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STUDENT TRANSPORTATION AND PERMISSIONS

Thanksgiving Break – November 17- 27

Friday, November 17 – Fall Break begins at 12:30 PM. Shuttles begin 10 minutes after break begins.

Monday, November 27 – Fall Break ends at 7:30 PM.

Boarding Parents must submit the Travel Form by November 12.

Shuttles

  • Shuttle transportation is provided beginning at 12:50 PM on November 17. Shuttle times will be based on the travel information provided by parents on travel form.
  • Return shuttles will be offered throughout the day, until 7:30 PM Monday, November 27.

All students MUST fill out a travel form for major breaks (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break) 5 days prior to departure and turn it in to the Dean of Residential Life Libby Pace at 443-662-1084 or PaceL@OldfieldsSchool.org. Parents must make arrangements and discuss with their daughters well in advance of departure date.

Please review the following FAQs so that all girls leaving and coming to campus are safe and on time:

FAQs

Who will pick up/drop off my daughter from the airport, train station, or bus station?

Free shuttles are provided by the School on all breaks to Baltimore Washington International airport, Amtrak’s Baltimore Penn Station, and Baltimore’s Bolt Bus terminal. Shuttles begin 10 minutes after the official break dismissal and continue on an “as needed” basis.

A fee will be charged for transportation to Dulles airport and Reagan National airport. Questions about unaccompanied minors should be directed to Dean of Residential Life.

If our plans change mid-travel (delayed departures, missed buses etc.), who do I notify?

All students and parents should keep the AOD (Administrator on Duty) phone number, 443-662-1111, in their contacts in case travel plans change mid-travel, such as delayed departures, missed buses, etc. This is essential to insure a shuttle is there at the proper time to pick up the student. Someone is monitoring this phone the entire time our girls are traveling.


I can save money on plane fare if my daughter leaves a day early and returns a day late. Can we do this?

No, all flights must be scheduled adhering to the Oldfields School calendar.

It is expensive for my daughter to fly home. May my daughter stay on campus during school vacations?

Students may not stay on campus during major holidays (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, or Spring Break) but they may stay with a host family. Finding a host family will be facilitated by the Dean of Residential Life. Students are welcome to stay on campus during long weekend breaks, and there will be an administrator on duty assisted by a duty team to chaperone various activities and meals.

How do I give permission for my daughter to leave campus for an overnight or weekend privilege?

Your daughter must complete an overnight or weekend privilege form located outside of the Dean of Residential Life’s office, by Thursday at 3:00 p.m. The parent must also either call or email the Dean of Residential Life by Thursday at 3 p.m.

Is my daughter allowed to spend a night or weekend away at a friend’s?

Yes, to spend the night or weekend at a friend’s house your daughter should complete an overnight or weekend privilege form. The host parent/guardian and the Oldfields student’s parent/guardian should speak with one another and contact

The Dean of Residential Life by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Is my daughter allowed to stay in a hotel?

No, Oldfields cannot accept responsibility for students staying in a hotel.

I would like to visit my daughter occasionally during the school year. How do I make those arrangements? May I stay overnight on campus? May I take her off campus during the week days?

Parents may visit their daughters at any time and are encouraged to stay at a nearby hotel. Students need to attend classes and afternoon activities/sports during the day, but may go out to dinner with their parents on weeknights. However, they are expected to be back by 7:30 p.m. in time for Room Check and Study Hall.

May I take my daughter with me on a trip when School is in session?

Oldfields discourages taking students out of school when classes are in session because it will put her at an academic disadvantage and is considered an unexcused absence.

Please contact Dean of Residential Life, Libby Pace at 443-662-1084, or PaceL@OldfieldsSchool.org with any questions.

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