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Following a successful, 11-5 record last fall, including a second-place finish at the state tournament, this season, Big Blue is looking to take the crown.

As Big Blue readies itself for the fall season, it hopes to improve upon its record last season, during which the team took third in the Metropolitan Independent Football League. 

Key Dates

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Key Dates are intended for long-term planning purposes. Events are subject to change throughout the course of the school year. For the most up-to-date and detailed calendar for the current school year, please visit our full online calendar.

*All Upper School athletics practices and games will continue as scheduled during Faculty/Staff In-Service Days, Columbus Day, Winter Break, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Spring Break, and Memorial Day.

Key to abbreviations:
 

(SH) Short Hills Campus – Lower School (K-5)
(BR) Basking Ridge Campus – Middle School (6-8) and Upper School (9-12)
(BC) Both Campuses

 

 

Updated May 15, 2019

2020-21 Key Dates

July 2020
  • 3 School Offices Closed (BC) | Independence Day Observed
September
  • 7 School Offices Closed (BC) | Labor Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 9 First Day of School (BC)
  • 28 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Yom Kippur Ends
October
  • 12 School Closed (BC) | Columbus Day | US Athletics May Continue
November
  • 25–27 School Closed (BC) | Thanksgiving Break
  • 30 Classes Resume (BC)
December
  • 18 Lower School Early Dismissal (SH) 11:00 a.m.
  • 18 Winter Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 21–January 1 School Closed (BC) | Winter Break
January 2021
  • 4 Classes Resume (BC)
  • 18 School Closed (BC) | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | US Athletics May Continue
February
  • 15 School Closed (BC) | Presidents’ Day | US Athletics May Continue
March
  • 5 Spring Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 8–19 School Closed (BC) | Spring Break
  • 22 Classes Resume (BC)
April
  • 2 School Closed (BC) | No School Activities | Good Friday
May
  • 31 School Closed (BC) | Memorial Day | US Athletics May Continue
June
  • 7–10 Upper School Exam Period and Middle School Project Week (BR)
  • 11 Upper School Make-up Exams
  • 11 Grade 5 Moving Up Day (SH) 9:00 a.m.
  • 11 Lower School Early Dismissal (SH) 11:00 a.m.
  • 13 Class of 2021 Commencement (BR) 3:00 p.m.

2019-2020 Key Dates

August 2019
  • 5 Deadline for Health Forms Submission in Magnus (BC)
  • 28-29 Form III Peer Group Retreat
  • 30 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue
September
  • 2 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue | Labor Day
  • 3 New Student Orientation (Grades 6-8, Forms IV-V) (BR) 8:15 a.m.
  • 3 New Student/Parent Orientation (Grades K-5) (SH) 9:00 a.m.
  • 4 First Day of School (BC)
  • 6 Convocation (BR)
  • 29 No School Activities After 3:45 p.m. (BC) | Rosh Hashanah Begins
  • 30 School Closed (BC) | No School Activities | Rosh Hashanah
October
  • 2 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes Begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 2 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 5 Upper School Parents’ Back-to-School Day and Homecoming
  • 8 No School Activities After 3:45 p.m. (BC) | Yom Kippur Begins
  • 9 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Yom Kippur ends
  • 14 School Closed (BC) | Columbus Day | US Athletics May Continue
November
  • 1 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 6 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 15 No classes for Lower School Students (SH) | LS Parent Conference Day; MS and US Classes in Session
  • 27–29 School Closed (BC) | Thanksgiving Break
December
  • 2 Classes Resume (BC)
  • 4 Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule (BR) | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 13 No Classes for Middle School Students (BR) | MS Parent Conference Day; LS and US Classes in Session
  • 20 Lower School Early Dismissal (SH) 11:00 a.m.
  • 20 Winter Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 23–January 3 School Closed (BC) | Winter Break
  • 24 No School Activities (BC) | Christmas Eve
  • 25 No School Activities (BC) | Christmas Day
January 2020
  • 6 Classes Resume (BC)
  • 20 School Closed (BC) | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | US Athletics May Continue
February
  • 5 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes Begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 5 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 17 School Closed (BC) | Presidents’ Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 18 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
March
  • 4 US Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Upper School Classes Begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 6 Spring Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 9–20 School Closed (BC) | Spring Break
  • 23 Classes Resume (BC)
  • 27 No Classes for Lower School and Middle School students (BC) | LS and MS Parent Conference Day; US Classes in Session
April
  • 1 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes Begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 1 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 10 School Closed (BC) | No School Activities | Good Friday
  • 12 Easter Sunday | No School Activities (BC)
  • 23 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
May
  • 1 Grandparents and Special Friends Day (SH) | Lower School Early Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
  • 6 Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule (BR) | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 25 School Closed (BC) | Memorial Day
  • 29 Middle School Project Week Begins (BR)
June
  • 1–4 Upper School Exam Period and Middle School Project Week (BR)
  • 5 Upper School Make-up Exams (BR)
  • 5 Grade 5 Moving Up Day (SH) 9:00 a.m.
  • 5 Lower School Early Dismissal (SH) 11:00 a.m.
  • 7 Class of 2020 Commencement (BR) 3:00 p.m.

