Good Evening Lead Families, I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming events: May 8-12: SC Ready state testing May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week May 18: Celebration of Learning (Doors Open at 5:00pm) May 22-26: End-of-year trips (Grades 5-8) May 29: No School for students May 31-June 2: Half days (School dismisses at 11:30) 2022-2023 Calendar Crew There will be no Crew this week due to state testing. SC Ready State Testing This week, students in grades 3-8 will participate in SC Ready state testing. The testing schedule is outlined as follows: Monday: ELA Session 1 Writing Tuesday: ELA Session 2 Reading Wednesday: Math Thursday: Science (Grades 4 & 6) Students must have their Chromebooks with them and fully charged each day. Students must arrive to school each day on time. Once testing has begun, no additional students will be admitted to the testing room. If a student is still testing, they cannot leave early unless there is a true emergency. Please be sure your student is well-rested and has a healthy breakfast. Celebration Of Learning May, 18th Celebration of Learning is where students take ownership of their learning and display it in a high-quality way while also being able to talk visitors through their learning process. It's a time when students shine, feel empowered, and get to celebrate months of hard work. Parents have an opportunity to get a lens into learning and also get the opportunity to celebrate not only their own student but all the students in the grade level; they also get an opportunity to connect with other parents. It is an important tool to build community and celebrate who we are. Doors open at 5pm. Students should dress in their black polo shirts and khaki bottom material. Teacher Appreciation Week Teachers play a critical role in driving the success of children's education and lives. They are the ones who inspire and guide kids to become future leaders, innovators, and problem solvers. Join us this week as we honor the fantastic educators at Lead Academy who drive the future leaders of tomorrow! Parents, show your support for Lead Academy educators and show them how much their commitment and dedication is appreciated. Yearbook Yearbooks are now on sale. $25 softcover $30 hardcover Only a limited supply is available, so order now. You may send payments in with your student or visit the front office. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Reminders Please be aware that school starts at 7:45 each day. We believe every minute matters and would like every student to benefit from all that Lead offers. Please make an effort to be at school on time. If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Evening Lead Families, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. One important announcement is our bus is out of order for the morning route. All bus riders, please drop your students off in the morning in our regular car line. The bus will be ready for the afternoon route. Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Upcoming events: May 2: 3rd Grade students present "Peter Pan." (6:00pm) May 3: $1 dress-down day May 4: Band Concert (6:30pm) May 5: Field day (Grades K-2) May 8-12: SC Ready state testing 2022-2023 Calendar Crew This week in Crew, students will discuss the topic reflection. Students will reflect on the year and discuss the life lessons we picked up this year. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening each day beginning at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time. 3rd grade Presents "Peter Pan." Our 3rd-grade students will present Peter Pan on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:00pm at the Younts Center in Fountain Inn. Band Concert Our Lead Academy concert bands will perform this Thursday, May 4th, at 6:30 pm at the Lead Academy gym. Admission is $3, and Pre-school age children are free. Please check the Dojo app for specific times your student should arrive. Yearbook Yearbooks are now on sale. $25 softcover $30 hardcover Only a limited supply is available, so order now. You may send payments in with your student or visit the front office. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Warehouse Theatre Showcase Our 7th-grade students are participating in a pilot program with The Warehouse Theatre taking drama and playwriting classes. Seven students have shown incredible perseverance and creativity by writing their own scripts. Come see professional actors from the Warehouse Theatre bring these scripts to life! Tuesday, May 2, at the Warehouse Theatre in downtown Greenville. This performance is free to the public starting at 7pm. Reminders Please be aware that school starts at 7:45 each day. We believe every minute matters and would like every student to benefit from all that Lead offers. Please make an effort to be at school on time. If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Lead Academy Public Charter School a few seconds ago Good Afternoon Lead Families, I hope everyone had a good weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming events: Apr. 19: Spring picture day (free dress-down day) Apr. 27: Field Day (Grades 6-8) Apr. 28: Field Day (Grades 3-5) Apr. 28: All Pro Dads (7:00am) May 2: 3rd Grade students present "Peter Pan." May 5: Field day (Grades K-2) May 8-12: SC Ready state testing 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This week in Crew, students will continue discussing the topic Synergy. Synergy is working together to make the world great. This week, students will discuss humility. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening each day beginning at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time. Yearbook Yearbooks are now on sale. $25 softcover $30 hardcover Only a limited supply is available, so order now. You may send payments in with your student or visit the front office. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/u/2/d/1-TUA40vkwE-9vydSbKifzk_5BXDS3tO5/view?usp=sharing Community Service Hours Due This Week! All completed community service hours are due this week! As a reminder, Here are the total hours each grade level should complete: K-2: 5 hours 3-5: 10 hours 6-8: 20 hours All completed community service hours are due on April 21st. Please be sure that all completed hours are approved. Unapproved hours will not be accepted. Mr. Scott will be sending updated status reports. Please check out the community service document for more details as to approved and non-approved hours. https://drive.google.com/file/u/2/d/1C_EPo-rGeV26M9tJojQbUbVKXJz32wLv/view?usp=drivesdk Reminders Please be aware that school starts at 7:45 each day. We believe every minute matters and would like every student to benefit from all that Lead offers. Please make an effort to be at school on time. If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good afternoon Lead families, Our bus is back up and will run the normal route this afternoon. Thanks and have a great day
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Afternoon Lead Parents, Unfortunately, we are experiencing more bus mechanical issues. Please plan to drop your students off tomorrow morning in the car line. We hope to have the problem fixed for the afternoon route. I will communicate more information about the afternoon route as soon as I have word. Thanks for your understanding.
