News from the St. Mark's Dean of Students, Dean of Academics, and Dean of Faculty
July 31, 2020
Return to School Information
The latest information about returning to St. Mark’s in the fall can be found here . Please take a look at our FAQ section . Questions? Email . We will share an updated communication on fall plans with families on Friday, August 7
Parent Town Halls
If you missed our Town Hall sessions for parents, you can watch the sessions here: 
Survey Follow-Up: Boarding Status
If you indicated on your survey that you did not want your child to board in September but are open to boarding later in the fall, we need to hear from you so that we can solidify plans for the fall and try to meet your needs. If you fall into this group and have not responded to the follow-up that was sent on Tuesday, July 28, please complete this form as soon as possible .  
Looking at the early survey responses, we are now able to offer boarding students (both within and outside a 30-mile radius of campus) a boarding slot to start the school year. The 30-mile radius framework is no longer a factor in determining boarding or temporary day student status. If you were in the 30-mile radius area and selected that you wanted to board in the surveys, we have put you on the boarding roster.
Flu Shots
This year, because of COVID-19, we will be requiring all students to have a flu shot. More information will be provided in our August 7 communication to families.
Quarantine Guidelines
St. Mark’s is adhering to the quarantine guidelines shared in our July 15 communication with families. Details can be found here:
In summary: 
A 14-day pre-arrival quarantine is still a requirement. Students who live in Massachusetts can quarantine at home (see “How to Quarantine” below). Students arriving from outside New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont), New York, or New Jersey must quarantine in New England, New York, or New Jersey.
Upon arrival, students must present evidence of a negative PCR test completed within the previous seven days. 
Students and parents arriving from outside New England, New York, or New Jersey must complete a Massachusetts Travel Form on line or risk a $500 fine. The form can be found here:  
How to Quarantine:
We all need to be mindful about possible contact with people who might be sick with COVID-19 in order to stay healthy as we come back to campus. Here are some tips for quarantining at home.
  • Think carefully about whether any errand is essential before leaving home, and if it is, make sure to wear a mask!
  • You can go outdoors to exercise, but need to maintain physical distance at all times.
  • Take your temperature once a day.
  • Watch for symptoms including fever, respiratory illness (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath) mild flu-like symptoms (fatigue, chills, muscle aches) and or loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • Stay home as much as you can.
  • Do not take public transportation (this includes taxis and ride-shares).
  • Do not have ANY visitors to your house. Stay only with your family.
  • If someone MUST come into your house, tell them you are under quarantine, wear a mask and keep six feet (two meters) between you and the visitor.
Meet Our New Faculty!
St. Mark’s welcomes 11 new faculty members this fall. Take a moment to meet our new faculty
Take a Break
Need to unwind? Check out our St. Mark’s coloring pages , created by our students. 
Pre-Orientation Welcome - New Students & Families 
Thank you to all of our new St. Markers and families that have taken part in our Pre-Orientation Welcome program. Special shout out to the 2020-2021 Monitors for creating the Who Wants to be a Rushillionaire? video. To see all the latest features, select this link .
Calendar News:
Aug 7 - 2020-2021 Fall Plan Update