The Storm King School The Storm King School

The Storm King School The Storm King School
The Storm King School
Matriculation Packet
Please read, complete, and sign the forms in this packet and mail them by August 7, 2014
The Admissions Office
The Storm King School
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
Or email to
Or fax to (845) 534-4128
Table of Contents
Calendar … pages 3-6
International Student Information … page 7
Guardian Information … page 8-9
Boarding Student Information … page 10
Day Student Information … page 11
Summer Reading … page 12
iPads and Ordering Textbooks … page 13
Laptop Requirements … page 14
Internet/Network Usage Policy … pages 15 – 17
Activities Permission & Agreement Form … page 18
Travel Permission Form … page 19
Dress Code … page 20-21
o Page 9 … Guardian Information (if applicable)
o Page 13 … iPad and Textbook Ordering
o Page 17 … Internet/Network Usage Policy
o Page 18 … Activities Permission & Agreement Form
o Page 19 … Travel Permission Form
The Storm King School Student Calendar 2014-2015
Faculty and New Student Orientation
Monday, August 25-29, 2014
New International Student Registration & Orientation Week
(Required for New International Students)
Monday, August 25, 2014; 10:00AM
New International students shuttle pick-ups at Newark and JFK, (To
reserve, e-mail before August 18, 2014)
Friday-Sunday, August 29-31, 2014
New International Student weekend trip to Washington, D.C. (optional)
Fall Trimester
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
REGISTRATION DAY – All students must attend
8-11 AM
Registration of new US students
(Orr Commons)
10 AM
Returning students shuttle pick-up at Newark and JFK (To reserve, e-mail before August 23, 2014)
10-2 PM
Registration of returning students
(Orr Commons)
12-1 PM
(Orr Commons)
2 PM
All Parent Meeting (Library; parents leave campus after meeting)
3 PM
All school meeting
4 PM
Sports, clubs, and activity sign-ups
All School Picnic
Dormitory meetings and settling in
Wed.-Fri, September 3-5, 2014
School Begins; First Day of Classes and activities; orientation activities
Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7, 2014
Student Orientation Activities – Attendance required by all Day and
Boarding Students
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12 Noon
Parents Luncheon at Spy Rock House
Monday-Tuesday, September 8-9, 2014
Auditions for Fall Theater Production
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (Tentative)
SAT 1 & 2 (Fall SAT 1 or 2; one fall SAT required for seniors)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PSAT (Required for juniors,
sophomores, freshmen)
Friday-Saturday, October 17-18 2014
Parent’s Weekend (Conferences Friday PM -SaturdayAM)
Friday, October 17, 2014
Parent’s Weekend Student Performances
Saturday-Monday October 18-20, 2014
Fall Long Weekend; Students may leave campus after last Saturday
Monday October 20, 2014
No classes; Boarding students due by 7:30PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Classes resume; all students return on time
Friday-Sunday, November 7, 8, 9, 2014 (Tent.) Fall Theater Production
Saturday, November 8, 2014 (Tentative)
SAT 1 & 2 (May be required for some seniors)
Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 18-21, 2014
1st Trimester Examinations; last exam Fri. Nov. 21 (students may leave
after their last scheduled exam)
Saturday, Nov. 22
Dorms close at 10 a.m.
Winter Trimester
Monday, December 1, 2014
JFK and Newark Airport pick-up at 7 p.m.; Dorms open 3 p.m.;
Boarding students to return by 7 p.m.
Tuesday December 2, 2014
Classes resume; all students expected to return on time.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Auditions for Winter Theatre Production
Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:20 a.m. Departure for SAT 1 & 2 (optional)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6 – 9 p.m. Alumni and Parent Holiday Gathering –NYC
Thursday, December 11, 2014
5:45 p.m. formal dinner; followed by 6:30 p.m. NHS Induction,
and 7 p.m. Dance Recital -- theatre
Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Optional)
7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ACT Test at Newburgh Free Academy
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
5 – 6 p.m. Vespers – theatre; followed by formal dinner
Thursday, December 18, 2014
12 noon classes end (students may leave after final commitment)
Friday, December 19, 2014
Winter break; dorms close 10 a.m.
Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25;
Wednesday, December 31; Thursday, January 1
Monday, January 5, 2015
Offices closed
Faculty meeting and In-service;
JFK and Newark Airport pick-up at 7 p.m.; Dorms open 3 p.m.;
Boarding students to return by 7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Classes resume; all students expected to return on time.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
7-9 p.m. Auditions for Spring Theatre Production
Friday, January 16-18, 2015
Closed Weekend
Monday, January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Mid-trimester grades and reports due to Academic Office--8 am
Saturday, January 24, 2015
SAT, Required for Juniors
Thursday, January 29, 2015 (Tentative)
7-8:30 p.m. Talent Show -- theatre
Friday, January 30, 2015
Regular class day; students may leave after last commitment
Friday - Monday, Jan.30-Feb. 2, 2015
Winter Long weekend
Monday, February 2, 2015
No classes; Boarding students due back by 7:30PM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Classes Resume
Friday-Sunday, February 20 -22, 2015
Winter Theater Production
Friday, March 6, 2015
Classes end 12:30 PM; Spring break begins;
1 p.m. Shuttle to Kennedy and Newark airports
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Spring Break; Dorms close 10 a.m.
5 a.m. Shuttle to Kennedy and Newark airports
Spring Trimester
Monday, March 23, 2015
Faculty in-service: 8am to 4pm
Monday, March 23, 2015
JFK and Newark Airport pick-up at 7 p.m.; Dorms open 3 p.m.;
Boarding students to return by 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Classes resume
Saturday April 4, 2015
Spring Board Meeting
Friday, April 17, 2017
Regular Class Day; students may leave after last commitment
Monday, April 20, 2015
Spring Long Weekend; no classes; Boarding students due back by 7:30PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Classes resume
Saturday, May 2, 2015
SAT 1 (Required for all juniors)
Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2015
Spring Theater Production, Spring Art Show
Monday-Friday, May 4-15, 2015
AP Exams
Thursday, May 14, 2015
NHS Induction
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Dance Recital
Monday-Thursday, June 1-4, 2015
Final exams
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Academic Awards; required for all students
Friday, June 5, 2015
12 noon Headmaster’s Luncheon for Seniors
5 p.m. Senior Banquet and Service
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Commencement (required for all students);
Dormitories close Saturday 2PM
School Phone: Dean on Duty: 845-629-0344
Main Office: 845-534-7892
Please visit and click on Calendar for updates and more information.
Attendance: Students are expected to be on campus at all times when school is in session. Travel plans should be
made to allow students to arrive on campus at the times noted, and to leave campus only after all academic and
other commitments are completed. Any anticipated absence must be communicated to the Dean of Students well in
advance. He will determine if such absences are excused or unexcused. Unexcused absences will lead to academic and
disciplinary consequences. In particular, lost academic time during the junior and senior year impacts grades and can
jeopardize final college admission decisions. Seniors are allowed three days to visit colleges. These days must be
approved by the College Counselor and the Dean of Students at least a week in advance. If possible, they should not be
taken during the first days after Thanksgiving, winter, or spring break.
TOEFL – All Junior and Senior International students or those for whom English is a second language will be required to
take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at least once during both 11th and 12th grade. Students must
register for these tests through the academic office when they arrive on campus. The dates and test sites are then assigned
by the Educational Testing Service. Students who have TOEFL scores from previous years should bring score reports to
the College Counseling Office.
International Student Information
New international students must arrive on campus Monday, August 25th, 2014
New International students shuttle pick-ups at Newark and JFK.
To reserve, e-mail before August 19th.
Returning international students must return to campus on
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, between 10:00 –12:00 Noon
10:00AM Returning students shuttle pick-up at Newark and JFK.
To reserve, e-mail before August 23rd.
Please notify the Dean of Students and/or Admissions Office of your travel plans at least one
week prior to your arrival.
Nearby airports: SWF (Stewart), JFK (John F. Kennedy), LGA (LaGuardia), EWR (Newark).
