Opening of school 2018-2019

We look forward to welcoming you to our hilltop! Below you will find the necessary information as you prepare for the upcoming 2018-19 School Year. This page will serve as the central location for all information relevant to the first weeks of school, from academic details and medical forms, to schedules for student registration, athletic preseason, and orientation.

Please check back often as the information will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Last updated on 7/18/18



RESOURCES

NEW STUDENT INFORMATION

Transcript Release

Please use this form to have your child's official academic records sent to Canterbury.

Transcript Release Form

Language Placement

All new students planning to take either Spanish or French should complete the placement test included below. Instructions are included on the test. Students planning to take Latin will be evaluated upon arrival to campus in the fall. Please send completed placement tests to Keiko Mathewson at kmathewson@cbury.org.

French

Spanish

English Language Arts



ACADEMICS

Course Selection Sheets

Summer AP Assignments

English Summer Reading

MBS Textbook Purchasing

The Canterbury Bookstore will open on July 29. Shipping will be free from July 29 - August 4.

MBS Direct Textbook Purchasing

Academic Guide

2017-18 Academic Guide
2018-19 Academic Guide coming soon

Contacts

Suzanne Roberts
Associate Head of School for Academics


The Donovan Center for Learning

Alison Bailey
Director of The Donovan Center for Learning

Lynsie Johnson
Academic Counselor, Third and Sixth Forms

Todd Mathewson
Academic Counselor, Fourth and Fifth Forms


College Counseling
Questions about College Counseling matters should be directed to one of the following:

Sarah Ferland
Director of College Counseling

Katie Mandigo
Assistant Director of College Counseling


Anne Zapletal
Registrar



STUDENT LIFE

Boarding Student Information

Boarding Parent Questionnaire

Laundry Service

    For dorm students wishing to do their own laundry on campus, they can come to the Debit Card desk and sign up for a laundry card. Students will need cash to add additional loads of wash to their card. They use the same card each year they attend Canterbury. Washers and dryers are located in the dorms. Their first card is no charge, replacement fee for each Lost/Stolen/Damaged Card: $6

    One load of wash = $3.00 ($1.50 wash / $1.50 dry)

    For dorm students not wanting to do all or part of their laundry, Canterbury School works with E & R The Campus Laundry to provide a full line of pick-up and delivery laundry and dry cleaning services to accommodate our student's needs. They offer a couple of options which you can contact directly for your different needs: eandrcleaners.com or TheCampusLaundry.com.

    Students may also walk downtown to the green in New Milford to use any of the two local laundry and dry cleaning establishments.

What to Bring

Items Permitted

  • Pillow
  • Blankets (2 or 3)
  • Bedspread or Comforter
  • Sheets (twin XL) & Pillow Cases
  • Hand, Face, and Bath Towels
  • Laundry Bag
  • Desk Lamp
  • Clock
  • Umbrella
  • Athletic Gear

Items Not Permitted

  • Refrigerators
  • Posters and other room decorations that are disrespectful or distasteful, or celebrate alcohol or other drugs
  • Hot plates, toaster ovens, microwave ovens and coffee makers
  • Space heaters of any kind
  • Water coolers
  • Pets

Day Student Information

International Students

All international students need to deliver their passport, I-20 and visa to the Admission Office upon arrival to Canterbury.


Technology

RECOMMENDED TECHNOLOGY

Minimum System Requirements for Mac and Windows Computers
Windows: Windows 7 or newer (Windows 10 recommended)
Macintosh: MacOS X 10.10 or newer

Recommended Computers
An Apple or Windows laptop with wireless capabilities that meets the minimum system requirements. A Chromebook computer will also work and print on our network, but it will not have the capability to run as many third party applications as a Mac or Windows computer.

Recommended Software
Although we are a GSuite for Education school we can provide copies of Microsoft Office to our students if desired.

Acceptable anti-virus programs for Windows computers
While there are others that are suitable, Canterbury School recommends: AVG, Avast, Kaspersky, Symantec/Norton, McAfee, Panda, or Trend Micro.


REQUIRED FORMS

Please click here to access the following forms:

  • Acceptable Use Policy Agreement with Signature
  • Google Services Acceptance Letter
  • EU Acceptance for EU students

FAQ's (coming June 1)

How do I print on campus?

Laser printers are available for student use in every dorm and in the Library. Instructions on how to print from personal Windows, Mac, and Chromebook will be provided at registration.

Additionally, common area computers are available in the dorms and the Library for student printing.

How do I access the network?

Students are permitted to connect four devices to the WiFi network. Instructions on how to access the network will be provided at registration.

What devices can I bring with me?

