CPS Summer Update
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Summer Update
CPS Summer Work for New and Returning Students

To help maintain your skills and to help prepare you for the academic challenges of the 2021-2022 school year, some classes require coursework to take place over the summer months. Areas of study include most Math, English/Language Arts, World Language, and several Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Please visit the Summer Work pages for details.

All 10th-grade English students, both regular and honors, are required to read All Quiet on the Western Front and complete the assignment by the start of school – (assignment) 

New Middle School Families
Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students should begin the summer reading that is posted on the Middle School Summer Work page (Middle School Summer Work).

Attention New Upper School Families
All NEW Upper School families should set up a meeting with our Director of Guidance and College Counselor, Mrs. Kim Grill to discuss courses and schedules for the 2021-2022 school year. Please schedule an appointment via email at kimgrill@concordiaprepschool.org

Reminder: All students must complete the summer work for their grade level by the start of school. It is important to meet with Mrs. Grill to learn what courses they will be in for the fall semester. 

2021 Giguere Summer Program
  • Middle School Dates: August 9th – August 10th
  • Upper School Dates: August 11th – August 12th
  • Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm *lunch included
  • Cost: $250.00
Download a Giguere Summer Camp flyer for complete details: 

Contact the Director of Student Resources (Giguere Program), Ms. Liz Longenecker with questions: lizlongenecker@concordiaprepschool.org.

2021-2022 Bus information
Concordia Preparatory School is pleased to announce bus transportation to and from school for the 2021-2022 academic year. Bus service begins on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – the first day of school. There are two routes: a Catonsville route and a Harford County route. For complete details and to register visit the CPS website:

School Uniforms
Reminder: All students are expected to be in uniform on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Lands End is offering a 30% discount from July 1 through July 23 and a discount on backpacks. Visit this link to learn more:

Please be reminded that Lands’ End is the sole provider of school uniform bottoms, shirts, and sweaters. All of these uniform pieces must be purchased through Lands’ End. The preferred school code is 900101890. For more details, go to: https://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900101890. Make sure you are on the specific Concordia Prep website. 

If you have any questions about the Concordia Preparatory School-Sponsored Dress Code, please contact Curtis Miller at CurtisMiller@ConcordiaPrepSchool.org.

Boathouse Jackets – Online Store Open until Sunday, August 8
Boathouse jackets are an acceptable addition to the school uniform and are sold directly from the manufacturer in July and November. The jackets are shipped directly to your home approximately 30 days after the online store closes.

The July online store is open until Sunday, August 8 at 12:00 pm: https://concordiaprepschool2021.itemorder.com/sale

Theatre Department News
First Semester Theatre Department Performances
Mark your calendars for the following important dates; more information for each (as well as details regarding the second-semester performances for the student-directed one-acts and the spring musical) will be shared later this summer.

  • October 29-31: Upper School Fall Play - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (auditions will be held on August 30 and 31 in the Black Box)
  • November 12: All-School Musical Revue - All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre (an exclusive musical revue featuring 15 songs from MTI's beloved shows)
  • December 10-11: Middle School One-Acts featuring The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet (students need to be enrolled in Drama II in order to participate)
  • January 12: Annual Broadway Trip - Hamilton (50 tickets have been secured for Art and Drama Club students in both the middle and upper school)

Contact Mrs. Johnson at joyjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org with any questions or for more information.

From the School Nurse
COVID-19 Vaccine – We are not requiring students to have a COVID-19 vaccine to attend school though we do recommend it for all students 12 and over. If your child is vaccinated, please send the nurse a picture of their vaccine card so it can be recorded in their health file.

Current Physical Exam – All students should have a current physical on file at school. If your child did not get a physical last year due to the pandemic, please schedule them to get one over the summer so that you can provide an updated physical for their school health file. Even if they are not athletes, students participate in physical activities during the school day (PE, weight training, conditioning, etc) so they need to have a current physical on file with the school. Returning students can use the 

Over the Counter Medications- Remember to get your child's doctor to complete the Over the Counter Medication form if you want your child to be able to receive over-the-counter medications at school if needed. 

Returning Student Medical/ Emergency Contacts Form – Please complete this form and return it to the nurse by the beginning of school. 

I hope you all have a wonderful summer! RELAX-REFLECT-RECHARGE.
Athletic Department News
Concordia Prep is excited to announce two new members to our coaching staff. 

Please welcome Ms. Hayley Brock as Varsity Girls' Soccer Head Coach and Ms. Shakia (Kia) Johnson as the Head Cheer Coach. Read their bios here: New Cheer and Girls' Soccer Coaches Named

Also, we are pleased to announce a cheer camp for all Upper School students interested in cheerleading this fall on Sunday, July 18 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the CPS gym. Attire is plain white tanks/tees, black shorts, and athletic shoes. Please bring water and a snack. Contact Coach Johnson for more information: Concordiacheerleaders@gmail.com.

If your child plans on participating in any Middle School or Upper School sport next year, they must have a pre-participation physical on file with our school. That physical must be dated after May 30th and prior to August 6th. This is to ensure that all those who participate in athletics are covered for the entire school year. If you have already had a physical prior to May 30th, unfortunately, you will have to get another one. We are doing our best to limit inconvenience while also maximizing our standard of care for all student-athletes.

