CONTENTS We look forward to your arrival in September! ARRIVAL INFORMATION & IMPORTANT DATES Checklist for New Students . . New Student Arrival . . Opening Week Schedule . . Parents Welcome . . Campus Map . . Main Events Calendar . . Compulsory School Events . . PREPARING FOR LIFE ON CAMPUS Transportation for School Holidays . . Long Weekend Trips . . Weekend Leaves and Special Requests . . What to Bring to BCS . . What Not to Bring to BCS . . Packing for Orientation Camp . . BCS Technology Program . . Daily Class Schedule . . UNIFORM & SCHOOL SUPPLIES Uniform .
Uniform List . . Supply Lists . . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BCS Media . . Round Square . . BCS Advancement . . 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 12 14 16 17 18 18 19 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 As you begin to prepare for your arrival at BCS, we would like to provide you with some helpful and necessary information. Included in this package are documents on many different aspects of school life: technology, uniforms, what to bring for the year, etc. Dear families,
2 CHECKLIST FOR NEW STUDENTS As part of every student’s enrolment process, there are several new student forms that must be completed by July 12, 2019.
These forms will be sent to your BCS Portal account to be completed. Log in to the BCS Portal through the BCS website (located at the top right corner of the main page) or follow this link to sign in: bishopscollegeschool.myschoolapp.com. Please note that both the parent(s) and the student should have a BCS Portal account. If you require your BCS Portal login information, simply click “Forgot your login details?” located on the BCS Portal login page, and your login details will be sent to your email. If you experience any trouble, please contact Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.819.566.0227.
COMPLETE ( ) STEPS TO COMPLETE DUE DATE LOCATION Final 2018-2019 Report Card ASAP Please email a copy to email@example.com Uniform Fitting Appointment Jun. 26 to Sep. 8 Please schedule by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Course Selection (Forms IV-VII) July 12 BCS Portal Acknowledgement and Academic Information Release July 12 BCS Portal Fall Sport Selection July 12 BCS Portal Cadets Questionnaire July 12 BCS Portal Please email form to email@example.com New Boarder Questionnaire July 12 BCS Portal Transportation Form July 12 BCS Portal Medical Forms July 12 BCS Portal Please email a copy of the signed Medical Consent Form to firstname.lastname@example.org Copy of Medical Insurance Card and/or Provincial Health Card July 12 Please email a copy to email@example.com Copy of Immunization Record (vaccines) July 12 Please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
3 To help with your search for accommodations, BCS has arranged for our families to get a special rate at the following hotels. Be sure to ask for the ‘Bishop’s College School rate’ when you make your reservation. OTL GOUVERNEUR SHERBROOKE Located in Sherbrooke, 15 minutes from campus. $154 single/$169 double, includes full breakfast and parking. Call 1.819.780.8800 for reservations. For details, visit otlhotelsherbrooke.ca. MANOIR HOVEY Located in North Hatley, 20 minutes from campus. 10 to 15% off room rates. Call 1.800.661.2421 or 1.819.842.2421 for reservations. For details, visit manoirhovey.com.
GRAND TIMES HOTEL SHERBROOKE Located inSherbrooke, 15 minutes from campus. From $145 single/$159 double, includes continental breakfast and parking is $10. Call 1.888.999.3499 for reservations. For details, visit grandtimeshotel.com.
DELTA SHERBROOKE HOTEL Located in Sherbrooke, 15 minutes from campus. From $99 a night. Call 1.819.822.1989 for reservations. For details, visit marriott.com. For more information about the city of Sherbrooke, visit: destinationsherbrooke.com. NEW STUDENT ARRIVAL *Please note that BCS will not be open for early arrivals. If you plan to arrive before September 3, you will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements (transportation, accommodations, food, etc.). Monday, September 2, 2019 is Labour Day. This is a national holiday in Canada. Most stores will be CLOSED. Most stores will be open Sunday, September 1 and Tuesday, September 3.
New students arrive on Tuesday, September 3, 2019*, between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM.
4 OPENING WEEK SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 2019 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 – NEW STUDENTS ARRIVE Residences will be open starting at 9:00 AM for new students only. Students may wear casual clothes. TIME GROUP DESCRIPTION LOCATION 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM New boarding students Arrival & Registration Please leave your luggage in your vehicle. Student Centre 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM New day students Arrival & Registration Student Centre 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Everyone (optional) Lunch Ross Dining Hall 1:00 PM Day students and parents Daily routine, set-up and portal usage, student e-mail, locker assignment, key cards, etc.
Peter G. Holt Memorial Library Boarding students and parents Time for settling school affairs (Business Office, teacher meetings, etc.) 2:15 PM Everyone Head of School’s Welcome St. Martin’s Chapel 3:00 PM Students Activities with the prefects Quad Parents Meet & Greet Student Centre 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Everyone Dinner (optional) Ross Dining Hall 6:00 PM Students Stay in their houses overnight (school rules apply) Parents Depart for the day
5 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 – RETURNING STUDENTS ARRIVE Residences are open today for all students. Students may wear casual clothes.
TIME GROUP DESCRIPTION LOCATION 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Everyone (optional for parents) Breakfast Ross Dining Hall 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Returning boarding students Move into residences 9:00 AM Everyone (optional) Campus Tours depart Centre Stairs (School House) 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Everyone (optional) International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) Presentation R. Lewis Evans Memorial Theatre 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM New parents and students Information sessions (Technology, Athletics, Dining Hall, Student Support, Trips, etc.) St. Martin’s Chapel 12:00 PM Students All students must be on campus 12:15 PM Students Lunch Student Centre Parents Lunch with Faculty and Staff Ross Dining Hall 1:45 PM Everyone Head of School’s Assembly St.
