Southwood Academy of the Arts
Summer 2020 Newsletter
Not Our Usual Goodbye
We Look Forward to Being Back in August!
7th Grade Students Need TDAP Vaccines
Art I Final Art Exhibit
Mr. Smith Notes
If you did not attend the item drop off and pick up last week, then you will need to schedule a time with Mr. Smith. The end of this school year has been much different than any of us could have expected. It was definitely not the way we wanted to end off our school year, especially for our 8th-grade students. We are going to miss all of them very much!
*Chromebooks - Students will keep their Chromebooks over the summer and bring them back to school when they enter in the fall. 8th-grade students will carry theirs to their respective high school. If you are worried about any damages to the Chromebook during this time, please find a safe place in your home to store over the summer. Students who are not returning or are moving may drop off their Chromebook AND charger at the District Office Chromebook Depot during normal operating hours.
*8th Grade Celebration - Since we are not able to celebrate with our 8th-grade students at the end of the school year, we are hoping to plan a back-to-school dance for them in late August or early September. We will send out an email in August letting you know if we are able to do this for our 8th-grade students as they get ready to move on to high school.
*Medications - If you have medications at the school, Nurse Rosa should have already been in contact with you about a scheduled pick-up time. If you have not been contacted and still need to retrieve any medication at the school, please email Nurse Rosa.
Back to School Info
Important Information from Ms. Doolittle
During the summer, she is available to respond to questions and provide assistance. Ms. Doolittle has listed valuable counseling and guidance services information below.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If at ANY TIME you or someone you know is in crisis, or if you have any concern for the safety of yourself or someone else, CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. Police officers are trained to conduct wellness visits and have the resources to connect individuals in need with appropriate services. Additionally, please find the community mental health resources listed below.
Phone# 864-260-4100 press 3, After Hours Reporting: 864-224-6576
A5 COVID-19 Updates Site
Some of your teachers may ask you to take a screenshot of your work and send it to them. Below is a video that demonstrates how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook.
If you or your student is having Chromebook issues they can contact the District Technology Depot at 864-222-4911 located at the District Office. Technology support will be available from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.
Prevent Summer Slump & Keep Reading, SAA!
Ebooks & Interactive Nonfiction Site
If you have any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Spencer.
Mrs. Spencer's Reading List
This is fantastic historical fiction!
We Got This
This is an inspirational read for all teachers!
I just started this, but I can already tell that it will be a life-changing book!
If you are interested in playing a fall sport, please check in with the school’s Athletic Office or with coaches directly. All students must have a completed physical in order to try out and participate in sports. Below is an email from a coach for TL Hanna Cross Country.
If any boy or girl is interested in running cross country for T.L. Hanna in the fall to contact Coach Andrew King at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Southwood Academy of the Arts
Eric Chamblee, Associate Principal & Instructional Facilitator
Paula Doolittle, Guidance
Joshua Powell, Arts Lead Teacher
Cheri Gilbert, Secretary