Since access to the network is through Wifi, students must only bring WiFi enabled devices. Students typically bring laptops and phones. Other than laptops and phones, non academic devices, while permitted, could be subjected to restricted access.

Does the campus have WiFi coverage?

All Canterbury buildings including dorms are covered by WiFi.

How will I manage my password?

During registration, new and returning students will set or reset their passwords. They will then visit the computer lab where they will test the password. This password will allow them access to all campus resources including device registration, printing, Google, and Veracross.

If a student needs or wants to reset their password, they can stop by the Technology Help Desk in the Library.

How do I access my portal?

coming soon

Dress Code

BOYS

Classroom Dress
Classroom dress is required during the academic day from 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and until 12:30 PM on Wednesday and Saturday. Classroom Dress is required during Sit-Down Lunch, Sunday Mass and Brunch as well as other formal events throughout the school year.

Blazers: Blazers must be worn every day in the fall and spring. Blazers must be worn, not carried. Blazers may not be substituted with outer coats, fleeces or sweatshirts. Sweaters may replace blazers in the winter term only.

Shirts: Boys must wear a collared dress shirt and tie every day. During the winter term, male students may wear a sweater over their shirt and tie; ties must be visible. Turtleneck shirts may be worn in place of a shirt and tie, but a blazer must be worn.

All shirts must be completely tucked in at all times.

Pants: Boys must wear dress pants with a belt. Chino and corduroy pants are acceptable.

Shoes: Male students are required to wear leather or canvas dress shoes each day. Work and/or snow boots are only permitted when weather dictates and between Thanksgiving and March Break. Slippers, sneakers, leather sandals and flip-flops are not permitted

Boys must be clean-shaven. Radical hair styles or colors are not permitted.


GIRLS

Classroom Dress
Classroom dress is required during the academic day from 8:00 AM-3:15 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and until 12:30 PM on Wednesday and Saturday. Classroom Dress is required during Sit-Down Lunch, Sunday Mass and Brunch as well as other formal events throughout the school year.

Blazers: Blazers or button-down cardigan sweaters must be worn when a female student is wearing pants and must be worn, not carried. Blazers may not be substituted with outer coats, fleeces or sweatshirts.

Shirts: Button-down, oxford shirts or dress blouses are required when wearing pants or a skirt. Sleeveless blouses may be worn if they are under a blazer or button-down cardigan. T-Shirts and tank tops in any form are not permitted.

Pants: Chino and corduroy are permitted. Jeggings, leggings, sweatpants and yoga pants are not permitted. Denim of any color, including white, are not allowed during the academic day.

Skirts: Skirts should be modest in fit and length.

Dresses: Female students are permitted to wear dresses throughout the school year. Dresses should be modest in fit and length. Sleeveless dresses must be worn with button-down cardigan sweaters or blazers. Spaghetti straps and strapless dresses are not considered classroom dress and are not permitted.

Shoes: Dress shoes or sandals are required every day. Dress boots are permitted. Rain and cold weather boots are only permitted when there is inclement weather between Thanksgiving and spring vacation.

Radical hairstyles or colors are not permitted.

SAINTS SPIRIT DRESS

Spirit Dress may be announced in conjunction with a sporting event or in the event of bad weather in the winter term.

BOYS
Jeans or khakis with a Canterbury shirt or sweatshirt. No sweatpants allowed.

GIRLS
Jeans or khakis with a Canterbury shirt or sweatshirt. No leggings, jeggings or sweatpants allowed


Nice Casual Dress

There are times during the school year where students will be required to dress in “nice casual” attire.

BOYS
An oxford shirt or a golf shirt with khaki pants.



GIRLS
An oxford shirt or a golf shirt with khaki pants or a modest skirt. Girls are also permitted to wear a modest dress with a cardigan when “nice casual” is required.


Student Bank

Canterbury Debit Card Account

New Students will receive a Canterbury Debit Card after Registration and their photo has been taken. This card has various functions and is to be used each year they are at Canterbury.

The Canterbury Debit Card is used as your ID, for allowance withdrawals, and for boarding student’s dormitory door locks. Students are to present this card for each purchase in the snack bars, and the school store. Both discretionary and non-discretionary charges are posted to this account.

Their first card is no charge, replacement fee for each Lost/Stolen/Damaged Card: $15

Debit Card Budget Information and Work Form
Please complete and return this form and initial deposit on or before July 31 to the Debit Card Office.

Each month parents will receive two statements:

  1. A Student Billing Statement via email
  2. An itemized summary of Debit Card Account Statement via email. Charges for certain academic-related fees will continue to be billed on the Student Billing Statement. Guided by the budgeting worksheet and direct communication with their child, parents can determine the frequency and amounts required for deposit to their student’s Debit Card Account.


