Arrival: Key Dates
All boarding students will receive a specific move-in time, and they’ll fall within the following calendar of returns by cohort. This calendar is designed to transition students into the reassurance of regular routines as quickly, safely, and smoothly as possible. Students will not be permitted on campus prior to their designated arrival date.
Monday, September 7 (Labor Day):
Alliance Leaders, Cultural Competency Advocates, Peer Counselors, Proctors, Student Body President, and Student Council Chair arrive for Healthy Deerfield programs and titled leader training.
Tuesday, September 8:
Remaining Seniors—new and returning—arrive for Healthy Deerfield programs, leadership training, and new student welcome and orientation. In the evening, new and returning Senior day students join activities with their squads.
Wednesday, September 9:
Boarding Ninth-graders arrive for Healthy Deerfield programs and new student welcome and orientation. In the evening, Ninth-grade day students join activities with their squads.
Thursday, September 10:
Boarding Tenth-graders—new and returning—arrive for Healthy Deerfield programs and new student welcome and orientation. In the evening, new and returning Tenth-grade day students join activities with their squads.
Friday, September 11:
Boarding Juniors–new and returning–arrive for Healthy Deerfield programs and new student welcome and orientation. In the evening, new and returning Junior day students join activities with their squads.
Saturday, September 12:
Academic, orientation, and welcome programs for all students.
Throughout the Fall Term:
During the school year, based on the prevalence of COVID-19 within the local community (Franklin County) and/or on campus, students and employees will be tested as frequently as every week. And if, during the school year, students require supportive isolation or quarantine due to being COVID-19 positive or being a close contact of someone who is positive, they will be housed on campus in an appropriate setting until their parent or guardian arrives to take them to their designated off-campus accommodations.
- To support our overarching health strategy, every family has been asked to identify an off-campus site within driving distance of the Academy where their student may safely and comfortably quarantine should be prove necessary. Realizing that this may be difficult for some families, the Student Life Office is eager work with those families to find an appropriate location. If you have not done so already, please fill out the short form with this information that is located under your student’s photo on DAinfo. If you need assistance logging in to DAinfo, please contact the ITS Help Desk.
- The Academy will have a distance learning protocol in place for those students who cannot return to campus by the first day of classes or need to quarantine during the year; Academic Dean Ivory Hills and Assistant Dean for Online Learning Megan Hayes-Golding stand ready to support those students who need to practice “distance learning” for a time. Currently, we are also working toward enabling students to remotely engage in live participation with their classes. This will be supported by incorporating audio, video, and projection equipment into teaching spaces. Additionally, all classes will be recorded for asynchronous viewing.
Together, we can achieve a Healthy Deerfield! Thank you for your continued support.
Thursday, July 9, 7:00pm (EDT)
Dr. Austin, Ms. Creagh, and Dr. Hills will hold a Q&A session to conclude this informational webinar. You may submit questions in advance. For those who are unable to attend the webinar, a recording will be shared afterward, and additional webinars, including one specifically for our international families, will be scheduled later in July and August.
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