New Families: Everything You Need to Know for Next Year!

Welcome new Country Day families!

In an effort to help prepare for 2019–20, please review the important information below:

BucsNet—Your One-Stop Communication Resource

We invite you to check out BucsNet, our online parent portal and resource where you can find school announcements, calendars, news, athletic schedules, learn about our many programs, and the lunch menu! For the safety and security of our students, some parts of BucsNet are password protected. To access secure information, such as health forms, parent/student directories*, division information, and PowerSchool academic teacher pages**, you must log into the parent portal using an individual username and password. Click here for instructions on how to log into the parent portal.

*We are finishing up the 2018–19 school year and beginning to prepare for 2019–20. Your contact information for the online Parent and Student Directories will be complete by July 1, so you will not see your family listed yet. If you need to make an update to your contact information, please e-mail Bruce Doskocil, by June 28.

**Note: You will not be able to log into PowerSchool until the new school year begins and your student has been assigned a teacher or classes.

Extended Day Enrollment (grades JK–8): Registration is Open

Our Extended Day Program is for students in grades JK–8 and kicks off on August 21 (the first day of school). If you're interested in this program, please register by August 15You can read more about our After School programming here.

Get Involved and Sign Up to Volunteer!

There are many ways to get involved and volunteer at Country Day. The Parents' Association (PA) and Boosters Club offer all parents many ways to volunteer in a position that best suits your schedule. Take a look at the various volunteer opportunities and sign up by June 11.

Health Forms

Completing health forms is necessary and required for the safety of our entire school community. You will learn more about our required health forms in the coming weeks, but if your student has any medical conditions and/or immunization history that needs to be brought to our nurse's attention, please e-mail or call the Health Room by June 1. This will help the nursing prepare for any unique needs prior to the new school year.

Lower and Upper School Nurses:
Liz Grasty,, (704) 943-4569
Gwen Nix,, (704) 943-4568

Middle School Nurse:
Wendy Barber,, (704) 943-4826

Summer Reading

Reading over the summer is important and expected of all our students at every grade level. Click on the division-appropriate links below for a detailed list of reading requirements and suggestions.

Lower School: Parent Letter, Reading List, Time Record
Middle School
Upper School

For New Middle School Students (grades 5–8)

All Middle School students participate in physical education every day. Students are required to wear a school PE uniform, which can be pre-rdered online in preparation for the new school year. 

PE Uniforms

  • Warm and cold weather uniforms are ordered online and are distributed at Bissell Beginnings on August 19 (more information about Bissell Beginnings to follow at a later date). 
  • Warm weather PE uniform includes a T-shirt and a choice of either mesh or running shorts. Cold weather PE uniform includes sweatpants and either a long-sleeved T-shirt OR a sweathoodie.
  • Parents will be billed for PE uniforms in the October billing statement.
  • Gently used uniforms previously worn by a sibling or friend are acceptable.
  • Uniforms can be exchanged at the Campus Store prior to the first PE class and only if item has not been worn. 

Complete the online form to pre-order your child's PE uniform or you can purchase at Bissell Beginnings on August 19.


Please expect to start receiving BucsNOW, our weekly parent newsletter e-mailed every Thursday during the school year. It is your main communication resource providing information about upcoming events, announcements, and reminders for the upcoming week. The last issue for this school year is June 6, which will include important reminders to help you prepare for next year.

Order Your BucsGear!

Be sure to check out our BucsGear online store for all your official Country Day apparel needs. You can choose from a variety of products in a wide range of sizes and colors, and customize items with your favorite sport and logo. Orders ship directly to you in approximately seven business days. Use this coupon to receive a 20 percent discount off your purchase through August 10.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Miller in the Admissions Office at or call  (704) 943-4530. We want to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible!