Welcome New Parents 2014-2015!

We are so happy you have chosen Canterbury School for your child. The forms and documents for this page are being updated and added to include all the 2014-2015 information. This will be the online resource for you to use to find 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 (currently the form links that are being updated are inactive).

PARENT CENTER - Our data is almost ready to populate the secure Parent Center. But as of Aug. 19 it is still closed. You will receive an email inviting you to login with a temporary password. The secure parent directory for this school year will be located in the Parent Center. 

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. 

FORM BEING UPDATED

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

Please note - this eNewsletter will change for 2014-2015 to a morning update (2 to 4 times per week), with a weekly Photo Gallery and Monthly Newsletter.


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)

 

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.

Are there any new required immunizations for the 2014-2015 school year? 
Yes.  The new ISDH required immunizations include 2 doses of Hep A vaccine for Kindergarten entry and the meningococcal booster dose for students in grades 11 or 12 (if the first dose was received prior to the student’s 16th birthday) for the 2014-2015 school year.

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 - 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 2014-2015

July Letter from the Director 2014

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

Dear Canterbury families,

The Canterbury cafeteria is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity. We are in communication with Meal Magic, a point of sale system, that will provide easy and accessable management of student food service accounts. The benefits of this progarm include your ability to make deposits, check balances and see account history, all from the convenience of your home.

We intend to use the biometric identification method, allowing us to accurately identify each student as they make their way through the lunch line while efficiently conducting their transactions. This process will speed up the lunch line, giving students more time to eat and relax.

I will be attending a three day seminar in July to become familiar with the Meal Magic program. More information will follow upon my return.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jorr@canterburyschool.org

I look forward to a great year!

Judi Orr
Director of Food Service

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.

August Update on NEW Point of Sale System for Lunch, etc.

 

FOOD SERVICE UPDATE: POINT OF SALE SYSTEM and PAYMENTS


Dear Canterbury families,

 

As we approach the beginning of a new school year, I would like to update you on the status of our new point of sale system. Meal Magic has been installed and we are setting up the program as you read this. We are in the process of activating the IdentiMetrics software. Click the PDF links in the Food Service section in the right side columnn for information regarding the scanning process and the privacy policy.

"Sendmoneytoschool," an online payment option, should be up and running by August 18. Information will be sent home when it is available.

In the meantime, to prepare for the first week of school lunches, ala carte and snacks, you may send money to the Canterbury cafeteria, in any amount you wish, and it will be credited to your student’s food service account. To send in cash or a check, please print the food service payment form along with your payment. You may mail or drop off payment to any division office to the attention of Food Service. Please note in the memo line your student’s name and grade. Checks should be made payable to Canterbury School.

For your planning purposes, prices are as follows:

  • KPrep-Grade 4 Hot Lunch: $4
  • Grades 5-8 Hot Lunch: $4.25
  • Grades 9-12 Hot Lunch: $4.50
  • Pizza by the slice: $1.50

Examples of Ala Carte Items:

  • Milk, juice, pretzels, goldfish: 25¢
  • Bagel, cereal, hard boiled egg, fresh fruit, string cheese, small water: 50¢
  • Small soup, chips: 75¢
  • Large water, pbj sandwich: $1
  • Large soup: $1.50
  • ½ wrap, turkey or ham sandwich: $2

If you have any questions, you may reach me at jorr@canterburyschool.org or 436-0746, Ext. 3010.

I appreciate your patience as we implement this new, exciting program.

Judi Orr
Director of Food Service


2014 - BUS TRANSPORTATION

2014-2015 Parent Letter

CONTACT:  432-4728

It is now the month of July and the Canterbury transportation office is developing routes for the 2014-2015 school year. 
If you are interested in securing bus service for your family this school year, please take a moment to fill out the online bus form (located in the right-side column) and send it back before August 1.

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.

2014 Tentative Routes


B us service is available for ALL students. 

(Online Bus Registration Form - located in the column to the right.)

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 = $800;  2 or more children – Family Plan = $1,275
  • Either AM or PM route 1 child = $550;  2 or more children – Family Plan = $875

 

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 August1, 2014.

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, Georgetown Library, 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 located in the right hand column.


 

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

FALL PRACTICES - Beginning Aug 4

CONTACT:  432-2226

IHSAA rules mandate participation in a minimum of 10 practices (maximum one practice per day) prior to contest participation. Fall sport practice opportunities for many teams will begin on the first date allowable by IHSAA bylaws, namely Monday, August 4, 2014 . Athletes must plan to be present for 10 practices (1 per day) prior to being eligible for a contest in their sport. (Exception: Girls Golf requirement is 2 practices.) Fall athletes must have the above forms turned in by AUG. 1 in order to practice Aug. 4.

