New Families

Dear New Families,

Hockaday awaits your arrival with great anticipation! You are joining an exceptional community, and we are thrilled to have you as part of the Hockaday family. 

Please log in to the Hockaday Website where you will access The Resource Board, the hub from which you can find important information to help you stay updated as you navigate the school year. Detailed instructions to login to the website can be viewed here.

Here you will find the full school calendar, online directory, HPA information, Class Pages, volunteer opportunities, and links to departments such as Athletics, Fine Arts, Bookstore, and more. 

Your daughter's Student ID number can be accessed from the Resource Board. On the top left of the Resource Board you will see your daughter's name. Click on her name and her Contact Card.

Welcome to Hockaday!

Important Information

List of 12 items.

  • Athletics/Dance/Orchestra (Grades 7–12)

    Athletics: Please mark your calendars! The try-out start date for all Upper School fall sports is Monday, August 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Middle School sports will start on August 25. Time TBD.

    Below, please find contact information for coaches below. 
     
    Volleyball
    Try-outs begin on Monday, August 9. Please contact Coach Andy Gass with questions.

    Cross Country
    Try-outs begin Monday, August 9. Please contact Coach LaBoris Bean with questions.
    Field Hockey
    Try-outs begin on Monday, August 9.  Please contact Coach Jenn Johnson with questions.
    Rowing
    Try-outs begin on Monday, August 9. Please contact Coach Will Forteith with questions.
     
    Fencing
    Try-outs begin on Monday, August 9. Please contact Coach Amgad Badawi with questions.
     
    Please email Deb Surgi or  Jennifer Johnson if you would like more information about athletics or visit our webpage at www.hockaday.org/athletics . 

    Dance Placement Auditions for new Upper School students
    • If you are interested in enrolling in Dance, please fill out this Dance Student Request by April 9.
    • Any student who wishes to be placed in our beginner level class (Dance Extension) will be placed in that class without needing to audition. Class size is limited.
    • Any student who wishes to be considered for a higher-level dance course will be given an opportunity to audition by video. A video link with the audition combinations (ballet and contemporary dance) will be emailed on April 23. Video auditions submissions are due by May 7.
    Please contact Christie Sullivan to receive further information about the dance program at Hockaday. 

    Orchestra Information
    Any students interested in participating in the Upper School orchestra program, please send Charlsie Griffiths a video by May 21 at Cgriffiths@hockaday.org. The video should demonstrate your current level of performance, and the director should be able to clearly view you and your instrument. Audio recordings will not be accepted.  Students wishing to perform a live audition will need to set up an appointment with Ms. Griffiths before May 21st. If you have questions about the Middle School orchestra program, please contact Yung Fang Ludford
  • Cheer Tryouts for Upper School

    Please email Kiki Pennington if you are interested in trying out for the St. Mark's Cheer Team.
  • Division-Specific Back to School Forms

    In early May, you will receive an email requesting you to login to www.hockaday.org to complete important school forms. After logging in, you will see a yellow banner at the top of the Resource Board indicating you have school forms to complete. Click the yellow banner and it will open the list of forms due June 1. 

    If you are looking for your daughter's Student ID number, please login to www.hockaday.org, click on your daughter’s name in the top left, and select her Contact Card to see her 5 digit Student ID under General Information.

    In late July you will receive another Back-to-School email alerting you of additional forms to be completed and information available on your daughter’s Class Page on the Resource Board. Please be sure to visit the Class Page and download the information as it contains important details about your daughter's orientation schedule.
  • Drill Team Tryouts for Upper School

    Hi Upper School and incoming Freshmen! 
     
    We are so excited to announce that we be holding virtual auditions for the 2021-2022 Drill Team from April 28 to May 5! Drill is a jazz-based style of dance with an emphasis on kicks and turns and a great way to promote school spirit. We will be performing at SPC Pep Rallies and Spirit Nights, with other fun performances throughout the year! Prior experience in dance or cheer is encouraged but all are welcome to audition.  
     
    If you would like to audition, please sign up using the link below by Monday, April 26: https://forms.gle/7goq1SzNXZ1owA746
     
    We will send an email with the audition videos to those who signed up with the link above on Wednesday April 28! The audition videos include a simple kick combination, turn combination, and a short jazz combo. Videos must be sent to hockadaydrillteam@gmail.com by 7:00 PM on Wednesday May 5. 
     
    The Drill Team practices from 7:15 – 8:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the BW Studio and practices begin about a month before each SPC performance. Drill Team also counts as a JFLEX credit for juniors.  

    Check out our instagram @hockadaydrillteam 
     
    Please reach out to any of the captains, Elise Little (elittle22@hockaday.org,) Anne Rubi (arubi22@hockaday.org), or I with any questions. We are so excited for next year! 
     
    Thank you,  
    Elizabeth Roosevelt  
  • Enrollment and Tuition Payments

    1. Click here to login to the parent portal (Please use the Chrome Browser (not Safari or Internet Explorer) for online enrollment).
    2. Log-in, or, if you have not established a School Admin account, please create one.
    3. Once you log-in, you will be able to select 'Continue Enrollment Process'.
    4. Please complete the online Enrollment Contract and submit your non-refundable deposit.
    5. Once the Enrollment Contract and deposit have been submitted, please return to the checklist and click on FACTS Tuition Management to set up a new billing account. This account will be used for tuition and fees, as well as incidental billing. 
    6. Please use your Blackbaud Username to login to www.hockaday.org to upload your daughter’s immunization records in Magnus Health System via our secure online system. 
  • Final Transcript Must be Received by July 1

    Your daughter’s transcript of work (for the 2020 spring semester) from her current school must be sent to the appropriate Hockaday division by July 1: Lower School Office, Middle School Office 
    You may download the Transcript Release Form here.

