- HEALTH & SAFETY
- ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION
- CAMPUS LIFE
- DAY STUDENTS
- ACADEMIC LIFE
- VIRTUAL LEARNING
- STANDARDIZED TESTING
- ATHLETICS & AFTERNOON PROGRAMS
- ENROLLMENT & TUITION
- CALENDAR & EVENTS
What are some of the preventative measures/protocols that will be in place to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 on campus?
Berkshire is following the best guidance of state and local health care providers and agencies to ensure we meet or exceed any health recommendations or guidelines outlined by Massachusetts DPH. These measures/protocols include but are not limited to:
- Families will need to fill out a brief pre-arrival questionnaire before arriving on campus.
- Students will need to bring a negative COVID-19 test result to campus the day of registration. This test needs to be coordinated by the student’s doctor.
- At registration students will be retested on campus for COVID-19 before moving into their dorm.
- At on-campus registration, each student will receive a starter kit of personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of an individually wrapped disposable face mask, antibacterial wipes, a bottle of hand sanitizer, face mask labels, and a Touchscreen Tool. Important: We encourage students to bring their own face coverings or masks from home. Berkshire face masks are currently available online at the Bookstore. The School will have backup disposable masks available for students who need them.
- All students and employees will be expected to complete a daily symptom screen via an app that asks questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be set up throughout campus.
- Visual cues and signage with directions will indicate foot-traffic flow and minimize density.
- Daily and deep-cleaning protocols will be established throughout campus.
- Social distancing (remaining six feet apart) and wearing a face mask will be required.
- Gatherings will be limited by recommended health officials’ safety guidelines.
- To ensure safety, FLIK Dining staff will serve food rather than provide self-service meals.
- Seating, layout, and foot-traffic flow will be modified in all indoor spaces to provide necessary social distancing.
- Air purifiers will be installed in the buildings.
Will students need to quarantine and/or be tested before arriving on campus?
Yes, we recommend that all students follow CDC recommendations to quarantine at home, with limited travel and contact beyond family, for 14 days prior to their arrival for registration. Students will be required to be tested and provide a negative test result within 72 hours prior to arrival. Once on campus, all students will be tested again during Registration Day.
Students residing outside of New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont), New Jersey, or New York must complete a Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival. PLEASE NOTE: As of August 7, 2020, students residing in Rhode Island are required to complete the travel form.
Families should count back 14 days from their arrival date to begin their respective quarantine, as follows:
For arrival on September 24th: self-quarantine starts on September 10th
For arrival on September 25th: self-quarantine starts on September 11th
For arrival on September 26th: self-quarantine starts on September 12th
For arrival on September 27th: self-quarantine starts on September 13th
How will the school reduce the risks associated with families/guardians accompanying students to campus for move-in day?
We ask that students come to campus with one parent/guardian to assist with registration and move-in. The parent/guardian assisting the student will also be asked to provide documentation showing a negative test result upon arrival to campus unless they are planning to stay in the car.
Will all school employees (faculty and staff) be tested before the start of school?
Yes, all employees will be tested in mid-August and then retested within two weeks and on a regular schedule thereafter.
How will the school monitor students and employees' symptoms on a daily basis?
All our students and employees will utilize a secure digital app that will screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms and be monitored by our Student Health Service staff with support from the technology department.
What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19?
Berkshire will not provide an on-campus isolation space for students who test positive for COVID-19 during the school year. Instead, we have added a mobile medical center and short-term isolation spaces to care for any student who tests positive before the student can be transitioned to the care of a parent, guardian, or domestic caretaker within 48 hours or sooner. Students needing to leave campus for any period of time will be able to continue their academic work in all classes via our virtual learning model.
Families who are not able to be at Berkshire within a 48-hour driving (not air-travel) distance from being contacted will need to identify a domestic caretaker. This person will be responsible for the student's care and supervision in the event that their on-campus learning is interrupted for any period of time and before they can reconnect with the family.
What happens if a student is presenting COVID-19 symptoms?
Students who have been exposed to the virus or are symptomatic but who have tested negative will be required to quarantine for 14 days at home Or in one place under the care of family or designated caretaker. Additional, on-site spaces for Student Health Service will be used for students who require quarantine and isolation for 48 hours while awaiting departure from campus.
Will counseling services still be available to students?