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Evening Lead Families, I hope everyone had a long, restful weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming events: Apr. 19: Spring picture day (free dress-down day) Apr. 27: Field Day (Grades 6-8) Apr. 28: Field Day (Grades 3-5) Apr. 28: All Pro Dads (7:00am) May 2: 3rd Grade students present "Peter Pan." May 5: Field day (Grades K-2) 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This week in Crew, students will continue discussing the topic Synergy. Synergy is working together to make the world great. This week, students will discuss how we involve others to face challenges we cannot face alone. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening each day beginning at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TUA40vkwE-9vydSbKifzk_5BXDS3tO5/view Handbook Highlight Please remember that students should regularly participate in opportunities to count towards their community service hours. As a reminder, Here are the total hours each grade level should complete: K-2: 5 hours 3-5: 10 hours 6-8: 20 hours All completed community service hours are due on April 21st. Please be sure that all completed hours are approved. Unapproved hours will not be accepted. Mr. Scott will be sending updated status reports. Please check out the community service document for more details as to approved and non-approved hours. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C_EPo-rGeV26M9tJojQbUbVKXJz32wLv/view Reminders Please be aware that school starts at 7:45 each day. We believe every minute matters and would like every student to benefit from all that Lead offers. Please make an effort to be at school on time. If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Want more Book Fair? No problem! You can still find your child's favorites at our Book Fair online. All book purchases over $25 ship free and every purchase benefits our school! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademysc
about 1 year ago, Lead Academy
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Good Evening Lead Families, I hope everyone had a restful weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming events: Apr. 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair Apr. 5: $1 dress-down day Apr. 6: Related arts showcase (5:00pm) Apr. 7-10: No school for students Apr. 19: Spring picture day (free dress-down day) Apr. 27: Field Day (Grades 6-8) Apr. 28: Field Day (Grades 3-5) May 2: 3rd Grade students present "Peter Pan." May 5: Field day (Grades K-2) May 8-12: State Testing (Grades 3-8) 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This week in Crew, students will continue discussing the topic Synergy. Synergy is working together to make the world great. This week, students will learn how to optimize their strengths. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening each day beginning at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time. Related Arts Showcase Our related arts team will present the related arts showcase Thursday, April 6th, beginning at 5:00 pm. Students will present demonstrations from each related arts class (music, art, PE, Spanish, STEM). The Scholastic Book Fair is this week, with family shopping hours on Thursday evening. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping, or sign up to volunteer: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademysc Our 7th-grade students are studying the impact of plastic pollution for their expedition. They have decided to respond to their learning by trying to decrease the amount of disposable cups and water bottles we use at school by installing water bottle refill fountains in each hallway. To do this, they need to raise $4,000. Wednesday is our monthly $1 Dress Down. Any student that donates $5 or more to this cause will get a bracelet to wear Wednesday and Thursday, and they can dress down on both days, while contributing to this great cause! This past Friday, students brought home a letter for parents containing instructions on completing the 2023 School Climate Survey. Kindergarten and Grade 1 will bring home the letter on Monday. The Department of Education issues this survey to measure perceptions of home & school relations, learning environment, and social & physical environment. Parents can access the survey by scanning the QR code on the instruction sheet, logging into their Parent PowerSchool Account, and clicking on Forms. Please note the QR code is specific to each student, so please only use the QR code that your child brings home. Please contact susanne.wiedemann@myleadacademy.com with any questions. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TUA40vkwE-9vydSbKifzk_5BXDS3tO5/view Handbook Highlight Please remember that students should regularly participate in opportunities to count towards their community service hours. As a reminder, Here are the total hours each grade level should complete: K-2: 5 hours 3-5: 10 hours 6-8: 20 hours All completed community service hours are due on April 21st. Please be sure that all completed hours are approved. Unapproved hours will not be accepted. Mr. Scott will be sending updated status reports. Please check out the community service document for more details as to approved and non-approved hours. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C_EPo-rGeV26M9tJojQbUbVKXJz32wLv/view Reminders Please be aware that school starts at 7:45 each day. We believe every minute matters and would like every student to benefit from all that Lead offers. Please make an effort to be at school on time. If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Evening Lead Families, I hope everyone had a restful spring break, and we can't wait to see everyone back. