2017 Back-to-School Info School Supply Kits

We hope everyone has a wonderful summer! 

This Back-to-School Page contains helpful information and important materials you will need prior to the beginning of the school year — all in one place.

2017-2018 School Calendar  - This list of key dates will not be updated and is subject to change. Always consult the calendar on the school website for the most complete and accurate information.

This page will be updated throughout the summer.

During the summer families will receive emails directing them to this page on the website for updated back-to-school information and forms that will need to be completed before the beginning of school. (Some forms will be online forms and some will need to be downloaded and printed.)

Update Your My BackPack Account (All families)

We need your help to be sure CDS has the most up to date, accurate and complete contact and emergency information for your family.  

 

UPDATE FAMILY DATA ON YOUR “MY BACKPACK” ACCOUNT
If you do not know your User Name and Password, click on "I Forgot My User Name/Password" and the information will be emailed to you.

Please be sure to update or add the following information on your My BackPack profile:

  • Indicate any changes to your family contacts including address, cell phone numbers, email addresses, etc.
  • Additional Contacts
    • Emergency Contacts: family/friends who should be called if school is unable to reach parents. (Be sure to check the box under "Additional Contacts" to designate each emergency contact person.)
    • Drivers: persons authorized to pickup your child from school. We must have your permission in order to release your child(ren) to another adult. Please list the names of your carpool and any other adults who may pick your children up from school for any reason. (Indicate "Driver" in the "Relation" field for each contact.)
  • Do Not Publish
    • Through My BackPack, CDS parents are able to access contact information for other CDS families. Parents have the ability to control how much, if any, of their contact information is shared through this online directory. To block any of your personal/family data from being visible on this online directory, click the small DNP box next to each item. (Please refer to the CDS My BackPack Parent Guide for more information.) 

Early Childhood Campus

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome letter to New Families from Dr. Ryan Kelly, Head of School

Email Updates and website information

PTO Letter

Giving to CDS   |   GIVE NOW

Risse Brothers Uniforms 

  • Risse Brothers will be at the Bearss Avenue Campus with a complete selection of regular and PE uniforms on Wednesday & Thursday, May 24 & 25:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm

REQUIRED FORMS 

Items that need to be completed and returned to school are highlighted in yellow.

Students will not be allowed to attend school until all required forms and information have been received by school. 

All forms need to be updated every year and should be returned to CDS, 12606 Casey Road, Tampa, FL 33618.  In addition to the forms listed below, ALL preschool and kindergarten students are required to turn in an immunization update and physical each year. (These forms are provided by the child's physician.)

  • Consent, Authorization and Release Form [A separate form must be submitted for every student. This form is due by July 14, 2017.]
  • School Spirit Shirt - All students will receive a FREE spirit shirt at the beginning of the school year. Please complete this online form with the shirt size for each of your CDS students by July 14, 2017.
  • ECC Nutrition, Discipline Policy, and Acknowledgement Form  [This form must be completed and returned by July 14, 2017.]
  • Flu Brochure  [This brochure does not need to be turned in; it must be read and the ECC Nutrition, Discipline Policy and Acknowledgement Form must be signed acknowledging that parents have received this information.]
  • Know Your Child Care Facility [This brochure does not need to be turned in; it must be read and the ECC Nutrition, Discipline Policy and Acknowledgement Form must be signed acknowledging that parents have received this information.]

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Current immunization record(s) must be on file prior to August 1, 2017Parents should obtain completed Form 680 from their pediatrician.

Immunization & Physical Requirements
When do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations? 

  • Preschool immunization update is due each year.  
  • Kindergarten immunization update is due before first day of school.  
  • All new students need a current immunization certificate and physical.
  • All new families need to provide the school with a copy of each student’s birth certificate.

DRESS CODE

Carrollwood Day School is a uniform/dress code school for students in kindergarten through high school. The responsibility for assuring students are in the proper dress ultimately lies with the parents and the individual student. The school expects all students to be dressed appropriately on campus. Students may not be allowed to attend classes unless in appropriate uniform.

Students who are not in full uniform for the first time will be loaned appropriate dress, if available. The second offense will result in the student’s parents being called to bring their student appropriate uniform attire.