Yes, Berkshire’s Counseling Office has two full-time counselors that will be available to support the emotional and mental health, and well-being of our students. We are developing strategies for outreach as well as ongoing programming for all students, to deliver support that is both proactive and responsive to the needs of our students.
Do you have to wear a face covering or mask?
In accordance with current state mandates, we will require all students and employees to wear face coverings or masks, with exceptions only for those students or employees for whom it is not safe to do so due to age, medical conditions, or other considerations. In cases in which face coverings or masks are not possible, social distancing of 6 feet is required. Face coverings or masks are required in all interior spaces on campus and, for boarding students, in their dorm outside of their individual rooms. This includes all academic classrooms, the Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center, the Soffer Athletic Center, Rovensky Student Center, and Benson Commons, when not eating. Masks will also be required in all public outdoor spaces when appropriate social distancing is not possible. Masks will be provided by the school, and students are encouraged to bring their own as well.
What kind of masks should we bring to school and how many?
As masks need to be washed frequently, students should plan to bring 10-14 washable masks to school. Masks should meet the following criteria:
- Face coverings should cover both your nose and mouth and should be well-fitted to minimize gaps around your nose and chin.
- Cloth face masks should have at least two layers (three layers when possible). Studies have shown a double-layer cloth face covering was significantly better at reducing the droplet spread caused by coughing and sneezing, as compared to a single-layer mask.
- Bandanas, neck gaiters or buffs, and masks with valves are not acceptable.
- Masks should not have messaging of any kind. Patterns and designs are fine.
How will students who need to go to the Student Health Service when they are healthy avoid exposures to illness?
If the student is coming for routine medication that is dispensed from Student Health, they now will be entering in a separate entrance. Any student needing to see the nurse for any reason will need to call and speak to the nurse first. The nurse will ask a few questions, then give next steps. The next step could be a visit to Student Health or it could be that the nurse comes to the dorm.
Is the flu vaccine required this year and can I get my flu shot at school this fall?
Yes, the flu vaccine is required for school children in Massachusetts. Visit mass.gov for more information. Yes, the flu shot can be administered on campus by Student Health, and students are encouraged to get vaccinated by their home health care provider before arriving at school..
Will students receive a specific day and time for Registration Day?
Yes, students will receive notification for their designated day and time slot to arrive on campus for Registration Day. The arrival schedule to campus will start September 24 through September 27. More details will follow.
What should students and their families/guardians expect at Registration Day?
Registration Day will be held outdoors under tents with clear signage providing direction for traffic flow. All students and family/guardian members will be required to wear masks upon arrival and keep a social distancing of 6-feet from others.
IMPORTANT: We ask that students come to campus with one parent/guardian to assist with registration and move-in. The parent/guardian assisting the student will also be asked to provide documentation showing a negative test result upon arrival to campus unless they are planning to stay in the car.
At on-campus registration, students can expect the following upon arrival:
- Each student will receive a starter kit of personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of an individually wrapped disposable face mask, antibacterial wipes, a bottle of hand sanitizer, mask labels, and a Touchscreen tool.
- Students will be required to be tested and provide a negative test result within 72 hours prior to arrival. Students will be retested on campus and before moving into their dorm.
How much time will be allotted for a parent/guardian (who has been previously tested for COVID-19) to be in the dormitory on move-in day?
There will be a two-hour time slot for one parent/guardian to be in the dorm to assist with move-in.
Will there be any changes to dorm room occupancy?
Based on the Massachusetts DPH, we do not anticipate significant changes to our housing model. For the fall, we will have single and double rooms with furniture arranged to help divide the beds. There will be no bunking and one refrigerator per room.
At the start of school, smaller groupings will be designated in each dorm by floor or wing. Students will be limited to moving about only their floor/wing and will be required to wear masks outside of their room. Signage for movement in and out of the dorms will direct foot-traffic flow.
Bathrooms will have occupancy limits, and students may be required to wait a few minutes before entering. In addition, community laundry rooms will have occupancy limits and there will be a sign-up process.
Will there be any changes to meals and dining on campus?
To ensure safety, self-service meals will be replaced with food that is served by staff from FLIK Dining Service. The seating, layout, and foot-traffic flow in Benson Commons will be modified to provide for necessary social distancing. We plan to increase seating outside using dining tents. In addition, satellite dining locations will allow students to enjoy “grab and go” meals and snacks. Hours for all dining locations will be slightly modified to allow for density control and cleaning between meals. All students will have a “family pod” for dining.