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming events: Mar. 31: All Pro Dads (7:15 am) Apr. 3-6: Scholastic Book Fair Apr. 6: Related arts showcase (5:00pm) Apr. 5: $1 dress-down day Apr. 7-10: No school for students Apr. 19: Spring picture day (free dress-down day) Apr. 27: Field Day (Grades 6-8) Apr. 28: Field Day (Grades 3-5) May 2: 3rd Grade students present "Peter Pan." May 5: Field day (Grades K-2) 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This week in Crew, students will discuss the topic Synergy. Synergy is working together to make the world great. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. Lead School Bus The Lead bus will be back on the regular route starting Monday, March 27th. Related Arts Showcase Our related arts team will present the related arts showcase Thursday, April 6th, beginning at 5:00 pm. Students will present a demonstration from each related arts class (music, art, PE, Spanish, STEM). The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! Students choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. And as always, every book they buy earns rewards for our school. Our fair is next week, April 3-6, with family shopping hours on Thursday evening. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademysc 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TUA40vkwE-9vydSbKifzk_5BXDS3tO5/view Handbook Highlight Please remember that students should regularly participate in opportunities to count towards their community service hours. As a reminder, Here are the total hours each grade level should complete: K-2: 5 hours 3-5: 10 hours 6-8: 20 hours All completed community service hours are due on April 21st. Please be sure that all completed hours are approved. Unapproved hours will not be accepted. Mr. Scott will be sending updated status reports. Please check out the community service document for more details as to approved and non-approved hours. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C_EPo-rGeV26M9tJojQbUbVKXJz32wLv/view Reminders If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good evening Lead Families, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming events: Mar. 20-24: Spring Break Mar. 31: All Pro Dads (7:15 am) Apr. 3-7: Scholastic Book Fair Apr. 5: $1 dress-down day Apr. 7-10: No school for students Apr. 19: Spring picture day (free dress-down day) 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This will be the final week of sharpen the saw. Students will discuss how we sharpen our hearts. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. This Friday, March 17, will be a regular school day. I want to clarify this understanding Greenville County Schools and other surrounding districts may be out this day. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TUA40vkwE-9vydSbKifzk_5BXDS3tO5/view SCYAP Mental Health Services Lead Academy is partnering with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) to offer students convenient access to counseling and other mental health services in the familiar setting of their school. By partnering with SCYAP, a state-wide non-profit organization that has been providing an array of community-based services to children and families since 1990, a credentialed mental health professional will be available on campus and/or remotely, via secure video telehealth, to provide mental health services to Lead students. Services will include diagnostic assessments, therapy (individual, family, and group), crisis management, and service plan development. Services will continue over the summer months for qualifying students and their families. Parent/guardian consent will be needed for Lead to refer a student to SCYAP for school-based mental health services and for SCYAP to provide the services. If you are interested in school-based mental health services for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher. Handbook Highlight Please remember that students should regularly participate in opportunities to count towards their community service hours. As a reminder, Here are the total hours each grade level should complete: K-2: 5 hours 3-5: 10 hours 6-8: 20 hours All completed community service hours are due on April 21st. Please check out the community service document for more details. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C_EPo-rGeV26M9tJojQbUbVKXJz32wLv/view Lead Academy Library We are delighted to see the excitement of our students with the opening of our new library space, and our students are eager to explore the library and choose their books. As students are now checking out books, we want to tell you the library expectations. Our library books have barcode stickers with "Lead Academy" on the back cover. We expect students to take care of the books and return them promptly so that other students can also enjoy them. Whenever students check out a book, they will receive an email to their student email. This email will include the due date, and overdue book notices will be sent to student and guardian emails. Fees are charged for non-returned books or books with extensive damage. Loss of library privileges may also occur. We are excited about this opportunity to join your students in experiencing their library books and this beautiful new space. Reminders If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good evening Lead Families, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Thanks to everyone that came out to our school talent show! It was a great night where our students got to show off their unique gifts. Upcoming events: Mar. 10: Fun Friday Mar. 20-24: Spring Break Mar. 31: All Pro Dads (7:15 am) 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew During Crew, students will discuss sharpening the saw this week. We will continue learning how to take care of ourselves so that we can be great leaders and helpers in our community. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TUA40vkwE-9vydSbKifzk_5BXDS3tO5/view SCYAP Mental Health Services Lead Academy is partnering with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) to offer students convenient access to counseling and other mental health services in the familiar setting of their school. By partnering with SCYAP, a state-wide non-profit organization that has been providing an array of community-based services to children and families since 1990, a credentialed mental health professional will be available on campus and/or remotely, via secure video telehealth, to provide mental health services to Lead students. Services will include diagnostic assessments, therapy (individual, family, and group), crisis management, and service plan development. Services will continue over the summer months for qualifying students and their families. Parent/guardian consent will be needed for Lead to refer a student to SCYAP for school-based mental health services and for SCYAP to provide the services. If you are interested in school-based mental health services for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher. Handbook Highlight Please remember that students should regularly participate in opportunities to count towards their community service hours. As a reminder, Here are the total hours each grade level should complete: K-2: 5 hours 3-5: 10 hours 6-8: 20 hours All completed community service hours are due on April 21st. Please check out the community service document for more details. Lead Academy Library We are delighted to see the excitement of our students with the opening of our new library space, and our students are eager to explore the library and choose their books. As students are now checking out books, we want to tell you the library expectations. Our library books have barcode stickers with "Lead Academy" on the back cover. We expect students to take care of the books and return them promptly so that other students can also enjoy them. Whenever students check out a book, they will receive an email to their student email. This email will include the due date, and overdue book notices will be sent to student and guardian emails. Fees are charged for non-returned books or books with extensive damage. Loss of library privileges may also occur. We are excited about this opportunity to join your students in experiencing their library books and this beautiful new space. Reminders If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Dear Lead Academy Families, This afternoon, we expect severe weather threats, including strong wind advisories. For the safety of our students, the afternoon bus route is canceled, and all after-school activities are canceled. A student who usually rides the bus must be picked up at the school during dismissal. We will communicate any other updates or changes. Thank you for your understanding.
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Afternoon Lead Families, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming events: Mar. 1: $1 Dress Down Day Mar. 2: School Talent Show (6:30pm. $5 admission) Mar. 10: Fun Friday Mar. 20-24: Spring Break 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew During Crew, students will discuss sharpening the saw this week. This topic will be about how we care for ourselves to be our best for others. Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. Talent Show *Announcement!!* Any Lead Academy student that brings a non-Lead Academy friend to the talent show will have their name entered into our drawing to win a Nintendo Switch Light- and their guest will also!!! Talent Show Date & Time: March 2 | 6:30-7:30pm (subject to change) Admission: $5 (children 4 and younger are free) Prizes - 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $25. 2023-2024 Calendar Please see the calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TUA40vkwE-9vydSbKifzk_5BXDS3tO5/view SCYAP Mental Health Services Lead Academy is partnering with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) to offer students convenient access to counseling and other mental health services in the familiar setting of their school. By partnering with SCYAP, a state-wide non-profit organization that has been providing an array of community-based services to children and families since 1990, a credentialed mental health professional will be available on campus and/or remotely, via secure video telehealth, to provide mental health services to Lead students. Services will include diagnostic assessments, therapy (individual, family, and group), crisis management, and service plan development. Services will continue over the summer months for qualifying students and their families. Parent/guardian consent will be needed for Lead to refer a student to SCYAP for school-based mental health services and for SCYAP to provide the services. If you are interested in school-based mental health services for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher. Handbook