New Families


New Families 2017-2018 - We are in the process of updating our forms for the new school year. As they become available they will be in this one place for you. You will use this page to download or link to online and PDF forms needed BEFORE your student begins his or her first day of school. Click on the links below to open the forms and documents. Be sure to look under All School, Medical and your child's school division for forms. We will also send you special emails between now and the start of school prompting you to download, RSVP, or to submit a form.

Check here first, and if you cannot find something you need for the 2017-2018 school year, contact for help.

When is the first day of classes?

Grades 1-12 begin Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 8 a.m. Classes dismiss at LS/3 p.m. and MS/HS 3:20 p.m.

Kindergarten Prep and Kindergarten classes begin with a partial day on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. with K-Prep dismissal at 11 a.m. and Kindergarten dismissal at Noon.

Cavaliers and Junior Kindergarten begin classes Thursday, August 24.

Canterbury Kids begin classes Monday, August 28.

Canterbury Jargon and Abbreviations

  • CK = Canterbury Kids (Early Childhood class for age 2)
  • K-Prep = Kindergarten Prep
  • JK = Junior Kindergarten (Early Childhood class for age 4)
  • Club House Programs = Early Childhood Enrichment and Extended Day programs take place in the Club House or the Corner House (located by the EC parking lot).
  • EDC or EDC Room = Room in the Lower School where Lower School extended day takes place (before school and after school). LS Chapel also takes place in this room.
  • EC = Early Childhood
  • LS = Lower School
  • MS = Middle School
  • HS = High School
  • NOG = New Old Gym - a historical reference to the EC/LS Gym
  • Commons = Refers to the entry areas at the LS and MS, which can be used for special events and classroom programming because they are so big. At the HS, the Commons is an area where students study and gather and is located just down from the office.
  • Buzz Book = Printed Student/Parent Directory
  • Canterbury Fund = Canterbury's annual giving campaign.
  • Laughing Cavalier = Fundraising event, includes dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions.
  • Cav Open = Annual golf outing and tailgate benefits athletics in all divisions.
  • Cavalier Clothing Company (CCC) = Run by Parent Association volunteers - a great place to purchase school sweatshirts and spirit wear, plus gym clothes. The CCC has pop-up dates at school throughout the year.
  • Chapel = Assembly time for our students with speakers and announcements.
  • Circle Drive = The drive in front of the Early Childhood entrance on Covington Road used for Early Childhood carpool.
  • South Bend Drive = South Bend Drive is where the entrance to the parking lot for visitors to the Covington Road campus is located. Doors 1 and 19 are accessed from this parking lot. Lower and Middle School carpool takes place in this parking lot.

Dress Code: K-Prep - Grade 8

All School Forms & Info


Bring your own device information - Grades 6-12

Grandparent Address

2017-2018 Calendar (Start of School, Days Off, Conferences)

Bus Service

Volunteer Driving Form (eg. Field trips and MS athletics)

*Food Service Online Account:

Register for Chess Camp K-12
July 17-21

Medical Forms - EVERYONE

Questions for the School nurse? Email

*Student Health & Physical

*Kindergarten Vision Exam

(All NEW students and All Kindergarten - due Aug. 1)

*EC/K-12 Immunization Record

(All students new to Canterbury must submit their immunization record. Current students with updates may use this form to show update or bring in form from doctors office with update).

Asthma Action Plan

Food Allergy Action Plan

Bee Sting Action Plan

Immunization Medical Exemption

Immunization Religious Exemption

Middle School

Middle School Fall Sports Participation Form (LIVE in July).

Grade 5 Summer Reading

Grade 6 Summer Reading

Grade 7 Summer Reading

Grade 8 Summer Reading

School Supplies (5-8)

High School


IHSAA Physical Form -PDF

Heads Up Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Student and Parent Forms

School Supplies - Grades 9-12

High School Summer Reading - Complete Book List and Instructions (Grades 9-12)

High School students should be prepared to write about and discuss their assigned novels at the beginning of fall term. Download the following to turn in electronically in August.

Grade 9 Fahrenheit 451 Questions

Grade 9 Endurance Questions

Grade 10 Questions
American Literature and Composition (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Member of the Wedding)

Grade 11 English Classes - Your assignment for 1984 and The Hound of the Baskervilles: Read the books and be ready to discuss and be tested over these two books by the first day of classes. Take your own notes and create your own study guide.

Grade 12 Questions
World Literature and Composition
(Bonjour Tristesse; The Underground Railroad)

Grade 12 Other Voices
(The Quiet American; Balzac and the Little Chinese Seasmstress)

AP English
(Regeneration; The Handmaid's Tale)


5-6:30 p.m. July 13
Welcome to the High School - PIZZA PARTY for all freshmen and new students in Grades 10-12.

5-6:30 p.m. July 26
Welcome to the High School - COOKOUT for all freshmen and new students in Grades 10-12.

July 31
First date of HS practices for Fall Sports allowable by IHSAA. Check sport practice schedules. Forms due prior to attending practice.

July 31
School Forms Due, HS Sport Forms Due, Medical Forms Due, Bus Forms Due

Aug. 7
Mandatory HS Fall Sport Practices Begin - Check specific practice schedules.

5-8 p.m. Aug. 9
HS International Student/Host Parent Orientation, HS Cafeteria

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 11
MS Speech & Debate Camp at the HS

7 p.m. Aug. 14
Fall Sports Meeting for HS Parents, HS Summers Auditorium

1-3 p.m. Aug. 15
Tech Camp for all Grade 5 Students and New Grades 6-8 Students

3-4 p.m. Aug 15
Parents join their Grade 5 and New MS Students for Tech Camp

4-5 p.m. Aug. 15
Orientation for all Grade 5 students and parents, and Grades 6-8 new students and parents

4:30 - 9 p.m. Aug. 16
High School Activities Fair, HS Cafeteria

5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 16
All Grade 9 and New HS Student Pizza Party

5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 16
Receptions for all Grade 9 Parents and Parents of New HS Students

6:30 p.m. Aug. 16
Grade 9 and New HS Parent/Student Orientation

6:30 p.m. Aug. 16
Kindergarten Parent Orientation

4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 17
Grades 1-4 New Family Orientation (students and parents)

6 p.m. Aug. 17
Grades 1-4 Summer Reading Celebration (students and parents)

1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 21
HS New Student Tech Camp (all freshmen and new to HS students)

5:45 p.m. Aug. 21
New Parent Meeting
JK and K-Prep

6:30 p.m. Aug. 21
All JK and K-Prep Parents

1-4 p.m. Aug. 22
Individual Kindergarten Student Meetings (schedule a time)

5:45 p.m. Aug. 22
New Parent Meeting
Canterbury Kids and Cavaliers

6:30 p.m. Aug. 22
All CK and Cavaliers Parents

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23
Individual Kindergarten Student Meetings (schedule a time)

8 a.m. Aug. 23
Classes begin for Grades 1-12 (full day)

7 p.m. Aug. 23
Senior Parent Meeting

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