Welcome New Parents!

We are so happy you have chosen Canterbury School for your child. This page has the forms and documents you will need for your child to begin school. 

Below you will find helpful information regarding the forms and information from different school departments or divisions. Just click on the silver "accordion" links and the information will expand onto the page.

In the right column of this webpage are PDF and online links to the forms.

An additional page you will need to visit is "Forms and Info." This page includes some of the forms you see here, but also timely forms and documents that current families need throughout the school year for field trips and more as their deadlines approach. 

 

GETTING STARTED

MANDATORY: ONLINE STUDENT EMERGENCY + FORM

Every Canterbury student must have emergency information on file with the school. The school is collecting the following online: Emergency Info, Permission to Treat, Allergy Info, Tylenol Permission, Day Field Studies Permission (allowing students to go on field studies during the school day), and Authorization for Medical Treatment and Assumption of Financial Responsibility (extended trips/travel and athletics travel and treatment).

Please submit the following online form as soon as your contract is approved. Please fill out one form per student.

The information from this form will be kept in the school offices for each student enrolled in that division. Emergency and Permission to Treat information will also be shared with the athletics offices in Middle and High School, for those students participating in school sports. 

Click to fill out the online Emergency + Info form now. 

 

School Mailings

School Mailings

Several mailings go out to parents over the summer with forms, lists and letters regarding the new school year.  You will receive mailings through the post office and via email. The largest mailing is called the "August Mailing." We have begun to transition this mailing - some items are still sent as hard copies via regular mail, while others will only be available online. You can access many of the hard copy items in advance online. This is also a resource for families coming into the school mid-year. 

Handbooks

Weekly e-Newsletter

Weekly e-Newsletter

This Weekly Newsletter is sent home via email on most Fridays to all families rather than through the regular mail due to the cost, environmental concerns, workload and slow mail delivery. Grandparents and students are also welcome to subscribe. The newsletter will begin arriving late August and continues until the first week in June. The news items from the Weekly Newsletter also appear in the secure Parent Center and under the main "Parents" tab. 

High School Student FAQs

Q. What are the start and end times for the school day at the High School?

A. Students check in to advisory from 8-8:05 a.m. The warning bell is at 8:05 a.m. and first period classes begin at 8:08 a.m. The school day ends at 3:25 p.m.

Q. Do we need to fill out forms to request new student records / transcript from their former school?

A. The Canterbury High School office will send for those. Parents do not need to take the responsibility of doing that.

Q. When will High School students receive their schedules?

A. Schedules will be mailed to students in the August mailing, which is sent out the first week in August.

Q. How will my High School student know his/her locker number, work crew and advisor?

A. These will all be found on the student schedule.

WHICH MEDICAL FORMS DO YOU NEED?

ALL STUDENTS (EC/LS/MS/HS)

CONTACT:  436-8786

 

Immunization Record  

Your physician can fill out either the EC Immunization form or the K-12 Immunization form, OR they can print out a copy of their office records for you to bring in. Dates must have month/day/year, and the record must be signed or stamped by your child’s physician.  Parent completed records from home date books are no longer considered legal records.

Medical or Religious exemption forms

If your physician has a medical reason your child should not receive required immunizations, a medical exemption form must be completed by the physician.  If parents have a religious reason for not immunizing, a religious exemption must be completed.  These forms must be re-submitted yearly.

 ALLERGY/ASTHMA ACTION PLANS  

If your child has a food allergy, bee sting allergy, or asthma, we need for you and your physician to complete the appropriate action plan form.  These forms are stored in emergency books in each office, and mounted on a bulletin board in the cafeteria.  Note that it will be critical that medications mentioned on these forms be brought to the school nurse by the first day of school.  

KINDERGARTEN ONLY

Kindergarten Physical Form 

ALL INCOMING Kindergarten students, whether they are new to Canterbury School or were with us in Early Childhood, must have a physical. Forms are located in the right hand column for the physician to complete and sign.

Kindergarten Vision Exam

ALL INCOMING Kindergarten students, whether they are new to Canterbury School or were with us in Early Childhood, must have a vision exam. Forms are located in the right hand column for the physician to complete and sign.
 

KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 12

MEDICATION PERMISSION FORM   

This form is a release for medication that is to be kept at school, in the nurse’s lockup. This is primarily for prescribed daily medications, but exceptions are made for as-needed pain control medications and allergy medications for short term use. All medications must be in original containers. Note that students are not allowed to self-carry anything other than a few approved emergency meds, and this applies to over-the-counter medications  and homeopathics as well. Permission must be granted on action plans for self-carrying of emergency medications. 

(Permission to give Tyleonol is included on the school's electronic Emergency + form and does not need to be filled out here.) 

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

IHSAA Sports Physical Form

If your child is planning to participate in High School sports, they must have a physician complete the IHSAA Sports Physical form (right column) prior to the start of the athletics season.

Parents and students also must read the online concussion information and sign online forms. This is located under the green Athletics tab. 

FOOD SERVICE

Hot Lunch

CONTACT: jorr@canterburyschool.org  436-7721 (Ext. 2010) 

The lunch menu appears in the school's Weekly eNewsletter. It also may be found in the daily calendar on the school's homepage as well as under the Parents tab on the website. Look for our “Did you know?" segment each week in the newsletter, featuring information on nutrition and fun facts.

The choice to purchase hot lunch include the following options:
  •  Prepaid yearly – August through June
  • Prepaid Quarterly – payments due August 9, October 11, December 19 and March 14
  • Weekly – payment due Friday of the previous week
  • Daily – payment of cash or check on any given day students wish to purchase lunch

Benefits of Hot Lunch

The benefits of hot lunch include access to a balanced, nutritious lunch that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk.

Hot lunch students may have seconds if they have eaten their entrée and taken a bite of side items.  Lower and Middle School students may have soup, string cheese, fruit, hard boiled egg or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for seconds. Additionally, High School students may have the entrée for seconds based on availability.

Substitutions for the entrée are always available. Soup, ham or turkey sandwich or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are available for LS and MS students. HS students may substitute the above mentioned items or a salad.

Ala Carte

Ala Carte

Alacarte items may be purchased with a prepaid ala carte card, cash or a combination of both.  Prepaid ala carte cards are provided at a discount. For the HS and MS, the entire amount must be used at one time, either at break or at lunch. Balances do not carry forward. The amount purchased may be divided between two cards, allowing students to use one at break and one at lunch. Please discuss with your students the amount they wish to purchase. 

Examples of ala carte items:

  • 25¢ - milk, fresh veggies, cheese cubes, pretzels, goldfish
  • 50¢ - bagel, cereal, hard boiled egg, yogurt, string cheese, fresh fruit
  • 75¢ - small soup, fresh fruit plate, chips
  • $1 - large water, peanut butte and jelly sandwich, cheese sandwich
  • $1.50 - large soup
  • $2 - ½ wrap, turkey or ham sandwich
  • $2.50 - vegetarian salad
  • $3 - salad with meat

Pizza

Pizza (usually Mondays)

Pizza is the entree the first school day of each week.

Hot lunch pizza includes 2 slices for grades 5 –12. Kindergarten Prep – Grade 4 may opt for 1 or 2 slices.  

Students who do not purchase regular hot lunch may opt for a prepaid pizza card. Students are encouraged to prepay for a pizza card to ensure availability. A pizza card is good for pizza only, not the complete hot lunch.

Payment

Please make checks payable to Canterbury School and turn in with the form, located in the right hand column). Yearly or four payment plan should be sent to the business office by the due date(s).

Prepaid lunches and snacks cannot be refunded. Extended absences due to illness will be considered. Please call.

Charges

Students who forget their packed lunch may charge a substitute lunch consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, small soup, fruit and milk or juice. Payment of $2.50 is expected the next day. This is the only chargeable item.

Payment Plan Pricing

Please refer to the order form for yearly and 4 payment plan.

If you are paying by the week - lunch prices:

  • KP/K: $17.50 with 1 pizza slice, $18.75 with 2 pizza slices
  • Grades 1-4: $18.75 with 1 pizza slice, $20 with 2 pizza slices
  • Grades 5-8: $20 with 2 pizza slices
  • Grades 9-12: $21.25 with 2 pizza slices

 

If you pay each day - lunch prices: 

  • KP/K = $3.50
  • Grades 1-4 = $3.75
  • Grades 5-8 = $4
  • Grades 9-12 = $4.25

 

 


BUS TRANSPORTATION

2013-2014 Parent Letter

CONTACT:  432-4728

It is now the month of July and the Canterbury transportation office is developing routes for the 2013-2014 school year. 
If you are interested in securing bus service for your family this school year, please take a moment to fill out the bus form (located in the right-side column) and send it back before July 31.

