General Store

 
The General Store is staffed by a team comprised of a Store Manager, a Store Assistant Manager and an enthusiastic group of parent volunteers. During regular store hours, students and their families may purchase uniforms, stationery and a whole host of sundry items.

All store proceeds are returned to the School through the CDS Parent Association.

During the summer the General Store is closed. We regret that due to COVID-19 and physical distancing measures, we will not be able to hold our two back-to-school uniform sale days in August. The Online Store will be open starting July 6 to serve our current families.

We are hoping to have on site appointments in August but unfortunately we cannot provide these to all of our families. These have been reserved for Grade 1, Grade 7 and new students.

Our staff is available on a part-time basis during the summer. The best way to contact us is by email at generalstore@cds.on.ca.

Online Order Pickups
Curbside pickup is scheduled for Wednesdays between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you need a pickup time from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., this can be arranged in advance. Please allow one week for the store to confirm your purchases and send you pick-up instructions. If you cannot pick up during this time, shipping is available by request to generalstore@cds.on.ca. There will be a flat fee of $20 which will be charged to your school sundry account.

Families needing more information may contact Stephanie Steinmann, General Store Manager or Agnes Wong, Store Assistant Manager at 905.833.6081.

General Store FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Can I book an appointment for a uniform fitting?

    August uniform appointments are reserved for students in Grade 1, Grade 7 and new students. Eligible families would have received instructions in June on how to book an appointment. We regret that we cannot provide appointments to all of our families. Please see the attached letter sent to current families in June 2020.
  • When can I pick up my online order?

    Curbside pickup is scheduled for Wednesdays between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you need a pickup time from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., this can be arranged in advance. Please allow one week for the store to confirm your purchases and send you pick-up instructions.

    If you cannot pick up during this time, shipping is available by request to generalstore@cds.on.ca. There will be a flat fee of $20 which will be charged to your school sundry account.
  • What is the Store’s return policy?

    Returns will be accepted during curbside pickup times (Wednesdays between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.). Items must be unworn with tags on and returned within 30 days of purchase. Returned items will be sanitized or quarantined for 72 hours. We ask that you do not over purchase items as this will deplete our inventory. You will have the option for a refund on your credit card or on your sundry account.
  • What are the hours of operation during the school year?

    *Please note that due to COVID-19, hours may differ.

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday
    12:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.*

    *On days with no after school activities, the Store will close at 3:15 p.m.
  • How many uniform items should I maintain in my child's wardrobe?

    Please refer to the Uniform Checklists. Here is some information to help guide your choices.

    Socks & Shirts:
    Most parents will buy 5 pairs of socks and 5 shirts (a combination of oxford shirts, polo shirts or turtlenecks depending on grade) so that they have one for each day of the week.

    Pants, Kilts and Tunics:
    Most boys start with 2 pairs of pants, and girls with one kilt or tunic, and if they like to have the option, one pair of pants.

    Warmer Wear:
    Next, think about whether your child tends to be hot or cold—will they really need that sweater or vest to keep them warm? We recommend waiting until the cooler weather sets in before buying optional items such as these until the need arises.
  • How do I pay for my purchases?

    Initial uniform purchases are paid for at time of purchase. Student accounts are opened as requested. During the current situation, our strong preference is for payment to be made with credit or debit card rather than cash. The General Store accepts American Express, Visa and Mastercard.
  • What if my child grows over the summer and the uniform I purchased in May no longer fits?

    The General Store will gladly exchange or return any unworn items. Please leave the tags on all clothing until your child is ready to wear it. This will make the exchange as simple as possible.
  • Is it possible to purchase gently used uniform items?

    The pre-owned clothing sale will not be available this summer due to the school closure. We hope to hold the pre-owned clothing sale in the Fall or Winter term. Visit www.cds.on.ca/preowned for details on upcoming sales.
  • How will I find out what sort of stationery needs my child will have?

    Stationery shopping lists are available for Grades 2-8 (see top right). For your convenience, the General Store has packaged the requirements for Grades 2-8 plus Art for Grades 4-6, into kits - the price varies by grade. New families may purchase their kit at the time of the uniform fitting appointment, subject to availability. Current families can order kits online each year, usually from mid-April to late May but this year will be sold for an extended period (subject to availability). Kits can be picked up the week of August 31st.

    Kit lists are available in a printable format in the top right hand corner of this page.
  • Is there a stationery kit list for Kindergarten or Grade 1?

