New Parent Information

New Parent Information

Welcome to Marist School and congratulations on this exciting new chapter for your child and your family. As you transition from the admissions process to the enrollment process, we hope this page will be a helpful resource. Click on each content box to expand for more information. Also, please note that words/phrases in red font and italics indicate hyperlinks to documents or webpages.
 
Please be sure to check back often as new information will be posted as it is available.

Start of School

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  • Orientation & Administrative Days

    In an effort to seamlessly transition into the school year, Marist will provide specific opportunities for all students to come onto campus and take care of all administrative details before the first day of school. During this time, students will get their yearbook pictures taken in uniform, set up their lockers, walk their schedules, and more. Additional details will be shared with parents over the summer.

    • Tuesday, August 16: Rising 8th, 11th, and 12th grade students
    • Wednesday, August 17: Rising 9th and 10th grade students
    • Thursday, August 18: Rising 7th grade students
  • Schola Brevis: First Day of New Term

    The first day of each new term at Marist is known as Schola Brevis, which is Latin for “short class.” For Term 1, Schola Brevis is Friday, August 19. School starts at 8:10 a.m., and students will be dismissed around noon.

School Life

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  • Regular School Hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:10 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
    Late Start Wednesday*: 9:10 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
    Early Dismissal Friday: 8:10 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
    Tutorial held Monday through Thursday: 3:05 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
     
    *Occasionally, there will be an early start on Wednesdays, which will be communicated in advance to students and parents.  
  • Arrival & Carpool Procedures

    When arriving in the morning, students should go to their lockers and then make their way to their first hour class. The earliest a child may be dropped off on campus is 7 a.m. when the doors to the school are unlocked and the cafeteria is open. If arriving on campus early, the cafeteria serves light breakfast items. The library, which opens at 7:30 a.m., is a good place to congregate while waiting for school to begin. Most students will arrive between 7:30-8 a.m. School officially begins at 8:10 a.m. A student is late if arriving after 8:10 a.m. and should check in at the Attendance Office, located Room 114 of Ivy Street Center, before going to class.
     
    Dropping off your child in the morning
    To drop off your child for school, proceed past the security booth. You may turn left into the flag circle to drop off or continue to Centennial Center and circle through the traffic roundabout to let your passengers off in front of Ivy Street Center. Please go slowly, pull along the curb, and follow instructions of the security guard who will facilitate the smooth flow of traffic. No student should be dropped off along the road to the rectory or behind Ivy Street Center near the pool.
     
    Picking up your child after school
    Following the end of school at 3:05 p.m., students can take advantage of tutorial, a 30-minute optional period of extra help, where students can meet with teachers before going home or attending after school practices and activities which begin after 3:35 p.m. The Library and the Academic Center are open until 4:30 p.m. and provide a supervised area for a student to complete assignments.
     
    To pick up your child, enter campus the same way as in the morning and proceed to the roundabout in front of Centennial Center. Security will direct cars to pull as far up as possible along the curb in front of Ivy Street and into the circle. Stay with your car where your child will meet you. If you must park and leave your car, proceed to the main parking lot. Students should not be picked up at the soccer concession stand or road to the rectory.
     
    Click here for the carpool map.
  • Buying Lunch

    For lunch, a student has the option of bringing lunch from home or purchasing a meal in our cafeteria. Sage Dining Services provides a variety of options each day. The procedure is simple. A student enters the food line to select a full hot meal or other items such as pizza, chicken sandwiches, soup, salad, drinks, etc. To pay for the meal, students scan the barcode on their student ID or from the 5star app. This connects directly to their student account. No cash is accepted. Each student’s barcode is unique and should not be shared with others.

    The cafeteria also serves breakfast items, some snacks after school as well as food during activity period. Click here to learn more about the Marist School Cafeteria.
  • Parent Parking During the School Day

    If you are coming to campus during the school day, please park in the marked visitor’s spaces in the main parking lot in front of Ivy Street Center. All numbered parking spaces are reserved for faculty and staff between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. For visits of 30 minutes or less, you may park in the flag circle along the yellow curb. Marist Parent hang tags will be distributed and should be displayed from your rearview mirror. If you have an appointment on campus, be sure to stop at the security booth at the front of campus to pick up a yellow “PARENT” sticker. Remember, the speed limit on all drives on campus is 15 miles per hour. 

Campus Ministry

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  • Welcome from Campus Ministry

    Campus Ministry provides opportunities for your child(ren) to live their faith, practice our Marist values, and grow as servant leaders during their time at Marist.

