CPS Summer Update
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Summer Update
Welcome Mr. Napoleon Sykes, Jr.
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Napoleon Sykes Jr. is joining Concordia Prep as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

In addition to working with students on campus, Mr. Sykes will be a member of the administrative team serving both the Office of Admissions and Athletic Department as well as assisting with college counseling. He will be available to assist all academic departments and faculty in both the upper and middle school. 
Attention New Upper School Families
All  NEW  Upper School families should set up a meeting with our Guidance and College Counselor, Mrs. Kim Grill to discuss courses and schedules for the 2020-2021 school year.  She is working remotely.  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.

CPS Summer Work for New and Returning Students
To help maintain your skills and to help prepare you for the academic challenges of the 2020-2021 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. Note: there is a new English course for seniors. Please visit the Upper School Summer Work page for details.

The links are available on the   Concordia Prep website   under the "Students" tab. The links are also on the   New Student Information web page .

News from the PTL
The PTL is holding a virtual raffle for a chance to win an HP Laptop operating on Windows 10 and has a 15.6 LED display. To enter into the drawing click  Concordia PTL Device Raffle . You can PayPal your $10.00 per ticket fee to  PTL@Concordiaprepschool.org . All entries need to be submitted by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 13. The winner will be announced on Friday, August 14. Thank you for your support and Good Luck!

Attention New Students
Please continue to visit the New Student Information page for updates.

If you have not taken the Math or English placement test, please contact Ms. Carlyn Stefanelli carlynstefanelli@concordiaprepschool.org in the Office of Admissions.

Spanish Placement Test:   new students wishing to take higher than Spanish 1 should email Mrs. Sara Welinsky at  sarawelinsky@concordiaprepschool.org  to receive instructions for the Spanish placement assessment.  The test needs to be completed by August 14.

The Admissions Team has put together a New Student Checklist to help families prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Athletic Department News
Fall Sports Tryouts – Please read the joint statement below from the IAAM/MIAA. You may contact Director of Athletics, Mrs. Fredrica Newman, with any questions: fredricanewman@concordiaprepschool.org .

In an ongoing effort to mitigate health risks while supporting student-athletes, the IAAM and MIAA will be delaying the start of the Fall Preseason until on or after  Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

At this time, we anticipate that league play will commence on or after September 21, 2020. Revised schedules will be issued to keep within the projected timeline for fall athletics. 

The IAAM and MIAA will continue to reevaluate the viability of interscholastic competition for the fall season. The Board of Governors of both leagues will meet again in mid-August. Blackout periods and out of season practice policies will be waived until further notice.

The IAAM and MIAA share a common commitment to athletics as an extension of the educational process. Participation in healthy athletic practices provides our student-athletes opportunities to compete, build character, acquire, and improve skills, demonstrate leadership, and have fun. Both leagues hope to honor this commitment and, at the same time, keep athletes and their coaches as healthy as possible.

If you have questions about a particular sport, you may email the coach directly. Below is a list of our Head Coaches for each Upper School sports team at Concordia Prep School. 

School Uniforms
Reminder: All students are expected to be in uniform on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

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 .

From the School Nurse
Parents remember if your child takes medication at school, to have their physician complete the  Medication Administration form  for next school year. Also, if you want your child to be able to receive over the counter medications, please complete the  Over the Counter Medication form  and have their physician sign it as well. These forms are available on the website under Parents, Middle School or Upper School and then Forms and Publications or use these links. The forms are also posted on a Resource Board via OnCampus.

Your student needs a new sports physical every year so please plan on getting that done over the summer so your student will be cleared to participate in PE and sports. The  Preparticipation Physical
Examination form  is on the website or through this link.

7th grade parents:  The nurse will be notifying you If your child is entering 7 th grade and they have not yet received their Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and Meningitis vaccines. Please also see the attached information from Maryland Department of Health.  Information from the MD Department of Health

If you have questions contact Mrs. Ellen Marquardt, school nurse at  ellenmarquardt@concordiaprepschool.org .
Fall Reopening Plan Update
Concordia Prep is aware of Baltimore County's announcement that the first semester for Baltimore County Schools will be held virtually. Concordia Prep is continuing to evaluate the situation and the administrative team is working on developing the best course of action with the primary responsibility of maintaining the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The school has already prepared for several scenarios. 

2020-21 School Year

Virtual Town Hall: TBA, week of August 3

New Student Orientation:    Monday, August 24

First Day of Classes: Wednesday, August 26