Martin’s Chapel Immediately after the assembly Students Activities (students must wear their house t-shirts) Parents Question & Answer (Q&A) session St. Martin’s Chapel 3:30 PM Boarding families Time for settling school affairs (Business Office, teacher meetings, etc.) Day families Option to depart for the day 5:30 PM Everyone (optional) Dinner Ross Dining Hall 6:30 PM Students Returning students introduce new students to BCS Portal, house activities Residences Parents Depart for the day
6 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Half day of classes (Flex Day, Day 1) & Dress Down Day. Students must wear their house t-shirts. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Full day of classes (Regular Schedule, Day 2) & BCS Spirit Day. Students wear school colours: purple and white. Show your purple pride! TIME GROUP DESCRIPTION LOCATION 7:30 AM Everyone (optional for parents) Breakfast Ross Dining Hall 8:15 AM Students School Assembly St. Martin’s Chapel 8:40 AM Students Classes (flex schedule) 12:30 PM Everyone (optional for parents) Lunch Ross Dining Hall 1:30 PM Students Depart for Mountain Day (board buses) Behind H.
Weir-Davis Memorial Gymnasium Parents (optional) Depart for Mountain Day (transportation not provided) 6:00 PM Everyone (optional for parents) BBQ Dinner Quad Following BBQ Parents Depart; final goodbyes TIME GROUP DESCRIPTION LOCATION 7:30 AM Students Breakfast Ross Dining Hall 8:15 AM Students School Assembly followed by classes (Day 2) 12:35 PM Students Lunch Ross Dining Hall 1:25 PM NCOs and Cadet Leaders Depart for Orientation Camp at Valcartier Behind H. Weir-Davis Memorial Gymnasium Students Classes resume 3:30 PM Students Crease (sports) 4:30 PM Day Students May depart 5:30 PM Students Dinner Ross Dining Hall
7 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 TIME GROUP DESCRIPTION LOCATION 7:00 AM Students Breakfast Ross Dining Hall 8:00 AM Students Depart for Orientation Camp at Valcartier Behind H. Weir-Davis Memorial Gymnasium TIME GROUP DESCRIPTION LOCATION 6:00 PM Students BBQ upon return from Valcartier Quad TIME GROUP DESCRIPTION LOCATION 7:45 AM Students Breakfast, followed by classes Ross Dining Hall 3:30 PM Students Crease (sports) Behind H. Weir-Davis Memorial Gymnasium 4:30 PM Day Students May depart MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Full Day of Classes (Schedule B, Day 3). All Students in Number One Uniform.
8 WELCOME NEW BCS PARENTS! Tuesday, September 3 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION DAY We are looking forward to meeting you and helping greet you and your families as you join the BCS community. You will find members of the Advancement Office in our purple shirts throughout campus! Come and say hello! Parents’ Meet & Greet Immediately following the Head of School’s Welcome in Chapel Location: Student Centre Wednesday, September 4 INFORMATION DAY Parents’ Question & Answer (Q&A) Session Immediately following the Head of School’s Assembly in Chapel Location: Chapel Thursday, September 5 MOUNTAIN DAY The school community will hike Mont Orford.
Parents are encouraged to attend, so plan on joining the fun! Please note that students will be transported by bus, but parents must provide their own transportation. Location: Mont Orford Monday, September 9 28TH ANNUAL BCS FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT Limited space. Reserve now! Enjoy one of Quebec’s nicest golf courses and get to know more members of our fantastic BCS community! For more information please contact Mrs. Susan Cook: email@example.com.
Location: Mount Bruno Country Club, St-Bruno, QC September 28-30 HOMECOMING WEEKEND Mark your calendars! Watch your children in action during fall crease games and meet and mingle with other parents during activities. A fun- filled weekend; please join us if you can! More details to come. Location: BCS Campus BCS EXTENDS A WARM WELCOME TO ALL FAMILIES. Below are some great opportunities to meet other BCS parents during the first month of the 2019-2020 academic year.
9 CAMPUS MAP S T . F R A N C I S S T R E E T ST. FRANCIS RIVER M O U L T O N H I L L R O A D Campus buildings Playing fields/athletic fields 1 School House (admissions) 2 H.
Weir-Davis Memorial Gymnasium 3 Memorial Rink 4 R. Lewis Evans Memorial Theatre 5 Student Residence IMPORTANT CAMPUS LOCATIONS < Entrance No. 1 Entrance No. 2 > Main Entrance > School House (Admissions) Trails Trails Entrance No. 3 > To Bishop’s University and Lennoxville (0.6 km); Sherbrooke (5 km); US border (47.8 km) 1 2 4 3 10 5 8 9 6 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 Infirmary 7 BCS Foundation Squash Courts 8 Archery Range 9 Tennis Court Complex 10 Head’s House
10 CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 OCTOBER 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NOVEMBER 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DECEMBER 2019 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 JANUARY 2020 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 FEBRUARY 2020 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 MARCH 2020 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 APRIL 2020 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 MAY 2020 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 JUNE 2020 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 No early departures or late arrivals permitted.
All events are compulsory for students. Please make all travel plans to coincide with these dates and times.
Sept. 3: New Student Orientation Day. All New Students arrive. Residences will be open at 9:00 AM for new students only. 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Registration for new students. 12:00 - 6:00: Lunch, Head of School Welcome, Activities & Dinner. Sept. 4: Returning Students must arrive today by 11:30 AM. Morning Presentations for new students/parents. 12:30 PM: Lunch for all students in the Student Centre. 12:30 PM: Reception for all Parents and Faculty in the Dining Hall. 1:45 PM: Head of School’s Assembly in Chapel for all students and parents followed by student activities and extra time for parents to settle affairs.
5:30 PM: Dinner and final goodbyes.
