Welcome to The Rumson Country Day School!
We are thrilled to welcome you into the RCDS family and introduce you to all aspects that make our school so special. We are here to make your transition as smooth as possible. Please see below for some important information that will welcome and introduce you to our community! Feel free to reach out to Director of Admission, Tracey Wetmore at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This page will be updated periodically, so check back often for new information.
Lower School Summer Reading Lists 2020
Summer is the perfect time to pick up a good book and read! To prevent the summer slide or loss of academic achievement experienced during summer months, the RCDS Lower School Staff encourages students to READ READ READ to keep growing as strong and curious readers as well as critical thinkers. In addition to their independent reading this summer, the following grade level required books are assigned for incoming grade level students to read before the first day of school.
We encourage these required books to be read in sometime in August so it stays fresh in the minds of students for class discussion and project work when school begins in September.
Upper School Summer Reading Lists 2020
Below are the Upper School Summer Reading Lists by grade level. Please have your children begin their reading the week after July 4 - DO NOT wait until the end of summer. While many families do the required texts later in the summer, this is not always best for every child. Their interests should play some role in the order of the reading.
It is always a good idea to read one or two of the selections that your children are reading. They are good books and worth reading on their own merits. They may also provide opportunities for conversations.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Bill Lamb at email@example.com.
Dress Code Guidelines
Gently Worn Uniform Store: The GWUS provides uniforms for our students at a fraction of the price. As children grow out of sizes, parents donate items to the Gently Worn Uniform Store, which are then sold to our greater school community. If you would like to visit the GWUS , please contact our parent volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Virtual Summer Camps
Coding, rockets, water games, magic, and 3-D printing! These are just a few of the activities Summer Gator Makers will experience as they exercise skills to engineer their dreams into reality. Weekly sessions give campers the opportunity to explore, discover, make connections, enhance skills and avoid the summer slide. Virtual Summer Camps are available for students entering Pre-K through 5th grade.
Health Forms and Information
2020-2021 School Calendar Major Dates
Thursday, September 3: New Student Orientation
Tuesday, September 8: First Day of School for Beginners - Grade 8 | ECC Parent/Teacher Meetings
Thursday, September 10: ECC Begins
Monday, September 28: No School - Yom Kippur
Monday, October 12: No School - Columbus Day
November 23 - 27: Thanksgiving Break
December 21 - January 1: Winter Break
Monday, January 4: School Reopens
Monday, January 18: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February, 15-16: No School - Presidents’ Day & Phi Beta Kappa Day
March 22 - April 5: Spring Break
Tuesday, April 6: School Reopens
Monday, May 31: No School - Memorial Day
Thursday, June 10: Last Day for ECC
Friday, June 11: Last Day of School | Class Day for Beginners - 8th Grade | Commencement
We are so fortunate to be a part of a caring community that wants to support our school and, of course, our children. The volunteer efforts of the Parent Council enable RCDS to host myriad events each school year.