Spring Term Begins Tuesday
We are excited to welcome boarding students back to campus on Tuesday, March 23, and all students back to remote classes on Wednesday, March 24.
- Monday, March 22—Spring break ends
- Tuesday, March 23—Boarding students register (8 a.m.–6 p.m.)
- Wednesday, March 24— ALL students begin remote classes (boarding students will be in quarantine)
- Wednesday, March 31—Day students register (3–6 p.m.)
- Monday, April 5—First day of in-person teaching on campus
Required: Wellness Center Appointment
Spring is a season of renewal! The Sykes Wellness Center team looks forward to safely renewing campus life with boarding student arrival and registration on Tuesday, March 23, and day student registration on Wednesday, March 31.
Please confirm with your student that they have scheduled an appointment at the Sykes Wellness Center on their registration day. All boarding and day students MUST schedule a specific registration time in advance through the Sykes Wellness Center Health Portal. Instructions were previously emailed to students, but here is a summary: Click the Register tab at the top right corner of the site (students must register with their Andover email address). After registering, your student will receive an email with a link to complete account setup and create a password.
Questions? Please email the Sykes Wellness Center or call 978-749-4455 weekdays.
Emails will be sent today to all boarding students and their parents with housing assignments and details about moving in.
Textbooks will be placed in all classrooms for the start of in-person teaching on Monday, April 5. Remote students will receive their textbooks by mail as soon as possible.
Commencement Update and What to Bring
As noted in an email sent to the Class of 2021 last night, we recommend that seniors bring clothing for the possibility of an in-person Commencement in June—and related events such as Prom, Convocation, and Baccalaureate. Commencement is one of Phillips Academy’s most formal ceremonies. Students wear attire that honors the significance and specialness of the day. Casual attire, including baseball caps, is not recommended. View photos from previous commencements here.
We very much hope to be able to host Commencement exercises and related events to celebrate all of our seniors in person. Precisely how and if we can have families in attendance is still unclear. Head of School Raynard Kington has appointed a Commencement Committee to explore options for having a Commencement ceremony and to create a series of events that honor and celebrate the Class of 2021 while adhering to public health guidelines. We will share updates soon and will also establish a webpage dedicated to celebrations of the Class of 2021. If you have questions, please email Jenny Savino P’21, ’24, director of Alumni Engagement.
Further Questions About Spring Term