Student Orientation

Last updated: Aug 3
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We are going to have Upper School building orientation sessions for all students prior to the start of school so we can discuss the health and safety protocols that will be in place for this school year.

Students will be provided a snack by Taher during each of the orientation sessions so they can practice going through the Servery for meals.

The orientation sessions will meet in the Hognander Chapel at the Upper School and students will need to wear masks while in the building. See the schedule for the days below:

Monday, August 24

  • 9:00 – 10:30: Orientation for all 10th grade students.
  • 10:30 – 12:00: Orientation for all 11th grade students.
  • 12:00 – 1:30: Orientation for all 12th grade students.

Tuesday, August 25

  • 9:00 – 1:00: Orientation for all 9th grade students.
    All 9th grade students will have a half-day orientation, beginning in the Hognander Chapel. A snack and lunch will be provided. Students will meet their advisors and counselors, receive Student Planners and Handbooks, find their classrooms, learn about the Upper School’s Cultural Field Experience program, and meet current Minnehaha Academy students and teachers.

NOTE: NEW students should attend the orientation specific to their grade. Special activities for new students will be included in their grade-specific orientation.

Lower School is IN-PERSON ✅

Middle School is IN-PERSON ✅

Upper School is IN-PERSON ✅

When to Stay Home

Students and faculty must not come to school if they display any symptoms or come into close contact with COVID-19. Please use our decision tree when determining whether or not to come to school.*

*MA follows guidelines from the MN Health Department for reporting contagious illnesses, please let the school know if your child has a contagious illness or if your family has had close-contact exposure to COVID-19.

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