Parents of middle schoolers and ninth graders are invited to attend their children’s orientation on the first day of school, Monday, August 19. All middle schoolers will follow a half-day schedule. Upper schoolers will follow a full-day schedule.
Please note that at the Upper School, students will take yearbook photos on the first day. (Middle School students will take their yearbook photos August 22 and 23.)
There is no parent component to orientation for grades 10-12. Freshman parents may not park on campus for orientation because of construction. Please consider ridesharing.
Monday, August 19: First Day of Classes/Orientation
7:30 a.m. Freshmen arrive to campus (Parents must find parking off campus or use ride-sharing. No parent parking on campus).
7:45 a.m. Freshmen meet in advisory in the Lewis Family Auditorium; freshmen parents may join their freshmen.
8 a.m. Freshman Class Meeting with Parents, Lewis Family Auditorium
- 8-8:30 a.m. Head of Upper School, Dean of Students and Class Dean welcome freshmen
- 8:30 a.m. Freshmen take campus tour (including locate and claim lockers, take yearbook photos) and work with junior mentors.
- 8:30 a.m. Freshmen parents hear from school leaders, college counseling, counseling office, athletics and others.
- 9 a.m. Freshmen parents hear from Head of School Penny Townsend
- 9:45 Freshmen parents visit athletics, health center, other destinations (optional) or depart campus
8:30 a.m. Class Meetings Grades 10-12 (seniors in the Pagoda; juniors in the dining hall; sophomores in the gym).
9:15 a.m. Advisory, Grades 10-12.
9:50 a.m. End freshman activities and advisories for Grades 10-12
10 a.m. All-school assembly
10:30 a.m. End assembly
10:40-11:05 Period 1
11:10-11:35 Period 2
11:40-12:05 Period 3
12:10-12:35 Period 4
12:40-1:05 Period 5
1:10-1:35 p.m. Period 6
1:40-2:05 p.m. Period 7
2:10-2:35 p.m. Period 8
2:40-3:15 p.m. Advisory
3:15 p.m. Dismissal for all upper school students
3:30-5:30 p.m. Parent/student meet & greet with new Head of Upper School Patricia Sasser (Ransom Cottage)
7th and 8th Grade
7:45-8:20 a.m. 7th grade assembly/8th grade advisory (students and parents)
8:30-9:05 8th grade assembly/7th grade advisory (students and parents)
9:15-10:15 Students visit classrooms following Tuesday's schedule
9:15-10:30 Parents may attend REPA coffee in Activities Room, or depart
10:30 a.m. Students dismissed
10:50 a.m. Legacy sixth graders ONLY should report to gymnasium with their alumni parents for special photo (more information to come via email)
11:30-12:15 Assembly for all sixth-grade students and parents
12:30-1 p.m. Advisory meetings for sixth-grade students with their parents
1-1:45 p.m. Lunch for students; parents may attend REPA coffee in the Activities Room, or depart
2:15-3:15 Students visit classroom following Tuesday's schedule with student ambassadors
3:30 p.m. Dismissal (parents return to pick up children)