Parents

Family Weekend

Thursday through Saturday, October 15 -17, 2020
Recognizing the importance of staying connected as a Vermont Academy community, especially during these extraordinary times, we are pleased to continue the tradition of Family Weekend by coming together for a series of conferences and events. To register for specific events, please follow the links below. We hope you can join us!

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences are one of the most valuable features of this event. You can sign up for a time by clicking on the icon on the Resource Section in MySchoolApp board entitled 2020 Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference Signup. The link to the parent resource board is here.  

When signing up for conference times, please confirm with your student that they are available. It is highly recommended that students participate in the call. In addition, our conference signup will close at noon on Thursday, October 15. After this time, parents will need to contact their student’s advisor and each teacher directly to schedule an appointment.  

And for a bit of fun, and “fun”draising, please visit the Vermont Academy Parents Association (VAPA) virtual auction. There are many great prizes donated by fellow parents and local businesses including travel, skiing, and VA swag. You can visit the site here. The auction will close at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17.  Proceeds go to support VAPA and its activities, which include faculty appreciation and support for initiatives that positively impact student life.

***Pre-registration for each event is needed to receive the Zoom link for the session. *** 

Thursday, October 15

 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Students should attend the Zoom conference with their parents/guardians.
Register for your conferences via Pick-a-Time here: https://bit.ly/3lDaOCD

Friday, October 16

10:00 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. - Environmental Science Class
Gain a glimpse into student life by visiting Ms. Armiger's AP Environmental Science Class.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2H0Ajyy

Or if you prefer math, you can watch either a prerecorded Algebra class or an AB Calculus class with Mr. Mayhew.  

2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Students should attend the Zoom conference with their parents/guardians.

Register for your conferences via Pick-a-Time here: https://bit.ly/3lDaOCD

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Paying for College Workshop 
Please join College Counseling for an informative workshop with Holly Hammond from the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) on navigating the financial end of the college search process.  We'll discuss planning, saving and paying for college.  This session is appropriate for all families, not only those from Vermont.  
Register here: https://bit.ly/3iF6mkH

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome and State of the School Address 
Dr. Jennifer Zaccara will present her State of the School address and discuss new initiatives underway for its future.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3d8dmFu 

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Parents Meeting Parents Social Time
Come together and meet your parent class representative and other parents of your student's classmates. 

Class of 2021 register here: https://bit.ly/36JDbut
Class of 2022 register here: https://bit.ly/3iHQKwS
Class of 2023 register here: https://bit.ly/3lo7zyE
Class of 2024 register here: https://bit.ly/34zbMJ7
 
Saturday, October 17 

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Students should attend the Zoom conference with their parents/guardians.
Register for your conferences via Pick-a-Time here: https://bit.ly/3lDaOCD

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Student Experience in the Time of COVID 
After an enthusiastic response last year, Family Weekend will once again feature a panel of VA experts on student life.  Featuring representatives from academics, student life, athletics and health, as well as some student representatives, you will have the opportunity to pose questions to hear directly how Vermont Academy and its students are handling these unusual times. 
Register here: https://bit.ly/3jMnczu

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meet College Admissions Representatives
Please join College Counseling for a panel discussion on the college admissions process.  College admission representatives Abby Stevens from the University of Vermont (UVM), Jack Nivison from Hamilton College, and Evan Beals from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will present on their specific institutions, as well as answer your general application questions. 
Register here: https://bit.ly/34zbSQQ

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Vermont Academy Parents’ Association (VAPA) Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Vermont Academy Parents Association coordinated by President Vaughan Hennum and the VAPA Leadership Team.  All parents are welcome to learn more about this vital organization.   
Register here: https://bit.ly/33EieiI

2:00 PM: Wildcats v. Wildcats Boys' Soccer Scrimmage
Watch the Black and Orange Intrasquad Scrimmage here: https://web.playsight.com/live/vermont-academy-soccer/101?utm_source=dl&utm_medium=share

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Family Trivia Contest 
Trivia is a fun and entertaining pastime and Vermont Academy is taking it to a new level during our Virtual Family Weekend.  Join with your spouse and/or student to test yourself on Vermont Academy trivia during this live trivia event.  Prizes will be awarded! 
Register here: https://bit.ly/34F2XNE

Videos to Watch at your leisure!
Letter to Parents:  https://youtu.be/6OFxe16idz8
Sing the Evening Song with Students: https://youtu.be/cLUVf5At8jY
Ride the Trails with our Mountain Bike Team: https://youtu.be/UkTMNIO7DAc
Visit VA:  https://youtu.be/PY9yBVBRW4c