Welcome New Grade 8 Boarding Students and Families

We are pleased that you will be joining us in September. To make your transition to SMUS a smooth one, we are providing you with some helpful resources as well as a calendar and list of the homework we need you to complete before September.

If you have any questions at all before the first day of school, please don't hesitate to contact us at the Admissions office.

Key Dates and Homework for the 2019-2020 School Year

As soon as possible

Complete the new boarding student questionnaire to help us connect you with a roommate whose habits and personality are compatible with yours.

As soon as possible

New Boarder Orientation

Admissions will be hosting a New Boarder Orientation for families from Sunday, Sept. 1 to Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

As soon as possible

Parents complete the medical information form on the parent portal (you will be notified by email when the form is available).

As soon as possible

School supplies can easily be purchased from an office supplies store in Victoria. Here is a list for students in Grades 6-8.

As soon as possible

Find out where to order linens, cell phones and toiletries and where to set up a bank account. More details here.

By September

In preparation for your arrival at SMUS and for your understanding of what is expected as a Boarding student, we ask that parents review the Boarder's Handbook with their son or daughter.

Sun, Sept. 1, 9 am - 4 pm

New boarder orientation begins with a full day of activities.

Mon, Sept. 2, 9 am - 4 pm

The new boarder orientation continues throughout the day.

Tues, Sept. 3, 1-4 pm

New boarders can move in to their rooms starting at 1:00 pm.

Tues, Sept. 3, 4 pm

New Boarding Parents Cocktail Reception and welcome from Head of School, Mark Turner and the Advancement Office (adults only).

Tues, Sept. 3, 5 pm

Family Dinner for new boarders and their families followed by house meetings for students and a brief meeting for parents in the small gym.

Wed, Sept. 4, 10 am - 3 pm

New Grade 8 boarding students will meet with Grade 8 student ambassadors from the Middle School in the latter part of the morning and will have a two hour orientation with their teacher advisor in the afternoon. Students are in #1 uniform this day.

Wed, Sept. 4, 12-1 pm

Lunch for all boarders and new SMUS students in the Quad. New boarding parents are welcome.

Wed, Sept. 4, 1-2 pm

Parents’ Auxiliary Welcome Coffee Party for all families in the Chapel gardens.

Wed, Sept. 4, 5 pm

Boarders' dinner on campus followed by house meetings.

Thur, Sept. 5, 8 am

First full day of classes for Middle School students begins at 8:00 am. Students may be in summer dress uniform beginning today.