Sept. 5: First Day of Classes/Mountain Day. Assembly begins at 8:15 AM in the Chapel for all students, followed by a half day of classes. 1:30 PM Mountain Day for all students. Parents welcome. Sept. 6: NCO’s and cadet leaders depart for Orientation Camp. Sept. 7 & 8: Orientation Camp (sleepover) for all students. Classes resume the 9th . Sept. 15: Terry Fox Run for all students. Parents welcome. Oct. 11 at 1:30 PM to Oct. 14 PM: Thanksgiving Break. (Residences open) Boarding students must arrive between 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Oct. 14. Classes resume the 15th .
Nov. 8 at 11:00 AM: Remembrance Day Service Nov.
8: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Parent/Teacher Interviews Nov. 8 at 1:30 PM to Nov. 17 PM: Mid-Term Break (Residences closed) Residences will be open at Noon on Nov. 17, boarding students must arrive by 8:30 PM. Classes resume the 18th . Dec. 6 or 7 at 7:30 PM: Christmas Concert at Bishop’s University (date to be confirmed). Dec. 19 at 4:00 PM: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Dec. 19 at 6:30 PM to Jan. 5 PM: Winter Break. Travel Day for International flights should be booked for Dec. 20. Residences close at noon on the 20th .
Jan. 6, 2020: Residences will be open at noon, boarding students must arrive by 8:30 PM. Classes resume the 7th . Jan. 16: Compulsory Forms VI & VII ELPA Exam Feb. 7 at 1:30 PM to Feb. 11 PM: February Break. (Residences closed). Boarding students must arrive between 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Feb. 11. Classes resume the 12th . March 11 at 4:00 PM: Spring Concert at BCS March 13: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Parent/Teacher Interviews March 13 at 1:30 PM to March 29 PM: Spring Break. Travel Day for International flights should be booked for March 14. Residences will be closed at noon on the 14th . Residences will be open at noon on March 29; boarding students must arrive by 8:30 PM.
Classes resume on the 30th .
April 10 at 4:00 PM to April 13 PM: Easter Break. (Residences open) Boarding students must arrive between 6:30-8:30 PM, April 13. Classes resume the 14th . April 18: Stoker Arts Festival May 18: The school will remain open for compulsory exams. Victoria Day will be celebrated on Friday, May 29. May 22: Annual Cadet Review May 25 - 27: Compulsory Form VI MEESR English Exams May 28 at 4:00 PM to May 31 PM: May Break (Residences closed). Boarding students must arrive between 6:30 - 8:30 PM, May 31. Classes resume June 1. May/June (TBC): The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze & Silver Awards Ceremony June 12 at 1:30 PM: School Assembly and Presentation of Forms II to VII Academic Awards June 13: 1:00 PM: Graduation Ceremony/School Closing for all students.
4:00 PM: Students dismissed. 6:00 PM: Graduation Dinner & Dance for Forms VI & VII only. FORM V will be writing COMPULSORY MEESR Exams June 15-19. Residences will be open for these students until the end of their last exam.
2019-2020 MAIN EVENTS
11 COMPULSORY SCHOOL EVENTS The following are compulsory school events, in addition to the opening week schedule, that all students are required to attend: 2019-2020 TERRY FOX RUN Sunday, September 15 REMEMBRANCE DAY CHAPEL SERVICE Friday, November 8 at 11:00 AM BAND AND CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT Friday, December 6 OR Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 PM (TBC) A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS Thursday, December 19 at 4:00 PM WINTER CARNIVAL February 5-7 BAND & CHOIR SPRING CONCERT Wednesday, March 11 at 4:00 PM STOKER ARTS FESTIVAL Saturday, April 18 ANNUAL CADET REVIEW Friday, May 22 at 11:00 AM THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS (PRESENTATION OF MEDALS) Date to be confirmed ROUND SQUARE ACTIVITY Friday, June 1 ATHLETIC AWARDS Thursday, June 11 at 8:15 AM ACADEMIC AWARDS Friday, June 12 at 1:30 PM GRADUATION CEREMONIES Saturday, June 13 at 1:00 PM QUEBEC MINISTRY OF EDUCATION EXAMS June 15-22 (Form V only, dates to be confirmed)
12 TRANSPORTATION BCS provides buses to and from the Montreal-Trudeau Airport (YUL), the Dorval Shopping Centre, and downtown Montreal (Windsor Station) for school opening and all school holidays and breaks. Students will be charged per bus trip, each way (approximately $60). Transportation information and sign-up forms for school opening days (Tuesday, September 3 & Wednesday, September 4) are available on the BCS Portal. The bus schedule for the rest of the year is outlined below and a reminder about the sign-up will be sent at a later date before each break.
FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS THANKSGIVING BREAK October 11, 2019 • Bus to Windsor Station, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM.
• Bus to Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM. October 14, 2019 • Bus from Windsor Station, departing from Windsor Station at 6:30 PM. • Bus from Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from Shopping Centre at 6:30 PM and proceeding to the airport. NOVEMBER BREAK November 8, 2019 • Bus to Windsor Station, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM. • Bus to Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM. November 17, 2019 • Bus from Windsor Station, departing from Windsor Station at 6:30 PM. • Bus from Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from Shopping Centre at 6:30 PM and proceeding to the airport.
HOLIDAY BREAK December 19, 2019 • Bus to Windsor Station then to Dorval Airport and Shopping Centre, departing BCS at 6:30 PM. December 20, 2019 • Bus to Dorval Airport, departing BCS at 2:00 AM. • Bus to Dorval Airport, departing BCS at 7:00 AM. • Bus to Dorval Airport, departing BCS at noon. January 6, 2020 • Bus from Windsor Station, departing from Windsor Station at 6:30 PM. • Bus from Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from Shopping Centre at 6:30 PM and proceeding to the airport.
