Welcome New Families
We are so glad you are joining The Ursuline School community!
This webpage is a resource dedicated to you. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will post more information here, relating to important dates, technology, sports tryouts, and fall orientation. Please check back often.
This webpage is a central place for you, our newest families, to find information helpful as you begin your Ursuline experience in this next school year.
We also invite you to start checking the Parent Portal on our website. The Parent Portal is at the top, right-hand corner of every webpage. Just click on the word in gold, Parents.
We send out information and news to our families on a regular basis. You are now added to the distribution of our parent E-News. The E-News is sent out twice a month, on a Tuesday. The E-News contact list is generated from the Primary email you entered on the enrollment contract. However, we are happy to add more emails, if that is convenient for you. Emails of both parents, or work and home emails - whatever is most helpful to you. Simply email Mrs. Mulder, the Director of Communications, at email@example.com
Emails regarding school business will be sent from one of the following email accounts: OfficeofThePresident, OfficeofThePrincipal, MainOffice, AcademicGuidance, PersonalDevelopment, Athletics, CampusMinistry or OfficeoftheRegistrar. These are all @ursulinenewrochelle.org. Please check your email settings to accept emails from these senders.
The Fathers' Club and Mothers' Auxiliary will send emails to members with respect to their major events.
We regularly post on our school Facebook and Instagram, and we tweet about school activities. Our Mash up Page is the best place to see where we are posting. The Mash up Page is HERE.
Tuesday, August 15 - Health/Physical Forms due to school nurse.
Monday, August 21 - Fall Sports Tryouts begin. Schedule will be posted under Athletics on website.
Wednesday - Friday, September 6 - 8 - Orientations
Thursday, September 7 - New Parent meeting in the evening.
Monday, September 11 - First day of classes.
Major Dates for the 2017-18 school year may be downloaded Here.
LARCHMONT Van Service (Metro North New Haven line)
We are offering van service in 2017 -18 for students who wish to ride Metro North’s New Haven Line from Manhattan, Bronx, Mt. Vernon East, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Harrison, Rye, Port Chester and Connecticut with a pick up/drop off location at the Larchmont station. Morning pick up at 7:30 a.m. and afternoon return leaving at 3:15 p.m. The form may be downloaded here. Please submit it by May 26 to Mrs. Carolsue Tarshis in the Main Office of The Ursuline School.
CRESTWOOD Van Service (Metro North Harlem Line)
This van service is for students who ride Metro North’s Harlem Line from Manhattan, Bronx, White Plains and Upstate.
The morning pickups are 7 a.m., 7:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The afternoon return trips are at 3:05 p.m. and 5 p.m. There is no 5 p.m. van on Fridays or the day before a school holiday.
If you are interested in registering for the Crestwood Van, please complete the application by May 26 and submit to Mrs. Carolsue Tarshis in the Main Office of The Ursuline School. The 2017 - 18 application can be downloaded here.
Questions may be directed to Mrs. Carolsue Tarshis at (914) 500-6214 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The High School Reading List for English has been UPDATED to reflect the addition of the requirement that all high school students read "The Color of Water" by James McBride; that list may be downloaded HERE. Summer assignments based on these books are specified. We also encourage the girls to choose books from a list of suggested additional titles.
Middle school students are asked to read books specific to their grade, and to make notes or answer questions in preparation for classes in the fall. We also provide a list of recommended additional titles. The Middle School Reading List may be downloaded HERE.
Laptops. Incoming students and current students with new laptops are asked to bring their laptops to school during Tech Hours in order to have certain software loaded. Tech Hours are 9am – 1:30pm, Monday – Friday, July 5 – Aug 4. Laptops need to be left with Technology for at least one hour. No appointment necessary. The spec sheet is HERE.
Calculators. Attention incoming 9th grade students: All high school students are asked to purchase a TI-Nspire CX Calculator. This will be for use in both math and science courses. This calculator is acceptable on all standardized test.
MOODLE is our Learning Management System that students use every day. New students will be given their MOODLE username and password when they bring their computer to Mr. Gonzalez to load the required software. However, it will not be operational until the end of August. Any information new students need or parents need before then will be posted here. Parents will receive an email with their parent MOODLE username and password by the end of September.
Fall Sports Tryouts will begin Monday, August 21.
The schedule has been posted on the Athletics portion of the website and, for your convenience, is Here.
In the fall, each student receives a hard copy school calendar featuring selected works of art by Ursuline students. If you would like to purchase a birthday commemoration for your daughter(s) in the 2017-18 school calendar, please complete the form HERE.
New: a sibling discount. 1 commemoration is $50, each additional sibling, $25. Please mail your payment or hand deliver payment to the front office, attention Mrs. Curran. Deadline is June 14.
Our uniform is comprised of various items. While the navy or white collared polo shirt, leggings, and shoes may be purchased at various retailers, certain items are purchased from FlynnO'Hara Uniform Company. Other items, such as the Ursuline t-shirt for physical education classes or the approved blue/white Ursuline sweatshirts and fleeces, are purchased at the school bookstore during the year.
The FlynnO'Hara representatives come on campus in the fall and in the spring, and you may also visit their store, call, or go online at www.flynnohara.com/school/ny251 The 2017 price list may be downloaded Here. They recommend ordering before August 1 for delivery in time for our first day of school.
Uniform guidelines are posted on our Parent Portal. There are descriptions for each season, Dress Uniform and Dress Down Days, and for physical education classes.