Monday, August 11, will be the mandatory date to attend practices for all. However, attendance beginning Friday, August 8, will be necessary for athletes to get the minimum of 10 practices and thus be eligible for any early games as of August 20. Please check specific sport schedule for game dates.

Prior to classes starting, teams practice daily Monday-Friday, (Saturdays will be announced by team coaches) according to the following time schedule (please note that August 4 is the first available practice date for each sport listed):


Volleyball

Beginning Aug. 4 from 7:30-9 a.m. AND 6-7:30 p.m. (no practice Fri. night)

Beginning Aug. 11, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Boys Soccer
Beginning Aug. 4 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Beginning Aug. 11 from 8:30-10:30 AND 6-8 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Beginning Aug. 4 from 9-10 a.m. AND Noon-1:45 p.m.

 

Boys Tennis

Beginning Aug. 4 from 8:30-11 a.m.

Cross Country

Beginning Aug. 4, Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7 a.m.

Girls Golf

Beginning Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. at Chestnut Hills

Remember that the IHSAA mandates 10 practices prior to contest participation and that all forms must be on file prior to any participation of any sort. Please make appropriate arrangements if you plan to participate in a fall sport. Contest schedules for all Canterbury High School teams are available online at www.canterburyschool.org/athletic-center - choose the sport from the dropdown menu under “View a Team Page.”

FALL COACHES

Please contact team head coaches directly to discuss your individual concerns regarding practice attendance. Do not take for granted that a coach knows your individual circumstances without your direct contact.

SAVE THESE DATES

Please mark your calendars for the following department wide events:

  • Monday, July 28, 2014: All summer sport camp attendance must be completed for Fall Sports
  • Monday, August 11, 2014: Mandatory Parents of Athletes Meeting with Guest Presenter, John O’ Sullivan
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Team Picture Day
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014: Homecoming Events and Invitationals (Girls and Boys Soccer, Boys Tennis and Volleyball)
  • Monday, May 18, 2015: Cavalier Open Golf Outing at Chestnut Hills Golf Course
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015: Second Annual Evening to Celebrate Canterbury Athletes

FORMS NOW DUE

The following ANNUAL forms are MANDATORY and must be completed for all High School athletes before their first practice date (Links to these forms are in the right hand column):

  • Online Student Emergency + Form (includes athletics travel/trainer waiver, you'll need your child's health insurance info and physican info to complete the form)
  • Online Heads - Up Parent Concussion Form (Parent Version - requires electronic signature)
  • Online Heads - Up Student Concussion Form (Student Version - requires electronic signature)
  • IHSAA PHYSICAL FORM 2014-2015 (print and complete with physician - return to HS athletics office)
(The first available practice date for Fall is Aug. 4 - forms are due Aug. 1.)

DRESS CODE

Early Childhood (Canterbury Kids-Junior Kindergarten)

Research indicates that dress and appearance often set the pattern for classroom behavior. This in turn has implications related to learning and student achievement. In order to maintain the instructional focus in the Early Childhood Division, it is expected that parents make every effort to ensure their child wear clothes to school that are neat, clean, age-appropriate, weather-wise and conducive to learning, work and discipline. We expect that parents not allow the wearing of garments displaying inappropriate graphics otherwise creating a distraction. Clothes should be appropriately sized, clean, neat,and in good taste. Below are the standards by which the school judges appropriate dress.
Shoes
Students should wear rubber-soled shoes or boots with closed toes. It is strongly recommended that children do not wear sandals, flip flops, clogs, platforms or backless shoes as they are dangerous when children climb or play on the playground equipment, and uncomfortable when children are in the mulch.
Special Days
Teachers will advise when special clothing is permitted such as Picture Day, Field Study trips, messy days or water play days.

Boys Dress Code: Canterbury Kids, Cavaliers, Junior Kindergarten

• Pants, shorts
• Shirts, T-shirts
• Sweatshirts, sweaters
• Clothes the child himself can manage when using the restroom

Girls Dress Code: Canterbury Kids, Cavaliers, Junior Kindergarten

• Skirts, dresses, jumpers (please have girls wear shorts underneath)
• Pants, skorts, shorts, capris
• Shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, sweaters, T-shirts
• Leggings and tights should be worn underneath clothes not as pants
• Clothes the child herself can manage when using the restroom

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 modesty 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; yoga pants; leggings or tights not worn under a skirt; 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


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 iwith links to the forms. The links are activated about two weeks in advance of the conferences.

 

ONLINE FORMS 

 These forms only completed online:

IMPORTANT DATES

2014-2015 School Calendar 

ATHLETICS - HS

HS IHSAA Sports Physical  due NOW)

TRANSPORTATION

Bus Form (Due NOW)