    Kindergarten and Grade 1 stationery supplies are provided by the teacher and are billed to the Sundry Account through the Business Office.

Dress Code

List of 3 items.

  • JK / SK DRESS CODE

    BOYS GIRLS
    Navy dress pants, or jersey pants, or navy shorts Navy CDS crested tunic - knee length (with bike short optional), or navy jersey pants, or navy shorts
    White, crested CDS polo shirt - short or long sleeve, or CDS turtleneck White, crested CDS polo shirt - short or long sleeve, or CDS turtleneck
    Navy ankle socks CDS navy sweater (optional)
    CDS navy Sweater (optional) Navy knee socks, or navy tights with tunic
    Navy ankle socks with pants
  • JUNIOR SCHOOL DRESS CODE (GRADES 1-6)

    NUMBER ONE DRESS
    BOYSGIRLS
    Charcoal grey dress pants with black leather beltSchool tunic - knee length
    White long/short-sleeved Oxford cloth button-down dress shirt
    White long/short-sleeved Oxford cloth button-down dress shirt
    CDS School TieCDS School Tie
    CDS sweater (optional)CDS sweater (optional)
    Dark grey socksBlue knee socks or tights
    Black polishable dress shoesBlack polishable dress shoes

    NUMBER TWO DRESS
    BOYSGIRLS
    Charcoal grey dress pants with black leather beltSchool tunic - knee length with blue knee sox or tights OR
    Dark grey socks
    Charcoal grey dress pants with black leather belt
    Shirts: CDS turtleneck, CDS long-sleeved polo shirt, CDS short-sleeved polo shirt
    Dark grey socks
    Navy CDS sweater (optional)Shirts: CDS turtleneck, CDS long-sleeved polo shirt, CDS short-sleeved polo shirt
    Black polishable dress shoesNavy CDS sweater (optional)
    Black polishable dress shoes

    WARM WEATHER DRESS - BOYS AND GIRLS
    (Start date to be announced by the School)
    Tailored navy knee-length shorts with navy knee-length shorts with belt loops (optional skort for girls)
    Black leather belt
    Navy socks
    CDS sweater (optional)
    White crested CDS polo shirt
    Black polishable dress shoes

    PLEASE NOTE
    Shoe h
    eel height not to exceed 2.5 cm (1 inch).
    All students participating in physical education classes are required to wear a physical education uniform.
    CDS physical education uniforms, along with all other crested items, are available only through the CDS general store.

    Please label all clothing.

  • MIDDLE AND SENIOR SCHOOL DRESS CODE (GRADES 7-12)

    NUMBER ONE DRESS
    BOYSGIRLS
    Navy blazer with School crestNavy blazer with School crest
    Charcoal grey dress pants with black leather beltSchool kilt
    White long/short-sleeved Oxford cloth button-down dress shirtWhite long/short-sleeved Oxford cloth button-down dress shirt
    School or house tieSchool or house tie
    Dark grey socksNavy knee socks or tights
    Black polishable dress shoes Black polishable dress shoes

    NUMBER TWO DRESS
    BOYSGIRLS
    Charcoal grey dress pants with black leather beltCharcoal grey dress pants with black leather belt and dark grey socks OR
    White long/short-sleeved Oxford cloth button-down dress shirtSchool kilt with navy tights or knee socks
    School or house tieWhite long/short-sleeved Oxford cloth button-down dress shirt
    Dark grey socksSchool or house tie 
    Black polishable dress shoes Black polishable dress shoes
    Optional navy CDS sweater or polar fleece vestOptional navy CDS sweater or polar fleece vest


    WARM WEATHER DRESS - BOYS AND GIRLS
    (start date to be announced by the School)
    Charcoal grey dress pants with black leather belt and dark grey socks or school kilt (for girls) with navy knee socks
    White crested short-sleeved CDS polo shirt 
    Black polishable dress shoes

    PLEASE NOTE
    All students participating in physical education classes are required to wear a physical education uniform.
    All students participating in drama classes (8-GY) must wear a drama uniform.
    CDS physical education and drama uniforms, along with all other crested items, are available only through the CDS general store.

    Heel/sole height not to exceed 5 cm (2 inches). Shoes must be flat soled.
    Pants need to be approved by Director of Middle School, Director of Senior School or the Assistant Head of School.
    Kilts must be worn at a conservative length, no higher than 8cm above the knee.

    Please label all clothing.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
communications@cds.on.ca
admissions@cds.on.ca
Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.