IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!
We are so excited to welcome back all of our students and parents for another amazing year! Here's everything you need to know as we gear up for the start of school.
2018-19 THEME VERSE
"Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."

Colossians 2:7 NLT
New Elementary Parents
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

This is an opportunity for you to get all your questions answered about Elementary School procedures and policies. We kindly ask that you not bring your children with you to orientation as this event is for parents only. They will have an opportunity to meet their teacher and other students at Back-to-School night. Information will be available on lunch ordering, communications, after care, volunteering and more.  
SCS 101
K-12 Orientation
Tuesday, August 7
Times vary, Auditorium
Kindly RSVP when you receive your email invitation.
New Middle School Parents & Students 
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us to learn more about the policies and procedures for Middle School while your new middle school students enjoy activities with student ambassadors. 
Information will be available on scheduling, athletics, technology, lunch ordering, getting connected, communications, after care, and much more. 
New High School Parents & Students and All International Students 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Join us for an overview of high school policies and procedures. Information will also be available on scheduling, technology, lunch procedures, communications, athletics and much more.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
PRE-K MEET THE TEACHER
Friday, August 10

Pre-Kindergarten families are invited to meet your child's teacher and get familiar with our program. The All Day Class (A) and Morning Class (B) will be at 9:30 a.m. and the Afternoon Class (C) will be at 10:15 a.m. Orientation is for both students and parents.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Monday, August 13

School Start & End Times 
Pre-K All Day Class (A) 8:00am - 3:00pm
Pre-K Morning Class (B) 8:00am - 11:15am
Pre-K Afternoon Class (C) 11:45am - 3:00pm

Elementary School: 8:00am - 2:45pm
Middle School: 7:45am - 3:05pm
High School: 7:45am - 3:05pm
BOO-HOO, WOO-HOO BREAKFAST
Monday, August 13
7:45am - 9:00am

Parents, whether you'll be boo-hooing or woo-hooing on the first day of school, join us in the auditorium for a time to connect with other parents after the you drop off your students.
2018-19 CALENDAR
A calendar will be available at Back-to-School Night. Download to digital version below.
SUPPLY LISTS
STUDENT SCHEDULES
Elementary School - Parents will receive an email notification of their child's teacher in August, prior to the start of school.  
   
Middle & High School - Student schedules will be available through RenWeb in August, prior to the start of school. Parents will receive an email notification when schedules are available and they can then log into RenWeb to access their child's schedule.  Mrs. Schwartz will be available for schedule questions beginning Wednesday, August 8.

Returning middle and high school students can also access their schedule by logging into RenWeb. New students will not be able to access their RenWeb account until school begins because they need to receive their SCS email account, which is required to obtain access. However, until then they can simply have their parents access it through RenWeb for them.
 
AFTERCARE
Aftercare is available after school until 6:00 p.m. for students Pre-K-8th grade. The first day for Aftercare is August 13.

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ATHLETICS
All 6th-12th grade students who plan to participate in SCS athletics  must have the FHSAA forms below completed prior to tryouts .  Athletes simply bring their completed FHSAA forms to tryouts. Each coach will schedule a parent/player meeting, before the first official game, to discuss the team expectations, policies, procedures, schedules, volunteer opportunities, playing time, etc.

Please contact our Athletic Director, Kevin Landrum, if you have any questions at  klandrum@sarasotachristian.org  or 371-6481, ext. 219. 

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)
All middle and high school students are required to have a device with them, on a daily basis, that meets a minimum set of specifications for our "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) Program.
 
HEALTH FORMS + REQUIRED DOCS
Students may not start school until all state required documents listed below are received.  Please make sure you've turned in the necessary documents to the front office. 
 
All new students must have a physician complete a physical exam documented on a DH3040 form. 

Immunizations DH680  or Religious Exemption DH681 Form  
(form provided by doctor)
All new students must have the   required immunizations   for their grade level and submit a DH680 or DH681 form. Returning students in grades K & 7 have an additional immunization needed at those grade levels and will need an updated immunization record. 
 
All new students, returning students in grades 1, 3, 6 and 9, and returning students whose health history has changed must submit a health history form. 
 
All new students and returning students whose information has changed must turn in an emergency care consent form. 
 
Medication Authorization 
Students who need access to medications during school hours must make arrangements through the school clinic. Students are not permitted to have medications on their person or in their backpacks.   
 
A   medication authorization form signed by a physician, must be completed each year for prescription medications. An   over-the-counter medications form   must be completed for non-prescription items that are not provided by the school.  Medications must be retained in the school clinic in their original containers, and are available to the student according to directions outlined by the parent on the authorization form. 

The school will provide some non-prescription medications in the school clinic and on over-night field trips. These are intended for safe, symptomatic relief of minor conditions that do not warrant exclusion from school. A school employee will only administer such medication with the written permission of a parent/guardian on file.   All new students and returning students whose information has changed must turn in a non-prescription medication form.

All students must submit this form.

All students must submit this form. 

Questions? 
Contact Director of Health Services, Amy Schlabach
at  aschlabach@sarasotachristian.org  or 371-6481, ext. 201. 
HIGH SCHOOL FORMS
This form must be completed by high school students who will be driving to school. 

This form must be completed before students volunteer at an organization.

Students must have this form signed by each organization upon completion of their service hours.
UNIFORMS
Please be sure that your student has the appropriate uniforms for the school year.