New Family HQ

Welcome to Carolina Day School!

We are delighted your family will be joining us at Carolina Day this year!

You may have begun to receive emails from the school to prepare for next year, and you will continue to receive important communications throughout the spring and summer. This page is designed to help you find what you need as a new family. We recommend that you bookmark this page in your browser.  

Look for an email from us in the Spring, with instructions for establishing your parent email address. This is how we communicate with parents.

If you don't find what you're looking for here, please let us know! 

 

All New Students

Welcome Events

Wildcat Welcome Party - For accepted and newly enrolled families.
Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Upper School Auditorium
We’re ready to celebrate! We invite your entire family to join fellow new families, faculty, administrators, and trustees. Refreshments and student activities will be offered.

Get Connected Day - For accepted and newly enrolled families.
Tuesday, April 24 from 8:30–10:15 a.m.
Rose Room, Oreck Library, Love Hall Lower School
Get connected with your school! We’ll introduce you to places and people on campus, establish your parent email account and show you how to access MY CDS (the website portal); learn about communications from school to home; and locate important information online.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 2–3 p.m.
Will your child be starting Pre/K or Kindergarten at Carolina Day School in August 2018? Please join us for a Popsicle Playdate on the CDS playground! Meet new friends, connect with other parents, play, and enjoy a refreshing popsicle! The whole family is invited! RSVP to mnailen@carolinaday.org.
For all current Pre/K students and families, and all Pre/K and Kindergarten students newly-enrolled for 2018-19. (Rain Location: Pre-K & K Classrooms)


Whom to Call

MY CDS (online parent/student portal)

The Parent/Student Portal under MY CDS is your source for a wealth of information parents will need throughout the school year. Before school starts in the fall, you’ll receive your credentials for accessing MY CDS.


Calendars

Detailed, division-specific online calendars can be found in MY CDS.


Communications

We utilize email almost exclusively to communicate school information. Our email system is through Google and we establish parent Gmail accounts for each parent, Until your parent Gmail account has been established, we'll communicate with you using the contact information we have on file for you. 

During the school year, families receive emails every two weeks from their division with information specific to that division (Lower School, Middle School, Key School and Upper School). Parents and students may also receive emails from teachers, and general emails from CDS with information relevant to all students.


Student Handbook 

The Student Handbook is where you can find a wealth of answers to questions a new family might have. 

  • 2018-19 Student Handbook (Coming in fall 2018.) 

Health-related Requirements
  • A copy of a recent physical is required for all new students (must be within the last year).

  • Medications
    • We follow NC state law regarding immunization requirements for school. All students are required to submit their record of immunizations or the applicable religious or medical exemption.

    • No medications will be given at school or on school-related trips without a parent AND physician signature. This includes ALL over-the-counter medications and is per state law.

    • Students with asthma, food allergies, or diabetes may have permission to carry and self-administer medications related to their condition if they have completed the proper paperwork.

    • Students in the Upper School may have permission to carry and self-administer medications on school overnight trips if they have completed the proper paperwork.

    • Middle School students may have permission to carry and self-administer medications only on international trips and with the proper paperwork.


Transportation
  • North Asheville BusWe currently offer one bus route to and from North Asheville. The route runs from Charlotte Street north of 240, through the Grove Park Country Club area, to just North of Beaver Lake. There are five designated spots for morning pick-up and three for drop-off. Seats are limited, so if you're interested in reserving a space, please contact Janis McCambridge at jmccambridge@carolinaday.org.

School supplies

The majority of school supplies students will need—such as pens, pencils, paper, etc.—are included in tuition and will be purchased by the school and distributed on the first day of classes. There are a few additional items that students will need to bring, and those items will be communicated to parents prior to the start of the school year.


Technology Devices for Students in Grades 6–12

CDS has a bring-your-own-laptop policy for students in the Middle School and Upper School. Personal laptops are suggested but not required for Key Middle School students. Click here for device specifications, and if you have questions, please contact Bo Attwood, Director of Technology, abattwood@carolinaday.org.


