INFORMATION & FORMS
Find out answers to the most commonly asked questions for our Banff families!
I'M ENROLLED...NOW WHAT?
View the "Back to School Checklist" for students in all grades.
WHAT ARE THE DIVISION NAMES?
Lower School: PreSchool, Bridge to Kindergarten, Kindergarten & 1st-5th Grades
Upper School: Grades 6th-12th
HOW DO I GET GRADING & ACADEMIC INFORMATION?
Alma is a private and secure website that has been set up for The Banff School to allow you to see complete information specific to your child. You can view your child’s grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. All you need is an Internet-capable computer or smartphone! New parents will receive specific login instructions during the summer months.
WHAT DOES MY STUDENT NEED TO WEAR?
All students at The Banff School have a required daily uniform in addition to a "Dress Uniform" that is worn on Wednesdays and special events.
HOW DO I SHOW BANFF SPIRIT?
House Spirit Shirts are provided to each student at the beginning of each school year. Additional shirts and other Banff logo clothing items can be purchased from our online spirit store.
WHAT SUPPLIES DO STUDENTS NEED?
Students in all grades are required to obtain their own school supplies for the year. Students in grades PreK-5th grade purchase a supply pack including all the required supplies for their school year. Middle and Upper School students will need to purchase their supplies on their own. Supply packs and supply lists are available by clicking HERE.
WHAT TEXTBOOKS DO UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS NEED?
Middle & Upper School students are responsible for purchasing or renting their own textbooks for the 2019-2020 school year.
ARE THERE TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS?
iPads or other digital devices are provided for all students in grades PreK-12th grade. Certain optional Upper School courses may require the use of a personal laptop, but those requirements will be communicated prior to the start of school.
WHAT ARE SCHOOL ARRIVAL TIMES?
Student arrival time for all grades begins at 8:15am
Classes begin promptly at 8:30am
WHAT ARE SCHOOL DISMISSAL TIMES?
PreSchool, Bridge to Kindergarten & Kindergarten - 3:00pm
1st-5th Grades - 3:10pm
Upper School - 3:20pm
If for any reason a student cannot be picked up on time, the office must be notified. Students who are not picked up on time will be sent to afternoon Homework Room and charged $10 for each hour or part thereof. Students will not be released to anyone other than parents or carpool parents unless WRITTEN permission is on file with the office.
HOW DOES CARPOOL WORK?
Please note that cell phone use is restricted during morning and afternoon carpool times.
As our construction of the new front entrance enters its final phase, we are updating our carpool plan for the 2019-2020 school year. Specific information, routes and maps will be provided later in the summer.
IS THERE AFTER-SCHOOL SUPERVISION?
PreSchool, Bridge to Kindergarten & Kindergarten
3:00-6:00pm -- After-Care Activities/Supervision
3:35-5:00pm -- Teacher-supervised homework room
5:00-6:00pm -- After-Care Activities/Supervision
For current costs, please view the school's tuition schedule.
HOW DO I ORDER LUNCH?
Hot lunches are catered by an independent contractor Students can order lunch for specific dates or for the whole month. Lunch menus for the coming school year will be posted in early August.
PreSchool, Bridge to Kindergarten, Kindergarten & 1st Grade - 11:00am
2nd-5th Grade - 11:30am
6th-12th Grade - 12:05pm
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Do you need more help or have additional questions? Here's who to contact:
Lower School academic questions:
Dana Sauls, Lower School Director
Upper School academic questions:
Deborah Wasser, Upper School Director
Forms & Paperwork questions:
Laila Harbour, Administrative Support
Financial & Accounts Receivable questions:
GENERAL INFO & FORMS