CPS Weekly Update
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Weekly Update: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
End-of-Year Reflection from Headmaster Mr. Brent Johnson
Summer Hours
This is the last regular Weekly Update of the school year. News will be emailed throughout the summer months and posted on the Concordia Prep School website. Starting Monday, June 15, the administrative team is working remotely and is available by email Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. If it is necessary to meet with an employee in person, please make an appointment through email. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing standards. Visit the Faculty-Staff Directory .

CPS Summer Work for New and Returning Students
Congratulations on the completion of another school year! 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. Students may be asked to complete mathematics problems, read books, complete assignments in English or World Languages, and/or get a jump on AP Courses. Areas of study include most Math, English/Language Arts, World Language, and several Advanced Placement (AP) courses.


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

Concordia Prep School Upcoming Town Hall Sessions
Join our Headmaster and members of our administrative team and faculty to connect, share, and answer questions. During these sessions, we will provide our plans for returning to campus next year at all stages. We will go through all of the “what happens if….” scenarios one by one. Please attend the session for the grade your son or daughter will be in next year.

  • Tuesday, June 16: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for MS Families 
  • Wednesday, June 17: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm for 9th Grade and 10th Grade
  • Wednesday, June 17: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for 11th and 12th Grade 

Click here to RSVP  and submit any questions you may have in advance.

Online Summer Health Class
Students may register for an online Health summer course. The course will run from July 1 through August 9. This will free up students schedule to take other classes during the year. The fee for the class is $225. To register, please contact Ms. Martha Bainbridge at marthabainbridge@concordiaprepschool.org   no later than June 19th. 

Athletic Department News
Reminder: You must have a current physical on file with our School Nurse Mrs. Ellen Marquardt in order to try out for a fall sport.

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.
PTL and Saints Athletic Boosters Club

Parent-Teacher League (PTL)
The CPS Parent-Teacher League is a league of parents and teachers from the CPS community that helps the school to meet its needs. The PTL is an important organization within CPS. They a lot of value to our students, teachers, and school through their volunteer efforts. 

The PTL is hosting a Virtual Meeting via Zoom on Monday, June 22 at 6:30 pm. All families, including new families, are welcome. Please RSVP to Mrs. Gloria Murphy at gloriamurphy@concordiaprepschool.org to receive the Zoom link and instructions.

Saints Athletic Boosters Club
From Mr. Dan King '86, President of the Saints Athletic Boosters Club:

Happy Summer to all!

We were all heartbroken to lose our spring sports season. It was so disappointing on many levels. We hope that all the Concordia Prep families and athletes have come through the last three months safe, healthy, stronger in character, and with a deeper resolve to succeed in what the future holds for them. In the past few weeks, we have seen division and violence tear away at our society as well as peaceful voices calling out for change. The best advice I personally can give is to look to the Lord and to Scripture for guidance and hope. The pathway for prevailing in these times as a Christian and as a community can be found in the word of the Lord. I personally believe this country has never been better, and yet it can be even better. I pray it will rise to the challenges of inequality and lack of acceptance. Concordia Prep is a great example of a diverse community coming together in peace for the good of our students. 

The Saints Athletic Boosters Club is a group of parents and alumni that provide support for the growth and improvement of all of Concordia Prep's athletic programs, athletes, and coaches. We believe that school athletics is one of the best paths to build friendships and to learn not only acceptance of others but a true appreciation of the differences that make us all unique and valuable to each other. The brotherhoods and sisterhoods built on the fields of sport carry with us for a lifetime. Concordia Prep has embraced this point of view in athletics and has invested funding and resources into building competitive teams, and opportunities for any student who wishes to participate.

The Saints Athletic Booster Club is looking for more parents to become involved. At the beginning of the school year in September, we will start our monthly meetings. We will email you the details later this summer. We hope to have parents of our athletes come out and join us to help support the school and the athletics at Concordia Prep. 

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.
 
Purchase a Yearbook
There is still time to purchase a yearbook! This promises to be one of the most unique and memorable yearbooks. Don't miss out! Order today Students may go to  www.jostensyearbooks.com  to order their yearbook.
Adidas Online Store Through June 30
Stripe 3 is proud to work with Concordia Preparatory School. Stripe 3 is offering 30% off site-wide online sales. Stay, well, safe, healthy and Concordia Strong at home.
2019-20 School Year

Friday, June 12:  Report Cards posted via OnCampus.

Monday, June 15: Summer hours begin.  Staff will be available from 9:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to 12 noon on Fridays. If it is necessary to meet with an employee in person, please make an appointment by email. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing standards.

CPS Town Halls:
Tuesday, June 16: 5:00 for Middle School Families.

Wednesday, June 17: 5:00 pm for grades 9 and 10, 6:30 pm for grades 11 and 12. *Please attend the session for the grade your son or daughter will be in this fall.

Monday, June 22: PTL Meeting at 6:30 pm via Zoom.

Fall Sports Tryouts:
Football - Monday August 10, 2020

Other MIAA Fall Sports (Boys' Teams):  Wednesday August 12, 2020

IAAM Fall Sports (Girl's' Teams):  
Monday, August 17, 2020

New Student Orientation:  Monday, August 24

First Day of Classes: Wednesday, August 26

Middle School Sports Tryouts : Tuesday, September 1, 2020