Information for Enrolled Families

We are thrilled to congratulate our newly enrolled families and welcome you to the Agnes Irwin community! We’ve created this webpage especially for new parents and students, and hope you will use it as a resource over the next several months as we prepare your family for the 2020-2021 school year. Check this page regularly as we will continue to update it with events and information for you as you get to know our community better.

Congratulations, and welcome to Agnes Irwin!

An Update on Spring 2020

While the world around us continues to adapt to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, our community of educators has gathered together to create a vibrant, dynamic, and engaging new learning environment for each of our terrific girls. Our founder, Miss Agnes Irwin, was a bold leader who felt girls deserve the very best education possible and our faculty has embraced her pioneering spirit as they created AIS Online, our new signature program.

Our campus is currently closed as we follow the new protocols for safety in this time of COVID-19. Our Admission team is working remotely and is in the process of reimagining the programming that we offer to enrolled families over the course of the spring months. As always, our team is eager to connect with you! If you are unsure who to connect with, email us at admission@agnesirwin.org and one of us will be in touch within 24 hours.


Announcing Our 14th Head of School

Following a nationwide search, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Sally B. Keidel as the 14th Head of The Agnes Irwin School, effective July 1, 2020. 

Sally, who is in her sixth year as Head of The Montgomery School, has enjoyed success in a variety of roles throughout her nearly 30-year career in education. Prior to assuming headship of The Montgomery School, she served as Assistant Head of The Agnes Irwin School from 2012-2014, as well as Director of Admission and Financial Aid from 2007-2014.

Sally B. Keidel

Summer Activities and Assignments

As a new student, your daughter has the opportunity to get involved with our community starting right away! Please see below for information on how to sign your daughter up for online summer activities, Strength & Conditioning with our Athletics department, and more information about her summer assignments!
 

Summer at AIS

Our Summer at AIS program offers academic enrichment programs for Agnes Irwin students of all ages, spanning writing, mathematics, modern language, college prep, and more! Visit summeratais.org to learn more and register. 
 

Strength & Conditioning Program

To register, please email Coach Janis at ejanis@agnesirwin.org and let her know that you are a new family and are interested in joining the program.

Summer Assignments

Summer Assignments are now available for your daughter! Using your AIS-On account, navigate to the Resources page, then click on the “Summer Assignments” box. This will take you to our Summer Assignments webpage, where you will find assignments by grade. If you have any questions about summer assignments, please contact your Division Directors. LS: Elizabeth Elizardi (Lower School), Cintra Horn (Middle School), and Lisa Webster (Upper School).


New Family Checklist

  • Submit Medical & Dental records to physicals@agnesirwin.org.
  • Submit Final Transcript & Medical Records Release form to your daughter’s current school.
  • Complete the “Staying Connected” document from the Development Office and submit to AIS-StayingConnected@agnesirwin.org.
  • Submit a current picture of your daughter to Caroline Slingluff, Associate Director of Middle School Admission, to cslingluff@agnesirwin.org.
  • Complete the Lower School Dismissal Form (if applicable). Lower School parents are required to log into AIS-On and complete the online dismissal form (look for the yellow banner) by Friday, August 28. The form will be active beginning July 1.
  • Certain medical conditions require action plans/care plans to be completed by your child's physician and kept on file with the school nurses. The following forms must be renewed annually and on file in the Health Center prior to the start of the school year: Anaphylaxis Action Plan (food or bee sting allergy)Seizure Disorder Action PlanAsthma Action PlanDiabetes Action Plan.
  • All students who need to take prescription medication or over-the-counter medication other than Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, and Tums during the school day must have a Medication Administration Form signed by the physician and parent/guardian on file with the Health Center. Emergency medications including insulin, rescue inhalers, and EPI Pens, and can be carried and self-administered by Middle and Upper School students only with a Medication Administration Form on file and applicable Action Plan. Tylenol, Tums, Ibuprofen, and Benadryl are the only medications that the school nurse may administer to your child during the school day on an as-needed basis, but parents/guardians must list the medication of preference in the "medical" section in AIS-On. Please click here for an instructional presentation on how to complete this task.
  • Each student-athlete and a parent or guardian must complete Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest education (CAV) each year. A current Physical Examination Form must be on file with the school, so please submit to physicals@agnesirwin.org. A current physical examination is defined as an exam taking place within one year and one month of the current date (on a rolling basis). Physicals must be submitted by July 15 for all fall sport student-athletes in grades 6-12 (please email physicals to physicals@agnesirwin.org).


Upcoming School Events

Come see Agnes Irwin students in action! The Admission Office invites you to be our guest at one or more of the following events. Learn more at the links below, and please reach out to the Admission team with any questions. 


Transportation

Interested in learning more about transportation to Agnes Irwin from your area? Click here for more information!


New Family Orientation

After you enroll your daughter, you will receive an email from your Division Director which will include an introductory message, as well as several PDF documents that contain a packet of information about various aspects of our program. You will also receive an email from the Office of Admission concerning your Student and Family information profile in our student information system, AIS-On. The email contains step-by-step instructions for ensuring the student and family information that we have on file is complete and accurate. You are invited to speak to either Claire Lewis or Deb Goggins as a follow-up to this activity to review your data and to get help as needed.

Placement Activities for New Middle and Upper Schoolers

After you enroll your daughter, you will receive an email from Claire Lewis, Admission Office Manager, with your daughter’s placement activities. These activities are to be completed within a certain time frame at home, and further specific details will be included in the email you receive.

Friendship Family Information

At Agnes Irwin, we value the importance of connecting your daughter with current students and you with current parents. With this in mind, we have created our Friendship Family program, which does just that! Please expect to hear from our office shortly after you enroll with more information, as we hope that you will be able to form meaningful connections before the school year begins!


School Uniforms and AIS Spirit Gear

School Store

The School Store is here for all of your Agnes Irwin uniform purchases and spirit gear needs!  At this time, the School Store is closed to shoppers because the campus is closed. Please check back in late May for an update on how and when to purchase uniform items for your daughter!

RenAISsance Store

The RenAISsance Store features gently used uniform pieces for a comfortable, already broken-in fit! Run by our Parents' Council on our 672 Conestoga Road campus, we welcome you to come shop on the following dates: 

  • August 26 & 27: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • September 2 & 3: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • October 2: 8 to 10 a.m.
  • November 11: 8 to 10 a.m.

Save the Dates!

Bridge Program for 9th Grade

Join enrolled students from The Agnes Irwin School and our brother school, The Haverford School, as we come together to make friends and prepare for the excitement of Upper School! Bridge provides a relaxed program for all members of the Class of 2024, introducing students to one another and to Upper School life through a variety of fun-filled activities. There are neither tests nor homework.

In consultation with The Haverford School, we have made the decision to postpone Bridge until August 2020. Bridge will run August 19-21, and will not interfere with pre-season for fall athletes. We will evaluate the feasibility of these dates, due to the circumstances of COVID-19, in late July.

Check Back Soon!

The Admission Office frequently updates this page to share upcoming events of interest for families that are new to Agnes Irwin. Check back in the new year for details on the 2020-2021 calendar, including but not limited to:

  • Back To School Picnic: September 2020
  • Parents' Night
    • Lower School: September 24, 2020
    • Middle School: September 17, 2020
    • Upper School: September 23, 2020
  • Medical and other forms: posted late spring, due August 1, 2020

In the meantime, stay connected by following Agnes Irwin on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter