Sussex Academy Weekly Update
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CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT THE SEAHAWKS
Please support our $500,000 campaign to Recognize the Growth and Success of the Sussex Academy Athletic Department and Athletes. Funds must be raised by July 1, 2022 to start the project.
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Come out to Support our Campaign and meet SA's new Dean of Students and Athletics:
Monday, May 23 from 5:30-7pm at the Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach
Email email@example.com by May 18 if you plan to attend.
Thank YOU to our campaign supporters:
Seahawk Hall of Famer ($50,000+)
State Champion Supporter ($25,000+)
All Star First Team ($10,000-$24,999)
All Star Second Team ($1,000-$9,999)
Drs. Jeffrey Hawtof and Nancy Gideon
The Mundok Family
The Leonhartt Family
Premier Orthopaedic Bone and Joint Care
The Brockstedt Family
The Leebel Family
The Nutter Family
The Probert Family
The Lewes Building Company
All Star Honorable Mention (up to $999)
The Miranda Family
Kathy and Bill Herd
Add your name to the donor plaque-Donate today at http://sussexacademyfoundation.com
(Type sports in the comment section)
For important information including curriculum, the handbook, uniform policy, etc. visit:
Grades 6-8: Way to be Positive Wednesdays at SA-students are invited and encouraged to wear shirts or sweatshirts that have a positive saying or kind thought (ie. Be Kind, Life is Good, etc.). Uniform bottoms are to be worn and outwear policies will still be in place.
Grades 9-12: Way to be Positive Wednesdays at SA-students are invited and encouraged to wear shirts or sweatshirts that have a positive saying or kind thought (ie. Be Kind, Life is Good, etc.). Uniform bottoms are to be worn and outwear policies will still be in place.
Grade 11: Senior Portraits-June 13, 14, 15, 2022 in SA gym. Additional details will be provided.
Grade 11: Senior Class Trip-Please see the PowerPoint for information on the senior trip for the class of 2023.A $100 deposit is due to Mrs. Moore by Thursday, April 14. See payment options in the PowerPoint. Full amount- remaining $1400 will be due on June 2. Payments- Four $350 payments due May 2, June 1, September 6, and October. 3. *If your family qualifies for free/reduced lunch benefits, you may also qualify for financial assistance for the trip. Please see Mrs. Allen in the middle school office for more information on the free/reduced lunch benefits and message Mrs. Messina. Do not let money be the reason for not attending!
Sr Trip Info
Grade 12: IMPORTANT END OF YEAR INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES:
A high school yearbook distribution day is scheduled from 12:30pm-2:30pm on Thursday,
May 26, 2022. Pizza and ice cream will be served.
Student Debt: All student debt must be paid by this time. Yearbooks cannot be distributed to students with outstanding debt. You may check your debt status by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
6TH ANNUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS CEREMONY
June 1, 2022 at 6pm. Additional information will be sent from Mr. Bastianelli.
Mr. Anderson will host a senior breakfast in the cafetorium from 8am-9am on June 2, 2022.
MANDATORY COMMENCEMENT PRACTICE
Commencement practice will be held from 9am-12pm on June 2, 2022 at the Sussex Academy Stadium. Caps, gowns, and tickets will be distributed at practice.
Student Debt: All student debt must be paid by this time. Commencement tickets cannot be distributed to students with outstanding debt. You may check your debt status by emailing email@example.com
School Uniform Drop Off: A uniform collection bin will be set up on June 2, 2022 to allow for drop off of school uniforms.
SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY
The senior awards ceremony will be by invitation only and is scheduled for 6:30pm on June 2, 2022 in the Sussex Academy cafetorium. Each invited student will be able to invite four guests.
An outdoor commencement will be held in the Sussex Academy Stadium at 6pm on June 3, 2022. The event will move to the Sussex Academy cafetorium in the event of rain. The decision to move to an indoor location will be made by 11am on Friday, June 3 and families will be notified by email.
- Each student can have 8 guests if the event is held in the SA Stadium.
- Each student can have 4 guests if the event is held in the SA Cafetorium.
- Students will receive 8 tickets during commencement practice. The tickets are marked for indoor and outdoor locations.
- Each guest must have a ticket. All guests (ages 2+) must have a ticket for admission.
