Back to School Guide for Middle School Families
Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year at The Hun School!
Below you will find Back to School resources and action items for students and parents. You will receive email prompts as items come due. This page pertains to Middle School students; click here to view Upper School Back to School Resources.
Middle School students participate in athletics during the final class period of each day, from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m., with games taking place after school. Fall athletic options usually include: Cross Country, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, and Girls' Field Hockey, dependent upon student interest.
BOOKS, APPS, AND IPADS
All Hun Middle School students are required to purchase an iPad. (Only Upper School students are permitted to use a MacBook.) See information about our iPad program here. For new students, we recommend optimally a 12.9 inch iPad Pro with at least 256GB or at minimum a 10.2 inch iPad or 10.9 inch iPad.
New Students: Please order your iPad as soon as possible; Apple is experiencing delays.
Subscribe to The Hun School's Master Online Calendar for the most up-to-date resources for School-related events, activities, and schedules. Select the RSS icon in the upper right corner of the calendar grid to select and subscribe to the calendar of your choice. Athletic Team Calendars are available here. Filter and sort by team or subscribe to the individual team calendar of your choice. By popular demand, a one-page calendar is available here. Please note, however, dates and details change frequently! Therefore, the online version is the most reliable source.
Carpooling and Transportation
New Jersey day students who have not already done so must complete the attached 2022 - 2023 B6T form and return it to Adrienne Marchioni. Depending on the number of students commuting to your area, this could lead to bussing or travel reimbursement in lieu of bussing. See more information about the B6T form.
The Middle School day begins at 8:20 a.m. with a morning meeting and ends at 3:15 p.m. Extra Help is available at 8:00 a.m. Learning Lab, our after-school homework help period, is available 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Breakfast is available in the dining hall beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Hun School is proud of its tradition of having neat and properly attired students. Please review the Dress Code here or in the Student Handbook.
The Middle School Student Handbook contains important information about attendance and academic policies, advancement requirements, grades and reports. A handy table of contents will also help you find answers to questions about general school life and expectations. The 2022-2023 Handbook can be viewed here. Please review this document carefully every year.
Required school and state health forms are available in your Hun School Health Portal, operated by Magnus Health, and are due August 1st. See more information about required health forms. For questions, please contact Health Services.
Middle School Orientation - TUESDAY, September 6th
All Middle School students must attend orientation. New parents are encouraged to attend and returning parents are very much welcome to attend. Orientation begins Monday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m. at the Hun Middle School. Students will receive their schedules and meet with their advisory groups. The parent meeting (required for new, optional for returning) will take place simultaneously. All families are invited to a welcome picnic lunch on The Mall, following both meetings.
RaiderNet is The Hun School’s intranet. It houses information portals for students and parents as well as the School’s Learning Management System, powered by Canvas.
- New parents' existing login credentials will provide access to the Parent Information Portal and Course Pages, in early September.
- New students will receive login credentials and instruction during orientation.
Reading: Each Middle School grade has a required summer reading text. In addition, students are required to read one additional text from the extended summer reading list. Students can view their assignment here: Summer Reading Assignment
Math: All Middle School students have summer math assignments in Mathspace due by Sept. 16. If you have not already, please visit Mathspace and create an account using your Hun email address. Then, access the relevant assignments using the links and code below. Please email Megan Skelly with any questions.
- Rising Pre-Algebra 1: Mathspace, code: XR79QV
- Rising Pre-Algebra 2: Mathspace, code: XEWTDD
- Rising Algebra 1: Mathspace, code: T9KAXE
- Geometry and Higher: Mathspace: code: HVFAGC
THE HUN WAY
Middle School students begin the academic year in a multi-day orientation program designed to help students grow and develop personally and socially, as well as academically. The Hun Way offers individual and community foundations in team-building, Positive Psychology, self awareness, and cultural competency through a series of engaging activities and discussions. Some activities are grade-level, while others are conducted in advisory.
TUITION AND BUSINESS SERVICES
QUESTIONS AND DIRECTORY
Please contact the following individuals with any questions that you may have. In addition, the faculty and staff directory is available here.
Middle School Retreat
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th - 6:45 AM CAMPUS DEPARTURE; 6:00 PM CAMPUS RETURN
As an essential part of our community programming and character and leadership education, the Middle School will participate in a daylong retreat on Thursday, September 8th. Students will travel together from the Hun Middle School to Camp Bernie in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where they will participate in team-building activities and reflections. Lunch will be provided. Students should plan to wear weather-appropriate athletic clothing, including sneakers with socks, bring a water bottle, hat, and change of clothing. This is a digital device-free day. Parents will be prompted to complete a waiver via Magnus Health as the day nears.
Every eligible student and employee is expected to be fully vaccinated before school begins. Individuals who are ineligible due to medical contraindication, or have a sincerely held religious objection, must apply through the Health Office for an exemption. All others must file proof of vaccination with the Health Office through the Magnus Health Portal along with their other Health Forms by August 1st. We will accept any CDC or WHO approved vaccine.
Covid related communication will be limited this academic year. You may expect to hear from the Health Office when testing is required or when a Covid cluster occurs in your students class or activity. In consultation with our medical advisors, Hun will focus contact tracing efforts on household or roommate exposures moving forward. As a result, you may no longer be advised if an individual in your student’s class or group tests positive.
We do not anticipate mandating mask usage during this academic year, except possibly after certain exposures or in the ten days following a positive test. However, mask usage will be encouraged during times of high community spread, and will be supported at all times.
As always, please remain home when ill, particularly after a known exposure.