SA students, faculty, and staff were all smiles for the first day of school on Wednesday!
Jag Weekly
August 26, 2018
A Super Start to the Year and Parent Communication System Test
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents,

What a wonderful start to the school year! After a busy summer of preparing our school facilities for an engaging year of community and discovery, it was a true joy to see and hear the hallways and classrooms filled with happy smiles, excitement for the year ahead, and enthusiasm for learning. 

Thank you, parents, for your support and for helping to make our first few days a success. We look forward to sharing more with you about this year's learning journey over the next few weeks at Back to School Nights.

Phone Tree System Test

At all times throughout the school year, our faculty and staff place great value on keeping our parents informed. This communication takes place through parent-teacher emails/phone calls, Jag Weekly, social media, and through our Parent Alert phone tree system. 

In the event of a sudden schedule change such as a school delay or closing due to weather, Salisbury Academy will send out phone and text messages to our parents. We plan to test this system on Tuesday of this week (August 28) at 5 p.m. All parents who have a cell number entered in their contact information will receive both a voice call and a text on Tuesday at 5 p.m. 

If you do not receive a call and text message, please contact our communications department at to have your information updated as needed. 
Thank you again, parents, for your partnership and for helping make this strong start to the school year possible! 


Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

JK/K Back to School Night
Tues., August 28
6 to 8 p.m.
Parents only please

Grades 1-4 Back to School Night
Thurs., August 30
6 - 8 p.m.
Parents only please

Labor Day Holiday
Mon., September 3
No school for students or staff

SA Book Fair
Sept. 10 - 13 
in library


A Fantastic First 3 Days of School

Welcome back Jaguars 

The 2018-19 school year is officially off and running! The school year began with a fantastic first day on Wednesday. 

Students were thrilled to reconnect with one another, meet new friends, get to know their teachers and classrooms, and learn their daily routines for this year at SA. 

Middle School Matters
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." 
                          - Sydney J. Harris

Update Your ParentsWeb Info
It's time to update ParentsWeb!  Please log into your  ParentsWeb   account, select "Family Information" from the menu, and verify that your family contact information is correct. 

To make edits:

Click on the "Family Demographic Form."  In this section you may update a variety of forms including parent info, emergency contacts, carpool, and grandparent information. If you need to make additional changes to your contact information, please email Amy Goodnight at

Enrichment Programming Update: BrickEd offered for grades K - 4
The BrickEd program is now open to kindergarten students! Students in grades kindergarten through fourth are welcome to sign up for the exciting weekly class, to be held on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. starting September 6. 

Sports Shots Enrichment Program for JK, K and 1st
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. Dates (the first Friday of each month, with the exception of October): Sept. 7, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3. Cost: $100 for the entire year or $15 per session. With questions contact Melody Lee at

To register your child, please submit this form to the front office with payment.

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

Chapel This Week
The first chapel gathering of the 2018-19 school year will take place on Thursday, August 30 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.


Congrats to eighth-grader Brooke Cunningham on winning the Booster Club's Season Sports Pass raffle package of Jag sports items from Family Drop-In on Monday. 

See below for information on season sports passes. Please contact Coach Wilson  to purchase yours! 

  • Be sure to purchase your SA annual sports pass from Coach Wilson. The price is $75 per family.
  • Jag Sacks are on sale for $10. Please see Coach Wilson.
  • Booster Club Pizza order forms are due by September 11th.
  • Please make sure all athletic forms are turned into Coach Wilson before your athlete's first game.
Monday, August 27
  • Cross Country practice 3:15-4:15
  • JV Volleyball practice 3:30-5:00
  • Girls Tennis practice at Country Club of Salisbury 3:30-5:00
  • Varsity Volleyball try-outs 5:00-6:30
Please remember that try-outs are closed to parents. Thank you for understanding. 

Tuesday, August 28
  • JV Soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • JV Volleyball practice 3:30-5:00
  • Varsity Volleyball try-outs 5:00-6:30
  • Varsity Soccer practice 6:00 - 7:30
Wednesday, August 29
  • JV Volleyball practice 3:30-5:00
  • Varsity Volleyball practice 5:00-6:30
Thursday, August 30
  • Cross Country practice 3:15-4:15
  • JV Soccer practice 3:30-5:00
  • Varsity Soccer practice 3:30-500
Friday, August 31 - No Athletics