SCS News

Sabre Nation News, August 1, 2019

A Weekly Parent Communication from Southside Christian School





Orientation and registration for current and new families will be Tuesday, August 13. The first day of school will be Thursday, August 15. Early Education will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., Elementary School will dismiss at 12 p.m., and Middle and High School will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.


High School
All High School students must bring their device to orientation to be set up for the updated wireless network. The student should be the one to bring the device through the line. High School students may choose to avoid the long device set up lines at orientation by coming on Monday, August 12 during 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. in room 2110 to have their device set up. Students who choose to come during this time on August 12 will be rewarded with a comfy day pass.

Middle School
Middle School students are not required to bring their devices to orientation. Middle School students will have devices set up after school begins during their study hall classes the first weeks of school as follows: 8th grade on August 19 and 20, 7th grade on August 21 and 22, and 6th grade on August 26 and 27. The students are not required to bring their device to school until those set up dates. Middle School students need to pick up a copy of the technology checkoff sheet at the technology table during orientation.


Early Education: Popsicle Pals
New students and their families are invited to attend Popsicle Pals on the Early Education playground from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Each age group will have a specific day to attend. Toddlers and Pre-K 2 may attend Monday, July 29. Pre-K 3 may attend Tuesday, July 30. Pre-K 4, Pre-K 5, and Kindergarten may attend Wednesday, July 31.

Elementary School: Gravitopia
New Elementary School students and their families are invited to Gravitopia Extreme Air Sports on Thursday, August 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be snacks and an opportunity to fellowship with Elementary School teachers. Please RSVP by emailing Tammy Davis at

Middle School: New Family Celebration
The Middle School New Family Celebration will be on Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Windy Hill Barn. We look forward to a fun night of fellowship with our new Middle School students and parents as we enjoy pizza, desserts, and building relationships for the school year.

High School: New Student Hangout
New High School students, save the date! There will be an opportunity to hang out and enjoy pizza and ice cream with a few other students and High School administrators on Monday, Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the home of Dr. Bob and Cheryl Stouffer. More information will be available soon.



Class retreats for grades 9-12 will start in the fall semester. The purpose is to bring students together as a class at the beginning of the school year, welcome new students, and help students draw closer to Christ, connect, and create moments for lasting memories that carry throughout the year. Each class has its own activity and retreat. If you have any questions, please email Carla Evans at

Freshman Class Retreat
Friday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. – Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 a.m.
The Sabre Center & Spare Time

Sophomore Class Retreat
Monday, Aug. 19
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Table Rock State Park

Junior Class Retreat
Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 a.m. – Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m.
Awanita Valley Camp

Senior Class Retreat
Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. – Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m.
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center



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