Highlight Please remember that students should regularly participate in opportunities to count towards their community service hours. As a reminder, Here are the total hours each grade level should complete: K-2: 5 hours 3-5: 10 hours 6-8: 20 hours Please check out the community service document for more details. Lead Academy Library We are delighted to see the excitement of our students with the opening of our new library space, and our students are eager to explore the library and choose their books. As students are now checking out books, we want to tell you the library expectations. Our library books have barcode stickers with “Lead Academy” on the back cover. We expect students to take care of the books and return them promptly so that other students can also enjoy them. Whenever students check out a book, they will receive an email to their student email. This email will include the due date, and overdue book notices will be sent to student and guardian emails. Fees are charged for non-returned books or books with extensive damage. Loss of library privileges may also occur. We are excited about this opportunity to join your students in experiencing their library books and this beautiful new space. Reminders If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
about 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, I just wanted to send a few reminders: Student-Led Conferences (SLCs) Our student-led conferences are tomorrow, and we are so excited to see everyone. Please park and enter through the front of the building. When you are finished your student-led conference, please stop by the library for 5 minutes before you leave and we will have staff on hand to help you set up your PowerSchool account and even set up the PS App. Moving forward, we will be paperless with all progress reports and report cards. Of course, if you still wish to receive a paper copy, just reach out to your child's teacher. Winter Formal Dance Our winter formal for grades 6-8 will be tomorrow. The dance will be from 5:30-7:00. $10 admission, which includes two items from concessions, and $1 for additional concessions. School Uniform Store The uniform store is now open. Please visit the link to purchase your uniform items. The store closes February 22nd.
over 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Afternoon Lead Families, I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming Events: Feb. 1: $1 Dress down day Feb. 10: K-2nd and 3rd-5th Winter Dance (*Update*) Feb. 16: Progress Reports Feb. 17: Student-Led Conferences Feb. 17: 6th-8th Winter Formal Feb 20: No school for students Feb. 24: All Pro Dads (7:15am) Mar. 2: School Talent Show 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This week in Crew, students will discuss: K,4th-Seek First to Understand 1st,3rd-Think Win-Win 2nd-Put first things first 5th-Conflict Resolution 6th,7th-Courage 8th-Leadership Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. 2023-2024 Student Intent form Please complete the 2023-2024 student intent form to ensure your student's spot for next school year. Failure to complete will result in your student's removal from the 23-24 enrollment roster. The deadline for this form is February 8th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCg9lHnF_9yvYJFd1f6_AQrmu1cSBsQv7cSZ7py0r9x_Q8qg/viewform $1 Dress-down day Wednesday, Feb. 1st This Wednesday, February 1st, will be $1 dress-down day. *Important Reminder* We have many students participating in dress down day, forgetting to bring their $1. Please remember this is a fundraising effort. Students who continuously forget to bring $1 may lose the opportunity to participate in dress-down day. Students should not be out of uniform if they choose not to participate in the fundraiser. All students must still be in school-appropriate attire. This means there should be NO HOLES in pants, there are to be NO CROCS or SLIDES, NO PAJAMAS, and any message communicated on their clothing, either through explicit language or artwork or through suggested humor, should be school appropriate. The money will be collected at the front door as students enter. Student-Led Conferences Our Student-Led Conference sign-ups are now open. Please visit our SLC Landing Page to sign up for a slot. SLCs will be on Feb. 17. In a student-led conference, the student is the leader of the discussion and will present evidence of their learning for both academic areas and character growth. Here are some other items to be aware of: SLC day is different from our regular school day. Students and families will only come for their conference and students will be counted as present for the school day. Each conference will take about 20 minutes. Please visit our SLC Landing Page to sign up for a slot! Students should dress in their black polo shirts and Khaki bottoms. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1057/Lead_Academy/2711594/SLC_Sign-Up_Links_Landing_Page_2023.pdf Talent Show Talent show sign-ups are now open!! Here are some important details: Talent Show Date & Time: March 2 | 6:30-7:30pm (subject to change) Admission: $5 (children 4 and younger are free) Prizes - 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $25. Auditions: Sign-ups will take place the week of Jan 30th-Feb 3rd - students should sign up at the front office. Feb 6th-9th - auditions will be held in the band room from 2:00-3:00pm Feb 10th - those who will participate in the Talent Show will be announced! SCYAP Mental Health Services Lead Academy is partnering with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) to offer students convenient access to counseling and other mental health services in the familiar setting of their school. By partnering with SCYAP, a state-wide non-profit organization that has been providing an array of community-based services to children and families since 1990, a credentialed mental health professional will be available on campus and/or remotely, via secure video telehealth, to provide mental health services to Lead students. Services will include diagnostic assessments, therapy (individual, family, and group), crisis management, and service plan development. Services will continue over the summer months for qualifying students and their families. Parent/guardian consent will be needed for Lead to refer a student to SCYAP for school-based mental health services and for SCYAP to provide the services. If you are interested in school-based mental health services for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher. Follow our athletic department to get updates and information on all sports activities: Facebook: Lead Academy Athletics Instagram: leadacademyathletics Twitter: @LeadFalcons Upcoming Basketball games: *Falcon Cheerleading team will cheer at all home games.* January 30 Jr. Boys Spart. Prep. Home 4:30 February 14 Jr. Boys Lagston Charter Away 5:00 February 21 Jr. Boys St. Joseph's Away 5:00 Reminders If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
over 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Afternoon Lead Families, I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming Events: Jan. 27: All pro dads (7:15am) Feb. 1: $1 Dress down day Feb. 9: K-2nd Winter Dance Feb. 10: 3rd-5th Winter Dance Feb. 17: Student-Led Conferences Feb. 17: 6th-8th Winter Formal Mar. 2: School Talent Show 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This week in Crew, students will discuss: K,2nd,4th-Be proactive 1st,3rd-Begin with the end in mind 5th-Put first things first 6th,7th-Trust and Responsibility 8th-The Advocate Please ask your students about crew conversations that are happening. Crew begins each day at 7:45, so it is vital that your student is at school on time each day. Student Intent form Please complete the 2023-2024 student intent form to ensure your students spot for next school year. Failure to complete will result in your students' removal from the 23-24 enrollment roster. The deadline for this form is February 8th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCg9lHnF_9yvYJFd1f6_AQrmu1cSBsQv7cSZ7py0r9x_Q8qg/viewform Student-Led Conferences Our Student-Led Conference sign-ups are now open. Please visit our SLC Landing Page to sign up for a slot. SLCs will be on Feb. 17. In a student-led conference, the student is the leader of the discussion and will present evidence of their learning for both academic areas and character growth. Here are some other items to be aware of: -SLC day is different from our regular school day. -Students and families will only come for their conference and students will be counted as present for the school day. -Each conference will take about 20 minutes. -Please visit our SLC Landing Page to sign up for a slot! -Students should dress in their black polo shirts and Khaki bottoms. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1057/Lead_Academy/2711594/SLC_Sign-Up_Links_Landing_Page_2023.pdf Talent Show We are excited about the return of our talent show on Thursday, March 2nd. Here are some important details: -Talent Show Date & Time: March 2 | 6:30-7:30pm (subject to change) -Admission: $5 (children 4 and younger are free) -Prizes - 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $25. -Auditions: -Sign-ups will take place the week of Jan 30th-Feb 3rd - students should sign up at the front office. -Feb 6th-9th - auditions will be held in the band room from 2:00-3:00pm -Feb 10th - those who will participate in the Talent Show will be announced! End-of-Year Trip Payment The next payment for students in grades 5th-8th is due tomorrow, Jan. 23. SCYAP Mental Health Services Lead Academy is partnering with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) to offer students convenient access to counseling and other mental health services in the familiar setting of their school. By partnering with SCYAP, a state-wide non-profit organization that has been providing an array of community-based services to children and families since 1990, a credentialed mental health professional will be available on campus and/or remotely, via secure video telehealth, to provide mental health services to Lead students. Services will include diagnostic assessments, therapy (individual, family, and group), crisis management, and service plan development. Services will continue over the summer months for qualifying students and their families. Parent/guardian consent will be needed for Lead to refer a student to SCYAP for school-based mental health services and for SCYAP to provide the services. If you are interested in school-based mental health services for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher. Follow our athletic department to get updates and information on all sports activities: Facebook: Lead Academy Athletics Instagram: leadacademyathletics Twitter: @LeadFalcons Upcoming Basketball games: January 25 MS Boys and Girls Legacy Charter Home 5:00 *Falcon Cheerleading team will cheer at all home games.* January 26 Jr. Boys OLR Away 5:00 January 30 Jr. Boys Spart. Prep. Home 4:30 February 14 Jr. Boys Lagston Charter Away 5:00 February 21 Jr. Boys St. Joseph's Away 5:00 Reminders If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