The complete Dress Code can be found in the Student Handbook.

Uniforms

  • Cargo style shorts and slacks are not allowed.
  • Hooded sweatshirts (“hoodies”) cannot be worn in the classrooms or inside the school buildings.
  • Kindergarten students are not required to wear a separate PE uniform.

Shoes and Socks

  • ECC and Elementary:
    • Shoes: Dark closed-toe dress or athletic shoes in student’s choice of color
    • Socks:  Solid, conservative or school color socks (e.g., white, red, grey, black, and brown)
      Girls may also wear black, white or red footed tights

Hair

All students’ hair should be kept neat and clean. Extreme hairstyles and hair color are prohibited. A boy’s hair must not cover the eyebrows or touch the collar. Those who fashion hairstyles that are unruly will be required to have their hairstyle groomed. Words and designs may not be cut into the hairstyle.  First offense will result in a warning; second offense will result in parents being called.

  • ECC and Elementary:
    • Ponytails are not allowed for boys in kindergarten or elementary school.

KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Oder your school supplies for next year.

Carrollwood Day School is offering kindergarten parents the opportunity to purchase prepackaged school supplies at the guaranteed lowest prices!

Each pack of school supplies includes requested items selected by CDS teachers for each grade. The packs are shrink-wrapped and delivered to the school for free! Students will receive their supply packs at their teacher meetings and 5th grade orientation in August. 

Supply Packs will be available to purchase through Monday, July 3, ONLY.

To order online:

Questions?  Please email Heather Guida.

Families may also purchase school supplies on their own.
Students should bring their supplies to school in August to their scheduled "meet your teacher meeting" day [Kdg - grade 4] or 5th grade orientation.

Elementary

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome letter to New Families from Dr. Ryan Kelly, Head of School

Email Updates and website information

PTO Letter

Giving to CDS   |    GIVE NOW

Risse Brothers Uniforms 

  • Risse Brothers will be at the Bearss Avenue Campus with a complete selection of regular and PE uniforms on Wednesday & Thursday, May 24 & 25:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Lunches 

  • Beginning in August, CDS will partner with Flik Independent School Dining to provide school lunches. Parents will be able to access our school’s menus and other downloaded information later this summer on a CDS mySchool Dining site. 

REQUIRED FORMS

Items that need to be completed and returned to school are highlighted in yellow.

Students will not be allowed to attend school until all required forms and information have been received by school. 

  • Consent, Authorization and Release Form [A separate form must be submitted for every student. This form is due by July 14, 2017.]
  • School Spirit Shirt - All students will receive a FREE spirit shirt at the beginning of the school year. Please complete this online form with the shirt size for each of your CDS students by July 14, 2017 

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Current immunization record(s) must be on file prior to August 1, 2017Parents should obtain completed Form 680 from their pediatrician.

Immunization & Physical Requirements
When do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?

  • All new students need a current immunization certificate and physical.
  • All new families need to provide the school with a copy of each student’s birth certificate.

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORMS

Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to participate in Running Club along with the middle school cross country and track and field teams. Athletes and parents should refer to the Athletic Handbook (will be updated to 2017-2018 edition soon) and Athletic Brochure (will be updated to 2017-2018 edition soon) for policies and information about the elementary athletics programs. All athletic forms should be returned to CDS, 1515 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613.

  • 4th and 5th grade students in running club and track and field must have a current physical on file (within the last twelve months prior to the start of the season)
  • CDS Sports Conduct Form  [Grades 4 - 12: due annually at the start of every school year, before student's first day of practice - students must sign also]

DRESS CODE

Carrollwood Day School is a uniform/dress code school for students in kindergarten and older. The responsibility for assuring students are in the proper dress ultimately lies with the parents and the individual student. The school expects all students to be dressed appropriately on campus. Students may not be allowed to attend classes unless in appropriate uniform.

Students who are not in full uniform for the first time will be loaned appropriate dress, if available. The second offense will result in the student’s parents being called to bring their student appropriate uniform attire.

The complete Dress Code can be found in the Student Handbook.

Uniforms

  • Cargo style shorts and slacks are not allowed.
  • Hooded sweatshirts (“hoodies”) cannot be worn in the classrooms or inside the school buildings.
  • Only the oval “Patriot Pride” eagle logo is allowed on PE apparel and sweatshirts.

