Sussex Academy Weekly Update

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Elementary School

School Pictures:  October 13 for Cohort 1
                                     October 14 for Remote Learners
                                     October 15 for Cohort 2


Middle School

School Pictures:  October 6 for Cohort 1
                                     October 7 for Remote Learners
                                     October 8 for Cohort 2

High School

School Pictures (Grades 9-11)  October 6 for Cohort 1
                                                                 October 7 for Remote Learners
                                                                 October 8 for Cohort 2



School Information

Sussex Academy Fall 2020 Online Spirit Wear Store:  We are excited to announce that our Fall 2020 Spirit Wear Store is now open! The deadline to place an order is 11:59pm on October 7.  The turnaround time for delivery is approximately 3 weeks.  We will contact you to schedule your order pick up or you can take advantage of having Logomotive mail your order to your home.

Here is the store link:

Sussex Academy Masks are Available Mask Order





Sports Booster Club

Mum Fundraiser:

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Welcome back Sussex Academy!!

We are excited to announce that SA Sports Boosters will be holding our annual Mums Fundraiser again this year!!  

A couple of changes needed to be made in order to make this fundraiser possible.   

- All orders will need to be submitted via email -
Payment methods: 
    - Credit card via PayPal or Venmo (see flyer for info)
    - Cash/Check - Must be mailed to school with the order form
            -Please allow enough time for the payment to arrive if you are using this method. 
            -Address to SA Sports Boosters Attention.
Order Pick-up 
Orders can be picked up at school (21150 Airport Road, Georgetown) - Thursday, October 1st  - 3:30pm - 6:00pm 
Or at Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel by October 19th - During Business Hours
NOTE: No Vouchers are needed this year.   Both pick up locations will have a list of all orders. 
Thanks so much for your continued support! 
Go Seahawks!!

Performing Arts Booster Club

**Performance Dates are Subject to Change and/or Cancel**

High School Performance Chicago
:  December 3, 4, 5 at 7pm each night.

Student Directed Performance of Disney's Frozen Jr.: February 5 & 6 at 7pm each night

Middle School Production:  March 5 & 6 at 7pm each night

High School Performance Into the Woods: April 30, May 1 & 2. 7pm each night with a 2pm show on May 2.

Middle School Spring Concert:  May 18 at 7pm

High School Spring Concert:
 May 19 at 7pm


SA Trailtober Fest:  Information to be released soon!!!

Please see our wish list. SA_Wish List_2020_21   Donations can be made by sending a check to Sussex Academy or online at

Sussex Academy 20th Anniversary Gala-will be held on May 8, 2021 at Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen State Park from 6pm-11pm.  The evening will include dancing to KleptoRadio, great food catered by La Vida Hospitality and an open bar.  Tickets are $125 per person or $200 per couple and can be purchased online at  or by mailing a check to school.  The Beacon will be offering discounted room rates for the evening-use reservation code SAAS.



Sussex Academy Aquatic Center

For Aquatics Center information/registration for programs email

Sussex Academy Sports

Athletes - HS and 8th graders if interested read the following:
  *MS sports begin the week of 10/5*

Monday 9/28 the HS fall season will begin.  If you are interested in joining/trying out for a team you should send the coach an email so they will know you are interested.  There will be no sign up meetings for this season.

Cross Country - Coach Diaz - Practice is at 4pm at Sussex Academy on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  No practice Wednesday.  Saturday 10/3 practice is 8am at the Jetty, Herring Park, Cape Henlopen State Park.

Field Hockey - Coach Fluharty - - Practice is at 4:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Special skills work 3:30-4pm on these days.  Note: the day there is a DE Turf league game-practice will be at DE Turf.  Wednesday practice 8-10am.  Friday practice 3:45-5:45pm and  Saturday practice 8-10am.

Soccer - Coach Dina - - Practice is 3:30-5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday practice is TBD.

Volleyball - Coach Gooch - Practice is 5:15-7:15pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday practice is TBD.

PhysicalsTo participate in Sussex Academy athletics please note the following;
     DIAA has a new physical form that is available on (on left under list of teams, (DIAA Physical Forms) and on our school website (General Info – Forms – about half way down) 
     All 9th grade students, 6th grade students, out of state transfer students, and first time participants in sports must submit a completed DIAA form dated after 4/1/2020 to participate.
     Other returning athletes (with a 19-20 DIAA physical form on file) will have to submit a new physical (dated after 4/1/20) before the start of the winter season.  To participate in fall athletics they will have to submit Pg. 2 (Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation/Consent Form), Pg. 3 (Health History) and Pg. 5 (Medical card).  When completing Pg. 3 (Health history) make sure to only answer “Yes” if there are new issues since you were last cleared for participation last year.
     Make sure you copy or take a picture of your completed form.

Questions – contact athletic director Mr. Bastianelli



October 6, 2020-School Pictures for Cohort 1 in middle school and grades 9-11

October 7, 2020-School Pictures for Remote Learners in middle school and grades 9-11

October 8, 2020-School Pictures for Cohort 2 in middle school and grades 9-11

October 13, 2020-School Pictures for Cohort 1 in elementary school

October 14, 2020-School Pictures for Remote Learners in elementary school

October 15, 2020-School Pictures for Cohort 2 in elementary school

October 17, 2020-Open House for New Students interested in the 2021-2020 School Year (details TBD)

November 2, 2020-Open Application Opens

November 3, 2020-School Closed-Election Day

November 11, 2020-School Closed-Veterans Day

November 13, 2020-End MP 1

November 23-27,2020-School Closed-Thanksgiving Break

December 3, 2020-High School Production-Chicago-7pm

December 4, 2020-High School Production-Chicago-7pm

December 5, 2020-High School Production-Chicago-7pm

December 24-31, 2020-Winter Break

January 1, 2021-Winter Break

January 13, 2021-Open Application Closes

January 18, 2021-School Closed-MLK Day

January 20, 2021-School Lottery

January 22, 2021-End of Marking Period 2

January 29, 2021-End of MP2

February 1,2021-Open Enrollment Opens

February 5, 2021- Student Directed Production-Disney's Frozen Jr.-7pm

February 6, 2021-Student Directed Production-Disney's Frozen Jr. -7pm

February 15, 2021-School Closed-President's Day

March 5,2021- Middle School Theatre Production-7pm

March 6, 2021-Middle School Theatre Production-7pm

March 12, 2021-Open Enrollment Ends

March 26, 2021-End of Marking Period 3

April 2, 2021-Spring Break

April 5-9, 2021-Spring Break

April 24, 2021-Prom-Baywood Greens

April 30, 2021-High School Production-Into the Woods-7pm

May 1, 2021-High School Production-Into the Woods-7pm

May 2, 2021-High School Production-Into the Woods-2pm & 7pm

May 8, 2021-SA 20th Anniversary Gala-Fort Miles, Lewes-6pm

May 18, 2021-Middle School Concert-7pm

May 19, 2021-High School Concert-7pm

May 24-27, 2021-Senior Exams

May 27, 2021-Last Day for Seniors

May 28, 2021-School Closed

May 31, 2021-School Closed-Memorial Day

June 4, 2021-Commencement

June 7-10, 2021-Final Exams Grades 9-11

June 10, 2021-Moving Up Grade 5-6:30pm

June 11, 2021-Moving Up Grade 8-9am

June 11, 2021-Last Day of School-12:55pm 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

October 21, 2020
November 18, 2020
January 20, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 19, 2021
June 16, 2021

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