    Peer Leaders are 11th and 12th grade students who embody the Marist value of hospitality as they are paired with incoming students to welcome them to Marist. Peer Leaders will contact new students directly and will organize get-togethers during the summer and into Term 1, helping new students connect with classmates, as well as reaching out to answer questions and offer encouragement during those first weeks. For more information, contact peerleader@marist.com.

    Retreats are a great way to build community and grow spiritually at Marist. Students at every grade level are invited to participate in weekend retreats facilitated by older students who have been selected and trained as leaders. Retreat registration information will be sent from retreats@marist.com in early August. Some retreats have limited space so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to learn more and see the 2022-2023 retreat dates.
     
    Community Service is at the heart of who we are as Marist. Campus Ministry collaborates with the Theology Department to help students put their faith in action through service. Foundations students participate in service projects coordinated through their theology classes. High school students have a service commitment to fulfill each school year, a limited number of service hours they complete on their own with support from Campus Ministry.
     
    Prayer and Liturgy guide our experience as a community of faith. Our community starts each day together in prayer, often led by individual students. For daily Mass, prayer services, and all-school liturgies, students are invited to serve as lectors, altar servers, and music ministers. For more information, contact Campus Ministry

Philanthropy at Marist

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  • Giving Opportunities

    Philanthropy is an integral part of our culture at Marist School and is essential to the vitality of the educational experience we provide. Our longstanding legacy of giving from parents and others in the school community helps Marist in its pursuit to provide a world-class Catholic education infused with the spirit and values of the Society of Mary. The Annual Fund is Marist’s top fundraising priority and benefits every student, every day. Learn more about the Annual Fund and other giving opportunities at Marist in the philanthropy brochure.

Required Health Forms

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  • Health Forms & ImPACT Test

    The goal of the Marist Clinic is two-fold. First, we want to support your child at school should he/she become sick or injured or have a chronic medical condition. Second, we process and maintain all required health forms and health information for Marist School students.  
     
    To that end, it is critical that all newly enrolled students submit the required health forms and complete the required health-related tasks in a timely fashion (between April 1 and June 3). For your convenience, below is a list of important next steps related to the health and wellness of your child while at Marist. 

    1. GHSA Concussion Awareness Form
    2. GHSA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form
    3. GHSA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form with a physical exam dated on or after April 1, 2021

    Required Georgia High School Association Health Forms for 2022-2023
    Three Georgia High School Association (GHSA) forms are required for all students regardless of participation in school sports or school activities. The four GHSA forms must be completed, signed, and submitted via Magnus Health, Marist’s electronic student medical record system, by June 3. The three GHSA forms are listed below and can be found in Magnus Health:

    1. GHSA Concussion Awareness Form
    2. GHSA Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form
    3. GHSA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form

    The physical exam documented on the PreParticipation Physical Evaluation Form must be done between April 1 and June 3, 2022.* If your child’s regular annual exam is during this time, please ask your health care provider to complete the GHSA PreParticipation Physical Evaluation Form at the appointment. Alternatively, your child may undergo a sports physical in lieu of an additional annual exam to complete the GHSA PreParticipation Physical Evaluation Form. Sports physicals can be obtained at many walk-in facilities, and typically cost $25 to $50. Sports physicals should not replace an annual physical examination.

    *Per GHSA, physicals conducted on April 1, 2022, and after, will not expire during the 2022-2023 school year.

    Required Health Related Tasks
    The following must be completed, signed, and submitted via Magnus Health by June 3, regardless of participation in Marist sports and/ or activities.

    1. Conditional Questions
    2. Vital Health Record
    3. Baseline ImPACT Test

    Baseline ImPACT Test 
    As part of Marist’s comprehensive concussion program, all new students must take the baseline ImPACT Test. An email with instructions and a unique log in code for taking the baseline ImPACT Test will be sent to parents mid-July. The ImPACT Test will take approximately 30 minutes from your home computer. More information is available on the Clinic Corner.
     
    Immunization Records
    A valid Georgia immunization form will state “Up to Date” or “Complete for School.” School nurses have access to Georgia immunization records through the Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions & Services (GRITS), so there is no need to submit a Georgia 3231 Immunization Form for your child unless you are contacted by the school nurse.

    Magnus Health Student Medical Record System
    The Marist Clinic uses an electronic student medical record system called Magnus Health. At this time, the Magnus link emailed late April to parents of all new students has expired. Please call Magnus directly at (919) 502-7689 to establish your account.  

