Middle School Back to School Resources
Welcome to the 2020-2021 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. See information about our iPad program. For new students, we recommend optimally a 10.5 inch iPad Air or 11 inch iPad Pro with 256GB capacity or at minimum an iPad with 128GB of memory and WiFi connectivity as the base requirement. The Middle School Book List is available here.
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. Pending State and Department of Health Authorization, fall athletic options will include: Cross Country, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, and Girls' Field Hockey.
The Middle School day begins at 8:25 a.m. and end 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. Grab-and-Go breakfast will be available in the Wilf Family Global Commons beginning at 7:30 a.m.
We will begin the year with a Blended Learning Model that supports both on-campus and virtual learning concurrently. The Blended Learning schedule is flexible and allows us to shift between our regular schedule, full-time distance learning, and a blended format as conditions warrant while maintaining consistent drop-off and pick-up times.
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center will conduct on campus health screenings every morning for all community members beginning at 7:30 a.m.
ALL STUDENT AND NEW PARENT ORIENTATION - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH
All Middle School students will attend orientation, but this year, we will invite only one NEW parent to attend the parent session. Please bring your child on Tuesday, September 8th at 1:00 p.m. for the Scientiam cohort and 3:00 p.m. for the Honorem cohort to The Hun Middle School. Parents will be directed around back to the James M. Byer ’62 Amphitheatre for a one-hour meeting with me. Students will meet in their advisory families to get ready for the new school year. Each session will end with a distanced and brief outdoor meet-the-advisor, after which parents can collect their students to head home. Register for the orientation.
GUIDE FOR Re-Entry
Visit the School's Re-entry and Fall Planning Guide for detailed information about The Hun School's health, safety, academic, and boarding plans related to Covid-19.
Students will receive a hard copy of the Middle School Handbook and their daily class schedule at the mandatory Middle School Orientation, Tuesday, September 8th at 1:00 p.m. for the Scientiam cohort and 3:00 p.m. for the Honorem cohort. You may also reference the 2020-2021 Middle School Handbook here.
Required school and state health forms are available in your Hun School Health Portal, operated by Magnus Health, and are due August 1st. Please note, however, that families will also be required to read and sign an addendum to this year's Handbook -- the Good Faith Agreement for Health and Safety -- that outlines each family's commitment to community health. The addendum will also be distributed via the Magnus Health Portal.
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 and class pages. New parents' existing login credentials will provide access beginning July 10, once the previous academic year rolls over. New students will receive login credentials via email upon arrival. For assistance with login, please contact Kevin Eaton.
TUITION AND BUSINESS SERVICES
Reading: All Middle School students have required summer reading by grade level. Please view and make your selections here: Summer Reading Assignment Math: All Middle School students are required to complete summer math assignments through the app Mathspace. Contact Jillian Carvalho with questions.
TEMPORARY DRESS CODE
On-campus dress will consist of:
Collared shirts, oxford shirts, blouses, sweaters, or polo shirts
Dress shorts (no shorter than 6” above the knee), skirts (no shorter than 4” above the knee)
Dress pants or khaki pants
Shirts or dresses with straps no less than 3” wide
Casual shoes or sneakers
Clothing that is clean and in good repair (not torn)
Masks that are free of slogans, political statements, or any logos larger than 2 inches. Designs are okay but camouflage and denim should be avoided.
Items not permitted include:
- Flip-flops or athletic sandals
- Camouflage, graphics, or logos exceeding 2”
- Athletic apparel: T-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, athletic shorts or pants
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