Physicals will be due on August 6th. They can be mailed in or a physical copy brought into school. We will have several opportunities throughout the summer for physicals to be turned in, in person. No student-athlete will be able to begin participation in their chosen sport until we verify that a physical is on file. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Athletic Director, Mrs. Fredrica Newman: fredricanewman@concordiaprepschool.org.

PTL Online Spirit Wear Sale
Our Spirit Wear online store is OPEN!! We have some cool new stuff that we think you'll love - check it out! The store will remain open until July 15, 2021.

You have TWO shipping options: ship to your home for a fee; or ship to school at no charge *both options will have the items delivered sometime in August before school starts.

For those shipping to school, once the items are delivered to school we will communicate pick-up dates & times for you to retrieve your items.

And, YES - the very popular Concordia Prep Crewneck is back and available to order online - get your order in today!

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Student Policy
Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy will continue for all students next school year. We strongly encourage all students to bring a personal device to school for the 2021-2022 school year. Students may use personal devices with teacher permission and for educational purposes only during the school day. All students will be required to register new devices with the technology department prior to the start of the school year. Returning students will receive more information about personal device registration later in the summer. New students will receive an email from the Admissions Office with device registration dates. Unfortunately, students will not have the option to borrow school Chromebooks on a permanent basis next school year.

These are the personal device requirements for the next school year. Please contact Mrs. Amanda Trapani (amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org), Director of Technology, if you have any questions or concerns about the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) student policy.

Personal Device Technical Requirements
  1. The device must be a laptop or a tablet with a 7” or larger screen size.
  2. The device must use a supported operating system that is actively updated by the manufacturer, i.e. Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple iOS 14.
  3. The device must have a modern, fully-featured web browser; such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. **The device must be able to specifically run the Google Chrome web browser.
  4. The device must have fully functional, active anti-virus/anti-malware software (most modern computers have built-in software tools). **Tablets; such as iPads or Chromebooks are excluded from this requirement.
  5. The device must have a functioning built-in camera.
  6. A full-sized keyboard is strongly recommended.
  7. The device should have a battery life of at least 6-7 hours. Students must bring personal devices to school fully charged each day.

We also recommend the student carries the device in a protective case, sleeve, or laptop bag. The school’s Technology Department is not authorized to repair a student’s personal computer.

The CPS technology department recommends the following devices:
  • Windows 10 laptop
  • Apple MacBook
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Google Chromebook

Important Changes to OnCampus Login Credentials
CPS will transition returning students and teachers from their current OnCampus login credentials (username and password) to a new authentication method called the Blackbaud ID. Blackbaud is the name of the vendor who hosts our OnCampus learning management system. Your Blackbaud ID will sync with your school Google account so that you can sign in to your OnCampus account with your Google login credentials. The technology department will provide more information and Blackbaud ID activation instructions later this summer.

iPad Cases For Sale
The Technology Office has iPad cases for sale for $15. Here is a description: iPad Case for iPad 6th Generation Cases, iPad Air 2 Case, iPad Air case, Full-Body Hand Strap iPad 5th Generation case with rotational Kickstand Dual Layers Built-in Screen Protector. Contact Mrs. Trapani to purchase one: amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org.
2021-2022 School Year

Summer Hours – Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Fridays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Monday, August 9: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Middle School Giguere Prep Camp

Tuesday, August 10: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Middle School Giguere Prep Camp

Wednesday, August 11: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Upper School Giguere Prep Camp

Thursday, August 12: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Upper School Giguere Prep Camp

Monday, August 16: Faculty Meetings Begin

Monday, August 23: New Student Orientation, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (students only) AND 6:30 – 8:00 pm (students and parents).

Wednesday, August 25: First Day of Classes, Opening Worship at 8:05 am.

Friday, September 3: School Closed

Monday, September 6: School Closed, Labor Day

Thursday, September 9: Student portraits during school, Back to School Night, 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 14: PTL Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 15: Prospective Family Forum, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, noon dismissal

Friday, October 8: School Closed for Students, Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Monday, October 11: Spirit Week Begins

Wednesday, October 13: PSAT Testing, noon dismissal

Thursday, October 14: Variety Show at 7:00 pm

Friday, October 15: Bon Fire, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 16: Open House, Homecoming Festival, Homecoming Dance

Monday, October 18: School Closed, Faculty Professional Development

Friday, October 29: End of First Quarter

Important Athletic Dates for 2021-2022

Thursday, August 5 at 6:30 pm:
Upper School Student-Athlete & Parent Meeting 
*mandatory for any student-athlete interested/playing sports at CPS

Friday, August 6: ALL Student-Athlete Sports Physicals DUE – *Any student-athlete (fall, winter, spring) participating in athletics at CPS must have an up-to-date physical on file by August 6th. All Physicals must be completed and turned in prior to August 6th. 

Monday, August 9: MIAA Football Begins

Wednesday, August 11: MIAA Fall Sports Begin

Monday, August 16:IAAM Fall Sports Begin

Wednesday, September 1: Fall Middle School Athletics Meeting at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 7: MS sports begin after school.