Back to School Notice

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back to Northern Academy for Fall 2022!

The registration and orientation for new students and parents is Thursday, September 1st. New boarding students can move into the dormitory after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31st.

The first day of school for both new and returning students as well as orientation for returning parents is Thursday, September 2nd. Returning boarding students can move into the dormitory after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1st.

The Northern Academy administration is available during school hours or by appointment to answer your questions or discuss your concerns. We extend to you our best wishes for a successful and productive year.

Sincerely,

Northern Academy Admissions & Student Services

*** We continue to monitor circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Northern Academy will strictly adhere to government recommendations for safely reopening in the Fall.

1. The Enrollment Contract & Financial Agreement must be signed by parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).

2. Please read the Enrollment Notice in full, and provide your child’s immunization records and other required documents via the Parent Consent and Required Documents form.

3. If you have not gained access to the FACTS Parent Portal  (Student Information System), contact the Admissions Office via admissions@northernacademy.org. New students will receive instructions on how to access the Student Portal at the Orientation.

1. The Enrollment Contract & Financial Agreement issued by the Tuition Office must be signed by parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) before the deadline.

2. Please log in to the FACTS Parent Portal to verify your contact information.

3. Students may access the FACTS Student Portal to review your class schedule.

1. Order School Uniforms: All school uniform items may be ordered directly from Lands’ End. Our school number is 900185968.

  • Please refer to the School Uniform Policy and dress code.
  • Please check HERE to see standard items and recommended quantities.
  • HERE is the skirt size and measurement reference from Lands’ End.

1. Water bottle labeled with the student’s name.

2. Please bring the items on the Stationery Items List for academic classes.

3. Textbooks will be borrowed from the school library, and returned in good condition at the end of the school year.

4. Electronics Policy: The school will provide each student with a Chromebook to use for academic classes. Students cannot use personal computers or smart devices.

5. Students who wish to join the school orchestra, please bring your instruments to the first music class.

6. Academic and music students taking dance classes must bring dance attire.

1. Each boarding student should bring some face masks in case of need.

2. Please check the Packing Checklist on Page 9 of Boarding Student Handbook.

3. Please contact dorm@northernacademy.org to schedule your move-in time.

1. Personal necessities: tuner, metronome, a 2B pencil and eraser, empty music staff book (or staff paper with holes for binder is even better), and other accessories required for your own instrument (oil, rosin, reed, mute etc.)

2. Attire for formal orchestra performance:

Boys: White dress shirt (long sleeves), black suit, black suit pants (no tights or skinny cuts), black belt, black bow tie, black socks, black leather shoes.

Girls: Black long-sleeve shirt, long black skirt (floor length), black socks or silk stockings (black or nude) and black dress shoes that completely cover your feet.

3. Other performance occasions (solo, chamber or concert practice):

Boys: Same as formal performance with the option of a solid colored dress shirt and bow tie or necktie of your choice of color.

Girls: (1) Same as a formal concert or (2) a formal gown with covered shoulders or (3) with the option of a colored shirt and suit pants (no tights or skinny cuts).

1. Male students should bring black crew-socks; female students should bring “no-show” socks. These items can also be purchased at the local stores.

2. Students who wear glasses are strongly advised to wear contact lenses during dance training.

3. Hair ties and hair clips for girls.

1. All students should have their own health insurance. Emergency room visits can be very expensive.

2. A copy of the student’s insurance card, front and back, must be on file at the school. This is especially important for boarding students, as the school may not be able to get in touch with the parents right away if there is an emergency.

3. Northern Academy does not provide health insurance to students nor is it affiliated with any insurance agency.

4. For out-of-state students who need health insurance, the school recommends checking with your current insurance company to see if it has emergency room coverage for out-of-state students.

5. Instructions on how to apply for health insurance:

  1. Go to  nystateofhealth.ny.gov/individual
  2. Choose “Get started”.
  3. New users need to create a NYS Gov ID.
  4. Fill out the required information.
  5. According to your family size and income, the state of health will evaluate and give the eligibility to the individual family.
  6. Choose the health insurance plan and company from the application.
  7. The state will forward this application to the chosen health insurance company (around 5 business days).
  8. You will receive a confirmation letter from both the state and the health insurance company. The health insurance card will be mailed to you.
  9. The hotline the parents can call, which provides different language options, is: 1-855-355-5777.

The school does not provide car service to transport students to and from the airport. Please see Airport Travel Information.

t  +1 (845) 288-0636

e  admissions@northernacademy.org

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