Should you decide to request bus service, please do not send payment with the registration form.  You will be billed for the bus service in October. This arrangement gives an opportunity for those unsure if the service will work a chance to try it for a few days.  Also Canterbury will continue to make accommodations necessary to permit children in Early Childhood to ride the bus. Please be sure to mark the appropriate grade box on the form if your child is in Early Childhood. By sending the registration form now, you are ensuring your child/children a place on the route and helping provide information needed to prepare routes prior to the start of school. 

The tentative routes are provided on this page. We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.  All pickup times and locations will remain flexible throughout the school year. Because our goal is to provide the safest transportation possible, safety is always the primary reason for transportation decisions. Secondly, our goal is to keep all bus rides to an hour or less. Pick up and drop off times are very important to everyone, please be prompt.  We appreciate your cooperation as we work to make transportation services available to as many of our students as possible. Typically during the first few weeks of school, adjustments to pick up and drop off locations as well as times will be made.  Your bus driver will contact you prior to the start of school as well as throughout the school year, to communicate important details.  We appreciate your cooperation as we develop the safest routes possible for your children.

Why ride the bus?

Choosing the School Bus Makes Sense

That recognizable yellow school bus just might be your child’s ticket to the safest ride to and from Canterbury School.  Yellow school buses are a great American success story.  Reports show that they are the safest vehicles on the highway with a safety record that is unparalleled in the transportation industry.  National studies show that yellow buses are by far the safest form of transportation on our roads – about 2000 times safer than the family car!

Why should my family consider riding the bus?

 Riding the bus benefits our school, our children and our community:

  • Yellow buses are very safe
  • Increased bus ridership decreases the number of cars on our roads
  • No waiting in car pool lines
  • Decreased traffic congestion, idling time, and smog forming emissions
  • Poor air quality hurts children to a greater extent than many other populations

What do my children need to know to ride the bus safely?

  • Stay out of the danger zone:  So that the driver can see you, always stand at least five giant steps (10 feet) away from the bus and never cross behind it.
  • Never try to pick up anything that falls under the bus – always tell the driver.
  • Stay a safe distance from the road while waiting for the bus.
  • When you get on or off the bus, make sure the bus safety lights are flashing.
  • Be alert to traffic. When getting on of off the bus, look left, right then left again before crossing the street.
  • Wait for the driver to say if is safe to cross the street, and always cross in front of the bus.
  • Stay in your seat and talk quietly, so the driver is not distracted.

Tentative Routes


Bus service is available for ALL students. 

The capacity of our large buses is approximately 50 passengers and our smaller vehicles

9-14 passengers. They will be filled on a first come, first served basis regardless of previous ridership.

Students riding full time will be a priority: however, if space permits, your child may be able to ride only in the morning or only in the afternoon.  Rates for round trip and one way riding are listed below.

Previous bus routes are listed below. Please check the most convenient routes for you and your family. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we coordinate our upcoming school year bus routes.

RATES 


  • Both AM and PM routes: 1 child = $790;  2 or more children – Family Plan = $1,265
  • Either AM or PM route1 child = $540;  2 or more children – Family Plan = $865

The family rate covers two or more children from the same family. All students/families wishing to ride the bus MUST complete the Bus Rider Registration Form before July 31, 2013.

A new form is required each year.  All families registered will be contacted by the bus driver before school begins to inform you of your specific bus stop and times. 20 Ride passes are available for $80 used as space permits on bus.

