Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Grandparents and special friends day at Williston

Friday, April 22, 2022

Our student’s special elders will immerse themselves in a day in the life of a Williston Northampton student. Featuring classroom visits, family photo sessions, and lunch with their favorite Wildcat(s)!

  • Upper School Schedule

    9 a.m.
    Check–in and light refreshments
    Birch Dining Commons

    9:45 a.m.
    Welcoming remarks from Head of School Robert W. Hill III
    Birch Dining Commons

    10–10:45 a.m.
    The Williston Student Experience—Panel Discussion with our students facilitated by Dean of Students Office
    Birch Dining Commons

    11–11:10 a.m.
    Students meet their grandparents
    Birch Dining Commons

    11:10 a.m.–12:40 p.m.
    Lunch or classroom visits with grandchild(ren)
    Lunch provided in the Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center

    11:10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Family Photos: grandparents and their Wildcats pose for family portraits
    Grubbs Gallery, Reed Campus Center

    12:50–3 p.m.
    Classroom visits with grandchild(ren)

    3:30 p.m.
    Athletic Practices | Dance Rehearsals | Afternoon Programs

  • Middle School Schedule

    9 a.m.
    Check–in and light refreshments
    Birch Dining Commons

    9:45 a.m.
    Welcoming remarks from Head of School Robert W. Hill III
    Birch Dining Commons

    10–10:45 a.m.
    The Williston Student Experience—Panel Discussion with our students facilitated by Dean of Students Office
    Birch Dining Commons

    11–11:10 a.m.
    Students meet their grandparents
    Birch Dining Commons

    11:10 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
    Classroom visits with grandchild(ren)

    12:10–12:50 p.m.
    Lunch for grandparents and grandchildren
    Assembly Room, Middle School

    12:10–12:50 p.m.
    Family Photos: grandparents and their Wildcats pose for family portraits
    Assembly Room, Middle School

    12:50–3 p.m.
    Classroom visits with grandchild(ren)

    3:30 p.m.
    Athletic Practices | Dance Rehearsals | Afternoon Programs


COVID-19 Policy for Visitors Attending On-Campus Events

For the safety of our campus community and guests, all visitors coming to campus for the purpose of attending an event must be fully vaccinated.

ALL visitors to campus must also:

  • Carry proof of vaccination (vaccine card, photocopy, or photo on your phone) with you while on campus.
  • Wear an approved N95 mask, KN95 mask, KF94 mask, or double-mask using two surgical masks or a surgical and cloth mask, per CDC masking guidelines when indoors, except when eating or drinking.

Williston Northampton School’s COVID-19 policy for visitors attending an event on campus are subject to change based on state and local recommendations.


Got Questions?

If you have any questions regarding Grandparents and Special Friends Day, please contact Tammy Neils-Walker at (413) 529-3304 or tneilswalker@williston.com.

How do I include my child's grandparents/special friends in their Williston education?

To have grandparents/special friends receive information from the school, please fill out our Grandparents + Special Friends Information Form. You have two options for doing so:

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