Upper Update

Updated May 23, 2018

Summer Hours for the Upper School Offices

The Upper School Principal's office will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday during the month of June and closed on Fridays. The US office will be closed the week of July 2. Beginning the week of July 9 and continuing through July, we will be open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and closed on Fridays.

The attendance form needed for a Georgia learner's permit or drivers license is in the Upper School office. The student must have an original, notarized copy. We are happy to mail a copy to your home if you cannot come to school to pick one up.

Summer Hours for the Academic Dean's Office

The Academic Dean's Office is open the month of June, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dean, registrar, and administrative assistant are the only staff who work that entire month. Counselors do help register new-to-Woodward students, but they do not work every day or every week in June.

Transcript requests in the summer are handled as follows:

The on-line form is for ALUMNI and FORMER STUDENTS of GMA/Woodward Academy from year round.

College Counselors have already uploaded final transcripts to the colleges the class of 2018 listed. The Academic Dean's office will upload in June all transcripts for students registered at NCAA.

DURING JUNE AND JULY, ENROLLED STUDENTS CAN use this same on-line form . Even when the office is closed in July, a member of the Academic Dean's staff comes in at least once a week to run transcripts requested on this list. Please use this list which generates a spreadsheet visible to all who run transcripts. Leaving a message on the office phone in the Academic Dean's office or at the phone of a specific counselor rather than using this link will mean a delay in your request being honored.

Chaplain's Corner

Greetings Woodward Academy Community,

This year was filled with so many joys as I witnessed our students grow and learn about the faiths of one another. From events on Hinduism / Sikhism / Islam / Judaism / Christianity / Buddhism individually, to events where all of the students came together on panels or during interfaith prayer services, I am thankful for this community. I am inspired each day by the openness and inclusive nature of each student at Woodward.

Throughout the months of June and July, students in our community will observe the following:

  • May 15-June 14 (Islam) - Ramadan is a time of fasting, self-examination, and religious devotion.
  • June 8 (Islam) - Jum’at al-Wada is the last Friday of the month of Ramadan. While not a festival, it is a special day for many Muslims.
  • June 10 (Islam) - Laylat al-Qadr is known as the Night of Power, commemorating the first revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad in 610CE.
  • June 14 (Islam) - Eid-al-Fitr begins at sundown as the breaking of the fast celebrating the end of Ramadan.
  • July 27 (Buddhism) - Dhamma Day commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon at Deerpark.

I hope you have a wonderful summer. Please feel free to visit our Interfaith Initiatives page to see upcoming events this semester or to share a prayer request. You are also welcome to reach out to me over the summer with prayer requests or for pastoral support.

Blessings,

Chaplain K
Rev. Katie O. Kilpatrick
Academy Chaplain
Woodward Academy

404-391-7589

Woodward Academy Major Dates for 2018-2019

For those who'd like to get started on planning for next year, please take a look at Woodward Academy's major dates for the 2018-2019 school year.

Mills Uniform Sale

The Mills Uniform Company's 2018 Summer Sale runs from June 16 to June 30, 2018. Receive 10% off everything (in-store, online, and over the phone) plus 25% off clearance items. Get FREE shipping on online orders of $100 or more. The Mills Uniform storefront is located at 5932 Roswell Rd., Suite B, Sandy Springs, GA.

Taggart's Drivers Ed Summer Class

Information about Taggart's Drivers Ed Summer Class may be found here.

Text Notifications - Update Your Info

In order to receive text messages from Woodward Academy, including student transport notifications and weather-related alerts, please make sure your cell phone number is up-to-date by visiting the Parent Portal and clicking on "Update My Contact Information."

Security Reminder

Parents, please sign in at your child's school each time you visit and clearly display your visitor badge while you are on campus. Thank you.


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