Summer Update – August 3, 2022
Schedules and Schedule Changes
Schedules will be completed the week of August 19th and will be posted in OnCampus. All schedule changes must be emailed to the Registrar, Ms. Martha Bainbridge at: marthabainbridge@concordiaprepschool.org. If new students have not met with Mrs. Grill in Guidance, they need to make an appointment ASAP. Please contact her via email at kimgrill@concordiaprepschool.org.

For questions about tuition payments, visit your Tuition Management account at: parent.blackbaud.school

Contact customer service at 1-888-868-8828 with questions.
School Uniforms
Reminder: All students are expected to be in uniform on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 24, 2022. 

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. For a point of clarification when purchasing skorts, please be diligent in only purchasing top-of-knee skorts. The other skort, above the knee, shouldn't be listed on the Concordia Lands End website but please double-check before finalizing. 

Lands' End is offering a 20% discount on school uniforms through August 24: Lands' End Discount

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.
Middle School Supply List
The 2022-2023 Middle School Supply list can be found here:
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation on Monday, August 22, 2022
Attention NEW families and all rising 9th graders – New Student Orientation will be held on Monday, August 22 with two sessions: one in the morning for students only and another in the evening for students and their families. Both programs will be filled with a variety of information and updates to assist with the kick-off of the 2022-2023 school year. If you cannot attend, please contact the Office of Admissions: admissions@concordiaprepschool.org.

New Student Orientation Schedule and Reminders:

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Mandatory for all NEW students, grades 6 - 11, including all current students going into the 9th grade.
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: New Family Orientation for NEW Students and Families
Travel to Greece and Italy in the Summer of 2023
Several spots are still available for the 2023 EF Tours trip to Greece and Italy. Here is a link with more information:  www.eftours.com/2481357jc/

Contact Headmaster Brent Johnson with questions: brentjohnson@concordiaprepschool.org.
Athletic Department Update
Upcoming Dates
Please add the following dates to your calendars. The Athletic Department Parent's Meeting is for all athletes in middle and upper school, regardless of sport played.
  • Thursday, August 4: Athletic Department Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.
  • Sunday, August 7: Physicals Due
  • Monday, August 8: Football Start Date – 8:00 am-10:30 am, Saints Field
  • Thursday, August 10: Upper School Boys' Soccer Start Date – 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Saints Field
  • Monday, August 15: Volleyball – 8:00 am-10:00 am, LAC Gym; Upper School Girls' Soccer – 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Saints Field; Cross Country – 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Saints Field.
  • Wednesday, September 7: MS Fall Sports Start Date
Physicals
Physicals are due for all athletes by 8/7. They can be emailed or handed in in person. No athlete will be allowed to begin participating in a sport without a physical on file. Physicals can be conducted at clinics such as CVS, Patient First, Care First, University of Maryland, etc. Please provide the doctor with the attached form.

Our Athletic Trainer partner Towson Sports Medicine, has one more date to get physicals completed on August 8th. The August 8th physical date will be accepted for all athletes who do not participate in Football. Please use the following links to sign up. TSM August 8th Physical Sign Up
 
Upper School Fall Sports Registration
All athletes that are interested in participating in fall sports are asked to complete the below registration form. This information helps us to determine participation and get contact information. Only Upper School athletes should complete this form.Upper School Fall Sports Registration Form
 
Upper School Fall Game Schedules
The game schedules for fall upper school sports are available. They will be posted on the school website (www.concordiaprepschool.org) OnCampus and social media. Please remember that all game schedules are subject to change. Communication will be sent out if there are any changes.
 
Summer Work Drop Ins
Concordia Prep has organized some drop in sessions for students to get assistance or work collaboratively on their summer work. The last morning session is Tuesday, August 16 at 8:30 am. Contact Ms. Newman at fredricanewman@concordiaprepschool.org with questions.

Photo Requests
If anyone takes pictures at our games, the athletic department would love copies! Any media you would like to share, please send to cpsathletics@concordiaprepschool.org.
CPS Summer Work for New and Returning Students
To help maintain your skills and to help prepare you for the academic challenges of the 2022-2023 school year, some classes require coursework to take place over the summer months. Visit the Summer Work pages for details. Contact Mr. Douglas Erickson at douglaserickson@concordiaprepschool.org with questions about math summer work. Summer work is posted on the CPS website via the links below. The summer work is also posted on OnCampus, under Resources.


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 2022-2023 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. 
2021-2022 Yearbooks
If you purchased a yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year, they will be available in Fall of 2022. Students will be informed when they are available to be picked up in the main office.
PTL News
Help Needed
The PTL needs your help at the following events:
  • New Student Orientation on Monday, August 22
  • Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8
We will be selling used uniforms and spirit wear. Use the following link to sign up:


Spirit Wear
The PTL will be selling used uniforms and spirit wear at New Student Orientation on Monday, August 22 and Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8. If you ordered from the online spirit wear store, you may pick up your items on either of these two nights. 

PTL Membership
The PTL is a group of parents dedicated to celebrating our students and supporting the teachers of Concordia Prep. If you would like to join the PTL or renew your PTL membership, click the link below to fill out the form and then follow directions to pay the $25 family donation. PTL Membership

Used Uniform Collection
The PTL is collecting gently used uniforms and gently used spirit wear. Bring your items to the school during the summer office hours. The PTL thanks you!

Stay in touch with the PTL...
* Join Remind - Text @cpsptl to 81010
* Follow us to Facebook at Concordia Prep PTL 
* Follow us on Instagram at @concordiaprepptl

The PTL is always welcoming of ideas and suggestions. Contact us at ptl@concordiaprepschool.org with any suggestions or questions.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Student Policy Reminder
Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy will continue for all students next school year. Each student must bring a personal device, which is fully charged, to school on a daily basis. Students may use personal devices with teacher permission and for educational purposes only during the school day. Students will be required to register new devices with the technology department prior to the start of the school year.

We recommend the student carry 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 or Windows 11 laptop
  • Apple MacBook
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Google Chromebook

Please contact Mrs. Amanda Trapani, Director of Technology at amandatrapani@concordiaprepschool.org if you have any questions or concerns about the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) student policy.
From the School Nurse
Remember it is best to get your child's physical completed over the summer so that they can be cleared to participate in sports for all three sports seasons. The physical is valid for one year from the date that your child was examined by their healthcare provider. 

Be sure to have the healthcare provider also complete medication forms for prescription medication:

And over the counter medication:
Class of 2023 Senior Portraits
Irving Simon Photographers is scheduling senior portraits for the Class of 2023. Visit this link to sign up today: Concordia Prep Class of 2023 Senior Portrait Sign Up
School Calendar

Summer Hours
Summer office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - Noon. If you wish to meet with a member of the administrative team during the summer, please make an appointment in advance.

Monday, August 8: Football Start Date

Wednesday, August 10: Upper School Boys' Soccer Start Date

Monday, August 15:
Upper School Girls' Sports and Cross Country Start Date

Monday, August 22: New Student Orientation – morning session for students only 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Evening session for students and parents, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 24: First Day of School

Friday, September 2: School Closed, Labor Day break

Monday, September 5: School Closed Labor Day

Wednesday, September 7: Middle School Sports Tryouts

Thursday, September 8: Back to School Night at 6:30 am

Friday, September 9: 10 am delayed opening