Athletics 
  • Athletics Requirements: Students in Grades 6-12 who want to participate in athletics need to have a pre-participation sports exam. If your child is having a physical for school, you can ask the physician to also fill out the pre-participation sports exam form. Please note, however, the sports exam is not a substitute for a physical. Learn more and download the required forms here
  • Athletic Start Dates are posted on the Athletics page at the beginning of each season.

Parent Association

Not only are you now a part of this exceptional learning institution, but you are now a member of the CDS Parent Association. The PA is a great way to get involved within the community and a valuable transitional resource. You can learn more about the PA and find upcoming meetings at carolinaday.org/parentassociation.


Summer Programs

Visit CarolinaDay.org/Summer for the full catalog of fun, engaging options for all grade levels. 

Lower School Students

Whom to Call

  • Mary Charles Montgomery, Administrative Assistant | 828-274-0757 | mcmontgomery@carolinaday.org 
  • Kim Broshar, Principal828-274-0758, ext 422 | kbroshar@carolinaday.org
  • Peter Sullivan, Assistant Principal | 828-274-0758, ext. 178 | psullivan@carolinaday.org
  • Barb King, School Counselor | 828-274-0758, ext. 307 | bking@carolinaday.org

Lower School Dress Code
  • Clothing Swap. Save the date of Thursday, May 24, 2018, for our annual clothing swap. This is a great opportunity to find gently-used clothing for your child. More information to come.

Lunches

Many students bring their lunch from home, including snacks and reusable water bottles which can be filled on campus. We also offer lunches through hotlunchonline.com. Parents will receive more information at the beginning of the school year.

Most Fridays, our Grade 5 students sell pizza by the slice as part of an ongoing community service and economics based project. 



Before- and After-School Care

The following options for before- and after-school care are available to CDS families. 

  • Before-School Care: We can provide morning care for your child from 7:15–8:15 am. in the lower school library or cafeteria. Please note that lower school children may not go to their classrooms until 8:15 am. 

    • Cost: Currently, there is no charge for before-school care.

  • After-School Care: The After-School program is available to Lower School/Key Lower School families daily from 3–6 p.m. and Middle School/Key Middle School students from 3:20–6 p.m. in the Lower School library or cafeteria. After-School program offers three hours of supervised care plus a nutritious snack every school day. Information about enrollment in After-School Care for the 2018-19 school year will be shared at the beginning of the school year.

    • Cost: If you choose to enroll your child for a full year, the approximate cost per day is $9.06. Enrolling by semester, the approximate cost per day is $9.38. The drop-in rate of $13 per day allows families the flexibility to use After-School care when needed. After-School costs are for all or part of anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Key School Students

Whom to Call
  • Meredith Daniels, Administrative Assistant828-274-3311 | mdaniels@carolinaday.org
  • Jennifer Middlemas, Director of Admission | 828-274-0758, ext 335 | jmiddlemas@carolinaday.org
  • Dr. Diane Milner, Principal | 828-274-0758, ext 330 | dmilner@carolinaday.org
  • Mr. Sandy Boyd, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal | 828-274-0758, ext 365 | sboyd@carolinaday.org

Key School Dress Code
  • Please click here to review our Lower School Dress Code and to find links to Lands' End.
  • Please click here to review our Middle School Dress Code and to find links to Lands' End.

  • Clothing Swap. Save the date of Thursday, May 24, 2018, for our annual clothing swap. This is a great opportunity to find gently-used clothing for your child. More information to come.

Technology Devices for Students in Grades 6–12
CDS has a bring-your-own-laptop policy for students in the Middle School and Upper School. Personal laptops are suggested but not required for KMS students. Click here for device specifications, and if you have questions, please contact Bo Attwood, Director of Technology, at battwood@carolinaday.org.

Lunches

Many students bring their lunch from home, including snacks and reusable water bottles which can be filled on campus. We also offer lunches through hotlunchonline.com. Parents will receive more information at the beginning of the school year.

Most Fridays, our Grade 5 students sell pizza by the slice as part of an ongoing community service and economics based project. 


Before- and After-School Care

The following options for before- and after-school care are available to CDS families. 