Students arriving at other times/airports outside of scheduled shuttle pickups are responsible for
their own transportation to school.
If a student cannot arrive at the designated time, then alternative arrangements must be
made with either the Dean of Students Office or the Admissions Office.
Matriculation forms, and Health forms) before registering.
Trips to the Store: There will be several trips to local stores during the first few days of school for
items that students may need to purchase. Students should have a credit card (Visa or Master Card are
best) or cash to purchase items.
Sending Packages: Packages may be sent to the School at the following address:
[Student’s Name]
The Storm King School
314 Mountain Road
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
Guardian Information and Expectations 2014-2015
The Storm King School recommends that all international students have a local guardian, but only
requires students entering the 8th and 9th grades to retain a guardian. This ensures continued care and safety for
students while off campus during vacations and weekends. Guardians help the School communicate with
families overseas as well as support the School with students on campus. Ideally, this person would be a family
member or a family friend. Understandably, this is not possible for all students. The Storm King School does
know of several local families, including present and former parents, who have experience as SKS guardians
and may be able to provide some or all of the services described below. Please contact for more
A guardian should provide services to include but not limited to the following: Facilitating
communication between the School and family; Providing home stays during breaks; Assisting in formulating
vacation plans; Managing transportation to and from the School; Coming to campus to provide assistance or
support when the need arises; Providing proper permissions for off campus trips as needed; Responding
promptly to all communications from the School.
Any arrangements or agreements made between a family and a student’s guardian are made separate
from the rules and expectations of The Storm King School. Therefore, it is understood that The Storm King
School is not responsible or accountable for the relationship or agreements made between a family and the
The Storm King School also reserves the right to require a change of guardian should a conflict of
interest or problem arise.
Parents must understand that SKS students must vacate the campus for three major vacations.
These are:
• Thanksgiving Vacation (depart Friday afternoon11/21/14 after exams or Saturday morning, and
return Monday evening 12/1/14)
• Winter Vacation (depart Thursday afternoon12/18/14, and return Monday evening 1/5/15)
• Spring Vacation (depart Friday afternoon 3/6/14 or Saturday morning, and return Monday
evening 3/23/15)
Please see the school calendar for more information. Transportation to and from two local airports (JFK and
Newark) will be scheduled on the days listed above and must be reserved in advance.
Families that do not employ a guardian must have the ability to communicate with the school in English via
email and telephone.
Parents of 8th and 9th graders and others who choose to employ a guardian, please complete the form
below. Student, parent(s), and guardian(s) must fully complete the required information.
Student Name
Parent Name(s)
Guardian Name(s)
Guardian Home Address
Home Telephone
Postal Code
Additional permission. Some parents, especially those who have relatives or friends serving as
guardians, may wish the guardian to check on the grades of the student and perhaps meet and talk to
teachers in order to oversee the student’s academic progress or perhaps translate and communicate this
information back to parents. In order for The Storm King School to share information about social or
academic issues and progress, SKS must have signed permission from the parents to contact and share
this information with the guardians. Please check the appropriate spaces below and sign.
I do not wish
son/daughter’s academic records or information.
(guardian’s name) to have access to my
I give
(guardian’s name) permission to
Discuss my child’s academic and social record with teachers and school personnel
Receive copies of grades and comments and other academic reports
Boarding Student Information
Room Furnishings: The School provides a bed, desk, chair, closet, and window shades. Parents and students may
provide any additional furnishings which might be desired, such as small stereo and posters. Keep in mind that space is
limited in the dorm rooms! An overabundance of clothes, electronics, or other furnishings makes living uncomfortable.
Electrical Appliances: Because of fire safety considerations, no student may have electrical appliances at school, such as
microwave ovens, toasters, hot plates, air-conditioning units, or TV sets. Any such appliances will be confiscated.
Halogen lamps are not permitted.
Computers: Each student will be issued an SKS iPad during orientation. Several computers and printers are located
throughout campus. Students are encouraged to bring laptop computers. Campus is fully wireless.