- If you need extra tickets, please have your student ask their classmates if they have extra tickets.
- The number of tickets being provided for each student puts us at capacity. We are not able to provide any additional tickets.
- Guests will not be permitted to stand along the perimeter of the ceremony area or in the parking lots to watch the event.
We are unable to distribute commencement tickets to students with school debt. To check your status please email andrea.rogers.@saas.k12.de.us
STUDENTS WITH HANDICAPPED GUEST(S)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make accommodations for handicapped guest(s).
STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING COMMENCEMENT
Please email email@example.com if your student is not planning to participate in commencement exercises.
Graduates must wear caps and gowns with appropriate business casual attire and shoes. Students are permitted to decorate caps only, but must make sure decorations are school-appropriate or they may jeopardize their opportunity to walk.
Stole and cords permitted to be worn: National Honor Society, International Baccalaureate Diploma, French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Gold and Diamond Level Certificate of Multiliteracy.
Caps and gowns will be distributed at a mandatory commencement practice scheduled for 9am on June 2, 2022.
COMMENCEMENT ARRIVAL and ATTENDANCE
Students are asked to arrive to Mrs. Moore’s room by 5:30pm. Students should park in the front of the building.
Gates for guests will open at 5:30pm. Guests should park in the aquatic center parking lot and in lots behind the building.
The ceremony will be livestreamed on SA’s Facebook (Sussex Academy) page for family members and friends who would like to watch it remotely. Those watching remotely can go directly to school’s public Facebook page and watch the livestream beginning shortly after 6pm (following the procession). Those that like the school’s FB page will receive a notice that Sussex Academy is live. If you have any questions about the livestream, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Please ask your questions in advance of graduation as we will not be able to respond to calls, text, FB messages or emails once the ceremony begins.
PTA (Elementary School)
The Sussex Academy PTA Officers:
President - Lauren James
Vice President - Tara Johnson
Vice President - Bonnie McDaniel
Vice President - Mike McDaniel
Treasurer- Jess Johnson
Secretary - Dana Probert
PTSA (Middle School and High School)
Sussex Academy Parent Teacher Student Association
Supporting Sussex Academy Middle and High Schools
Dear Middle School and High School Families,
Your PTSA is having a busy year! To date we have provided the following financial support to our school:
-Sponsored students for the Senior Class Trip
-Celebrated the faculty/staff with Cocoa and Cookies before Winter Break
-Provided pizza for our students in celebration of Pi Day
-Donated funds to Prom 2022
-Provided a Celebratory Breakfast for our 750 Distinguished Honor Roll/Honor Roll students
-Provided daily celebrations during Teacher Appreciation Week
We are now working to replenish our bank account to allow us to continue supporting our school, students, and faculty/staff.
Please consider helping by becoming a PTSA Partner. Click on the link for additional information.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sussex Academy PTSA
Deborah Nails, President
Edward Hale, 1st Vice President
2nd Vice President (this position is open)
Carissa Gomez, Treasurer
Ann Hobbs, Secretary
Sneakers will be accepted until the end of the school year.
The Sussex Academy PTSA Officers:
President:- Deborah Nails
1st Vice President - Ed Hale
2nd Vice President -
Treasurer - Carissa Gomez
Secretary - Ann Hobbs
Sports Booster Club
The Sports Boosters need Volunteers!
Performing Arts Booster Club
School Spirit Wear Store
Link to the National Honor Society School Spirit Wear Store (Closes on June 8 for the summer)
Trailtoberfest Shirts are available for $5. Youth and Adult sizes-no adult xl. Send cash or check to secondary campus front office with shirt size and name/grade of student who will taking the shirt home.
Feather Our Nest 2021-2022. Please view SA's most recent wish list (below). Donations can be made online at http://www.sussexacademyfoundation.com or by mailing a check to Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Sussex Academy Sports
6-7:30 Special Olympics Bocce
5/24 - Tuesday *Trainer on Campus
5/25 – Wednesday
1-1:30 Interest Meeting for Field Hockey in cafe. If you cannot miss class at this time email Coach Fluharty email@example.com and Mr. Keen firstname.lastname@example.org
7pm Men's Lacrosse in State Championship Rd 1 @ Cape Henlopen. Depart 5:30pm
5/26 - Thursday - Seniors Last Day *Trainer on Campus
5/27 - Friday - No School
10-2 Coach Incon Lax
Results reflect what coaches sent in and what is posted on sussexacademysports.com.