Will students be allowed to order from outside food-delivery services?
During the fall, students will not be allowed to order from outside food-delivery services. Students will be allowed one refrigerator for their dorm room. The School will also provide snacks in the morning and evening for the students.
What is the protocol for parents/guardians or non-family members visiting campus?
We will intentionally limit visitors and travel to and from campus as we begin the school year. Weekends for all students will be closed for the first semester until health and safety protocols allow. Students will need to submit a petition to the Student Life Office to gain approval for any departures from campus. For family events such as weddings or funerals, students will be allowed to travel home but all returns to campus will follow the same protocols and testing requirements as our opening registrations. We understand the range of challenges that these protocols present for families, but we know that our safest, healthiest community requires these commitments.
Will students be allowed permission off-campus, which could include a day trip into town, attend spiritual service, walk/run/bike ride, or going home for the weekend?
Students are encouraged to stay on campus September–November 20. Should they have a family obligation away from campus, they will be able to petition through the Student Life Office for an overnight off-campus. Students will need to return to campus with a negative test result. If they are symptomatic, have been exposed to someone who is symptomatic or being tested for COVID-19, they will quarantine at home 14 days and attend classes remotely. Should they test positive, they will self-isolate for 14 days and attend classes remotely. We will not take students into town this fall and religious services can be accessed online.
What should we pack for school?
Students should pack only the necessities—clothes and shoes, computer and tech needs, study lamp, shower caddy, book bag, masks and disinfecting supplies, bedding, and towels. In the event campus must close and not reopen during the school year, families will be responsible for the packing, shipping, and pick-up or storage of all personal items.
What happens to my belongings in storage if I am not returning for the first semester?
Students who contracted with Door Room Movers (DRM) for the storage of personal items are responsible for extending the storage period with DRM if not returning in September. Items will be delivered to campus when the student returns to campus.
The school shares dorm and room information directly with DRM for those who are returning to campus.
Will there be any changes to the current drop-off and pick-up schedule for day students?
Day students’ drop-off and pick-up times will remain the same as last year; however, day students will be asked to use designated spaces upon arrival and during evening study hall.
Will day students be able to stay on campus after school?
Yes, day students will be able to stay on campus after school for dinner and evening study hall. This is an important part of the Berkshire experience. Students (boarding or day) will not be able to enter a dorm if they do not reside there. This means that day students will shower in assigned locker rooms.
Will day students be able to be on campus during the weekends?
Day students are most welcome for weekend activities of all kinds. However, day students will not be able to spend the night in the dormitories. Hopefully, as the year progresses, we will be able to open dorms up again for non-resident visits.
What access to spaces will day students have on campus?
Day students will have a newly renovated day student space in the Rovensky Student Center (de Windt Dining Room has been converted to a designated day student area), including access to and use of all public spaces on campus. Only those living in a particular dormitory will be permitted to enter that dorm. This means that boarding students can only enter their own dorm. We hope this changes as the year progresses.
How will the school support online and in-person classes in academic spaces on campus?
Students and faculty will be protected through a combination of social distancing, masks, new classroom layouts, and/or acrylic shields. Our in-person classes will be accessible through Zoom and portable HD camera and audio systems that record each session, allowing for a seamless academic experience for students on-campus and attending remotely. To allow for appropriate social distancing, several existing spaces on campus will be multi-purpose. Each class period (A-H) will meet three times each week to address the necessity of a third lunch period and the increased passing time between classes to accommodate sanitization requirements. If there are faculty who are unable to teach in-person, their classes may be held via Zoom.
Will on-campus students be able to elect to take their classes remotely?
If so under what conditions? Given the increasing travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic and the challenges these represent for a number of our families, Berkshire will allow a student to elect our virtual learning model for the entirety of the first semester and at a discounted tuition. This model will follow the same daily/weekly academic schedule for classes on campus with the opportunity for students to join synchronous Zoom classes and to access recorded classes if time zone or other circumstances preclude their synchronous attendance. Opportunities to meet by advisory, Form, and with other groups on campus will all be available to students electing our virtual learning model. All our classrooms are equipped with HD video capture capabilities and omnidirectional microphones to seamlessly support this virtual learning model. Assessments in this model will be graded, and each student’s academic reports will be the same for in-person and virtual learning.