Clothing and Linens: Please refer to the dress code description for general guidelines. However, a good guideline is to
have two weeks of underclothing, five to seven SKS shirts (short/long sleeve), four or five pairs of pants, an SKS
sweatshirt (may be purchased at Mom’s Store), and a sweater. During non-academic time, students’ dress must be in good
taste. Each article of clothing, towel, and bed linen should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
This list includes the essentials for all boarding students. (Please note that there will be shopping trips to places such
as Walmart within a few days of arrival. Some items are also available in the school store.)
3 Pillowcases
2 Blankets
1 Comforter (optional)
2 sets twin sheets (not extra long)
Alarm clock with battery back-up
4 Towels
3 Wash clothes
2 Laundry bags (marked with name)
1 Bedspread
Desk Lamp
Trunk or Footlocker and Lock
Equipment: Equipment connected with a student’s hobbies or interest should be brought by the student. Items such as
toiletries and school supplies may be purchased on campus.
Laundry and Dry Cleaning: A laundry and dry cleaning service is available through the Business Office. Students may
also do their own laundry in the dorms, which have coin-operated washers and dryers. These machines can handle sheets
and general laundry.
Athletic Equipment: The School supplies basic athletic equipment for teams, but personal athletic items should be
brought by the students.
Security: To ensure the safety of one’s belongings, students are discouraged from keeping cash in their rooms. An ATM
machine is available on campus. Valuable documents, such as I-20s and passports, are kept in the Admissions Office or
in the Dean of Students Office.
Parents should be aware that the School’s insurance does not cover students’ personal belongings.
Day Student Information
What time does the school day start? What time does the school day end?
For boarding students, the school day begins with mandatory breakfast from 7:00–7:45. Breakfast is optional for day
students. Day students must arrive at the dining hall before 8:00 for morning meeting, when attendance is taken.
Where do I keep my stuff?
Lockers and locks are available for day students.
If I am going to be absent, late, or leave for an appointment and return to the School, how do I let the
School know? Please contact the Dean of Students Office at 845-458-7516 by 8:00 AM. If the Dean of Students is not
available, leave the information on his voice mail. When returning to the School, students must check in with the Dean of
Students Office prior to attending class.
May I eat at the School? May I sleep over at the School? Where would I stay?
Day students are always welcome at meals. Day students may occasionally sleep over in the dorms, hosted by a boarding
student. These arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis and are arranged through the Dean of Students Office.
When a day student is sleeping over, he/she must abide by all the rules and expectations the School sets for boarding
students. For non-emergency situations there is a nominal charge of $40.00/night. There will not be a charge if a student is
required to stay over during emergency weather conditions or if the student is staying late or leaving early the next
morning due to a school event or function.
Where am I allowed to be during the day? Where am I not allowed to be?
Day students are welcome in all buildings EXCEPT the dormitories, which require the permission of the Dean of Students
Office, the Dean on Duty, or the residential faculty member living in the dorm. Day students are required to remain on
campus from the time they sign in until they sign out at the end of the day.
Can I use my cell phone?
Cell phones/electronic devices are not permitted to be used during the academic day except in Orr Commons Dining Hall
and the Student Center. See the student handbook for specific cell phone/electronic device use policy.
What is the day student Automobile Policy?
Day students will be asked to sign a “contract” during registration, which includes parking spot assignment and other
specific requirements. Day students are not allowed to transport students off campus without the approval of the Dean of
Students. Boarding students must have approval from the Dean of Students before departing campus with a day student.
Where should I be dropped off?
Students should arrange for pickup and drop off in front of the Student Center.
What happens during winter storms and snow days?
A closing or delay due to inclement weather will be made prior to 6:30 AM. Parents/Guardians will be notified via a
telephonic message, website (, radio broadcast (WHUD 100.7 FM), optional text message, and email. If the
School is open and a student will be absent or late due to the weather, call the Dean of Students by 8:00 AM. Please refer
to the Handbook for more information.
If I have any other questions, whom do I ask? During the summer months, please contact the Admissions Office at
845-534-9860. For questions while school is in session, please contact the Main Office at 845-534-7892 or the Dean on
Duty at 845-629-0344.
