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 2018–19 school year. Forms that you may need to complete as the year goes on, such as the routine physical examination and the health history update, plus optional forms for the flu vaccine, private music lessons, and more, can be found in the tabs below.
The Student/Parent Handbook is available by logging into Veracross. All School policies can be found within the Handbook.
Scroll down for the latest Parents News, forms, and more resources.
Middle School: Contact Chelsi Meyerson at 609–737–6134 or email email@example.com
Upper School: Contact Maureen Iorio at 609–737–1838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Veracross - Academic Records, Report Cards, Tuition Payments, Directories
- Schoology - Assignments
- Emergency Notifications
- School Communications
- Dress Code Summary
- Tuition and Deposit Payments
- Travel Opportunities
Academic Records/Report Cards/Schedules/Payments/HandbookVeracross will allow access to schedules, report cards, transcripts, student/parent directories, attendance records, the Student/Parent Handbook, and you can make tuition payments through this portal. Click here to log in to Veracross. Login with password is required.
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.
Residential Major Dates calendar: The Residential Life Major Dates calendar can be viewed here.
Day calendar: The 2018–19 calendar for student days (1-7) can be viewed here.
Emergency alerts are activated through the OneCall system. Alerts are sent to all phone numbers in the student's record. A test of the OneCall system takes place early in September. The alerts are sent as voice mails. In the event of a school closing due to inclement weather, the OneCall system and the website will be updated by 6:00 a.m. that day. 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 email@example.com to your list of contacts and approved senders. You can view archived issues of the current year's Pennington Postings by clicking here.
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:
- Required School Forms 2018-19
- 2018-19 B6T NJ Transportation Form
- Private Music Lessons
- Planned Absence
- College Visit
- Working Papers
- Boarding Student Spending Account
Required School forms are due no later than July 1, 2018. 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.
Please complete a Student Spending Account Authorization Form to maintain a student spending account while at Pennington. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Mitchell at 609-737-6119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding Residential Life should be directed to Assistant to the Dean of Students Maureen Iorio at 609-737-1838 or email@example.com.
- Upper School Course Catalog
- Local Accommodations for Parents
- Day Student Transportation Information
- Inclement Weather Policy
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.
Because most faculty members and many students live on campus, the School does not always cancel classes during inclement weather.
The Pennington School realizes that a significant segment of the School population may sometimes find it hazardous to travel. The safety of our students is most important. We ask day students’ parents to use their best judgment in such circumstances. On these occasions, absences will not be charged against the student’s record. Students may, however, wish to contact a teacher via email, and all students should check the Schoology online learning management system for assignments or other instructions. Athletic and extracurricular activities are not always cancelled when school is closed.
If inclement weather causes the School to be closed, or if there is a delayed opening, a OneCall voice mail alert will be sent to all phone numbers provided on students’ emergency notification forms, and an announcement will be posted on the homepage of the this website by 6:00 a.m.
Delayed Opening Schedule: When the School operates on a delayed opening schedule, the OneCall message and the website will give details about class starting times and where students should report upon arrival. In most cases, students will report to every class with a shortened schedule for each.
Join Parents for Pennington (PfP) as they gather parents, alumni, faculty, and School administrators to celebrate and support the Pennington School community on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The Pennington School.
On Friday, February 15, the Global Studies program welcomed recent New York University graduates Shiqin Cao and Linhdan Nguyen. Cao and Nguyen presented their college thesis on intersectionality and cross-cultural identity.
Compliments, words of encouragement, smiles and high fives filled the halls for Kindness Week during the week of February 11, 2019. Middle School students participated in different activities to spread kindness far and wide.
"Ain't I a Woman?" Those four famous words spoken by Sojourner Truth inspired a meaningful presentation that moved a room full of Upper School students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, February 6. In observation of Black History Month, students enjoyed a performance by actress Shinnerrie Jackson and pianist Byron Sean which honored four African-American women of remarkable achievement and invincible character.