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We are looking forward to seeing you at our Meet the Teacher drop-in on Monday, August 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. We will have tons of important information for you that evening. Middle and high students will be able to pick up their schedules. We also have two information sessions you won’t want to miss:

                                              Meet the Teacher

                                       High Point Academy Campus

                                              Monday, August 8

                                               4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Information sessions*

Elementary: 5:00 p.m. (Performing Arts Center)

Middle/High: 5:45 p.m. (Performing Arts Center)

 *The sessions will include essential information about many things including:

  • PARENTSQUARE

All information, including that from teachers and coaches, will be communicated to families using this tool. We will walk you through how to sign-up so you can be-in-the know 24/7.

  • CAR LINE

We have new car line procedures for all drop-offs for the 2022-2023 school year. We will tell you what you need to know to help keep the car line moving smoothly - especially on those first few days. Our elementary school has created a video for elementary dismissal procedures which you will find on our elementary school page, or you can click here to watch it.

Please note that there will be no early drop-off this school year. Doors to the main entrance and drop-off (in the front center of the building behind the front playground) and side drop-off elementary (to the left of the building if you are facing the front) will remain locked until 7:15 a.m. For the safety of your children, please do not drop them off prior to 7:15 a.m. There is no adult supervision prior to this time.

The car line is the only provided means of dismissal each day at 2:45. Please do not try to skip the car line by going to get your child at the front office or parking in the parking lot and having your student come to your vehicle. The front office will not dismiss students after 2:15 unless the office has received prior (and confirmed) notification by note or email for early dismissal (for something such as a doctor's appointment). Students must be picked up no later than 3:15 p.m. unless they are participating in sports, clubs, after-school care or activities.

  • STUDENT PARKING AND PASSES

This year you will be able to obtain your student parking pass during Meet the Teacher. You will find the application here on our website under Parents & Students/Documents & Forms. Printing, filling it out, and bringing it to Meet the Teacher will save you time. 

Parking Pass Applications

o   Parking passes are $20 per vehicle.

o   Students must show a driver’s license and proof of insurance to obtain a parking pass.

  • UNIFORMS
    o   ONLINE: The online uniform store is taking orders. Click this link to shop!
    o   ON-CAMPUS STORE: The Uniform Store** will be open during Meet the Teacher on Monday, August 10, from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    o   GENTLY USED SWAP:  You can purchase gently used uniforms during Meet the Teacher. Our PTO will have racks set up for you to browse and buy.

**Note: We only offer NEW merchandise at our Uniform Store.

Students in grades 6 – 12 receive school-issued laptops to use during the school year.

  • FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE LUNCHES 

Last year, the federal government provided free lunches for all students. That program has come to an end, so this year we will be resuming normal procedures for breakfast and lunch purchases. Students need healthy meals to learn. Your children may qualify for free meals or reduced-price meals. For more information, including this year's prices, click here, or go to the resources section of our Grizzly Café page or click here to apply. For more information, please contact our Food Service Director, Ms. Edwards, at 316-9788, ext. 157 or [email protected] 

  • EVENTS, CALENDARS & IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES:

TAX-FREE WEEKEND: This year's Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, today, Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7. 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10.

SCHOOL DOORS OPEN: MONDAY - FRIDAY AT 7:15 a.m.

FRONT OFFICE HOURS: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOURS: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL HOURS: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL HOURS:  8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL: Report to Performing Arts Center for announcements before first period.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

You can always find information on our website, where you will also find the academic and events calendars.

o   Events Calendar

o   2022-2023 Master Calendar

We look forward to seeing you Monday at Meet the Teacher!

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FIRST-DAY TOMORROW (email to parents)

We look forward to seeing you back on campus for the first day of school tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10, at 8 a.m. Thank you to everyone who attended Meet the Teacher to help prepare your student and your family for success in the 2022-2023 school year.
For those of you who weren't able to attend, we have a few highlights to help get you up to speed.

PARENTSQUARE
All information, including that from teachers and coaches, will be communicated to families using this tool in the weeks to come. You should have received a separate email earlier today explaining how you can begin to use it. You can also find the information on our website by clicking here.

CAR LINE
We have a few new car line procedures for drop-off for the 2022-2023 school year and we kindly ask for your patience as everyone learns to navigate the first few days – especially our new families, whom we are excited to welcome to HPA.

DROP-OFF
The most significant change you will see is that students will not enter through the main front doors. Also, there will be no early drop-off this school year. Outside doors will remain locked until 7:15 a.m. For the safety of your children, please do not drop them off before 7:15 a.m. There will be no adult supervision prior to this time.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:  Elementary students will now be dropped off at the cafeteria entrance on the west side of the building. This means drivers will go past the main entrance, turn right onto Old Lowe and follow staff who will direct you to the middle entrance, or The Den entry. Elementary students will remain in the cafeteria until 7:45, when a teacher escorts them to class.

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL: Middle and high school students will now enter through the Performing Arts Center (PAC) doors. Drop-offs for the PAC and student drivers will enter through the car lane to the right as you turn into the main entrance. Once they are dropped off, middle and high school students will remain in the PAC for the first five minutes of school before they are dismissed to first period.

PICK UP
The car line is the only provided means of dismissal each day at 2:45. Please do not try to skip the car line by getting your child at the front office or parking in the parking lot and having your student come to your vehicle. The front office will not dismiss students after 2:15 unless the office has received prior (and confirmed) notification by note or email for early dismissal (for something such as a doctor's appointment). Students must be picked up no later than 3:15 p.m. unless they are participating in sports, clubs, after-school care or activities.
Our elementary school created a video for elementary dismissal procedures which you will find on our elementary school page, or you can click here to watch it.  

FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. For information, including this year's lunch prices, click here or go to the resources section of our Grizzly Café page.

For free or reduced prices lunches, click here to apply.*
To set up a student account for payments, click here.*

*You will need a Student's ID Number for both of the above. New families, you will receive PowerSchool information (which will provide a Student ID Number)  in an email from our Registrar next week.
For more information regarding Food Service, please contact our Food Service Director, Ms. Edwards, at 316-9788, ext. 157 or [email protected]

EVENTS, CALENDARS & IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES

  1. FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10.
  2. SCHOOL DOORS OPEN: MONDAY - FRIDAY AT 7:15 a.m.
  3. FRONT OFFICE HOURS: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  4. UNIFORM STORE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (when school is in session).
  5. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOURS: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  6. MIDDLE SCHOOL HOURS: 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  7. HIGH SCHOOL HOURS:  8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  8. MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL: Report to Performing Arts Center for announcements before first period.
  9. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: 2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  10. CROSS COUNTRY INTEREST MEETING: Thursday, August 11, 3 p.m., in the Physical Education Classroom
  11. DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS: August 15 – 18, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., in the Middle/High School Dance Room
  12. ALICE/FROZEN JR. AUDITIONS: August 22 & 23, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center

You can always find information on our website, where you will also find the academic and events calendars.

o   Events Calendar

o   2022-2023 Master Calendar

Thank you for being a part of the HPA family! We look forward to a great year.

The HPA Team.

Follow us on Facebook @HighPointAcademySpartanburg

Follow us on Instagram @hpaspartanburg

Follow us on Twitter @hpaspartanburg

 

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