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Virtual Alumni Weekend
June 13, 2020

"Being together while staying apart."

Alumni Weekend may look a little different this year,
but we still want to recognize SSFS's alumni, faculty, and friends!

Continue scrolling to see the schedule of events and to RSVP!

 

Our original plan was to hold Alumni Weekend June 12-14. In addition to an Alumni Happy Hour at the Waredaca Brewing Company, Strawberry Cowbake, Meeting for Worship, the Class of 1970's 50th Reunion, and an All-Class Reunion Party at the beautiful Bella Vita Farm, we were also looking forward to celebrating the retirements of Tom Harrison (26 years) and Bryan Seith (40 years). 

As one might expect, Alumni Weekend is a huge undertaking that requires significant advance planning, so although Maryland state mandated closures and restrictions on gatherings do not yet apply to June, we have preemptively developed an alternative, virtual plan to celebrate our alumni family, to recognize faculty, and to mark milestone reunions.

While we will miss gathering in person on campus and at some of our favorite venues mentioned above, we hope that you will take advantage of and enjoy the virtual gatherings that we have put together for you. Undoubtedly, Alumni Weekend will not look or feel the same this year, but we look forward to celebrating with you nonetheless. 

How will it work?
Like many social gatherings these days, Virtual Alumni Weekend 2020 will take place via Zoom Video call. The Welcome & Meeting for Worship and the State of the School with Tom Gibian portion will take place within one large alumni Zoom Video call. From there, we will transition to smaller Reunion Class Breakout Sessions in which alumni will have the opportunity to meet with their classmates and with classmates from surrounding class years. Current and former faculty will also be participating!

Those who register will receive access to the Alumni Weekend Zoom Video sessions in their email inbox with detailed instructions for how to join and navigate the video calls. Registrants will also receive a special Alumni Weekend gift in the mail, so be sure to keep an eye on your mailboxes!

Schedule

Welcome & Meeting for Worship
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Join fellow alumni, faculty, family, and friends for silent Meeting for Worship via Zoom Video. (Those moved to speak will have the opportunity to do so.)

State of the School with Tom Gibian
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. EDT

Head of School Tom Gibian will update alumni on current happenings, future goals, changes to come in the 2020-21 school year, and the construction of the new Upper School. Tom will then follow-up with a short Q&A. 

Reunion Class Breakout Sessions
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Enjoy smaller group breakout sessions with former classmates, friends, and faculty. 


 

2019 Alumni Weekend Photos