TENTATIVE ROUTES 

North
Dupont Library, Dupont Hospital, Wallen Baptist Church, Washington Shopping Ctr., Harris Road

Auburn
Legacy Park

Northeast
Cherry Hill, Arlington Park, St. Joe Center, St. Charles-Trier/Reed, Kensington/State, Forest Park/State 

West

Chestnut Hills Parkway, Hamilton Meadows, Bridgewater, Bittersweet Lakes 

South 
Rudisill, Pettit, Foster Park

Bluffton-Ossian

NAPA Store - Bluffton, Ossian Library, S. Calhoun 

Columbia City

Town & Country Plaza - Columbia City 

Huntington

Huntington Plaza, Roanoke Professional Center, Hamlets in Aboite 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Fall Athletics Online Form - deadline Aug. 12

For Middle School, each sports season, parents will fill out an online athlete participation form. The Middle School Fall Sports form is due August 12. Click on the link below to fill the form out now.

/athletics/middle-school/fall-sports-participation-form/index.aspx

 

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Parent Letter

CONTACT:  432-2226

Although summer is just now on its way, nonetheless it is time to begin planning for next school year and for fall athletics in particular. A few reminders are therefore in order:

Fall practice opportunities for many teams will begin on the first date allowable by IHSAA by-laws: Monday, August 5. Athletes must plan to be present for 10 practices (one per day) prior to being eligible for a contest in that sport (exception: the girls golf requirement is 2 practices).   

Monday, August 12, will be the mandatory date to attend practices for all. However, attendance beginning Friday, August 9 will be necessary for athletes to get the minimum of 10 practices and thus be eligible for any early games as of August 21. Please check specific sport schedule for game dates. prior to any participation:

The following forms are MANDATORY - no one may practice or compete without these forms:

1. IHSAA sports physical (PDF located in right hand column)

2. Canterbury School Emergency + online form, which includes a travel permission/insurance/trainer release. This form must be filled out for all students attending Canterbury and is used by athletics, division offices and the school nurse. If you have already filled this form out once for the 2013-2014 school year you do not need to fill it out again for athletics. Our office automatically receives it.

3. Online Parent and Student Heads-Up Concussion Materials and Acknowledgement Form (click on the green links to complete).  

All completed forms must be returned to the high school athletic office prior to participation. 

4. The IHSAA mandates a minimum 10 practices (one per day maximum counts toward the 10) prior to any game participation—please be attentive to the start date for your team to be sure you allow for adequate practice opportunities!  

 

Fall First Practice Date - August 5-9 and 12-16

Prior to classes starting, teams practice daily Monday-Friday (Saturdays will be announced by team coaches) according to the following time schedule:

AUGUST 5-9 and AUGUST 12-16

Volleyball (new practice time beginning Aug. 7) 4-8:30 p.m.

 

Boys Soccer 8:30-10:30 a.m (AND beginning 8/12 6-8 p.m.)

Girls Soccer 9-10:30 a.m.

Boys Tennis 8:30-11 a.m.;

Cross Country: (Same as Summer Schedule) add Tuesdays and Fridays 6:30 a.m. 

Girls Golf: 9 a.m. at Chestnut Hills Golf Club

Please contact team head coaches directly to discuss your individual concerns regarding practice attendance. 

Fall Coaches Info

Questions or individual circumstances regarding participation on a team should be directed to the appropriate head coach listed. Do not take for granted that a coach knows your individual circumstances without your direct contact.

Canterbury High School Fall Sport Head Coaches:

BOYS SOCCER: Greg Mauch, 625-3006

GIRLS SOCCER: Jen Crandal, 417-4582

BOYS TENNIS: Jerry Gerig, 478-6808

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Chief Johnson, 348-9303

GIRLS GOLF: Bob Brothers, 672-8473

CROSS COUNTRY: Mark Ardington, 438-2165

Summer Opportunities

Reminder for Summer Play Opportunities

Below is a list of summer opportunities being offered by Canterbury coaches. Please feel free to take advantage of any or all of these opportunities as you may be able. These “open gym” opportunities may continue through the week ending July 22, with an additional week moratorium on ALL activities from July 2-8. All activities will take place at Canterbury High School unless noted. Any questions please contact the appropriate head coach for that team. The fall season is just around the corner!

Girls Volleyball: Summer Play Contact Coach Chief Johnson at 348-9303

Cross Country (boys and girls): Starting June 10

Mondays and Tuesdays 7 a.m. @HS meet in the Senior Parking lot

Thursday 7 a.m. @ Foster Park meet in the parking lot located past the Foster Park Golf Course Club House (back by the river). 
 
