Opening Day and Orientation Information: 2018–2019
Posted 08/28/2018 05:32PM

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students for the 2018–2019 Academic Year. Please take a look at each division's Opening Weekend schedule below.


High School Orientation Information

Orientation will take place from Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2. Dress code is casual during Orientation, but all students are expected to be in their uniforms when classes begin on Monday, September 3. Participation in orientation activities is mandatory. It is a closed weekend, and therefore boarding students may not check out for the night. Please find below a highlight of orientation activities. (A full schedule by grade will be provided to each student on Opening Day.)

Opening Day: Friday, August 31

The Academic Dean, College Counseling Office, and IB Coordinator Office will be available throughout the day on Friday and Saturday for consultations about academic schedules, colleges, and the IB program.

9:00–18:00

Registration • MCF Library
Mandatory for all students

14:00–14:30 or 17:30–18:00

Presentation to parents by the Headmaster • Palestra

15:30–17:30

Open House Reception • Casa Fleming
All parents welcome

17:00–17:30

Boarding students and their parents are invited to meet with their Dorm Teams.

19:00

Assembly • Palestra
Mandatory for all students

20:00

Dorm check-in • Dorms
Mandatory for boarding students

   

Saturday, September 1

 

10:00–11:30

Grade-level meetings followed by advisor meetings

11:30–14:00

Language consultations • Monticello

13:30

Assembly for 9th grade students and student leaders • Palestra

14:15

Assembly for new 10th, 11th, 12th, and PG students and student leaders • Palestra

19:00

All-High School assembly • Palestra
Mandatory for all students

20:00

Welcome Party • De Nobili

   

Sunday, September 2

 

10:00–10:45

Dorm meetings

10:45–12:00

The Arts at TASIS: Open House • Palestrina

13:30–17:00

Trip to Lugano Lido (Required for all HS Boarding students. Day students welcome.)

18:45–20:00

Assembly • Palestra

20:00

Dorm meetings

Monday, September 3

Classes begin. Students are expected to be in their uniforms.


Middle School Orientation Information

Opening Day: August 31, 2018

We are excited to welcome all students—new and returning, boarding and day—on Friday, August 31. Important orientation information will be provided during registration, and ALL students are expected to arrive on this date. Dormitories will open on August 31, and boarding students will not be accommodated prior to this date.

Registration opens at 9:00. Please be aware that there are normally long lines early in the morning. We recommend arriving in the late morning.

Orientation Weekend

  • Orientation will take place from Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2. Classes begin on Monday, September 3. Participation in orientation activities is mandatory. Please find highlights of the Middle School orientation schedule in the table below. (Each student will receive a detailed schedule on Opening Day).

  • Parents are welcome to participate in all Opening Day activities on Friday, but Saturday and Sunday meetings are dedicated to students.

  • All students must bring their iPads on Saturday for the 10:00 meeting.

  • Day students must register on Friday and must also be at school from 10:00–13:30 on Saturday.

  • Boarding students may not leave campus after the Friday assembly and are required to stay on campus all weekend.

Friday, August 31

 

 

9:00–18:00

Registration

MCF Library

10:30–14:30

Mr. Fitzgerald, MS Academic Dean, will be available to answer questions about academic schedules.

Belvedere

15:00–15:45

Parent meeting

Palmer Center

15:30–17:30

Open House Reception

Casa Fleming

17:00–17:30

Dorm meeting for boarding students and their parents

Belvedere

19:30

Boarding students meet with Dorm Team

Belvedere

Saturday, September 1

 

 

9:15–9:45

Dorm meeting

Belvedere

10:20–12:05

Advisor meetings

 

12:45–13:30

After-School Program meeting

Palmer Center 

14:00

Boarding student trip: Lugano Tour

Lugano

19:00

Dorm meeting

Belvedere

20:00

Boarding student welcome party

De Nobili

Sunday, September 2

Boarding student meetings and dorm activities

 

Monday, September 3

Classes begin—students are expected to be in uniform.

 

 


Elementary School Orientation: Sunday, September 2

Orientation for New Families: 14:00 in Palmer Center

An Elementary School overview for families new to TASIS will take place on Sunday, September 2, at 14:00 in the Palmer Center. This orientation will provide an overview of our Elementary School program and will address such areas as our shuttle bus service, Veracross system, after-school program offerings, and sign-up system. Our TASIS Parent Association (TPA) will also be present to help assist new families. All new families are asked to attend this event.

Open House for All Families: 15:00 in Palestra

We will begin our Open House in the Palestra on the main TASIS campus. The TPA will host an Ice Cream Social outside the Palestra at 15:30, and at 16:00 all families will have an opportunity to visit their child's homeroom.

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