Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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Opening of School Fall 2020

Phillips Academy Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

Massachusetts Travel Guidelines

To comply with the Massachusetts travel restrictions, a parent/guardian/family member may enter the state to drop off a student and must immediately leave campus and the state to meet the exemption of transitory travel unless they meet certain exemptions. If a parent is staying overnight, they are subject to the travel order, which requires a 14-day quarantine or proof of a negative test result (within the past 72 hours).

Opening of School Communications

Fall Term Key Dates

  • September 3-13: Online orientation for all students
  • September 10: Invited Student Leaders ONLY
  • September 11: 9th and 12th-grade boarding students
  • September 12: 9th and 12th-grade boarding students
  • September 13: Reserved for 12th graders who are taking the ACTs off campus on September 12
  • September 14: Classes begin
  • September 26: 9th and 12th-grade Day Students return for afternoon activities and extracurriculars
  • October 10 & 11: 10th and 11th-grade boarding and day students
  • October 19: No classes (Students remain on campus)
  • October 20: No classes (Special schedule/TBD)
  • October 2224: Virtual Family Weekend
  • November 20: Final class day of the fall term
  • November 21 – December 1: Thanksgiving break
  • December 2 – December 16: Winter term begins (Off campus, remote learning for all students)
  • December 17 – January 5: Winter break
  • January 6: Winter term resumes on campus

Plan information is subject to change based on evolving circumstances. This website will be updated periodically, and families can expect regular updates via email throughout the summer.