Mailroom

Shipping Address

Canterbury School
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776

Mail Room Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mail and Packages

Mail and packages are sorted on a daily basis. Students will receive an email for packages that are too large for their mailbox. Those packages may be picked up whenever the Mail Room is open.

Shipping materials and assistance are available for Students who need to send a letter or package via USPS, UPS or Fedex.

Students may pay for shipping items in cash or they may charge to their Canterbury Debit Card Account, provided the funds are available.

Mailbox Assignments

Both Day and Boarding students will be assigned a new mailbox each year they are at Canterbury. Faculty and staff frequently correspond with students in this way. At Registration, students will receive their mailbox number, combination and directions on how to open their mailbox, in their folder. It is recommended to add this information, for easy access throughout the school year, to their contacts list in their cell phone.


Health and Medical Information

For questions about Magnus Health or health services at Canterbury please contact:

Mary Ryder
860-210-3888

NEW PARENTS

NEW PARENTS

The School Health Center, located in the Ingleside building on the west side of campus, is open daily and staffed by registered nurses who work closely with the School’s certified athletic trainers and guidance counselors. Our school doctor and medical director is Dr. Kenneth Marici, MD.

For the past three years, we have partnered with Magnus Health School Medical Records to provide a simple, safe, and secure way to collect and manage our student’s health information.

As a parent, or guardian, you will be able to access your child's Magnus account and enter his or her health history, emergency contact information, and insurance cards. You will also be able to download all of the School medical forms, and electronically sign needed permission forms.

Please login to the School parent portal and access your student's Magnus Health account by clicking on the link to Magnus Health under the Portal Links section. Your user id and password for Magnus are the same as the one that you use to login to your parent portal.

Once you have access to your student’s account, please start to complete the health requirements as soon as possible. August 1st is our target date for the completion, and submission of student medical information.

It is important to note that every student must meet the State of Connecticut immunization requirements, and must submit a physician’s report of a current, complete physical examination. Both forms are available to download and take to your youngster’s physician for completion.

Should you need assistance with technology please contact: Magnus Help Desk: 1-877-461-6831 or service@magnushealth.com.

RETURNING PARENTS

RETURNING PARENTS

Your student’s Magnus Health medical record will need to be updated in preparation for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Please login to the School parent portal and access your student's Magnus Health account by clicking on the link to Magnus Health under the Portal Links section. Your user id and password for Magnus are the same as the one that you use to login to your parent portal.

Once you have accessed the account, you can update the student’s health history, upload new or updated action plans, immunization records, physicals, and insurance cards. You will also need to electronically sign the Permission To Treat and Releases form for 2018-2019.

Please remember that every student must have the report of a current complete physical examination on his or her health record before returning to school and participating in Canterbury athletics.

We understand that because of insurance constraints a student’s annual physical may need to be performed later in the school year. When that is the case, you will receive a reminder email one month before your student’s physical expires. A student will not be allowed to continue participating in athletics if his or her physical has expired (not performed within twelve months).

As always, August 1st is our target date for completion of the School medical requirements.

If you encounter any difficulties accessing your student’s Magnus account or updating information, please contact: Magnus Help Desk: 1-877-461-6831 or service@magnushealth.com.

Travel Information

Travel Forms will be available in August 2018

Contact

For Questions please contact:
Student Life Office
860.210.3861

Peter LaVigne
Assistant Head of School for Student Life

Jake Dellorco
Dean of Students



ATHLETICS

Fall Coach Information

Football

Jim Stone, jstone@cbury.org
Head Football Coach

Jim Stone, Canterbury’s head coach of Varsity Football since fall 2017, brings over 30 years of coaching experience at the independent high school level. Jim served as the Director of Athletics at Blair Academy, NJ for twenty years during which he led the football program as the head varsity coach. Jim led the Blair Buccaneers to eight State Prep A titles and six MAPL Championships during this time with an overall 128-56 record. Prior to serving as head coach, Jim was the offensive coordinator for Blair Academy for two years and the assistant varsity coach at Berkshire School for four years. Jim attended University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC where he received his bachelor’s degree in education and was a member of the Varsity Baseball team. In addition to serving as head football coach, Jim is the Director of Athletics.