Storm King Summer Reading 2014 for Students and Faculty
All students and faculty please read the following book:
Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by
Charles Moore and Cassandra Phillips
Students moving into Grades 8-9
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Available in Kindle or new and used in paperback at Amazon.
Students moving into Grades 10-12
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Available in Kindle or new or used paperback at Amazon.
Faculty, please read the following books as well:
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf
(Copies available from the Academic Dean; both books are also available for e-readers, Kindle, etc.)
Faculty: If you have not read our previous summer reading selections: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity,
and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough; 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times by
Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel, (or) High Noon: 20 Global Problems; 20 Years to Solve Them by J.E. all are
all available in e-book versions like Kindle, and new or used editions at Amazon. Or contact the Academic
Dean if you need a copy.
Additional summer work for AP courses:
Students entering AP English must also read:
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
How to Read Literature Like a Professor Thomas C. Foster
Students taking AP Art History must also read:
The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
by Carol Strickland
Students taking AP Macroeconomics must also read:
Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet by Tim Jackson
AP Statistics and AP Calculus: Check website this summer
AP Students: Please check our website throughout the summer for possible additional assignments to prepare
before the school year begins.
When students arrive at The Storm King School in the fall of 2014, each will be issued a Storm King School
iPad. This hardware will provide access to interactive electronic textbooks that can be viewed on the iPad,
organizational tools, and collaborative apps that will be used across the campus.
The process for purchasing eBooks and textbooks is as follows:
The School has an open account with an online vendor which may be accessed via Each
student will go online to an account at Classbook that is set up specifically for the individual student (using
his/her email address) based on the needs of the classes he/she is enrolled in.
The student will order the specified books which, if they are hardcover books, will be delivered to the school
under the student’s name. If it is an eBook, codes will be sent to the student’s SKS email address or by regular
mail (depending on the publishing company). These codes will be used to download the eBooks from the
Classbook website. Note that all downloads are stored in the “cloud” so if a student loses an iPad, he can retrieve
all of his eBooks on his/her new device with no additional cost or penalty.
The School will receive a single invoice each month for all books ordered and will then invoice the student’s
account for the exact amount. SKS takes no markups on any of these sales.
Sometimes students require certain “apps” for their classes. Many times these apps are only available through an
Apple iTunes store online. An iTunes card is required for these purchases. These cards are available at the
Business Office in $25 increments. The student can also use his/her own iTunes cards since they are not specific
to the School. Any iTunes cards purchased through the Business Office will be invoiced to the student’s account.
The iPads are leased (on a two-year cycle) by the School and are the property of The Storm King School. Each
student is responsible for taking proper care of the iPad issued to him or her. If the iPad is damaged or lost, the
student will be charged for the repair or replacement to a maximum of $400.00. If an iPad is broken or lost, the
student must notify the Business Office immediately. The Business Office will then loan a new iPad to the
student until his/her original iPad can be repaired or replaced.
All iPads are expected to be returned to the Business Office at the end of the school term (June) unless the
Is already re-enrolled for the next year (including payment of enrollment deposit)
Is a departing Senior and wishes to buy the iPad at whatever the prevailing replacement cost is at the
All students must bring the iPad to the Business Office before departing for summer break so the serial number
can be verified and to confirm that it is in working condition. Anyone who does not return the iPad will be
charged for the replacement regardless of whether they are returning in the fall.
As a community, we will be discussing the proper care and maintenance of these tools. We encourage parents to
also explain the proper care of these units to their children. We will also address their balanced use in our lives
and intend that students will experience SKS as a place where technology meets tranquility!
I acknowledge and accept these conditions:
Laptop Requirements
The Storm King School uses 2 platforms:
Apple Mac Laptop and PC Laptop
Email questions to:
Minimum Requirements for
Language in laptop must be English
MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
– Snow Leopard or higher OS
Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh
Minimum Requirements for
Language in laptop must be English
• Integrated wireless networking. Built in
wireless is preferred as it is the only
supported configuration. However,
every attempt is made by the Technology
Department to support add-in cards.
