Community Resources

Links for families, students, faculty, and staff — (updated 8-3-23)

If you are looking for information and cannot find it on this website, please contact info@catbehaviorcounseling.com, and we will add to this page.

  • Textbooks — Book ordering for the 2023-2024 school year can be done with ecampus, our book vendor. You can access the MHS bookstore by using this link: http://misshalls.ecampus.com. Please feel free to have your books delivered directly to Miss Hall's School.
  • Humes Euston Hall Library — find books and/or ebooks, access databases and our digital subscriptions, and learn more about learning resources available to the community

If you have any questions about logging in to these sites, please contact technology@catbehaviorcounseling.com.

Important resources for families

Your Contacts at Miss Hall’s School

• For questions about academics: Meghan Smith, Dean of Teaching and Learning, 413-395-7014, meghan.smith@catbehaviorcounseling.com

For questions about student life: Sarah Virden, Dean of Students, 413-395-7018, svirden@catbehaviorcounseling.com

For questions about diversity and inclusion: Paula Lima Jones, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, 413-395-7117, plimajones@catbehaviorcounseling.com

For questions about class schedules: Philip Landa, Registrar, 413-395-7021, planda@catbehaviorcounseling.com

• For questions about health and counseling resources: Kristen Milano, Dean of Wellness, 413-395-7072, kmilano@catbehaviorcounseling.com

• For questions about supporting Miss Hall’s: Merritt Colaizzi, Director of Advancement, 413-395-7065, mcolaizzi@catbehaviorcounseling.com

• For general questions: Miss Hall's School Main Number, 413-443-6401

2023-24 Back to School

Information for students and families about the 2023-24 school year, including campus health and safety protocols. We will add additional information here as we receive questions and clarify answers.

When are school forms due?

All student forms and medical documentation — FACTS and Magnus forms — were due on Tuesday, August 1st, but we will accept forms until August 15. All forms must be completed and submitted before arrival on campus. Students who are missing forms cannot participate in orientation or other activities, including leadership training, athletics, or classes.

When should students arrive at school?

Thursday, August 31
Early Arrivals for New International Students, All-School Leaders, Proctors, Pre-Season Athletes (by invitation)

Friday to Sunday, September 1 to 3
New International Student Orientation; Pre-Season Athletics; Student Leadership Workshops

Saturday, September 2
All Bigs

Sunday, September 3 —
Returning Student Arrivals

Monday, September 4 —
New Student Arrivals & New Families Welcome

Orientation For All New and Returning Students:

Friday to Sunday, September 1 to 3, for New International Students
Monday, September 4, for all Bigs and New Students
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5 and 6, for All Students

You will receive a detailed schedule later this month.

Can families come to campus on arrival days?

Families are welcome to come to campus on arrival days! Please note that we only allow one family member in the dorm at time. This support person can change throughout the day, but there should not be more than one guest/family member in any room at the same time. Other family members may gather in one of the designated areas outdoors or in common areas in the Main Building.

When are roommate assignments announced?

The Residential Life team is working on roommate placement. Students, make sure you have completed your Roommate Questionnaire Form fully to help us select your roommates.

Roommate assignments, advisor assignments, and early arrival student leaders training schedule will all be sent later this month. For new students, make sure you have connected with your Big at least once — they are a great resource and support for you as you start your time at MHS. For boarding students, here is a reminder of the packing list.

Does the School provide transportation to and from airports before and after breaks?

Except during the beginning of Fall Long Weekend, which directly follows Fall Family Weekend, Miss Hall’s School provides school vacation transportation to and from Albany and Bradley/Hartford international airports, as well as to and from designated drop-off and pick-up points for Boston and New York City-area international airports. MHS arranges transportation directly to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) only at Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. The school does not provide transportation to any other airport or city.

How do students order books?

All students have received their courses for the school year and information about ordering books. This was emailed to all returning students via their Miss Hall’s School email account and to all new students and families via the email addresses shared with the School during the admission process. Please use your course information to order books for the upcoming school year through our book vendor, ecampus.com.

The link to the MHS bookstore is http://misshalls.ecampus.com/. When you go to the ecampus site, you will shop using your class list as your guide. Boarding students can certainly have the books sent directly to MHS, if that is easier. Please make sure to use your name in the shipping address, so that we know to whom the package should be delivered. Should you have any questions about your class information that you have received, please reach out to Phil Landa, Registrar, via email: planda@catbehaviorcounseling.com.

How does Miss Hall’s handle cultural and religious observations?

All students have a bank of excused absences to use for cultural or religious observations, up to 5 days in a given academic year (September-May). Under this policy, excused absences can be taken for observations such as Yom Kippur, Lunar New Year, Good Friday, Eid-al-Fitr, etc. More information about the policy can be found in our 2023-24 Student-Family Handbook.

COVID Protocols for 2023-24

The Miss Hall’s School Incident Response Team (IRT) closely monitors developments regarding COVID-19, making decisions grounded in real data and sound guidance from public health experts.

It is our practice to meet or exceed local, state, and national guidelines regarding COVID safety and define specific policies and protocols that work for MHS. Our current protocols are outlined below.

Any changes will be communicated to students and families as needed.

  • Vaccination: All current students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the school year. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded in the Magnus electronic medical records portal. The School also reserves the right to update its vaccination requirements at any time to protect community health.
  • Masking: Masking is optional on campus and during off-campus trips and activities. The School may require indoor masking in response to community health rates and/or during times when there is more risk of exposure, such as immediately following long breaks. We encourage individuals to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so, and we respect everyone's choices. We also ask all to be mindful of sel-monitoring of symptoms and to wear a mask if you have been in contact with anyone who is ill.
  • Testing: Per CDC guidelines and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, MHS will no longer conduct weekly community testing. We will, however, continue to administer rapid tests for symptomatic individuals as this has proven to be effective in preventing spread of the virus. If an individual experiences symptoms while on campus, they should report to the Health Center immediately for a rapid test.
  • Symptom Screening: If an individual experiences symptoms while at home, please do not come to campus! Contact the Health Center for further instructions.
  • Isolation & quarantine: Positive individuals must isolate for at least 5 days, per CDC guidelines. The CDC no longer recommends quarantine for close contacts; however, MHS may require students or employees to follow quarantine protocols in certain situations.
  • Visitors: Visitors to campus must check in with Campus Safety upon arrival and follow all current MHS protocols. Family members are welcome to be on campus during approved visitor hours, with advance notice. For certain events with pre-registration (e.g. admissions open house, reunion, and ticketed performances), the School may require proof of vaccination. Visitors who are experiencing symptoms or have been recently exposed to a positive individual should reschedule their campus visit.
  • Off-campus activities: We will offer regular off-campus activities and trips. Common Good Guidelines apply during off-campus activities. Activities may be changed or canceled based on current local or campus conditions.

Are Miss Hall’s School employees vaccinated against COVID-19?

Miss Hall’s requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.