Shoes and Socks

  • ECC and Elementary:
    • Shoes: Dark closed-toe dress or athletic shoes in student’s choice of color
    • Socks:  Solid, conservative or school color socks (e.g., white, red, grey, black, and brown)
      Girls may also wear black, white or red footed tights

Hair

All students’ hair should be kept neat and clean. Extreme hairstyles and hair color are prohibited. A boy’s hair must not cover the eyebrows or touch the collar. Those who fashion hairstyles that are unruly will be required to have their hairstyle groomed. Words and designs may not be cut into the hairstyle.  First offense will result in a warning; second offense will result in parents being called.

  • ECC and Elementary:
    • Ponytails are not allowed for boys in kindergarten or elementary school.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Oder your school supplies for next year.

Carrollwood Day School is offering elementary parents the opportunity to purchase prepackaged school supplies at the guaranteed lowest prices!

Each pack of school supplies includes requested items selected by CDS teachers for each grade. The packs are shrink-wrapped and delivered to the school for free! Students will receive their supply packs at their teacher meetings [Kdg - grade 4] and 5th grade orientation in August. 

Supply Packs will be available to purchase through Monday, July 3, ONLY.

To order online:

Questions?  Please email Heather Guida.

Families may also purchase school supplies on their own.
Students should bring their supplies to school in August to their scheduled "meet your teacher meeting" day [Kdg - grade 4] or 5th grade orientation.

TECHNOLOGY@CDS

iPad 

Carrollwood Day School's one-to-one device program includes all students in grades 4 – 12.

At CDS, technology is embedded in the learning experiences throughout the entire school. 

For the 2017-2018 school year:

  • All CDS students in grades 4-6 are required to bring an Apple iPad to school every day.
  • Students in each grade are required to have particular apps installed on their iPads and MacBooks. It is the responsibility of the student's family to purchase and install the required applications on the student device.  Please click here for the elementary Required Apps.

Visit the BYOD@CDS page under "Academics > Technology" for specific requirements and answers to frequently asked questions about the CDS One-to-One program.

SUMMER READING

[This information will be available before summer vacation.]

To help you select your books, your child's teacher has prepared a list of suggested summer reading. Some students find they enjoy and decide to read books by one author. Some students like to read mystery books, fantasies or historical fiction. The important thing is that all students need to read to sharpen their reading skills and to experience the pure joy of reading a good book.

Middle School

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Welcome letter to New Families from Dr. Ryan Kelly, Head of School

Email Updates and website information

Schedule for Middle School Orientation (Monday, August 14 - Wednesday, August 16)

PTO Letter

Giving to CDS   |    GIVE NOW

Risse Brothers Uniforms 

  • Risse Brothers will be at the Bearss Avenue Campus with a complete selection of regular and PE uniforms on Wednesday & Thursday, May 24 & 25:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Lunches 

  • Beginning in August, CDS will partner with Flik Independent School Dining to provide school lunches. Parents will be able to access our school’s menus and other downloaded information later this summer on a CDS mySchool Dining site. 

REQUIRED FORMS

Items that need to be completed and returned to school are highlighted in yellow.

Students will not be allowed to participate in orientation activities or attend school until all required forms and information have been received by school. 

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

Current immunization record(s) must be on file prior to August 1, 2017Parents should obtain completed Form 680 from their pediatrician.

Immunization & Physical Requirements
When do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?  |  7th Grade Immunization Requirement

  • 7th grade immunization update is due before first day of school.
  • All new students need a current immunization certificate and physical.
  • All new families need to provide the school with a copy of each student’s birth certificate.

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORMS

Athletes and parents should refer to the Athletic Handbook (will be updated to 2017-2018 edition soon) and Athletic Brochure for policies and information about the elementary, middle school and high school athletics programs. All athletic forms should be returned to CDS, 1515 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613.

