Back to School Information

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.
Registration Forms

Health forms are due July 15th. Medical Records or Health Forms can be emailed to Carol Smith or faxed to (609) 921-2839.  

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.

Books

A list of required texts, iBooks, and applications for Middle School 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 16th, 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 and Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes Information (Required)

Please find a copy of the Concussion Information Sheet from the CDC here and the NJ State Department of Education's brochure on Sudden Death in Young Athletes here . New Jersey state law requires that all parents and student-athletes read and sign a concussion information sheet and a cardiac death in young athletes brochure electronically, prior to participating in school athletics.  The electronic signatures are a part of the registration forms.  The Hun School of Princeton Head Injury Guidelines can be found here. Please contact Carol Smith, director of health services, 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 School 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 Changes

The dress code is outlined in detail in the 2014 – 2015 Middle School and Upper School Student Handbooks, which will be available towards the end of July.  Please note, there are changes in both divisions pertaining especially to the girls’ dress code. Parents and students are encouraged to read the requirements carefully. 

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 School and Upper School students.

Health Services

Health forms are due July 15th.  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 4 - 18th. 

iPads

All students in grades 6 - 11 are required to have iPads 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.

Parents' Day Weekend

Boarding and Day parents and families are invited to campus for an expanded Parents’ Weekend program on Friday, October, 24th and Saturday, October, 25th. The weekend will include a variety of events and activities, some of which will be informational sessions presented especially for boarding parents who are on campus less frequently.

The tentative schedule will include a reception with Mr. and Mrs. Brougham, open houses in the residences, a college counseling overview, International Program Open House, the House Parade, lunch, entertainment, and Saturday afternoon athletic contests versus Lawrenceville. Additional information and a final program schedule will follow.  

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, June 30th 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 2239.  The Store will be closed August 4 - 18th.

Student Handbooks

All students and parents should familiarize themselves with the Middle School or Upper School Student Handbook.  The handbooks outline our community expectations, rules, and helpful guidelines.  Topics include academic requirements, student support services, discipline, and dress code.  The 2014 - 2015 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.

Opening Dates

Thu Aug 21

Pre-Season Athletic Camps

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Mon Sep 01

School Holiday/No Classes/Offices Closed

Tue Sep 02

New Resident Student Registration

Russell Hall9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Middle School Student Orientation

Alexander K. Buck Building9:30 AM

New Resident Student/Parent Orientation Meeting

Russell Lounge4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

New Resident Student/Parent Reception

Russell Patio5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

New Parent/Student Welcome Picnic

The Mall6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

iPad Orientation for New and Returning Students/Parents (Grades 6-10)

John Andrew Saks '31 Auditorium7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wed Sep 03

Middle School Retreat

Camp Ockanickon8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Upper School Student Orientation

Chesebro Academic Center9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Returning Resident Student Registration

Russell Hall9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Upper School Lunch and Advisory Olympics

The Mall12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thu Sep 04

Opening Day of School

Convocation

The Mall9:00 AM
Fri Sep 05

Residential Weekend

Wed Sep 17

Parents’ Back to School Night

Grant Shipley '42 Pavilion7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.