Links for families, students, faculty, and staff — (updated 9-8-22)
If you are looking for information and cannot find it on this website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add to this page.
- My BackPack (student life forms, course registrations, calendars, and financial forms)
- Magnus (health forms)
- Humes Euston Hall Library — find books and/or ebooks, access databases and our digital subscriptions, and learn more about learning resources available to the community
If you have any questions about logging in to these sites, please contact email@example.com.
Winter Care Packages
The Junior Class is once again offering Winter Care Packages for your student (and a friend or two!) to enjoy during the end-of-semester in January. The packages will contain self-care items, such as lip balm, snacks, and other fun surprises! At only $25 each ($20 for any additional orders), they are a great value and support a wonderful cause, with proceeds going to support Senior ring scholarships for the class of 2024! The deadline to order is January 18.
Important resources for families
Your Contacts at Miss Hall’s School
• For questions about academics: Lisa Alberti ’73, Dean of Academics and Faculty, 413-395-7108, firstname.lastname@example.org
• For questions about student life: Cherèva McClellan, Dean of Students, 413-395-7015, email@example.com
• For questions about diversity and inclusion: Paula Lima Jones, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, 413-395-7117, firstname.lastname@example.org
• For questions about class schedules: Sarah Virden, Director of Academic Counseling, 413-395-7018, email@example.com
• For questions about health and counseling resources: Kristen Milano, Director of Health and Wellness, 413-395-7072, firstname.lastname@example.org
• For questions about supporting MIss Hall’s: Merritt Colaizzi, Director of Advancement, 413-395-7065, email@example.com
• For general questions: Miss Hall's School Main Number, 413-443-6401
2022-23 Back to School
Information for students and families about the 2022-23 school year, including campus health and safety protocols. We will add additional information here as we receive questions and clarify answers.
When are school forms due?
All student forms and medical documentation — MyBackPack and Magnus forms — are due on Monday, August 15th, and must be completed and submitted before arrival on campus. (Magnus is our new online portal which has replaced SchoolDoc). Students who are missing forms cannot participate in orientation or other activities, including leadership training, athletics, or classes.
When should students arrive at school?
Sunday, August 28th —
New Student International Arrival/Orientation
Invited Pre-Season Athlete Arrival/Training (For returning students only; must have confirmed with Coach Marks-McCall in July)
Proctors (Boarding Proctors to move-in; Day Proctors to join training on Monday, August 29th)
Monday, August 29th —
Proctors (Boarding and Day Proctors arrive for training)
Wednesday, August 31st —
School Elected Leaders (All School President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer; Class Presidents and Class Vice Presidents; AA co-Heads; Social Committee co-Heads; DivCo tri-Heads Only — Training Begins Thursday, September 1st)
Friday, September 2nd to Saturday, September 3rd —
All Returning Boarding Students
Returning Day Students Arrive on September 3rd for Registration
Sunday, September 4th —
All New Students
Orientation For All New and Returning Students:
Sunday, September 4th to Tuesday, September 6th (You will receive a detailed schedule later this month.) Includes a new family meeting and reception on Sunday, September 4th
Can families come to campus on arrival days?
Families are welcome to come to campus on arrival days! Please note that we only allow one family member in the dorm at time. Other family members may gather in one of the designated areas outdoors or in common areas in the Main Building.
When are roommate assignments announced?
The Residential Life team is working on roommate placement. Students, make sure you have completed your Roommate Questionnaire Form fully to help us select your roommates.
Roommate assignments, advisor assignments, and early arrival student leaders training schedule will all be sent later this month. For new students, make sure you have connected with your Big at least once — they are a great resource and support for you as you start your time at MHS. For boarding students, here is a reminder of the packing list.
Does the School provide transportation to and from airports before and after breaks?
Except during the beginning of Fall Long Weekend, which directly follows Fall Family Weekend, Miss Hall’s School provides school vacation transportation to and from Albany and Bradley/Hartford international airports, as well as to and from designated drop-off and pick-up points for Boston and New York City-area international airports. MHS arranges transportation directly to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) only at Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. The school does not provide transportation to any other airport or city.
Please note: due to additional COVID-related restrictions, and limited availability of shuttle drivers, the prices for transportation to and from airports — particularly Boston Logan and New York JFK and Newark — are much higher than in past years. Families should anticipate fees of $250 to $500, depending on the schedule and number of riders in each shuttle.
