Ready for the Return of our Ravens!

July 27, 2022

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Ready for an incredible 2022-2023 School Year!

Dear New and Returning STEM Academy Families,

I want to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! It is my hope that you are having a wonderful summer that is full of fun and relaxation. The faculty and staff are excited about this school year and look forward to working with our students to engage in the innovative work of STEM & STEAM.


Dr. Jimmie Cave


Upcoming Events

August 1-Open House for 7th and 8th Grade; 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

August 1-Open House for 6th Grade; 6 pm-7 pm

August 3 -First Day of School

August 17-Picture Day. More details to come

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Open House

Open House is scheduled for Monday, August 1, 2022. STEM Academy families will be able to meet teachers, visit classrooms, and get information about athletics and PTSA prior to the beginning of the school year.

To assist with managing large crowds, there are specific times for grade level open house. 7th and 8th Grade Open House is 4:30 pm-5:30 pm. Open House for 6th Grade is 6 pm-7 pm.

Please honor these timeframes. Doing so will allow everyone to have a wonderful experience.

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School Supply List, iPad Cases, and iPad Insurance

It is fine to purchase supplies now for core content classes. However, it is recommended to wait to purchase supplies for Apps classes until you review your student's schedule. Student schedules will be available for viewing via Power School Parent Access prior to Open House.

iPad cases: returning students will receive the same iPad they used during the previous school year. It is not necessary to purchase a new iPad case if the one used last year continues to provide needed protection.

Incoming 6th grade students will receive iPads with cases already on them. There is no need to purchase an iPad case however, you will need to purchase a tempered-glass screen protector for the 10.2 inch screen.

School supply list:

You will be able to purchase iPad insurance online. iPad information can be found at this link:

Note: a student must have an iPad case, proof of iPad insurance, and a signed technology agreement form prior to receiving the school issued iPad.

iPads are typically distributed to students around the second week of school after accounting for student enrollment changes.

School Uniform Guidelines

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Cell Phones

We want our students to be focused and ready to learn each day. Cell phones can cause significant distractions to the learning environment. Cell phones need to remain in the student’s pocket, purse, or book bag at all times. Students are not allowed to have their cell phones out at any time during the school day without permission from a teacher or an administrator.

Click on "Student Handbook" to access our student handbook

Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick Up

Morning drop off is 7:10 am-7:40 am. The earliest drop off time is 7:10 am. There will not be adult supervision available prior to 7:10 am. School begins at 7:40 am.

Dismissal begins at 2:35 pm. Students will need to be picked up by 3:10 pm.

We ask that you please be patient and follow the directions of staff members and campus police to ensure car rider drop off and pick up are safe for everyone.

To assist with traffic flow, we have developed a color code system to designate car riders by grade level. Parents will be able to pick up their assigned color card at open house in the cafeteria. We ask that parents write their child's first and last name on the color card to display in your windshield during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.

6th Grade (Green)

7th Grade students whose team is on C-wing (Yellow)

7th Grade students whose team is on D-wing (Red)

8th Grade (Blue)

Carpools (White)

Click on the link below for morning drop off and afternoon pick up directions for your color code.

Summer Reading Projects

Students should have completed the majority of their summer reading projects by now. Use the links below to view summer reading guidelines for each grade level.

8th Grade:

7th Grade:

6th Grade:

Student Class Schedules

Student Schedules will be available in Power School prior to Open House. Parents will be able to view student schedules in Power School Parent Access.

Changes to a student's schedule are very rare and only occur after the 10th day of school in cases where there is a scheduling error such as a duplicate or missing class.


Every parent/guardian should monitor his/her child's grades at least once a week. Parents can have direct access to each teacher's gradebook. Grades will begin posting after the 10th day of school and will be updated at least once per week. Student report cards will be viewable online at the end of each quarter via Power School Parent Access.

If you had access last year at any SCCPSS school, your login information and access code remain the same. If you have never had access before, please use this link for accessing the Request for a PowerSchool Parent Access account:

Students should have access so they may monitor their own grades as well.

Want to Share About Your Student?

This is completely voluntary. Parents, if you like, please share information you would like for STEM Academy faculty/staff to know about your child. For example: my child learns best by..., my child's preferred name is..., my child's likes/dislikes, my child is a morning person or not, my child's interests are...,etc.

STEM Academy faculty/staff will use the information to support the success of our students.

See link below

Updated Immunizations for All 7th Grade Students

Attention Parents of Rising 7th graders:

This is a reminder that your student is in the need of additional immunizations before beginning 7th grade in Georgia. Please make your child's appointment with his/her health care provider or visit the DPH/other medical clinic as soon as possible; facilities will be exceedingly busy as the summer progresses and may not be able to accommodate your child on short notice.

After receiving the vaccinations, please request a copy of FORM 3231 from the health care provider and assure both boxes at the top right corner of the page have an "X", confirming your child's immunization record is "Complete For K through 6th grade" and " Complete For 7th through 10th Grade. Please submit a copy of Form 3231 to Nurse Mitchell as an attachment in an email at or drop off a copy at the school. If your child is not immunization compliant, he/she will need to be withdrawn from school, per Georgia law.

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Important Reminder: Students may never bring medication of any type to school - no aspirin, Motrin, vitamins, prescriptions, inhalers, epi-pens, sunscreen, over-the-counter products, etc. All medication and over-the-counter products must be signed in with Nurse Mitchell by a parent or guardian.

With proper physician orders, inhalers and epi-pens may be issued to students by Nurse Mitchell to carry on campus. Please have your child's physician sign the form from this link.

Sports Physicals

Students must have the Sports Physical and Athletic Packet on file with Coach Stephen Routh, our Athletic Director, prior to participating in tryouts. Sports physicals are valid for one calendar year.

The SCCPSS athletics packets may be found at this link.


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