Guidebook for New Families 2020-2021

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A GUIDEBOOK FOR NEW TATTNALL FAMILIES


WELCOME TO THE TATTNALL FAMILY! Our mission is to provide an exceptional college preparatory education, grounded in Christian faith. We partner with families to develop the disciplines for lifelong success, while inspiring a passion to glorify God in all that we do.

KEY DATES CALENDAR 2020-2021

August 7 August 10 - 11 August 12 August 13 September 1 September 2 September 4 September 7 September 25 October 12 October 15 October 30 November 23 - 27 December 11 December 14-17 December 18-January 4 January 4 January 5 January 15 January 18 February 12 & 15 March 12 March 22-26 April 2 May 7 May 10 May 12 May 13 May 17 May 17 May 17-20 May 21 (Post Planning)

New Teacher Orientation Faculty Pre-planning LS Open House/New Student Orientation First day of school (full day for K3-12) Fall Pictures for K3-5th grade Fall Pictures for 6th - 11th grade Distance Learning Day/Faculty Prof. Dev. Labor Day Holiday Grandparents’ Day (virtual) Columbus Day Holiday Homecoming Distance Learning Day/FacultyProf. Dev. Thanksgiving Holidays KYL; ½ day for students- no exams Exams - ½ day for all students Christmas Holidays Faculty Work Day; holiday for students Students return Distance Learning Day/Faculty Prof. Dev. MLK Day Presidents’ Day Holiday Distance Learning Day/Faculty Prof. Dev. Spring Holidays Good Friday Holiday Last Day of Classes for Seniors Senior Holiday Senior Chapel; Senior Capstone Last Day for K3, K4, K5 Summer Daycare begins Graduation Exams (½ days); make-up exams

*All dates are subject to change. Please be sure to check the online school calendar for the most current event information.

What’s Inside This guidebook tells new Tattnall families everything they need to know about school communication, daily schedules, dissmal times, dress code, parent organizations and more! If you have any questions, please contact Admissions Director Tiffany Herndon at tiffany. herndon@tattnall.org.


STAYING UP TO DATE

AT TATTNALL WEEKLY EMAILS The communications office sends out weekly emails via Constant Contact every Monday during the school year. This newsletter contains all relevant information for the current week and shows upcoming events for the coming weeks.

TODAY AT TATTNALL Stay updated on all things TSA by logging on to our website at www.tattnall.org and visiting the Current Parents page on a daily basis. News, announcements, updates, forms, and other important information are always available on this page.

SOCIAL MEDIA Tattnall uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. We encourage our families to follow us on any or all of these sites and share student news that we should publish.

TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS On occasion, Tattnall will send text message alerts for inclement weather announcements, important reminders, or any other urgent news. To join this service, text @Tattnall to 404.620.3223.

FOR HELP USING THESE SERVICES Please contact Alyssa Huntt, Director of Public Relations and Communications, if you have a question regarding any of the above mentioned services. alyssa.huntt@tattnall.org | 478.477.6760 ext. 177


DA I LY S C H E D U L E S 2020-2021 Middle/Upper School Bell Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

1st Hour

1st Period 8:10 - 9:05

7th Period 8:10 - 9:05

2nd Period 8:10 - 9:05

6th Period 8:10 - 9:05

1st Period 8:10 - 9:05

2nd Hour

2nd Period 9:09 - 9:59

6th Period 9:10 - 9:59

1st Period 9:04 - 9:49

7th Period 9:09 - 9:59

2nd Period 9:09 - 9:59

BREAK

BREAK 9:59 - 10:09

BREAK 9:59 - 10:09

BREAK 9:49 - 9:59

BREAK 9:59 - 10:09

BREAK 9:09 - 9:59

3rd Hour

3rd Period 3rd Period 3rd Period 3rd Period 3rd Period 10:13 - 11:03 10:13 - 11:03 10:03 - 10:43 10:13 - 11:03 10:13 - 11:03

4th Hour

4th Period 4th Period 4th Period 4th Period 4th Period 11:07 - 11:57 11:07 - 11:57 10:47 - 11:27 11:07 - 11:57 11:07 - 11:57

CHAPEL CHAPEL 11:31 - 11:57 5th Hour

5th Period 12:01 - 1:27

5th Period 12:01 - 1:27

5th Period 12:01 - 1:27

5th Period 12:01 - 1:27

5th Period 12:01 - 1:27

6th Hour

6th Period 1:31 - 2:21

2nd Period 1:31 - 2:21

7th Period 1:31 - 2:21

1st Period 1:31 - 2:21

6th Period 1:31 - 2:21

7th Hour

7th Period 2:25 - 3:15

1st Period 2:25 - 3:15

6th Period 2:25 - 3:15

2nd Period 2:25 - 3:15

7th Period 2:25 - 3:15

Lunch Schedules

Dismissal Times

* K3 through 1st grade will eat lunch in the classrooms

Grade

10:45- 11: 20 2nd Grade 10:50- 11:25 3rd Grade 11:30 - 12:00 4th Grade 11:30 - 12:00 5th Grade 12:00 - 12:36 8th Grade 12:03-12:36 6th Grade 12:06-12:36 7th Grade 12:47-1:27 12th Grade: off campus 12:50-1:27 11th Grade 12:53-1:27 10th Grade 12:57-1:27 9th Grade

