Important Information for Pomona Academy 2014

June 23, 2014

We have almost everyone here at Pomona (still waiting for a few who had a flight cancellation, but they are on their way!)  Everyone seems excited, and it’s always amazing how quickly people bond in a residential program. You would never know that people only met a few hours prior.

We will post about our convocation last night shortly, but for now I wanted to make sure family members have our staff contact information.

POMONA ACADEMY MAILING ADDRESS

Student’s Name and Academy
MMLA at Pomona College
170 E. Sixth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

DAILY CONTACT

Main Office: 909-607-2362 (M-F 7:30am-10pm PDT and Sat/Sun 8:30am-10pm PDT)

Main Email: mmla.pom@middleburyinteractive.com

Residence Life Office: 909-607-6635

Nurses’ Office: 909-607-5986 (Hours:  M-F 7:00am-9:00am, 12:30pm-1:30pm, 5:00pm-7:00pm, 9:00pm-10:00pm PDT and Sat/Sun 8:00am-9:30am PDT)

Nurses’ Office Email: mmla.pom.health@middleburyinteractive.com

Administrator on Duty Phone for EMERGENCIES ONLY: 802-349-6572 (this is a number for a staff cell phone an administrator will have with him/her at all times. You should call this number if you need to reach us after office hours for EMERGENCIES ONLY.)

STUDENT CALLING HOME SCHEDULE

(Remember all times are Pacific Daylight Time - adjust accordingly for your time zone)

June 25, 2014 - Arabic and Spanish - 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
July 26, 2014 - French and Chinese - 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT (please note this is amended from the original information provided)
July 1, 2014 - Arabic - 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
July 2, 2014 - Spanish  - 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
July 3, 2014 - Chinese and French - 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
July 5, 2014 - Arabic and Spanish - 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
July 6, 2014 - French - 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
July 6, 2014  - Chinese - 4:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
July 8, 2014 - Arabic - 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
July 9, 2014 - Spanish - 4:45pm-5:30pm PDT
July 10, 2014 - Chinese and French - 4:45pm-5:30pm PDT
July 12, 2014 – Chinese and French - 4:45pm-5:30pm PDT (please note this is amended from the original information provided)
July 13, 2014 - Spanish and Arabic - 4:45pm-5:30pm PDT (please note this is amended from the original information provided)
July 14, 2014- Arabic - 4:45pm-5:30pm PDT
July 15, 2014- Spanish - 4:45pm-5:30pm PDT
July 16, 2014- Chinese and French - 4:45pm-5:30pm PDT

For local parents, we know it’s tempting to want to stop by to have lunch with your child or to catch up with him/her for a few hours in person, but please try to resist the urge to do so.  Since this is such an immersivelanguage experience, we find that it becomes difficult for students to truly get the full benefit of the program if family pull them out of the program for even a short time and it often triggers the homesickness of other students when they learn others have gotten a visitor.   Please understand this is a residential immersive program and these rules regarding no visitation are in place for a reason.   If you have need to see your child for some truly unavoidable reason, please know we need advance notice and students need to be signed in and out in our main office in the Clark V building on campus at 225 E. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA.  Again, we strongly discourage this and most parents abide by this rule, but please know there is a check-in/out procedure we need to follow when it does happen.  Three and a half weeks will go by in a flash, and we keep the students incredibly busy!  Try to let them have the time to truly immerse themselves in this wonderful opportunity and encourage their growth as best you can. They are in great hands with our 58 faculty and staff from around the world!