Boys' soccer

Shawn Ganow, sganow@cbury.org
Head Boys’ Soccer Coach

Shawn Ganow has served as Canterbury’s Boys’ Varsity Soccer coach since 2013. He was a four-year varsity letter winner on the Men’s Varsity Soccer team at Franklin and Marshall College, PA where he played center-midfield and forward. While playing at Franklin and Marshall, the team advanced to the Centennial Conference playoffs each year and were consistently ranked in the Top 25 DIII programs. Shawn has been involved in coaching at both the youth and high school-level over the summer months at a variety of camps, including Soccer Extreme Centre Soccer. He is in the process of earning his coaching license through the U.S. Soccer Federation. Since joining Canterbury’s coaching staff, Shawn has coached players that have then committed to play at Yale University, CT, University of Michigan, MI, Villanova University, PA, and Skidmore College, NY.


girls' soccer

Sam Hargrove, shargrove@cbury.org
Head Girls’ Soccer Coach

Sam Hargrove has served as the head coach of Girls’ Varsity Soccer since fall 2016 following several seasons as the assistant coach of Boys’ Varsity and head coach of Boys’ JV Soccer. Sam was a four-year varsity letter winner and starter on the Men’s Lacrosse team at Williams College, MA where he received MVP Honors his senior year. Sam played both club soccer and lacrosse during his high school years before committing to play lacrosse in college. The 2017 Saints Girls’ Soccer team had a competitive season against tough Class A and Class B-competitors, beating out Kent School and Berkshire School.


Field Hockey

Maddie Hutchings Lord, mlord@cbury.org
Head Field Hockey Coach


Boys' Cross Country

Drew Houghtalen, dhoughtalen@cbury.org
Head Boys' Cross Country Coach

Drew Houghtalen was named the head coach of Boys’ Cross Country in 2015. A three-sport collegiate athlete, Drew ran cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track at Sacred Heart University, CT. He was named the captain of the Cross Country team in 2010 and of the outdoor track team in 2011 and 2012. Drew served as the volunteer assistant coach of the Sacred Heart Cross Country team in fall 2011.


Girls' Cross Country

Tracy Garcia-Lavigne, tlavigne@cbury.org
Head Girls' Cross Country Coach

Tracy Garcia-LaVigne has coached the Saints Girls’ Cross Country team since 2004. She helped organized the entire league to host the New England Championship meet in 2004, 2013, 2015, and 2018. Tracy has been a certified United States Associated Track & Field (USATF) Level 1 coach since 2013.


Volleyball

EJ Soifersmith, esoifersmith@cbury.org
Head Volleyball Coach

E.J. has been the Varsity Volleyball coach since 2005. She played volleyball for Eastchester High School, NY and Downstate Club Volleyball Team where her team won the Regional Championship, the highest award for high school teams in New York state. E.J. was a four-year varsity letter winner and team starter for the Varsity Volleyball team at Rutgers University, NJ and was captain her junior and senior years. She was awarded the Student-Athlete Award for her conference her junior year as well as team MVP. Since Rutgers, E.J. has been heavily involved in coaching volleyball clinics and middle and high school teams, including in Westchester County, NY where she learned to play volleyball herself. Over the last twelve years, EJ has grown the volleyball program tremendously at Canterbury.


Water Polo

Scott McLean, smclean@cbury.org
Head Water Polo Coach

Summer Workouts

Athletic Requirements

Athletic Requirements beginning for the 2018-19 Academic Year:

  • All Canterbury students are required to participate in a minimum of two competitive sports or the equivalent out of three seasons during the school year, with the option to do a third or choose an on-campus alternative.
  • All students must participate in a sport or afternoon activity in all three seasons.
  • Athletic equivalents that substitute for a team sport in one season only during the year:
    • Media Arts
    • Robotics
    • Drama (winter only)
    • Independent Music (Must be accepted by Chair of the Music Department)
    • AP Art Portfolio

Strength Training does not count as a competitive team sport and is open to only Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Formers.

Students are required to apply for exception to participate in an activity off campus as alternative.

All Third Formers and new Fourth Formers must participate on a team sport in the fall of their first year at Canterbury,

Fall Athletics Schedule

Coming soon

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FAQ'S


ACADEMICS

How do we select our courses?

Our Academic Counselors carefully review your transcripts from this past year and make decisions based upon what they see and your past teacher recommendations. Then, they will contact you over the summer with a proposed class schedule. You can approve the schedule, or if you have questions, you are welcome to connect with them and they will work with you to place you accordingly. Even if you are concerned about your placement level in a particular course, we have a 2 week Add/Drop period during which you will be able to affirm your course placement.


Where and when do I get my class supplies?

You will begin your classes and then your teachers will make you aware of what you need to have for the year. Do not feel pressure to have any supplies when classes first begin. You can also get supplies during school trips to Wal-Mart, CVS and Staples in the first week of school.

If I am a day student, what should I bring to school every day?

Each day student is assigned their own locker. It is up to you to determine which books you need to bring back and forth between home and school.

