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SAAS Friday Email: Voter Registration, Winter Sport Survey, Impact:SAAS and More!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Election Connection Club will be facilitating a voter registration drive next Wednesday, October 20th during community time and lunch! We will operate a table or two outside (on 12th Avenue between the Conference Room and Mother's Place) encouraging students, faculty, and Capitol Hill residents to register to vote ahead of the local November 2nd election. 

If you are 16 years old or older and have not yet registered to vote in the state of Washington, we encourage you to show up! We hope to see you there! Please contact justinselby@seattleacademy.org if you have any questions.

With increased vehicle and foot traffic, plus congestion during pickups and drop-offs, please be mindful of driveways, sidewalks and entry points for neighboring businesses such as Mother's Place, Moss Alley, and/or the residential condos in the area. It is illegal to block these driveways and to block intersections even for a short period of time.  

Going west on Spring Street is also an area that experiences significant congestion during pickups and drop-offs mostly due to unloading our SAAS route and athletic buses in the Spring cutout. If possible, please continue south of 13th to Marion or Columbia, which also has traffic light to help ease your entry onto 12th. 

Our priority is to keep students safe – and our Capitol Hill neighbors share this priority. Remember to be considerate and demonstrate our core values as we interact with each other, even during high traffic times. Thank you!

MAKE A BIRTHDAY GIFT TO IMPACT:SAAS TODAY

It’s Seattle Academy’s 38th birthday! Since 1983, SAAS has taught students to question, imagine, and create in order to contribute boldly to a changing world. It’s a formula of proven success for students as they pursue a college education and tackle the world after SAAS

Today, our mission is more alive than ever. From the classroom to the stage and athletic fields, the full SAAS education and experience are made possible with support from our generous donors. Gifts of all sizes to Impact:SAAS, the Annual Fund of Seattle Academy, help spark curiosity and discovery in and out of the classroom.

If you haven’t yet participated in the Annual Fund, our birthday is a perfect opportunity to do so. And if you give or pledge before next Tuesday, you will save our volunteers from calling you during the October 19th Annual Fund Phonathon!

We have just six weeks left to reach our goal of $1.5 million. To date, SAAS has received $459,171 from 537 donors. Check out our growing list of those who have made a gift or pledge so far! We are grateful for your support. 

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Impact:SAAS Donors
 


 

Thank you for everyone's attention over the last two days as we acknowledged Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We hope to continue to offer programming like this in the future. If you have ideas or want to give feedback please email Taylor and Danae at Diversityequityinclusion@seattleacademy.org. To find out what land you are on at any time you can go to Native Land (also available as an app). Below we have linked additional resources we thought might be of interest.

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Below is an update for our community regarding COVID-19 cases. Thank you to everyone for being diligent about our safety protocols and continued testing efforts.

 

AND...if at any time you experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please stay home from school and avoid any activities around other people. Seek appropriate medical care and consider testing for COVID-19. Thank you!

 

Please contact us should you have questions about this information shared today or other SAAS-related safety inquiries by emailing safety@seattleacademy.org or calling the safety line at 206.676.6868. You can also reference the Frequently Asked Questions tab on the Safe At SAAS webpage. 


 

Hello Upper School students! Do you plan to play a sport this winter? Please fill out the survey below to let us know! Winter Options include Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Wrestling, and Co-Ed Ultimate Club. 

Season Start Date: Monday, November 15th

Please fill out the survey below before Saturday, October 23. Questions? Please reach out to our Athletics Department at any time.

Upper School Winter Sports Interest Survey

Hello Middle School students! Do you plan to play a sport this winter? Please fill out the survey below to let us know! Winter Options include Boys and Girls Basketball, Club Options - Boys and Girls Wrestling and Futsal.

Season Start Date: Boys Basketball - the week of November 8th, Girls Basketball - the week of November 29th, Club Sports - the week of December 6th.

Please fill out the survey below before Saturday, October 23. Questions? Please reach out to our Athletics Department at any time.

Middle School Winter Sports Interest Survey


Let's go Cardinals! Show your school spirit and order your Seattle Academy athletic bag!! The deadline to order is Monday, November 8 – and bag personalization is available! Bags will be delivered to campus for student pick up in mid-to-late December. Please reach out to Cathy Schick in the Athletics Department if you have any questions.

Click Here to Order


AP TESTING

Sometimes families have questions about AP testing, which impacts only a few Seattle Academy students. For the occasional student interested in a possible AP exam, information is now available at the bottom of this FAQ. There is a November 10 deadline for registration. If you have any questions, please reach out to College Advising. Thank you! 


Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 16

Middle & Upper School Open House for Prospective Families

More information here. For questions, please contact Admissons@seattleacademy.org.

Wednesday, October 20 (7:00 PM) *please note this is a corrected date*

Middle School Fall Town Hall (Virtual)

Pre-Register Here. For questions, please contact Communications@seattleacademy.org

Thursday, October 21 (6:00-7:30 PM)

Welcome to SPARRC 
Introduction about SPARRC (SAAS Parents for Awareness, Race Relations and Community), SPARRC's mission and events for the year, followed by a faculty-led discussion about ways in which SAAS is building more inclusion and representation into the curriculum. Please register here.

Wednesday, October 27 (7:00 PM)

Fall Parent Education Workshop on Education & Emotional Intelligence featuring guest speaker Suzy Benson with Deli Moussavi & Paul Teske.

Please RSVP here for the in-person workshop on campus. 

Saturday, October 30

Middle School Open House for Prospective Families

More information here. For questions, please contact Admissons@seattleacademy.org.

Monday & Tuesday, November 1- 2

Middle School Conferences - No Middle School Classes
Middle School conference sign-ups will take place via Veracross. Sign-ups close on Monday, October 25 at 9:00 AM. To sign up for a Middle School conference, please go to the Veracross parent portal

Monday, November 8 (7:00 PM) *please note new date*

8th Grade Parent Meeting (Virtual)

For questions, please contact Julia Kassissieh.

View More Calendar Events

View the Athletics Calendar


College Financing Meeting

Video Recording (from October 11)

Upper School Town Hall (Remote):

Video Recording (from October 14)


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