Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Parents

Cardigan student in chapel dress smiling and waving to the camera

Welcome to Winter Family Weekend 2023! We are so excited to welcome our families to The Point! 

Health & Safety Message

COVID continues to be present in communities, businesses, and schools around the country and world, and Cardigan is no exception. While we continue to be vigilant in our approach and uncompromising in isolating those who test positive, please know that some members of our student and adult community have recently tested positive. We therefore encourage all visitors to wear a mask if they have concerns, and to please refrain from coming to campus if symptomatic. In that circumstance, other arrangements to meet and talk with teachers can be made.

Friday, January 27:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Parent Registration, Peck Room
  • 8:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. - Parents May Visit Classes, Various Locations
    • 8:20 - 8:55 a.m. - Block 3
    • 9:00 - 9:35 a.m. - Block 4
    • 9:50 - 10:25 a.m. - Block 5
    • 10:30 - 11:05 - Block 7
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - School Store Open
  • 11:20 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences, Various Locations
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Buffet Lunch, Kenly Dining Hall
  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. School Bank Open, Main Office, Hopkins Hall
  • 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Eighth Grade Secondary School Counseling Meeting, Humann Theatre
  • 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Athletic Contests, Various Locations
    • Varsity Hockey vs. KUA, 3:00 p.m.
    • Thirds Basketball vs. Indian River, 4:00 p.m.
    • Reserve Hockey Green vs. White, 5:00 p.m.
    • Thirds Hockey vs. Hanover Wild, 6:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Whaleback Mountain Family Event
  • 9:00 p.m. - Students Report to Dorms 

Saturday, January 28:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Parent Registration, Peck Room
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 pm. - Zoom Conferences for International Families
  • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - School Store Open
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences, Various Locations
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - School Store Open, Lower Level Cardigan Commons
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Alumni Hockey Game, Turner Arena
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Buffet Lunch, Kenly Dining Hall
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Athletic Contests, Various Locations
    • JV Hockey vs. Vermont Flames, 1:30 p.m.
    • JV Basketball vs. Holderness, 2:00 p.m.
    • Varsity Basketball vs. Holderness, 3:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. - All students must depart campus

**All Student MUST check out with their coaches or the AOD after their last commitment for Winter Long Weekend.**

Departing Campus for Winter Long Weekend

  • Students must check out with coaches or the AOD after their last athletic commitment of the weekend
  • All students are due back on campus on Wednesday, February 1 by 9:00 p.m.
  • Nurses are available for medication pick-up, Hamilton Health Center in Hinman Hall

Winter Family Weekend Conference Schedule

Posted January 16

We are looking forward to welcoming our families to campus and celebrating your sons’ academic progress. Parent-Student-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Friday, January 27, from 11:20 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There is also time set aside for our international families to meet with teachers via Zoom on Saturday, January 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. More information about this opportunity is available here.
 
Beginning today and ending Monday, January 23, please use Cardigan's Veracross Portal to schedule your conferences on a first-come, first-served basis. As you build your conference schedule, we strongly suggest to avoid booking conferences in consecutive time blocks. Allowing time to move about campus between each conference will ensure an enjoyable and productive weekend for everyone. If you do schedule back-to-back conferences, we may make adjustments to your schedule to allow for passing time. Finalized schedules will be available in the Veracross Portal at 6 a.m. on Friday, January 27. Printed schedules will be available in packets for on-campus conferences.

The focus of these conferences is to meet with your son’s teachers. If you would also like to schedule time to check in with your son’s advisor please reach out to the advisor directly to coordinate the best time. This is a busy weekend and we are excited to welcome families to campus to see The Point in action. 

For a detailed overview of the conference scheduling process please review this guide.


Winter Term Long Weekend Travel

Posted January 6

Cardigan's Winter Term Long Weekend begins Saturday, January 28 and ends Wednesday, February 1. Complete this form to share your student's departure and return plans for this break.

Winter Term Long Weekend Travel Form


Winter Vacation Health & Safety

Posted December 14

Winter Vacation provides a welcome time to reconnect with friends and family, and we encourage everyone to take full advantage of this opportunity. However, recent flu and COVID outbreaks continue to affect our region, and have even caused some area schools to curtail their programs and cancel interscholastic sports. So far this year, Cardigan has benefited from the continued attention and cooperation of our community, and we appreciate your ongoing help. Looking ahead, please continue to be vigilant through the break, and monitor your student's health carefully before returning to school. If your student is sick or exhibiting even mild symptoms, we ask that you please test for COVID before making the trip back to campus. If your child tests positive or is exhibiting significant symptoms, please contact the Health Center so that they can guide you regarding your student's return. Thank you for continuing to support the health and wellness of the Cardigan community.