• Bus from Dorval Airport, departing at 11:00 PM. FEBRUARY BREAK February 7, 2020 • Bus to Windsor Station, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM.
• Bus to Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM. February 11, 2020 • Bus from Windsor Station, departing from Windsor Station at 6:30 PM. • Bus from Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from Shopping Centre at 6:30 PM and proceeding to the airport.
13 SPRING BREAK March 13, 2020 • Bus to Windsor Station, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM. • Bus to Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from BCS at 1:30 PM. March 14, 2020 • Bus to Dorval Airport, departing BCS at 2:00 AM. • Bus to Dorval Airport, departing BCS at 7:00 AM. • Bus to Dorval Airport, departing BCS at noon. March 29, 2020 • Bus from Windsor Station, departing from Windsor Station at 6:30 PM. • Bus from Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from Shopping Centre at 6:30 PM and proceeding to the airport.
• Bus from Dorval Airport, departing at 11:00 PM. EASTER BREAK April 10, 2020 • Bus to Windsor Station, departing from BCS at 4:00 PM.
• Bus to Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from BCS at 4:00 PM. April 13, 2020 • Bus from Windsor Station, departing from Windsor Station at 6:30 PM. • Bus from Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from Shopping Centre at 6:30 PM and proceeding to the airport. MAY BREAK May 28, 2020 • Bus to Windsor Station, departing from BCS at 4:30 PM. • Bus to Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from BCS at 4:30 PM. May 31, 2020 • Bus from Windsor Station, departing from Windsor Station at 6:30 PM. • Bus from Dorval Shopping Centre and Airport, departing from Shopping Centre at 6:30 PM and proceeding to the airport.
END OF YEAR June 13, 2020 • Bus to Windsor Station, then to Dorval Airport and Shopping Centre, departing BCS at 4:00 PM. For more information or to sign up for any of the BCS buses, please contact: Mrs. Julie Lowry Assistant Director of Student Life 819.566.0238 x210 819.674.4114 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
14 LONG WEEKEND TRIPS BCS offers many trips that take place over long weekends. They are designed to offer an alternative place to go when residences are closed. The nature of the trips ranges from primarily tourist, to educational and adventure weekends.
Some of our trips are recognized and can be credited towards the Duke of Edinburgh (Duke of Ed) bronze, silver, and gold expeditions. All trips are chaperoned by BCS staff members and are designed to be of interest to the BCS student population. They are open to all BCS students, though some trips have limited spots for participants. The cost of all trips covers transportation, accommodation, food, supervision, and admissions/entry fees. Students will be expected to cover their personal expenses such as souvenirs, shopping, etc. All activities are mandatory and school rules apply on all BCS trips.
Participation in any trip is only guaranteed once the trip is paid in full. All trips must be paid in advance by Visa, Mastercard, cash, or cheque. They may not be charged to student accounts. All trips are based on a minimum number of participants. Less than the minimum requirement will result in the cancellation of the trip. Prices quoted are approximate and may change according to the number of participants. Complete itineraries and trip contact details will be sent out to families of participants closer to the trip dates.
2018-2019 THANKSGIVING ON- CAMPUS WEEKEND October 11-14, 2019 Student will have the opportunity to remain on campus, while still enjoying some planned activities that will expose them to the beautiful Eastern Townships. There will be a day trip to Montreal, as well as a visit to the spectacular Foresta Lumina. We have planned a weekend that has a good balance of activities, as well as time for rest and relaxation. The cost of this weekend is $425 CAD. The registration deadline for this weekend is September 27, 2019. Full payment is due at this time. TORONTO AND NIAGARA FALLS November 8-17, 2019 In November, BCS students will have the opportunity to visit Canada’s largest city and one of the nation’s favourite tourist destinations.
While in Toronto, students will visit the CN Tower, Casa Loma, The Rogers Centre, The Hockey Hall of Fame, the Toronto Zoo, as well as numerous other attractions. The group will be treated to dinner and a show at Medieval Times, and of course have lots of time to relax, shop, and see the sites of Toronto. The group will also be going to visit the spectacular Niagara Falls, one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. The group will get up close with this national wonder on the “Journey Behind the Falls” activity, as well as have time to experience the famous Clifton Hill area. The cost of this trip is $1,850 CAD**.
The registration deadline for this trip is October 11, 2019. Full payment is due at this time.
15 WINTER WILDERNESS TRIP - DOGSLEDDING AND WINTER CAMPING February 7-11, 2020 This is a unique way to experience the Canadian winter while having the adventure of a lifetime! Students will spend the weekend learning how to work with the dog teams and drive their own sled, as well as build an igloo, ice fish, snowshoe, horseback ride, and skate, all while learning many winter survival skills. This trip qualifies for all levels of the Duke of Ed program. The cost of this trip is $900 CAD*. The registration deadline for this trip is December 13, 2019. Full payment is due at this time.
Please note there is a maximum of 20 spots for this particular trip.
Spots are only guaranteed once full payment is received. Students must be 14 years old to participate in this trip. SKI & SNOWBOARDING IN QUEBEC CITY February 7-11, 2020 BCS is happy to offer a ski/snowboarding vacation in the Ste. Anne de Beaupré and Quebec City area that will challenge all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Days will be spent skiing and snowboarding on Mont Ste. Anne with one day off to visit Valcartier Winter Playground for a day of winter fun.
The cost of this trip is $1,000 CAD**. The registration deadline for this trip is December 13, 2019. Full payment is due at this time. EASTER ON-CAMPUS WEEKEND April 10-13, 2020 Students will have the opportunity to remain on campus, while still enjoying some planned activities that will expose them to the beautiful Eastern Townships. There will be a day trip to Montreal as well as local excursions. We have planned a weekend that has a good balance of activities, as well as time for rest and relaxation. The cost of this weekend is $425 CAD. The registration deadline for this weekend is March 13, 2020.