Please note that this option for virtual learning is for the entirety of the first semester and that students choosing this option will not be allowed to return to campus before January. For more information on this option and the discounted tuition, families are encouraged to reach out to both Director of Admission Dana Anselmi at firstname.lastname@example.org and Chief Financial Officer Robert Boyd at email@example.com. Please note: Families electing to choose virtual learning for the first semester must share this decision via email to both Dana and Robert no later than August 3rd.
Has the academic schedule for students been changed?
Classes will be held from Monday through Friday with For Life programming on some Friday evenings and Saturday mornings to help address the pace of our days and weeks. We moved each class period (A–H), which will meet three times a week to address the necessity of a third lunch period and the increased passing time between classes to accommodate sanitization requirements.
What will the dress code be for the academic day?
This year the dress code for the academic day will be Bear Wear! For details, please see the Student Handbook and Parent Information Guide.
- Collared shirts and blouses
- Tailored pants, khakis, Bermuda shorts, skirts, dresses
- Dress shoes, boat shoes, dress sandals, solid color lace-up shoes, loafers, bootsNo athletic shoes
- No athletic shoes
* Please note that all classes will provide digital materials for students in virtual learning during the virtual learning period in September. Students will receive their books when they arrive to campus later in September.
Will the academic pace for students in virtual learning be the same as in-person classes?
Different from virtual learning in the spring, our fall semester virtual learning ushers in a full academic day. Students who are in virtual learning will work at the same pace as students who are receiving on-campus instruction. Teachers will maintain class websites through Berkshire’s Learning Management System where students will have access to all class materials. If students require additional time for the completion of work, they should contact their teachers directly for support. Teachers will be available to meet with students who are in virtual learning outside of class sessions for extra help.
How can students participate in classes that are in-person when they are online—is there a Zoom component to in-person classes?
Students who are in virtual learning have two options for viewing their classes:
1. If their time zone allows, students can participate in live classes through Zoom.
2. If students are unable to attend a class because of time zone limitations, they can watch a recording of the class. Recordings will be available for 72 hours following the class to ensure that students are not falling behind.
Once classes begin on campus, teachers may still teach a class virtually for all students if the nature of the lesson is supported by the virtual learning environment. Additionally, some faculty members may teach virtually for health reasons. Students who are not feeling well will be able to attend classes virtually, and faculty members who are not feeling well will be asked to teach virtually.
How will students in virtual learning access class recordings?
Teachers will share the links for class recordings with their classes. These links will be available in Veracross.
Will students in virtual learning receive grades?
Yes, all students, whether in virtual learning or receiving on-campus instruction, will receive grades. Teachers will post course guidelines and expectations on their class websites. Students will not be allowed to take classes pass/fail.
How will students in virtual spaces have access to collaborative components of classes including discussions and group work?
Teachers will make use of technological platforms to facilitate collaboration between all students in their classes. Students in virtual learning, for example, will regularly connect and interact with their teachers and classmates through live Zoom sessions. Teachers will design and reimagine lessons that intentionally include and welcome students who are in virtual learning. Berkshire will use a suite of educational technology in order to promote positive and productive interaction between students who are on campus and students who are in virtual learning.
Will the Berkshire School Honor Code apply to students who are learning in a virtual environment?
The Berkshire School Honor Code applies to all of our students, whether they are learning virtually or in-person. Students and their parents/guardians will be asked to sign the School’s Virtual Learning Policy, which asks them to acknowledge that the Berkshire School Honor Code applies to their work in the virtual learning environment. As always, any questions students have about assignment parameters should be addressed to their teachers.
How will students in virtual learning get their books?
Books will be shipped from the Berkshire School bookstore to all students who will be in virtual learning for the entire fall semester.
For students who are studying in locations that are not receiving mail from the United States, the School will work with the students to help them acquire the needed books.
Teachers will actively maintain class websites and, whenever possible, make class materials available in digital formats. All homework, assignments, and assessments will also be posted and available through the class website.
What materials do students need for virtual learning?
During virtual learning all students will need a laptop, as required when enrolling at Berkshire, and a reliable internet connection. Students are also encouraged to find a quiet space to work where they can focus and engage in their classes.
How will students get extra help while in virtual learning? Will teachers offer evening extra help hours?
