Welcome to the 2013 – 2014 School Year!
Below you'll find information relevant for the 2013 – 2014 school year at Canadian Academy. Most of the information linked below is not password protected, but gathered here for you. Some of the information is located behind the Parent Portal, so you will have to use your Username and Password.
Communication and Technology
Communication with our school community is almost exclusively online through CA's homepage. Here you will find our school calendar, news stories about events and learning as well as other information about CA. Please check the homepage regularly for up-to-date information and announcements. In addition, you can send the CA News Headlines directly to your email as well. Click here for step-by-step directions. Your child's class information can be accessed in the Parent Portal.
For any technology help, please join us each week in the Community Lounge on Mondays at 3:30pm and Tuesdays at 8:00am for Tech Talk.
In order for us to communicate effectively, please make sure the school has the most up-to-date email and mail addresses.
Access to Campus
CA has a single start time for all students each day at 8:30am. All school entrances will be open at this time. After 8:30am daily, all students, parents and visitors can only enter the building through Reception, which is located on the first floor to the left of the front stairs or through the ELAC entrance. Visitors will be given an identification badge before entering the building, and these badges must be worn during the entire visit to CA.
Emergency Closure Procedures
Although we hope that CA does not experience emergencies, it is important that the school, faculty, parents and students are informed and prepared.
CA generally follows the actions of Kobe City officials in deciding whether to cancel school. As soon as the decision has been made to cancel school, a notice will be placed on the school's homepage under the News Headlines. We make every attempt to post the message before 6:00am.
Please make sure that the school has the best and correct email address for the family as important messages related to school closures may also be sent directly to your email as well as posted on the homepage.
Personal Preparation Kits
CA has recently reviewed and updated its emergency procedures. As part of this review, we now have food and water for 800 people for three days.
In addition, to these large scale supplies that the school is preparing, each student at CA, BBP-Grade 12, bring in a personal preparation kit as part of their start of school supplies. This kit should have the following in it:
- Bottle of water
- Cereal bar / granola bar / nuts / dried fruit or really any other nutritious food that does not have to be cooked
- A small 100 yen flashlight and batteries with batteries stored outside the flashlight
This personal preparation kit will be stored in the homeroom/advisory classroom. At the end of the year, the student will take the personal preparation kit home.
Cezars Kitchen provides a convenient, hot, nutritionally balanced lunch option service personalized for Canadian Academy. Visit Cezars Kitchen at CA to learn more about the prices and services offered by Cezars Kitchen.
To help you prepare for the 2012-2013 school year, we have created a supply list for the elementary school and middle school. Students in the high school need to bring their laptop with the recommended software suite. In addition, high school students need to bring a TI-Nspire graphing calculator. Further supplies will be shared with high school students during the first few days of classes.
Please visit the Activities page to find out about CA Athletics, Performing Arts, Clubs and Community Programs. Fill out the form(s) if your child is interested in participating in MS Athletics or HS Activities. In addition, here is information related to the cost of MS and HS Activities. Information about ES and MS Clubs will be shared with students and parents after school begins. For the MS Athletics and HS Activities forms you will need your Username and Password.
Canadian Academy has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that organizes events, runs a Booster Club, and funds special projects and lasting gifts. Learn more about the PTA here, and volunteer with the PTA by filling out this form.
Throughout the year, CA will offer many events for parents to learn about CA and education while enjoying the company of fellow parents. These events are publicized on the News Headlines found on the homepage and at the Community Events.
CA's All-School Calendar can be found here. This calendar can be modified to only show those events that are relevant to you and your family. In addition, here is a color-coded one page calendar that identifies holidays and early release days for ES, MS and HS students.
Open House, Wednesday, August 21 from 1:30-2:30
Open House is a chance for all (new and returning) elementary students to find out who their teacher is going to be for the 2012-2013 school year. These lists are posted outside of the Elementary Office on the second floor of the main building and outside of the ELAC Office, which is located on the first floor of the ELAC building. Elementary students can then visit their new classroom.
Unlike the elementary school, the Open House in middle and high school is only for new students, and it is a chance to familarize themselves with the campus and meet their teachers. Parents and students meet at 1:30 in the Main Theater. Parents remain in the Main Theater and learn about the school. New middle and high school students will be given a tour of the campus at 1:30 by the SBC (Student Body Council) Reps. Teachers will be in their rooms, so they can meet the new students.
First Day of School, Thursday, August 22, starting at 8:30
School starts at 8:30. School ends at 3:25 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday school ends at 2:25.
Students in the ELAC have a shortened day schedule at the beginning of the year.
August 22-23, 8:30-11:00
August 26-30, 8:30-12:00 (including lunch)
Starting September 2, students attend the full day program.
August 22-23, 8:30-12:00 (including lunch)
Starting August 26, all students attend the full day program.
Elementary School Listening Conferences
These conferences will be 10 minutes each, and parents will be able to talk to their child’s classroom teacher to share insights about their child. You will be able to sign up for conference times at the Elementary School Open House on Wednesday, August 22.
- BBP, KA, KB: 1:00-4:00 on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23
- Grades 1-5: 1:00-4:00 on Friday, August 23 and Friday, August 30 (regular school day for grades 1-5
Back to School Nights, all begin at 6:00pm in the Main Theater
Parents come to school and meet the teachers of their child(ren) while learning about the class and expectations.
HS Back to School Night is Thursday, September 5
MS Back to School Night is Monday, September 2
ES Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 10
All parents new to CA for the 2012-2013 school year, please visit our information page specifically designed for new families. Some information is also covered here, but there are items that specific to new parents on that information page.