Contact Coach Ardington at 438-2165 with any questions

Girls Soccer: Mini-Camp @HS July 8-9. Open play will also be taking place during the summer.  Contact Coach Crandal for info at jmoppert2@hotmail.com

Boys Soccer: Mini-camp @HS July 8-9. Contact Coach Mauch for info.

Girls’ Golf: Play on your own throughout the summer. Save the

Scorecards of any 18 hole rounds played during July and bring to first day of practice. Every attempt should be made to play at least 3 times a week.

Boys Basketball: Summer league play. Contact Coach Scott Kreiger at skreiger@canterburyschool.org           

Girls Basketball: Summer league play. Contact Coach Wayne Kreiger at  waynekreiger@gmail.com (341-1704) for details Also: Some open play@ HS gym based on league schedule

Baseball: Summer league contact Coach McMahon at 710-6988

Boys Tennis: Lessons, clinics, and tournament play are strongly encouraged.  Contact Coach Gerig for information.

DRESS CODE

Early Childhood (Canterbury Kids-Junior Kindergarten)

Early Childhood (except for Kindergarten Prep - see Lower School dress code) has no specific dress regulations. We encourage you to dress your child in clothing that is neat, age-appropriate, weather-wise and conducive to learning, work and discipline. We encourage children to wear rubber-soled shoes and clothes that they can manipulate themselves.

 

Sandals of any type are not allowed because they are dangerous when children climb on playground equipment. Hats are not to be worn in the school building. Teachers will inform you through their newsletters when specific clothing should be worn for celebrations, holidays, plays or outings. 

Lower School (Kindergarten Prep-Grade 4)

Lower School Dress Code/School Uniform Guidelines

Canterbury Lower School has a daily school uniform. The school believes that standards of neatness and appropriateness in clothing encourage an atmosphere conducive to learning, work and discipline. Furthermore, it is felt that pride in one’s school and oneself is, in part, influenced by appearance. All clothing worn to school must be in good repair. Student uniform requirements apply throughout the school day (8:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m.). Parent and student cooperation in adhering to the letter and the spirit of uniform rules is expected and appreciated. Parents will be sent a note if students are not following Lower School uniform guidelines. If violations continue, parents may be called to bring appropriate clothing to school for their child. 
 

Uniform for Kindergarten Prep – Grade 4

The Lands’ End Uniform Catalog dictates the colors and styles appropriate for the school uniform. Catalogs are available in the Lower School office. 

 

Boys Uniform Dress Code

  • Navy slacks (no cargo style) 
  • Navy shorts (no cargo style) 
  • Navy, white, evergreen, yellow sweaters (V-neck, crew neck or cardiagan) with a collared shirt
  • Shirts with full fold-over collars, dress or knit, in white, light blue, pink, yellow, evergreen or navy (shirts must be tucked in, no chambray fabric)
  • Shoes or sneakers (no sandals, flip flops or backless shoes, all shoes must have closed toes)
  • Navy or white socks
  • Canterbury School sweatshirts only with a collared shirt

Girls Uniform Dress Code

  • Navy jumper (no yellow, pink, white, khaki or other colors)
  • Navy skirt, skort
  • Navy slacks or capris (no cargo, hiphugger or flared-bottom styles)
  • Navy shorts (no cargo style) 
  • Shirts with full fold-over collars, dress or knit, in white, light blue, pink, yellow, evergreen or navy (shirts must be tucked in, no chambray fabric)
  • Navy, white, evergreen, yellow sweaters (V-neck, crew neck or cardigan) with a collared shirt
  • Shoes or sneakers (no sandals, flip flops, clogs, platforms or backless shoes, all shoes must have closed toes) 
  • Solid-color navy or white tights, socks, knee-socks or leggings
  • Canterbury School sweatshirts only  with a collared shirt.
  • Skirts, dresses and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length
  • No spaghetti straps, halters or bare shoulder tops or dresses
Inappropriate dress
Hats, bandanas or head-wear of any type; denim or blue jeans of any kind; athletic shorts; warmup suits and sweatpants; jean jackets; jackets of any type worn inside; T-shirts; flared-bottom, cargo or hiphugger pants; shirts with contrasting colors or collar, patterns of any kind, or laces, bows, ruffles, sparkles and other decoration; athletics jerseys; sandals, clogs, platform shoes of any type; apparel that does not cover the midriff; spaghetti straps, halters or bare shoulder tops or dresses; and shorts, dresses or skirts higher than mid-thigh, leggings, tights or socks that are not a solid-color navy or white. No tatoos (temporary or otherwise) are allowed.

