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From the Principal’s Desk

Dr. Davina Jackson Hicks, PhD, MBA

Head of School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to another Sonshine Christian Academy School year! It is our sincere prayer that your summer was relaxing and enjoyable. As the upcoming school year quickly approaches, it is with great honor to accept the position as Head of School. While I am excited to be working at the school that once served to educate me, I am even more thrilled to announce the academic model of excellence strategy that will be implemented this upcoming school year.

The goal this year is for the teachers and school administration to partner with each student to try and achieve straight A’s. Our family of professional educators will accomplish this by focusing on Academic Achievement through Activity-Assessment Alignment, and Accountability. The teachers and staff of Sonshine Christian Academy are committed to helping each student thrive to reach these goals, but we need your help! Please partner with us by reinforcing the Straight-A message at home by reintegrating the goal of Academic Accomplishment through Attendance, Attitude, and Accelerated Activities. By sharing in the task of scholastic achievement, we will grow our youth with a unified effort of excellence. Together, with the help of God, we can do “all things through Christ which strengthens us” (Philippians 4:13). I ask that you stay prayerful as we endeavor to help each child reach their full potential of academic excellence, by stepping into success with our goal to create an enriched learning environment that engages each student. On behalf of the entire staff, we welcome both the returning and new students, and thank each parent/guardian for your cooperation and support. To ensure a successful school year ahead, please be mindful of the following:

  • Instruction begins promptly at 7:30 AM—please make getting your child to school on time a priority.
  • Expect homework Monday through Friday; and special projects.
  • Allow time for reading and practicing basic math facts.
  • Return all request forms and documents to school in a timely manner.

Our Parent/Guardian Orientation for Pre-K through 8th Grades will begin promptly at 6:00PM, on Friday, August 31, 2018. During this  time, we will review the Academy’s Parent Handbook, as well as discuss academic expectations, parent involvement and financial responsibilities. This will also give you an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher(s), respectively. Your attendance is strongly encouraged, and if you are unable to attend due to scheduling conflict, I ask that you please send a representative on your behalf to ensure that you are well informed and prepared prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (SCA Calendar Enclosed).

Extracurricular Opportunities will begin in October. We want students to be able to expand their interests. Parents will receive a letter detailing our extracurricular activities in September. The letter will include a list of both in school activities and after school options.

The $1 Friday Dress Down Fundraiser Days will NOT BEGIN UNTIL Friday, OCTOBER 5th, 2018.

Please Note

All Outstanding Enrollment Paperwork & Registration Fees including, Ed-Choice Scholarship Acceptance Letter, Title XX Form #1401, must be submitted to the office at Orientation, or prior to the first day of school, to secure your child’s SCA enrollment. ANY outstanding balances must be satisfied immediately. All Bus Transportation Requests must be submitted online to ensure transportation the first week of school. Private Pay Families Tuition: The August tuition payment must be paid at Orientation or prior to the first day of school. Beginning the month of September, all payments will be processed via automatic bank withdrawal, and requires the completion of a pre-authorization agreement September 7th. The tuition Payment Plan is a 10-month plan ONLY with a final payment scheduled for the month of May 2019.

Please mark your calendar for a few upcoming events:

Monday, September 3rd: No School/Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4th: First Day of School

Monday, September 10th: Grandparents Day

Tuesday, September 25th: Skating Party 6-8 PM

Friday, October 5th: Progress Reports Available On-Line

Thursday, November 1st: Staff Training/No School

Friday, November 2nd: Staff Training/No School

Monday, November 12th: Open House 3-6 PM

In the Service of the King,

Dr. Davina Jackson Hicks, Head of School

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