  • Athlete Authorization/Consent for Disclosure of Protected Health Information  [Grades 6 - 12: due annually at the start of every school year]
  • FHSAA Preparticipation Physical Examination  [Grades 6 - 12: due annually before practice starts or expiration of previous form]
  • FHSAA EL3 Consent and Release Form  [Grades 6 - 12: due annually at the start of every school year, before student's first day of practice]
  • CDS Sports Conduct Form  [Grades 4 - 12: due annually at the start of every school year, before student's first day of practice - students must sign also]
  • Mandatory "Concussion for Students" Training.  All students who are going to play a high school sport (this includes middle school students) are required to complete this online video course. All CDS student-athletes can view the required FHSAA Concussion Video on Monday, July 31 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fitness Center of the Hayes Family Gymnasium. Athletes unable to attend the July 31 viewing should refer to the Athletic Forms page on the CDS website for instructions on how to watch the video on their own.

DRESS CODE

Carrollwood Day School is a uniform/dress code school for students in kindergarten through high school. The responsibility for assuring students are in the proper dress ultimately lies with the parents and the individual student. The school expects all students to be dressed appropriately on campus. Students may not be allowed to attend classes unless in appropriate uniform.

Students who are not in full uniform for the first time will be loaned appropriate dress, if available. The second offense will result in the student’s parents being called to bring their student appropriate uniform attire.

The complete Dress Code can be found in the Student Handbook.

Uniforms

  • Cargo style shorts and slacks are not allowed.
  • Hooded sweatshirts (“hoodies”) cannot be worn in the classrooms or inside the school buildings.
  • Only the oval “Patriot Pride” eagle logo is allowed on PE apparel and sweatshirts.

Shoes and Socks

  • Middle School
    • Shoes: Dark closed-toe dress or athletic shoes in student’s choice of color
    • Socks:  Solid, conservative or school color socks (e.g., white, red, grey, black, and brown)
    • Girls may also wear full length black leggings or footed tights

Hair

All students’ hair should be kept neat and clean. Extreme hairstyles and hair color are prohibited. A boy’s hair must not cover the eyebrows or touch the collar. Those who fashion hairstyles that are unruly will be required to have their hairstyle groomed. Words and designs may not be cut into the hairstyle. First offense will result in a warning; second offense will result in parents being called.

  • Middle School and High School:
    • Hair height is not to be above 2 inches.
    • Ponytails and dreadlocks must be pulled back and above the collar.
    • Facial hair (beards, mustaches and goatees) and unusually long sideburns are not permitted.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Middle school students are responsible for purchasing their own school supplies and bringing them to school during orientation in August.  This year the teachers have organized the lists to itemize supplies needed for each class and included a consolidated supply list to make your shopping easier! Here are the lists of supplies required for each grade next year:

TECHNOLOGY@CDS

 iPad 

Carrollwood Day School's one-to-one device program includes all students in grades 4 – 12.

At CDS, technology is embedded in the learning experiences throughout the entire school. For the 2017-2018 school year:

  • All CDS students in grade 6 are required to bring an Apple iPad
  • CDS students in grades 7 & 8 are required to bring an Apple MacBook laptop to campus every day.
  • Students in each grade are required to have particular apps installed on their iPads and MacBooks. It is the responsibility of the student's family to purchase and install the required applications on the student device. Please click here for the MS Required Apps.

Visit the BYOD@CDS page for specific requirements and answers to frequently asked questions about the CDS One-to-One program.

 

SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

Middle School Math Assignments

Keeping students academically engaged throughout the summer is one way to continue to ensure their success in the future. Before summer break, students entering grades 7 and 8 were given packets of Summer Math Skill Builders. All work necessary to complete each problem must be shown. All work must be done on graph paper and in pencil only. The final answers need to be entered in the answer column provided in the packet. Summer Math Skill Builders will be due on the first day of school, Thursday, August 18, 2016. 

Middle School Summer Reading

Take the MS Summer Reading Challenge!

