WELCOME NEW FAMILIES

Welcome to the Field School! We are so excited your family is joining our community. Here you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions, as well as information regarding the 2021-2022 school year. Please feel free to be in touch with the Admission Office at any time (admissions@fieldschool.org, 202-295-5824) with questions.
  

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Course Placement & Registration

    Thank you for joining us for course placement on April 17th! Our Department Chairs are hard at work placing your students in the appropriate courses for the fall.

    You will receive your student’s schedule in mid-to-late August through the parent & student portal.
  • Technology

    Student and Parent Portal
    Students and parents will both have access to our portal. 

    Students: you will get your username and password information for the portal in August. 
    Parents: your username and password for the portal is the same as the log-in information you used to sign your contract. 

    Student Email Addresses
    All Field students will receive a Field School email address. Our Technology Department will communicate your email address and password to you in mid-August.

    Apple Bring Your Own Device Program
    The Field School is committed to the purposeful and meaningful infusion of technology and 21st century skills in support of its mission. The use of digital devices is one of the many tools we utilize in inquiry and discovery-based learning. A significant step toward this goal is ensuring each student has the appropriate tools in hand that make this vision a reality and offering the technical support necessary to do this responsibly.

    With this in mind, a single platform, Apple-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program will be implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Families will be responsible for ensuring their student(s) have an Apple laptop for learning at Field.

    The rationale for this initiative includes:
    • The BYOD model removes the school as an intermediary in monitoring device usage that aligns with family values, while promoting student agency and responsibility in the care of their personal device.

    • Apple’s MacOS provides platform uniformity across the campus for the instruction and technology support for your child. Teachers can consistently depend on the tools available to all students and plan learning experiences to utilize these tools for classroom learning.

    • The majority of Apple software has been purposely designed for educational purposes and integrate smoothly into the learning environment at Field. This software provides students with powerful creativity and production tools to demonstrate their learning and engage with content in authentic ways.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jason Kaiser, Senior Technology Lead. 
  • Student Billing and Tuition Payment

    The first tuition payment for 2021-2022 is due July 1, 2021. Stay tuned for more information regarding student billing and tuition payments - our Business Office will be in touch with you in mid-May.

    If you have questions regarding billing and tuition payments, please contact Richard Lyon in our Business Office.
  • Back To School Forms

    The Field School uses Magnus Health, a secure online system, for all forms. Starting July 1, 2021 when you log into the Field parent portal, you will see an orange Magnus Health button that will take you directly to the Magnus Health website. Most of the required forms for your student(s) will be listed once you log in.

    The forms that need to be signed by a doctor and/or dentist are available here. You will need to log into your parent portal account to view them.

    Per DC law, every student is required to complete a physical exam once per 12 month period and a dental exam every other year. The required medical and dental forms along with DC immunization requirements are available below. Once the DC Universal Health Certificate, DC Immunization requirements, and DC Oral Health Certificate are completed and signed by your child’s doctor/dentist, you can either upload them directly to the Magnus website, upload them using the Magnus Health mobile app, or fax them to Magnus Health using the cover sheet and instructions on the website. 

    If your child has any known pre-existing condition(s) with symptoms that overlap with Covid-19 - migraines or allergies, for example - we will need a note from their doctor to ensure they are not kept out of school based on symptoms related to those conditions. 

    If you schedule your child’s appointment before July 1, you will need to hold onto the forms until they can be uploaded after July
    1. Please feel free to contact Zanna Yardas in our Front Office with any questions.

    Please do not send forms to The Field School. We will notify you of how to log in to your Magnus Health web portal once it opens for the next school year, on July 1, 2021.
  • Athletics

    We're looking forward to the return of more traditional athletics programming this fall. We hope that if conditions allow, we will start fall preseason sports for our upper school athletes on August 23, 2021. Preseason is not only an important part of getting ready for the start of competition, but is also an extraordinary time for new students to meet returning students and get acquainted with the community before the full schedule begins after Labor Day.
  • Parent Involvement

    If you’re interested in getting involved with Field, please contact Suzanne Brown, Senior Advancement Associate, or KC Cassell, Director of Advancement. Click here for more information!
  • Directories

    You now have access to our Incoming Family directory in the parent portal. You will receive access to our Current Parent & Student directory at the end of June. Please click here for an instruction sheet that explains how to use the Incoming Family directory!
  • Summer Reading

    Summer reading for Field students will be available by early June. Please stay tuned for more information!
  • New Student/Current Student Buddies

    We look forward to connecting your incoming student with a current Field student in their grade! Stay tuned for more information from the Admission Office later this spring regarding new student buddies. In the meantime, feel free to connect with other incoming students, using the directory information above!
  • Additional FAQs

    What are the Field School’s hours?
    • We are currently working on our daily schedule for next year. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the start and end of each day, after-school activity options, and athletic schedules.
    What should my child wear to school?
    • The Field School does not have a formal dress code. We ask that your child attend school in clothing that is appropriate and comfortable. Please feel free to reach out if you have specific questions regarding the dress code.
    What supplies should my child bring to school?
    • Our Middle School Director and Upper School Director will be in touch later this spring with more information regarding school supplies. We do not have a formal school supply list at The Field School, but are happy to make suggestions!
    What should my child bring for lunch?
    • Please stay tuned for more information regarding our lunch program for the 2021-2022 school year.
    How will my child get to school?
    • Parents can drop their students off and pick them up from school. We encourage carpooling and can help facilitate those connections (or you can log into the directory and search by zip code). 
    • We also have bike racks available on campus for students who choose to bike to school. Some students also walk!
    • Field operates shuttles from nearby metro stations. We will revisit our shuttle schedule for 2021-2022 over the summer, and will provide an updated shuttle schedule by August. 
    How do I find out about Field news and events?
    • Throughout April and May, we will loop you into communications that reference next school year, as well as big-picture communications regarding Field. You will also continue to receive communications specific to new families.
    • In mid-June, you will begin to receive all communications sent to current parents (including our weekly newsletter, the eNews).
    • Please take a moment to log into the portal to ensure your contact information (particularly your address, email, and cell phone) is accurate. If any of your contact information changes, please update your information in the portal or contact Admissions. 
    • You can also visit your parent “resource board,” which contains a variety of links (Magnus Health, the calendar, and more), by logging into the parent portal.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Incoming Family Events

WEEKS OF AUGUST 23 AND 30
Upper School Athletics Preseason
Athletics preseason is optional - you do not have to participate in preseason in order to play a fall sport, although it is a great way for students to get to know their peers. Middle Schoolers do not participate in preseason. 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29
Back-to-School Picnic
This event is a wonderful chance for you and your family to meet other students and parents, as well as faculty and staff. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 
Middle School Orientation
More details to come!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 
Upper School Orientation
More details to come!