Southwood Academy of the Arts

April 26th-30th

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It Is Planting Season in 6th Grade Science

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Library Week Survey

After taking part in some of the library week activities, please fill in the survey below. Your input is greatly appreciated!
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Poem in Your Pocket

April is Poetry Month! Celebrate with poem in your pocket day Thursday, April 29th. Carry a poem in your pocket throughout the day. Which poem will you choose?

Chorus CPA

8th and 7th grade chorus has the opportunity to participate in a virtual Concert Performance Assessment this week! We will be recording next week during 1st block Thursday and Friday, 29th and 30th. All 7th grade chorus students need to meet in the cafeteria at the beginning of 1st block on those days. If there is anything students need to make up for their 1st block class, they can make it up during 3rd block.

*Teachers, Chorus CPA includes all of the following 7th grade participants: Sarah A, Cauldin B, Noah B, Cassidy B, Zya'Mirah C, Abigail E, Rebecca H, Alexander H, Madison H, Olivia H, Savannah L, Kayla N, Amelia P, Breanna R, Izabella S, Alexus T, Ashlyn V, Shane W, & Amelia W.

Yearbook Application Time

If you are a 7th grade student and are interested in journalism of one form or another, then this is for you! If you are interested in being on next year's yearbook or newsletter staff, fill in the application below. Your responses and teacher recommendations are involved in the process. The Google form application is due Friday, April 30th.
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YCI Thursday Mornings

YCI is meeting in the Performing Arts Center at 7:40 am on Thursday mornings! All are welcome.

Performing Through the Decades

This week, rehearsals will be April 27th and 29th 4:00-5:30 pm. In May, rehearsals will be May 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th 4:00-6:00 pm. Come see the show! The audience can expect big energy, crazy movements, people having a good time, lots of creativity, and students bringing their arts out to the audience. The entire cast is so excited to share their performance with you.

Performance is Thursday, April 6th 6:30-7:30 pm!

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AIM Donations

Thank you for your donations to AIM! Every little bit helps our community!
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Honor Roll Lunch

Honor Roll Lunch will be Friday, May 7th!

A5 Free Internet Information

If you do not have internet service at home, you may fill in the Anderson 5 Free Internet Application form below to get a mobile hot spot. This is especially important to do before any kind of eLearning.
SAA Chromebook Tips for Students & Parents

This 7 page document has many helpful hints and links for Google Classroom, Google Meet, and much more.

AM Drop Off - front of the school 7:30-8:15!

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Don't Forget Athletic Shoes for PE Day!

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Order a Yearbook!

Order a copy of the 2020-2021 SAA Yearbook! Order your copy online using this link. Contact Mr. Powell if you have questions.

Don't Forget to Wash Your Masks!

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Staying Connected with Southwood Academy

Follow Southwood Academy on your choice of social media: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! Another way to stay on top of Southwood Academy events is to check the school's website and calendar. You can add Southwood Academy's Google calendar to yours.

PowerSchool for Students & Parents

Students and parents may check assignment grades using this PowerSchool link. You may also download the PowerSchool app for your Android or Apple device.

A5's District Code is GWJZ

Bus Information

Students will not be allowed to ride the bus with friends or neighbors unless that is going to be their permanent stop. If your student needs to ride the bus and have a stop created, please fill out this form.

Early Dismissal / Appointment Policies

Procedure change for any dismissal during the school day due to COVID19 precautions:
    • 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.

All School Meals Are Free for Students

The USDA has extended free meals for students through the end of September! This includes summer meals as well!

News from Nurse Rosa

COVID-19: Attendance is important and we want children to be in school every day that they are healthy. However, this year the greater good for school attendance is to keep children showing any symptoms of COVID-19 home until they are well. To keep all staff and classmates healthy, it is imperative that parents monitor the symptoms and temperatures of their children before sending them to school and implement the following steps:

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.

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TLH Color Guard Information in the Main Office

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Westside Color Guard Meeting

There will be an interest meeting for joining the Westside Color Guard Monday, April 26th at 3 pm. Any 7th or 8th grade girl or boy zoned for Westside interested in joining needs to plan to attend this meeting. For more information, you can email Mrs. Brittany Loudermilk at Westside.

McCants Volleyball Info

If you are interested in playing volleyball for McCants, there is summer training information in the Google Classroom link below. The code to join the Classroom is uvmrvfm. All information they will need is in there!

McCants Volleyball Google Classroom

Join the McCants Volleyball Classroom with the code: uvmrvfm.

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!

Middle School Cheer Tryouts Are Happening Soon

If you are zoned for McCants or Glenview and want to be a football cheerleader, check out the information below.
McCants Football Information

This includes spring and summer workout information and a Google Classroom code for McCants Football.

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Ebook Opportunities

If you are looking for something to read over the eLearning week, over a weekend, or over a break, we have choices! Use Follett Destiny & Destiny Discover to browse, read, and check out eBooks from our Southwood Academy Media Center collection. Teen Book Cloud is another option. Use DISCUS and select Teen Book Cloud. Happy eReading!
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School Library Week

School Library Week is going to be April 26th-30th! Come to the Media Center to receive prizes or participate in fun activities. Monday is make your own bookmark day, Tuesday you will receive smarties if you check out a book, Wednesday you will have clues to find a photo of Mrs. Spencer's dog, Rally, inside of a book, Thursday there will be riddles and puzzles in the Media Center, and on Friday if you have participated in Read 3 & Review 3 you will be invited to select a freebie.

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2020-2021 District Calendar

The 2020-2021 district calendar is out! Feel free to print your own copy from the newsletter using the link below.

Southwood Academy of the Arts

Jamie Smith, Principal

Eric Chamblee, Associate Principal & Instructional Facilitator

Paula Doolittle, Guidance

Joshua Powell, Arts Lead Teacher

Cheri Gilbert, Secretary

Newsletter created and compiled by Kristin Spencer. Contact her at for future announcements.