Welcome! Hard to believe, but the 2019-2020 school year is just around the
corner. Claudia Walter and I will be the Upper School Division Parents that
will help inform and guide you this year. We will communicate all Upper
School events via email every other Sunday. Grade specific communication
will be forwarded on as needed by the US leadership team which consists of
Grade 9: Denise Bruggeman and Ronda Hobart Grade 10: Christine Freytag and Tanisha Brown Grade 11: Carrie Madison and Connie Tuckerman Grade 12: Donna Raque and Kara Razek
Please feel free to reach out to us any time. All email communication that
you will receive will also be parked on the PACA website for easy access.
Please check it out: www.vikingparents.org
Below are some key dates and events happening in the next month.
But, before diving into that, there are two important very future calendar
dates that you may want to plan for:
• Thanksgiving Break will be: End of Day 11/22-12/1. No, not a typo–a whole
• Graduation is Monday, June 1st. This is a change from previous years,
where graduation fell on a Thursday.
Key Dates for the Month of August: Thursday, August 1: 1st official day of school sports August 5-16: Senior college application/essay workshops August 8-9: New Student Orientation-details emailed separately Friday, August 9th: 9th Grade Orientation August 12-16: Week of Welcome for students-email coming soon directly
to students from Student Council Monday, August 19: First Day of School and School pictures
Tuesday, August 20, 10AM: Picture day and Convocation-All school
welcome and Senior/K buddies meet Wednesday, August 21: First A Day and Drop/Add period begins Monday, August 26th: 7pm: Senior Parent College Night. Parents only. Tuesday, August 27, 8am: 9th Grade Parent Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall Wednesday, August, 28th, 8am: 1st PACA Forum-Dining Hall Friday, August 30th-8am: 10th Grade Parent Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall Friday, August 30th-7pm: First Friday/home football game
Upper School Back to School Night is still TBA. We will communicate the
date and time as soon as we have confirmation. For those with children in
multiple divisions-FYI-Back to School Night for LS is 8/29 and MS is 9/4
Looking Further Ahead:
Monday, September 2nd: Labor Day-No School Thursday, September 5th, 8am: 11th Grade Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall Tuesday, September 10th, 8am: 12th Grade Coffee with Cory-Dining Hall Tuesday, September 10th: Drop/Add period ends for students Friday, September 13th: Upper School Service Day
• If you haven’t added the My Backpack App to your phone, do so.
It is great for checking your kid’s schedule for appointments,
remembering what letter day it is, and a quick access to the
directory when trying to reach someone from school.
• Plan to visit the Viking Corner for new spirit wear after the first
• And don’t forget all this and more can always be found on the
If you have any questions or need help throughout the year, please don’t
hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you. We really do 🙂