Orientation Essentials
Grade 9
The goal for the Grade 9 orientation is to develop positive and healthy relationships while exploring the campus and community through a variety of fun team-building games and activities and to facilitate experiences that allow the Grade 9s to create strong connections, friendships and a new comfort at LCS that will span the year and beyond.

Orientation Schedule

List of 8 items.

  • Tuesday, September 5 - Day Student Registration

    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.






    • Check-in at theatre lobby to pick up nametag and welcome package
    • Final check for all administrative forms
    • Meet with Academic Advisor to receive academic timetable
    • Pick up lock and locker assignment
    • New students pick up laptops
    5:00 - 5:30 p.m.                
     


    • Parents of new day students to theatre
      for information session about communication with LCS and reception
  • Sunday, September 10 - Boarding Registration

    Sunday, September 10
    12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    *We urge families to respect our schedule and 
    not arrive prior to 12:00 p.m.







    • Check-in at theatre lobby to pick up housing assignment, nametag and welcome package
    • Final check for all administrative forms
    • Move into residence
    • Pick up uniform if shipped to the school.
    • Top Marks is available for returns and delivery of prior orders, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Meet with Academic Advisor to receive academic timetable
    • Laptop distribution for new students and locker assignments
    • Brunch is available from 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
    • Student and parent farewells!
    3:00 p.m.




    • All boarding students to their residence for house activities
    • Parents of new boarding students to theatre for meeting and reception
    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    • Parent Pub Night (Old Bridge Inn)
  • Monday, September 11

    On Monday, the Grade 9s will have the opportunity to work together through various on-campus activities, and also discover the Village of Lakefield through an “Amazing Race” inspired challenge. Students will then spend the evening at the LCS waterfront for a campfire. Please note that all students will be required to complete the school’s mandatory swim test as one of the activities during the day on Monday.

    8:20 a.m.Day student bus arrives on campus
    8:30 a.m.                   
     
    Assembly for all students in Theatre (clean casuals)
    Grade specific orientation for the day      
    (clean casual dress to be outside)
    8:00 p.m.     All students back on campus
    8:15 p.m.

    Day student bus departs
    Boarding students in residences
  • Tuesday, September 12

    On Tuesday afternoon, we will all head to Peterborough. We have partnered with Survivors Abreast, a local dragon boat organization that focuses on breast cancer awareness and prevention, for a team-building challenge and race on Little Lake, part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. We will return to the LCS campus for dinner and another outdoor evening at the waterfront. Students will be involved in a variety of activities, many of which will be outside and physical and will require appropriate footwear and apparel.

    8:20 a.m.Day student bus arrives
    8:30 a.m.                  
     
    All students on campus (classroom dress)
    Chapel for all students
    Introductory classes (Periods A-D)
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch in dining hall
    Grade specific orientation
    (clean casual dress to be outside)
    8:00 p.m.All students back on campus
    8:15 p.m.

    Day student bus departs
    Boarding students in residences
  • Wednesday, September 13

    8:20 a.m.     Day student bus arrives on campus
    8:30 a.m.Chapel for all students in classroom dress
    Introductory classes (E-H)
    Lunch in dining hall
    Afternoon Activities     




        
    Cocurricular fair
    School photos (classroom dress)
    School safety procedures
    Grade 11 Swim Test
    Math Placement Test
    Grade 9/10 day student meeting
    4:00 p.m.Fun activities led by Grads
    5:00 p.m.Day student bus departs
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Female House Uniform Fitting (School Stores)
    5:30 p.m.Residential house dinners in the Dining Hall
    6:00 - 7:30 p.m.Male House Uniform Fitting (School Stores)
  • Thursday, September 14

    8:20 a.m.Day student bus arrives
    8:30 a.m.Chapel for all students (classroom dress)
    Introductory classes (Periods A-D)
    Lunch in dining hall
    Afternoon Activities     


      
    Meeting with advisors
    Cocurricular sign-up
    Grade 10 Swim Test
    Grade 11/12 day student meeting
    3:45 p.m.


    Clubs and Ensembles
    Open Waterfront / Fitness Centre / Gym
    Swim Test for those who missed
    5:30 p.m.All school BBQ at Waterfront
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.House mixers
    8:15 p.m.Day student bus departs
  • Friday, September 15

    8:20 a.m.Day student bus arrives
    8:30 a.m.Chapel for all students (classroom dress)
    Introductory classes (Periods E-H)
    Lunch in dining hall
    Afternoon Activities     
    
    Keynote speaker for all grades (clean casuals)
    Break-out activities by grade
    4:00 p.m.Cocurriculars
    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.Paper House Spirit Event - all students welcome
    8:15 p.m.Day student bus departs
  • Saturday, September 16

    9:20 a.m.Day student bus arrives
    9:30 a.m.Full school community Terry Fox Run and Celebration
    11:30 a.m.     Lunch in Dining Hall Courtyard
    1:00 p.m.                  Cocurriculars
    3:15 p.m.Day student bus departs

Important Notes

  • All students must be in proper classroom dress on Tuesday, September 12 for the first day of classes.
  • All students need indoor athletic shoes (indoor court shoe or running shoes are fine) for Orientation programming as these shoes must be worn for events in the gym.

What Do You Need

List of 2 items.

  • What to bring

    • Reusable Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Outdoor Clothing - appropriate for weather conditions (rain gear if needed)
    • Running or outdoor shoes
    • Indoor shoes (for activities in the gym)
    • Bug Spray
    • Bathing suit clothes that can get wet and towel (for swim test)
    • Change of clothes for after the Dragon Boat experience
    • Optional: Musical instruments for campfire
  • What not to bring

    • Snack food containing nuts or nut products
    • Electronics (iPad, speakers, etc.)
    • Valuables (money, jewellery)

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.

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