Lacrosse and Baseball Spring Trips

Posted October 31

Cardigan will resume our annual lacrosse and baseball training trips during our 2023 March Break.  These optional trips are open to all lacrosse and baseball players, but eighth and ninth-graders will have priority if interest in each trip exceeds capacity. All of the details and registration information is available at the links below.

More information about the lacrosse trip.

More information about the baseball trip.


On-Campus Haircuts

Posted September 27

Beginning Thursday, October 6, Cardigan will offer on-campus opportunities for student haircuts. The boys may sign up on their own or you can help arrange an appointment for your student by sending a message to nnowak@cardigan.org. The $30 price for an on-campus haircut will be billed to the student account. We can also organize off campus trips for boys with diverse hair types. Lastly, there may be times that we encourage a student to schedule an appointment if he is having trouble keeping his hair neat, clean, and out of his eyes. Please reach out to Director of Student Life Nick Nowak at nnowak@cardigan.org if you have questions.


Before You Arrive: Tips from the Student Life Office

Posted August 25

Cardigan Director of Student Life Nick Nowak shares some important thoughts to help your son - and your family - prepare for his year on campus.

Read Nick's Tips


Want to be in touch with your fellow parents? Opt in to our Cardigan Parent Directory!

Posted August 25

Parent Directory FAQ:

  • Where is the Parent Directory located? The parent directory is located in your Veracross Family Profile.
  • Will all parents have their contact information listed in the directory? Only parents who opt in to this feature will have their information shared.
  • How will the Parent Directory be used? This Parent Directory should be used for communication purposes only between fellow parents. This directory should not be used for solicitation of any kind. 
  • How do I opt in so others can view my contact information?
    • Sign into your Veracross Family Portal
    • Select  “Update Family Profile”
    • Select “Directory Preferences”
    • Choose what information you would like shared for both the student and household directories.

Have further questions? Contact Christine Frazier at cfrazier@cardigan.org or 603.523.3661.

Veracross Portal


2022-23 Student Handbook

Posted August 18

The 2022-23 Cardigan Student Handbook is now available and may be downloaded using the button below.

Student Handbook


Complete the Registration Process

Posted August 8

Please complete the General Registration Form, our athletics and activities waiver, and final transcript release form through Cardigan's Veracross Parent Portal. Veracross is a digital platform that hosts our Student Information System where all student information is securely stored. It is important that you complete and submit these registration forms before September 1.

  • New families should have received an email from Veracross with login credentials and instructions to access their account. If you did not receive an email please check your spam folder. If you have any problems, please contact registrar@cardigan.org.
  • Returning families may access the Veracross Parent Portal with their existing login credentials.
  • Once logged into the portal, navigate to "Update Family Profile" and then "School Policies."

Veracross Parent Portal


2022-23 Parent Planning Guide is Posted!

Posted August 1

The 2022-23 Parent Planning Guide contains the most important information to prepare you and your son for the coming academic year at Cardigan. While this resource is particularly helpful for new families, returning families will also see several updates from last year.

2022-23 Parent Planning Guide


Fall Athletics Updates

Posted August 1

As we prepare for the fall athletics season, please read this detailed letter from Director of Athletics Ryan Frost. It contains an overview of our program, what to expect at registration, and specific needs for fall sports. 

Families of boys planning to join Cardigan's Mountain Bike Team should also read this letter from Head Coach Doug Clark as it explains the type of bike and other equipment best suited for our needs, and how our coaches can help your son obtain the right equipment for him.

Lastly, all boys will have a much more enjoyable fall athletics experience if they arrive on campus in shape and prepared for the season ahead. This letter from Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Adams shares some ideas and workouts to help the boys stay active this summer. 

Fall Athletics


2022-23 School Calendar

Updated May 16

September 2022

  • Sept. 7: Registration for all Grade 9 Students, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 9: Registration for new students in Grades 6-8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sept 10: Registration for returning students in Grades 7-8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sept 14: First Day of Classes

October 2022

  • Oct. 21: Fall Family Weekend Begins
  • Oct. 22: Fall Family Weekend Ends / Fall Long Weekend Begins
  • Oct. 26: Fall Long Weekend ends for Grades 6-8
  • Oct. 28: Students in Grade 9 due back on campus 

November 2022

  • Nov. 20: Thanksgiving Recess Begins
  • Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Recess Ends

December 2022

  • Dec. 16: Winter Vacation Begins at 6:00 a.m.

Download the Full 2022-23 Calendar