 

Wednesday School Dress and Field Studies

On Wednesdays and other designated days (such as any time students leave the campus for field studies or visits, as well as on special occasions), students will wear “school dress.” This consists of navy blue slacks or shorts with a white shirt for boys, and navy blue slacks, shorts, capris, skirt or jumper with a white blouse for girls. Navy blue and white clothing should be solid colors (no stripes, polka dots, plaid, etc.). All socks, tights or leggings must be white or navy. Denim or jean skirts or slacks are not allowed for school dress or school uniform.

 

Uniform for Physical Education

Every student in grades 1-4 must have a physical education uniform consisting of a Canterbury T-shirt, athletics shorts, white athletics socks and gym shoes (no platform sneakers). Students are expected to have sweatshirts, sweatpants and socks at school at all times.
Kindergarten students do not change clothes for physical education class, but must have gym shoes and socks to be left at school for P.E.

Middle School

Middle School Student Uniform Dress Code

The aim of the dress code is to create an appropriate academic climate. The school believes that standards of neatness and appropriateness in clothing encourage an atmosphere conducive to learning, work and discipline. Furthermore, it is felt that pride in one’s school and oneself is, in part, influenced by appearance. All clothing worn to school must be in good repair. Student dress code applies throughout the school day (8:05 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.).

 

Recognizing the changing nature of fashion, the school reserves the right to make decisions about the appropriateness of clothing and appearance not covered below. The cooperation of parents and students in adhering to the letter and the spirit of the code is both expected and appreciated. Students not in dress code will be asked to change into appropriate clothing kept in the office. The school will not deem appropriate any expressions such as unconventional use of hair coloring, adornments or immodest attire. Students not wearing appropriate footwear will be asked to change into their physical education shoes before returning to class.

All Canterbury Middle School students are required to follow the uniform dress code policy. Styles and colors for all uniform items must comply with those found in the Land’s End Uniform Catalog (available in the Middle School office). While a list of inappropriate dress has been provided, only the following items and colors meet the uniform dress code requirements; all other items and colors are not appropriate, and students will be asked to change in to appropriate uniform items.

 

Boys Uniform Dress Code

  • Slacks in navy or khaki; no cargo styles and no denim/jeans
  • Dress shorts in navy or khaki; may be no more than 4 inches above the knee; no cargo styles or denim/jeans
  • Dress shirts (button down), knit shirts (polo/golf style) or turtlenecks in solid-colored navy, white, evergreen, light blue, pink or yellow (maize); all shirts must have full fold-over collars, be plain and non-embellished (Canterbury logos are acceptable), and be tucked in during school hours
  • Sweaters (v-neck, crew neck, or cardigan) in solid-colored navy, white, evergreen, or yellow; sweaters must be worn with a collared shirt and be plain and non-embellished (Canterbury logos are acceptable)
  • Canterbury school sweatshirts; must be worn with a collared shirt and may not have hoods
  • Navy blue blazer
  • Canterbury tie
  • Shoes or sneakers (no sandals, open-toed or backless shoes)
Girls Uniform Dress Code 
  • Slacks or capris in navy or khaki; no cargo styles and no denim/jeans
  • Dresses or jumpers in navy or khaki; may be no more than 4 inches above the knee; collars on dresses are not required, but dresses must have a short or long sleeve; jumpers must be worn with a collared shirt and jumper straps must  be a minimum of 2 inches wide; no denim/jeans
  • Skirts or dress shorts in navy or khaki; may be no more than 4 inches above the knee; no cargo styles or denim/jeans
  • Dress shirts (button down), knit shirts (polo/golf style) or turtlenecks in solid-colored navy, white, evergreen, light blue, pink or yellow (maize); all shirts must have full fold-over collars, be plain and non-embellished (Canterbury logos are acceptable), and be tucked in during school hours
  • Sweaters (v-neck, crew neck, or cardigan) in solid-colored navy, white,  evergreen or yellow; sweaters must be worn with a collared shirt and be plain and non-embellished (Canterbury logos are acceptable)
  • Canterbury School sweatshirts; must be worn with a collared shirt and may not have hoods
  • Navy blue blazer
  • Shoes or sneakers (no sandals, open-toed or backless shoes)

