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Back-to-School Programming

Welcome Back!

We look forward to welcoming all of our students back to campus soon! Additional important dates can be found on the Major Dates 2023-24 Calendar, which is available on the Parent Portal under Key Resources and on the Information for New Students page

Back-to-School Schedule

List of 3 items.

  • Saturday, September 2 - Seniors & International Student Return

    • The senior class returns to campus; registration is from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the deButts Health & Wellness Center.
      • The first commitment for the senior class will be at 2:30 p.m. that day.
      • If you have questions, please contact Dean of Students Ashley Taylor.
    • Registration for new and returning international students is from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the deButts Health & Wellness Center.
      • The orientation program for new international students will begin at 3:30 p.m.
      • For the full orientation schedule, click here.
      • Please contact International Student Coordinator Tran Kim-Senior if you have any questions.
  • Sunday, September 3 - All Other New and Returning Students Return

    All new and returning students arrive on campus; registration is from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    • The first commitment for new students/families will be lunch in Laird Dining Hall with advisors at 12:15 p.m.
    • The first commitment for returning students will be the advisory picnic dinner at 6:30 p.m. 
    • Depending on how much time you need for unpacking/move-in/set up, you may want to time your arrival to campus accordingly given the large registration time window.
    If you have questions, please contact Dean of Students Ashley Taylor.  

    View Returning Student/Family Registration and Orientation Schedule 2023

    View New Student/Family Registration and Orientation Schedule 2023
  • Monday, September 4 (students only - casual dress)

    8:15 - 8:30 a.m.                    The Honor Code at EHS, Callaway Chapel
    8:30 - 9:15 a.m.                    Signing of the Honor Book
    9:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.        15-minute classes, Monday rotation
    12:15 - 12:45 p.m.                 Seated Lunch by advisory, Laird Dining Hall
    12:55 - 1:20 p.m.                   Community Gathering, Pendleton Hall
    1:30 - 3:30 p.m.                    New student technology orientation
    3:40 - 4:00 p.m.                   Overview of afternoon option program, Pendleton Hall
    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.                   Afternoon options, various locations
    5:45 - 7:30 p.m.                    Buffet dinner, Laird Dining Hall
    7:30 p.m.                                9th, 10th, 11th grade sign in on dorm
    8:00 - 9:30 p.m.                    Quiet hours on dorm
    9:30 p.m.                                All in/dorm meetings for all students

Before You Come Back

List of 9 items.

  • Submit Your Health Forms Before Coming to Campus

    Reminder: Students will not be permitted to remain on campus if medical forms have not been completed by the time of arrival.
    Please log into the Parent Portal to review and update forms. A full physical exam and immunization record must be completed by the student's primary care physician. Questions can be directed to the Health Center
  • 9th Grade Burch Trip Forms

    Required Forms

    • The EHS Health Center medical form and permission forms were due by July 1. Please note that students will not be allowed to participate in the Burch Program without these forms on file with Episcopal’s medical professionals.
    • In addition, Outward Bound requires their own separate online medical form, as well as a liability release form. The medical form is a questionnaire which does not require a physician’s signature. The required forms can be found on the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School website.
      • At the bottom of the page, under Select your School/Group, choose Episcopal High School. You will then see the required forms, as well as other information that will be helpful as you plan for September.
    Packing List
    We ask that all ninth graders arrive at EHS in September with the appropriate clothing and equipment necessary for this outing. Luckily, this does not necessitate an expensive trip to a camping supply store, as virtually all of the specialized needs of the course (tents, sleeping bags, camping stoves, backpacks, etc.) are provided by Outward Bound. Still, the items found on the packing list are important to insure your child’s safe, comfortable participation. Please send your child to school prepared for this venture. Suggestions of places where you may purchase these items are Campmor and REI.

    Additional Information
    A Note from Outward Bound
    Burch Trip FAQs
    Packing List

    If you have any additional questions please contact Patrick Thompson.
  • Complete Your Summer Work?

    Seniors: College essays are due to your English teacher by the beginning of your first English class, as are your summer reading journals.  
    All Students: Make sure you have completed your Summer Reading assignments in English and Social Studies before the first day of classes. 

    You can access the summer reading assignments here.
  • Sign Up for Fall Afternoon Options

    Episcopal’s Afternoon Options are designed to provide each student with a quality structured experience that, through an athletic, artistic, academic, or service-oriented pursuit, imbues values of teamwork, sportsmanship, creativity, competition, and concern for others, while encouraging students to pursue and develop special interests and talents. 
    Students are expected to earn at least two athletic credits prior to graduation, with 1/3 athletic credit granted per season of athletic participation.

    ALL STUDENTS (including those attending Early Return) are asked to make their fall afternoon option selection using the  Fall 2023 Afternoon Options Signup Form here prior to September 1, 2023.


    Athletics Offerings

    Jen Fitzpatrick, Director of Athletics
    Damian Walsh, Associate Director of Athletics
    Arts Department Offerings (afternoon art, afternoon music, dance, theater) 
    Mark Carter, Arts Department Chair 

    Whispers Yearbook

    McCain-Ravenel Externship
  • Understand EHS Technology Requirements

    Make sure to watch this video from Episcopal's IT Department. From computer requirements to using EHS Gmail, and from understanding Canvas, our learning management system, to accessing the Student Portal, the video succinctly explains important information you need to know before arriving on campus!
  • New Students: Complete NAMECOACH Recording

    NameCoach is a platform that allows our community to learn each other's names with the correct pronunciation.  All new students have been asked to watch this 3-minute video and complete their name recording before arriving on campus.
  • Sign Up for Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services

    We continue to offer dry cleaning and laundry services to students and will be working with Sterling Cleaners this year. If you are interested, sign up using this link.

    Once a family signs up through Sterling Cleaners, the student will receive a laundry bag with their name and dorm. Pick up from each dorm will be on Mondays and delivery of the completed items will be on Thursdays. 
    • Returning students should log into their account and update their dorm information.
    • New students please be sure to select YES to the Episcopal High School question during your initial signup process and indicate the dorm you live on.
    Contact General Manager Marianne Wegner at 202-785-1444 with questions.
  • Make Sure Your Household Information is Up to Date

    Please take a moment to log into the Parent Portal and check the household information displayed on your students’ Contact Card to ensure we are listing the proper data in the Online Directory. If you need to make changes please use this Change of Household Contact Information form.
    Please be sure to double check:
    • Student Cell Phone Numbers
    • Home Mailing Address
    • Family Telephone Numbers - home, cell, work
    • Students Preferred Name (nickname)
  • Sending Your Student a Package?

    Make sure they receive them by always using the proper mailing address! All general mail and packages should be sent to 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302
    Note: Packages sent to alternate EHS street addresses will not be delivered to Episcopal.