Summer Checklist

Stay sharp and make the most of summer 2024.

Ready for summer? Want to stay prepared for next school year? Here are your TO DO items for summer 2024.

ITEM #1, for parents: forms to complete online

Medical & Health Forms

Every year, families must submit or update crucial medical records and forms for their students by August 1. As your child may have doctor's appointments scheduled this summer, you may want to consider bringing the necessary forms to complete during your visit. 

  • Rising K, 7th and 12th graders and new students will need to submit immunization records at the beginning of the 24/25 school year. New students and rising K students will need a current physical submitted as well.

  • If you would like your child to have the option of receiving over-the-counter medications at school please have OTC Medication Authorization form filled out by your child's doctor.
  • If your child will require prescription medications at school (including EpiPens and inhalers) please have the attached Prescription Medication Authorization form filled out by your child's doctor.
  • If your child is a lower school student and has an allergy, asthma, or seizure disorder please ask for a copy of their Action Plan for submission.
  • If your child is in middle or upper school and will be carrying their own Inhaler or EpiPen please fill out and submit the Self Administration/Carry form.
  • Any child in grades 5-12 who wishes to participate in the CDS athletic program must have an updated yearly pre-participation physical. (See 2024-2025 Athletic Participation, below.)

More details are available here. In July, we'll send reminders explaining how to submit your student’s medical forms to the school through Magnus, our student health record software.

ITEM #2, for students: 

Summer packets to keep your skills sharp

Stay curious this summer! Assignments are engaging and designed to keep your skills sharp. You may have picked up a paper copy of this packet during end-of-year conferences, but if you didn't, don't worry— you can also find them here. (Parents, please encourage your student to complete these assignments this summer to ensure a smooth start to the next academic year.)

ITEM #3, for parents: Sign up to enrich your Wildcat's summer!

Summer Enrichment

Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9, 2024

We are excited to offer summer enrichment camps on our campus for CDS students in rising grades PreK-8! These camps provide students with the opportunity to get back on campus in a fun and relaxed way. Each offering is designed to ignite creativity, exploration, and a love for learning beyond the school day. All camps are held on campus. See the Summer Enrichment 2024 Camp Information page for details. Registration opens Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Summer Sports Camps and Clinics

This summer, our CDS coaches will be hosting a variety of sports clinics tailored to different interests and skill levels. Improve your volleyball skills with Coaches Tim Ward and Jordan Kodek, get a fitness boost with Coach Will Lewis in our Pre-Season Fitness Clinic, or enhance your soccer game with Coach Brandon Wangrin. For more details and to sign up, check out the full information here.

Item #4, for parents: Sports in the new school year (Hint: sign up now)

2024-25 Athletic Participation

If you are interested in sports or skills clinics for your child for the 2024-25 school year—in any grade—please read the 2024-25 Athletic & Clinic Offerings document, review the athletic requirements, and register using Teamsnap. We understand that plans may change, so rest assured that registering does not obligate your child to participate in any sport. It simply helps our school gauge student interest, anticipate our coaching needs, and plan for the year. If you have questions, contact athletics@carolinaday.org. Throughout the summer, our Athletics Department will send updates regarding the fall 2024-25 season. Stay tuned to your CDS email account for these communications to support your child’s athletic endeavors.

Item #5, for parents: 24-25 school year planning

Academic Calendar

The 2024-25 Academic calendar is available on our website at carolinaday.org/calendar. This calendar includes important beginning-of-school dates, such as August 19, which marks Welcome Wildcats Day (½ day), and August 20, the first full day of school. For additional details about the start of the school year, we will be sending a comprehensive summer email in late July.

We eagerly look forward to welcoming our Wildcats back to Carolina Day School in the upcoming school year!