Scheduled office hours will take place through Zoom on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00–9:35 AM EDT. For extra help outside of these times, students should reach out to their teachers directly to schedule a meeting time.
Teachers will offer assistance to students through methods that may include their Berkshire Zoom accounts, Berkshire email accounts, and Google Chat/Hangouts available through their Berkshire Google accounts.
What should students do if they have technical difficulties during virtual learning?
Students should reach out to the Berkshire School Technology Office for support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will science labs take place for students who are in virtual learning?
Science labs will be adapted to fit both virtual and in-person instruction with the safety of our students guiding all decisions. Individual accommodations will be made based on student access.
How will performing arts and visual arts classes take place for students who are in virtual learning?
Performing and visual arts classes will be adapted to fit both virtual and in-person instruction with the safety of our students guiding all decisions. Individual accommodations will be made based on student access.
How will the opening weeks in virtual learning impact the drop/add period?
The first two weeks of school will still be our drop/add period. During this time, students are encouraged to have conversations with their assigned teacher about whether or not a placement is appropriate. In cases that involve a level change, the teacher will be in communication with the department chair. Level changes, once approved by the department chair, will go to the form dean, who will help make the change official. Students wishing to make elective changes should speak to their form dean.
When should students complete their summer reading?
Summer reading should still be completed prior to our September 8 start, and students should expect to be assessed in the first week.
What are teachers doing to prepare for virtual learning instruction?
During the summer months, teachers completed both internal and external professional development that focused on best practices and pedagogy for teaching in virtual and blended learning environments. Teachers learned how to develop a virtual presence in classes in ways that will effectively support student learning. With a focus on course design and planning, active virtual engagement, and building predictable learning environments, teachers will craft virtual learning experiences that are highlighted by consistency and clarity. Additionally, teachers will introduce new educational technology tools to support student learning; these tools range from video discussion platforms to digital whiteboards and will be utilized to support the learning goals of classes. Teachers will build community and establish class norms during the opening weeks of school.
What will assessments look like in virtual learning?
Assessments will vary from class to class just as they do with in-person learning. In the virtual learning environment, students should expect more formative assessments, designed to inform the teacher and the student of understanding. Teachers will continue to use summative assessments to enable students to share their evidence of learning. Summative assessments may include, but are not limited to, papers, projects, portfolios, and tests. Students who are in virtual learning for the fall semester will complete the same assignments and assessments as those students who are on campus.
How can parents and guardians support their students in virtual learning?
As we enter into this partnership with our families, we encourage open communication and ask that you reach out to your child’s Form Dean or advisor with questions or concerns. Families can help their students navigate virtual learning by encouraging them to check Veracross daily, helping them develop and maintain a healthy daily routine, and helping create a distraction-free space to complete academic work.
If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Dean of Academics Brooke Depelteau at email@example.com.
When will students who are learning at Berkshire take the SAT and the PSAT?
Berkshire School is no longer going to be open as a testing site for the ACT and SAT in September. We are currently still scheduled to be open as a site for an ACT and SAT test in October for the members of the Berkshire School community. .
For the School-based testing students do not need to register in advance. Berkshire will order the tests and students will be charged after.
SAT Test Dates
Wednesday, September 23: No longer available as a testing site due to Berkshire's delayed reopening
Wednesday, October 14: School-based testing, only Berkshire students
Saturday, November 7: National testing, including subject tests, open to the public
PSAT Test Dates
Wednesday, October 14: Students do not need to register in advance. All on-campus Fourth and Fifth Formers will be registered.
When will students who are learning at Berkshire take the ACT?
The ACT is no longer offered on Saturday, September 12 due to our delayed reopening. For students who were registered to take the ACT in September at Berkshire School, there should be an automatic alert by the ACT and the opportunity to choose an alternate testing center if possible. However, the College Office encourages students to log in as soon as possible to switch their testing site or register for an alternative test location in September. The Saturday, October 24 ACT date will be available to Berkshire students only.
Students need to register in advance by going to www.actstudent.org and logging in or creating an account. When prompted, enter Test Center Code 195110 (this is crucial). Be sure to indicate Berkshire School when asked which school you attend (high school code 221900).
How can students who are participating in virtual learning take the ACT and SAT?
