APRIL 1, 2021
Welcome Back to Campus, Commuters!
As communicated via email yesterday, please take a moment to read the information pertinent to those who will commute to school this spring. Students who will be driving themselves to school should complete this Commuting Student Car Information form.

We suggest commuters come equipped with a set of noise-canceling headphones for the times they telecommute to class from their assigned pod. We look forward to having you back!
Updated COVID-19 Protocols & Move-In Deadline
The Health & Wellness Center has added new COVID-19 Updates, including:

  • Details about the steps required if an individual is a direct contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19
  • Guidelines about athletes returning to sports and activities after a COVID-19 infection
  • Testing and direct-contact quarantine exemptions for students who previously tested positive

Please refer to these updates as your student returns to campus. Also, take note: All on-campus students must be moved into their dorms by Saturday, 7 p.m.
Community Appreciation Luncheon and Raffle: We Need You!
Every year parents come together to celebrate the hard work of Brooks employees. In typical years, parents sponsor a luncheon buffet and raffle, and handle all aspects of the event. While this year is certainly different and we have had to pivot, what better time than now to say, "Thank you," for all that they have done in this difficult year!

We have arranged to give Brooks employees a special grab-and-go lunch, accompanied by an online raffle of many fun items generously donated by parents, on May 5. There are a few ways families can participate: 

  1. We are in need of raffle items! In the past, items have included restaurant and coffee shop gift certificates, themed gift baskets, sporting event tickets, experiences, golf outings…No gift is too small! If you are not local, but would like to help, you can also provide a donation which a parent will use to purchase an item at one of our many great local businesses.If you have an item you would like to donate, be in touch (see below) and we can make arrangements for drop-off or pick up. 
  2. You can also make a donation toward the purchase of prepared food from a local business for the grab-and-go lunch. 
 
Thank you in advance for your support in making this day a special one for Brooks employees! Please contact Jeannie Sullivan P’22 or Nicole Jackson if you would like to contribute or for more information.Thank you! 
Sixth-Form Parents: Send Us Your Pictures
We are looking forward to running our Senior Spotlight Instagram Series once more this year (click on individual names to view) and we need your help to do so! Due April 15, please take a moment to send an existing photo you'd like us to try to use. Please orient the image vertically and email it directly to Nicole Jackson (select "actual size" when emailing).

We are also asking for any group pictures you might have of your child and their friends throughout their time at Brooks for the annual senior slideshow. Thank you for helping us celebrate the class of 2021!
Upcoming International Family Calls
Head of School John Packard invites our international families in Asia to connect via Zoom. He will share updates on the spring semester and hopes to hear about your experiences this past year. An email with details and Zoom links will be sent closer to the date. We hope you will join us! 

  • April 15: China/Hong Kong (8 p.m. Beijing Time)
  • April 22: South Korea (8 p.m. Korea Standard Time)
Spotted yesterday afternoon in the academic building: a day student orientation tour!
Thank You to our Brooks Together Volunteers
As we strive to connect with every family about the Brooks Together parent drive, today we thank our amazing team of volunteers. We are grateful to the following parents who are reaching out to both encourage parent support and field questions about Brooks Together: Liz Carey '19, '20, '23; Greg Dombal '22; Dana D'Orio '20, '21; Jennifer Griffin '22; Sean Leonard '20, '22, '24; Gwen Spencer Picard '20, '22; Maureen Scott '17, '21; Vivek Sharma '24 and Jeannie Sullivan '22. This team of dedicated parents is excited to talk to you about Brooks Together!

If you have any questions about making your donation, please reach out to a parent volunteer or Director of the Brooks Fund Mary Merrill.
Yearbook Reminders

Information for sixth-form parents only:

  1. Please remind your child to design and submit their senior page. They can find the directions here, via their email, or via the Brooks School Yearbook Instagram. Senior Pages are due April 15. 
  2. Don't forget to purchase your yearbook tribute ad for your senior. Click to begin making your personalized message. These can be silly or serious: How you celebrate your child’s time at Brooks is up to you. You might send a message to your child specifically, or to a group of their friends/teammates, etc. Ads are due April 15.

General reminders:

  • All Brooks students receive one yearbook at no cost. 
  • Additional yearbooks can be purchased for $100.
  • Graduates will receive their yearbooks at home (sent directly from the printer).
  • Current members of the student body will pick up theirs on campus.
  • If you would like to purchase an additional number of copies, you may do so via this Yearbook Order Center.
Spring Schedule
Don't forget: There have been some adjustments to the daily schedule. For all details and a visual layout click here, noting the revisions in the bottom paragraph of the first page. You can also view the weekly schedules through the end of the year

Stay in touch: Follow Brooks on social media for news, photos and more!