CGCS UNIFORMS

Our school uniform is a reflection of the pride we have for our school and the respect that we have for one another. To ensure all students reflect this commitment, uniforms are required to be worn at all times and to be kept clean. If blazers or cardigans interfere with learning while at school, girls are asked to hang them on the back of their chairs at their desks.

Formal Uniform

Consists of:

  • CGCS blazer
  • Kilt
  • White oxford shirt, tucked-in
  • Necktie
  • Black knee socks or black tights
  • Dress shoes

*Please note that the vest or sweater is not a part of the formal uniform. 

Our formal uniform is required to be worn on the following days:

  • The first day of school
  • School photos
  • Special occasions
  • For guest visitors
  • Occasions where the girls are representing our school on field trips, unless otherwise specified by the teacher

Hair should also to be neat at all times, while Hijabs must be plain in colour and complement the uniform. Any jewelry or body piercing should be respectful of the school environment.

Other considerations:

  • Students are to wear modest shorts under their kilts
  • Any garments to be worn under blouses or shirts to be white or off white
  • Dress shoes must be black and polished, or patent with a low heal

Winter Uniform

Consists of:

  • Combinations of blazer, cardigan, or vest
  • Oxford shirt tucked in with tie
  • Kilt, pleated skort, black uniform pants, black tights or knee socks

Summer Uniform

Consists of:

  • Summer dress with white knee socks
  • Blazer, cardigan, or vest
  • Oxford shirt tucked in with tie
  • Polo shirt or poplin blouse
  • Kilt, black uniform pants, pleated skort, or black skort with black tights or knee socks

Note: The summer uniform can be worn beginning after Spring Break, into the fall until Thanksgiving weekend.

Athletic Uniform

Consists of:

  • Gym shirt
  • Dazzle shorts
  • Zip-up hoodie
  • Jogging pants, white socks and appropriate athletic shoes

Note: The athletic uniform is required for every gym class. Students may also wear full zip-up hoodie and polar fleece jacket as outerwear to and from school, however, these are not worn in school as part of the uniform.

Uniform Changes

This spring, CGCS introduced our new brand and look – created to ensure our culture, values and vision are reflected in our logo and in all that we do. We are pleased to announce that our uniforms will be changed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Our Uniform Supplier

Top Marks is pleased to be the uniform Supplier for the Calgary Girls Charter School. For questions or to purchase uniforms please refer to the contact info below. To order uniforms online, please refer to the order packaging form found here.

Irene Patton
E: irene@topmarks.ca
P: (403) 605-4636

Top Marks:
www.topmarks.ca
Toll Free: 1-800-667-7105
School Code: CAL01

*Top Marks Exchange Date: Aug 28th, 2 to 4 pm @ Lakeview campus.

Please note that families can purchase black shoes at any store of their choosing. However, CGCS is working with Brown’s Shoes to provide discounts for families. To order from Brown’s shoes please see the attached flyer here. 

To see Top Marks upcoming fitting dates, see the form below. 

HOT LUNCHES

Our school is proud to offer hot lunches to all of our students. We use a variety of vendors and all orders are managed through the Healthy Hunger website. To sign-up your child for hot lunches visit healthyhunger.ca and follow the instructions below:

  1. Click “Register Student”
  2. Create an account
  3. Choose the campus your daughter is attending, either “Calgary Girls’ School” or “Calgary Girls’ School – Bel Aire”.

*Please note that order deadlines are 5 business days prior to each hot lunch.

Hot lunches are organized and managed by our School Council. If you would like to help distribute or organize the hot lunches, we are always looking for more volunteers. To learn more about opportunities to volunteer please see our School Council section.

HEALTH INFO

CGCS understands that students interact with a variety of environments, and the need arises for us to be aware and proactive when it comes to their health. Checking for head lice is a step our school takes to ensure the health of all students. We recommend regularly checking your girls for head lice, as it is a common pest that can be found in schools. This process also encourages students to pay attention to their health and well-being as they become responsible young adults in the community.

Parents are encouraged to call their school nurse, community health centre, or their family doctor for more information about prevention, recognition and treatment of head lice in their family.

Call Calgary Health Link at 943-LINK (5465) in the Calgary area or 1-866- 408-LINK (5465) toll-free for more information. To learn how to treat head lice please see MyHealth.Alberta.ca and search “how to treat head lice”.

IT @ CGCS

Our school uses a BYOD model: Bring Your Own Device. We acknowledge that tech literacy is key to having confidence in modern working and learning environments. This policy also reflects our values of skill building at every op portunity.

Using technology in the classroom has shown to increase engagement and learning in students as they are able to research their questions and share their ideas in an educational space with their peers.*

When students bring their own device to school, we leverage their familiarity with it and encourage them to use it in an educational way, within and beyond the classroom.

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Calgary Girls Charter School thrives on the support of engaged parents.
Our School Council is made up of parents, principals, teachers and secondary students.

Being a part of the School Council provides a conduit for members of the community to
engage and offer perspective to the principal and administration and provides parents the
opportunity to:

  • Meet regularly with administration
  • Organize fun activities to reinforce strong sense of school community
  • Provide informative, relevant educational sessions for parents
  • Fundraise to maximize opportunities of augmenting Girls educational experience

CGCS board meets on a monthly basis alternating between day time and evening meetings. CGCS meetings are open to all CGCS parents. The CGCS School Council executive are elected at the Annual General meeting usually held in May for a 1-year term.

If you are interested in being part of
the CGCS School Council,  please email the School Council directly at council@calgarygirlsschool.com.

Achievement  •  Courage  •  Integrity  •  Respect  •  Community

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