Welcome Deerfield Parents!

We want to extend a warm welcome to all families, new and returning!

In light of a challenging year, many in this community feel a sense of comfort in the traditions and rhythms of Deerfield life. We are eager to return to, celebrate, and discover those moments that define the Deerfield Experience as we begin a new academic year together.

On this site, you will find ways to be involved as a volunteer through the active Deerfield Parents Network  (DPN), upcoming parent events both on and off campus (usually a robust offering, however with the pandemic this year we are unable to host many events, but stay tuned for some exciting virtual programming!), log-in to DA Info where you can view your child’s class schedule, grades, and student comments, and ways to support Deerfield through a donation.

Please reach out with any questions you have.

Julia Flannery
Director of Parent Engagement
jflannery@deerfield.edu
413-774-1593

Diane Lively
Assistant to Parent Engagement
dlively@deerfield.edu

Planning a Visit to Campus This Spring?

We are excited to welcome current families to campus during Spring Term! We have worked hard all year to create a safe and healthy environment for our students and employees. By allowing up to only four family members on a limited number of dates and times, we are helping to ensure everyone’s good health. Families are welcome to come visit with their student (not their student’s classmates or friends) and/or watch home athletics contests. Spectatorship applies only to home games on Deerfield’s campus; please refrain from attending games at other schools as part of Deerfield Athletics’ agreement with those schools.

In order for us to plan for the arrival of families  we ask that you please pre-register for your visit. We ask that you please read our Healthy Deerfield Campus Visit Rules.

 

Important Dates

Please view the full academy calendar for the official and most up-to-date list of events, vacation start/end times, future year events, and more.

2020-2021 School Year

March 29, 2021Spring Term begins with remote learning
April 3, 2021Ninth and tenth grades return to campus
April 4, 2021Juniors and seniors return to campus
May 30, 2021Commencement
May 31, 2021Spring Term ends / students depart campus

Note: For vacations and long weekends, students may not leave prior to their last regularly scheduled class, assessments, or co-curricular assignment; schedule changes should not be requested to accommodate travel plans. Dormitories close the day after school vacations begin and all students should arrange to be off campus by that time.

2021-2022 School Year

August 30, 2021 All Ninth Graders, New Students, and Titled Student Leaders Return
August 31, 2021 All Returning Tenth Graders, Juniors, and Seniors Return
September 1, 2021 First Day of Classes
September 5, 2021 Convocation
October 22–25, 2021 Fall Family Weekend
October 25, 2021 Fall Term Holiday
November 19, 2021 Fall Term Ends at Noon
November 30, 2021 Winter Term Begins
December 16, 2021 Winter Break Begins at Noon
January 5, 2022 Winter Term Continues
February 4–7, 2022 Long Winter Weekend
March 4, 2022 Winter Term Ends
March 21, 2022 Spring Term Begins
April 22–23, 2022 Spring Family Weekend
May 29, 2022 Commencement
May 31, 2022 Spring Term Ends

The First Link Program

The First Link program is part of the Deerfield Parents Network geared towards building new relationships among parents within the Deerfield community. Over the years, it has become an important and valuable tradition.

The Deerfield Parents Network

The Deerfield Parents Network (DPN) was created almost a decade ago, in 2011, to enhance the partnerships among Deerfield parents and between parents and the Academy. As you know, schools no longer serve in loco parentis, “in the place of parents,” but rather a latere parentes, “alongside of parents,” and the goal of the Parents Network is to improve the Deerfield Experience for all students and families. All Deerfield parents and guardians are “automatically” members of the DPN.​

Vidigami for Parents

Vidigami is a secure cloud-based photo management platform designed to give you a window into everything happening at Deerfield.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Deerfield Parents Network does not have a formal office. The network of parents, staff, and volunteers spans the globe.

Sending an email to dpn@deerfield.edu is a good first point of contact for general inquiries. We’ll help you get in touch with members to answer your questions or help you to get involved.

Important student dates can be found on the students bulletin calendar.

Contact the Deerfield Parents Network

Julia Flannery
Director of Parent Engagement
jflannery@deerfield.edu
413-774-1593