SA welcomed 207 students to school on Wednesday for the first day of the 2019-20 school year!
Jag Weekly
August 18, 2019
Welcome SA Families
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents,

Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year! Our Jag Weekly newsletter will arrive in your inbox every Sunday and will provide important information for you to review.  Each week we work to provide a comprehensive overview with upcoming dates, curriculum features, and community highlights.
Please join me in welcoming our 41 new students to Salisbury Academy this year:
Junior Kindergarten
Graham Brady
Emily Bristol
Sophia Candelora-Hill
Campbell Ellsworth
Hoke Faggart
Merritt Menees
Alexa Nunez
Zyon Pagan
Keaten Pullen
Jameson Quick
Jack Robinson
Jonas Shelton
Renee Shirhall
Audrey Townsend

Brenna Baucom
Mountain Caballero -Quesada
Harrison Childers
Pace Fowler
Koren Mapp
Scotty Robinson
Pratley Schupp
Jaxon Wilson
Ann-Margret Zirt
First Grade
Jaden Candelora-Hill
Abby Faggart
Jade Jackson
Charli Mallico
Liam Robinson
Kinzlee Smith

Second Grade
Zion Jackson

Third Grade
Audrey Faggart
Gabby Marcum
Raleigh Shaffer

Fourth Grade
Mac Robinson

Fifth Grade
Lilly Puckett
Marlee Speir

Sixth Grade
Katherine Antosek
Raeyana Coleman
Harper Palmer

Seventh Grade
Cecile Marcum

Eighth Grade
Taliyah McCombs
Important Dates

JK/K Back to School Night
Tues., August 20
6 to 8 p.m.
Parents only please

Grades 1-4 Back to School Night
Thurs., August 22
6 - 8 p.m.
Parents only please

Creek Week Outdoor Movie Night
Sat., August 24
8 p.m. in the SA Outdoor Amphitheater

Middle School Back to School Night
Thurs., August 29
Parents only please
Grades 5/6: 5:45-6:45
All MS Grades: 6:45-7
Grades 7/8: 7:00-8:00
It was wonderful to see our hallways and classrooms filled with happy smiles, excitement for the year ahead, and enthusiasm for learning during these first days of the school year!  Salisbury Academy is a wonderful place for children to spend their most critical years of growth and development. Our faculty and staff are deeply invested in the success of every student, and our beautiful campus and outstanding facilities offer plenty of room to grow in mind, body, spirit, and character. We look forward to a year of discovery and growth together!


Beverly Fowler, Head of School

A Wonderful First Week 

Welcome back Jaguars 

The 2019-20 school year kicked of on Wednesday, the first day of school! Salisbury Academy faculty and staff were thrilled to welcome students and families back for what will be a memorable and dynamic year of discovery, growth, and community. 

Middle School Matters
"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world."
~Malala YouSafzai

Meet Alice Rich, Front Desk Assistant at SA

Salisbury Academy welcomes Alice Rich as an assistant in the SA front office. Alice will serve at the front desk on Fridays, for several hours on Wednesdays, and as needed throughout the year.

Alice, her husband, Ryan, and their two children, Eve (7th grade) and Sam (4th grade), have been a part of the Salisbury Academy family for 7 years. Alice has a passion for the arts and enjoys performing in community theatre productions as well as volunteering for a variety of community organizations. 

Visit the SA Pop-Up Shop: Now through August 30
Stock up on Jaguar gear for the year at the SA Pop-Up Shop! 

Headbands and select T-shirt sizes are in stock and available with sample sizes available to try on for order for all T-shirt sizes and a number of other products: golf shirts, vests, sweatshirts, and pullovers. 

Visit the Pop-Up Shop in the hallway outside the front office to peruse the items. To order, please fill out and return the completed  Pop-Up Shop Order Form to the front office.

For this round of orders, orders are due on August 30 . Ordered items will arrive by the end of September.

Enrichment Programming and Family Travel
School Travel Opportunity

Families curious to learn more about the SA family travel opportunity to Boston and Acadia National Park on June 1-5, 2020 are encouraged to join us for an interest meeting:

Informational Meeting - Boston/Acadia Trip
Wednesday, September 4
6 p.m. at Salisbury Academy
Contact Mrs. Melody Lee with questions
Creative Coders and Rollin' with Robotics

Spaces are available in the Creative Coders (Grades K-4) and Rollin' with Robotics (Grades 5-8 and Grade 4 with prior BrickEd experience).  Learn more or sign up for Enrichment Classes
Sports Shots

Students in grades JK, K, and 1st will have an opportunity to experience an exciting mix of sports and begin to develop skills in the monthly Sports Shots program!  Under the direction of SA's athletic director, students will explore a variety of sports from soccer to basketball to tennis on one Friday each month.  Click here for the Sports Shots sign-up form To register your child, please submit this form to the front office with payment.
With questions about Enrichment classes or school travel, please contact Mrs. Melody Lee at

Lunch Menus
Habeeb Catering will provide hot lunches Monday through Thursday for JK/K students. Students in grades 1-8 will have lunch provided Monday through Friday.

Contact Nancy Gokey at Habeeb Catering at

Creek Week Movie Night
Join Us for an 
Outdoor Movie Night
as part of the Rowan County Creek Week festivities

Saturday, August 24
8 p.m.  in the SA Outdoor Amphitheater
Community members are welcome to bring a blanket or chair and come to view the movie Moana under the stars!

Children's Choir Opportunity

The First United Methodist Church will offer children's choirs on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. for children ages 3-10. The first practice will be:

Wednesday, September 4 from 5:15 p.m.- 5:45 p.m.
First United Methodist Music Suite
Register at

Chapel This Week
The first chapel gathering of the 2019-20 school year will take place on Thursday, August 22 and will feature Mr. Antwaun Thompson of JLT Basketball speaking on the core virtues of respect and responsibility. 

All families are welcome and encouraged to join us in the gym for chapel each Thursday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.


  • Any athlete competing in fall sports must have the following four forms on file with Coach Wilson before their first game.
    • Updated Physical
    • Concussion form
    • Parent/Player Contract
    • Emergency Medical Form
    • Note: These forms are located on the last three pages of the SA Athletic Handbook.
Normal Practice Times:
  • JV Volleyball: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 4:30
  • Varsity Volleyball: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 - 6:30
  • JV Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 - 7:30
  • Girls Tennis: Monday/Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30
  • Cross Country Monday/Thursday 3:15 - 4:15
  • These days and times are subject to change. As always please check the Jag Weekly for the most up to date schedules.

Monday, August 19
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • Tennis practice 3:30 - 5:30
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Tuesday, August 20
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • JV soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:00
  • Varsity soccer practice 6:00 - 7:30
Wednesday, August 21
  • Tennis practice 3:30 - 5:30
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Thursday, August 22
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • JV soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • JV Volleyball Game @ Sacred Heart 4:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game @ Sacred Heart 4:30
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Sacred Heart 5:00
Friday, August 23 - No Athletics

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