Important Changes to Spring Calendar and more
Important Changes to Spring Calendar and more
October 21, 2020
The varsity girls' soccer team was victorious over the faculty-staff in Monday's game.
The girls' won in an overtime shootout.

IMPORTANT: Changes to the Spring Calendar

After considering concerns conveyed to us by faculty and parents regarding COVID-19, the physical and mental health of our students, and the changes to the University calendar, we have decided to make two changes to our Spring Calendar. Christmas Break will be one week longer and Spring Break will be one week shorter. We believe this will promote greater health on campus without a major loss of academic progress that an even longer Christmas Break might precipitate.


TUE NOV 24 Last Day of In-person Classes for Fall Semester
WED NOV 25-SUN NOV 29 No Classes
MON NOV 30 Classes Resume Online
FRI DEC 11 Fall Semester ends


SUN JAN 10 Boarders (who have left campus) Return to Quarantine
MON JAN 11 Classes Resume Online
TUE JAN 12 COVID-19 Testing for Boarders/Athletes
WED JAN 13-FRI JAN 15 COVID-19 Testing for Day Students
MON JAN 18 Classes Resume In-person
MON MAR 8-SUN MAR 14 Spring Break
SUN MAR 14 Boarders Return to Quarantine
MON MAR 15 Classes Resume Online
TUE MAR 16 Testing for Boarders/Spring Athletes
WED MAR 17-FRI MAR 19 COVID-19 Testing for Day Students
MON MAR 22  Classes Resume In-Person
THU MAY 13 Classes End
SAT MAY 15-SUN MAY 16 Commencement Weekend
We continue to be commited to allowing any boarding student to remain in residence during the breaks. However, a student who leaves may not return early. If arrangements have already been made, we will work with you to find an appropriate solution. Questions? Contact Director of Communications and Marketing Sherri Bergman.

SAS Players Present

This weekend, the SAS Players will be performing Something Wicked This Way Comes, An Evening of Supernatural, Shakespearean Scenes. Although seating is very limited due to COVID-19 protocol, day students are invited to reserve a seat to attend the performance on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Sunday's 2:00 p.m. matinee is reserved for boarding students. 

Picture Re-Take Day

Picture re-takes with Strawbridge Studios will be Monday, October 26.

Senior Photos

Seniors may schedule an appointment for a photography session.

Another Shot at the Flu Vaccine

Students, faculty, and staff who missed the chance to get their flu shot on campus earlier this month have another opportunity. Please complete this permission form. While SAS does not require an influenza vaccine, it is highly recommended. If you have questions about this or other health precautions being taken on the SAS campus, please contact our Health Clinic.

New Spring Course

Dean Kelley Black and Dr. Viva Reynolds will be teaching Earth and the Anthropocene this spring, a course that looks at how human activities have changed habitats, atmospheric processes, biological diversity, and more through local fieldwork, data analysis, and contemporary readings. Other elective courses offered this spring include Filmmaking, Photography-Community Connections, Technical Drawing and Design, Theater Design and Tech, Place-based Environmental History, and Classical Mythology. Elective courses are generally open to students in grades 10-12.

Need MAC for Winter Season?

On  November 2 our fall season officially ends and students begin their winter Afternoon Programs. If your Middle School student does not participate in Afternoon Programs or has an Afternoon Program that does not meet every day, MAC (Middle School After Care) is available for supervision. We have numerous enrollment options and flexibiliy to meet your needs, including a drop-in service for days when unexpected scheduling prohibits pick-up at the regular dismissal time. Middle school students must be in an Afternoon Program, attending MAC, or picked up by 3:30 each afternoon.  Register here. Questions? Contact Lizzie Duncan.

Thank You!

Thanks to parents David Michaels and Jeff Frazier for their help in building Eli's Chill.


Please join us in welcoming Pamela Taylor, RN who returns to our Health Clinic. 

Admission on the Road

Admission Counselor Jasmine Render is in Memphis this week meeting with prospective families. Know someone Jasmine should be speaking with? Pass along the contact.

Virtual Open House, Nov. 15

We will be holding a virtual Open House for prospective families on Sunday, November 15. Tell someone "You belong here!" More information is available online.

Let Us Help to Remember Someone

During chapel on Wednesday October 28, we will be celebrating All Saints' and All Souls' Day.This day is set aside to thank God for all those we love who have died, and to pray for their peace. To mark this day, we will be reading a list of names of people who have died in the last year. If you would like to have a friend or loved ones' name read in the prayers, please email the name to Mother Short.

Highlights of the Week

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1:00 PM Chapel, Celebrating St. Luke with Gratitude to Healthcare Workers
5:00 PM College Connect Fair, Virtual
5:45 PM Bible Study, Spencer Room
6:30 PM Allowance Distribution, Owen Student Union
12:45 PM
J-Block Address by Dean of Students Geoffrey Smith
3:10 PM Chess Club, Mr. Mazur's Room
3:15 PM Martial Arts Club, Wrestling Room
3:30 PM Climbing Club, Bouldering Shed
11:35 AM
GSA Meeting, Room 4
2:40 PM Discovery & Discourse, Room 1
6:00 PM SAS Players present Something Wicked This Way Comes, An Evening of Supernatural, Shakespearean Scenes, McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts*
6:30 PM Boarding Activity: Twisty Bread Lessons, Owen Student Union
7:30 PM Boarding Activity: Movie & Popcorn, Owen Student Union
6:00 AM Boarding Actvity: Perimeter Trail Hike
7:00 PM SAS Players present Something Wicked This Way Comes, An Evening of Supernatural, Shakespearean Scenes, McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts*
7:30 PM Boarding Activity: Video Games & Snacks, Owen Student Union
7:30 PM Boarding Activity: Open Gym
2:00 PM
 SAS Players present Something Wicked This Way Comes, An Evening of Supernatural, Shakespearean Scenes, McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts*
6:15 PM Boarding Activity: Pumpkin Carving & Spooky Compline, Owen Student Union
8:00 AM Picture Re-Takes
10:30 AM Senior Casual Photos
10:00 AM
Varsity Cross Country - TSSAA Regional Meet (Away)
11:40 AM Dean of Students' Lunch with Grade 8 Blue Students, Tucker Dining Room
1:00 PM
5:45 PM Bible Study, Spencer Room
6:30 PM Allowance Distribution, Owen Student Union
*Because of COVID-19 restrictions, seating is very limited. If you do not have a child in the cast but want to attend the show, please contact Theatre Director Chelsea Padro.

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