Welcome to the 2015–16 School Year


Below you'll find information relevant for the 2015 – 2016 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.  This movie was a present from a graduating senior, Aron Castro. He wanted to show his feeling for the school and hopes that others will come to know Canadian Academy like he did.

 

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 Library on Mondays at 3:30pm.

In order for us to communicate effectively, please make sure the school has the most up-to-date email, phone and mail addresses. 

Here are a few additional ways to stay in touch with CA digitally:

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

Although we hope that CA does not experience emergencies, it is important that the school, faculty, parents and students are informed and prepared. 

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. 

Food Services

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.

Supply Lists

To help you prepare for the 2015-2016 school year, we have created a supply list for the elementary schoolmiddle school, and high 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.

Activities

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. 

PTA 

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

Community Events

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.

Important Dates

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.

  1. Orientation
    Student orientation falls on Wednesday, August 19, for all new students although the experience is different for Elementary School students and Secondary School students. On Wednesday, at 1:30, all families will gather in the Main Theater to meet Elementary School leaders and learn a bit more about CA. After this, parents and Elementary School students visit their classroom, meet their teacher and their classmates. This time is very casual, and you can come and go as you please. During this visit, you will be able to sign up for your listening conference. These happen during the first few weeks of school. They are a short conference where parents tell the teacher important information about their child.
  2. First Day of School, Thursday, August 20, 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.
  3. Students in the ELAC have a shortened day schedule at the beginning of the year
    • Pre-K3
      • August 20-21, 8:30-11:00
      • August 24-28, 8:30-12:30 (including lunch)
      • Starting August 31, all students attend the full day program.
    • KA/KB
      • August 20-21, 8:30-12:30
      • Starting August 24, all students attend the full day program.
  4. 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 20.
    • Pre-K3, KA, KB: 1:00-4:00pm on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21.
    • Grades 1-5:  1:00-4:00pm on Friday, August 21 and Friday, August 28 (regular school day for grades 1-5)
  5. Back to School Nights, all begin at 6:00pm in the Main Theater
    Parents come to school and meet the teachers of their children while learning about the class and expectations.
    • Secondary School (Grades 6-12) Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 1
    • Elementary School (Pre-K3-Grade 5) Back to School Night is Thursday, September 3
New Parents

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. 

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