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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 Ms. Jacqy Zingsheim 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

School Calendar    


Final Transcript Request Form 

Upper School: Experience Centered Seminars 

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

New Family Welcome: Smore’s on the Beach
August 9, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Country Club of Colorado

Back-to-School for Parent Meetings (PreK-5th Grade) 
August 16, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Children’s School Classrooms

Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Student Orientation
August 17, 2018, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Trianon

Welcome Meeting for New Parents & Students 
August 17, 2018
Children’s School Classrooms (PreK-5th Grade), 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Middle School (6th -8th Grade) and Upper School (9th-12th Grade) in the Performing Arts Center, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

All-School Ice Cream Social 
August 17, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Quad
First Day of School for Middle and Upper School 
August 20, 2018
First Day of School for Children’s School 
August 21, 2018
½ of PreK and Kindergarten students will start on the 21stand the other ½ will start on the 22nd. 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 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m.
On the Terrace

Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Academics in the Spotlight 
September 5, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
New Parent Reception: Hosted by the CSS Board of Trustees
September 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Louisa Performing Arts Center
Upper School (9th-12th Grade) Academics in the Spotlight
September 12, 2018, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
El Pomar Academic Center
Fun Run & Carnival
September 21, 2018, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
The Quad

Revue & Bonfire: CSS Talent Show
September 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Louisa Performing Arts Center

Thanksgiving Break: November 17 - 25, 2018
Classes resume on November 26, 2018
Winter Break: December 20, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Classes resume for Semester II on January 8, 2019
Spring Break: March 23 - April 1, 2019
Classes resume on April 2, 2019   

Graduation and Last Day of School: May 23, 2019

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