Lead Academy Weekly News 1-20-20

Celebrations of Learning This week

This Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 we will hold our Celebrations of Learning for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 7.  Thank you to everyone who came out last week to COL. It was an amazing night showcasing students' teachers' hard work.  We hope everyone can join us this Wednesday as well!

Student-Led Conferences

On February 13th, instead of a normal school day, we hold Student-Led Conferences.  On this day, students and a family member(s) come to the school and listen to the student talk about the progress they have made and their goals of the remainder of the year.  It is a time for students to take ownership over their learning and talk through their strengths and weaknesses.  Look for a sign up sheet to be sent out this week. In conjunction with SLCs, we will have a family survey we would love everyone to take.  We value feedback and need it to improve how we do things.  Everyone completing the survey will be entered into drawings for multiple prizes.  

School Zone

Please note that after a long process, Mauldin Road in front of the school is now a school zone.  Please watch your speed and slow down so we can keep everyone safe.  Many have asked about the possibility of a red light at the school intersection.  We have discussed this extensively with DOT and, at this time, it doesn't seem possible due to many factors.  However, we are continuing the conversation.  


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.  

Inclement Weather

Just a reminder as we finally begin seeing some winter weather patterns, we follow Greenville County's weather decisions.  If they have a delay or close, we do the same unless otherwise communicated.  

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.   

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

1/22 Grades 1,3, 5, and 7 COL 5:30-7

1/24 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards

1/24- Chuck E Cheese Spirit Night