    Please contact School Nurse Mrs. Jess Kline with any questions or concerns.

Sports & Fine Arts Information

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  • 7th & 8th Grade Fall Sports

    Cheerleading (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Cheer tryouts will be held April 26-28 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and April 29 from 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. in Kuhrt Gym in Ivy Street Center. New students who are interested in cheer should contact Coach Ashley DeGracia or Coach Dessie Stowe as soon as possible.

    Mandatory Cheer Camp will be held July 25-28 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch and/or snacks will be provided). If you cannot attend camp in its entirety that week, you will not be eligible for tryouts.

    Volleyball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    7th and 8th grade team tryouts will be held August 1-3 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. Attendance is required for all dates. All 7th and 8th graders are eligible for the middle school team. Please click here to view the information sheet and complete the middle school interest form by Friday, July 29.

    8th graders are also eligible to try out for the JV team. Tryouts for the JV team will be held May 16-17 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. If you have a conflict with these dates, please contact Coach Leah Longoria as soon as possible (but no later than May 5) to schedule a makeup tryout. For additional information, contact Coach Longoria.

    Fast-Pitch Softball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    For more information about tryouts for the 7th/8th Softball Team, email Coach Jim Campbell. In the email, please include parent and child contact information as well as the position your child would like to try out for.

    Football (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    The 7th/8th grade football player/parent meeting is July 31 at 6 p.m. Equipment will be issued on August 3 at 2 p.m. for 8th graders and 3 p.m. for 7th graders. All 7th and 8th grade players will begin practice on August 1 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Coach Alan Chadwick.

    All rising 7th and 8th and 9th graders are encouraged to attend Coach Alan Chadwick’s War Eagle Football Camp, June 6-10 or June 13-17.

    Cross Country (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    Cross country at Marist is not only a fun, no-cut sport, but also a great way to get to know new classmates before school begins. If your child is interested in joining the team, please complete our Google Form to receive additional information. The first practice is August 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the front fields. No experience is necessary. Questions? Contact Coach Robert Von Hagen.   

    Please contact the Athletic Office at (770) 936-2266 or visit War Eagle Athletics for more information about our programs. Follow Marist School Athletics on Instagram and Facebook.
  • 9th Grade, JV, & Varsity Fall Sports

    Cheerleading (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Cheer tryouts will be held April 26-28 from 3:30
    - 5:30 p.m. and April 29 from 2:45 - 4:30 p.m. in Kuhrt Gym. New students who are interested in cheer should contact Coach Ashley DeGracia or Coach Dessie Stowe as soon as possible. Mandatory Cheer Camp will be held July 25-28 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch and/or snacks will be provided). If you cannot attend camp in its entirety that week, you will not be eligible for tryouts.

    Volleyball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    On May 1, the interest form is due for all rising 8th-12th grade athletes. Tryouts for the JV and varsity teams will be held May 16-17 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. Rising 8th-12th graders interested in playing should attend these tryouts. If you have a conflict with these dates, please contact Coach Leah Longoria as soon as possible (but no later than May 5) to schedule a makeup tryout. For more information, contact Coach Leah Longoria.

    Fast-Pitch Softball (tryouts required; rosters are limited)
    Tryouts for varsity softball are tentatively scheduled for May 17-19 from 4 - 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Coach Kim Premoli.
     
    Football (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    The 9th grade player/parent meeting is July 31 at 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. Equipment will be issued on August 2 at 1 p.m. 

    The JV and varsity player/parent meeting is July 24 at 6 p.m. in Centennial Center. The first conditioning practice is July 25 at 4:30 p.m. All players are expected to attend. Equipment will be issued July 25 at 1 p.m. for varsity and 2 p.m. for JV.

    For more information about 9th grade, JV, and Varsity football, contact Coach Alan Chadwick.

    Cross Country (no tryouts; rosters are unlimited)
    Please contact Coach Matthew McMurray for information about June parent and student information sessions, summer conditioning, and optional Marist XC Leadership Camp.  

    Please contact the Athletic Office at (770) 936-2266 or visit War Eagle Athletics for more information about our programs. Follow Marist School Athletics on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Dance Company

    Marist Dance Company is looking for dancers for the 2022-2023 school year! If you have a passion for dance and have experience in dance of ALL STYLES, or are looking to grow as a dancer, come out and audition with us. Auditions will be held on May 17 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the dance studio. Rising 9th through 12th graders are welcome to attend (rising 7th and 8th graders will have the opportunity to participate in a dance activity or academic dance class).