Full payment is due at this time. OTTAWA AND CANADA’S CAPITAL REGION May 28-31, 2020 BCS is very lucky to have the opportunity to visit Ottawa, our nation’s capital in the spring. Hopefully, the group will be able to see the famous tulip festival in Ottawa. The group will experience a tour of Historical Ottawa and the Parliament Buildings, visit many of the amazing museums Ottawa has to offer, attend a murder mystery dinner show, as well as the student favorites of bowling, shopping, laser tag, and much more. The cost of this trip is $1,000 CAD**. The registration deadline for this trip is April 17, 2020.
Full payment is due at this time.
*Proper winter clothing is required. **Rentals and lessons are available for an extra cost. For more information or to sign up for any of the BCS School Trips, please contact: Mrs. Julie Lowry Assistant Director of Student Life 819.566.0238 x210 819.674.4114 (cell) email@example.com
16 WEEKEND LEAVES AND SPECIAL REQUESTS WEEKEND LEAVES Students departing BCS for weekend/overnight leaves are not permitted to stay in hotels unless they are accompanied by their parent. Any exceptions must be approved by the Associate Head of School for Student Life.
EARLY DEPARTURES AND LATE ARRIVALS/RETURNS The academic success of our students is of great importance, therefore missing any academic time is strongly discouraged. Families are requested to make every effort to adhere to the published dates in the Main Events Calendar. All students must attend compulsory school events. Requests for a student to miss academic time must be made in writing and sent to the Director of Academics, the Associate Head of School for Student Life, and the student’s houseparent at least two weeks in advance.
For more details regarding leaves, early departures, and late arrivals, please contact: Mr. François Tessier Associate Head of School for Student Life 819.566.0238 x295 firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Roxane Vigneault Director of Academics 819.566.0238 x252 email@example.com
17 WHAT TO BRING TO BCS SUGGESTED ITEMS: CLOTHING • Casual tops (shirts/blouses/sweaters)* • Formal wear (dress/skirt or suit/tie) • Dress shoes • T-shirts/shorts* • Heavy sweater • Jeans/casual pants • Bathing suit • Pajamas • Sweatpants* • Sweatshirts* • Casual socks • Athletic socks* • Winter jacket* and boots • Winter mitts*/gloves*, hats* • Windbreaker or rain jacket* • Purple items for Spirit Days!* OTHER ITEMS • Hangers • Lock for lockbox/closet* • Small room fan • Casual shoes • Indoor athletic shoes with non-marking soles • Outdoor athletic shoes • Bath/hand towels and facecloths* • Toiletry and cosmetic articles* • Backpack/school bag* • 110 volt electrical plugs/convertor/adaptor* • Helmet for recreational activities • Water bottle for daily use* *These items are available at the BCS Supply Shop.
CASUAL WEAR Students dress casually when relaxing after classes, at evening meals, and on weekends. As students spend a considerable amount of time in casual clothing, they should bring an adequate supply of clothes. However, please keep in mind that closet space is limited.
BED LINENS BCS supplies sheets, a blanket, a pillow, and a pillow case. However, students may bring their own if they wish. Some students like to bring a padded foam mattress cover and a duvet/comforter. Beds are twin-size. SPORTS DRESS Worn at daily practices (crease). • Athletic clothing is available at the BCS Supply Shop. • T-shirt and shorts for Physical Education class—Forms II-V (Gr. 7-10)—must be purchased at the Supply Shop. • School teams: In most cases, students will be provided with the appropriate team uniform. Students wishing to play tennis in the spring should have their own white attire.
• Helmets are compulsory for all students while riding bikes, in-line skating, ice skating, alpine skiing, and snowboarding. LAUNDRY SERVICE Laundry is done weekly. Please make sure that all casual clothes/linens are clearly marked with the student’s name using sewn-on labels. Forgot something? Don’t worry! On weekends, we organize trips to the nearby Carrefour de l’Estrie shopping mall for students to buy missing items.
18 WHAT NOT TO BRING TO BCS BCS provides students with the necessary items needed on a daily basis (including kitchen appliances in the residences).
Please do not bring the following items to BCS: • Refrigerators • Heaters • Candles & incense burners • Televisions • Computer monitors larger than 24” • Printers • Desktop computers • Wireless Access Points (i.e. 3G/4G external Internet dongles) • Cooking appliances, i.e.: kettles, hot plates, rice cookers, etc. • Air conditioners • Holiday/decorative lights • Furniture/mattresses • Hover boards PACKING FOR ORIENTATION CAMP Orientation Camp is a fun activity for the whole school that will take place the weekend of September 7 & 8, 2019. The camp is held at Camp Valcartier and most activities take place outside, rain or shine.
WHAT TO BRING: • Complete change of warm clothing (sweater, long pants, long sleeve shirt, etc.) • Change of socks and underwear (2-3 pairs) • Running shoes • Flip flops • Hiking shoes or other sturdy outdoor shoes • Rain/windproof jacket • Hat • Toiletries • Backpack or sports bag to carry your belongings Pack your clothing in a plastic bag before putting it in your backpack or sports bag in case of rain. WHAT NOT TO BRING: • Camisoles or tank tops • Short shorts • Food • Speakers (or any portable music device)
19 TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Bishop’s College School (BCS) believes that technology, when used in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner, offers valuable, diverse, and unique resources to students. Above all, we are committed to using technology to support educational excellence and learning. It is understood that students will use technology in a mature and professional manner in accordance with our acceptable use policy. 1. BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) PROGRAM It is the responsibility of the student to arrive in September with a laptop that meets the requirements as outlined in the table below.
