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New Kodiaks! Student & Family Information

The Colorado Springs School (CSS) Admission Office and entire faculty/staff are so pleased you have decided to join the CSS community and we look forward to helping you make a smooth transition into to your new school.

In the coming months, you will receive a lot of information to get you ready and we know you will have some questions along the way. Below you will find a summary of important dates, summer reading lists, textbook and supply lists, and downloads for required forms.

We will update information periodically on this page, so be sure to check back. We highly recommend you attend as many new student/family activities as your schedule will allow. Mark your calendars with the key dates below!

Please contact Mrs. Joy Maguire Parsons or Mrs. Hendrika Layton at (719) 434-3500 with any questions. We can’t wait to greet you and introduce you to your new community, starting with the New Family Welcome on August 9.

Get Organized

2019-2020 Major Dates School Calendar    


Final Transcript Request Form 

Throughout the summer, the Kodiak ROAR newsletter will be published the first week of June, July, and August, offering additional information for Back-to-School.

Key Dates for New Students & Families

Medical Forms & Online Permissions Due
no later than August 12, 2019

New Family Welcome
August 9, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Country Club of Colorado

Back-to-School for Parent Meetings (PreK-5th Grade) 
August 15, 2019, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Children’s School Classrooms

Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Student Orientation
Seminar I Gear Check & Pizza
August 16, 2019, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Trianon

Welcome Meeting for New Parents & Students 
August 16, 2019
Children’s School Classrooms (PreK-5th Grade), 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Middle School (6th -8th Grade) and Upper School (9th-12th Grade), 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

All-School Ice Cream Social 
August 16, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Quad
First Day of School for Middle and Upper School
August 19, 2019
Middle School Seminar I Camping Trip
August 20-22, 2019
Upper School Mountain Caravan - Mission Centered Seminar
August 20-21, 2019 

First Day of School for Children’s School 
August 20, 2019
½ of PreK and Kindergarten students will start on the 20th and the other ½ will start on the 21st. You will be advised by your classroom teacher as to which day your student will start.

Welcome Coffee & State of the School: 
All Parents/Guardians/Host Families
August 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m.
Trianon Terrace

New Parent Reception: Hosted by the CSS Board of Trustees
September 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Louisa Performing Arts Center
Middle School (6th-8th Grade) and Upper School (9th-12th) Academics in the Spotlight 
September 11, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
El Pomar
Fun Run & Carnival
September 20, 2019, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
The Quad

Revue & Bonfire: CSS Talent Show
September 27, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Louisa Performing Arts Center

Open House & All-School Showcase
November 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break: November 23 - December 1, 2019
Classes resume on December 2, 2019
Winter Break: December 19, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Classes resume for Semester II on January 7, 2020
Spring Break: March 21 - March 30, 2020
Classes resume on March 31, 2020   

Graduation and Last Day of School: May 21, 2020

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