upper school student working in physics labIt is hard to believe that we are more than half-way through the summer and only five weeks away from being back on campus for the start of the 2020-21 school year. As we look ahead, it is very important that we are all aware of the measures and protocols that have been put in place on campus to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate risk for our MPA community. To that end, our annual Back to School evening will take a new form this year and we will be holding a number of in-person, small group meetings on campus for Upper School students.

Required for all grade 9 and 10 students and highly recommended for grade 11 and 12 students, these student-only meetings will provide an opportunity for students to connect and re-connect with each other. Each meeting will focus on the established expectations and protocols we will follow as an upper school and MPA community. Facilitated by Upper School faculty, administration, and student Peer Leaders, students will learn about the staggered arrival and dismissal protocols, locate their first quarter and first semester classrooms, and determine the best routes to each given the newly established one-way hallways and stairwells. There will also be time set aside for questions and answers as this will be new for all of us. Lastly, there will be some good-natured fun worked into each gathering as this is an important aspect of our MPA community.

In order to maintain physical distancing protocol, each meeting will be limited in size. Click here to view the dates and sign up for the session that works best for your student. As a reminder, these meetings are required for all grade 9 and 10 students and highly recommended for grade 11 and 12 students.

I am looking forward to and am excited about the upcoming school year and to being back on campus!


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance to your family.

Mark Segal
Upper School Director

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