    Rehearsal will begin in the fall and take place 1-2 days a week.

    Please email Dance Director Mrs. Bauersfeld with any questions.
  • Marching Band

    Contact Mr. Mark Craddock and Mr. Aaron Schmitt for more information about Marching Band.
  • Theater

    Auditions for the fall theater production for 9th through 12th graders will be held in person Thursday, May 19 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium. We do not have a title yet, but we do know it will be a play (not a musical) and a contemporary comedy. Rehearsals will begin August 15 and typically are held Monday through Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m. Performances will be September 28, 29, and October 1.

    To register, please email Theater Director, Mr. Eric McNaughton, and he will send the audition details. Auditions are designed to help determine where your skills and talents can best be used in the show. Interested in stage crew? Please email our Technical Director, Ms. Anna Lee.

    The spring musical for 9th through 12th graders is slated for March 2023, and the Foundations spring musical for 7th and 8th graders will be performed in May 2023.

Uniforms, Technology, Textbooks, & Summer Reading

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  • Uniforms

    Click here to view the 2022-2023 Marist School uniform requirements. The retail locations of our uniform suppliers, Flynn O'Hara and Sue Mills, offer in-person shopping, curbside pick-up, and online shopping/delivery. Join their mailing lists to receive promotions and updates. Please consider shopping early.
     
    The Marist Campus Store can supply you with uniform polos, PE uniforms, ties, school year agenda, and more. Summer store hours are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. through June 24. Any items pre-ordered online in May will be available for August pick up. You will be notified by email when your order is ready along with pick-up date(s). Follow us on Instagram @marist_campus_store for real-time updates over the summer. We will check email regularly at campusstore@marist.com should you have questions. Campus Store purchases are tax-free and proceeds benefit the school. 
  • Technology

    The Marist Technology Department welcomes you to Marist! We are responsible for all technology on campus, including student accounts and laptops. This summer your child will be issued a new Lenovo laptop with touchscreen and stylus and will also activate Marist email and Google accounts.

    Laptop Pick Up Information
     
    Dates:
    June 14, 15, and 16 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
    July 19 (Tuesday)
    July 26 (Tuesday)
    August 2 (Tuesday)

    Times: Drop in between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (allow 30 minutes)

    Location: The Marist Library located on the 2nd floor of Wooldridge Center

    May a parent pick up the laptop? We will be setting up student email and other Marist accounts, so your child must be present. 

    What if we have questions after we pick up the laptop? Once your child picks up the laptop, he or she will have access to Marist email and should check it frequently for information about Technology Q&A sessions and other helpful tutorials. 

    Questions? HelpDesk@marist.com The Technology Center (3rd floor of Wooldridge) is open during the summer from 8:30 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.
     
    We look forward to meeting your child this summer and working with him or her throughout the school year!
  • Textbooks

    Visit the Marist textbook page for detailed information on purchasing new and used textbooks. On Monday, May 16, the textbook list for the 2022-2023 academic year will be posted.
     
    The BNC K-12 textbook store will open online on Monday, July 18. The three-week, free-shipping promotional window, with a $59 minimum purchase, will be available until August 7. 
  • Summer Reading

    As a way of building on our Marist Way theme for the 2022-2023 academic year, "Doing the work of Mary," nurturing community, and promoting a culture of reading for pleasure at Marist, students will read at least one book of their choice and participate in a culminating activity when we return to school in August. Students also will submit a six-word reflection in order to demonstrate their understanding of the text and as a way of sharing their selection(s) with the many other diverse voices and interests of the Marist School Community.
     
    Instructions:
    1. Commit to Read at least one book that you haven't already read, that is on or above your reading level, and is appropriate for you. You can read independently or with a group, club, or with your family.
    2. Submit your six-word reflection by the first day of school.
    3. Be prepared for a culminating activity in August.

    Find more information here.

Student and Parent Support

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  • Peer Leader Program

    Greetings from the Peer Leader Program! We have been diligently training more than 100 rising juniors and seniors to support your children as they become a part of the Marist community. Each peer leader has been intentionally matched with 1 to 3 new students. Each small group is also a part of a larger “Peer Group,” composed of approximately 20 other new students in their grade and their peer leaders. We have taken great care to provide a balance of personalities and interests in each group.
     
