ERB Testing Information
Our students will be taking the ERB tests Tuesday, November 4, through Thursday, November 6. Students should arrive at school on time no later than 8:25 a.m. so they have time to prepare for the testing. They should get a good night’s sleep and eat a hearty breakfast. Testing will begin about 8:40 a.m. and end at various times. (Estimated ending times are 10:35 a.m. – Tuesday; 11:00 a.m. – Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. – Thursday). Again, these end times are estimates. Some classes may finish a little later.
If you need to make appointments, please make them after those times if at all possible. Once the testing has started, no student will be allowed into the rooms until there is a break. At that point, the student entering late will take the testing for the remaining session of that day. Any student missing any part of the testing process will be allowed to make it up with the counselor within a few days after the ending of the testing process.
Late Start Day
Reminder that Wednesday, November 12, will be a late start day for Woodward Academy. Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m.for all grades. Dismissal will be as usual. After School Care will operate as usual until 6:00 p.m.
Woodward Uniform Code
The uniform at Woodward Academy is a symbol of excellence. Recently, however, we have noticed a disregard of certain parts of the dress code. Beginning next week, teachers will be asked to do a uniform inspection. The inspections will continue on a regular basis throughout the school year. Students who fail to be in proper uniform will receive a written warning. If the student continues to violate the uniform policy, the student will receive detention hours. Naturally, we would like to avoid any penalties.Therefore, we ask that you take the next several days to make the appropriate adjustments in your child’s uniform so that the uniform complies with the Academy’s Dress Code. Some of the common infractions we are seeing are:
- Khaki skirt/skorts are too short. The skort hem should be no more than 3” above the knee.
- Failing to wear a belt with the uniform pants. A belt is required at all times. The belt may be a brown one or the Woodward 1900 belt (which is available only at Campus Store).
- Some students are wearing ankle socks. The correct uniform sock for girls is a white or navy crew or knee sock. No golf or tennis socks may be worn. Boys may wear navy or white socks and again no golf or tennis socks. No logos should appear on the socks.
- Boy’s hair is too long. The hair code for boys reads that hair shall be neat, well-groomed, and kept above and not touching the eyebrows, not touching the ears and off the collar at all times.
- Girls are wearing multiple earrings or earrings that are not conservative. The uniform code for earrings for girls reads: conservative and in good taste. They may wear one earring (only) in each ear. Large, bulky or long earrings will not be permitted.
- Shirt tails are not being tucked in. This is a violation the student can easily correct. We ask that you have a discussion with your student to remind him/her that the shirt tail is to be tucked in at all times.
Thank you for your help in correcting these issues.
The Lower School will join the Upper and Middle Schools in a food drive to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Donations will be accepted beginning Monday, November 3, until Friday, November 14. Non-perishable canned or boxed food items will be accepted. Barrels will be located on the main level and the lower level. Student volunteers will be present each morning on the main level only (8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.) for the first week of the collection period to record donations. Parent Community volunteers will be present in the main lobby and on the lower level near the center stairs each morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. from Monday, November 10, until Friday, November 14, to accept and record donations. Students who bring in at least 20 items or $20, may come to school out of uniform on Friday, November 21. Students should not leave donations in barrel unless there is someone there to record it. Otherwise, they will not receive credit for their donation. Checks should be made payable to Woodward Academy.
Thanksgiving Outreach Out-of-Uniform Day
Students who bring in at least 20 items or $20 during our collection time (November 3-14), may come to school out of uniform on Friday, November 21.
Volunteers Needed for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
The Lower School Parent Community is hosting the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and would love any help with this upcoming luncheon. This is a wonderful way to show our Lower School faculty and staff how much we appreciate all they do for our children. Please see the link below for our Sign-Up Genius.
Thank you so much!
Brantley Abrams and Laura Shir
Yearbooks On Sale – Online Only!
The 2015 Phoenix staff would like you to know that the yearbooks are now for sale! They are available for purchase at woodwardyearbook.com and cost $70 until February 1. But don't let that deadline sneak up on you! Order your yearbook today and support your student publications!
Yearbook Staff Needs Information From You
The yearbook staff is looking for information on adventures you and your family had over the past summer. If there are any cool places that any students went, they want to know so it can be included in this year’s book. For example, an Upper School teacher went to Australia, some students went on a missionary trip to Haiti, and a student did a fashion internship. If your family falls into this category, please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower School Intramurals
The Lower School sponsors an intramural sports program for boys and girls. Intramural programs generally run Monday through Thursday with a few exceptions (football and cheerleading). Students must have a signed permission form turned in by the first day of the activity. Permission forms are sport-specific and are available two weeks prior to the first day of the event. The events begin at 3:45 p.m. and end at 5:15 p.m.
We have record numbers of students participating in intramurals, and the coaches need time to prepare accordingly. Therefore, a student MUST have a signed permission slip by the Monday that the intramural activity begins or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Thank you for your cooperation as this will keep our program safe and successful! There will be a separate form for each sport they plan to participate in during the year. Again, the student must have the signed permission slip turned in prior to the start of the activity.
2014 – 2015 Lower School Intramural Schedule