K3/K4 K5 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7-12th Grade

Regular Day 2:30 2:35 2:45 2:45 2:50 2:55 3:10 3:15 3:15

Half Day 11:30 11:35 11:40 11:40 11:40 11:45 11:45 12:00 12:00


DRESS CODE Don’t panic! New families will have a grace period to allow for any late uniform arrivals from Lands’ End. Lands’ End (School Uniforms) is the only vendor for Tattnall Square Academy uniform shirts, plaid skirts, and plaid jumpers. Students may wear any combination of required items. Shop www.landsend.com for approved uniform styles and options. You can also sign up for Lands’ End e-newsletter to receive sale notices and coupons. The TSA school code for Lands’ End is 900127457.

Please visit www.tattnall.org to view the 2020-2021 Dress Code.


SPIRIT SHOP HOURS

TROJAN LEGION

Spirit Shop Hours are posted on daily school announcements, the Tattnall website, and the Tattnall Spirit Shop Facebook page. Be sure to pick up your essential BLUE and GOLD spirit wear in the Spirit Shop!

Trojan Legion, the PTO at TSA, serves as the faculty support system. All Tattnall parents are members of Trojan Legion, and the organization is governed by a board of elected parents. Trojan Legion holds several fundraisers throughout the year.

GOLDEN TROJANS

Please contact Rebecca White, Trojan Legion President, at trojan.legion@tattnall.org if you have a question regarding Trojan Legion.

Parent organziations at Tattnall play a crucial role in supporting our families, students, faculty and staff. Golden Trojans, the athletic booster club for TSA, supports all athletic teams through gifts and services. Parents are invited to join Golden Trojans through an annual membership. An application, along with a $250 membership fee, should be returned to the school. Golden Trojan members receive two free passses to all home, regular-season games at TSA, enjoy two dinner socials throughout the school year, benefit from reserved parking during football season, and receive a free gift each year. Please contact Membership Representative Danny Gore at danny.gore@cox.net if you have a question regarding Golden Trojans.

SUMMER AT THE SQUARE Tattnall Square Academy offers a variety of summer camps beginning at the end of May and lasting through the beginning of the school year. Each camp is taught by individual faculty members or TSA coaches. Voted “Best Summer Camp� by readers of the Macon Telegraph for four consecutive years, Tattnall summer camps are a great way to stay active during the summer months while learning, having fun, and making new friends! All camps are open to the public. You can register for Summer at the Square by visiting www.tattnall.org/sats.


LUNCH IN THE TSA CAFE

SCHOOLOGY

Checks may be sent in to credit your child’s lunchroom account, or you may manage their account online.

How do I log in to Schoology?

Dining services are provided in the TSA Cafe by Mrs. Donna Singleton and her staff. It is open every day for breakfast and lunch beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monthly menus are posted online and included in daily announcements to make your weekly lunch planning convenient.

How do I manage my lunch account online? TSA uses PaySchoolsCentral.com for lunchroom managaement. Parents can make a desposit to their child’s account, view lunch account balances, set up recurring deposits, set up email notifications for account balances, and request a detailed report showing purchase history. Log on to PaySchoolsCentral.com and enter your unique school code to access this information. Please contact Pat Cheek to access student lunch codes and for help with your online lunchroom account. pat.cheek@tattnall.org | 478.477.6760 ext. 100

Schoology is TSA’s learning management system that serves as a communication hub for parents, students, and faculty. Assignments, class announcements, faculty communication, lesson support and materials, and other helpful links are all posted to Schoology. It is vital that you login to Schoology on a regular basis.

After the first two weeks of school, Tattnall will email all families with instructions on how to access and use Schoology. To request Schoology access, please use this link: bit.ly/Schoology4Parents. If at any time during the year you have questions regarding Schoology, please contact Ms. Nicki Leigh Neufeld at nicki. neufeld@tattnall.org

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

As a Google Suite (G Suites) school, students in grades 5-12 need a device that is easily compatible with Google applications. In light of our experiences since becoming a BYOD/GSuite school, the Technology Support Team provides device recommendations as parents prepare to make a computer purchase your students. Device guidelines and recommendations can be found at bit.ly/ tsadeviceguidelines.


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