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Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back to Northern Academy for Fall 2024!

The registration and orientation for new students and parents is August 19, 2024. New boarding students can move into the dormitory after 2:00 p.m. on August 18, 2024.

The first day of school for both new and returning students as well as orientation for returning parents is August 20, 2024. Returning boarding students can move into the dormitory after 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2024.

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

1. Both the Tuition Agreement and the Enrollment Consent and Required Documents form must be completed and signed by parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).

2. Please read the both Enrollment Notice and Northern Health Policy in full. Provide your child’s immunization records and other required documents via the Enrollment Consent and Required Documents form.

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

4. New boarding students will need to read the Dormitory Move In Procedures and email all required information to  dorm@northernacademy.org.

1. Both the Tuition Agreement and the Enrollment Consent and Required Documents form must be completed and signed by parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).

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

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

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back to Northern Academy for Spring 2025!

The first day of school and orientation for new students and parents is January 13, 2024.

New boarding students will need to read the Dormitory Move In Procedures and email all required information to dorm@northernacademy.org.

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.

Day and Homestay students can buy meal plans via this link. If you do not know who to contact, click here for Northern Academy’s office directory

Sincerely,

Northern Academy Admissions & Student Services

All parents are required to complete the Enrollment Consent and Required Documents form prior to your child’s enrollment.

Take a look at the Northern Health Policy via this link

Instructions on how to apply for other 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.

For any questions or concerns, please email health@northernacademy.org.

1. Each boarding student and their parent(s) are required to read the Northern Boarding Student Handbook.

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

3. Moving-in:

4. Move-in Dates/Times:

  • Returning Students: New Student Orientation Day after 2PM
  • New Boarding Students: The day before New Student Orientation Day after 2PM
  • View our school calendar via this link
  1. Parents must complete, sign, and notarize the Temporary Guardianship Appointment Form.
  2. Upload the completed form to the Enrollment Consent and Required Documents form.
  3. Parents should log into your family portal account to add your appointed guardian as your child’s emergency contact.

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

2. View the links below for additional help:

For Day or Homestay students interested in purchasing the breakfast or dinner meal plan:

1. You can buy a meal plan online by clicking this link.

2. Alternatively, you may purchase a meal plan with cash in the cafeteria. (Breakfast is $6, Dinner is $12).

IMPORTANT: Parents have the option to buy either individual meals or a 30-day meal plan with option 2.

Please note that boarding students have all three meals covered, whereas Day and Homestay students only have lunch covered.

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. Student Use of Electronics, Devices and Resources: 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. 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.

Northern Academy does not provide transportation to and from the airport. Please email dorms@northernacademy.org for the Airport Travel Information Sheet. The Airport Travel Information Sheet contains information and recommendations for parents who need to arrange airport transportation services for their child.

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