Back to School Information

Opening Dates for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year

Aug. 22nd - 27th Pre-Season Athletic Camps; Overnight Resident Camps Aug. 22rd – 27th; Practices through Aug. 30th.
Sept. 2nd Labor Day
Sept. 3rd
  • New International Student Registration, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • New Domestic Resident Student Registration, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • New Resident Student/Parent Orientation Meeting, 4:00 p.m.
  • New Resident Student/Parent Reception, 5:00 p.m.
  • New Upper School Parent Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
  • New Middle School Parent Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
  • All 9th Grade and New Student Welcome and Dinner, 6:00 p.m.
  • iPad Orientation for New and Returning Students/Parents (Grades 6-10), 7:30 p.m. 
Sept. 4th
  • New Upper School Student Orientation, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Returning Resident Student Registration, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Middle School Student Orientation, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Sept. 5th        School Holiday/No Classes/Offices Closed
Sept. 6th Upper and Middle School Retreats
Sept. 9th
  • Opening Day of School
  • Students arrive at 8:00 a.m.
  • Convocation, 9:00 a.m.
Sept. 10th First Full Day of Classes
Sept. 19th Parents' Back-to-School Night, 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 20th - 22nd Resident Weekend

Registration Forms

All registration forms must be completed and submitted by a parent or guardian before August 1st.  The electronic forms are accessible by clicking the boxes on the right-hand side of this page. Please select the appropriate box and fill out an electronic form for each enrolled student.

General Reference

The following resources are intended to help parents and students navigate all “Back to School” requirements, activities, and information. All students should read the “All Students” tab as well as any other tab that applies to you.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Books

A list of required texts, iBooks, and applications for Middle and Upper School as well as additional information pertaining to book purchasing is available here.  The Hun School partners with Adams Books, a national online textbook distributor, for all of our textbook needs.  Beginning July 10th, books will become available for purchase and download online at Adams.

Calendar, Subscriptions, Calendar-at-a-Glance

The most up-to-date resource for School-related events, activities, and schedules is The Hun School’s online calendar. The calendar will automatically sync with your outlook or Google calendar if you subscribe via Hun 2.0. An abridged calendar of important dates and holidays is available to print here.

Carpooling

Families who wish to carpool may contact the School for a list of other families who live in their area. Please contact Michele Schenk during the academic months or Sherry Roberts during the summer. 

Concussion Information (Required)

Please find a copy of the Concussion Information Sheet from the CDC here. New Jersey state law requires that all parents and student-athletes read and sign a concussion information sheet electronically prior to participating in school athletics.  The Hun School of Princeton Head Injury Guidelines can be found here. Please contact the Director of Athletics or School Nurse if you have any questions.

Daily Schedule

The academic day begins at 7:50 a.m. for both divisions, except on Thursdays when classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Students are welcome to arrive early on Thursdays to study or eat breakfast.  The academic day ends at 3:15 p.m. for Middle School students and at 3:25 p.m. for Upper School students. The daily schedule can be found in the Middle and Upper School Student Handbooks

Directory

The Hun School Student (and parent) Directory is password protected and located on RaiderNet. The Directory will be updated and passwords will be distributed to new families in September.

Dress Code

Information about the boys’ and girls’ dress code is outlined in the Middle and Upper School Student Handbooks on pages 23 and 38 respectively.  However, new students are encouraged to buy a minimal amount of school clothing to begin the year.  Then, once they become acclimated to the School dress code, they will be able to shop with more confidence.  

Drop-off and Pick-up

There are several designated areas with circular driveways where drop-off and pick-up occurs.  Families are welcome to determine the location that is most convenient for them based on their student’s first and last commitments.  The most common drop-off area is in front of the Chesebro Academic Center, which serves both Middle and Upper School students.

Health Services

Health forms are due August 1st.  Medical Records or Health Forms can be emailed to Carol Smith or faxed to (609) 921-2839.  If there are details about your child’s medical care that you would like to discuss, please contact School Nurse Carol Smith or visit the clinic Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The clinic will be closed from August 2 - 22nd. 

iPads

The Hun School of Princeton is pleased to announce an expanded iPad Initiative for the 2013-2014 academic year.  All students in grades 6 - 10 are required to have iPads beginning this fall, version 2 or higher. For more information about the program, click here. For a list of required apps, please refer to the book lists.

Schoology and RaiderNet

Schoology is the School’s academic website featuring class pages and affinity groups.  Every class has a page on Schoology and student schedules are automatically loaded each fall. Instructions and passwords will be distributed to new families in September. Schoology is accessible through RaiderNet.

School Store

The School Store, located in the Student Activity Center, will reopen on Monday, July 1, 2013 with the following hours:  Monday -Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.; closed Fridays.  Fran Stokes, manager, will be available other times, however, it is best to call ahead at (609) 921-7600, extension 2240.  The Store will be closed August 5 - 19th.

Student Handbooks

All students and parents should familiarize themselves with the Middle or Upper School Handbook.  The handbooks outline our community expectations, rules, and helpful guidelines.  Topics include academic requirements, student support services, discipline, and dress code.  The 2013 - 2014 handbooks will be mailed home this summer.  In the interim last year's handbooks can be read online here.

Student ID Cards

In addition to serving as a form of identification, student ID cards are needed on campus to activate printers and copiers, access the dormitories (for resident students only), and to access a prepaid spending account, Raider Cash, used for meals, snacks and laundry services. Returning students should hold onto their student ID cards over the summer, as new ones will not be issued until mid-fall. New students will receive temporary ID cards (without photos) at the beginning of the year. Replacement cards can be purchased in the Business Office for $10.

Transportation

B6T Transportation application forms for New Jersey-based day students are available here. A B6T form can assist those who wish to register for school bus transportation, or families seeking transportation reimbursement from their public school district.

Questions?

Hun School administrative offices are open in the summer from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, and staff members are available to assist you. For a list of School contacts and the School directory, please click here.