Back to School

Prepare for the 2019-20 Academic Year

The Back to School page is designed to help prepare you and your son for the upcoming academic year. If you have any questions, or are looking for information that is not listed, please email us.

List of 13 items.

  • After Care (Middle School Only)

    We offer an After Care Program for our Middle School students. All families are required to register for the program and select one of five different levels of service. Please complete the online form by August 15, 2019. View more information and fill out the registration form here.
  • Athletics Tryouts

    The Upper School Fall Sports Season begins with tryouts in August. Please click here to access the full tryouts schedule as well as other details regarding participation in interscholastic sports at Loyola. Prospective players are expected to attend all tryouts and subsequent practices upon making a team. Middle School Fall Sports do not begin until after the first day of school, and details will be announced at school regarding tryouts.

    NOTE: Physicals for the 2019 – 2020 school year are to be completed after May 1st. Students trying out for Fall sports MUST submit health requirements prior to or at the first day of practice. Completed physical forms should be mailed to the school nurse or dropped off in Knott Hall. Do not send the forms to the Upper School or Middle School offices.

    We also offer an Athletic Formation program. Our goal is to have an athletic program that is highly competitive, but also one that is placed within the perspective of a Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory school. At least one parent/guardian must attend the session for the respective team before your son can compete interscholastically. The Ignatian Formation meeting will precede the parent team meeting for your son’s team. If your son is a multi-sport athlete, you will be required to attend the respective Parent Team Meeting for each season your son participates. Learn more and view dates here.

  • Bus Transportation

    In order to accommodate families that travel from different parts of the metropolitan area, we offer a fee-based bus service. For additional questions, please contact Mr. Joe Pyzik at 443-841-3644 or by e-mail. For more information and to register for bus transportation, click here.
  • Calendar

    You can access the 2019–20 Academic Calendar here.
  • Dining Plans

    We partner with SAGE Dining, whose seasonal menus are custom designed for us, reflecting the students' preferences as well as the freshest products available in the market. SAGE's registered dietitians review and approve each menu to ensure that it offers a wide variety of nutritious choices. Manage your account, review nutritional information and more via SAGE Dining.
    To create an account or add funds, simply go to "Student Dining Account" and click on "My Kids Spending Login/Register."

    Note to new families: You do not have to have your son's ID# to create the account Simply leave that field blank as his ID will be issued on the first day of school.

    Your son's My Kids account allows him to purchase emails without having to carry cash. You also have access to account statements and the ability to auto-fund the account as it depletes.
  • Dress Code

    Students are required to dress according to standards determined by the school. In all cases, student dress should be characterized by neatness and cleanliness.

    Please view our dress code here.

    NEW IN 2019!

    Middle School students have the option to wear a Loyola issued polo shirt in place of dress shirt, tie and sport coat. These specific uniform shirts are available for purchase in the Loyola school store (beginning orientation week). Short-sleeve is $22 and long-sleeve is $27.

  • Health Records & Forms

    Please review carefully and submit all required forms before the start of the school year. Student athletes must complete a physical prior to the start of try-out/practice for fall sports. You can view our Health Form Checklist, or visit our Health & Wellness page for more information, links to our health forms, and their required due dates.
  • Math Prep

    All students engage in online summer math work to enhance skills and ease transition to the next course level. Requirements vary depending on your course placement and must be completed prior to the start of the school year. Because math is a cumulative subject, there are skills from multiple previous courses that need to be reviewed. Please note work will most likely be completed from two different prerequisite courses.

    Math packets are available via the list below. All students must print out their course packets and complete before the beginning of the school year. Teachers will collect packets during the first week of school.
  • Orientation

    Orientation takes place before the new school year begins. There is also an evening Freshman Parent Orientation and a Middle School Parent Orientation meeting.

    Dress for orientation is school attire (shirt and tie, slacks and belt, socks and shoes). Sport coats are not required.

    Note: Due to the various activities of the multi-day orientation, 9th grade dress varies. Please reference the information below.

    Orientation
    Dates: Please see more information in the documents below.
    6th Grade
    - Wednesday, August 28th
    7th Grade
    - Wednesday, August 28th
    8th Grade
    - Wednesday, August 28th
    9th Grade
    - Monday August 26th through Thursday August 29th
    10th Grade
    - Tuesday, August 27th
    11th Grade
    - Wednesday, August 28th
    12th Grade
    - Thursday, August 29th
     
    9th Grade Orientation
    For incoming 9th grade students, orientation takes place over the course of four days and students perform service work together, take part in team-building exercises and become acclimated to on campus resources.

    9th Grade Orientation can be found here.

    Freshman should bring the following to the first day of orientation:
  • School Supplies

    Time to start shopping for school supplies! We provide supply lists for 6th through 9th grade. 10th through 12th grades are expected to come to school equipped with pencils, pens, and paper, and will receive their supply lists from their teachers on the first day of school. 

    Middle School Supply List
     
  • Student Schedules

    Student schedules will be posted during the first week of August. Please log into onCampus to view your sons schedule.
  • Summer Reading

    Grades 6-8 – The Middle School summer reading list is available here.

    Grade 9 – In addition to your son’s required reading of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Peggy Sklar, students entering Grade 9 should read Feed by M. T. Anderson. Assessment on both books will be made at the beginning of the school year.
     
    Grades 10, 11, 12 – Each student selected a pair of books or a book/movie combination. Students must complete their books prior to their orientation day in August. During orientation, students will participate in a 40-minute group discussion led by a faculty member. If your student does not remember which books he selected, you may find his selection posted on the Parent Resource Board after logging in.
  • Textbooks

    You may now begin ordering books for the 2019-2020 school year through our on-line bookstore with MBS Direct.

    To order books, you will need to:
     
    1. Visit the online bookstore and create an account, if you have not previously done so. The online bookstore can be accessed here.
    2. Navigate to "Menu" then "Order Your Materials". You will be asked to enter a Student ID, which is based on the following convention: first initial of student first name, middle initial, student last name, and class year. For example John Paul Smith of the class of 2020 = jpsmith2020.
    3. View course materials and select your preferred format (new, used, or purchase from the marketplace).
    4. Check out.
    Please take note of the following:
     
    • If you order between August 2 and August 15, MBS will provide free shipping on orders of $99 or more. It may take several days for books to arrive, so it would be ideal to order on or shortly after August 2.
    • You are not obligated to purchase books through MBS. You may use MBS to view the texts required for your son’s courses, and you may decide which texts you prefer to purchase from MBS.
    • Take note that some texts are listed as “required, previous purchase.” This means that your son likely already has this book and should have kept it over the summer. If your son for some reason does not have the text, you can then purchase it from MBS.
    • If you are not sure of your son’s placement in a course, do not order the book for that course yet.
    • If you have questions or concerns about the courses you are enrolled in, please do not order books yet. We will begin addressing issues or concerns about course enrollment beginning on August 5.
     
    If you have any financial concerns and need assistance with a payment plan for books, please contact Josh Poole in the business office.

    For questions regarding returns or other customer service related questions, please call the MBS customer contact center at 1-800-325-3252 or e-mail them at customerservice@mbsdirect.net.
Upper School Summer Reading:
 
Grade 9 – In addition to your son’s required reading of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Peggy Sklar, students entering Grade 9 should read Feed by M. T. Anderson.  Assessment on both books will be made at the beginning of the school year.
 
Grades 10, 11, 12 – Each student selected a pair of books or a book/movie combination.  Students must complete their books prior to their orientation day in August.  During orientation, students will participate in a 40-minute group discussion led by a faculty member.  If your student does not remember which books he selected, you may find his selection posted on the Parent Resource Board.
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