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Virtual Student and Parent Orientation

Welcome to Saint Mary's virtual orientations for the 2020-2021 school year.

Designed to help make the transition to the school year a smooth one for students and parents alike, we encourage you to review the orientation information below and join us using the links provided. While parents can pick and choose which parent orientations they would like to attend, students are required to attend each of their orientations. 

Questions? Please contact Director of Student Life Stephanie Webb at swebb@sms.edu


Friday, August 21, 2020

Student Programming

GROUP ADVISORY MEETINGS
(Required for all students) (link to be sent by Advisor)

Students will meet in their advisories, getting a chance to catch up or get to know new faces! Advisors will reach out to their advisees with more information and links to virtual meetings.

CONNECTED SAINTS: NEW STUDENT WELCOME
(Required for new students)

New students will get acquainted with one another while learning some tips and tricks from their more senior Saint Mary's peers. Our Executive Student Government and Marshals will share helpful information and our Prefects will lead small group sessions on community building and connection. 

SAFE SAINTS: LIFE AT SAINT MARY'S COVID-STYLE
(Required for all Students) 

Our Academic and Health and Wellness teams will review the safety measures put in place this year in response to COVID-19. Students will learn more about what the academic day will look like, the measures in which they will participate to keep everyone on our campus safe and healthy as well as the support they will receive from our Health and Wellness team and all adults on campus.

THRIVING SAINTS
BOARDING & DAY STUDENT MEETINGS
(Required for all students)

Students will meet in one of two sessions. Boarding students will hear from Director of Residential Life Ms. Abby Wahlstrom and residential faculty members on boarding-life basics and what life will be like living on campus with COVID-19 guidelines.

Click here for Thriving Saints Boarding Student meeting
Click here for Thriving Saints Day Student meeting

Day students will hear from members of the Academic  and Student Life teams who will address COVID-19 guidelines and how they fit into the day experience. This session is also an opportunity for day students to meet each other.

PARENT PROGRAMMING

ALL-PARENT WELCOME MEETING
Parents will get updates on the opening of school and plans for the coming year from Head of School Brendan O’Shea, Assistant Head of School Carol Killebrew, and members of the Institutional Leadership Team.

BOARDING BOOT CAMP*
Parents of new boarding students will learn the ins and outs of boarding life at Saint Mary’s. Topics will include our Boardingware management system, safety on dorm, holidays and weekend overnights, weekend activities, study hall, and general boarding expectations. 

DAY LIFE AT SAINT MARY'S*
Parents of new day students will learn how to take advantage of Saint Mary’s bustling 24/7 campus. Topics will include resources for day students, safety on campus, studying on campus and general day student expectations.

*Parents of returning boarding and day students are also invited to join us for these orientation sessions as we will be discussing health and safety on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.