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Opening Day and Orientation Information: 2017–2018
Posted 08/21/2017 04:10PM

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students for the 2017–2018 Academic Year. Please take a look at each division's Opening Weekend schedule below.


High School Orientation Information

Orientation will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 1–3. Dress code is casual during Orientation, but all students are expected to be in their uniforms when classes begin on Monday, September 4. Participation in orientation activities is mandatory. It is a closed weekend, and therefore boarding students may not check out for the night. Please find below a highlight of orientation activities. (A full schedule by grade will be provided to each student on Opening Day.)

Opening Day: September 1, 2017 

Grade level meetings will take place during the afternoon. The Academic Dean, College Counseling Office, and IB Coordinator Office will be available during the day for consultations about academic schedules, colleges, and the IB program.

Friday, September 1

 
9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Registration • MCF Library
Mandatory for all students

3:30–5:30 PM

Open House Reception • Casa Fleming
All parents welcome

7:00 PM

Assembly • Palestra
Mandatory for all students

8:00 PM

Dorm check-in • Dorms
Mandatory for boarding students

   

Saturday, September 2

 

10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Language consultations • Monticello

7:00 PM

All-High School assembly • Palestra
Mandatory for all students

8:00 PM

Welcome Party • De Nobili

Sunday, September 3

Boarding students have responsibilities in the dormitories in the morning. All High School day and boarding students should participate in all meetings and activities after lunch, from 1–8 PM. Day students may be picked up from campus at 8:00 PM.

Monday, September 4

Classes begin. Students are expected to be in their uniforms.


Middle School Orientation Information

Opening Day: September 1, 2017

We are excited to welcome all students—new and returning, boarding and day—on Friday, September 1. Important orientation information will be provided during registration, and ALL students are expected to arrive on this date. Dormitories will open on September 1, and boarding students will not be accommodated prior to this date. Please communicate any flight or arrival delays to admissions@tasis.ch immediately. 

Registration opens at 9:00 AM. Please be aware that there are normally long lines early in the morning. We recommend arriving in the late morning.

Orientation Weekend

  • Orientation will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 1–3. Classes begin on Monday, September 4. Participation in orientation activities is mandatory. Please find highlights of the Middle School orientation schedule in the table below. (Each student will receive a detailed schedule on Opening Day).

  • Parents are welcome to participate in all Opening Day activities on Friday, Sept. 1, but Saturday and Sunday meetings are dedicated to students.

  • All students must bring their iPads on Saturday for the 10:15 AM meeting.

  • Day students must register on Friday and must also be at school from 10:15 AM–1:30 PM on Saturday.

  • Boarding students may not leave campus after the Friday assembly and are required to stay on campus all weekend.

Friday, September 1

 

 

9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Registration

MCF Library

3:00–3:45 PM

Parent Meeting

Palmer Center

3:30–5:30 PM

Open House Reception

Casa Fleming

5:00–5:30 PM

Dorm Meeting for boarding students and their parents

Belvedere

Saturday, September 2

 

 

10:15 AM–1:30 PM

Day student attendance is mandatory

 

10:15 AM–Lunch

Advisor Meetings

Palmer Center

1:00 PM–1:30 PM

After-School Program (ASP) Meeting

Palmer Center 

2:00 PM

Boarding student trip

Lugano

8:00 PM

Boarding student Welcome Party

De Nobili

Sunday, September 3

Boarding Student Meetings and Dorm Activities

 

Monday, September 4

Classes begin—students are expected to be in uniform

 

 


Elementary School Orientation: Sunday, September 3

Orientation for New Families: 15:00 in the Palmer Center

An Elementary School overview for families new to TASIS will take place on Sunday, September 3, at 15:00 in the Palmer Center (our theater). This orientation will provide an overview of our Elementary School program and will address such areas as our shuttle bus service, Veracross system, after-school program offerings, and sign-up system. Our TASIS Parent Association (TPA) will also be present to help assist new families. All new families are asked to attend this event.

Open House for All Families: 16:00 in Homeroom Classrooms

We will begin our Open House directly in your child’s homeroom class. Your child’s class information will be sent several days prior to the orientation and will be available in our Veracross system.

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