BE PREPARED FOR 2019-2020

Back-to-School

In June, the 2019 Back-to-School Page will be published on the school website. This page will contain helpful information and important materials families will need prior to the beginning of the school year — all in one place. You will find summer assignments, school supply lists, technology requirements, and more! This page will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

**NEW** "MS Summer Work" is a new course that is being created on Schoology for all students entering grades 6, 7, and 8. You will be able to find all summer assignments for Digital Citizenship, Reading and Math along with school supply lists.


Magnus Health

We are excited to continue the use of the secure online Magnus Health portal to collect and store your student’s health and medical information for the upcoming school year. Starting in June, you will receive a reminder email from Magnus Health notifying you that you must take action with your online Student Medical Record (SMR) for the 2019-2020 school year.

All forms and information must be completed / uploaded to the Magnus Health portal by July 31, 2019.

LOG IN TO MAGNUS HEALTH PORTAL

MS FOOTBALL

Are you interested in playing MS Football?

Football Field

Coach Jim Shea is excited about the 2019-2020 middle school football season. Off-season workouts over the summer will be available. Click here for more information.

FREE GOLF CLINICS AT CHEVAL

FREE Golf Clinics at Cheval for CDS Students 

Golf

Tim Baker and his assistant Nellie, from Cheval Golf & Athletic Club, are offering supervised practices with instruction from a PGA and/or LPGA Professional for CDS middle school and upper school students.
  • May 2019 (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
    Wednesdays: May 15, May 22, and May 29
    CDS will provide bus transportation TO Cheval for the sessions in May; participants will need to be picked up at 5:30 pm at Cheval
  • June 2019 (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
    Wednesdays: June 5, June 12, June 19, and June 26
  • July 2019 (3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
    Wednesdays: July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31

Please RSVP to Jill Bondurant, CDS Assistant to the Athletic Director, with the dates and student names that plan to attend. Reminders will be posted weekly on Schoology throughout the summer, so you will be able to RSVP on an ongoing basis.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Register for Summer Camps

It’s time to TURN IT UP, again! Summer camp is just around the corner. Students in grades 6 - 8 can attend full or half-day themed camps along with 65 longtime favorite and new enrichment camps! 

And this summer, students entering grade 9 will be able to choose from 4 for-credit academic courses! (Check course description in Summer Program catalog for specific grades offered for each course.)

Questions: Reach out to Summer & Auxiliary Programs Coordinator, Melissa Hill.

SUMMER ACADEMIC COURSE CATALOG
(For rising 9th grade students)

LEARN MORE ABOUT BEARSS AVENUE SUMMER PROGRAMS

Register for ECC Camps

Camp Lunches
We are pleased to once again partner with EVOS to provide healthy lunches made from natural, organic and fair trade ingredients. Lunches from EVOS will be available for pre-order for Monday - Thursday. Every Friday is Pizza Friday; pizza can be ordered when registering for camp sessions. Note: Parents are welcome to pack a lunch any day of the week.

GET INVOLVED IN 2019-2020

Volunteer

If you are interested in potentially becoming a Room Representative for your child's class/homeroom for the 2019-2020 school year, then please add your name to the list by August 2! 

We are currently collecting names of those parents who are interested in getting more involved for the middle school. Please add your name to each grade level that you would consider volunteering to be a Room Representative. Final selection will take place by September, after the students have been assigned to their classroom. 

Please contact Andrea Esguerra or Andrea Cottrell, Elementary School Room Rep Coordinators, with questions.   

Click here if you are interested in being a Room Representative

IMPORTANT REMINDER
No lunches, homework, computers, or other packages can be dropped off at the Welcome Center for Middle School students. Be sure your child comes to school prepared with everything he or she will need for the day.

EARLY DISMISSAL

FRIDAY, MAY 24
Last Day of School
Supervised study hall is available until 6:00 pm
LAST BLAST

Last Blast - End of Year 
Friday, May 24, 2019   
8:00 am - noon  

Last Blast

CDS appropriate free dress for all students. Clothing needs to be school appropriate and ready for outside activities.  **Tennis shoes are required.**

Friday, May 24 is the last day of school. The morning is planned with fun activities for our middle school students to celebrate the end of a great year. Parents can sign up to help on iVolunteer.

Noon Dismissal
School will dismiss at noon tomorrow. A supervised study hall will be available for MS students who cannot be picked up at noon. Students who are staying after dismissal will need to bring lunch from home; Flik will not be serving lunch tomorrow.

MESSAGE FROM SCHOOL NURSE

Medications

Medication

If any students currently have medications in the nurse's office, parents will need to pick them up by June 6, 2019. After that, Carrollwood Day School policy directs staff to discard any medication left at the school. We cannot hold medication over summer or send medications home with students.

The medication form completed by parents for the 2018-2019 school year will be void, a new one must be completed for 2019-2020. All medication and special health forms for next year can be found on Magnus Health.  The completed forms will need to be uploaded to Magnus Health; no student forms will be turned in to school.

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2019-2020 Immunization Requirements

Please be aware of the immunization requirements that are mandated by the Florida Department of Health for students entering or attending school in Florida. A Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680 form) provided by your child's physician documenting the required vaccinations must be uploaded to Magnus Health before the first day of school. (A new DH 680 form is required only if your child receives additional vaccinations.)  

Special Notes:

  • Students entering 7th grade must have received one dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
  • Download Florida Department of Health 2019 Immunization Requirements

Please contact Mrs. Silvers, CDS School Nurse, if you have any questions. (813.920.2288)

COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

At CDS, we encourage our students to give back to the community. As an IB school, we embrace the mission statement of the IBO, which strives to develop “caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

The IBO does not require a minimum number of service hours in the Middle Years Programme; however, at CDS, we encourage each student to participate in community and service with a suggested number of hours. It is important to note that students must complete the minimum number of hours and submit their hours before May 10, 2019.

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