2018-2019 Key Dates

August 2018
  • 6 Deadline for Health Forms Submission in Magnus
  • 29 Form III Peer Group Retreat
  • 30 Form III Peer Group Retreat
  • 31 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue
September
  • 3 School Offices Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue | Labor Day
  • 4 New Student Orientation (Grades 6-8, Forms IV-V) (BR) 8:15 a.m.
  • 5 First Day of School (BC)
  • 7 Convocation (BR)
  • 9 No school activities after 3:45 p.m. (BC) | Rosh Hashanah begins
  • 10 School Closed (BC) | No School Activities | Rosh Hashanah
  • 18 No school activities after 3:45 p.m. (BC) | Yom Kippur begins
  • 19 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Yom Kippur ends
  • 29 Upper School Parents’ Back-to-School Day and Homecoming

October
  • 3 Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule (BR) | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 8 School Closed (BC) | Columbus Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 15 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
November
  • 7 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 7 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 16 No classes for Lower School Students (SH) | LS Parent Conference Day; MS and US Classes in Session
  • 21-23 School Closed (BC) | Thanksgiving Break | All US Athletics May Continue 11/21, US Ice Hockey and Swimming May Continue 11/22 and 11/23
  • 26 Classes Resume (BC)
December
  • 5 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 7 No Classes for Middle School Students (BR) | MS Parent Conference Day; LS and US Classes in Session
  • 21 Winter Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 24–January 4 School Closed (BC) | Winter Break*
  • 24 No School Activities (BC) | Christmas Eve
  • 25 No School Activities (BC) | Christmas Day
JANUARY 2019
  • 7 Classes Resume (BC)
  • 21 School Closed (BC) | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | US Athletics May Continue
February
  • 6 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 6 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 15 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
  • 18 School Closed (BC) | Presidents’ Day | US Athletics May Continue
March
  • 1 No classes for Lower School and Middle School students (BC) | LS Parent and MS Student-led Conference Day; US Classes in Session
  • 6 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 8 Spring Break Begins After Athletics (BC) | US Athletics May Continue During Break
  • 11–22 School Closed (BC) | Spring Break*
  • 25 Classes Resume (BC)
April
  • 3 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 3 SH Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Lower School Early Dismissal at 1:15 p.m.
  • 19 School Closed (BC) | No school activities | Good Friday
  • 21 Easter Sunday | No School Activities (BC)
  • 26 No Classes (BC) | Faculty & Staff In-Service Day | US Athletics May Continue
May
  • 1 BR Faculty Collaboration Day Schedule | Middle School and Upper School Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • 27 School Closed (BC) | US Athletics May Continue | Memorial Day
June
  • 3-6 Upper School Exam Period and Middle School Project Week (BR)
  • 7 Upper School Make-up Exams (BR)
  • 7 Grade 5 Moving Up Day (SH) 9:00 a.m.
  • 7 Lower School Early Dismissal (SH) 11:00 a.m.
  • 9 Class of 2019 Commencement (BR) 3:00 p.m.
July
  • 4 School Offices Closed (BC) | Independence Day

*All Upper School athletics practices and games will continue as scheduled during Columbus Day, Winter Break, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Spring Break and Faculty/Staff In-Service Days.

All-School Calendar

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