Information for New Families

Welcome to Saddle River Day School!

Congratulations and welcome!  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.

Our goal is to make your transition to SRDS as seamless as possible. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions if we can be of assistance.   

Thanks, and welcome again to the Rebel Family!

 

2024-2025 Significant Dates

*Some dates are subject to change.  

Placement Testing and Upcoming Dates

Academic Planning Information for students enrolling in Grades 8-11 (students only need to attend one)

  • Wednesday, April 10th - 6:30 pm: Academic Planning Session #1, Senior Commons, North Hall
  • Friday, May 17th - 9:30 am: Academic Planning Session # 2, Location TBD

Placement testing information for students enrolling in Grades 7-11th (students only need to attend one)

  • Saturday, April 13th - 8:30 am: Placement testing session #1for grades 8-11th, North Hall
  • Friday, May 17th - 9 am: Placement testing session #2 for grades 8-11th
  • Wednesday, May 29th - 3:30 pm: MS Advanced Science testing (new 7th and 8th graders)

Register for Spring Events

Divisional Information Sessions

MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL NEW FAMILY INFORMATION SESSION –  PAC, ALFORD HALL (US) and CIE, NORTH HALL (MS)

  • Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 pm
  • For 5th - 11th Grade parents and students
  • Parents and students are welcome to stay for the All-School Art Show

LOWER SCHOOL NEW FAMILY INFORMATION SESSION - PAC, ALFORD HALL

  • Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00 pm
  • For parents with children entering grades Kindergarten - 4th Grade
  • Running at the same time as Lower School Meet & Greet (information below)

EARLY CHILDHOOD INFORMATION SESSION - LOWER SCHOOL CIE, MAIN HALL

  • Tuesday, June 4th at 9:00 am
  • For new Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 parents only

Events for New Students and families: (please read carefully)

**Please RSVP for all events by May 3rd**

CIE ESCAPE ROOM BOOTCAMP FOR CURRENT GRADES K-5

MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL - ANNIE JR. - PAC, ALFORD HALL

  • Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4th at 7:00 pm
  • It's going to be a hit!
  • An email with complimentary ticket info will be sent in the upcoming weeks

UPPER SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENT FOR NEW 9TH & 10TH GRADE STUDENTS

  • Friday, May 17th, from 10:15-1:15 pm
  • Drop off SRDS at 10:15 am at the security booth
  • Event with current SRDS 8th and 9th graders 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Pizza lunch 12:30-1:15 pm (please notify Kris Sweeny of any allergy or dietary concerns/restrictions)
  • Pick up SRDS at 1:15 pm at the Main Hall parking lot

LOWER SCHOOL MEET & GREET (NEW KINDERGARTEN -  NEW 4TH GRADERS) - MAIN HALL

  • Thursday, May 23rd at 12:45 pm
  • Students should come to Main Hall for a classroom visit (with students in their current grade) to meet next year’s teacher and students
  • 1:45-2:45: Field day for current and new LS students
  • Pick up at 2:45 pm or head to All School BBQ

** Parents are welcome to watch field day activities from 1:45-2:45 pm or come back to pick up at 2:45 pm.
** Rain date 5/29

MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD DAY (FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 5-8) - ALFORD HALL

  • Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm - New Middle School students arrive and go to Alford Hall
  • 1:45 pm - Field Day for current and new MS students
  • Pick up 2:45 at Alford Hall or head to All School BBQ

ALL-SCHOOL BBQ (LOWER and MIDDLE SCHOOL)

  • Thursday, May 23 at 3:00 pm - grab a quick bite to eat, fun desserts, and enjoy games and inflatables on the field.  

PRE-K PICNIC - Outside on the Playground

  • Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 pm
  • For New Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 families

Lower School Musical - SEUSSICAL JR. - PAC

  • Friday, June 7th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 8th at 2:00 pm
  • It's going to be a hit!
  • An email with complimentary ticket info will be sent in the upcoming weeks

Parents also organize events over the summer, so if students can't make it to some of the events, it is okay!  There will be plenty of opportunities to connect with current students and families.  

Register for Spring Events

2024-2025 After School Enrichment Programs

Registration will open in June

After Care

Pre-K 3 - Grade 4

Registration Closed

Coaching Academy

Courses and tutoring!

Registration Closed

Music Institute

Lessons for all grades!

Registration Closed

AS Sports Club

After School for Pre-K - 8

Registration Closed

Information and Events

Connect with SRDS

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Parents Guild

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FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM FOR MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOLS

This form will authorize the release of a final transcript from your previous school.  For families with a child joining Grades 5-12 in the fall, please sign and submit this form to your current school to have them send your child's final transcript to SRDS.  

Final Transcript Request Form (MS and US)

COURSE SELECTIONS AND SCHEDULING – MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL

The list of assigned classes will be available via email by early June, and final schedules will be on the portal in August.  Please contact your respective divisional head if you have questions.

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 refer to the list below during the summer months or contact your respective divisional dean for questions. New York state residents, please contact your local Board of Education to inquire about textbook loan programs.

PARENT PORTAL LOGIN INFORMATION - ALL GRADES

Portal login information will be emailed to parents by Deirdre Angrick (dangrick@saddleriverday.org), Academic Dean, in mid-August.  

 

Forms and Resources

Uniforms and Athletics

Pre-K 3 & 4 Dress Code

Lower School Uniform (K-4)
Middle School Uniform
Upper School Dress Code
US Athletics Registration - July 

MS Athletics Registration - September

Rebel Spirit Store & Middle and Upper PE Apparel - New Store coming soon!

Code:  900133117

Important Contacts

Jalaj Desai, Head of School
jdesai@saddleriverday.org

Geoffrey Bowman, Director of Admissions
gbowman@saddleriverday.org

Kris Sweeny, Associate Director of Admissions
ksweeny@saddleriverday.org

Dana Stern, Head of Lower School
dstern@saddleriverday.org

Stasia Kelly, Head of Middle School
akelly@saddleriverday.org

Chris Lebovits, Director of Student Experiences
clebovits@saddleriverday.org

Dr. Shai Zacaraev, Head of Upper School
szacaraev@saddleriverday.org

Kate Hoffman, Upper School Assistant
khoffman@saddleriverday.org

Deidre Angrick, Academic Head
dangrick@saddleriverday.org

Lei Ann McChesney, School Nurse
lmcchesney@saddleriverday.org

Laura Hollis, Director of Technology
lhollis@saddleriverday.org

Chris Mathisen, Financial Officer
cmathisen@saddleriverday.org

Gina Brinkman, Bus and Transportation
gbrinkman@saddleriverday.org