Essential Information

Orientations and First Day of School

  • Lower School Orientation will be on August 29 at 10 a.m.
  • Upper School Orientation will be on August 30 at 10 a.m.
  • Foundations Program Orientation will be on August 30 at 9:15 a.m
    • Please check in at the Main Office. Teachers from the Foundations Program will meet you there.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

  • Students should go to the front entrance of the Academic Center to meet faculty members and receive their schedules.
  • Lower School students will then go to the Community Room.
  • Upper School students will go to their homerooms.

Transportation (busses, dismissal procedures, late arrivals, etc)

Contact us using the dismissal phone line (203) 629-1408 or transportation@eaglehill.org

Please return the Transportation Form before school begins so we know how each student will be getting to school and home each day.

Arrival:

  • Faculty coverage for student drop off begins at 7:45
  • Any students dropped off before 7:45 should report directly to the Dining Hall
  • Students dropped off after 8:18 should report to the Main Office for a pass

Dismissal

  • Students going home by bus will meet in the Community Room when the bell rings at 4 p.m.
  • Students being picked up by car will meet in the Library when the bell rings at 4 p.m.
  • Any changes in transportation, including early dismissals, must be reported to the dismissal number above by 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by 10 a.m. Friday.
  • Parents must also notify the bus company on days your child will not be taking the bus home.
  • Early dismissals occur at 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 p.m. We ask that you limit your dismissal requests to those times. Students will be sent to the Main Office to meet you.

Sports and activities

Contact us using the sports phone line (203) 629-1408 or sportsandactivities@eaglehill.org

My child's health and dietary concerns

Contact School Nurse Liz Reid at 203-622-8240x658 or E.Reid@eaglehill.org

My child's academic performance

Contact your child's classroom teacher in that specific subject area (their name and email address will be provided to you at the beginning of the school year) if you have questions/concerns such as:

  • How is my child doing in math?
  • How can I reinforce skills at home?
  • The homework last night was too difficult/easy/confusing for my child.

My child's overall performance

Contact the Upper School Advisory team at USTeam@eaglehill.org or Lower School Advisory Team at LSTeam@eaglehill.org if you have questions such as:

  • Who is my child friends with?
  • How is my child throughout the day?
  • Is my child eligible for speech and language, counseling, or motor training?

Absentee homework

While we are happy to provide homework on days when your child is absent, it is likely that if your child is absent for one day, he/she may not be able to manage a full homework load. Please have him/her complete IXL and independent reading. If your child is absent for more than one day, contact your child's teachers to get their homework. Teacher email addresses will be provided to you at the beginning of the school year.

Additional Foundations Information

  • Homework: Foundations students will not receive homework. All work will be completed in class.
  • Supplies: There is no need to purchase school supplies for your Foundations students. All supplies will be provided.
  • Clothes: Foundations students do not need to follow the standard Eagle Hill dress code.
  • Snacks: Healthy snacks are provided twice a day - mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Additional Lower School Information

  • Folders: All Lower School students will have a 'Home to School' section in their green folder. On the last Friday of every month, this section will have work samples from each of your child's classes. These samples are for you to keep.
  • Homework: All students receive homework Monday-Thursday that is completed in Study Hall. Weekend homework consists of tutorial and math assignments. All Lower School students are assigned independent reading to complete at home. Contact your child's teacher with any questions regarding homework.
  • Assignment Calendar: Every student receives a monthly homework assignment calendar.
  • Supplies: If you did not order your supplies earlier this summer, here are the supplies we encourage you to purchase for your child: two boxes of pencils, a pencil case (fabric with three holes), two highlighters, a binder pocket (side loading with velcro closure)
  • Clothes: Please be sure to label all your child's clothes in case they go missing. On days when students have a physical or outdoor activity, please send in play clothes and sneakers. Each Lower School student has a locker in both the Academic Building and the Gym where they can store their activity clothes during the week.
  • Snacks: Lower School students will be given a snack at the beginning of their study hall period. Students are also allowed to bring a snack for morning juice break. We discourage students from bringing candy, gum, or soda to school.

Additional Upper School Information

  • Homework: All students receive homework Monday-Thursday. Much of this homework might be completed in study hall, but do make sure to have your child check his/her assignment pad to make sure that homework is completed. Typically, upper school students will also have 20-25 minutes of assigned independent reading to be completed at home each evening. Weekend homework consists of tutorial and math assignments. Contact your child's teacher with any questions regarding homework.
  • Assignment Calendar: Every student receives an assignment pad and teachers make sure that assignments are recorded into it.
  • Google Classroom: Many Upper School teachers will use Google Classroom to post assignments and important documents for class. Check with your child’ teachers to see if they are using Google Classroom for your child’s class.
  • Supplies: If you did not order your supplies earlier this summer, here are the supplies we encourage you to purchase for your child: Backpack (not wheeled), 3-ring binder (Trapper Keeper or similar binder), notebook dividers, notebook paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, pencil case. Since Upper School students all have computers, make sure that your child has a sturdy computer case or that there is a spot for laptop storage in her/his backpack.
  • Clothes: Please be sure to label all your child's clothes in case they go missing. On days when students have a physical or outdoor activity, please send in play clothes and sneakers. Students do have lockers in the gym and may store athletic clothing and equipment there during the week.
  • Snacks: Upper School students will be given a snack during recess, but you may also want to supply your child with a mid-morning snack of your choosing. We discourage students from bringing candy, gum, or soda to school.

Placement

Contact Tom Cone (T.Cone@eaglehill.org), Brian Dayton (B.Dayton@eaglehill.org), or Sue Rappaport (S.Rappaport@eaglehill.org)

To set up a placement appointment, contact Alexa Foley (A.Foley@eaglehill.org)

Technology

Contact the Technology Department at technology@eaglehill.org

  • All Upper School students have laptops and Lower School students use our mobile labs.
  • Cell phones, iPads, and other devices with games or texting/email capabilities are not to be used during the school day and should be kept off until after the school day ends.

Residential Program and After School Program

Contact Joy Delisle at (203) 622-9240x630 or J.Delisle@eaglehill.org

  • Dorm move-in is on August 30, 2018 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Lunch will be served to dorm students and parents at 1 p.m.
  • Orientation for parents only will be at 1 p.m.

Communications

Contact Phil Pineau (P.Pineau@eaglehill.org)

  • An e-mail with school news goes out every Friday morning. We encourage parents to carefully read this, as it will allow you to know everything that is planned for the following week.
  • We also encourage parents to visit the Parent Portal (www.eaglehillschool.org/parents). New EHS parents will receive their login information in mid-August.

Parents Association

Contact information and volunteer opportunities for the Eagle Hill PA is available behind the Parent Portal.

The PA provides tremendous support for Eagle Hill and we are so appreciative for all they do.

Asbestos Compliance

On October 30, 1987 the Federal Government enacted legislation for application through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entitled through the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). The law requires all elementary and secondary schools, both public and private, to conduct inspections to determine the location of asbestos containing materials and subsequently, to develop a management plan to ensure proper maintenance of these materials. This legislation requires, moreover, that students' parents and teachers be appraised of the results of such inspections. This notice is provided to comply with that requirement.

In consultation with a state certified contractor, the Eagle Hill School has submitted the required asbestos survey report and management plan to the State Department of Public Health. As required the management plan will be available for public inspection during normal school hours in the main office.