Savannah Arts Academy
On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!
$2 donation to support the Susan G. Komen Big Wigs!
Students MUST wear something PINK! (non-uniform day)
FALL CHORAL CONCERT – Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00PM
STAFF PLANNING DAY - Friday, October 5 (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
SCHOOL IS IN SESSION - MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 - Weather Make-Up Day
NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKER DAY 2018 - OCTOBER 2, 2018
National Custodial Worker Day is observed on October 02, 2018. It is our opportunity to thank the custodial workers for what they do every day. The custodial workers deserve a special day because normally they work without being noticed much. The results of their work, namely a clean surrounding, are important and indeed recognizable. Please stop on National Custodial Worker Day to let them know their efforts are appreciated.
READY TO WORK JOB FAIR
The Ready to Work Job Fair for all SCCPSS High School juniors and seniors will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Savannah Mall. Please contact your high school counselors and/or Work Based Learning teachers for further information.
OCTOBER 2018 IS BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH
Bullying is serious business. In fact, every state in the U.S. has anti-bullying laws in effect, so it's more important than ever to have a strong and ongoing anti-bullying program that reaches everyone in our schools. Educating children about the dangers of bullying and how to deal with it is essential and should start at a young age in order to prevent this negative behavior. We can help with educational tools designed to motivate students to become role models and perform acts of kindness every day.
RED RIBBON WEEK IS OCTOBER 23-31, 2018
For Red Ribbon Week in October, we can use a number of unique educational activities to spread the knowledge and importance of drug and bullying prevention. The entire community can come together during Red Ribbon Week to teach children to develop good habits early in life to help them achieve future success.
NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK, OCTOBER 22-26, 2018
National School Bus Safety Week in October is the ideal time to reinforce bus safety rules among students and express gratitude to our bus drivers, monitors, and transportation support staff for their hard work and professionalism. Please share a special thank you to all transportation staff members today!
- Please send your $6 membership fee to the main office with the completed membership form.
- Student membership is taken care of through class dues.
- PTSA Yearly Campaign is underway. Please take a moment to determine how you will be able to participate. To donate, just go to saa-ptsa.org [you may need to copy and paste this link into your browser]. Annual Campaign Fund donation cards are always available in the office as well.
- If your child is absent from school for illness or any other reason, please send a note in to Ms. Gandy letting us know. We will make the adjustments to an excused absence (illness) in PowerSchool.
- Daily attendance is important and factors in to SAA's state rating (CCRPI score). Please make sure your student attends school regularly and is on time every day. We are averaging 30 students who are tardy in the morning. This does not include students who may be late because of SCCPSS Transportation. Every time a student is tardy the instructional flow of the lesson is interrupted. The Attendance/Tardy Policy has been updated and is now a part of the Specialty School Contract. If students are continuously tardy, they will be placed on probationary status and removed from SAA if attendance and tardies do not improve.
- Freshman and Sophomore - $45 to Ms. Gandy in the main office
- Juniors - Mrs. Sheehan in room 203
- Seniors - Dr. Lacey in room 107
- Parents are required to complete and sign the Medication Authorization Form and bring in the prescription or over the counter medication to the school nurse. Students are not allowed to carry any medication including over the counter medication during the school day
Morning Drop Off - SLOW DOWN
- Students needs to move quickly in the AM: finishing breakfast and getting dressed has no place in the carpool line
- Stay off your cell phones - it's Georgia Law. Washington Avenue - please pull up as far as you can in the carpool line
- Crossing guards will try and move two lanes (one at a time)Absolutely NO parking where there are orange cones.
- If you have a morning or afternoon meeting, please find parking away from the carpool lines.
AFTERNOON PICK-UP - SLOW DOWN
- Students socialize after school - please be patient while they say good-bye to their friends. Do not sound horns to get your child's attention