Exam Info, Lessons & Carols, Book Order, Gifts, and more
Exam Info, Lessons & Carols, Book Order, Gifts, and more
December 2, 2020

Enjoy a Sewanee Tradition

Each year, the University of the South's Celebration of Lessons & Carols is one of the most coveted tickets in town. This year, the celebration is being made available online to the public. The service will be available for viewing and download on Sunday, December 6 at 7 p.m. The Sewanee performance regularly attracts 3,000 visitors and has been featured in Southern Living Magazine.
Stay tuned for A Down Home Revels, an SAS celebration of the season in music and poetry.

Exams, Dec 7-11

Exams take place the week of December 7-11. On Monday, our Reading Day, teachers will be available for extra help and review sessions scheduled according to discipline. Exams take place Tuesday-Friday. Sixth graders will have their last exam on Thursday. Exams will take a variety of forms and will be designed for the online space.

Do you anticipate technical difficulties?

Students are required to be in Zoom and have their camera ON while taking their exams. Please be sure your child is able to take their exams in a location that has the internet bandwidth to support online testing with cameras on. Day families who experience internet connectivity issues due to geographical location, may reserve a testing location at school IN ADVANCE by contacting Assistant to the Academic Dean Shawna Midgett

Study Tips

Academic Dean Kelley Black and Learning Resources Coordinator Kim Perkins have compiled Tips for Preparing for Exams including a worksheet to help students schedule their study sessions and illustrated guides to Spaced Practice and Retrieval Practice. We encourage students to begin studying 4-6 days before ther exam takes place. 

New Class? New Books.

Students in grades 10-12 who are beginning a new course second semester may need additional books. MBS, our online bookstore, is now open for book purchases. 

Gift Giving Just Got Easier

The SAS Online School Store is now open! All profits go to support the ongoing mission of St. Andrew's-Sewanee. Questions? Requests? Contact store manager Lizzie Duncan StA '76.

Registration Open for SAS Summer 

New Overnight Camp!

Looking for a great gift idea? How about 17 fun-filled summer days on the Mountain for your favorite rising 5th-12th grader? Campers will select from a variety of music, art, farming, and outdoor adventure sessions. Instructors include faculty member Chris Monahan and SAS Outdoor Education & Place-Based Learning Coordinator Michael Short. View more information and registration.

Congratulations!

Congratulations and thank you to Tyler Rodgers '22 who has answered a call to serve in the Tennessee Army National Guard while completing high school. Tyler will train on weekends and in the summers as he completes high school.

Employment Opportunities

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School continues to accept applications for an Assistant Director of Stewardship and Alumni Engagement. More information is available at sasweb.org/employment. Please help us spread the word!

Highlights of the Coming Weeks

View the full calendar for all events. Subscribe to SAS calendars to have school events, team schedules, and calendar updates automatically delivered to and updated on your desktop or mobile device.
WED DEC 2
University Exams (thru 12/8)
11:00 AM Chapel: Advent, Virtual
THU DEC 3
NOON J-Block, Virtual
2:00 PM Writing Center Open, Virtual
3:30 PM College Counseling for Juniors: SCOIR, an in-depth overview, Virtual
FRI DEC 4
Quarter 2 Ends, Last Day to Turn in Work for Quarter 2
8:45 AM Announcements, Virtual
2:15 PM Bible Study, Virtual

SUN DEC 6
7:00 PM
In Sewanee: Lessons & Carols, Virtual
MON DEC 7 READING DAY
9:00 AM Language Study/Work Session
10:00 AM English Study/Work Session
11:00 AM Math Study/Work Session
1:00 PM Science Study/Work Session
2:00 PM History Study/Work Session
3:00 PM Arts Study/Work Session
EXAMS TUE DEC 8 - FRI DEC 11
TUE DEC 8
9:00 AM
A Period Exam
9:00 AM Grade 7 Language Exam
1:00 PM B Period Exam
1:00 PM Grade 6 Math Exam
1:00 PM Grade 8 Language Exam
WED DEC 9
9:00 AM
C Period Exam
9:00 AM Grade 6 Humanities Exam
9:00 AM Grade 8 Exams - B Math / G Science
1:00 PM Grade 7 Exams - B Science / G Math
THU DEC 10
9:00 AM
D Period Exam
9:00 AM Grade 6 Science Exam
9:00 AM Grade 7 B Math Exam
9:00 AM Grade 8 B Science Exam
1:00 PM E Period Exam
1:00 PM Grade 7 G Science Exam
1:00 PM Grade 8 G Math Exam

FRI DEC 11
8:45 AM
Grade 7 B Humanities Exam
8:45 AM Grade 8 B Humanities Exam
10:30 AM Grade 7 G Humanities Exam
10:30 AM Grade 8 G Humanities Exam
1:00 PM Make-Up Exams

Important Events

CHRISTMAS BREAK SAT DEC 12 - SUN JAN 10 
SAS OFFICES CLOSED THU DEC 24 - FRI DEC 25 and MON DEC 28 - FRI JAN 1
BOARDING STUDENTS RETURN TO QUARANTINE SUN JAN 10 
CLASSES RESUME ONLINE MON JAN 11 
CLASSES RESUME IN PERSON MON JAN 18 

COVID-19 Updates

Our COVID-19 Protocols & FAQs are updated regularly.

What will testing look like when we return for second semster?

SAS will be using the University of the South's testing facility during second semester. We do not yet have a schedule for our re-entry testing, but we will get that to you before classes resume in January.

The 4-County Active Case Rate

As of Tuesday, the seven-day average active case rate is .57%
Calendars Parent Essentials Facts
powered by emma