Preparing for School Year 2019-2020
Opening of 2019 School Schedule
Some important dates to remember:
July 1 Complete medical forms as directed
July 29 Non-residential preseason practice begins for varsity and middle school girls' soccer, football, and volleyball*
August 9-11 Preseason Residential Practice for Day and Boarding Students playing Varsity Football, Volleyball, and Varsity Girls' Soccer*
August 14-15 Proctors on campus
August 15 Middle School New Family Gathering
August 16 New boarding student move in (Upper and Middle School) and new** Upper School student orientation
August 17 All student (Middle School and Upper School) orientation
August 19 First day of classes
* All medical forms and the baseline concussion test must be completed, before an athlete can practice.
**Includes all 9th graders, even those who attended SAS Middle School
Contact the Office of Communications with any of your unanswered questions, phone 931.463.2120.
When your contract and tuition deposit are received by the school, you will receive information on completing the enrollment process. Most of enrollment is done online through our Parents Web system. After logging in to Parents Web (instructions on SASSAFRAS), go to Family Info -> Enrollment/Re-enrollment to complete the process. Be sure to complete submission by reviewing and submitting the packet. You will receive an email indicating confirmation that the process is complete.
Questions? Contact Assistant to the Academic Administrators Shawna Midgett, 931.463.2139.
SAS contracts with MAGNUS Health to handle all student medical records. Once a child is enrolled, an email is sent to the family with instructions for completing this process. Students are required to have an annual physical exam. Required health forms include:
- Updated immunizations (to be signed by health care provider). Required immunizations are based on American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
- Annual Physical exam (to be signed by health care provider).
- Front and back copy of current insurance card and pharmacy card if applicable.
- State required concussion information form and release.
- State required sudden cardiac arrest information form and release
- Release to play sports (to be signed by health care provider).
- Vital health record (health history).
- Release for over the counter medications and consent to treat.
- Other forms requiring electronic signature based on your answers to some questions about asthma food allergies, diabetes, or seizures.
Before July 1, you should complete all Magnus forms which can be completed on-line.
The Physical Exam, Participation in Sports form and Immunization forms must be downloaded from the MAGNUS website under your students' account. These forms should be completed by your health care provider and scanned, faxed, or mailed back directly to MAGNUS. They are due one week after the anniversary of your student's last physical exam. (For example if the last physical was done 9-2-18 this year's physical, sports and immunizations are due by 9-9-19).
To return your forms via a mobile device:
- Access your Magnus account from your mobile device's web browser
- Click Complete Now beside your student's name
- Choose the requirement that you need to complete
- Select Turn it In
- Choose the Upload option button
- Then snap a photo of your document. You will be able to view that document by clicking View Answer.
Please be sure that you have updated your mobile device. For Android users, you will need 4.4 version or higher. For iOS users, you will need version 5 or higher.
The quality of the photo depends upon the device you are using and not something that Magnus Health can troubleshoot at this time. You may need to adjust settings, contrast, or lighting.
Depending on their grade level, students have 2-3 required reading books for the summer. Go to Summer Reading for more information.
Supply Lists will be posted this summer.
Boarding students will have scheduled van runs for shopping.
Please note that non-marking tennis shoes should be worn in the gym. This would include PE class and pick-up games.
Questions? Contact Assistant to Academic Dean Shawna Midgett, 931.463.2139.
Be sure the appropriate coach is aware that you will be on their team and request a summer workout.
Cross Country David Prehn
Golf Stephen Thomas
Mountain Biking Speed Baranco
Football John Hargis
Soccer (Girls' Middle School) Margot Burns
Soccer (Girls' Varsity) Harrison Camp
Volleyball (Varsity) Rob Zeitler
If you will be in or near Sewanee for any or all of the summer, plan to join the Strength & Conditioning workouts, M-W-F at 4 p.m. in the Wood-Alligood Gymnasium.