    Over the summer, new students will have ongoing communication with their peer leaders via phone and text. Additionally, peer leaders will arrange opportunities to meet in small groups for dinner, ice cream, and other fun activities. In August and September, Peer Groups will host larger new student gatherings to facilitate bonding and relationship building into the fall.
     
    Peer leaders are excited to meet your children and become their friends and mentors! Please contact peerleader@marist.com with any questions.
  • New Parent Support Committee

    The New Parent Support Committee has the pleasure of matching families new to Marist with experienced, current parents to help with a smooth transition to the Marist community. All pairings are now complete, and you should hear from your Marist parent host by Friday, June 3. We encourage you to connect with your host over the summer and use her/him as an additional resource for all things Marist. Please don’t hesitate to contact the New Parent Support Committee Co-Chairs, Samantha Findley and Patty Martenson, at maristnewparent@gmail.com should you have any questions or if your host does not make contact.  
  • Parent Engagement Opportunities

    Marist depends on the generous volunteer support of our parent community, and there is a wide variety of ways to contribute your time during your child’s Marist career. We encourage you to begin thinking now about how you’d like to get involved.

7th Grade Course Scheduling

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  • Academic Planning Session on April 25

    Marist School's Academic Dean Mrs. Kim Premoli and Registrar Mrs. Tammy Akin hosted an Academic Planning Session via Zoom for parents of incoming 7th grade students on April 25 at 6 p.m. Click here to view the meeting recording.
  • 7th Grade Course Request Form due April 29

    Closely read the 7th Grade Course Scheduling Overview and then complete the 7th Grade Course Request Google Form by April 29.

    Incoming 7th graders who wish to be considered for Honors Pre-Algebra should sign up for a math placement exam.

    For questions about placement exams, email registrar@marist.com.
  • Middle School Band & Chorus Auditions

    Band and Chorus classes are a regularly scheduled part of the Foundations academic curriculum and are required to fulfill the two-year music requirement.  Part of a student’s acceptance to Marist is their required audition for Concert Band, Beginning Band, Boys Chorus, or Girls Chorus. 

    Students who already play a band instrument are strongly encouraged to continue their experience with Concert Band. Students without previous instrumental experience are invited to join Beginning Band. Students auditioning for Boys Chorus or Girls Chorus will be expected to match pitch.

    Auditions are required and students will be placed in a suitable class by the music faculty. Auditioning for a program does not ensure placement in that program.

    Detailed instructions can be found at Audition Information. Final placement will be determined by the department and communicated to students mid-June.
  • Academic Overview

    To view the 2022-2023 course catalog, click here.

9th Grade Course Scheduling

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  • Academic Planning Session on April 25

    Marist School's Academic Dean Mrs. Kim Premoli and Registrar Mrs. Tammy Akin will hosted an Academic Planning Session via Zoom for parents of incoming 9th grade students on April 25 at 6:45 p.m. Click here to view the meeting recording.
  • 9th Grade Course Request Form due April 29

    Closely read the 9th Grade Course Scheduling Overview and then complete the 9th Grade Course Request Google Form by April 29.

    All incoming 9th graders must sign up for a math placement exam.

    Students interested in being considered for Honors Biology should sign up for a honors biology placement exam.

    Students interested in starting their foreign language study above Level I should sign up for a language placement exam

    For questions about placement exams, email registrar@marist.com.
  • High School Band & Chorus Placement

    High school students are required to take at least one term of Fine Arts to fulfill their graduation requirements. 

    High School Placement 

    Band Program
    Opportunities for high school students exist in our Marching Band and Wind Ensemble.

    Students interested in either program should email Mr. Craddock (craddockm@marist.com) for more information.

    Hear the experiences from former Marist band students. 

    Choral Program
    Opportunities for high school students exist in the Chorale girls and boys trio, quartet, Chamber Chorus classes, plus the extracurricular Marist Singers, which requires an audition. Interested students should email Mrs. Coheley (coheleys@marist.com) to schedule an audition time.

    During the audition, students will speak with one of the chorus directors to discuss the program and any previous singing experience. Students will be asked to sing five note descending scales while matching pitch with the piano, sing back a short example after hearing it played (tonal memory), and sing a short portion of a song with which you are familiar from a previous concert, a favorite musical, etc. 
  • Academic Overview

    To learn more about graduation requirements and to view the 2022-2023 course catalog, click here.

Course Scheduling for All Other Grades

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