The middle school Language A teachers encourage all CDS middle school students to read as much as possible over the summer. Once again, the MS Summer Reading Challenge entices students to read more than the assigned summer reading books.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  - Dr. Seuss

  • Rising 6th Graders
    • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper - Please read this book over the summer. There will be a reading comprehension quiz and a writing assignment when students return to school. This quiz and writing assignment will not take place until the second week of school. This will give students the opportunity to ask questions and to review the information with their English teacher. Please bring this book with you the first week of school.
    • Book of Choice - Please read a book of your choosing. It should be a novel that is appropriate for your age and reading skill level. You will create a digital book trailer video that includes a brief summary of the novel's major characters and events without giving away too much of the story's plot (no spoilers!). Your book trailer should be designed to make people interested in reading this novel. Give a personal recommendation of the book, including what age and type of person might enjoy this novel. Your book trailer should be between 1 and 2 minutes in length. Please have your completed book trailers on your iPad for the first week of school and be ready to share!
  • Rising 7th Graders
    • Don't Look Behind You by Lois Duncan - Please read this book over the summer. There will be a reading comprehension quiz and a writing assignment when students return to school. This quiz and writing assignment will not take place until the second week of school. This will give students the opportunity to ask questions and to review the information with their English teacher. Please bring this book with you the first week of school.
    • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parker - Please read this novel over the summer. The first week of school please bring this book with you. We will be completing a digital media project in your design technology class.
  • Rising 8th Graders

    • The Giver by Lois Lowry - Please read this book over the summer. There will be a reading comprehension quiz and a writing assignment when students return to school. This quiz and writing assignment will not take place until the second week of school. This will give students the opportunity to ask questions and to review the information with their English teacher. Please bring this book with you the first week of school.

    • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson - Please read this novel over the summer. There will be an assessment in your Humanities class based on the book.

Click here to download a copy of the required middle school summer reading assignments.

High School

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome letter to New Families from Dr. Ryan Kelly, Head of School

Email Updates and website information

PTO Letter

Giving to CDS   |    GIVE NOW

Risse Brothers Uniforms 

  • Risse Brothers will be at the Bearss Avenue Campus with a complete selection of regular and PE uniforms on Wednesday & Thursday, May 24 & 25:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Lunches 

  • Beginning in August, CDS will partner with Flik Independent School Dining to provide school lunches. Parents will be able to access our school’s menus and other downloaded information later this summer on a CDS mySchool Dining site. 

REQUIRED FORMS

Items that need to be completed and returned to school are highlighted in yellow.

Students will not be allowed to participate in orientation activities or attend school until all required forms and information have been received by school. 

  • Consent, Authorization and Release Form [A separate form must be submitted for every student. This form is due by July 14, 2017.]
  • School Spirit Shirt - All students will receive a FREE spirit shirt at the beginning of the school year. Please complete this online form with the shirt size for each of your CDS students by July 14, 2017.
  • Special Orientation Activity Waivers - Students may need a signed waiver for their orientation activities. If needed, information will be sent home over the summer.

IMMUNIIZATION INFORMATION

Current immunization record(s) must be on file prior to August 1, 2017Parents should obtain completed Form 680 from their pediatrician.

Immunization & Physical Requirements
When do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?

  • All new students need a current immunization certificate and physical.
  • All new families need to provide the school with a copy of each student’s birth certificate.

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORMS

Athletes and parents should refer to the Athletic Handbook (will be updated to 2017-2018 editions soon) and Athletic Brochure for policies and information about the elementary, middle school and high school athletics programs. All athletic forms should be returned to CDS, 1515 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613.

  • Athlete Authorization/Consent for Disclosure of Protected Health Information  [Grades 6 - 12: due annually at the start of every school year]
  • FHSAA Preparticipation Physical Examination  [Grades 6 - 12: due annually before practice starts or expiration of previous form]
  • FHSAA EL3 Consent and Release Form  [Grades 6 - 12: due annually at the start of every school year, before student's first day of practice]
  • CDS Sports Conduct Form  [Grades 4 - 12: due annually at the start of every school year, before student's first day of practice - students must sign also]
  • Mandatory "Concussion for Students" Training.  All students who are going to play a high school sport (this includes middle school students) are required to complete this online video course. All CDS student-athletes can view the required FHSAA Concussion Video on Monday, July 31 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fitness Center of the Hayes Family Gymnasium. Athletes unable to attend the July 31 viewing should refer to the Athletic Forms page on the CDS website for instructions on how to watch the video on their own.

