News from the St. Mark's Dean of Students, Dean of Academics, and Dean of Faculty
September 4, 2020
Return to School Updates
Please note the following updates to the return to school plan released on August 31, 2020. Questions and feedback can be submitted to or through this form

PLEASE NOTE: The School calendar is subject to change based on changing conditions. Please do not make travel plans for vacations and breaks that cannot be changed. Please make sure you purchase travel insurance in case you have to change or cancel a flight.
ACTION NEEDED: Affirmation of Intent
Earlier this week, families received an “affirmation of intent” to confirm their student’s desire to attend St. Mark’s this fall as a day student, temporary day student, boarding student, or remote student. If you have not completed the affirmation of intent, please do so as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact


ACTION NEEDED: Health & Insurance Forms
In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete both the Health Form and Insurance Form packets listed below ASAP
If you have any questions regarding the Health Forms Packet, please email Leslie Dowst, School Nurse, at All forms need to be returned via email to or faxed to 508-786-6010.
If you have any questions regarding the Insurance Forms Packet, please contact Jack Clemens, controller, by email at

PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be able to move into their dorms if these forms have not been completed. Additionally, since the return to campus will include COVID-19 testing and timed move-ins, there will not be an opportunity for the Health Services team to review missing health records upon arrival.
ACTION NEEDED: Family Information Forms
If you have not yet submitted your Family Information Form, please do so ASAP. The form was due on August 3. If you have any questions or need to access your snap code (sent from, please contact Sue Lafreniere at
ACTION NEEDED: Advisor Information Form
Working as closely as we do with students, the more we understand about a student's background, expectations, and potential areas of difficulty, the better prepared we can be to work effectively in supporting the student's success at St. Mark's. This information is primarily for the Faculty Advisor, but will be made available in the Deans' Office to other adults who work closely with the student. We invite you to share whatever information will enable us to better understand and assist both you and your child. Please complete the Advisor Information Form found here.
Save the Dates! Orientation
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Orientation programming. Zoom links will be provided daily beginning on Monday, September 7.

  • September 7, 8:00 p.m. EDT - New International Student Technology & Canvas Training
  • September 8, 7:00 p.m. EDT - New Student Technology & Canvas Training
  • September 9, 7:30 p.m. EDT - Orientation Launch
  • September 9, 7:45 p.m. EDT - Opening Chapel for New Students and Student Leaders 
  • September 10, 7:30 p.m. EDT - C&E and Affinity Groups
  • September 10, 8:30 p.m. EDT - Student Lead Advisory for IV, V, & VI Forms 
  • September 10, 8:30 p.m. EDT - Peer Discussion Groups for III Form
  • September 10, 8:30 p.m. EDT - New Parent Orientation
  • September 11, 8:30 a.m. EDT - Admission Office Check-In
  • September 11, 7:30 p.m. EDT - Athletics Connections & Opportunities
  • September 11, 8:00 p.m. EDT - Convocation
  • Future Sessions: Community Safety and COVID & Meet Your Residential Houses
Join Us! Upcoming Topic-Specific Town Halls
We are pleased to offer the following upcoming Zoom Town Hall sessions to address specific areas of interest. You will receive reminders with Zoom links prior to each event.

Academics: Tuesday, September 8, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT

Athletics: Wednesday, September 9, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT

Community and Residential Life: Monday, September 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

College Counseling (V Form): Wednesday, September 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT
College Counseling (VI Form): Thursday, September 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT  

A Town Hall for international families was held earlier today, Friday, September 4. A recording of that session is available here
Calendar News:
September 8 - Academics Town Hall, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
September 9 - Orientation Begins
September 9 - Athletics Town Hall, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT
September 11 - Convocation
September 12 - Parent Speaker Series
September 14 - Remote Classes Begin
September 14 - Community and Residential Life, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT
September 16 - College Counseling (V Form), 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT
September 17 - College Counseling (VI Form), 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT
September 24-27 - Move-In Days for Boarding Students
September 28 - In-Person Classes Begin