Good Morning, Our Bus is unable to finish the route this morning due to mechanical issues. If you can, please drive your student to school. If you are unable, students will be counted as an excused absence. We plan for the bus to run this afternoon. We will update everyone as soon as possible. Thanks,
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
To clarify our message regarding Chromebook pick up: Only students who are on quarantine need to pick up a Chromebook.
5 months ago, Lead Academy
Hey Lead Parents, If your student is home without a Chromebook, please see below our process for Chromebook pick-up: -Please come to the school to the main doors and look for the chromebook pick-up sign. -Please look for your student's grade level bin. Your student's Chromebook, charger, and log-in information is inside their case with your student's name. -You may pick up your chromebook starting this afternoon from 1:00-4:00. Tomorrow, you may pick up student chrombooks starting at 8:00-4:00. I appreciate your patience, and please let us know you have any questions.
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
Thanks to everyone for a successful first week of school! Our entire staff has been overwhelmed with joy seeing all students back in the building. Thank you for your continued support as we have worked out kinks to getting back to in-person school this year. Chromebooks: We will begin issuing out Chromebooks to all students K-8 starting this week. Students will use Chromebooks to access their assignments if a student has to be home due to close contact or a COVID-19 positive. Spirit Week: Lead Academy will celebrate Spirit Week Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Please see the attached flyer. School Uniforms: We are still awaiting uniform orders. We will send notifications as soon as these arrive. Please ensure students are adhering to our school uniform policy. Please see our uniform policy in our Student/Parent Handbook. https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/21-22-studentparent-handbook Arrival and Dismissal Reminders: I appreciate your patience during our morning arrival and dismissal processes each day. Here are a few reminders to help make traffic move more quickly and safely: Arrival -Please do not let your student out before the doors open at 7:10. -During arrival, we use one lane. Please stay in the drop-off lane until traffic begins to move. Passing or attempting to pass other cars is very dangerous to student safety and could cause car accidents. -All students must be ready to get out, with their bookbags, when they arrive. If you need to park and get out, you must pull around and park in the parking lot. Dismissal -School dismisses at 3:15. -Please stay in your car. This will help to transition students more quickly. -At 4:00, all students are considered "late," and parents must come inside and sign your student out. -Please remember to pull all the way to the car in front of you. Do not leave large gaps in the line. We attempt to load as many cars as possible at one time. -Please be sure your car tag is visible on your dash until your student(s) are loaded. This helps us to get them out quickly. -Carline operates on an "Order of Arrival" system. Please stay in your lane during dismissal and do not switch to the moving lanes. School Breakfast and Lunch is free. If your student is eating breakfast, please arrive so students will have time to eat before class begins at 7:45. Thanks for your continued support, and I look forward to a great 2nd week of school. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
Spirit Week
Good Afternoon Lead Families, Thanks for your patience and understanding during our tornado warning yesterday afternoon. Please review our student/parent handbook for the 21-22 school year. https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/21-22-studentparent-handbook A few reminders: We will not allow parents/visitors to eat lunch with students. Dismissal Thanks for your patience as we continue to work through our dismissal process. Please continue to have your car tag visible and please stay in your car.
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
Thank you LEAD families for your patience as we took shelter due to the TORNADO WARNING. The lockdown has been lifted and dismissal has begun.
5 months ago, Janelle Austin
Good Afternoon Lead Parents, Greenville County is currently under a tornado watch. In the event that we go into a TORNADO WARNING, our dismissal process will pause, and students will go into tornado drill procedures in the building. During our tornado drill procedures, you will not dismiss your student. Once the tornado warning is lifted, we will resume our normal dismissal procedures. The school bus is obligated to seek shelter in the event of a tornado warning. The bus route will resume after the warning is lifted.
