Please Support Our Annual Fund
The Annual Fund Campaign is our primary opportunity for school families to participate in the continued success of our school by helping to bridge the gap left by state and local funding. This fund supports existing educational programs, new curriculum development, improves facilities, and supports essential needs of Socrates Academy.
Please keep in mind that campus is CLOSED on Fridays. If you need to pick something up (or drop off) from the Middle School foyer, please do so Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Parents of fully virtual students please sign your child up for a school photo time slot HERE
HYBRID CALENDAR CHANGE
A large percentage of our families have reported that they will be traveling or hosting family for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Winter Break. In order to protect our Hybrid In-Person Community, our Board of Directors has voted to change the hybrid calendar*.

Returning from the Thanksgiving Holiday all students will be remote for one week. The week of December 7th will be our return to school week for all A Week students.
Following the Winter break, students will also remain remote for one week, returning to school on January 11, A Week.

The calendar on our website has been updated.

*Research shows that the average time symptoms appear is around 4 to 5 days
Spirit Wear Update

We apologize for the delay in getting spirit wear orders to families. We have experienced some setbacks that were beyond our control. We hope to send A week orders home Thursday and B week orders home early next week. Thank you for your patience!

Staff Dinner Donations

It’s not too late to donate to provide each of our amazing staff members with a dinner for their family ahead of the upcoming holiday. They are working so hard, and this is our chance to show appreciation for their dedication, and also earn volunteer hours. You could potentially earn ALL your family’s hours for the year. Don’t miss this opportunity!! Sign Up >>




Weather Related Guidelines

In the case that the temperature is 35° or below (According to Weather.com): • Classes will not go outside for recess, but will have indoor recess. 

In the case that the temperature is between 36° and 40° (According to Weather.com): • Students without a jacket or sweatshirt will not go outdoors. • One teacher from each grade level team will remain indoors and these students will go to their room for indoor recess/free time. 

In the case that the temperature is between 41° or higher (According to Weather.com): • All students will be outside for recess. • PE can take place outside for all students. 

In the case that there is a Code Orange warning due to heat: (According to Weather.com): • Classes will not go outside for recess, but will have indoor recess. • Outdoor PE activities may be restricted
3rd - 5th Grade Better Together T-Shirt Contest

3rd - 5th grade students will have the opportunity to see their work all over campus by participating in the Socrates Academy Better Together T-Shirt Contest. The contest winner will have their work printed on a Socrates Academy t-shirt which will be sold as spiritwear. 100% of the proceeds will benefit our EC and Specials/Electives Programs.

  • Designs must be created in black or dark ink, with bold lines. Use Sharpie or other dark marker on unlined paper.
  • Designs may be filled in or shaded (with dark marker)
  • Submit an image of your design to jsoucey@socratesacademy.us by December 7th.
  • Designs will be judged by our EC and Specials/Electives staff
  • Ordering will begin Thursday, December 10th
  • Questions? Email jsoucey@socratesacademy.us
NEW! NJHS Counting Stars Mentoring Program 

The students of the National Junior Honor Society are offering a new virtual mentoring program this year! The Counting Stars program is all about helping kids feel more comfortable with online school through tutoring and social/emotional support. 

Beginning, December 4th, mentors/mentees will meet on Fridays for 30 minutes between 12:00 - 2:00pm. Students will sign onto a zoom that is moderated by an adult and placed in breakout rooms with their mentors.

How to sign up:
If a student would like to join the program, he/she can register using this Student Form.
Home for the holidays and looking for something fun to do as a family? How about entering the NJHS “Virtual” Gingerbread House contest?

Always a popular event school-wide, we have made some small adjustments to keep this event going during our crazy school year!

We hope you will join us - we look forward to seeing your amazing creations.

Athletics Updates
The IFBL (Elementary Basketball League) has been cancelled this year. Middle School Athletics are still postponed. New dates - TBD.
Snack Donations for Classrooms

We are in need to donations for classrooms for students who have forgotten snack or lunch. Items should be non-perishable such as, applesauce, fruit snacks, goldfish, pretzels or granola bars.
Please send in donations with your student. These donations can also be logged as volunteer hours. You may log 2 hours for each box or bag of snacks.
Jeans Day Thursdays Fundraiser

Families who participate in our Jeans Day Fundraiser are allowed to wear Jeans on Thursday with their Spirit Shirt. We have reduced the donation fee this year to encourage families to donate for this fundraiser.

Students who opt out of Jeans Day will be able to wear their spirit shirt on Thursday with approved uniform bottoms.

You can pay for Jeans Day on our website or by clicking HERE
IMPORTANT UNIFORM UPDATE!

The Uniform Closet is currently sold out of heat press patches. More are on the way and in the meantime, parents have the following options:

  • Your scholar may wear a uniform policy compliant NON-PATCHED shirt to school until patches are back in stock. This is a short-term exception to our uniform policy until we are able to accommodate heat press patch orders once more.

  • You may purchase embroidered patches for your uniforms. These patches are $5 each and may be ordered online. Online orders will be fulfilled on Tuesdays and your patches will be available for pick up in our unstaffed 24 hour pick up bin in the Middle School entryway. Please be aware the Uniform Closet DOES NOT sew on embroidered patches. We sell you the patches: you can sew them on or take your items to the tailor/alterations shop of your choice.

  • You may continue to order heat press patches online and drop your order off in our unstaffed drop box. Your order will be fulfilled once we have heat press patches back in stock.

We apologize for the inconvenience! If you have any further questions, please let us know at uniformcloset@socratesacademy.us. Thanks for your understanding.

When ordering online, please note:

  • Include TWO copies of payment confirmation and all items secured in bag when dropping off
  • The Uniform Closet is not responsible for items that are lost or damaged because they are not packed securely upon arrival.

Additional Uniform Closet Hours
Tuesdays in November 8:45am - 10:00am

Volunteer
Volunteers will be socially distanced and wear masks in an outdoor setting. Sign Up >>

To learn more, contact uniformcloset@socratesacademy.us
Order Uniforms Online

Shirts can be dropped off in the labeled box in the Middle School foyer. You must wear a mask when dropping off items.

P.E. Uniforms

Middle School and Elementary Uniforms can be ordered on our Forms and Payments page on the website.
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