How do students order books?
All students have received their courses for the school year and information about ordering books. This was emailed to all returning students via their Miss Hall’s School email account and to all new students and families via the email addresses shared with the School during the admission process. Please use your course information to order books for the upcoming school year through our book vendor, ecampus.com.
The link to the MHS bookstore is http://misshalls.ecampus.com/. When you go to the ecampus site, you will shop using your class list as your guide. Boarding students can certainly have the books sent directly to MHS, if that is easier. Please make sure to use your name in the shipping address, so that we know to whom the package should be delivered. Should you have any questions about your class information that you have received, please reach out to Sarah Virden, Director of Academic Counseling, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does Miss Hall’s handle cultural and religious observations?
All students have a bank of excused absences to use for cultural or religious observations, up to 5 days in a given academic year (September-May). Under this policy, excused absences can be taken for observations such as Yom Kippur, Lunar New Year, Good Friday, Eid-al-Fitr, etc. More information about the policy can be found in our 2022-23 Student-Family Handbook, which will be available soon.
COVID Protocols for 2022-23
The Miss Hall’s School Incident Response Team (IRT) closely monitors developments regarding COVID-19, making decisions grounded in real data and sound guidance from public health experts.
It is our practice to meet or exceed local, state, and national guidelines regarding COVID safety and define specific policies and protocols that work for MHS. Our current protocols are outlined below.
Any changes will be communicated to students and families as needed.
- Vaccination: All current students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the school year. Boosters are strongly recommended for everyone eligible. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded in the Magnus electronic medical records portal.
- Masking: Masking is optional on campus and during off-campus trips and activities. The School may require indoor masking in response to community health rates and/or during times when there is more risk of exposure, such as immediately following long breaks. We encourage individuals to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so, and we respect everyone's choices.
- Testing: Per CDC guidelines and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MHS will no longer conduct weekly community testing. We will, however, continue to administer rapid tests for symptomatic individuals as this has proven to be effective in preventing spread of the virus. If an individual experiences symptoms while on campus, they should report to the Health Center immediately for a rapid test.
- Symptom Screening: Students will do daily health screenings using the MyMedBot application. New students will receive access to MyMedBot during the first week of school. If an individual experiences symptoms while at home, please do not come to campus! Contact the Health Center for further instructions.
- Isolation & quarantine: Positive individuals must isolate for at least 5 days, per CDC guidelines. Students may not resume in-person activities until they have a negative test result. The CDC no longer recommends quarantine for close contacts; however, MHS may require students or employees to follow quarantine protocols in certain situations.
- Visitors: Visitors to campus must check in with Campus Safety upon arrival and follow all current MHS protocols. For certain events with pre-registration (e.g. admissions open house, reunion, and ticketed performances), the School may require proof of vaccination. Visitors who are experiencing symptoms or have been recently exposed to a positive individual should reschedule their campus visit.
- Off-campus activities: We will resume regular off-campus activities and trips on September 9. Common Good Guidelines apply during off-campus activities. Activities may be changed or canceled based on current local or campus conditions.
- Common Good Guidelines: All community members must adhere to the MHS Common Good Guidelines at all times. We are updating these guidelines to reflect these protocols and will share them soon.
Additional Protocols for Arrival Period (August 28-September 9)
During the week prior to arrival on campus, students are encouraged to wear masks in public — including on public transportation and airplanes — and to avoid large gatherings or settings with higher risk of exposure.
All students are required to take a COVID-19 rapid test 24 hours before arrival on campus. If a student tests positive or is experiencing COVID-like symptoms, they should not travel to campus. Please alert the Health Center right away.
Families are welcome to come to campus on arrival days. Only one family member is allowed in the dorm at a time to help with move-in.
All students will wear masks indoors during the arrival period, regardless of arrival date.
Boarding students will take a rapid test on Day 5 after arriving on campus. This testing will be coordinated with the Health Center. Students will continue to mask until September 9, even if they have received a negative test result on day 5.
Boarding students may not spend the night off-campus during the arrival period.
Day students may not spend the night on campus during the arrival period.
Students may go off-campus only on school-sponsored field trips. All other off-campus activities, and events with other schools, will begin after September 9.
Are Miss Hall’s School employees vaccinated against COVID-19?
Miss Hall’s requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.