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
Greetings Lead Families! Thank you so much for a wonderful first day of school! It was great to see so many families drop off their students this morning! Here are a few reminders as we move forward into our second day of school and beyond: DISMISSAL/CAR LINE: -Please be sure to have car tags on the dashboard, visible for staff to see. -Please stay in your car at dismissal. This will help to transition students more quickly. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work out the kinks with dismissal. LUNCH: -This year, school lunch will be available for all students for free. Please send in your lunch forms as soon as possible as this determines our federal and state funding. -If you are dropping off lunch for your student, please do so BEFORE the start of his/her lunch period. If you are unaware of this time, please reach out to your student’s teacher. Lunch will only be served at their scheduled lunch time. ARRIVAL: -Parents may walk students to the front lobby, but not to the classrooms as this was a special event for the first day of school. Parents may drop off as early as 7:10am. -If our child arrives after 7:45am, they are considered late. Please note that you will need to walk your student into the main office and sign them in. Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hello LEAD Families! It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction as the new Assistant Principal of LEAD Academy Charter School. I am incredibly grateful and excited to join the LEAD Crew! I look forward to working in partnership with Principal Baker and the staff. Prior to joining LEAD I was a classroom teacher and instructional coach. I taught elementary education for 15 years, coupled with two additional years as a middle school advisor. The majority of my teaching career has been spent in an EL school in the Rochester City School District. I was also a founding teacher of a local charter school there, so I am excited to bring these learning experiences to LEAD. On a personal note, my husband and I relocated to Greenville from Rochester, NY just a few months ago. The transition to the south has been GREAT! The southern hospitality has been warm and very welcoming! I am really excited to get to know you and your students this year. Please know that you can always reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to having a GREAT school year!
5 months ago, Janelle Austin
Hello students and families! As promised, here is the updated information regarding the first day of school, arrival and dismissal. We cannot wait to see our crew mates on Monday! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Parents WILL be allowed to walk their student to their classroom on the first day and greet the teacher. Parking: If you walk your student into the school building, please park in a parking space and not in the car line. Our normal school day begins at 7:45 am, however; on the first day of school we are extending our start time to 8:00am. You will be able to arrive as early as 7:10 am to meet your teacher on the first day of school, however; all visitors will need to exit the school building by 8:00am so we can begin the school day. This will be a great time to bring in your student’s supplies. If you are dropping your student off, and are NOT coming in the building, please use the car line so someone can receive your student from your car. If your student is riding the bus, please be mindful that there may be some delays with pick-up and dismissal on these first days due to becoming familiar with the route. Car tags for families who will be picking up their student will be sent home with your student on the first day of school. UNIFORM UPDATE There is a delay in the current uniform order due to a backorder from the supplier. We will send a notification when orders arrive. If your order has not arrived before school begins, we ask that your student wear a solid red, gray, black OR WHITE solid shirt. All students are still required to wear bottoms in accordance with Lead Academy uniform guidelines. DISMISSAL: Dismissal will begin at 3:15pm. Instruction continues until the end of the day, so we discourage dismissals after 2:30pm. If you are picking your student up at the end of the day, please be mindful that there may be some slight delays due to becoming familiar with the dismissal protocol. This will improve over the first few weeks. During dismissal, please stay in your car. We will deliver your student to you in a timely fashion. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. LATE ARRIVALS: Please note: Teachers will be prepared to greet parents on the first day of school up until 8:00am, but not thereafter. Instruction will be in progress. If your student arrives after the start time, they are considered late. The parent/guardian dropping the student off MUST walk their student into the building and sign them in.
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
UNIFORM UPDATE There is a delay in the current uniform order due to a backorder from the supplier. We will send a notification when orders arrive. If your order has not arrived before school begins, we ask that your student wear a solid red, gray or black shirt.
5 months ago, Lead Academy
We wanted to provide any families that are new to our building the opportunity to come and walk around the school and make sure that your student(s) feel comfortable on their first day of school. Staff will be in the building to offer help and to make all of our "new-to-the-building" crewmates feel ready to take on the year.
5 months ago, Curtis Baker
New Family Orientation
ATHLETICS UPDATE Boys Soccer Practice (Grades 5th-8th) - August 9th-11th and 13th (Monday-Wednesday and Friday) 6:00-7:30 PM @ Southside Park (Address- 417 Baldwin Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680). Each player should have athletic clothing, cleats, shin guards, and water for practice. Cross Country Ongoing Tryouts (Boys and Girls Grades 5th-8th ) - August 9th, 11th, and 13th 4:30-5:30 PM @ LEAD. Rain or Shine-Players will meet near the outdoor basketball court. Each player should have athletic clothing, running shoes, and water for the tryout. Girls Volleyball Practice (Grades 5th-8th)- August 9th and 10th from 3:30-5:00 pm @ First Baptist Church of Greenville Activities Center (AYMC) (Address: 847 Cleveland St. Greenville, SC 29601). Each player should have athletic clothing, indoor athletic shoes, and water for the tryout. **If a player did not attend tryouts, but still has interest in playing, please attend this week's practices. If you have any questions regarding athletics please contact our Athletic Director, Will Keller (wikeller@myleadacademy.com) via email.
