the school year, which they should have on the first day of school.
    > 6th Grade Materials List
    > 7th Grade Materials List
    > 8th Grade Materials List

    Upper School
    Individual teachers will inform upper school students of required supplies for their respective classes.

  11. Medical History and Allergy Information

    Please share if your child has any allergies or medical history that the school should know about. For any allergies and/or medical needs that require medication to be distributed while at Greenhills, the Medication Authorization form must also be completed.

    1. Visit the Files & Forms page in GryphOn
      You may also navigate to Files & Forms by clicking your name at the top right of the screen, or clicking the link in the banner notifying you of Forms to Review
    2. Complete the form and click Submit

  12. Medication Authorization

    Prescription Medication
    Michigan law requires a physician’s written order, along with the parent/guardian signature of authorization, for administration of all prescribed medications, including EpiPens and inhalers. A new form must be provided each year.

    1. Download the Medication Authorization form
    2. Fill in your child’s information (a physician signature is required for prescription medication)
    3. Visit the Files & Forms page in GryphOn
      You may also navigate to Files & Forms by clicking your name at the top right of the screen, or clicking the link in the banner notifying you of Forms to Review
    4. Upload a scan/photo of the completed and signed form(s) and click Submit

    Non-Prescription Medication
    For non-prescription drugs used on an occasional basis, such as Benadryl or ibuprofen, only a parent/guardian signature of authorization is required.

    1. Visit the Files & Forms page in GryphOn
      You may also navigate to Files & Forms by clicking your name at the top right of the screen, or clicking the link in the banner notifying you of Forms to Review
    2. Complete the Non-Prescription Medication Form in GryphOn and click submit.

    Email Greenhills Health Services at with any questions.

  13. Special Dietary Needs

    If your student has special dietary needs, please share these with Greenhills health services by emailing This information will also be shared with our lunch service partner Plum Market. For food allergies, please complete the Medical History and Allergy Information form in GryphOn..

  14. New Families: Immunization Records

    Before a child can enroll in a new school district in Michigan, parents or guardians are required to produce documentation that confirms their child has either received the school-required immunizations or has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations and is awaiting receipt of subsequent doses to be administered at appropriate intervals. If you are new to Greenhills, please submit your child's immunization records in GryphOn.

    1. Visit the Files & Forms page in GryphOn
      You may also navigate to Files & Forms by clicking your name at the top right of the screen, or clicking the link in the banner notifying you of Forms to Review
    2. Upload a photo/scan of your student’s immunization history records/cards and click Submit

    See the Student and Family Handbook for more information about immunization requirements. Email Greenhills Health Services at with any questions.

  15. New Families: Orientations and Summer Gatherings

    Greenhills will host several events later this summer to welcome our new families and help them feel prepared for the upcoming school year. More information about the events below has been or will be communicated to new families directly.  

    • 9th Grade Orientation for Students: August 23, 10:45am – 2:30pm
    • New Parent Social: August 23, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • 6th Grade Orientation for Students: August 25, 9:00am – 12:30pm

  16. After School at Greenhills

    The After School Group (ASG) runs after every school day from 3:30pm to 6:00pm for a flat fee of $9 per day. Students can work on homework, socialize, enjoy quiet time, listen to music, participate in outside activities, and more. All middle school students staying past 3:30pm are required to sign into ASG.
    > Learn more about ASG

  17. Drop-Off, Pick-Up, and Traffic Patterns

    Greenhills School is open at 7:45am, at which time students are permitted to enter the building and prepare for their day in their assigned grade forums. Students may arrive as early as 7:00am and wait in the All-School Forum until the building is fully open at 7:45.

    Classes begin at 8:30am. Students should have enough time to prepare and begin class, we recommend that students arrive at Greenhills at or before 8:15am. For faster drop-off, please know that traffic will start to get heavy at 8:10. Please pull as far forward as possible when space is available and let your student out quickly from the passenger side only. For faster traffic flow and pedestrian safety, there is no left hand turn in or out of our main entrance to Greenhills Dr. Please approach campus from the south end of Greenhills Dr.
    > Additional Information and Traffic Flow Map

    Earhart Construction Information:
    Earhart Road is being resurfaced this fall until November 10. You can find detailed information for the City of Ann Arbor here. Traffic will be northbound only throughout the project. As usual, we encourage you to drop off your students early and pick them up after 3:40pm.

  18. Morning Bus Transportation Option

    Greenhills offers a morning transportation service for families in Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, and surrounding communities at a limited number of stops. The cost is $500 per semester, per family, which will be billed at the end of September for the first semester and the end of January for the second semester. There is no charge for the first two weeks of school so any families considering the service can try it, risk-free.

    2023-2024 Schedule

    • 7:34am to 7:38am – Five Mile and Sheldon Road (North central parking lot, near Curves)
    • 7:46am to 7:50am – CVS parking lot (Sheldon and Ann Arbor Road)

    To register, please complete this online form, or email Transportation Supervisor Lisa Hogan with any questions.

  19. Greenhills Parent Organization (GPO)

    All parents are automatically members of the Greenhills Parent Organization (GPO). This year's GPO grade reps are linked below, and they will contact you regarding opportunities to connect, engage, and volunteer throughout the year. Please feel free to reach out to your grade rep with any questions about GPO or Greenhills.
    > Learn more about GPO leadership

Meet the Head's Council

Peter B. Fayroian Head of School
Elizabeth Quincy McLaughlin Associate Head of School
Deano Smith Head of Upper School
Mayra E. Diaz Head of Middle School
John Nickel, CPA Chief Financial Officer
Tom Ward Director of Athletics
Nadine Hall Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Paul Gargaro Director of Advancement
Michael Shaw Director of Communications and Marketing
Marissa Green Director of Information Technology Services
Stephanie Bentley Administrative Coordinator in the Office of the Head of School

Meet the Middle School Leaders

Mayra E. Diaz Head of Middle School
Bridget Quinn Maldonado Middle School Dean of Students
Laurin Wolf 6th Grade Team Leader
Lauren Yavor 6th Grade Team Leader
Nicole Burroughs 7th Grade Team Leader; Teacher
Amanda Harper 7th Grade Team Leader; Teacher
Scott Benke 8th Grade Team Leader
Kate Vane 8th Grade Team Leader

Meet the Upper School Leaders

Deano Smith Head of Upper School
Janelle Sterling Upper School Dean of Students
Sara LeBlanc 9th Grade Dean
Ben Bellamy 10th Grade Dean
John Lund 11th Grade Dean
Greg Huntoon 12th Grade Dean

Other People You May Need to Know

Heidi Butz, LMSW Director of School Counseling; FRESH Co-conceptual Director
Caitlin Smead Director of the Learning Center
Allison Kaplan Learning Specialist
Susan Beamish Dean of Academics
Natalie Caramagno Registrar; Associate Scheduler
Saturday, April 24
Open to anyone ages 16 and up. Limited quantities available.
Greenhills is closed for mid-winter break and will return on Tuesday, Feb. 22.