WELCOME NEWLY ENROLLED FAMILIES!

Welcome to the Saddle River Day School community! We are so pleased you will be joining us for the 2019–20 school year. On behalf of the entire school community, I want to assure you that we will work hard to prepare your child for success at SRDS and beyond.
 
We look forward to witnessing the contributions and talents your child will bring to the Saddle River Day School community. Our job is to make your transition as seamless as possible. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions if we can be of assistance.
 
Cordially,
Geoffrey Bowman
Director of Admissions
201.327.4050, ext. 1108


We invite you to join us on campus at the following events this spring:

To RSVP, please contact Kris Sweeny in the Office of Admissions: 201-327-4050, ext. 1105 or ksweeny@saddleriverday.org.

Upper School New Parent/Student Information Session

Thursday, May 23 · 6 p.m.
Alford Hall Performing Arts Center
Please join us for our annual art show following the session.
 

Annual Art Show (Pre-K – Grade 12)

Thursday, May 23–24 · 4 p.m.
 

Pre-K New Parent/Student Information Session

Friday, May 31 · 3:15 p.m.
Pre-K Classroom, Main Hall
Please join us afterward for the all-school barbecue.
 

All-School BBQ

Friday, May 31 · 3:30 p.m.
 

Middle School New Parent/Student Information Session

Thursday, May 23 · 6 p.m.
Main Hall Meeting Room, Lower Level
Please join us for our annual art show following the session.
 

Spring Concerts

Alford Hall Performing Arts Center
Upper School Concert: Thursday, May 2 · 7 p.m.
Middle School Concert: Thursday, May 30 · 7 p.m.
Lower School Concert: Tuesday, June 4 · 6:30 p.m.


Important information for new students:


Upper School Placement Testing

Monday, 4/29, 3:30-5:30pm
             or 
Tuesday, 5/14, 8-10:00am 
(students may test on either day)
North Hall
Please contact Kris Sweeny, ext 1105 in the Office of Admissions to indicate which date is your preference.
ALL incoming 9th Grade students will be required to take the Humanities placement testing.
Students will be contacted regarding other subject placement testing.
 

Course Selections and Scheduling – Middle and Upper School

Initial course selections will be emailed by June and finalized schedules by August. Please contact your respective dean if you have questions (see contact information below).
 

Textbook Ordering – K–12

Once student course selections are determined, families are responsible for ordering textbooks for courses. For the book list of corresponding textbooks, please check back to the SRDS website. Please contact your respective dean if you have questions. New York state residents, please contact your local Board of Education to inquire about textbook loan programs. Look for additional details in the “Documents & Links” box on the right of this page in June.
 

Summer Reading List – K–12

The summer reading list will be available on our website for all grades by June. Look for additional details in the “Documents & Links” box on the right of this page.
 

Athletic Schedules

Varsity practices begin Monday, August 19. Schedules will be posted under “Documents & Links” on the right of this page.
Please note: All medical forms are due by the first day of practice or students will not be allowed to participate.
 

AP Classes

AP classes will begin Monday, August 19. Schedules will be posted under “Documents & Links” on the right of this page.
 

New Student Orientation – Lower and Middle School Students

Tuesday, September 3
There is no formal Upper School orientation prior to the start of school. The freshman trip is scheduled for September 4–5.
 

International Student Orientation

Thursday, August 29
Further details to come.
 

Classes Begin

Wednesday, September 4



LINKS FOR NEWLY ENROLLED FAMILIES

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION 

Geoffrey Bowman – Director of Admissions
ext. 1108 · gbowman@saddleriverday.org
 
Kris Sweeny – Associate Director of Admissions
ext. 1105 · ksweeny@saddleriverday.org
 
Jalaj Desai – Head of the Upper School
ext. 1311 · jdesai@saddleriverday.org
 
Rebekah Hancox – Upper School Administrative Assistant
ext. 1350 · rhancox@saddleriverday.org
 
Jennifer Davids – Head of the Middle School
ext. 1332 · jdavids@saddleriverday.org
 
Dana Stern – Head of the Lower School
ext. 1110 · dstern@saddleriverday.org
 
Maggie Cosgrove – Office of the Head of School
ext. 1103 · mcosgrove@saddleriverday.org
 
Robert Finkel – Business Office
ext. 1102 · rfinkel@saddleriverday.org
 
Theresa Pappan – Accounts Payable
ext. 1147 · tpappan@saddleriverday.org
 
Ann Hanna – School Nurse
ext. 1111 · ahanna@saddleriverday.org
 
Danny Brown – Athletic Director
ext. 1313 · dbrown@saddleriverday.org



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