Look what the fall blew in!
This year Family Weekend is going virtual. Our exceptional lineup of webinars includes an informative State of the School presentation by Head of School Tim Richards P ’15, a highly anticipated talk by the Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid at Davidson College Christopher Gruber, an arts immersion presentation for freshman parents, and our ever popular college application workshop for junior parents. In addition, our advisors, teachers, and college counselors are hosting conferences throughout the weekend. To learn about the weekend, keep scrolling.
Family Weekend 2020 is Almost here!
Wednesday, October 21 — Saturday, October 24
Questions? Contact Judith Wong, director of alumni and parent programming, at (860) 963-5994.
Wednesday 10/21 | Thursday 10/22
This year, we are inviting all parents to meet with their student's advisor during Family Weekend. This meeting is a good time to check-in about your child's well-being during this unusual year. Advisor Conferences are 20 minutes.
Friday 10/23 | Saturday 10/24
During Family Weekend, teacher conferences are reserved for parents who need to discuss specific issues related to student performance in a particular course of study. If you need to book a Teacher Conference, your advisor will recommend (and help schedule) the meeting during the Advisor Conference. Teacher Conferences are 10 minutes.
Please Note: Our teachers are available to you throughout the year. If you are unable to connect with a specific teacher during Family Weekend, we encourage you to reach out at a later date.
College Counselor Conferences
Thursday 10/22 | Friday 10/23 | Saturday 10/24
If you are the parent of a senior, you also have the option to meet with your child's college counselor to discuss the college application process and ask questions. College Counselor Conferences are 20 minutes.
How to Book a Conference
Conferences are scheduled through Pick-A-Time and powered by Zoom. To view / book available conference appointments, log in to your Sundial account, navigate to the Resources Board, and choose Conference Scheduler. Some conference blocks overlap with Family Weekend events. Before you book a conference, please take a look at the event schedule below.
Arts Immersion Presentation *
Thursday, October 22 | 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Calling all freshman parents! Join us for a presentation on the freshman arts immersion program at Pomfret. This webinar is sponsored by the Arts Department.
* This event is for freshman parents only.
W.P. Carey ’48 Lecture
Friday, October 23 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
This college lecture series brings parents face-to-face with prominent college admissions officers from around the country. Our featured speaker this year is Christopher Gruber, Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid at Davidson College. He will speak about the changing landscape of college admissions.
College Application Workshop *
Saturday, October 24 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Calling all junior parents! Join us for this in-depth workshop on the college application process, featuring admissions representatives from several colleges and universities. This webinar is sponsored by the College Counseling Office.
* This event is for junior parents only.
State of the School
Saturday, October 24 | 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Get the latest news and information directly from Head of School Tim Richards P ’15 and his leadership team during this virtual presentation on the state of the school.