Ethics Bowl to Nationals, Congratulations, More Check-Out Changes, and more
Ethics Bowl to Nationals, Congratulations, More Check-Out Changes, and more

APRIL 7, 2021

Easter Chapel

Our Easter chapel will be celebrated during our 1 p.m. service today with our ninth graders attending in person in St. Andrew's Chapel and the rest of the community joining by Zoom. 
Enjoy a short video from our Good Friday service featuring vocals by senior Isabella Randolph.

Change in COVID Testing Schedule

This week only

All community members will test on Wednesday or Thursday this week. Regular weekly testing will resume on Monday April 12. Students will not be required to quarantine prior to testing.

Vaccines for eligible boarding students

SAS is coordinating opportunities for boarding students who are eligible to receive COVID vaccines. Questions? Contact COVID Coordinator Dan Monahan.
As of 4/5/21, the active COVID case rate in our area is. 38%

Grade-Level Program

Grade-level programming uses co-curricular activities to help build community among members of each grade. Each grade has a yearlong theme that is tied to the students developmental stage and loosely connected to the shared curriculum of that year. This Thursday, during J-Block, our students will gather for various activities including planning for year-end activities such as the 6th grade campout, 8th grade This I Believe presentations, and senior retreat, as well as lessons in yoga and college essay writing.

We Heard You

Updates to Check-out Policy

We have made some changes to our boarder check-out policy based on feedback from our parents. 

Boarding students in grades 9-12 with riders' and/or drivers' permission set up in Boardingware may now check out for up to eight hours at a time on their own or with another student to a specific destination on Saturdays between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., on Sundays between 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., or overnight* on Saturdays with an immediate family member or SAS family. Check-outs must be on the Mountain (Sewanee or Monteagle) unless the student is checking out to another student's home or for a take-out restaurant. Checkouts to specific destinations off the Mountain require a phone call between the parent and the TIC for both the driver and the rider; no blanket permissions are accepted. Boarding students in grades 7 and 8 may only check out with an adult and to the home of a fellow student. Checking out requires that a student has their parents'/guardians' permission and the approval of the TIC or AOC.
*Overnight check-outs should be requested BEFORE the weekend.

Nationals This Weekend

Our three-time state championship Ethics Bowl team will be competing in the national championships this weekend. The championships, normally hosted at the University of North Carolina, will be held virtually this year. Best of luck to Mac Croom, Justine Rogers, Erin Mattingly, Parker Jones, Lily Garner, and coach and Dean of Students Geoffrey Smith


Porter Neubauer '21 received a Johnson Scholarship at Washington & Lee University in Virginia. The Johnson Scholarship is W&L’s most prestigious scholarship and provides full tuition, room, and board for students chosen based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and the potential to contribute to the intellectual and civic life of the W&L campus and the world. 

Correction to Honor Lists

Kira Engelhardt was inadvertently left off of the Honors List for Quarter 3. Grey Givens and Luke Garner should have been listed on the High Honors, not Honors, List. View the updated list.

Modeling lifelong learning!

Director of College Counseling and COVID Coordinator Dan Monahan recently completed his Graduate Certificate in College Counseling from University of California, San Diego. 

SAS on the Road

Representatives of SAS will be representing the school far and wide in the coming weeks. 
APR 7-9 Belgrade, Serbia
APR 9-11 Istanbul, Turkey
Know someone who needs to hear, "You belong here!" contact our Admission Office to set up a meeting.

Weekly Highlights

View the full calendar for all events. Subscribe to SAS calendars (instructions on the calendar page) to have school events, team schedules, and calendar updates automatically delivered to and updated on your desktop or mobile device. Parents may attend home athletic contests this spring but are expected to be masked and maintain physical distance. 
Formal Dress Day
Spring Picture Day
11:55 AM COVID-19 Testing Last Name A-M, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
12:05 PM Contra Dancing Lessons, Theater
1:00 PM Chapel: Easter Eucharist, Grades 9 in St. Andrew's Chapel, Others virtual

11:35 AM
COVID-19 Testing Last Name N-Z, Wood-Alligood Gymnasium
11:35 AM Middle School Advisory, Various Locations
12:15 PM Upper School Advisory, Various Locations
12:45 PM J-Block: Grade-Level Programming
2:40 PM Debate Club, Bishop Bratton Rm 4
3:10 PM Chess Club, R-C Room 12
3:30 PM Climbing Club, Bouldering Shed
3:40 PM Writing Center Open, Simmonds Front Hallway

8:45 AM Announcements, Virtual
5:30 PM Open Campus for Day Students

Middle School Swimming vs. Multiple Teams (tentative)
Ethics Bowl National Championships, Virtual
10:00 AM Varsity Tennis vs. Franklin County High School (Home)
1:00 PM Weekend Activity: Trip to Unclaimed Baggage

Ethics Bowl National Championships, Virtual
6:15 PM Weekend Activity: Dean's Social, Father Flye House
7:00 PM Compline, St. Andrew's Chapel
8:45 AM
 Announcements, Virtual
10:10 AM Literary Club, Ms. Asmus's Room
11:30 AM COVID-19 Testing for Middle School Students and Available Employees, Gym
6:00 PM Coast-to-Coast College Fair: Engineering Options, Virtual

7:50 AM Full Faculty Meeting
11:30 AM COVID-19 Testing for Juniors, Seniors, and Available Employees, Gym
3:30 PM Climbing Club, Bouldering Shed
3:40 PM Community Service: Story Swap with Seniors, Art Room, Room 20
3:40 PM Writing Center Open, Simmonds Front Hallway
4:00 PM Middle School Track and Field - Webb School + Local MS teams (Home)
4:00 PM Varsity Tennis vs. Boyd Buchanan School (Home)

7th Grade Advisors and Middle School Coordinator Meeting
11:45 AM COVID-19 Testing for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Available Employees, Gym
1:00 PM Chapel, Grade 10 in St. Andrew's Chapel, Grades 6-9 and 11-12 in Advisory

Looking Ahead

 APR 22 Earth Day
Mr. Short introduces us to SAS's new Moonboards.
Mr. Short introduces us to SAS's latest adventure tool - our Moonboards!
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