Sussex Academy Weekly Update

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Middle School

Grades 6-8:  Middle School Expedition-September 23 to 26 with Showcase on the 26. 

Grades 6-8: Start with Hello Week-September 23-27

Grades 6-8:  School Pictures and Homeroom Group Pictures-September 30

Grades 6-8:  Dress Down Day for Annual Appeal-October 18- Students pay $2 and funds benefit the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal

Grades 6-8:  Monster Mash-October 25

    High School

      Grades 9-12:  Little Shop of Horrors Information:
      Audition meeting-August 28 from 3pm-4pm-Room 311
      Viewing of the movie version-August 29 from 3pm-5pm-Room 311
      Private Auditions-September 3- will run in 5-minute slots from 3pm-6pm-Music Room
      Callbacks-September 5 from 3pm-6pm-Room 311

      Grades 9-12:  
      Start with Hello Week-September 23 to 27

      Grades 9-12:  Dress Down Day for Annual Appeal-October 18- Students pay $2 and funds benefit the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal

      Grades 9-12:  Homecoming Game-November 1

      Grades 9-12:  Homecoming Dance-November 2

      Grades 9-11:  High School Pictures-September 30

      Grade 11:  
      Class of 2020 parents can purchase an ad in the yearbook to celebrate their senior.  See attached. sussexacad

      Grade 12:  College Application Week-October 14 to 18 






      School Information

      Breakfast and Lunch Orders: The menus are now available for ordering breakfasts and lunches for September and will remain open through Monday, August 26th. Breakfasts are $2.00 ($.30 for reduced students) and lunches are $3.00 ($.40 for reduced).  We have a new lunch vendor so be sure to take a look at the new offerings.  Food will be brought in fresh every day.  Also, we have changed breakfast to a grab-n-go format.  Students will pick up their breakfast and take with them to eat. 

      Interested in a Dance Program for Sussex Academy?  Please complete this quick survey:

      Sussex Academy School Choice Open House:  
      October 19, 2019 from 9am-Noon

      Sussex Academy Open Enrollment:  
      Incoming 6th and 9th graders can apply online ( between November 4, 2019 and January 8, 2020.  School tours will be available on Tuesdays (November 5-January 7) between 9am-11am-by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by emailing  School tours will NOT be scheduled after January 7, 2020.



      September 18 PTO Parent Meeting-5:30pm
      October 1-17-PTO Box Tops Contest
      December 13-PTO School Store Holiday Shop

      Any questions or suggestions about the PTO please send an email to



      Sports Booster Club

      September 11-Sports Booster Club Meeting-5:00pm in the SA weight room


      Balloons Over Sussex-We are in need of Sponsors, Crafters and Artisans for the hot air balloon festival.  Sponsor packs and vendor applications are available at

      LEARN ABOUT THE 2019-2020 ANNUAL APPEAL.  Mr. Anderson will meet with Middle School Parents in the Cafetorium at 5:45pm on September 18 (before the Middle School Open House).  Mr. Anderson will meet with High School Parents in the Cafetorium at 5:45pm on September 19 (before the High School Open House).  Information will be provided about the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal Goal and what the funds raised will benefit.

      TREASURES IN TRUNKS:  Outdoor Community Garage Sale & Craft Show in the SA parking lot.  October 12, 2019.  8-11:30AM.  Cost is $30 per parking space. Garage Sale Form






      Sussex Academy Aquatic Center

      Aquatic Center Open House-December 4, 2019

      For Aquatics Center information/registration for programs email


      Sussex Academy Sports


      August 26, 2019-First Day of School for Grades 6 and 9

      August 27, 2019-First Day of School for Grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

      August 27, 2019-Middle School Fall Athletic Teams Begin Practice

      August 30, 2019-School Closed

      September 2, 2019-School Closed-Labor Day

      September 11, 2019-Sports Booster Club meeting-5pm-SA Weight Room

      September 14, 2019-Balloons Over Sussex 2-8pm-Delaware Coastal Business Park/Airport

      September 15, 2019-Balloons Over Sussex 2-7pm-Delaware Coastal Business Park/Airport

      September 16, 2019-No School-In Service Day

      September 18, 2019-SA PTO Parent Meeting-5:30pm

      September 18, 2019-Annual Appeal Meeting for MS parents-5:45pm-SA Cafetorium

      September 18, 2019-Middle School Open House -6pm

      September 19, 2019-Annual Appeal Meeting for HS parents-5:45pm-SA Cafetorium

      September 19, 2019-High School Open House-6pm

      September 23-27, 2019-Start with Hello Week

      September 30, 2019-School Pictures for Middle School and High School

      October 1, 2019-SA 2019-2020 Annual Appeal Kick Off

      October 1-17, 2019-PTO Box Tops Contest

      October 11, 2019-No School-In Service Day

      October 12, 2019-Treasures in Trunks (Fundraiser)

      October 18, 2019-School Wide Dress Down Day to Benefit the 2019-2020 Annual Appeal

      October 19, 2019-School Choice Open House

      October 21, 2019-No School-In Service Day

      October 25, 2019-Middle School Monster Mash

      November 1, 2019-Homecoming

      November 2, 2019-Homecoming Dance

      November 4, 2019-Open Application Period Begins 

      November 5, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      November 8, 2019-No School-Inservice Day

      November 11, 2019-No School-Veterans Day

      November 12, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      November 14-17, 2019-High School Production Little Shop of Horrors

      November 15, 2019-Make Up Picture Day for Middle School and High School

      November 19, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      November 25-29, 2019-No School-Fall Break

      December 3, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      December 4, 2019-Aquatic Center Open House

      December 10, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      December 13, 2019-PTO School Store Holiday Shop

      December 17, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only

      December 17, 2019-MS Winter Concert-7pm

      December 18, 2019-HS Winter Concert-7pm

      December 20, 2019-Early Dismissal-12:55pm

      December 23-31, 2019-School Closed-Winter Break

      January 1-3, 2020-School Closed-Winter Break

      January 8, 2020-Open Application Period Ends

      January 15-21, 2020-Senior Trip

      January 17, 2020-No School-In Service

      January 20, 2020-No School-Martin Luther King Day

      January 22, 2020-School Lottery for Grades 6 & 9

      January 31, 2020-Seahawk Showcase (NHS sponsored)

      February 3, 2020-No School-In Service 

      February 3, 2020-Open Enrollment Begins

      February 7 & 8, 2020-Student Theatre Production

      February 14, 2020-No School-In Service

      February 17, 2020-No School-President's Day

      March 6 & &, 2020-Middle School Theatre Production

      March 13, 2020-No School-In Service

      March 13, 2020-Open Enrollment Ends

      March 20, 2020-Grandparents Day for 6th Grade

      March 27, 2020-No School-In Service

      April 4, 2020-Prom

      April 10-19, 2020-School Closed-Spring Break

      April 23, 2020-NHS Induction

      April 30, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago

      May 1 & 2, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago

      May 19-20, 2020-Spring Concerts

      May 22, 2020-No School

      May 25, 2020-No School-Memorial Day

      May 26, 2020-Athletic Awards

      May 27, 2020-Last Day for Seniors

      May 29, 2020-Commencement (pending)

      June 10, 2020-Last Day-12:55pm Early Dismissal

      Sussex Academy Executive Board Meetings

      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

      September 18, 2019

      October 16, 2019

      November 20, 2019

      January 22, 2020

      February 19, 2020

      March 18, 2020

      April 22, 2020

      May 20, 2020

      June 17, 2020

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