Middle School Back-to-School Guide

Welcome to the 2024-2025 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.

Summer To-Do List

There's a lot to do this summer, before you even step foot on campus this fall. Don't worry! We'll send reminder emails about important forms and deadlines, and here's a handy checklist of action items:

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what to do before school begins


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Resources for Parents and Students


Sept. 3 - Middle School Orientation
Sept. 4 - Convocation and Opening Day
Sept. 5 - Middle School Retreat Day
Sept. 6 - First full day of Middle School Classes


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. Students can use this form to indicate their interest before Aug. 21st.


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 256GB WiFi iPad Pro, or at minimum a 10.9 inch iPad or iPad Air. 


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.

View one-page Calendar

Carpooling and Transportation

If you are interested in carpooling with other Hun families, contact Carly LaManna in the Admission Office. 

New Jersey day students who have not already done so must complete the attached 2024 - 2025 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.


Students should report in Academic Dress, as described in the Middle School Handbook, at 8:15 a.m. to the Hun Middle School Building on September 4th. Convocation is a Hun School tradition that officially opens the new school year. Faculty, along with students from the classes of 2025 – 2031, process to the lawn behind Russell Hall for the ceremony. We continue the day with shortened classes and advisory meetings. Middle School students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.


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. 

See the full daily schedule in block format.

Dress code

The Hun School requires its students to wear clean and neat attire during all academic obligations. The 2024 amended student dress code aims to reflect both the joy and importance we associate with academic pursuits, facilitate an active classroom environment, support inclusion and belonging, and be analogous to a contemporary work place. 


All students will receive a copy of the Middle School Student Handbook at orientation. The 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. 

Middle School Handbook


Required school and state health forms are available in your Hun School Health Portal, operated by Magnus Health, and are due August 1st. Parents are encouraged to use the Magnus mobile app.

There are some updates to health forms this year:

  • We now require two parent/guardian signatures on the Permission for Medical Care and Release of Medical Information requirement in Magnus.  If you are a one-parent household, only one signature is required.
  • Concussion, Cardiac, and Opioid forms are now electronic and need to be electronically signed by the student and a parent/guardian if the student is under 18.
  • There has been a change in the state's requirements for submission of the updated Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) form (commonly referred to as the “sports physical form”). Although there is language on the form indicating that the History Form and the Physical Examination Form within the packet are not required to be submitted to the student's school, The Hun School will require these forms to be uploaded into Magnus.

Please allow ample time to complete this process. For questions, please contact Health Services or call 609-921-7600. If you experience technical issues with Magnus, including the mobile app, please contact customer support by email or phone at (919) 502-7689.


Middle School Orientation - TUESDAY, September 3rd

All Middle School students are expected to attend Middle School Student Orientation at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd. Students should report to the James Byer '62 Amphitheatre in casual dress as described in the Middle School Handbook. Students should bring their iPads, but no other supplies are necessary. The program will finish at 11:30 a.m. and be followed by the Middle School Family Luncheon.

New Hun parents are also required to attend New Parent Orientation at 9:00 a.m. All Middle School parents are invited to attend the Middle School Family Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.


RaiderNet is The Hun School’s intranet. It houses information portals for students, parents, faculty, and staff, as well as the School’s Learning Management System, powered by Canvas. Academic class pages and schedules in RaiderNet will not be accessible until orientation for new students.

  • New parents' existing login credentials will provide access to the Parent Information Portal and Class Pages in September. This is the page to bookmark! You will find all essential information posted there throughout the year. 
  • New students will receive information on activating their Hun School email in by the end of July. If you have not received it by August, please contact the IT Help Desk. Your Hun School email will also be used to access RaiderNet in September. Guidance on navigating this system will be offered during orientation.


Reading: Each Middle School student is required to play a round of Bingo! In addition to reading the novel correlating to their incoming grade level, students must choose two other squares from the Hun Bingo board and complete those readings. Students should use the empty space in the box to write their book title and retrieve a parent signature. Bingo boards for each grade are below:

Math: All Middle School students have summer math assignments in Mathspace due by Monday, Sept. 16th. If you have not already done so, please reference the guide below, visit Mathspace, and create an account using your Hun email address. Then, access the relevant assignments using the links and code below. Please email Ms. Skelly with any questions.

New Students: Please contact Ms. Skelly or fill out this form to schedule a math placement test before beginning this work. 



Many Hun School excursions include water activities or access to pools and oceans. In order to provide full and robust educational experiences in a safe and accessible way, we need to know who can and cannot swim unassisted. Therefore, all Hun students who wish to participate in these activities, must complete a basic swim test or provide proof of proficiency. Students need only complete one swim test for the duration of their time at Hun. The Athletic Department will organize a limited number of swim test opportunities during the school year; boarding students will have priority placement.


Starting the school year with important community-building work is essential to middle school students feeling connected, known, and respected by their teachers and their peers. To kick off the year, all Middle School students will engage in learning activities designed to equip them with a deeper understanding of their individual strengths, similarities, and differences as well as our shared community expectations. Some activities are grade-level, while others are conducted in advisory. The program runs Friday, Sept. 6th - Friday, Sept. 13th. 


Please login to the Tuition Payment Portal in RaiderNet to access your student’s account and make payments. For questions, please contact billing@hunschool.org.


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 2024


To kick off the Hun Way, The Hun Middle School will participate in a daylong retreat on Thursday, Sept. 5th. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. we will travel to Horsham, Pennsylvania together and then split off into team-building activities at the College Settlement Camp. We will meet again as a group for lunch, which will be provided. Students may bring their own if they prefer, but we are able to accommodate a variety of diets and allergy needs. The day will end with a reflective community gathering before returning to The Hun School. Student pickup will take place at 4:30 p.m. at The Hun Middle School.

Students should come prepared in weather-appropriate, outdoor, athletic clothing and sturdy sneakers with socks. Flip-flops, crocs, sliders, or open-toed shoes are not permitted. Students should also have a small backpack prepared with the following required items: a water bottle, a hat, and a change of clothes. No jewelry or electronic devices are permitted. If a student must bring a cell phone, a teacher will hold it for the entirety of the day.

Please complete and email the permission form to Veronica Perez by August 23rd.