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Student Departure Information

Tobi Pfenninger
It’s hard to believe the school year is coming to an end! Before the students leave for a much-deserved summer vacation, they still have three weeks of classes to complete, three weekends of athletic competitions, the Spring Musical, and year-end assessments and activities. They also have many opportunities to spend time with their friends, to enjoy another brownie sundae at the Head's House, and to participate in Spring Fest on Saturday evening, May 15th. 
This letter aims to provide you with some important year-end information. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s advisor, John Lin, Tyler Cabot, or me.  

Summer Storage
Students who live more than three hours away from school are able to store personal items in summer storage beginning on Monday, May 17th. Holderness will provide boxes and tape so students can pack their items. All items must be carefully labeled before they are moved to summer storage. In September, the senior leaders will help to place summer storage items in the correct rooms around campus.

Departure for 9th and 10th graders
Pick-up for 9th and 10th graders will be on Thursday, May 20th, between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. One parent or guardian will be allowed to help each student pack up their room. We ask students to leave their rooms as they found them last September, and to check out with a dorm parent before leaving campus. 

We are excited to host the Prom for juniors and seniors on Thursday evening, May 20th. The Prom Committee is working hard to provide a fun and safe event for these students. Your child will be receiving more information soon about the opportunity to rent a tuxedo, order flowers, and sign-up for hair and nail appointments. 

Departure for 11 graders
We are asking all juniors to attend Senior Thesis presentations on Friday, May 21st, and Saturday morning, May 22nd. We would like them to support their friends and hopefully come away with possible ideas for their future Senior Thesis topic. Pick-up for 11th-grade students will be from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Saturday, May 22nd. One parent or guardian will be allowed to help each student pack up their room. We ask students to leave their rooms as they found them last September, and to check out with a dorm parent before leaving campus. 

Transportation to Manchester and Boston Logan airports
We will offer transportation to Manchester and Boston Logan Airports on the following dates: 
Thursday, May 20th - Depart campus at 8:30 AM
  • Arrive at MHT @ 9:45 AM
  • Arrive at BOS @ 11:00 AM
Saturday, May 22nd - Depart campus at 8:30 AM (Students will miss Senior Thesis presentations)
  • Arrive at MHT @ 9:45 AM
  • Arrive at BOS @ 11:00 AM

If your child needs to travel at a different date/time, please contact the following taxi companies: Mountain View Shuttle, Lakes Region Shuttle, or Logan Airporter

Commencement Weekend events for the Class of 2021
Families of the class of 2021 should have received information about Commencement Weekend events from Paulette Ryan. If you have any Commencement Weekend questions, please contact Paulette at

This hasn’t been an easy year for anyone. We truly appreciate your willingness to work with us to provide an engaging in-person school year filled with many academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities for your children. Thankfully, many students will be returning home fully vaccinated. For those students who aren’t age-eligible yet, we hope that they, too, will have an opportunity to get vaccinated in the near future. 

We look forward to sharing more updates and answering questions during the next Town Hall on Wednesday, May 5th, at 10:00 AM.

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