Aug 11, 2021

Late-Start Wednesdays Begin August 18

Late-Start Wednesdays Begin August 18

Starting Wednesday, August 18

The first late-start Wednesday for the 2021-2022 school year will be on August 18. Students, staff, and faculty will start their normal school day at 8:35 a.m. instead of 7:50 a.m. This delayed start provides dedicated time for many more opportunities for professional development of faculty and staff, multi-grade level teacher collaboration, and parent or student-led Bible studies. This model is a proven best-practice, enabling ongoing teacher training, which leads to higher student achievement across all levels.

Students may be dropped off during late-start Wednesday morning carpool from 8:15-8:35 a.m. The official school day will begin with the morning devotion and announcements at 8:35 a.m. Bus route pick-up times will remain the same every day. If needed, parents may drop off students at 7:00 a.m. for early care or 7:20 a.m. for morning study hall sessions. Any students arriving on campus before 8:15 a.m. must attend these monitored early-care areas. Normal 7:50 a.m. start time will apply only on Wednesday, December 15 and May 25 due to testing. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

Wednesday Mornings Schedule:

7:00 a.m. — Early Care, Myrick Media Center

7:20 a.m. — Buses begin arriving

Early student drop-offs to early-care areas:

  • Preschool students report to Sewell Cottage
  • Kindergarten students report to Mrs. Ashmead's classroom
  • Grade 1 students report to Mrs. Brown’s classroom
  • Grade 2 students report to Mrs. Jadlocki’s classroom
  • Grade 3 students report to Mrs. Camp’s classroom
  • Grade 4 students report to Mrs. Ewell’s classroom
  • Grade 5 students report to Mrs. Condra’s classroom 
  • Middle school students report to dining hall
  • High school students report to dining hall
  • Students involved in Bible studies will report to designated classrooms 

8:15 a.m. — Carpool drop-off begins

8:35 a.m. — School day begins with morning devotion and announcements


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 18 - Preschool/TK New and Returning Families Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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