Inappropriate Dress

Typically, items not detailed under the Uniform Dress Code Policy are considered inappropriate dress. Examples include sundresses or spaghetti strap dresses; shorts, dresses, jumpers or skirts shorter than appropriate length; athletic shorts; denim or jeans of any kind; sweatpants or warm-up suits; tank tops; any shirts without fold-over collars; T-shirts or athletic jerseys, including those worn over collared shirts; sweaters that are not V-neck, crew neck or cardigan style; hooded sweatshirts or sweaters; sandals; clogs; platform, open-toed or backless shoes; apparel that does not cover the midriff or undergarments; jean jackets; athletic jackets, including fleece jackets; and hats or headware of any type. Outdoor coats or jackets should not be worn inside; rather, students should wear an appropriate sweater or sweatshirt.

 

Wednesdays: School Dress

On Wednesdays and other designated days (such as any time a student leaves the campus for field studies or visits, as well as on special occasions), students will wear “school dress.” This consists of navy blue slacks or shorts with a white shirt for boys; and navy blue slacks, capris, skirt, jumper or shorts with a white blouse for girls. Socks, tights or knee socks should be solid-colored navy or white. Canterbury sweatshirts or solid-colored white or navy sweaters may be worn with a white collared shirt as school dress. Denim/jeans material is not allowed.

 

Uniform for Physical Education

Every student must have a PE uniform consisting of a Canterbury T-shirt, athletics shorts (shorts may not be more than 4 inches above the knee), white athletics socks and gym shoes (no platform sneakers). In colder months, students are expected to have sweatshirts and pants.

 

Jewelry and Piercings

Students may only wear jewelry in piercings of the ears. Jewelry worn in piercings of the nose or other parts of the face is not allowed. Gauges and plugs or tunnels are not allowed.

 

 

High School

High School Dress Code and Appearance

The aim of the dress code is to create an appropriate academic climate. The school believes that standards of neatness and appropriateness in clothing encourage an atmosphere conducive to learning, work and discipline. Furthermore, it is felt that pride in one’s school and oneself is, in part, influenced by appearance. All clothing worn to school must be in good repair. 

Recognizing the ever-changing nature of fashion, the school reserves the right to make decisions about the appropriateness of specific clothing and appearance not covered below. The school will not deem appropriate any expressions such as unconventional use of hair coloring, adornments or immodest attire. The cooperation of parents and students in adhering to the letter and the spirit of the code is both expected and appreciated. Students not in dress code will be asked to change into appropriate clothing kept in the office or may be asked to have appropriate clothing delivered from home before returning to class. 

Students are expected to be in dress code from the time they enter the school building in the morning until the end of work crew in the afternoon.

 

Appropriate Dress — Boys

  • Casual dress pants (no cargo-style pants)
  • Dress shorts no more than four inches above the knee)
  • Dress shirts with collar; knit shirts (polo/golf style) with collar; or turtlenecks with full fold-over collars (shirts of all kinds must be tucked in)
  • V-neck, crew-neck or cardigan sweaters (no hoods) over a collared shirt 
  • Sweatshirts (no hoods) over a collared shirt 
  • Shirt collars must be visible with sweatshirts and sweaters
  • Shoes, sneakers or dress sandals (no flip-flops or athletics sandals)
Appropriate Dress — Girls
  • Slacks or capris
  • Skirts, dresses or jumpers (no more than four inches above the knee); collars on dresses are not required)
  • Dress shorts no more than four inches above the knee, front and back)
  • Dress shirts with collar; knit shirts (polo/golf style) with collar; or turtlenecks with full fold-over collars (shirts of all kinds must be tucked in)
  • V-neck, crew-neck or cardigan sweaters (no hoods) over a collared shirt 
  • Sweatshirts over a collared shirt (no hoods)
  • Shirt collars must be visible under sweatshirts and sweaters
  • Shoes, sneakers or dress sandals (no flip-flops or athletics sandals)

Wednesday Dress

Wednesday dress consists of a plain white or light blue button down oxford and khaki shorts, pants or skirts. Students may substitute their House polo for the oxford. In cooler weather, students may wear a navy blue v-neck sweater or a navy blue quarter-zip sweater. All students must wear belts.
 

