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New Student and Parent Orientation 2019

Thursday, August 29

6:00 pm Welcoming Dinner for New Students and Parents - The Weston Dining Hall

Friday, August 30

9:00 am - Noon Arrival / Registration - The Weston Dining Hall

  • Meet with Administrators, Review Class Schedule, Receive Room Key
  • Meet with Director of Finance
  • Meet with Director of Health Services
  • Pick-up School Supplies - Bookstore / Main Building
  • Move into Dormitory

Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch - The Weston Dining Hall
1:30 - 2:30 pm All-School Meeting - The Simms Family Theater
3:00 pm Parents Depart
5:00 - 5:30 pm Opening Dinner - The Weston Dining Hall
6:00 - 7:30 pm Ultimate Frisbee / Soccer / Volleyball / Basketball / Softball
7:30 - 8:00 pm Ice Cream Treat - The Weston Dining Hall
9:30 pm Dormitory / Wing Meetings
10:00 pm Lights Out

Saturday, August 31

8:30 am Wake-up
9:00 am Breakfast - The Weston Dining Hall
9:30 - 11:45 am Abbreviated Academic Schedule

  • 9:30 - 9:45 am - Period 1
  • 9:50 - 10:05 am - Period 2
  • 10:10 - 10:25 am - Period 3
  • 10:30 - 10:45 am - Period 4
  • 10:50 - 11:05 am - Period 5
  • 11:10 - 11:25 am - Period 6
  • 11:30 - 11:45 am - Period 7

11:50 am - 12:15 pm Lunch - The Weston Dining Hall
12:15 - 12:30 pm General Meeting - The Weston Dining Hall
12:35 - 1:00 pm Students Return to Dorm and Change
1:00 pm Load Buses for Trip to Darien Lake
8:00 pm Return to Gow
10:00 pm Lights Out

Sunday, September 1

7:30 am Wake-up
8:00 am Breakfast - The Weston Dining Hall
8:30 am New Students Assemble at Flagpole for Ropes Course Activity
9:00 am - Noon Veteran Students Arrive
Noon - 2:00 pm Lunch - The Weston Dining Hall
1:00 pm New Students Receive Laptops - Orton Study Hall
6:00 pm Dinner - The Weston Dining Hall
6:45 pm School Meeting and Athletic Sign-up - The Simms Family Theater
8:00 pm Dormitory / Wing Meetings
10:00 pm Lights Out