Information for New Students and Parents

 

Welcome!

Congratulations again on your acceptance to Solebury⁠—we are so excited that you will be joining us! You are part of an amazing group of people. Individually and collectively, you are multi-talented, smart, and kind. We know that this group of students will mean wonderful things for each of you and for the school next year and beyond. This page will have links and information for the various events that we will have over the coming months to help you get to know each other and for you to get ready to have a great experience come September!

SCHEDULE FOR ORIENTATION/CONNECTION ACTIVITIES

NOTE: All Wednesday events (EXCEPT FOR THE MAY 25 EVENT) will be at 7pm EST. Times for the weekend events will be announced later.

Recurring Zoom Link for all virtual Events: https://solebury.zoom.us/j/86546647237

Week of May 2 Wednesday, May 4: Scavenger Hunt
Week of May 16 Wednesday, May 18: Escape Zoom 
Week of May 23 Wednesday, May 25 at 4pm EST: 9th grade class meeting to discuss and help with course selection. We will help incoming 10th, 11th, and 12th graders with this process individually.
Week of June 13 Wednesday, June 15: For Parents Only - Introduction to the Home and School Association (HSA) - Solebury’s Parent Association
Week of June 26 Sunday, June 26: In person gathering for new students - details to come. We will also have something for parents on this day to get to know one another.
Week of July 11 Wednesday, July 13: PowerPoint sharing. Develop a PowerPoint about something...anything. We have done this before and it was awesome. Some topics were, “Why pen spinning is cool,” “Why certain shapes of pasta are better than others.” You can present, or just watch and observe.
Week of July 25                            

Wednesday, July 27: Meet your Solemate and Peer Leader. These are roles returning students volunteer for to help new students get settled here at Solebury. They’ll be great resources for you as you get started here. Come meet them!

Week of August 1 Wednesday, August 3 7pm: Get your questions answered. Come meet with people who oversee various areas of the school and ask any questions you have. Note: If you don't have questions, no need to come.
Week of August 8 Wednesday, August 10 11am - Session 2 of Get your questions answered. Come meet with people who oversee various areas of the school and ask any questions you have. Note: If you don't have questions, no need to come.
Week of August 15 Wednesday, August 17: Parent Book Club
Week of August 28 Sunday, August 28: New Family Picnic
Monday, August 29 - Friday, September 2: Fall sports preseason
Week of September 5 Tuesday, September 6: Boarding students move into dorms. Full day Orientation for students and parents
Wednesday, September 7: Day student Orientation for students and parents
Thursday, September 8: First day of classes

STUDENT DEVICE POLICY

Solebury School uses instructional technology as one way of enhancing our mission to teach the skills, knowledge, and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. To that end, all students are required to have access to appropriate technology for use in classes. Here are the technical requirements and recommendations. Solebury School recognizes that individual students will differ as to their preferences for devices and how they study, write, and create. Teachers and courses will differ, but in-class activities that are commonly required by teachers include writing, Internet research, watching videos, accessing eBooks, downloading materials, and other web-based tasks. While the majority of classes do not require the installation of specialized software, students generally will need a way of writing papers, using spreadsheets, and making presentations. Solebury School’s wireless network is available inside all classroom buildings, athletic center, dorms, dining areas, library, and many outside areas.

Contact

Scott Eckstein, Director of Admission, would be happy to review anything shared above, or answer any other questions you might have. You can reach him at seckstein@solebury.org or 215.862.5261. Thank you!