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Welcome back, Hornets!


Main Line: 
Upper School Office: 
Middle School Office: 
Lower School Office: 
The Little School:
Fine & Performing Arts: 
Nurses’ Office: 
Student Billing: 
Advancement Office: 
College Counseling Office: (912)961-8679
Operations & Security: 
Hornet Shop: 
After Care & After School Programs:  (912)961-8717

SCHOOL HOURS Jr. Kindergarten - Fifth Grade:
* Classrooms open at 8:15AM, with opening bell at 8:30AM. Morning Wait is offered in Demere Gym at no charge, beginning at 7:30AM. 

Sixth - Twelfth Grade: 8:30AM–3:25PM 

STAY IN TOUCH WITH SOCIAL MEDIAOur social media accounts are a great way to stay updated on the daily activities on campus and upcoming events.
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HELP SCDS BE A GOOD NEIGHBORPlease be mindful, and remind your student drivers, that SCDS is located within a residential neighborhood and several school zones. Please obey all speed limits and be mindful of children at crosswalks. We have been advised that traffic cameras are now installed in Windsor Forest.

In addition to the below general information, families can find more specific information for Lower, Middle and Upper School via the Resource Boards.                Lower School LINK—Middle School LINK —Upper School LINK

SCHOOL UNIFORMSStudents are required to wear a school uniform from Land’s End. You may order by phone or online (1.800.469.2222 or Lower & Middle School code: 900138850; Upper School code: 900132580. More detailed information about our dress code appears in the student handbook. The Parents’ Association oversees an on-campus Uniform Closet, offering gently used uniforms and spirit wear for families. The Uniform Closet is located in a new location in Modular E. (Modular E is located to the right of Demere Gym, and parking is available behind the Little School). In addition, customizable Hornet spirit wear and hoodies are available at

HORNET SHOPThe Hornet Shop reopens on August 8 with summer hours 10:00AM-3:00PM and a Warehouse Sale (closed Friday, August 12). Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted forms of payment. During the school year, the Hornet Shop will be open from 8:00AM-4:00PM.

CAMPUS & GATE HOURSRegular campus hours are 7AM - 9PM Monday - Friday and 7AM - 7PM on the weekends. The Stillwood Drive gate opens ‚Äčeach weekday ‚Äčat 6:30AM. The Cedar Grove and Willow Road gates are open from 7:45 - 8:45AM and 2:30 - 3:55PM Monday - Friday. The Cedar Grove and Willow Road gates are locked during holidays, weekends, and the summer break. 

MEDICAL RECORDS & SCHOOL FORMSAll forms must be completed and uploaded to the Parent Portal prior to the start of school. Simply sign-in to the School website, click on RESOURCES and then STUDENT HEALTH. Please upload all completed forms to the website (forms cannot be emailed or mailed/faxed). Directions for uploading forms can be found HERE. If you have questions regarding the medical forms, please contact our School Nurses (Kate Bailey and Lauren Walsh) at or our Athletic Trainer (Janel Carlile) at

TEXTBOOKS (6th-12th) & SUMMER READINGInformation is posted to the website on your child’s respective school division’s “Important Information Board” under Resources.

CAMPUS PARKING DECALSParking decals have been mailed. If you need an additional one, please stop by Triol Hall or call/email Lisa Team at 912.961.8802 or All vehicles entering campus must display the sticker in the lower left corner of the windshield (driver’s side). After Labor Day, if your car does not have a current decal you will need to come to the office and get one in order to enter campus. In addition to the car decals, we have added a traffic arm at the Welcome Center(Stillwood Drive gate). Please be aware that the arm will be in the down position outside of carpool hours to ensure that our Welcome Center staff are able to screen all vehicles properly.  

SCDS BUS TRANSPORTATIONCountry Day offers multiple bus routes: Bluffton, Dutch Island/Isle of Hope, Pooler, and Richmond Hill. To register, please complete this form. For more information, contact Michaela Shank at or 912.961.8808. 

EXTENDED CARE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMSAfter Care (JK-5th grade and 6th-8th grade) is available for a fee, and information and registration will be emailed to parents on August 5th. Information and registration for our 2022-23 After School Program offerings will be emailed on August 19th. Morning Wait (JK-5th grade) runs from 7:30-8:10AM in Demere Gym, and registration is not required for this complimentary service. 

SCHOOL LUNCHSchool lunch (JK-12) is included in Country Day tuition. Our lunchroom vendor, SAGE, offers a wide variety of nutritious offerings each day. The daily menu, as well as listings for allergens and dietary restrictions, is available on our website under “Quick Links” at the top. In addition, the Touch of SAGE App is available in the App Store for mobile devices.

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION & WEBSITE LOGIN ISSUESPlease remember to update the School if any changes occur throughout the year. All changes should be emailed to You may also email this address if you have difficulty logging into the SCDS website.

SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONSThe majority of correspondence from school is distributed electronically. Please keep your preferred email address updated within your online profile and ensure that Country Day’s email domain ( and our pushpage address ( are added to your SPAM filter’s whitelist and/or contacts.

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGSParents will be notified of school closings or delays via our phone, email and text message systems. In addition, we will post emergency announcements on our website homepage as well as on social media. In order to receive alerts from the School, please keep your contact information updated throughout the year.


Monday, August 15:
- Middle School New Student / 6th Grade Student Orientation (8:30–10:00AM in Pape Hall/Middle School)
- Senior College Counseling Parent Zoom (10:00-11:00AM)
- Jr Kindergarten Students Meet the Teachers & Parent Orientation (9:00-10:00AM in Pressly Hall/Lower School)
- K-5 New Students Meet the Teachers & Parent Orientation (10:00-11:00AM in Pressly Hall)
- Grades 10-12 New Student and Parent Orientation (10:00AM)
- Returning Students, K-5, Optional Open House (11:00AM-12:00PM in Pressly Hall)

Tuesday, August 16: Opening Day of School for JK-12

Friday, August 19: Back-to-School Parent Coffee (8:45AM in Pressly Hall)

Thursday, August 25: Lower School Parents’ Night

Friday, August 26: Mingledorff Hall Grand Opening (5:00PM) and Pigskin Picnic (5:30PM)

Wednesday, August 31: Middle School Parents’ Night

Thursday, September 1: Upper School Parents’ Night