Students will continue to receive full support from the IT Department and will be issued a temporary unit should their personal laptop need repairs. 2. ACADEMIC USE FIRST Academic use of laptops and the Internet must always take priority over recreational use.
The use of technology during school hours and study times is left at the discretion of the teacher or person on duty during Prep time. Students will be held accountable should any use that is considered inappropriate occur during class or study times and may be subject to disciplinary action. 3. BYOD AND OTHER PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICES BYOD laptops and personal devices such as smartphones, iPads, Playbooks, Slate Tablets, Kobos, Kindles, and other e-Readers are allowed to connect to the BCS Wi-Fi network but are subject to different access times depending on the student’s grade level. IMPORTANT: Personal routers and any type of network equipment or external Internet sticks are not allowed on campus.
Such equipment found in a student’s possession will be confiscated and kept for the duration of their time at the school, and some privileges may be revoked.
4. PERSONAL FILES AND SCHOOL DOCUMENTS Students are responsible for backing up important school work and other personal files. This can be achieved through a student’s Google School Account subscription that comes with unlimited cloud storage and is provided by the school. Documents can also be backed up onto external media such as USB sticks, external hard drives, etc. Please note BCS does not provide such devices. Loss of files in case of computer failure will not excuse students from any academic responsibilities.
SPECIFICATIONS PC LAPTOP APPLE LAPTOP Operating system Windows 10 Pro EN macOS High Sierra 10.13 or macOS Mojave 10.14 Screen size 13” to 15” inch Maximum (17” inch too large for mobility purposes) 13” to 15” inch Maximum (17” inch too large for mobility purposes) Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels + 1366 x 768 pixels + CPU Intel Core i5 processor or higher Intel Core i5 processor or higher Memory 8 GB + 8 GB + Storage 256 GB + (SSD or HD) 256 GB + (SSD or HD) Wi-Fi Required 802.11N/AC Required 802.11N/AC Battery autonomy 45Wh + (at least 7 hours) 45Wh + (at least 7 hours) OS Protection Antivirus Latest updates of macOS Warranty coverage North American Warranty is required North American Warranty is required
20 ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY • The BCS Network/Internet access made available to students is provided for legal, positive, and constructive usage consistent with the academic goals and objectives of BCS. Misuse of technology will be addressed in the same manner as other conduct infractions. • Students are expected to come to class with their primary BYOD laptop. The use of any other device during class is left at the discretion of the teacher. • It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that their BYOD laptop is fully charged when they leave their house/residence in the morning. Chargers are to be left in residence.
• Students must use appropriate language in all communications: email, social media, and online. • Network/Internet access will be monitored for compliance. • Each student has an individual network and Office 365 account and assumes complete responsibility for it. Access to these accounts is confidential and must not be shared with others. • Wallpapers and screensavers must display appropriate material on any personal device. • Copyrighted Software and Digital Media: all laptops and other personal devices on campus must be free of pirated software. Students should only be playing games, using software, listening to music, and watching videos for which they have a legal right to do so.
INAPPROPRIATE USES (INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) Students will face disciplinary action, which may include device confiscation, if found in violation of any of the following: • Using the Network/Internet for any illegal activity or commercial gain. • Running any Server Operating System, regardless of platform (i.e.: Windows Server, MacOS Server, Linux) without written consent from the administrator. • Hacking utilities that may compromise BCS network security such as port scanners, key loggers, password crackers, network administration tools, sniffers, tracers, protocol analyzers, etc. System hackers will not be tolerated.
• Virus propagation or deliberate destruction of data, software, or hardware.
• Academic Environment: Any non-school-related bandwidth- intensive activities, such as streaming or downloading huge amounts of data, which slows down and hinders the academic use of the network, are prohibited during the school day and study times. BCS reserves the right to restrict or deny access to the Network/Internet. • Attempting to bypass BCS security and web filtering control. (i.e.: the use of Proxies/ VPN tunnels is prohibited and restricted). • Using Internet media (email, chat rooms, forums, blogs, social media, etc.) for the propagation of defamatory or offensive material, including comments against the school or anyone directly or indirectly associated with it.
• Owning, sharing, or storing inappropriate electronic material like movies, games, pornography, offensive depictions, racist materials, and violence inciting materials.
For more information please contact: Mr. Dan Laurentiu Rujoi Information Technology Manager 819.566.0227 x286 ITHelpDesk@bishopscollegeschool. com
21 DAILY SCHEDULE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR REGULAR SCHEDULE Breakfast 7:30 - 8:10 AM Chapel or Advisors 8:15 - 8:35 AM Period 1 8:40 - 9:40 AM Period 2 9:45 - 10:45 AM Break 10:45 - 11:05 AM Period 3 Junior (II-V) 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Senior (VI-VII) 11:05 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch Junior (II-V) 12:05 - 1:15 PM Senior (VI-VII) 12:20 - 1:15 PM Period 4 1:15 - 2:15 PM Period 5 2:20 - 3:20 PM Crease Times vary depending on the sport, season, or activity Dinner 5:30 - 6:30 PM Prep time 7:30 - 9:15 PM SCHEDULE B Breakfast 7:45 - 8:50 AM Meetings See calendar Period 1 9:00 - 9:50 AM Period 2 9:55 - 10:45 AM Break 10:45 - 11:05 AM Period 3 Junior (II-V) 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Senior (VI-VII) 11:05 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch Junior (II-V) 12:05 - 1:15 PM Senior (VI-VII) 12:20 - 1:15 PM Period 4 1:15 - 2:15 PM Period 5 2:20 - 3:20 PM FLEX SCHEDULE Breakfast 7:30 - 8:10 AM Chapel or Advisors 8:15 - 8:35 AM Period 1 8:40 - 9:20 AM Period 2 9:25 - 10:05 AM Period 3 10:05 - 10:45 AM Break 10:45 - 11:05 AM Period 4 11:05 - 11:45 AM Period 5 11:45 AM - 12:25 PM Lunch 12:30 PM JUNIOR & SENIOR Junior grades are grades 7-10 (Forms II-V) and Senior are grades 11-12 (Forms VI and VII).