  • Before-School Care: We can provide morning care for your child from 7:15–8:15 am. in the lower school library or cafeteria. Please note that lower school children may not go to their classrooms until 8:15 am. 

    • Cost: Currently, there is no charge for before-school care.

  • After-School Care: The After-School program is available to Lower School/Key Lower School families daily from 3–6 p.m. and Middle School/Key Middle School students from 3:20–6 p.m. in the Lower School library or cafeteria. After-School program offers three hours of supervised care plus a nutritious snack every school day. Information about enrollment in After-School Care for the 2018-19 school year will be shared at the beginning of the school year.

    • Cost: If you choose to enroll your child for a full year, the approximate cost per day is $9.06. Enrolling by semester, the approximate cost per day is $9.38. The drop-in rate of $13 per day allows families the flexibility to use After-School care when needed. After-School costs are for all or part of anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.



Middle School Students

Whom to Call
  • Charley Thompson, Administrative Assistant | 828-274-0758, x 308 | cthompson@carolinaday.org
  • You may reach us via phone, fax, or email:
    • 828-274-1254 (telephone)
    • 828-274-1249 (fax)
    • Our email addresses (first initial/last name@carolinaday.org - for example - jdoe@carolinaday.org) 

Middle School Dress Code
  • Please click here to review our Middle School Dress Code and to find links to Lands' End.

  • Clothing Swap. Save the date of Thursday, May 24, 2018, for our annual clothing swap. This is a great opportunity to find gently-used clothing for your child. More information to come.

Technology Devices for Students in Grades 6–12
CDS has a bring-your-own-laptop policy for students in the Middle School and Upper School. Personal laptops are suggested but not required for KMS students. Click here for device specifications, and if you have questions, please contact Bo Attwood, Director of Technology, abattwood@carolinaday.org.

Lunches

Many students bring their lunch from home, including snacks and reusable water bottles which can be filled on campus. We also offer lunches through hotlunchonline.com, and on most Fridays students are able to purchase pizza by the slice. Parents will receive more information at the beginning of the school year. 



Before- and After-School Care

The following options for before- and after-school care are available to CDS families. 

  • Before-School Care: We can provide morning care for your child from 7:15–8:15 am. in the lower school library or cafeteria. Please note that lower school children may not go to their classrooms until 8:15 am. 

    • Cost: Currently, there is no charge for before-school care.

  • After-School Care: The After-School program is available to Lower School/Key Lower School families daily from 3–6 p.m. and Middle School/Key Middle School students from 3:20–6 p.m. in the Lower School library or cafeteria. After-School program offers three hours of supervised care plus a nutritious snack every school day. Information about enrollment in After-School Care for the 2018-19 school year will be shared at the beginning of the school year.

    • Cost: If you choose to enroll your child for a full year, the approximate cost per day is $9.06. Enrolling by semester, the approximate cost per day is $9.38. The drop-in rate of $13 per day allows families the flexibility to use After-School care when needed. After-School costs are for all or part of anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Upper School Students

Whom to Call
  • You may reach us via phone, fax, or email:
    • 828-274-1244 (telephone)
    • 828-274-1252(fax)
    • Our email addresses (first initial/last name@carolinaday.org - for example - jdoe@carolinaday.org)

Upper School Standard Code of Dress

Technology Devices for Students in Grades 6–12
CDS has a bring-your-own-laptop policy for students in the Middle School and Upper School. Personal laptops are suggested but not required for KMS students. Click here for device specifications, and if you have questions, please contact Bo Attwood, Director of Technology, abattwood@carolinaday.org.

Lunches

Many students bring their lunch from home, including snacks and reusable water bottles which can be filled on campus. We also offer lunches through hotlunchonline.com, and on most Tuesdays and Fridays students are able to purchase pizza by the slice. Parents will receive more information at the beginning of the school year. 


How do I request my Upper School courses?
Upper School students and parent(s) who are new to Carolina Day School should plan to attend one of the following course request and placement sessions:
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018:  6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018:  1:30 - 3:30 pm
We will send more details via email as we approach these dates, but please go ahead and mark your calendar now.

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