DRESS CODE

Carrollwood Day School is a uniform/dress code school for students in kindergarten through high school. The responsibility for assuring students are in the proper dress ultimately lies with the parents and the individual student. The school expects all students to be dressed appropriately on campus. Students may not be allowed to attend classes unless in appropriate uniform.

Students who are not in full uniform for the first time will be loaned appropriate dress, if available. The second offense will result in the student’s parents being called to bring their student appropriate uniform attire.

The complete Dress Code can be found in the Student Handbook.

Uniforms

  • Cargo style shorts and slacks are not allowed.
  • Hooded sweatshirts (“hoodies”) cannot be worn in the classrooms or inside the school buildings.
  • Only the oval “Patriot Pride” eagle logo is allowed on PE apparel and sweatshirts.

Shoes and Socks

  • High School
    • Closed-toe shoes and socks must be worn
      Girls may also wear full length black leggings or footed tights

Hair

All students’ hair should be kept neat and clean. Extreme hairstyles and hair color are prohibited. A boy’s hair must not cover the eyebrows or touch the collar. Those who fashion hairstyles that are unruly will be required to have their hairstyle groomed. Words and designs may not be cut into the hairstyle.  First offense will result in a warning; second offense will result in parents being called.

  • Middle School and High School:
    • Hair height is not to be above 2 inches.
    • Ponytails and dreadlocks must be pulled back and above the collar.
    • Facial hair (beards, mustaches and goatees) and unusually long sideburns are not permitted.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

High school students are responsible for purchasing their own school supplies and bringing them to school during orientation in August.

TECHNOLOGY@CDS

iPad 

Carrollwood Day School's one-to-one device program includes all students in grades 4 – 12.

At CDS, technology is embedded in the learning experiences throughout the entire school. For the 2016-2017 school year:

  • All students in grades 9 - 12 are required to bring an Apple MacBook laptop to campus every day.
  • Students in each grade are required to have particular apps installed on their iPads and MacBooks. It is the responsibility of the student's family to purchase and install the required applications on the student device.  Please click here for the HS Required Apps.

Visit the BYOD@CDS page for specific requirements and answers to frequently asked questions about the CDS One-to-One program.

SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

Required Summer Math

In order to keep your current math skills sharp, please complete this summer review packet.  Show all work, graphs, and solutions clearly.   Solutions are not provided with this packet.  Summer Math Packets are due on the first day of school, Thursday, August 18, 2016. 

Rising 9th Graders

Rising 10th Graders

Required Summer Reading

Download HS Summer Reading Assignments

Rising 9th Graders

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tay

ISBN-10: 0684803860   |   ISBN-13: 978-0684803869

Welcome to 9th grade! We begin the year with an interdisciplinary unit in language and literature and world history courses.

Your summer reading is The Daughter of Time. As you read, you will create a Metacognitive Log.

 [NOTE: “Metacognitive” means “thinking about one’s thinking.” In a metacognitive log, you are recording the thoughts you have as you read.]

You will start the process of “talking to the text”––reflecting critically on what you read, asking questions about it, noting passages that interest or confuse you or stand out to you, and connecting what you read to your own life and what you know about the world. 

To practice this kind of thinking, you will answer questions about your reading for The Daughter of Time this summer. You will write log entries at 4 points over the course of the book—after you have read about 25% of the book, after you have read about 50% of the book, after you have read about 75% of the book, and after you have finished the book. The book is 206 pages, so approximately every 50 pages as a chapter ends.

At each of the 4 points, choose at least 3 of the following questions to answer:

  • What has been challenging for you so far? (Be specific.)
  • Have you gotten stuck at all? What have you done to get unstuck? What words did you need to look up for a definition?
  • What has been interesting for you so far?
  • What things are you doing (re­reading, asking questions, talking to friends, predicting, drawing pictures, summarizing, taking notes, etc) to help you understand the book)?
  • Is there anything you understand better now about the historical content than you did before?
  • What are you noticing about the plot, characters, style, conflict(s), or theme? What are you wondering?

Please title each entry in your log. You may type or handwrite your log.

Please use the following rubric to help guide you.