CREASE Time dedicated to sports. These times vary depending on the sport, season, or activity. PREP Time dedicated to supervised homework. Students may do their school work in their boarding house, in School House, the library, or the Enrichment Centre (where tutoring is available). CHAPEL Morning assembly for all students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays held in the chapel. ADVISORS Students are paired with an Advisor (faculty or staff), who will advocate for and support them throughout the year. They meet in small groups on Tuesday mornings. FLEX SCHEDULE Half day of classes to accommodate special events (sports tournaments or activities).
SCHEDULE B Accommodates meetings (usually on a Thursday).
22 UNIFORM All BCS students take pride in their uniform. The staff in our Supply Shop is ready to welcome new students to assist with their uniform fittings. UNIFORM FITTING SUMMER HOURS Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Appointments are required. In addition, there will be fitting times available on Monday, September 2 and Tuesday, September 3 with a scheduled appointment. There may be additional times available on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, but this will be determined based on demand Please note that the BCS Supply Shop will be closed June 24 to July 2, 2019.
UNIFORM CODE Number One Uniform is worn every Monday and at any time when representing the school or on special occasions. Number Two Uniform is worn Tuesday to Friday unless otherwise indicated. Number One Uniform (Mondays, and other special occasions) • Navy crested BCS blazer • White button down oxford shirt and BCS tie • Black Watch tartan kilt with black shorties • Grey flannel trousers with a black belt • Black tights/navy blue knee socks or black dress socks • Black Doc Martens Number Two Uniform (Tuesday- Friday) • Navy tunic with sash with black shorties • Beige skirt or grey ‘skort’ with black shorties • Beige dress pants with belt • Grey pants with black belt • White or blue button down oxford shirt • Crested BCS sweater • BCS tie • Black tights or navy blue knee socks • Black dress socks • Black Doc Martens A crested navy blue polo shirt may be worn as part of ‘summer dress’ (from September to the November Break, and again from after March Break until June).
No vest or sweater is to be worn over the polo shirt. In the winter, students may wear a crested BCS sweater under their crested BCS blazer as part of their uniform.
Kilts must be worn no shorter than two inches above the top of the knee. All students are expected to be neat and well-groomed at all times, whether at school or off campus representing BCS. Jewellery and hairstyles should be modest. Boys are required to be clean-shaven. Nose piercings, tongue piercings, and other facial piercings are not allowed while in school uniform. Tattoos or body modifications should not be visible. Please contact Mrs. Debra Ann Daigneault to schedule your uniform fitting appointment: Mrs. Debra Ann Daigneault Supply Shop Manager 819.566.0238 x240 ddaigneault@bishopscollegeschool.
23 UNIFORM LIST 2019-2020 DESCRIPTION COLOUR MINIMUM QUANTITY UNIT PRICE (JULY 1, 2019) Blazer Navy 1 $162.00 Dress Pants Grey 2 $47.00 Cotton Pants Khaki 2 $47.00 Slim Fit Pants Grey or Khaki Optional $52.00 Straight Leg Pants Blue Optional $45.00 Long Sleeve Shirt White or Blue 5 $33.00 Short Sleeve Shirt White or Blue 5 $32.00 Dress Socks Black 6 $7.00 Belt Black 1 $30.00 Kilt Tartan 1 or 2 $77.00 Tunic Navy Optional $66.00 Cotton Skirt Khaki Optional $56.00 Skort Grey Optional $56.00 Boxers/Shorties Navy 2 $12.00 Long Sleeve Blouse White or Blue 5 $33.00 Short Sleeve Blouse White or Blue 5 $32.00 Tights Black 0-2 $11.00 Knee Socks Navy 6 $7.00 This is a uniform guide providing the minimum quantities for each item.
24 DESCRIPTION COLOUR MINIMUM QUANTITY UNIT PRICE (JULY 1, 2019) Crested Vest Navy 1 $45.00 V-Neck Sweater Navy 1 $52.00 Cardigan Navy Optional $75.00 School Shoes Black 1 $160.00 Tie School 1 $16.00 Tie New Student 1 $20.00 T-Shirt (Phys. Ed) Black 1 $25.00 Shorts, Boys (Phys. Ed) Purple 1 $30.00 Shorts, Girls (Phys. Ed) Purple 1 $20.00 Sweatshirt (Hoodie) Varies Optional $45.00 Sweatpants Varies Optional $35.00 Polo Shirt Navy 2 $36.00 Tracksuit Junior Purple & White Optional $100.00 DESCRIPTION COLOUR MINIMUM QUANTITY UNIT PRICE (MAY 2, 2019) Blazer Navy Optional $65.00 Dress Pants Grey Optional $25.00 Cotton Pants Khaki Optional $25.00 Cotton Skirt Khaki Optional $25.00 Kilt Plaid Optional $45.00 Skort Grey Optional $25.00 Dress Slacks Grey Optional $20.00 Shirt or Blouse White or Blue Optional $12.00 Sashes Optional $5.00 ADDITIONAL ITEMS NEARLY NEW CLOTHING (NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST)
25 NEARLY NEW CLOTHING (NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST) DESCRIPTION COLOUR MINIMUM QUANTITY UNIT PRICE (MAY 2, 2019) Summer Shirts (Polos) Navy Optional $15.00 Tie (Striped or Solid) Striped or Solid Optional $9.00 Tunic Navy Optional $40.00 Cardigan Navy Optional $35.00 V-Neck Sweater Navy Optional $30.00 Vest Navy Optional $25.00 Phys. Ed Shorts Purple Optional $8.00 Phys. Ed T-Shirts Black Optional $8.00 Sweatpants Varies Optional $20.00 Sweatshirt (Hoodie) Varies Optional $21.00 Track Suit Jacket Purple & White Optional $25.00 Track Suit Pants Purple & White Optional $20.00 Track Suit Purple & White Optional $45.00
26 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS All basic supplies will be available at the BCS Supply Shop. Unless otherwise indicated, feel free to purchase them outside the school. FORM II (GR. 7) BASIC SUPPLIES: • One (1) 3” binder • Two (2) 2” binders • Loose leaf paper (1 package) • Pencil case • Pencils (HB) • Pens (1 blue and 1 red) • Erasers • One (1) long ruler • Five (5) Exercise books (32 page) • Scissors • Glue Stick • Small pencil sharpener • Highlighters • Coloured pencils • Three (3) packages of dividers • Correction tape (or fluid) • Staedler Geometry Set Package available at the BCS Supply Shop (includes all items above): $65.00 FORMS III–VII (GR.