over 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Good Morning Lead Families, I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Please see the updates and information for the coming week. Upcoming Events: Jan. 16: No school for students Jan. 17: COL Reschedule (5:00pm doors open) Jan. 19: Report cards Jan. 20: Fun Friday Jan. 27: All pro dads (7:15am) Feb. 1: $1 Dress down day Feb. 9: K-2nd Winter Dance Feb. 10: 3rd-5th Winter Dance Feb. 17: Student-Led Conferences Feb. 17: 6th-8th Winter Formal 2022-2023 Calendar https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/calendar2022 Crew This week in Crew, students will begin preparing for our student-led conferences on Feb. 17. We want all students to be equipped to show they are leaders of their own learning, so it is vital to have your students here each morning at 7:45. Student-Led Conferences Our Student-Led Conference will be Feb. 17. In a student-led conference, the student is the leader of the discussion and will present evidence of their learning for both academic areas and character growth. Here are some other items to be aware of: -SLC day is different from our regular school day. -Students and families will only come for their conference and students will be counted as present for the school day. -Each conference will take about 20 minutes. -A sign-up genius will be shared for sign-ups. -Students should dress in their black polo shirts and Khaki bottoms. Handbook Highlight Cell phones should be turned off and stored away in book bags. If a cell phone is seen by an adult, it will be confiscated and sent to the front office. Smart watches are treated the same as cell phones. Open Enrollment Our 1st-8th grade enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! If you have a future falcon or know someone interested in being part of our Lead Crew, please visit our website at https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/enrollment for more information. Applications are open now for families that are interested in enrolling for immediate openings in grades K-8. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis in accordance with our current waiting list per grade level. If you know someone who is interested, please visit https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/enrollment for more information or to sign up now! SCYAP Mental Health Services Lead Academy is partnering with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) to offer students convenient access to counseling and other mental health services in the familiar setting of their school. By partnering with SCYAP, a state-wide non-profit organization that has been providing an array of community-based services to children and families since 1990, a credentialed mental health professional will be available on campus and/or remotely, via secure video telehealth, to provide mental health services to Lead students. Services will include diagnostic assessments, therapy (individual, family, and group), crisis management, and service plan development. Services will continue over the summer months for qualifying students and their families. Parent/guardian consent will be needed for Lead to refer a student to SCYAP for school-based mental health services and for SCYAP to provide the services. If you are interested in school-based mental health services for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher. Follow our athletic department to get updates and information on all sports activities: Facebook: Lead Academy Athletics Instagram: leadacademyathletics Twitter: @LeadFalcons Upcoming Basketball games: *Falcon Cheerleading team will cheer at all home games.* January 18 Jr. Boys St. Mary's Away 5:00 PM January 26 Jr. Boys OLR Away 5:00 PM January 30 Jr. Boys Spart. Prep. Home 4:30 February 14 Jr. Boys Lagston Charter Away 5:00 February 21 Jr. Boys St. Joseph's Away 5:00 Reminders If you need to change your child's transportation, please call or email the front office at 864-916-1459 awilson@myleadacademy.com or garcesalas@myleadacademy.com. To listen, learn, & collaborate, any stakeholder wishing to snag some time with Mr. Baker can sign up for open office hours on any platform of your choosing by clicking the link. https://calendly.com/cubaker/meet Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your day!
over 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, Our Celebration of Learning has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, January 17th. Doors open at 5:00 and the celebration will begin at 5:30. We apologize for the reschedule and hope that everyone can still make it out. Thanks for your support and understanding.
over 1 year ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead, It's with a heavy heart we have to announce our Celebration of Learning will be cancelled for this evening. The weather is expected to be severe which includes thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. Should there be a severe weather situation with the amount of people we are expecting, we would not be able to guarantee a safe space for everyone. If you have students staying after school to perform, as ambassadors, or volunteering to set up, please plan to pick your student up at our normal dismissal time or as close to then as possible. I will send out a rescheduled date once it is finalized. I apologize for the inconvenience this causes.
over 1 year ago, Curtis Baker