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Lead Academy Weekly News 11-17-19
Lead Academy Weekly News 11-17-19
Chase Willingham
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Lead Academy Weekly News 11-17-19

Highlights from the week:

This week, our Honor Band traveled to Myrtle Beach to play at a conference for educators.  They represented well and also were able to take in some of the local attractions at Myrtle Beach.  

This week, we have another group on the move as our Youth In Government members travel to Columbia to participate in the state YIG competition.  

Thank you to Mr. Scott (Band Director) and Mrs. Rutter (YIG sponsor) for creating these awesome opportunities for students!

Lip Sync Battle

This week's lip sync battle has been canceled.  We will refund any money that has been paid.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  

What's happening this week at our Scholastic Book Fair?

Our Book Fair opens Tuesday! All classes have at least one class visit scheduled. Parents are always welcome to come with their students and can RSVP and view the class visit schedule on the Book Fair calendar. 
Join us after school on Thursday until 6PM for an evening of shopping. 
Volunteers are a huge help in choosing books with students and helping run the cash register. 
Our online fair is already up and running. 
eWallets helps your student come to the fair cash-free and you control how much is spent. 

Learn more about all of these on Our Book Fair Homepage


Just a reminder that only Lead Academy jackets may be worn inside the building.  Students may wear any jacket outside.  If you need to purchase a jacket, please contact Mrs. Steadman.  

Cold Weather

Our policy for outside play during cold times is 40 degrees.  It must be 40 or above for students to go outside for classes or recess. 

School Fees and Balances

As a charter school, we operate off a very tight budget and every dollar counts.  We maximize every dollar to have direct impact on students. With that said, it is very important that all school fees and lunch balances are taken care of in a timely fashion.  Notices are sent home frequently as a reminder.  Currently, any student with a negative balance of more than $50 will have all money turned into the front office (field trips, events, and other fees) applied directly to that debt first per board policy.  Our board is also working on an updated debt policy which will be published in October.  Anytime you need assistance or a payment plan, please reach out to us and we will work something out.  If you have questions, please let us know.   

Updates from the Health Room

The Nurses Office will NO longer be stocking Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Tums. If your student needs to receive these medications, you will have to have to fill out a form to have the medication available for them. Forms are available in the Nurse's office. Once the form is filled out, parents must bring the medication in the original box, and the form to the nurses office.  Students are NOT allowed to bring them in.

Nut Free School

Just a reminder, we are a nut free campus.  To read more about our policy, click here. 

Gears is Hiring!

Gears Youth Services is currently hiring part time workers (15-20 hours per week).  If interested, contact Gears via email at 

New App!

 LEAD Academy has a new app! Find sports scores, menus, and news updates. Download on Android: or iPhone:  The app contains forms to submit a parent excuse for an absence as well as a safety form to report any issues relating to bullying or safety.  

2019-2020 School Calendar

View the 2019-2020 calendar here:

Student Dress Code

Please read the 19-20 Dress Code here:

No major changes have been made.

19-20 Student Handbook

This year's handbook can be located here:

Important Upcoming Dates

11/19-11/26- Book Fair

11/27-11/29- Fall Break