Men's Lax - The HS men's lacrosse team opened the week with a 11-5 win over Delmar followed the next day with a 15-4 win over Lake Forest. On Friday the team lost to Cape Henlopen in the North vs South Conference Championship game. The team has earned the #12 seed and will play in the State Championships on Wednesday at Cape Henlopen at 7pm. All tickets must be purchased online.
Sussex Academy Arts
Sussex Academy Aquatic Center
**ALL DATES, TIMES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
May 23, 2022-Meet and Greet New Dean of Students and Athletics and Support Sports Campaign-5:30pm to 7pm-Rusty
Rudder, Dewey Beach
May 25, 2022-Spring Concert and Art Show (MS and HS)-6pm
May 27, 2022-School Closed
May 30, 2022-School Closed-Memorial Day
May 27, 2022-Last Day for Seniors
June 1, 2022-6th Annual Sussex Academy Athletic Awards Ceremony-6pm
June 2, 2022-Mandatory Senior Breakfast with Mr. Anderson-8am
June 2, 2022-Mandatory Commencement Practice 9am-noon
June 2, 2022-Senior Awards Ceremony (invitation only)-6:30pm
June 3, 2022-Graduation-6pm
June 9, 2022-Moving Up Ceremony-Grade 5-6:30pm
June 10, 2022-Last Day for Students
June 10, 2022-Moving Up Ceremony-Grade 8
June 13-15, 2022-Staff In-service Days
June 13-15, 2022-Senior Portraits-SA Gym
BEGINNING ON JUNE 16, 2022 SUSSEX ACADEMY SUMMER HOURS WILL BE 9AM-3PM MONDAY-THURSDAY. THE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.
June 17, 2022-School Closed
June 24, 2022-School Closed
July 1, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
July 4-7, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
July 8, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
July 15, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
July 22, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
July 29, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
August 5, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
August 12, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
August 19, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
August 22, 2022-School Wide Back to School Breakfast at Secondary Campus-9am
August 22-25, 2022-In-service Days for Faculty and Staff
August 26, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
August 29-31, 2022-In-service Days for Faculty and Staff
September 1, 2022-In-service Day for Faculty and Staff
September 2, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed
September 5, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed-Labor Day
September 6, 2022-First Day of School
September 26, 2022-School Pictures Grades K-11
October 7, 2022-Teacher In-service Day
October 11, 2022-CBOC Meeting
November 8, 2022-School Closed-Election Day
November 10, 2022-Teacher In-service Day/Asynchronous Day for Students
November 11, 2022-School Closed-Veteran's Day
November 18, 2022-End of Trimester 1- Grades K-5
November 21, 2022-Teacher In-service Day
November 22, 2022-Teacher In-service Day
November 23-25, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed-Thanksgiving Break
December 2, 2022-End of Trimester 1-Grades 6-12
December 19-30, 2022-Sussex Academy Closed-Winter Break
January 2, 2023-Sussex Academy Re-Opens
January 10, 2023-CBOC Meeting
January 13, 2023-Teacher In-Service Day
January 16, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-M.L. King, Jr. Day
February 17, 2023-Teacher In-service Day/Student Asynchronous Day
February 20, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-President's Day
March 10, 2023-End of Trimester 2-Grades K-12
March 17, 2023-Teacher In-service Day
April 7-14, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-Spring Break
May 9, 2023-CBOC Meeting
May 25, 2023-Last Day of School for Seniors
May 26, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed
May 29, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed-Memorial Day
June 2, 2023-Commencement
June 8, 2023-Moving Up-Grade 5
June 9, 2023-Moving Up-Grade 8
June 9, 2023-Last Day for Students/End of Trimester 3 Grades K-11
June 12-15, 2023-Faculty/Staff In-service Days
June 16, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed
June 23, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed
June 30, 2023-Sussex Academy Closed
Sussex Academy Executive Board
The Sussex Academy Executive Board meetings are scheduled for 4pm in the Sussex Academy conference room. The meetings are public and Sussex Academy families are invited to attend.
June 15, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 19, 2022
November 16, 2022
January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 19, 2023
May 17, 2023
June 21, 2023