Back-To-School Information. Be sure to review the Back-to-School Headquarters page for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Registration Process. Please note that ALL registration forms on the Portal MUST be completed prior to a student’s arrival on campus. If forms are incomplete, a HOLD may be placed on a student’s account. They will not be allowed to register until all forms are reviewed. Any outstanding fees due to the Business Office must also be paid prior to arrival on campus. After all HOLDS are cleared from a student’s account, they will be allowed to register on campus. Families can review arrival information on the Back-to-School page. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
International Student Arrival Form. New international students should complete this survey about their arrival as soon as their travel plans are confirmed, but no later than August 1.
Email Communications for New Students. All school communications to new students will be sent to their George School email addresses starting on Monday, August 2. Students should check this email for important information. New students and parents should also be prepared with their Portal log-in credentials when they arrive on Thursday, August 26 for New Student Orientation. Any student who does not have their username/password, or has been unable to access the Portal, their Office 365 account, or the New Student Technology Orientation course in Canvas, should contact the IT Service Desk at 215.579.6560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Student Orientation and Welcoming New Families. We look forward to welcoming new families in August! New boarding and day students arrive for registration the morning of Thursday, August 26. Special programming and events for students and their parents follow registration. Lunch will be provided and parents will have time to meet with their child’s advisor. New Student Orientation (NSO) begins on Thursday, August 26 and ends the evening of Saturday, August 28. View the schedule here. Families are invited to attend the NSO Picnic on Saturday, August 28 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on campus.
Parents who dropped off their new student for preseason on August 16 are invited to the new student registration and welcome event on August 26. We will also have a re-orientation for all returning students when school begins. Please stay tuned for information about returning-parent gatherings.
Schedule: Thursday, August 26
- 8:30-9:15 a.m. – Registration: New Boarding Students (Mollie Dodd Anderson Library)
- 9:15-10:15 a.m. – Registration: New Day Students (Mollie Dodd Anderson Library)
- 9:00-10:15 a.m. (and after 11:15 a.m. as needed) – Dorm Move-in: New Boarding Students
- 10:30-11:15 a.m. – Head of School Welcome (Walton Auditorium)
- 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Lunch and Advisor Meetings (Main Dining Hall). Note: Advisors will contact parents directly in late-August to schedule.
- 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – Get To Know the Parents Association
- 1:00 p.m. – Parent/Student Goodbyes (Meetinghouse)
- 1:15 p.m. – Parent Meeting for Worship (Meetinghouse)
- 1:30 p.m. – Introduction to Key Administrative Staff (Meetinghouse)
- 2:00 p.m. – Parent Reception (Meetinghouse Patio)
- 1:15 p.m. – New Student Orientation (Fitness and Athletics Center)
Summer Assignments. All students have a summer assignment for their English class, and many IB and AP courses also have summer assignments. Students who are enrolled in courses with summer assignments will see those assignments in Canvas. Questions can be directed to Val Fusco at email@example.com.
Courses for 2021-22. Please review your child’s course enrollments for 2021-22 to be sure they are correct before the bookstore opens on 8/1. If you have any questions about courses please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ordering Textbooks—Online Bookstore Opens 8/1. The Follett online bookstore will open on Sunday, August 1. Orders over $99 placed between August 1 and August 14 will receive free ground shipping. Books must be purchased prior to the start of the school year. You can review the student textbook page on the Portal here. Contact Maddy Roepcke with any questions.
Service Learning Requirements for 2021-2022. Students are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of service as a graduation requirement for the Class of 2022. A decision about whether or not service trips will run this year has not yet been made. There will be local school-sponsored service opportunities offered this year, which will be shared with students at the start of the year. Students can also design and complete their own independent service project to fulfill the service requirement. Please contact Service Learning Coordinator Meredith Baldi at email@example.com with any questions.
Athletics Updates and Preseason Information. The Athletics Department is excited about the upcoming school year! News articles, rosters, and team information will be available on the new Athletics website. Fall Preseason begins on August 16 and will run through August 27. The exception is Equestrian, which ends on August 20. Read the latest Athletics news and find additional information about preseason here.
Community Directory Photo. Please upload an updated passport-type photo of your child for the 2021-2022 Community Directory and student ID on the portal. All new and returning students should have their photo uploaded by Sunday, August 1. Contact Carol Wozniak with any questions.
Student Health Forms. All health forms are due August 1. You can access Magnus, your electronic medical record, from here and update it if you have not done so already. George School will require COVID-19 vaccination of all students and employees prior to the start of school in August. Exemptions may be requested on the basis of medical or religious grounds by completing the exemption request form in Magnus. Questions? Contact Administrator of the Student Health and Wellness Center Indira Rodrigo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission Information Sessions and Campus Tours. Prospective families interested in learning more about George School can attend an information session with an admission officer and current students over Zoom by signing up here. The Admission Office is also pleased to offer campus tours to small groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Interested families can sign up here for a tour.
Parents Association Updates
Parent Book Club. The September book selection is Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. Contact Clerk Erica Crenshaw for more information.
Welcome to our 2021-2022 Officers Board!
- Maureen Petrosky (Elliot ’23, Chris ’23)
- Giselle Torres-Toala (Chris ’21, Samantha ’23)
- Francesca R. Kennedy (Chase ’23)
- Belinda Morrison (Alice ’24)
- Abra Gorby (Charlie ’23, Sam ’23)
The Parent Plan-It is designed to inform parents about campus events and deadlines. It is published weekly on Thursdays when school is in session. It is a must-read resource for parents about important dates and school procedures. Please contact editor Katharine Sipio with comments, suggestions, and news at 215.579.6576 or by email at email@example.com.
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