• Windows 7, Windows Vista (Business
Edition) or higher (Only English version
of Operating Systems is supported.)
Recommended additions:
1. Laptop insurance (check
2. Flash Drive 1GB or more
3. Protective bag such as a Neoprene sleeve
• Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
• Anti-virus software –Free Anti Virus
software can be found at (MS Windows 8
includes native malware protection; there
is no need to install AV software on
• 1GB RAM +
• 80GB hard drive +
• CD-R/W or CD/DVD-R/W
The Storm King School
Internet / Network Acceptable Use Policy
General Principles
The Storm King School considers computers (including the iPAD) to be a valuable tool for education and
encourages the use of computer related technology in school classrooms to further the educational goals of the
school. As part of Storm King’s commitment to academic excellence and technology, students and faculty are
provided with access to the internet to support instruction, conduct research, enhance curriculum and
communicate with scholars throughout the world.
Storm King’s Internet services are designed to guide users in navigating through vast resources while
minimizing the possibility of accessing information that is inappropriate in the context of a school setting. No
matter how vigilant, the blocking technology can never keep up with new sites or make all the correct
judgments about taste. The Storm King School, however, cannot guarantee that such material will not be
When a student in The Storm King School accesses computers, computer networks, and educational technology
owned or operated by the school, he or she assumes certain responsibilities and obligations. All access of this
type is subject to school policies and to local, state, and federal laws. The Storm King School expects that
student use of computers provided by this school will be ethical, for educational pursuits, and will reflect
academic honesty. Students must demonstrate respect for intellectual property, system security, and privacy. In
an effort to adhere to these General Principals the following rules will be applied:
1. All Internet traffic will be routed to the web filter. This device is designed to filter out known
inappropriate web sites; sites that contain offensive, illegal and or dangerous content. There can be no
exceptions. Any traffic that does not pass inspection by “web filter” cannot be allowed on The Storm
King School computer systems. If you find a site you need for academic work blocked, please see your
teacher. Access can be provided for genuine academic activity.
2. We reserve the right to inspect any computer and mobile devices that accesses The Storm King School
network, and, or access the Internet via this system, for compliance with the computer policy as well as
inspection for illegal and dangerous software. We reserve the right to remove any such software without
the owner/users consent.
3. The school is not responsible for loss or damage to a file due to unauthorized access or usage.
4. Students are strongly encouraged to use appropriate security and backup procedures to insure the
authenticity of their files. Students are required to have current Anti Virus program and Anti Spyware
5. All students are required to register their laptops through the Technology Department, upon arriving at
The Storm King School. Failure to do so will result in NO network access.
Students must obtain the approval of their parent(s) or guardian(s) before access to the School’s Network /
Internet resources can be granted. Both students and parents must also read and sign the Acceptable Use
Policy to indicate an understanding and acceptance of its contents. Internet use is a privilege, not a right, and
may be revoked if abused. Vandalism of equipment, network access or programs will result in discipline as
defined in the school conduct policy.
Users must adhere to the same code of ethics that govern all other aspects of like. The following Internet
Acceptable Use Policy is not an inclusive listing, but general guidelines dictated by decorum, privacy, respect
and the law.
1) Accounts may be used only by the authorized owners of the accounts. Access of other accounts is
2) Users are responsible for the file content, downloading file (video, music, etc.) data, programs and email
communications of the accounts.
3) Users shall not use their accounts or the network to create, view or distribute, images, sounds, messages
or materials which are obscene, pornographic, harassing, racist, inflammatory, malicious, fraudulent or
slanderous. Users shall not engage in cyber bullying.
4) Users shall respect the privacy of others, and shall not access, modify, or copy passwords or data
belonging to other users. Users will not publish private information on students, faculty or staff without
5) Users shall not use computer programs to decode passwords or to access information.
6) Users shall not use computers to access personal entertainment, social networks, and game playing during
academic times.
7) Users shall not attempt to circumvent or subvert system security measures.
8) Users shall not copy files, data or programs without permission.