 

PE Clothing

Students should wear modest clothing to PE. In particular, PE shorts must be no shorter than 4” above the knee.

 

 

Student Government Dress-Down Days

On the first Friday of each month, students may be granted a dress-down day.  On these days, students may wear T-shirts or sweatshirts and jeans so long as they are appropriate and in good repair.  The granting of dress-down days will be dependent upon compliance with the dress code on days when regular dress code and Wednesday dress are required.

 

Jewelry and Piercings
Students may only wear jewelry in piercings of the ears. Jewelry worn in piercings of the nose or other parts of the face is not allowed. Gauges and plugs or tunnels are not allowed.

 

Facial Hair

Boys are expected to come to school clean shaven – no mustaches, goatees or beards.

 

Inappropriate Dress

The following are considered inappropriate dress: sundresses or spaghetti-strap dresses; shorts, dresses, jumpers or skirts shorter than four inches above the knee; frayed or fringed skirts; athletics shorts; jeans of any kind or denim skirts; sweatpants or warm-up suits; tank tops; any shirts without fold-over collars; T-shirts or athletics jerseys, including over collared shirts; hooded sweatshirts or sweaters; apparel that does not cover the midriff or undergarments; jean jackets; hats or headwear of any type; no jackets may be worn during the school day; cargo-style pants or shorts; athletic sandals or any flip-flop style of sandals.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lower School Extended Day Care

Canterbury Lower School offers a supervised before and after school program that includes a variety of activities for students who have an early drop off or delayed pick-up time.  This is available for any student who arrives at school before 8 a.m. and stays beyond 3 p.m. All students who must stay at school after 3 p.m. are required to come to the EDC room, sign in to the After School Program, and remain in the EDC until signed out by a parent or caregiver. The students can expect the opportunity to work on homework, spend time playing games, eat snacks and have the chance to use free time. These various outlets will be intermixed with planned activities throughout the school year to offer the children involved many fun and educational experiences. 

The EDC Program will be supervised Monday – Friday 7-8 a.m., Monday–Thursday 3–6 p.m. and Fridays 3-5:30 p.m. Parents must arrange pick up for their son or daughter by 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday and by 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. At those times the Lower School is closed.

Cost for the Extended Day Care is $7 per hour until 6 p.m. Parents picking up a child late will be subject to a $1 per minute late fee for any time past 6 p.m. Early morning care is also $7 per hour, however, students arriving after 7:30 a.m. are charged a flat fee of $4.

 

EDC School Program Rules

1.     Students staying before school must sign in no earlier than 7 a.m.

2.     Students staying after school must sign in by 3 p.m. and remain in the EDC until signed out by a parent or caregiver. Students may not watch for a parent by any school door or be picked up by a sibling.

3.     Students must be polite and cooperative.

4.     All third and fourth grade students participate in “homework time” from 3:30-4 p.m., Monday - Thursday and are supervised by EDC staff in a Lower School classroom.

5.     Students must ask permission before leaving the EDC room to use the restroom.

6.     Students are not to leave the EDC room without the permission of the program director.

7.     Students may not wait for a parent by the door or wander around in the halls after school.

If you have any questions regarding the EDC program, please contact the Lower School office at 432-7776. If you should have any questions regarding EDC billing charges, please contact the business office at 432-4728.

The registration form for Lower School Extended Day Care is located in the column on the right.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are on the following dates for the 2013-2014 school year:

  • October 30, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
  • November 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • January 29, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
  • January 30, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
  • January 31, from 9 a.m. to noon
  • March 19, from 3:30- 6 p.m. (HS only)
  • March 20, from 3:30 - 6 p.m. (HS only)
  • April 23, from 3:30-6 p.m. (EC/LS/MS)
  • April 24, from 3:30-6 p.m. (EC/LS/MS) 

Middle School and High School parents will sign up online. The school will send an email with links to the forms. Additionally, there will be announcements in the school's Weekly eNewsletter with links to the forms. The links are activated about two weeks in advance of the conferences.