We expect that the entire cast will present the show in the roles they were cast in. Current grade 6 students who move to grade 7 will get to be in the Frozen show and be eligible to audition for the MS/SS production in the same academic school year.
Appointments for uniform fittings will be delayed until after August 17th. There will be more information on the process for booking appointments coming soon, and current SK families will be contacted individually.
The grade 4 camping trip has become a rite of passage in the JS. When it is safe to do so, we will look for an opportunity for our current grade 4's to participate in this event during their grade 5 year.
Yes, students will be receiving an academic grade and effort mark for all subject areas. Report cards will be sent electronically in June, and paper copies of the June report card will be mailed to you when we return to school.
Yes. Our yearbook is always a treasured reminder of life at The Country Day School. As always, the 2019/2020 CDS Yearbook will be issued later in the Fall, to allow student editors to complete the work that they have started.
Our guiding principle is that assessments provide opportunities for students to continue their learning and improve their grades. When determining final grades, teachers will use their best judgment to determine the grade that fairly reflects students' effort from the last reporting period in March. Perseverance is essential in these difficult times: participating in daily classes, completing coursework, assignments and projects is expected until the end of the term. If accommodations during the remote learning period have been necessary, the child's final grade will not be hindered.
For some, remote learning can be challenging. For primary students especially, adult involvement is required. If your child stumbles, or you are overwhelmed, there are many helping hands committed to your child's learning. Please continue to reach out to your homeroom teachers, specialist teachers and or school director, for help when it's needed.
Our rationale for administering a standardized test is that it measures students' abilities and skills in the areas of literacy and numeracy. The CAT provides a comparison of how our students perform in relation to other students across Canada. The information gleaned from this test is used purely for internal school purposes to ensure we continue to deliver the very best curriculum for your child. The CAT Test will not be written in May 2019 and will not be rescheduled.
In consultation with Mr. Peter Milonas, Head of Health and Physical Education at CDS, we have chosen not to cover these sensitive topics while working remotely. Grade 5 topics will be folded into next year’s curriculum, as will grade 6 curricular strands be folded into the grade 7 Health classes for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Our guiding principle is that assessments, including final ones, provide opportunities for students to continue their learning and improve their grades. When determining final grades, teachers will use their best professional judgement to determine a grade that fairly reflects students’ efforts to improve their achievement from the last reporting period in March.
If students receive some outlying grades during our remote learning phase, they will not experience a significant drop in final grades. However, if they fail to participate in daily lessons or are non-compliant completing assignments/assessments without just cause, they may see lower final grades in your courses. Persevering is essential in these difficult times: students need to participate in daily classes, complete coursework, assignments and assessments; and do their very best to keep learning until the end of the term.
The Middle and Senior Schools will not hold final exams this year, nor follow a traditional exam schedule. Instead, we will run a regular day schedule until the end of the year. Many courses will have final assessments during the last stretch of May and into June which may take many forms (projects, independent studies, timed writings, oral interviews, etc.). Some courses, however, may choose not to have final assessments. Please consult with your child’s teachers for specific details on their assessment plans.
Our summer program will be fully operational. In an ideal world, the pandemic will have reached a stage that will allow for a cautious return to school with strict social distancing measures in place. If, however, the situation proves to be less than ideal, we will proceed with a remote summer program that offers all of the scheduled course offerings.