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New Students for the 2020-2021 School Year

CONGRATULATIONS!
You are in!

Now that you’ve enrolled, we’re sure you’re thinking, “I’m so excited, what do we do now?”  The next steps are listed below, but first, our community members have something they want to share with you in the video below.

 


Get excited to meet your Mentor Family!

We will be assigning every new family a current family to help guide you and provide another resource to speak to you when you have any questions.  We will be matching families in May.   

 

New Student Family Contact List 2020-2021& Slideshow

Please click here to view the New Student Family Contact List.

 


Spring Checklist: Be sure to check the Key Dates List

MAY

  • May 7: Virtual Welcome Event for all new student parents/guardians - Link will be provided
  • May 15: Email sent to all families regarding 2020-2021 School Year Information and Forms
  • Subscribe to The Carey School Calendar at careyschool.org/calendar

JUNE… 

  • A good time to connect with mentor-mentee family

JULY

  • July 1: Online and hardcopy forms DUE
  • A good time to connect with mentor-mentee family
  • Look out for the Carey Connection magazine in your mailbox

AUGUST… 

  • Summer Mailing Email sent to all families

SEPTEMBER

  • September 1: First day of school for Pre-K & Kindergarten students, 
    • Join us for a Parent Coffee after drop-off …
  • September 2: First day of school for grades 1 – 5
    • Join us for the CSPA Parent Coffee 

FIRST TRADITIONS FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

We will be finalizing dates soon!

  • New Parent Orientation
  • Mentor & Mentee Family Event 
  • Back to School Night
  • Carey Walkfest at Serra High School …
  • October: New Parent Happy Hours …
  • October 30: Halloween Parade
  • November: Generations Day …
  • December: Holiday Sing

 

Our mascot Feathers

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should my student expect on the first day(s) of school?

PK & K: Our youngest students will have a minimum day for the first week of school. Extended care will be available beginning Thursday, September 3.

Grades 1 – 5: Students will have full days. Extended care will be available beginning Thursday, September 3.

Q: When do I meet my child’s homeroom teacher?

You will receive class list information in the Summer Mailing. Teachers will communicate with families prior to the first day of school with information about the classroom and what to expect on the first day of school. For students entering Pre-K & Kindergarten, they will meet their teacher on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 1. For students entering grades 1- 5, they will meet their teacher on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 2.

Q: Do we need to buy school supplies?

No, you do not need to purchase school supplies prior to the first day of school. All classroom supplies will be provided to your student. Teachers will alert you to any personal items to bring into the classroom.

Q: How do I get involved as a Carey parent?

There are many opportunities to get involved in the Carey School Parents Association (CSPA). All parents are members of the CSPA and we encourage you to attend the quarterly CSPA meetings and take an active role in volunteering whenever you can. Please take a moment to review the CSPA committees here and feel free to reach out to the CSPA Executive Team if you are interested in more information: cspa@careyschool.org.

Q: Where can I find information?

You can find lots of information in the Parent Portal which can be found when you log into our website (you are in it now). Detailed class information will come from your child’s home room teacher before school starts.

Q: How do I sign up for lunch?

While our onsite lunch program is offered every day, you can choose which days your child will eat a school-provided lunch or pack a lunchbox from home. Our lunch ordering system is flexible, requires no pre-ordering, and is managed by each family's MySchoolBucks account. Please do not create an account until we provide you the necessary information this summer.

Q: What is the dress code and where do I find PE clothes?

Children should come to school ready to learn and play everyday. On P.E. days, students should come to school in the following: red or white athletic shorts, skorts, or sweatpants, red or white t-shirts (either short or long-sleeved) or Walkfest T-shirts, athletic socks (any color) and athletic shoes. For your convenience, P.E.-appropriate red and white athletic wear and Carey spirit gear (bags, jackets, adult wear) may be purchased from Lands’ End, either with or without the school logo. Please refer to the P.E. Clothing section of the Parent Portal for Lands’ End products and ordering information.


Who's Who

Duncan LyonDuncan Lyon | Head of School

• Overall School Policy
• Organizational and operational oversight

Neely NorrisNeely Norris | Assistant Head of School

• Curriculum and Program Oversight
• Hiring, supports and manages faculty

Chris BastianChris Bastian | Director of Technology

• Technology Oversight
• System Integration

Resham BharwaniResham Bharwani | Director of Communications

• School-wide Communications
 

Ida GruberIda Gruber | Director of Admission & Financial Aid

• Admission
• Outreach & Marketing

Tracy WhiteTracy White | Director of Development

• Fundraising
• Alumni Relations

Susan LoveallSusan Loveall | Chief Financial Officer

• Manages financial operations
• Human resouces and benefits

Erika SilkErika Silk | Executive Assistant to the Head of School & Assistant Head of School

• Scheduling appointments and events
• Supports& Head & Assistant Head of School

Valerie TorresValerie Torres | Operations Manager

• Student heath matters and forms
• Front office operations

Aileen MitcherAileen Mitchner | Controller

• Tuition payments
• Extended care billing

For our full directory of faculty and staff, visit CareySchool.org/directory