9) Users shall not install software or download unauthorized files, games, programs or other electronic
10) Users shall not engage in any activities that might be harmful to systems or to any information stored
thereon, such as creating viruses, damaging files or disrupting service.
11) Users shall respect copyright laws and licensing agreements pertaining to material entered into and
obtained via the system. Software piracy and plagiarism are illegal.
12) The use of the network for personal profit, commercial purposes or illegal activities is prohibited.
13) Users shall respect the integrity of Storm King Telecommunication’s infrastructure. Unauthorized
access to The Storm King School information systems, Internet or other networked computers is not
permitted. Attempts to hack into the Storm King network, damage the functionality of the network or to
bypass its restrictions are illegal. And violation of these restrictions may be prosecuted as a criminal
The Storm King School monitors online access and retains the right to review and edit any materials that are
stored, posted or emailed through its network infrastructure. Any user who does not comply with the Internet
Acceptable Use Policy will be subject to one or more of the following consequences: (The disciplinary action
depends upon the infraction and is not limited to this list.)
Conference with parent(s) or guardian.
Compensation equivalent to the cost of repair or replacement as determined by the school. (This
includes labor time needed for the repair.)
Loss of network privileges for a determined period of time.
Permanent revocation of network rights.
Disciplinary measures
Legal Action
IPads will be assigned and configured by SKS Technology department with each student’s own iCloud account
using the student’s SKS email address. A student may not use a personal iCloud account with his/her iPad due
to restrictions with the apps that are used for school. IPads are controlled by SKS mobile device management
and subject to be remotely erased at any time.
We have read The Storm King School Internet / Network Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and fully understand
that the student will be held accountable for all activities including, but not limited to, the content of materials
sent or obtained by mail, news, or any other means using Storm King’s network privileges. The student will be
held accountable for all activities that take place under their user accounts. We agree to abide by the principles
and guidelines of the AUP. We further agree not to hold The Storm King School or any of its employees
responsible for the performance of the system, loss of data, interruptions of service or the content of any
materials accessed through its network.
Student Name:
Signature of Student:
As the parent or guardian I have read and understand the Acceptable Use Policy for Student Use of Computers
and Educational Technology of The Storm King School. I have discussed this policy with my child, and if
necessary helped him/her understand it. I agree not to hold The Storm King School or any of its employees
responsible for the performance of the system, loss of data, interruptions of service or the content of any
materials accessed through its network. I further understand, and have discussed with my child, that he/she is
responsible for his/her own actions in this regard.
Parent name:
Signature of Parent / Guardian:
In order to facilitate homework assignments and communicate with parents in timelier manner, Storm King
allocates an individual email account to all students.
Activities Permission & Agreement Form
This form shall serve as permission for my child, _____________________________________
(Print Name of Student)
Please check an option:
To participate in any and all school-sponsored activities and to have all activity fees less than $60.00
(US) automatically invoiced to his/her student account. (If any trip requires an overnight stay or cost
more than $60.00, the parent/guardian will be contacted for permission and payment arrangements.)
To participate in any and all school-sponsored activities and to have the Dean’s office contact me about
activity fees prior to each event (excluding normal weekend movie trips).
To participate only in those school-sponsored activities that do not require a fee.
**Once your child commits to an activity, he/she/you are responsible for full payment and will be invoiced
even if the student later chooses not to attend. ONLY medical circumstances will excuse a student from
Please discuss any financial issues with your child so he/she will make informed decisions.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Student Signature
Name of Parent/Guardian (print)
Signature of Parent/Guardian
Travel Permission Form
has permission to do the following at the discretion of the
Dean of Student’s Office without authorization from me. (Please check “yes” or “no” in each case.)
(Student’s name)
Travel Permission
to ride in a car driven by another Storm King parent
to ride in a car driven by another Storm King student
to ride in a car driven by a relative or guardian
to ride in a car driven by a friend
Students Who Drive
to provide rides to other Storm King Students
Students are not permitted to travel in a vehicle driven by anyone other than an SKS employee unless prior
arrangements have made with the Dean of Students office. Parents should contact the Dean of Students to
provide permission.
