Community Resources

Links for families, students, faculty, and staff — (updated 8-8-22)

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

  • Textbooks (Book ordering for the 2021-2022 school year can be done with ecampus, our book vendor. You can access the MHS store by using this link: https://misshalls.ecampus.com. Please feel free to have your books delivered directly to Miss Hall's School.)
  • My BackPack (student life forms, course registrations, calendars, and financial forms)

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

Important resources for families

Will be updated soon!

Your Contacts at Miss Hall’s School

• For questions about academics: Lisa Alberti ’73, Dean of Academics and Faculty, 413-395-7108, lalberti@misshalls.org

For questions about student life: Cherèva McClellan, Dean of Students, 413-395-7015, cmcclellan@misshalls.org

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

For questions about class schedules: Sarah Virden, Director of Academic Counseling, 413-395-7018, svirden@misshalls.org

• For questions about health and counseling resources: Kristen Milano, Director of Health and Wellness, 413-395-7072, kmilano@misshalls.org

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

Back to School

Information for students and families about the 2022-23 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 — MyBackPack and Magnus forms — are due on Monday, August 15th, and must be completed and submitted before arrival on campus. (Magnus is our new online portal which has replaced SchoolDoc). Students who are missing forms cannot participate in orientation or other activities, including leadership training, athletics, or classes.

When should students arrive at school?

Sunday, August 28th —
New Student International Arrival/Orientation
Invited Pre-Season Athlete Arrival/Training (For returning students only; must have confirmed with Coach Marks-McCall in July)
Proctors (Boarding Proctors to move-in; Day Proctors to join training on Monday, August 29th)

Monday, August 29th —
Proctors (Boarding and Day Proctors arrive for training)

Wednesday, August 31st —
School Elected Leaders (All School President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer; Class Presidents and Class Vice Presidents; AA co-Heads; Social Committee co-Heads; DivCo tri-Heads Only — Training Begins Thursday, September 1st)

Friday, September 2nd to Saturday, September 3rd —
All Returning Boarding Students
Returning Day Students Arrive on September 3rd for Registration

Sunday, September 4th —
All New Students

Orientation For All New and Returning Students:

Sunday, September 4th to Tuesday, September 6th (You will receive a detailed schedule later this month.)Includes a new family meeting and reception on Sunday, September 4th

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. Other family members may gather in one of the designated areas outdoors or in common areas in the Main Building.

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

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

What other precautions is Miss Hall’s taking to safeguard students during the pandemic?

We will continue the practice of daily health screenings using the MyMedBot application, which is accessible by phone or tablet.

Further, all Miss Hall’s students, adults, and visitors are asked to follow our Common Good Guidelines for protecting community health.

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.

Please note: due to additional COVID-related restrictions, and limited availability of shuttle drivers, the prices for transportation to and from airports — particularly Boston Logan and New York JFK and Newark — are much higher than in past years. Families should anticipate fees of $250 to $500, depending on the schedule and number of riders in each shuttle.

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 https://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 Sarah Virden, Director of Academic Counseling, via email: svirden@misshalls.org.

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 2022-23 Student-Family Handbook, which will be available soon.

Other important Resources

2022-23 Student-Family Handbook (coming soon!)