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September | 2023

Audrey '25 & Nancy Vaders '98

Photo, above: Audrey Vaders '25 with mom Nancy Vaders '98

Sage Parker ' 25 with mom Laura Wilde

Photo, below: Sage Parker ' 25 with mom Laura Wilde

Family Weekend 2023

Family weekend will be here in just a few short weeks! Join us for a weekend filled with opportunities to connect with fellow families, meet our dedicated faculty, and experience the vibrant campus lifeIn order for us to prepare for your time on campus, we are requesting you fill out two forms:

  • Family Weekend RSVP

This form includes meal registrations. Salem Academy will cover the cost of the student and two family members. Additional guests will be sent a link to buy a ticket.

We ask that families register for Family Weekend by September 15, 2023.

  • Faculty/Staff Conference Registration

These are short meetings that can be done in person or via Zoom if families are unable to attend in person. 

We are excited to see you all on campus very soon!

View 2023 Family Weekend Schedule

Parents News

Parents' Associaton Newsletter

Greetings from Salem Academy’s Parents Association! Explore the most recent news and volunteer opportunities featured in the Parents' Points of View newsletter.

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Raquel Uittenbogaard-Vilas '25 & Family

Featured Photo: Raquel Uittenbogaard-Vilas '25 with parents Isabel Vilas-Fraga, & Pieter Uittenbogaard

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New Absence Protocol for Families

Salem Academy is using a new system this year for parents to report student absences. If a student will be absent, a parent will need to complete the Student Absence Form no later than 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the absence. 

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FACTS Email Filter

Automatic emails are sent from our FACTS student information system to faculty/staff, students, and parents for things such as behavior and grade notifications. Due to the nature of the email, we have noticed that many of the messages are going to spam folders.

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Fall 2023 Orientation Recap

For any families who may have missed the welcome assembly during Fall Orientation or would like a concise recap, we encourage you to watch the "Welcome to Salem" presentation. This informative presentation provides introductions to our faculty and staff; outlines key campus information, and highlights the standards we hold for our Academy community, among other valuable insights."

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Major Dates Calendar

The 2023 - 2024 Major Dates Calendar is available for viewing. Minor adjustments to activities may still occur.  

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Student & Family Handbook

2023 - 2024: 7-Day Rotation Schedule 

Harvest Table Dining Services

Novant Health Services

COVID-19 Campus Policy

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Student Dietary Information

We request that all students complete the 2023-2024 Student Dietary Information

Form. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Harvest Table - Spirit Dollars

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What are Spirit Dollars?

Spirit Dollars are additional monetary funds students can use at any of the dining locations at Salem Academy & College. 

How to Load Spirit Dollars?

Read more to learn how to add Spirit Dollars. Note: Spirit Dollars rollover continuously as long as your student's account is active.

Anna Dorsch '27 & Audrey Bluethmann '26

Photo: Anna Dorsch '27 & Audrey Bluethmann '26

Robotics Updates

The start of the school year has been a great success for Sisters of the Motherboard (FTC #7444)! With many returning students we have a talented team. During our first few meetings, we remodeled our robotics spaces and lab and brainstormed robot prototypes.

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2023 Fall Athletic Schedule

View the 2023 Fall Athletic Schedule. Any updates regarding athletic events will be posted in this document.

2023 Tennis Highlight

Congratulations to the Academy tennis team for their first season win against Chatham Hall on Tuesday, September 5. Go Sabers!

Monday, September 11

Tuesday, September 12

Thursday, September 14

  • College Admissions Presentation7 - 9 p.m. Join Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, and Washington University in St. Louis for an in-person information session in Charlotte, NC.

Saturday, September 16 - 17

  • Freshmen and Junior Class Retreats

Monday, September 18

  • Discover Duke - Greensboro7 - 9 p.m. Duke University is hosting an Admissions night in Greensboro. During this program, a Duke admissions officer will present information and answer questions.

  • Academy Tennis Match vs. Chatham Hall, 4 p.m., Away.

Tuesday, September 19

  • Ring Banquet, 5 p.m., Required for all students

  • No Athletic Practices

Wednesday, September 20

  • Senior Day (required for all students; no regular classes)

  • Athletic Practices Resume

Thursday, September 21

  • Academy Tennis Match vs. North Cross School, 4:30 p.m., Home.

September 22 - 23

  • Senior Class Retreat

September 29 - 30

  • Family Weekend

Photo: Cailin Schaub '25 & Sophia Ekstein '24

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Saturday, September 9

  • 31st Annual ¡FIESTA!, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Truist Stadium. Enjoy this lively festival with free admission for all!

September 15 - October 15

Saturday, September 23

  • Bookmarks Festival, September 23 in downtown Winston-Salem! View more to see the festival's featured authors and to purchase tickets.

October 6

  • Taylor Swift Laser Dance Party, The Ramkat at 8 p.m.- Get ready Taylor Nation! The Ramkat is hosting a Taylor Swift laser dance party! Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

October 21-22

  • Swim Like A. Fish Day ClinicsSalem welcomes 6x Olympic Trial Qualifier, SEC Finalist, NCAA Qualifier, and 2x USA Junior National Champion Abbie Fish to work hands-on with all swimmers.

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Key Perez '25 & M.E. Zifchak '25

Key Perez '25 & Mary Elizabeth Zifchak '25

Building futures, one robot at a time!

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