   Expert  Practitioner  Learner  Novice  
ContentRecords many and varied specific ideas about reading process and historical information; gives in-depth answers to at least four (4) questions.Records some specific ideas about reading process and historical information; answers at least three (3) questions per entry.Records some general or vague ideas about reading and historical informationRecords few ideas about reading process; answers few questions very briefly.
StyleWriting is used both to explore ideas and explain reading.Written in clear and complete sentences that are easy to follow.Incomplete sentences make the log confusing or hard to follow.Incomplete sentences and other errors make log a challenge to understand.

Logs are due when you return in August.

 If you have any questions about the assignment please contact on of these 9th grade teachers:

Activity created by the University School with updates by Carrollwood Day School. 

Rising 10th Graders

Anthem by Ayn Rand

ISBN-10: 1511869356   |   ISBN-13: 978-1511869355

For the summer reading of Anthem, there will be an objective test and essay pertaining to the summer reading the first week of school. Students must have already read the book by day one of classes and be prepared to analyze the reading through their writing. It would be helpful if students research the background of the author Ayn Rand to better understand the purpose behind writing the novelette. Students should also explore the significance behind the "names" of the characters. If the students take notes (in their own handwriting) on these ideas, they will be allowed to use them to prepare for the essay.

Rising 11th Graders

Sophocles' Oedipus The King

ISBN-10: 0226768686   |   ISBN-13: 978-0226768687

Students must have already read the play by day one of classes and be prepared to analyze the reading through their writing. This play is a tragedy and was written in 430 B.C. Students should make note of the setting, protagonist, major conflict, rising action, climax and foreshadowing in the work. As they read, students must pay attention to the following:

Themes: 

    1. The Power of Unwritten Law
    2. The Willingness to Ignore the Truth
    3. The Limits of Free Will

Motifs:

    1. Suicide
    2. Sight and Blindness
    3. Graves and Tombs

Symbols:

    1. Oedipus’s swollen foot
    2. The three-way crossroads
    3. Antigone’s entombment

Tone:  Tragic

Tense:  Present

Forms as needed (After Care, Medications, Transportation)

After Care

CDS uses KidCheck® to provide an online check in/check out system for students that participate in the extended day program at both the Early Childhood Campus (ECC) and the Bearss Avenue campus (grades 1 - 5). KidCheck® improves the safety and tracking of our children and  will also enhance our communication, security and our administration of our extended day programs. Each family that intends to utilize the before care (ECC only) or after care program (both campuses) must create an account prior to the first day of attendance. If your child is already registered in KidCheck, it is not necessary to create a new account; your account is still active.

Click here to download the simple instructions to create your KidCheck account today. 

Medications

Transportation

Carrollwood Day School offers transportation to and from the Bearss Avenue Campus on a fleet of school owned buses. This service is maintained for the convenience of CDS families. CDS has established bus stops at various locations on each of our bus routes. Compliant with State guidelines, CDS may not pick up students at their residence.  In addition to the route bus stops, there is a shuttle between the ECC and Bearss Avenue Campus to assist families with children enrolled at both campuses.

For families that do not use the CDS bus service, Carrollwood Day School encourages all parents to carpool whenever possible. In an effort to "go green," over the summer CDS will make available resources for parents to help find carpool partners effective and easy. 

Get Involved in 2017-2018!

Volunteer

Welcome Letter from PTO

Please mark on your calendar to come to the PTO Coffee and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, August 24 at 8:00 am in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. 

Room Reps

The Room Representative acts as the liaison between the teacher and the parents, coordinates class volunteers, and facilitates events held "outside the classroom" (International Festival, class Auction/Gala involvement, Staff Appreciation activities, etc…).  Periodic meetings are held to discuss the details of upcoming events. Meeting notes and parent information letters are provided for representatives to communicate with parents.  It is a great way to get involved and stay connected!

We are currently collecting names of those parents who are interested in getting more involved for the ECC, Elementary and Middle School. If you are interested in potentially becoming a Room Representative for your child’s class/homeroom for the next school year, please go to iVolunteer to add your name to the list by August 4th.  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 notePlacing your name on this list does not guarantee that you will be asked to serve as a Room Rep for your child's classroom. Room Rep assignments are based on supply/demand, teacher needs, etc.)

Please contact Kristine Freitas or Vanessa Bergin, Elementary School Room Rep Coordinators, with questions.  

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