WHAT TO EXPECT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mandatory Upper School Attire: (Grades 6-12)
Land’s End provides the CLS school uniforms, including PE uniforms.
Our preferred school number is 900114547.
Free Dress Down Days:
CLS offers Free Dress Days on many days to show school spirit, to support a fundraiser or to simply relax for a day. These days come at the discretion of the Head of School.
- We offer My Hot Lunchbox as our hot lunch program. To begin ordering lunches, visit their site to create your account (or sign in). If you have any questions, please contact My Hot Lunchbox at (888) 894-8295 or at email@example.com.
- Vendors include: Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Ledo’s, California Tortilla, Paisanos
Middle school students are encouraged to join one of our athletic teams. Athletics in middle school focuses on developing fundamental athletic skills and strategies, exploring strengths and weaknesses, gaining experience and confidence in team sports, and having fun! Middle school athletics emphasizes both participation and competition.
Middle school sports teams:baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, wrestling.
Please note that fall sports tryouts begin August 15th.
Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities including:
- Band & Choir competitions
- Chess Class with our partners, Your Best Chess.
- Karate Class with our partners, The Forge Dojo
- Spirit weeks
- Service projects
- Student government (SGA)
Middle and High School students enter the Main Church Lobby Front Entrance. Middle and High School dismissed out the Back South Lobby Door or the lower back door toward the back parking lot.
This school year we are hopeful to introduce a bus pick-up route with our new 44 passenger school bus! The pick-up locations will likely include Damascus, Clarksburg, Germantown, and possibly Mt. Airy. More specific information and sign-up details will be posted here as they become available.
HS/MS start date – August 22
No School – September 2 & 5 – Labor Day Weekend
No School – October 10 – Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Break for HS/MS – November 23 thru 25
Giving Tuesday – November 29
Start of Christmas Break – (1/2 day) December 21
Christmas Break – December 22 thru January 1
J-term – January 3 thru January 6
Spring Break – March 13 thru March 17
Easter Break – April 7 thru April 10
Last Day of School – (1/2 day) May 25
Monday, August 15
Fall Sports Tryouts Begin
Wednesday, August 17
New Parent Dinner at 6:30 – 7:30pm: Your official welcome and orientation to CLS! This time will allow you to meet and fellowship with other new families and also include important information about the upcoming school year.
Friday, August 18
6-12th Meet & Greet & Uniform Sale at 9:30-11:30am: Meet new classmates, meet your teachers, get assigned lockers, bring in school supplies and put them in your lockers and see classrooms all set up!
Mentor Lunch Meeting (Grades 6-12) at 11:00-11:45am: This will be a time for your student to meet and get to know their student mentor. (This will be for students only.) Lunch would be provided!
Ice Cream Social at 11:45-12:30pm: Have some ice cream, meet new families, and hang out on the back lawn!
Monday, August 22 – 6-12 Grade First Day of School! (Classes begin at 7:53am; dismissal 3:09pm)
New Student IT Orientation – Setup/Login Chromebooks, Renweb, email addresses, Google classroom.
Wednesday, August 30
6th Grade Dinner at 6:30 – 8:00pm: To welcome 6th graders into Middle School.
Thursday, September 22 at 6:30-8:30pm: Back to School Parents Meeting. This mandatory meeting kicks off the school year.