6 months ago, Curtis Baker
ATHLETICS UPDATE Boys Soccer Practice (Grades 5th-8th) - August 2nd-5th (Monday-Thursday) 6:00-7:30 PM @ Southside Park (Address- 417 Baldwin Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680) Each player should have athletic clothing, cleats, shin guards, and water for practice. **If a player did not attend last week's tryout, but still has interest in playing, please attend this week's practices. Cross Country Tryouts (Boys and Girls Grades 5th-8th )- August 2nd, 4th, and 6th 4:30-5:30 PM @ LEAD. Players will meet near the outdoor basketball court. Each player should have athletic clothing, running shoes, and water for the tryout. Girls Volleyball Tryouts (Grades 5th-8th)- August 2nd, 3rd and 5th from 3:30-5:00 pm @ First Baptist Church of Greenville Activities Center (AYMC). Address: 847 Cleveland St. Greenville, SC 29601. Each player should have athletic clothing, indoor athletic shoes, and water for the tryout. If you have any questions regarding athletic tryouts please contact our Athletic Director, Will Keller (wikeller@myleadacademy.com) via email.
6 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, Please check out the latest newsletter as we prepare for the start of the school year. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1433433/The_Lead_-_73021__1_.pdf
6 months ago, Curtis Baker
ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENT- Our volleyball tryout dates have been finalized! Please see the information below. Lead Academy Girls Volleyball Tryouts for grades 5th-8th Dates and Time: August 2nd, 3rd and 5th 3:30-5 pm Location: First Baptist Church of Greenville Activities Center (AYMC) Address: 847 Cleveland St. Greenville, SC 29601 If you have any questions regarding athletic tryouts please contact our Athletic Director, Will Keller (wikeller@myleadacademy.com) via email.
6 months ago, Curtis Baker
Please take a moment to read through our Safe Return Masks Protocols for the upcoming school year. For any additional questions, please see our 2021-2022 Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1414121/2021-2022_Safe_Return_to_In-Person_Instruction_and_Continuity_of_Services_Plan_copy.pdf
6 months ago, Lead Academy
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ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENT- We are excited to announce that our fall athletic season is getting ready to kick off. We have three different sports that students in grades 5th-8th may participate in during the fall season. You can find the different sports and tryout information below. Boys Soccer- July 28-30 6:00-7:30 PM @ Southside Park (Address- 417 Baldwin Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680) Each player should have athletic clothing, cleats, shin guards, and water for the tryout. Cross Country (Boys and Girls)- August 2nd, 4th, and 6th 4:30-5:30 PM @ LEAD. Players will meet near the outdoor basketball court. Each player should have athletic clothing, running shoes, and water for the tryout. Volleyball- TBD** Please note that our volleyball tryouts had a complication with our rental facility. The specific dates and times are still being determined, but they will take place the week of August 2nd. A more specific update for volleyball will be posted early next week. If you have any questions regarding athletic tryouts please contact our Athletic Director, Will Keller (wikeller@myleadacademy.com) via email.
6 months ago, Curtis Baker
Good afternoon Lead Families, I hope everyone is having a restful summer. I want to communicate some important information to help everyone prepare for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Please click the link to read about these updates to start the school year. The information included is not comprehensive, and I understand there are many questions after completing such a unique school year. More information will be communicated as we move closer to the start of school and will hopefully answer questions you may have. Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone soon! https://www.myleadacademy.com/page/2021-2022-family-welcome-letter
6 months ago, Curtis Baker
Hey Lead Families, There are many things to consider as we are returning to in-person instructional model this school year, 2021-2022, after the many transitions last year due to COVID-19. Please share your thoughts as we re turn to school full time. Please submit your response to this survey by July 22, 2021 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHqi6JQfj3ZHwd8jaYcQiQ3Cp1hV91-WG2Eu8FoM8MShI2sA/viewform Hay muchas cosas para considerar mientras regresamos al modelo de instrucción en persona este año escolar, 2021-2022, después de las muchas transiciones del año pasado debido a COVID-19. Por favor comparta sus pensamientos mientras volvemos a la escuela a tiempo completo. Envíe su respuesta antes del 22 de Julio de 2021.
6 months ago, Curtis Baker