Storm King requires an invitation if a student is going any place other than his or her home. This permission
form covers non-school sponsored trips. Authorization for weekend/day permissions for any place not covered
by the above categories need to be arranged with the Dean of Students Office by the prior Wednesday.
Parent/Guardian Signature:
Home Phone:
Date: _
Work Phone:
Cell: ______________________________
Dress Code
The Storm King School has changed clothing providers and Land’s End is now the exclusive provider of all
SKS academic-day apparel. All tops and bottoms must be ordered directly from the Storm King School Land’s
End online store, which is now fully operational. See the attached instruction sheet for information on how to
access and order from that website. Students will be permitted to wear existing Storm King tops and bottoms
purchased in previous years, as long as they closely resemble the styles that are included in the 2014-15 online
store. Please call 845-534-7892 x216 or email Dean of Students Alan Lewis, with any
questions. Students must wear the following clothes during the academic day, which runs between the hours of
7AM and a student’s final academic obligation of the day.
Students must wear solid-colored navy or white collared shirts embroidered with the Storm King School Crest.
Oxford shirts must be buttoned and all tops must be tucked into bottoms and worn with a belt (if wearing shorts
or pants). All tops should adequately cover the chest and midriff areas.
Students may wear any of the sweater styles on the Land’s End online store in solid navy, white, or yellow.
These must be worn over Storm King School collared shirts.
All students, both male and female, are required to purchase a blazer embroidered with the Storm King School
Logo available on the online store. These blazers may by worn during the academic day, and are required to be
worn for Thursday Night Dinners and during select days or activities as designated by the Dean of Students
Students are not permitted to wear hooded sweatshirts during the academic day, unless designated a “dress
down day” by the school administration.
Students must choose from the styles and colors that are available on the Land’s End online store. Depending
on the style, bottoms may be available in khaki, navy, black, or plaid (in the case of some skirt/skort styles).
Students are not allowed to wear denim jeans of any any kind or other styles that are meant to resemble denim.
Stretch pants, spandex, leggings, and any kind of athletic apparel are prohibited during the academic day.
Shoes must be clean, and in good condition. No flip-flop or thong sandals may be worn during the academic
No hats are allowed to be worn in any of the academic buildings, including the Art Center, Library, Mountain
Center, and Dining Hall – at any time of the day. No other head covering, including bandannas, are permitted
in the buildings outlined above.
Shirts that expose cleavage, shoulders, and midriffs
Clothing that displays anything offensive or in poor taste, including any drug, violence, or sexual imagery or language
Clothing that is ripped in offensive places
Make-up or accessories that are distracting or in poor taste
Hair that is dyed a distracting color (e.g., a color of the rainbow) or cut in a distracting manner (e.g., a Mohawk).
Inappropriate jewelry, which includes nose, eyebrow, tongue, face, or body piercings 20
The Storm King School Dress Code now includes a footwear requirement. The purpose of this is to
ensure the safety of the student transitioning from the indoor classroom to the outdoor classroom. There
will be a proactive use of the outdoors in our education process and students need to be prepared to
participate fully in the learning adventure. Required shoes have good tread (to prevent slippage) and
keep feet warm and dry while walking from building to building. For this reason, sneakers will not be
allowed during the academic day.
The following pages will illustrate the types of shoes acceptable in the Storm King School Academic
Dress Code.
The treads shown here indicate minimum tread and relative maximum tread.
A bottom tread between the shoe on the left (minimum tread) and the shoe on the right is acceptable.
The following shoes are acceptable women’s styles (colors from grey to black or tan to brown). The
shoe does not have to be one of these pictured, only a representative style.
If choosing one of the above styles, you may require a second pair for winter wear.
The shoe above is not an acceptable style (sole too tall)
Acceptable Men’s Styles. The tread illustration above indicates the range of traction acceptable. You
do not need to purchase one of these exact shoes, but one like any of these styles (colors from gray to
black or tan to brown).
If you have questions about the required footwear, please contact Mr. Heno,
The pictures above represent shoes by Merrell, Timberland, Keen, Dr. Martin, and LL Bean.
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