Middle School Back to School Resources
Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year.
Below you will find Back to School information and resources to help you plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. We will be in touch via email throughout the summer, and we will update this page as new information is made available. This information is for Middle School students; click here to view Upper School Back to School Resources.
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. For new students, we recommend optimally an 11-inch iPad Pro with at least 256GB or at minimum a 10.2 inch iPad or 10.9 inch iPad.
Subscribe to The Hun School's 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 choose which calendar you would like to subscribe to.
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, but are dependent upon student interest.
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.
ALL STUDENT AND NEW PARENT ORIENTATION - Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 8TH
All Middle School families will attend orientation. Please bring your child on Wednesday, September 8th at 9:00 a.m. to The Hun Middle School. Students will meet with their advisory groups before everyone enjoys a picnic lunch on The Mall.
IT Help Desk
There are several ways to get in touch with IT if you need support: If you have general IT related support questions please email email@example.com. Our IT Department will continue using the Zoom IT Helpdesk support option, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Help Desk is also available by phone, via extension 2155.
Carpooling and Transportation
Students will receive a hard copy of the Middle School Handbook and their daily class schedule at the mandatory Middle School Orientation, Wednesday, September 8th at 9:00 a.m.
The Hun School is proud of its tradition of having neat and properly attired students. This fall, will will return to our pre-pandemic dress code, with minor updates for greater inclusivity. The dress code will publish here and in the Student Handbook in late July.
Required school and state health forms are available in your Hun School Health Portal, operated by Magnus Health, and are due August 1st.
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, and cultural competency through a series of engaging activities and discussions. Some activities are grade-level, while others are conducted in advisory.
RaiderNet is The Hun School’s intranet. It houses information portals for students, faculty, and staff, as well as the School’s Learning Management System, called Canvas. New parents' existing login credentials will provide access in mid-July, once the previous academic year rolls over. New students will receive login credentials via email shortly thereafter. For assistance with login, please contact Kevin Eaton.
TUITION AND BUSINESS SERVICES
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. Please view and make your selections here: Summer Reading Assignment.
Math: All returning students have been set up with their summer assignments. New students should use the following information:
Middle School Retreat
As an essential part of our community programming and character and leadership education, the Middle School will participate in a daylong retreat on Friday, September 10th. Students will travel together from The Hun Middle School to Camp Bernie in Ridgewood. Students will participate in team-building activities and reflections; lunch is provided. Students should plan to wear weather-appropriate athletic clothing, including sneakers with socks. Students should bring a water bottle, hat, and change of clothing. Absolutely no jewelry may be worn and no electronic devices may be brought. If a student must bring a cell phone, it needs to remain turned off in their bag for the entirety of the day. Camp Bernie rules state that cell phone use is not allowed during the trip. Parents will complete a waiver via Magnus Health.
Pandemic-related restrictions have eased considerably in New Jersey and vaccination coverage is strong in our region and community. As a result, The Hun School is pleased to confirm that we will operate fully in-person this fall, with a normal daily academic schedule, and a very full menu of extracurricular activities. In order to provide the safest and best possible experience for our community, some protocols and restrictions remain in place, but we assure you, School life will once again include all of the opportunities, activities, and connections we know and love. Read more here.
We expect every eligible day student to be fully vaccinated before returning to school activities. Individuals who are ineligible due to age, medical contradiction, or have a strongly held religious or personal objection, must advise of their decision using this form before August 1st. All others must file proof of vaccination with the Health Office through the Magnus Health Portal before August 15th. We will accept any CDC or WHO approved vaccine. Parents and guardians of unvaccinated day students must sign a waiver, also located in the Magnus Health Portal, acknowledging the added risks of remaining unvaccinated in a school setting and attesting to follow any added protocols in place as a result.
All members of the boarding community and all eligible student-facing faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated. You may contact the Resident Life Office for additional guidance or read here for more information.