Welcome Grade 12 Students!

What to Expect in The First Weeks of School: September 6-17, 2022

Whether you are a new or returning student, we are so excited that you will be joining us as a Grad for your Grade 12 year at LCS. Preparations are well underway to welcome you to the school, and to help everyone feel at home at The Grove as you begin your GRAD YEAR!

Just in case you’re starting to wonder what the beginning of your Grad Year will look like, here’s an overview of the first few weeks of September.

Arrival Day

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  • Tuesday, September 6

    We are looking forward to welcoming you on campus on Tuesday, September 3, 2022. 
    • Your Head of House will be in touch with you to arrange an arrival time
    •  If you are a new boarding student, your arrival time will be scheduled between 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    • If you are a new day student, your arrival time will be scheduled between 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 
    We will be waiting near the Gate House, to welcome you!. From there, you will head straight to your house to meet and connect with your Head of House, Associate Faculty and Advisor. You’ll have time to unpack (if you’re a boarder), get your class schedule, pick up your new laptop (if you’ve ordered one), and sort out your school uniform, as needed. If your parents are with you, you can enjoy brunch together in our dining hall before you say goodbye. 
    • Afternoon: Your Grad year formally starts the moment you  gather as a Grade in the Chapel at 1 pm to begin your Grad Leadership Conference. 
    • Early Evening: you will eat dinner in House groups to give you time to connect with your Head of House and House Team and start to plan your welcome strategy and first house events for the grade 9-11 students. 
    • Late Evening: There will be time to connect with friends and more fully unpack as you enjoy a campfire down at the waterfront and then time in your house. 
    Our hope is that by the end of the day, our new Grads will begin to feel at home at The Grove. 

    Important Note for Day Students:
    All Day Student Grads are invited to spend the night of Tuesday, September 6, 2022 on campus, sleeping over in your houses. To be prepared, please ensure that you bring your Formal Dress, bathing suit and towel with you along with what you need to sleep over on Tuesday.

    Dress expectations: clean casuals, comfortable shoes

    Handy items to have:
    water bottle, hat
     

Feeling at HOME at THE GROVE

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  • Wednesday, September 7

    You’ll spend Wednesday together with your entire Grade 12 Class participating in our Grad Leadership Conference and helping to get ready to welcome our new students to campus the next day. You will also get to experience the refreshing water of Lake Katchewanooka as you complete your swim test! The day ends with your Grad Class picture, a formal dinner, Grad Opening Chapel and a special dessert at Ms. Kee’s (our Head of School) house.  

    Dress expectations: 
    • comfortable clean casuals that you can wear outside
    • a swimsuit, towel, change of clothes and shoes that can get wet (for swim tests)
    • Formal Dress for Grad Class photo, dinner and Opening Chapel
    Handy items to have: water bottle, hat, laptop, pen, paper
     
  • Thursday, September 8

    On Thursday all of you will be helping to welcome our new Grade 9-11 students to campus. In the afternoon, you will be leading house get-to-know-you activities and games and helping to set the tone for the first night in residence. In the evening, you will be leading your house in a campfire on campus or on the Amazing Race challenge through the town of Lakefield.

    Dress expectations: Grad t-shirts (provided) and comfortable clean casuals that you can wear outside

    Handy items to have: water bottle, hat, laptop, pen, paper

    Day Bus Schedule: grads are to arrive by 8:15 am. Bus will depart from the LCS Bus Turnaround at 8:30 pm.
     
  • Friday, September 9

    After a Welcome Chapel with the new Grade 9, 10 and 11  students, the Grad Leadership Conference continues and you’ll spend more time together as a Grade 12 Class. In the evening, you will be leading your house in a campfire on campus or on the Amazing Race challenge through the town of Lakefield.

    Dress expectations: comfortable clean casuals that you can wear outside

    Handy items to have: water bottle, hat, laptop, pen, paper

    Day Bus Schedule:
    arriving at the school by 9:15 a.m. and departure at 8:30 p.m. after programming finishes
  • Saturday, September 10

    On Saturday, you will be helping to welcome all the returning Grade 9-11 students to campus. After an afternoon of house events and our first spirit paper house competition of the year, we’ll come together as a school for a BBQ dinner followed by an important whole school conversation about our school values. We’ll end our first day as a community with a bonfire down at our waterfront on the shores of Lake Katchewanooka. 

    Dress expectations: Grad T-shirts and comfortable clean casuals with a sweatshirt or jacket for the cooler evening

    Handy items to have: water bottle, hat

    Day Bus Schedule: Bus will run 1 hour later than regularly scheduled times, arriving on campus by 9:15 am. Bus will depart from the LCS Bus Turnaround at 8:30pm after programming finishes.
  • Sunday, September 11

    After enjoying a delicious brunch in our dining hall, you are invited to explore the LCS campus and enjoy all it has to offer. You’ll have the option to participate in activities such as sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rock climbing, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, soccer, yoga, check out our ropes course and climbing wall, or simply enjoy the waterfront or walking in the woods. 

    The day is optional for day students who are more than welcome to join in the fun.

    Dress Expectations: comfortable clean casuals that you can wear outside

    Handy items to have: water bottle, hat 

    Optional: swimsuit, towel, water shoes

    Day Student Bus: No bus available

Feeling at HOME in your CLASSES

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  • Monday, September 12 & Tuesday, September 13

    Monday and Tuesday will be an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates in your Mod 1 courses. 
    • Period 1 starts at 8:30 am. 
    • On Monday, we will gather as a community at 10:10 a.m. for our Opening Chapel and then you will head to your Period 2 Class. 
    • You will eat lunch with your Advisor, and have the chance to discuss your courses and co-curricular choices. 
    • After classes on Monday, you will gather with your Grade to spend the afternoon getting ready for your September Intersession experiences. During this time you will go over your September Intersession schedule, discuss what you need to pack and prepare for the adventures to come in the upcoming days. 
    • After classes on Tuesday, you will participate in your first day of fall co-curriculars and competitive team tryouts. 
    Dress Expectations: school uniform (classroom dress) and a change of clothes for co-curriculars

    Handy items to have: water bottle, laptop, binders, backpack, pen, etc.

    Day Bus Schedule: Bus runs its regularly scheduled M/T/TH/F pickup times and arrives on campus at 8:15 am. Bus will depart LCS at 5:45 pm.

Algonquin Expedition

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  • Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17

    Our Grade 12s will be preparing for, and heading out on, their three-night, four-day Algonquin Expedition. They will depart for Algonquin Park on early Wednesday, September 14, and return to campus by the end of the day on Saturday, September 17. Students will be travelling in house groups with two staff members, canoeing, portaging, preparing meals over camp stoves and sleeping in tents. 

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To allow you to be fully present and engaged with those around you during these experiences, we will be limiting cell phone usage. We will ensure that lots of photos are taken and made available. This will also be communicated to your parents ahead of time so that they are not expecting communication from you during the day. You may want to let your friends from home know this as well.

At the end of these two weeks, it is our hope that you feel at home within our community and ready to dive into learning and life at The Grove! 

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.


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