Southwood Academy of the Arts
8th Grade Work on Display
Focus on Mental Health: Mrs. Burgess
SC Mask Information
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2021-23, issued by Governor Henry McMaster on May 11, 2021, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has developed a standardized form to provide consent for or on behalf of a student in any public school in the State of South Carolina to opt out a student from a face covering requirement imposed by any public school official or public school district pertaining to school operations and facilities. DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided guidance stating that the wearing of face coverings slows the spread of COVID-19. Failure to wear a face covering may subject a student to an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading COVID-19 to others.
By printing and completing the form below, you are authorizing your student to not wear a face covering while at school. A separate form must be completed for each child and turned in at each school's main office.
Congratulations to SAA's Poets!
Congrats to the Newsletter Invitees!
End of the year dance performances will be Tuesday, May 18th. 6th and 7th grade will be livestreamed at 2:45 pm and 1:15 pm respectively. The link will be distributed very soon. 8th grade will have a live performance and each student has received 6 tickets. It will also be livestreamed at 6:30 pm.
Strings End of the Year Concerts
Mrs. Griffith is excited to announce that her students will have orchestra concerts in person on Thursday, May 20th in the SAA's Performing Arts Center! Students will be safely distanced on the stage and wearing masks. Parents are asked to sit in family groups safely distanced in the audience. Every other row will be marked off. There will be programs on the seats where you can sit. Students should wear their concert black attire.
6th & 7th Grade Concert 6:00 pm
(Students need to arrive by 5:30 pm)
8th Grade Concert 7:00 PM
(Students need to arrive by 6:40)
Theatre will perform a night of one act plays on Wednesday, June 2nd. 8th grade will perform an original play, titled “The Deception.'' 7th grade will preform “Four Little Words'' by Edward Finnegan. 6th will perform “Whodunit?” by Anne Coulter Martens. Ticket information has been sent home with students.
Important Testing Dates
Statewide testing will take place on several days in May and June. Please mark that dates that apply to you or your student on your calendar. If a student is sick, that cannot be helped, but please don’t schedule appointments on the testing dates your students must attend! If you have questions, please contact Ms. Doolittle.
**May 24th-25th Virtual Students SC Ready testing
(SAA students will be e-learning during these days.)
May 27th + 28th SC Ready ELA (all grades)
June 2nd SC PASS Science (6th grade)
June 3rd SC Ready Math (all grades)
June 8th Algebra 1 EOC (8th grade)
Awards Day Information
The Southwood Academy awards day programs for each grade will be held on Friday, June 11th. Due to restrictions and limited space, we will live stream the event for family and friends to watch live or view the recording at a later time. The link for the stream will be posted on the school calendar closer to the event. The dates and times are listed below.
8th Grade 8:30 am
7th Grade 10:00 am
6th Grade 2:00 pm
Get the Grade Tutoring Center
YCI Thursday Mornings
YCI is meeting in the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 am on Thursday mornings! All are welcome.
8th Grade Dance
SAA is an ABC Grant Recipient through the South Carolina Arts Commission!
AM Drop Off - front of the school 7:30-8:15!
This 7 page document has many helpful hints and links for Google Classroom, Google Meet, and much more.
Don't Forget Athletic Shoes for PE Day!
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.
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.
Glenview Volleyball Information
TLH Color Guard Information in the Main Office
McCants Girls Basketball
If you are interested in playing girls basketball at McCants, please check out the Google Classroom linked below and email Coach Quan Ramsey. Bogodcd is the Google Classroom code in order to join. All announcements and information will be there!
This includes spring and summer workout information and a Google Classroom code for McCants Football.
*Media Center Bills! Bills for lost or damaged books were distributed this past week. If you received a bill and you have the book at home, bring it in and the bill will be thrown away! If you received a bill, and you cannot find the book or it has been destroyed, please take the bill and your payment to Mrs. Gilbert in the main office. Returns and payments are due by Friday, June4th.
*Final Due Date! All library books will be due Friday, June 4th. Mrs. Spencer will be conducting an inventory of the collection at the end of this school year, so all books must be back by then.
Resource Lists Assist Your Search
The media center has lots of new fiction and non-fiction books for you to check out and enjoy! A resource list is a way for Mrs. Spencer to group books together on a particular topic or genre. If you need some ideas, use the link below and check out the resource lists Mrs. Spencer made for you.
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