Welcome New Grade 9 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

Course Selection

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

Grade 9 students that are new to SMUS are asked to help us place them in the level of Math class that is appropriate for them by completing this form.

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 be purchased during Boarding Orientation including the TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator. Here is a basic list for students in Grades 9-12. Teachers will inform students what additional supplies are required in the first day of class.

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, 9 am - 12:45 pm

All Grade 9 students and new students for Grades 10, 11, and 12 meet for Orientation outside the single gym doors at 9 am. The morning will consist of fun, interactive games where you’ll get to know each other as well as learn more about the school. Please wear #2 summer uniform. Lunch is provided afterwards in the Quad.

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 pm

All Grade 9 students meet on the playing fields.

Wed, Sept. 4, 1-2 pm

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

Wed, Sept. 4, 2-3:30 pm

Assembly and Advisor Group activities for all students in the single gym.

Wed, Sept. 4, 5 pm

Boarders' dinner on campus followed by house meetings.

Thur, Sept. 5, 8:10 am

First full day of classes for Senior School students begins at 8:10 am.