At this point, ACT and SAT do not have any plans to offer online testing for the fall of 2020. Students who are not able to return to campus will need to register at a test center close to home. Berkshire is not able to assist in registering students at outside test centers. If a student qualifies for a fee waiver please contact the College Office to receive a code. Many colleges and universities across the country have amended their testing policies to accommodate students who are unable to test, and this will not put them at a disadvantage.
Please be aware that these test dates and policies are subject to change. The College Office will update our blog regularly regarding any additional changes.
Where can Berkshire students find out more information about test preparation?
Please visit the College Counseling Blog for additional test preparation resources leading up to the fall 2020 tests. These resources are all available online for interested students.
Will there be athletics and afternoon programming in the fall for students?
The school will continue to offer our traditional extracurricular activities, as being part of a team is central to our experience here under the Mountain. These team-based experiences in athletics, music, art, and RKMP are central to our mission and to each student’s development, well-being, and connections to each other.
Given recent decisions among a number of our peer schools regarding interscholastic athletics, Berkshire's fall interscholastic schedule has been suspended until the state’s health and safety protocols allow us to resume. However, we are confident that we will be able to provide a competitive and developmental experience for all, from the varsity athlete to the novice athlete. Additionally, we are fortunate to be able to provide world-class indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, an on-campus video system to support the college recruiting process, and an embedded strength and conditioning program, all in a safe and controlled environment.
Will the School have any offerings for student-athletes who lost last spring's athletic season and summer training opportunities?
In order to mitigate these losses, the below opportunities for our student-athletes will be available this fall:
- The New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) has waived the rule prohibiting out-of-season coaching. Previously, coaches could work with no more than these students at a time out of their season. Now, however, our coaches will be able to work with as many students as they wish.
- We will provide time, structure, and coaching from our coaches to those students who wish to pursue additional training in their sport of choice.
- Any student who is interested in this opportunity will be able to participate in addition to their fall sport.
- We will provide a balanced, healthy approach keeping the students' health and safety in mind while providing outstanding coaching, skill development, and team tactics sessions.
- All of these out-of-season opportunities are strictly optional.
- All team practices will be executed with mandated social distance guidelines enforced.
Will students be able to participate in their off-campus club games and practices?
As we begin the fall, we are unable to allow students to travel from campus on weekends to pursue club sports beyond Berkshire given the health and safety concerns surrounding these competitions off campus, as well as the testing requirements/timelines to ensure each student’s safe return to campus. Instead, we expect to make full use of our practices, coaching, webstreaming, videography, and our athletic facilities as we open in September to support our scholar-athletes and the college/university recruitment for those aspiring to compete after Berkshire. NEPSAC’s decision to waive the out-of-season coaching rules for the coming school year will also allow our winter and spring varsity coaches to gather their teams for workouts and skill sessions during free time before or after dinner and on the weekends.
What are the financial implications if a student decides not to return in the fall and opts for virtual learning at home?
Should a family’s request to pursue the fall semester remotely, Berkshire will provide a prorated refund of $9,000 (boarding student) and $1,600 (day student) adjusted for any financial aid awards. Any decision to remain home for the fall semester will be for the full semester.
What are the financial implications if a student is not able to return in the fall due to travel restrictions?
Should a family’s request to pursue the fall semester remotely, Berkshire will provide a prorated refund of $9,000 (boarding student) and $1,600 (day student) adjusted for any financial aid awards. Any decision to remain home for the fall semester will be for the full semester.
Is it possible for a day student to switch to boarding status in the fall?
At this time, our enrollment remains strong; however, there may be open spaces available should some students be unable to return to campus for the first semester due to travel restrictions. For now, it is a “wait and see” until we start the school year.
Will there be any upcoming Zoom forums for families about the reopening of school?
The school will host a Zoom forum for families on Monday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m (EST) .
Will there be Parents’ Weekend on campus this fall?
Family Weekend over October 23–24 will take place virtually this year and include Zoom conferences with your child’s advisor, parent programming, and opportunities to connect with college counselors, coaches, dorm heads, counselors, and other school leaders.
Will families be able to come to campus in the fall to watch the music, dance, and theater performances?
Our decision to host on-campus gatherings will be determined and limited by what the local and state health officials’ safety guidelines recommend. If we are not able to welcome families and friends to Allen Theater for our fall performances, we will stream them live through our GameOn streaming service available on our website.