SCS News

Sabre Nation News, August 8, 2019

A Weekly Parent Communication from Southside Christian School

 

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

 

NEW AND RETURNING STUDENT ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Orientation and registration for current and new families will be Tuesday, August 13. Please click here for the new and returning student orientation schedule. New students and families should stop by the welcome table on the right to begin their day. Returning students are not required to check in.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DEVICES

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.

NEW STUDENT EVENTS

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 tdavis@southsidechristian.org.

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.


MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

MIDDLE SCHOOL WELCOME BACK CELEBRATION

The Middle School Welcome Back Celebration will be August 15 from 8:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This will be a time for students to reconnect with friends and new students in their grade through grade level Family activities. 

SIXTH GRADE ORIENTATION

Sixth grade orientation will be Friday, August 16 from 8:05 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Students will learn about their schedule, technology strategies, and skills to help them get familiar with Middle School life. 


HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

CLASS OF 2020: GUIDANCE OFFICE INFORMATIONAL MEETING

The Guidance Office will have a Class of 2020 informational meeting on Thursday, August 15 beginning at 12:45 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. They will discuss college planning topics, including the application process, Naviance, and important deadlines. Please bring your computer, as they will be reviewing the procedures to order transcripts as well as other items in Naviance. Lunch will be provided. To sign up for the meeting, click here

Please note: Official transcripts are sent to colleges after the drop/add period in order to accurately represent the classes you are enrolled in for your senior year.
 
If you cannot attend the meeting the Guidance Office will be following up with an email of the handout information. In addition, they will be scheduling an individual meeting with you once school begins.

SAVE THE DATE: CLASS RETREATS

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 cevans@southsidechristian.org.

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


ATHLETICS

SWIM PRACTICE

Students in grades 7-12 who are interested in being on the swim team should attend practice on Monday, August 5 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Orchard Farms subdivision pool. Times will stay the same once school starts. If you swam during the Greenville summer SAIL season and are not swimming on the team, please come to practice on Monday. Our first meet will be August 22, so we need swimmers who are legal in all four strokes. For more information, please email Coach Nelson.

7TH-12TH GRADE GIRLS TENNIS TRYOUTS

Tryout dates for 7th-12th grade girls interested in tennis will be August 2, 5, 6, and 8 from 12:30-3 p.m. at Holly Tree Country Club in Simpsonville. For more information, please email Coach Tutman.

CROSS COUNTRY

For any 6th-12th grade students interested in Cross Country, new runners are still being accepted. There are no tryouts or cuts, so all experience and ability levels are welcome. All that’s required is a good attitude and a willingness to work hard. Girls are especially needed. For more information, please email Coach Gibbons.

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