Welcome, Pennington Parents!
Below you can find general information on a variety of topics relating to Pennington, as well as necessary forms and other resources for the 2019–20 school year.
The Student/Parent Handbook is available by logging into Veracross. All School policies can be found within the Handbook.
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- Emergency Notifications
- School Communications
- Dress Code Summary
- Tuition and Deposit Payments
- Travel Opportunities
- Day Student Transportation Information for NJ/PA Residents
Website: The website calendar offers the most up-to-date information about events at Pennington. You can subscribe to calendar feeds by hovering over the ICAL icons on the calendar page.
Major Dates calendars: For the calendar of major dates during the 2019-20 school year, click here.
Residential Major Dates calendar: The Residential Life Major Dates calendar can be viewed here.
Day calendar: The 2019–20 calendar for student days (1-7) on our rotating schedule of classes can be viewed here.
Emergency alerts are used to notify parents and students about School closings or delayed openings. Alerts are sent to all phone numbers in the student's record. A test of the emergency notification system takes place early in September. The alerts are also sent as voice mails. Please make sure that if your cell phone number changes, you update your contact information in your Veracross Parent Portal. For more information about the School's inclement weather policy, see below.
Weekly Email to Parents: Every Friday morning, parents will receive an email called Pennington Postings. The Postings contains important information and reminders about upcoming School events; it is the best way to find out what will be happening in the week ahead. To prevent the Postings from disappearing into your spam filter, we suggest adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your list of contacts and approved senders.
Daily Student Newsletter: All students receive a daily communication through our Schoology platform (Schoology is our learning management system where assignments and grades are posted). This daily post on Schoology is called The Voice, and includes reminders for students about the numerical day to follow, the dining hall menu, notices about athletics, club meetings, after-school activities, and more. Students should be sure to read The Voice each day.
Parents can also view The Voice if they wish by logging into Schoology through their own account, where it is posted each day.
All Middle School and Upper School students are required to adhere to the School's dress code policy. Middle School students have a different dress code than Upper School students. Parents should be familiar with all dress code policies as students who arrive at School out of dress code will receive conduct points.
Dress code details are in the Student/Parent Handbook, located on Veracross.
Middle School students are required to wear a Pennington School polo shirt every day. Parents of Middle School students may use the following link to go to the Lands' End online shopping area, customized for school clothing suitable for Pennington. (Note: This link is provided for information and convenience only; you may purchase clothing that meets School dress code standards elsewhere if you prefer.)
The Lands' End preferred school number for The Pennington School is 900054545.
For Middle School:
The Pennington School uses Veracross to view and pay your bill online. You can view all activity on your Veracross parent portal by clicking the MY INVOICE button. New families can access their invoices on Veracross starting May 1, when they will receive login information from Veracross.
The School offers several options for paying the balance of your tuition. They are:
1. E-check through Veracross
2. Personal check mailed directly to the School – ATTN: Business Office
3. By wire transfer through Flywire for international students
The balance of your tuition should be paid on or before the due dates of July 16 and November 1, 2019.
In addition to the payment options above, The Pennington School offers parents the option of paying tuition over a ten-month (10-month) period, from May to February, without any late charges, provided that payments are made on a timely basis in accordance with the terms of the plan. If you wish to enroll in this plan, please contact the Business Office. There is a $60 enrollment fee for this service.
It is important to remember that the Campus Store deposit, activities fee, and tuition insurance must be paid directly to the School by July 16, 2019, and should not be included in the monthly payment plan.
You may direct any tuition-related questions to Deborah Mitchell in the Business Office at 609–737–6119.
The Pennington School does not offer transportation for day students. However, please click here for information to help you secure transportation for your child from your local school district. Many districts that are near The Pennington School do arrange transportation. Some districts do not provide transportation but may give reimbursement in lieu of transportation.
Required School forms are due no later than July 1, 2019. You will submit them through Magnus Health, a leader in student health care management, which offers electronic signature as well as mobile form submission and parent access from any mobile device. New families should have received an email from Magnus on April 30 with your username and temporary password. If you did not receive an email from Magnus, or have any questions regarding our School forms, feel free to contact Maureen Iorio for Upper School or Chelsi Meyerson for Middle School.
We urge you to begin the process of completing these required documents so that you do not have to worry about it later in the summer. You will receive auto-generated messages from Magnus until all of the requirements are met. All health forms are reviewed by Health Center staff, and you will receive an email notification if we require additional information. Students who do not have all required forms completed and turned in, unfortunately, will be unable to participate in preseason sports camps and other opening-of-school events, and the lack of these forms may delay their start to the academic year.