Athletes cannot practice until all registration and medical forms (see Medical Forms & Physical Requirements), the concussion baseline test, and enrollment deposits are in. Please have this completed by July 22.
Boarding students are not expected to begin until boarding pre-season, but are welcome to join non-residential practice if they can find housing in the area.
Cross Country TBA
Football July 29, time TBA
Mountain Biking TBA
Soccer (Middle School) July 29, time TBA
Soccer (Girls' Varsity) July 29, 9-11 a.m.
Volleyball (Varsity) July 29, 9-11 a.m.
PRESEASON RESIDENTIAL CAMP, August 9-11
Varsity Football, Varsity Volleyball, and Varsity Girls’ Soccer athletes (day and boarding) will move onto campus for three days of preseason residential camp on Friday, August 9 at 8:30 a.m. Registration will be at the gym. At 9 a.m. there will be a meeting for players and parents. At the end of camp, boarding students may remain in residence.
Questions? Contact Director of Athletics Rob Zeitler, 931.463.2147.
Families are expected to purchase their child's books from MBS Direct before the school year begins. Boarding students may have books shipped directly to the school. Only books purchased through MBS will be eligible for buy-back at the end of the school year.
Questions? Contact Assistant to Academic Dean Shawna Midgett, 931.463.2139.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee will implement a new “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT) program for Upper School students in the 2019-2020 school year. Upper School students will be responsible for providing their own devices, compatible with G Suite for school.
Trying to decide whether or what kind of electronic devices to bring to campus? Perhaps this will help.
The SAS dress code emphasizes neatness, cleanliness, and modesty, while still allowing a wide range of clothing choices. Different occasions, whether that be formal occasions, work, school, athletics, or play, have varying expectations.
Formal Dress is to be worn to formal social occasions, special academic occasions, and other occasions as prescribed by the Head of School.
Formal Dress will be required on these occasions:
Signing of the Honor Code (Wednesday, August 21, 2019)
All Saints Day (Monday, November 1, 2019)
Ash Wednesday Service (Wednesday, February 26, 2020)
Good Friday (April 10, 2020)
Students may choose one of the following formal dress traditions:
Choice 1: Dress or skirt/dress pants with blouse and dress shoes.
Choice 2: Coat and tie, dress shirt, dress pants, belt, socks, and dress shoes.
School Dress is to be worn everywhere on campus Monday - Friday from 8 am - 3 pm.(except inside residential houses). Because students may not be aware of all activities on a given day, school dress should always be appropriate for the possibility of outdoor activities and active learning.
- All clothing must be clean, properly hemmed, unfrayed, and must fit appropriately.*
- No athletic wear. Athletic pants, athletic shorts, athletic tights, and sweatpants are not to be worn during the school day. The only exception is sports teams asked to be in uniform by their coach.
- Leggings can only be worn with dresses, blouses or tunics and the student’s entire trunk must be covered. Students cannot wear t-shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, or any type of jacket with any style of legging.
- No camouflage clothing
- Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be no shorter than the tip of the middle finger*
- Tops must cover the abdomen, back, and chest at all times.*
- Shoulder straps must be at least two fingers wide.*
- Appropriate undergarments are to be worn but not visible.*
- Brands, logos, images and words must be smaller than the hand with the exception of shirts, sweatshirts, and outerwear with St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School design/approved graphics or college logos. College t-shirts/sweatshirts with more than just the logo cannot be worn.
- Tobacco, alcohol, other drug or sexually oriented designs or logos are never acceptable.
- See-through clothing, visible piercings (other than ears), tattoos, distracting hairstyles, unnatural hair colors, hats, and other head coverings are not permitted.*
- Pajamas are not to be worn during the school day.or in the Dining Hall at any time *
- Faces should be clean shaven.
Grub Days/Casual Dress may be worn when School Dress or Formal Dress is not required. Restrictions above that are marked with an asterisk (*) are still enforced on Grub Days/Casual Dress Days.
Academic Dean Kelley Black has assembled tips for helping students to start the year off right.