Hello Academy Families!

Welcome to August – buckle up! We hope you are soaking up these summer moments (it’s important as South Dakotans to build up a reservoir to draw from in January). While we’re enjoying these moments in the last month of summer break, we are also gearing up for students to come back!

To that end:

1. Academy Store. Get ready for school with new gear! Click on the button below to shop the store which will be open until Thursday, August 10th. We are only planning to open the store three times this year (August, November, and April), so plan accordingly!

2. Abiding Academy Parent Portal. We are excited to launch what will become our primary communication tool with parents. (Read: you will come to love and appreciate the Portal!) In it, you will find: supply lists, event details, latest messages, lunch orders, Sign Up Genius forms, and many other helpful parent resources. No more rifling through old emails – check the Portal! In fact, look for access information in your email this Friday. While we continue to build out the Portal in the coming months, we will have supply lists and welcome letters available Friday. We will NOT be sending out physical packets in the mail this year.

3. The Summer Scoop. We hope you plan to join us on Tuesday, August 15th at Laurel Oaks/John Harris Park! We will start scooping ice cream at 7:00, with a short time of meeting new families, providing updates, and reminding you of important back-to-school events, beginning at 7:30. No need to RSVP — just bring your whole family on the 15th!