    Upper School Students may upload trancripts here.

    Students' schedules will not be released if the final transcript has not been received by The Hockaday School by July 1.
  • Hockaday Parents' Association (HPA)

    The Hockaday Parents’ Association (HPA) looks forward to contacting new families in June to share details of welcome events during the summer months and helpful insight on staying informed on news, dates, and information during the school year. The entire parent community, including new parents, will be able to view and sign up for parent volunteer opportunities on August 1st. If you have specific questions regarding the HPA, how to volunteer or get involved, please email HPA President Carla Bolden.

      
  • Laptop Information (Grades 5–12)

    Hockaday will automatically order laptops for all Middle School (fifth-eighth grade) students. 

    The Upper School has a “bring your own device” program; however, Upper school students may order the standard Hockaday laptop through the school. 

    If you are an Upper School student and would like to purchase a laptop through Hockaday, please email
    George Hanlon no later than May 15 to order the laptop. 
  • Math and World Language Placement (Grades 9–12)

    New Upper School Students will not have placement testing for
    Mathematics as we will rely on data from student transcripts, standardized testing, and our records from previous years’ math placements. 
     
    For World Languages placement, New Upper School students will be assessed on May 20 via Zoom from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

    Read more details here

    If you have questions about Math email Jeri Sutton Jsutton@hockaday.org . Email Alejandra Suarez at asuarez1@hockaday.org if you have questions about World Language.
     
  • Required Health Forms

    Each year, Hockaday collects student health and medical information via the the MAGNUS portal. This safe, secure system meets all of the HIPAA requirements and provides critical health information to health care providers in the event of an emergency.

    A copy of your daughter’s immunization record must be uploaded to the Magnus Health Portal by Friday, March 26 for the 2021–2022 school year.  The online Student Medical Record (SMR) and Medical Certificate is due on July 1, 2021. Please download it here.

    1. Log in to www.hockaday.org using your My Blackbaud username and password. 
    2. Click the MAGNUS | Medical Portal on the Parent Resource Board.
    3. Click on the orange MAGNUS Medical icon at the top of the page.
    4. When the MAGNUS PORTAL opens, you will see your daughter’s name with a note that you have requirements to complete.
    5. Click the orange COMPLETE NOW button to open your daughter’s tracker and follow instructions.
     
    If you need any assistance, call the Magnus Health Help Desk at 877-461-6831.



     
     
  • Summer Programs

    Summer at Hockaday welcomes girls and boys, ages 3 through 12th Grade, to join a summer of enrichment, play, making memories, trying something new, and good old summertime fun! All camps and classes are taught by the very best educators in the Dallas area. Click here for information about Summer at Hockaday. If you have questions regarding summer programs and registration, please contact the Summer at Hockaday office at 214-360-6534.
  • Uniforms

    New uniforms may be purchased from Mills Uniform Company store at Welch and Alpha Road (13615 Welch Road #102, Dallas, TX 75244; 972-385-3121) or online at www.millswear.com

    Gently used uniforms are for sale on campus at Hockaday’s Uniform Resale Boutique. The Boutique is located in Tarry House (accessible through the Welch Road entrance). The Hockaday Parents' Association manages the Boutique. Contact Carol Miele with any questions.

Important Dates

March 24, 4:00-4:30 pm Virtual Lower School Student Meet and Greet Event hosted on Zoom
March 25, 4:00 - 4:30 pm Virtual Lower School Student Meet and Greet Event hosted on Zoom
March 24, 8:45 – 10:00 am Virtual 7th-8th Grade Student Visit hosted on Zoom
March 25, 8:45 – 10:00 am Virtual 5th-6th Grade Student Visit hosted on Zoom
March 25 and 26, 10:25 am – 12:25 pm  Virtual Upper School Student Visit hosted on Zoom (review schedule here)
 March 26 Online Enrollment Due
(including Immunization Form
April 1, 9:00-10:00 am Lower School (PK-4) New Parent Coffee Break with current parents hosted on Zoom
April 1, 9:00-10:00 am Middle School (5th-8th) New Parent Coffee Break with current parents hosted on Zoom
April 1, 10:00-11:00 am Upper School (Form I-III) New Parent Coffee Break with current parents hosted on Zoom
April 6, 5:30-6:15 pm New Upper School Student Meet and Greet hosted on Zoom
April 6, 6:15-7:00 pm Upper School Orientation for parents and students hosted on Zoom. View the Upper School Course Catalogue here.
April 7, 5:15-5:45 pm New Fifth and Sixth Grade Student Meet and Greet hosted on Zoom
April 7, 6:00-7:00 pm New Family Orientation for Fifth and Sixth grade families hosted on Zoom  
April 8, 5:15-5:45 pm New Seventh and Eighth grade Student Meet and Greet hosted on Zoom
April 8, 6:00-7:00 pm New Family Orientation for Seventh and Eighth grade families hosted on Zoom
April  9, 10:00-11:00 am New Family Orientation for Prekindergarten parents hosted on Zoom  
April 9, 1:00-2:00 pm New Family Orientation for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade parents hosted on Zoom  
Month of May An email will be sent notifying parents that forms (that must be returned) are available by logging into the Parent Resource Board.
June 1  All forms are due from parents/guardians to specified divisions and school offices. All health information is due.
Mid-June You will receive an email from the Hockaday Parents' Association with contact information for the New Family Outreach Representatives in your daughter's grade.
Mid-July You will receive an email from the Hockaday Parents' Association with contact information for your welcoming family.
Late July You will receive an email with back-to-school information including Parent/Student Handbook details. Additional updates can be found by logging into the Resource Board.
Click here to view the 2021-2022 All-School Calendar
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