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We are happy to welcome our new Upper School families!

To make sure you have all the latest news, we have added you to the mailing list for the Upper School's News You Can Use weekly e-newsletter.

Robyn Washburn, Upper School registrar, has been contacting new families about upcoming placement testing dates and arranging times to meet about course selection. Robyn can be reached at washburnr@catlin.edu or 503-297-1894, ext 316, and she would be happy to answer any questions you have. In the coming weeks, you will receive email communications about orientations, book and laptop purchases, fall retreats, and other important details.

Be sure to visit the Upper School website, or contact your host family or the admission team to get answers questions or issues that arise as you make this transition. 

Once again, welcome to Catlin Gabel!

Important information for new families

Your Catlin Gabel website login (create one here by using your Orcas Mosiac email) will now give you access to web pages restricted to current and enrolled families, including our online directory and carpool map. If you need to update your email or other contact information, please send them to updates@catlin.edu.

Events on campus

  • August 18: Fall sports begin (soccer, volleyball, cross-country)
  • August 21: Upper School 101
  • August 25-26: Rafting Trip for new US students
  • August 27: Used book sale
  • August 28-29: Book sales by grade

For Students

Ready for Upper School? There is so much to explore! Follow the links below to learn more about student life at Catlin Gabel Upper School: 

For Parents

Consider attending Summer Programs

Registration is open. Click the image below for details.

Connect with your host family

  • Your host family will reach out to you to chat about the school and welcome you to the community. We encourage you to use your hosts as a valuable resource.
  • The Parent Faculty Association will also provide multiple opportunities to meet and socialize before school starts in September, so watch for details. Your grade and division PFA representatives are an additional resource. Find contact information on the PFA web page.

Get ready for fall

  • Keep in mind: Key dates for 2014-15
  • Update your family's information - there are four tabs here for changing and updating your contact information, emergency contacts, student medical information, and denial of photo identification (in various publications). We have an annual drive in the late spring reminding all families to review and update their information, but we encourage you to enter your updates at any time.
  • Review email list management and etiquette - all parents are included in parent listservs for each class year. This link will help you understand how the parent email lists work.
  • Set up payment and billing options with the business office.
  • Use the carpool map if you want to join a carpool. Click on a data point to find contact information for current enrollees near you.
  • Learn more about bus service - information on our bus routes, bus fees, and how to get here from the Sunset Transit Station. See our maps and directions page for more details and transit options.

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