How do I get my books?

Books can be purchased through our online bookstore. Please note that we use a third-party vendor.

MBS Direct Textbook Purchasing

Where do I send my final transcript?

Final transcripts should be mailed to:

Anne Zapletal, Registrar
Canterbury School
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776

Is there extra academic support available?

Yes! The Donovan Center for Learning is centrally located in the David Casey Copley ‘70 Library. The Donovan Center attracts and works with a wide range of students seeking academic support. If you are interested in learning more about the Donovan Center for Learning, please contact Alison Bailey, Director of the Donovan Center, at your earliest convenience to prepare effectively for the coming academic year.

Also, if your student is eligible for extended time on classroom evaluations, please send the appropriate documentation to Alison Bailey. For information concerning extended time on standardized testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT), please notify Lynsie Johnson, Canterbury’s Testing Coordinator, as soon as possible to minimize any potential delay in meeting upcoming College Board/ACT deadlines.

STUDENT LIFE

How do I give my student permission to go off campus?

There are several reasons why a boarding student would need to sign out to go off campus. Below are some examples of different types of sign outs and the permissions the Student Life Office would need for each.

Signing out during the academic day for a doctors appointment:
Students who need to sign out for part of the day for an appointment must inform the Student Life Office at least 24 hours in advance by email tramee@cbury.org or by visiting the Student Life Office. Parents should email Tracey Ramee the details of the appointment so we can keep accurate attendance records.

Signing out overnight during the academic week:
While we like to minimize the number of times boarding students sign out overnight during the academic week, certain situations arise where a student needs to sign out of the dorm for a night. In these cases, Students must inform the Student Life Office and their Dorm Head 48 hours in advance. Similarly, parents and guardians must send notice to both the student’s Dorm Head and the Student Life Office (tramee@cbury.org).

Signing out for the weekend:
Students are expected to attend all commitments including athletic requirement before signing out for the weekend. Boarding students who wish to sign out for the weekend must fill out the electronic weekend sign out form by the Wednesday prior to being off campus. Parents must confirm their students sign out plans with the student’s Dorm Head and the Student Life Office (tramee@cbury.org) by the Thursday prior to the student’s departure.


There are two weekends each academic year that ALL boarders are required to remain on campus. For the 2018-2019 school year those weekends are September 8th and 9th and May 25th and 26th. Any boarding students who must serve a Sunday Detention due to unexcused absences will not be permitted to leave that weekend.


Are students allowed to have cars on campus?

Boarding students are not permitted to have cars on campus. In rare occasions, exceptions are made for short-term reasons. All exceptions must go through the Student Life Office.

Day students are permitted to have cars on campus and are required to register their vehicle through the Student Life Office. There are specific locations on campus where Day students are required to park. Day students with cars are not permitted to use their vehicles during the academic day.


Can students request permission to ride in an Uber or with day students?

During appropriate times, students can request to use an Uber, ride with a friend’s parents, or ride with a day student. Both the Student Life Office and the student’s Dorm Head must receive permission from the student’s parent or guardian beforehand.

Can my student keep medication in the dorm?

Students are permitted to keep over the counter medications such as Tylenol or Nyquil in their dorm rooms. All prescription medications, however, must be registered with the Health Center. Students who take daily medication report to the Health Center each day to receive their medication.

Can day students spend the night in the dorm?

There are many instances when a day student may want or need to spend the night on campus (snow storms, after a weekend activity that ends late, to spend time with boarding friends, etc.) and we are happy to accommodate students in these situations.

Are students allowed to walk off campus during free time?

During free time, students are permitted to walk anywhere on our extended campus. Extended campus includes downtown New Milford up to the Big Y Supermarket in one direction and Colesseo Restaurant in the other direction. Prior to walking to these locations, students must sign out on their dorm logs indicating where they are traveling. Students must be back on immediate campus before the sun goes down.

ATHLETICS

Am I required to play three seasons?

  • All Canterbury students are required to participate in a minimum of two competitive sports or the equivalent out of three seasons during the school year, with the option to do a third or choose an on-campus alternative.
  • All students must participate in a sport or afternoon activity in all three seasons.
  • Athletic equivalents that substitute for a team sport in one season only during the year:
    • Media Arts
    • Robotics
    • Drama (Winter only)
    • Independent Music (Must be accepted by Chair of the Music Department)
    • AP Art Portfolio

Strength Training does not count as a competitive team sport and is open to only Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Formers.

Students are required to apply for exception to participate in an activity off campus as alternative.

All Third Formers and new Fourth Formers must participate on a team sport in the fall of their first year at Canterbury,