2023 SUMMER UPDATE #1 (06/23/23)



JUNE 23, 2023



Summer break affords a relaxed schedule, the opportunity to explore new interests, travel, spend time with family, read good books… and we do hope you are able to do all those things!  We are not rushing summer break.

To enable you to plan and prepare for the new school year at your leisure, though, I am sending this summer  bulletin containing lots of information.  Bulletins will be sent periodically through the summer with new information added to what is included here.  I will highlight any new information included to make it easy to identify.  We trust this will be a help to you!



Please note these additions to the calendar:

  • August 8th:  First day of school for 7th – 12th grades
  • August 9th:  First day of school for K – 6th grades
  • Week of May 6th:  Potential dates for standardized testing (1st-7th)


IMPORTANT DATES:  Scroll down to last page of bulletin for more details.

  • Sat, 7/29:  School clean up day
  • Week of July 31st:  Fall sports begin
  • Thurs, 8/3:  Archer Night at Upper School
  • Mon, 8/7:  Archer Night at Lower School (K – 4th)
  • Tues, 8/8:  First day of school:  7th – 12th grades
  • Wed, 8/9:  First day of school:  K – 6th grades
  • Thurs, 8/10:  Archer Night for TK
  • Tues, 8/15:  First day of school:  TK


All Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th grade students are required by NC state law to receive immunizations and provide updated reports to the school by the first day of school.  Please review the information here to make sure you get all that is needed.  Medical and religious exemptions are permitted.  

23/24 SUPPLY LIST:  Kindergarten through 12th grades


Now is the time to place your orders!  The 30% off discount at French Toast is available through June 25th using the code 30SUMMER3.

Access Uniform Guides, etc. on our website under the Parent tab here.


Moms’ Helper and Bradford Plus are services provided to parents for both planned and unplanned circumstances.  Sometimes meetings run long, traffic backs up, emergencies arise…whatever the situation, you can be confident your child will be safe and supervised.  

  • Moms’ Helper provides care for Transitional Kindergarten students from 12:00 – 2:45.
  • Bradford Plus provides care for all students from 2:45 – 5:45.  
  • Please review the Policies and Procedures here.  
  • REGISTRATION FORM:  We ask that all parents complete this form for each student, even if you do not plan to use afterschool care.  Sometimes unexpected circumstances arise and we want to be prepared to provide the best care for your child.


Please read the “ARCHER ATHLETICS” email carefully for lots of information and details.

  • Sports Survey form to complete
  • Important forms to complete
  • Dates for sports physicals for free or discounted rates.
  • Important dates for the fall season


JUL 29:  Work day, 8am – noon, Pizza lunch served – All families welcome to help us clean classrooms, spread mulch, prep playground, clean up cross country trails, etc.

AUG 3:  Upper School Archer Night

  • (Previously known as Open House)
  • At Downtown Campus (DTC)
  • Students:  wear Bradford polo with logo
  • 6:30:  5th-6th graders and new students
  • 7:00:  Meet with Dr. Smith and Mr. Johnston
  • 7:30:  
    • 5th – 6th graders and new students visit classrooms and meet teachers
    • 7th – 12th grader (returning students) – Meet with Dr. Smith and Mr. Johnston
  • 8:00:  7th – 12th graders (returning students) visit classrooms

AUG 7:  Lower School Archer Night

  • (Previously known as Open House)
  • At Main Campus (MC)
  • Students:  wear Bradford polo with logo
  • Appointments will be offered for 5:30, 6:00, 6:30pm – Sign up form to come.
  • All will meet with Mr. Johnston, then meet the teachers and visit classrooms

AUG 8:  7th – 12th Grade FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

  • Wear dress uniform
  • 7:30 earliest drop off time

AUG 9:  

  • 5th – 6th grade FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL at Upper School 
    • Wear dress uniform
    • 7:30 earliest drop off time
    • Dismissal at 3:00 pm
  • Lower School FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
    • Wear dress uniform
    • 7:40 earliest drop off time
    • 9:00 – Kindergarten
      • Parents of kindergarten students  will drop off in the car line, then may park and come enjoy donuts and coffee.

AUG 10:  Transitional Kindergarten Archer Night

  • (Previously known as Orientation)
  • 6:00 pm
  • Main Campus

AUG 15:  Transitional Kindergarten FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 

  • 7:40 earliest drop off time