Southwood Academy of the Arts
October 19th - 23rd
Density Lab in 7th Grade Science
6th Graders Get Studious
8th Grade ELA's Spooky Stories
November Schedule Change - Message from Superintendent Wilson
Please be aware regarding the following changes to this year’s calendar. The change in the calendar is necessary to allow our support personnel time to disinfect our schools after the general election on November 3rd. Additionally, we will pause our face to face instruction to fine tune the enhancements we have made to our eLearning platform. All staff will report to their schools or work sites during the eLearning days and meals will be delivered to students in the same manner we did when school was closed this spring (menu below). The Virtual Academy will operate as normal during the eLearning days. Athletic teams may practice during the eLearning days after the school day is complete and any athletic events scheduled can proceed as planned.
-November 3rd-holiday all schools/sites closed
Important ELearning Reminders
*Students must login at the designated time to be counted as present. Teachers will have a minimum of 20 minutes of instruction and be available for another 30 minutes for questions or assistance.
Block 1 - 8:25 am
Block 2 - 10:00 am
Block 3 - 11:35 am
Block 4 - 1:40 pm
*Students must be dressed, sitting up, and ready for learning. Students must have the camera on, the microphone off, and be in a well-lit room. Please sit with a back to a wall to avoid other family members being on camera. Phones and other distractions should be turned off or set aside.
*If you or your student is having Chromebook issues or difficulty with Google Meet, please consult the helpful guide below.
This 7 page document has many helpful hints and links for Google Classroom, Google Meet, and much more.
Make-Up Picture Day
For the month of October, Southwood is partnering up with The Lot Project, a local organization that helps feed and clothe our community. You will be able to donate new socks by putting them in the bins that will be located at the front of the cafeteria. The socks donated over the month of October will be handed out at The Lot Project for the winter months. For more information on The Lot Project visit this link.
Kona Ice Supports A5 Schools
Anderson 5 has partnered with Kona Ice to offer its shaved ice treats to benefit the schools. Every Tuesday and Thursday the trucks will be stationed around town in order to maintain proper social distancing. 15% of the total sales will go back to the school district.
Tuesdays – T.L. Hanna feeder school zone
1706 East Greenville Street
Anderson, SC 29621
(Vacant parking lot of the old Bi-Lo)
Thursdays – Westside feeder school zone
300 Pearman Dairy Road
Anderson, SC 29625
(Top of Lakeside Shopping Center, directly across from AIT)
AM Drop Off - front of the school 7:30-8:15!
SC Governor's School for the Arts Odyssey Program
Creative Writing: email@example.com
Visual Art: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, access the Governor's School information below.
8th Grade Field Trip to AIT
Don't Forget to Wash Your Masks!
Basketball Tryout Information
Early Dismissal / Appointment Policies
- When you arrive at school, please call the office: 864-260-5205 to let us know you are here to pick up a student for dismissal.
- Make sure to have your license ready and press the buzzer for entrance.
- Once the door is unlocked, be prepared to show your license through the window while you will remain in the foyer. Please DO NOT enter the office area.
- We will have a sign-out sheet in the foyer. Please know that we will get your student to you as quickly as we can.
As of now, all students will be able to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost through the rest of the school year! If you have already made a payment, it will be transferred to the following year.
1. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer BEFORE eating.
2. Please wear masks in the lunch line and stand 6 feet apart.
3. Please do not grab utensils, condiments, etc. The cafeteria staff can help!
News from Nurse Rosa
1. Take the temperature of any child demonstrating shortness of breath, loss of taste, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, new or worsening cough, or runny nose.
2. Keep the child at home one or more days to monitor symptoms.
3. If you decide to have a COVID-19 test, notify the school nurse of the results so that the school can implement the Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols in the classroom(s) where your child attended.
*All information will remain confidential between the school and family. No other families will be given the health information of your child.
TDAP: All students are reminded that they must have their Tdap vaccination BEFORE starting 7th grade! Now is the time to schedule an appointment for your 6th grade student. Please submit documentation to Nurse Rosa after immunization.
For any health-related questions, call the office or email Nurse Rosa.
5th Grade Recruitment
Staff Pick from the Media Center
Newsletter Staff Member Lanee says one of her favorite books in the Media Center is Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling. The book follows Aven Green as she moves to and adjusts to her new home Stagecoach Pass, which is in the middle of the desert. The book explores what it’s like for Aven to make friends as a girl with no arms. In a turn of events she learns a secret that might change who she is as a person.
Online Book Fair News
2020-2021 District Calendar
Southwood Academy of the Arts
Eric Chamblee, Associate Principal & Instructional Facilitator
Paula Doolittle, Guidance
Joshua Powell, Arts Lead Teacher
Cheri Gilbert, Secretary