8-12) BASIC SUPPLIES: • Two (2) 2” binders • Loose leaf paper (1 package) • Graph paper • Pencil case • Pencils (HB) • Pens (1 blue and 1 red) • Erasers • One (1) long ruler • Duo-tangs • Five (5) Exercise books (32 page) • Scissors • Glue Stick • Small pencil sharpener • Highlighters • Coloured pencils • Two (2) packages of dividers • Correction tape (or fluid) • Staedler Geometry Set Package available at the BCS Supply Shop (includes all items above): $75.00 CALCULATORS Available at the BCS Supply Shop: • Forms II, III, IV: Casio FX-300ES (mandatory for Forms III & IV) • Forms V: TI 83+ or TI84 (not mandatory, strongly recommended) • Forms VI & VII: TI 83+ or TI84 (mandatory) PHYSICAL EDUCATION: FORMS II-V (GR.
7-10) • Two (2) pairs of running shoes [one (1) for indoor use and one (1) for outdoor use].
27 BCS MEDIA Whether you’re near or far, it’s easy to stay on top of the latest news from BCS. OUR HASHTAG We tag our tweets and photos with #BCS1836, reflecting the year our school was founded. We invite you to use it whenever you share something about BCS. PHOTO OF THE DAY A daily snapshot of life at BCS. Photos are updated every school day during the year, and on a weekly basis in the summer here: bishopscollegeschool.com/pages/ welcome/photo-of- the-day FACEBOOK The entire BCS community is very active on Facebook. We post several updates every week and love to see comments from parents, teachers, and students too.
Join us by liking the BCS page: facebook.com/ bishopscollegeschool1836* INSTAGRAM A popular social network for sharing photos and short videos. Students, teachers, and staff frequently contribute photos for the BCS profile. You can download the Instagram app on your mobile device to have easy access. You must create a username and then search for the BCS account: @bishopscollegeschool*. Click to “Follow.” The images can also be viewed online: instagram.com/ bishopscollegeschool* TWITTER We tweet about student success, special events, and news. Download the Twitter app on your mobile device to get updates right away.
Like Instagram, you will need to create a username and then search for our feeds. Follow our main account (@BCS_Today*) and our athletics account (@BCS_Bears). YOUTUBE Follow our YouTube channel for the latest in video from BCS! youtube. com/user/BCSToday* BCS NEWS If you would rather get your news from one source, our News page draws content from all of the sources listed above. We also release digital articles that give you an inside look into life at BCS. Go to BCS News every day to see our Facebook posts, Instagram updates, and tweets, and to read our articles. bishopscollegeschool.com/news BCS FLICKR We post new pictures of school events, athletics activities, and daily life at BCS all the time.
A private link is sent out via our monthly digital newsletter, the BCS Broadcast.
BCS BROADCAST We send out a monthly digital newsletter with links to recent articles and upcoming events. Look for it in your Inbox once school starts! *Please note that we will be changing our usernames on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to ‘@BCS1836’ during the summer months to make it easier for you to find us and follow along across all our channels and platforms. #BCS1836
28 ROUND SQUARE Round Square (RS) is a world-wide association of 160 schools on five continents sharing unique and ambitious goals. Students attending Round Square schools make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility.
BCS has been a member for over 30 years. The program provides opportunities for students that go well beyond the classroom, such as: student exchanges, community service projects, junior/senior conferences (taking place either domestically or internationally), and gap year opportunities for students who have graduated. There are also many Round Square school activities and cultural events at BCS. This past year we had close to 30 students join the BCS RS Committee!
The following is the Round Square itinerary for the 2019- 2020 academic year. There will be an information session at the beginning of the school year and follow-ups throughout the year. CONFERENCES • October 2-8, 2019: Round Square International Conference at The Emerald Heights International School in Indore, India. • TBD 2020: Junior Regional Round Square Conference at Glenlyon Norfolk School in British Columbia, Canada. • TBD 2020: Senior Regional Round Square Conference at Craighouse School in Santiago, Chile. SERVICE PROJECTS • Round Square Service Projects are open to senior students (16 years old and above) and two students per school are accepted per location.
Please refer to the Round Square website about these projects to make an informed decision. BCS also has a Senegal Service Project scheduled for March Break 2020.
EXCHANGES/GAP YEAR • This is an on-going process and can be discussed during the school year. Further details about RS are available online at roundsquare.org. For more information, please contact: Mrs. Shelley Gardner-Bray Round Square Coordinator 819.566.0238 x213 firstname.lastname@example.org