News Of the Week
*Monday, August 21 – High School Girls Open Gym Basketball, New Hope, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
*Monday, August 21 – High School Boys Open Gym Basketball, New Hope, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, August 22 – Junior High Soccer Practice, 5:30-7:00p.m.
*Tuesday, August 22 – High School Soccer Practice, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, August 22 – Junior High Girls Volleyball, North St. Church of Christ, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, August 22 – Cross Country, Pecan Park, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
*Wednesday, August 23 – Hot Lunch Money Due
*Thursday, August 24 – All forms due to the school office
*Thursday, August 24 – Junior High Girls Volleyball, North St. Church of Christ, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
*Thursday, August 24 – Junior High Soccer Practice, 5:30-7:00p.m.
*Thursday, August 24 – High School Soccer Practice, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
*Thursday, August 24 – 7th Grade Readiness Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
*Thursday, August 24 – Cross Country, Pecan Park, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
*Friday, August 25 – Yearbook Signing Party, 12:30 p.m.
*Friday, August 25 – First Friday Field Day, 1:00 p.m.
Announcements & Reminders
*Save the Date
*Monday, September 4 – Labor Day, No Classes
*Wednesday, September 6 – First TAPPS Meeting, 3:35-5:15 p.m.
*Wednesday, September 13 – First Sacred Ensemble Rehearsal, 3:35-4:30 p.m.
*Friday, September 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, Noon Release
*Wednesday, September 27 – Staff Work Day, Noon Release
*Monday, October 9 – Columbus Day, No Classes
*Friday, October 27 – Fall Gala, Piney Woods Country Club
Don’t Forget Your Forms:
**Green Sheet: Have you turned in your Green Parent Information Form? We must have one of these from every family. Returning families should complete a new form this year.
**Orange Sheet: Field Trip Permission Form: We need each family to complete one of these orange forms.
**Purple Sheet: Internet Use Policy and Approval Form: We need one of these forms for all 6-12th graders.
**Authorization to Treat a Minor Form & Athletic Medical & Travel Waiver: We need one of these for all of our athletes.
**All forms are due by Thursday, August 24th.
**If your child is participating in soccer or cross country and you have not paid your athletic fees, please do so as soon as possible. Jr. High sports are $70 per student and High School sports are $95 per student. If you have more than one student in more than one sport, you may pay one fee per month.
**TAPPS Speech and Academics team fees are $60 for the year. If you have not paid this fee, please do so as soon as possible.
**Orchestra fees are $60 per semester. If you have not paid this fee, please do so as soon as possible.
**Fees can all be paid on E-Funds.
*Raise Money for Your School
There are several ways you can raise money for our school!
*Box Tops – Each year we collect Box Tops as a fundraiser. We always have a competition between our Field Day teams and the winner of that competition is awarded a cookie cake with lunch in May. Please send your Box Tops to school and we have jars in the office where we collect them
*Amazon Smile – Do you use amazon.com? Then you can support Regents Academy! Please go to www.smile.amazon.com. Please choose to support Regents Academy and up to .5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to our school. Thanks for your support!
*Kroger Community Rewards – Do you shop at Kroger? Then you can support Regents Academy! Please go to www.kroger.com. Please go to the Community tab and click on the Kroger Community Rewards tab. There you can enroll. Thanks for your support!
*First Friday Field Day
Next Friday, August 25th, is First Friday Field Day. This fun-filled event is from 1:00-2:30 p.m. All students will participate. On this day, our seniors will lead their teams in competition. We would like to ask each student to wear modest shorts, athletic shoes, and a t-shirt in the same color as his or her senior to school on Friday. A field day information sheet was emailed on Friday. A copy will also be sent home early next week. Please contact the school office with any questions.
*Seventh Grade Readiness Meeting
The move from sixth to seventh grades is a big step at Regents Academy — class changes, lockers, Omnibus, multiple teachers, study halls, increased independence, and lots of other changes. Change can be tough! But we want to help you help your seventh grader make the move up as smoothly as possible. Next Thursday, August 24th, we will have a Seventh Grade Readiness Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room. This is a meeting for parents, and we strongly encourage you to attend. At this meeting you will hear about …
*What to expect in the 7th grade at Regents Academy
*The Omnibus class
*Ideas and tips for 7th grade success — academically and socially
*How 7th grade builds toward 8th grade and beyond
You will also be able to meet the teachers of the 7th graders and get a closer look at 7th grade curriculum materials. Please contact Mr. Bryant or Mr. Vermillion if you have any questions.
*Tuesday Homework Help
Our Tuesday Homework Help Program will begin next Tuesday, August 29th. This program will take place each Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Any grammar school student in Kindergarten through 6th grade may come and receive homework or study help from a volunteer teacher, a volunteer 8th-12th grade student, or our ECHO Coordinator, Mrs. Kaki Nelson. This program is not meant to replace the work you are already doing to help your children, but instead it is meant to augment your help and to give a step up to students who are struggling with particular skills or subjects. Please contact Mrs. Nelson for more information. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your children are coming to Tuesday Homework Help, they only need to show up, and we will pair them up with a volunteer. The students can remain after school for tutoring, and you can pick them up at 4:45 p.m.
Have you sent in payment for your Friday shirt? Money is now due.
*Tuesday/Friday Hot Lunch
Please send a lunch with your child each day for the first 2 ½ weeks of school. The hot lunch program will begin on Friday, September 1st. September Pizza lunches only are $23.00 per student. Friday September lunches only are $23.00 per student. September Tuesday and Friday lunches are $46.00 per student. Lunch payments are due Wednesday, August 23rd. No late payments will be accepted. A Hot Lunch information sheet was sent home in your Back to School Packet the night of Parent Orientation and has also been emailed. Please let us know if you need another information sheet. If you would like to volunteer to grocery shop on Mondays or serve lunch on Tuesday or Friday, please contact Sylvia Baker at 936-585-3040 to volunteer.
*Parent Volunteer Drivers
All parents who drive students for school events (athletics, field trips, etc.) will need to give the office a copy of their driver’s license and insurance card. All parents should submit this information each year. Parents will also need to submit to a Motor Vehicle Records review. Please pick up a copy of the authorization form at the school office.
Please log onto ParentsWeb and take advantage of its many features. With ParentsWeb you can:
**Access grades for your 2nd-12th grade student
**Access lesson plans for your 7-12th grade student
**Access a school-wide directory
ParentsWeb instructions were included in the information packet that went home the night of Parent Orientation. The instructions can also be found at www.regentsacademy.com under the Resource tab. Click on RenWeb Instructions. Please email Mrs. DeKerlegand (email@example.com) if you have any questions or problems. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can also download the ParentsWeb App.
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*Athletic Fees are $70 for Junior High sports and $95 for high school sports. If you have not paid these fees, please do so as soon as possible.
*Sport practices have begun. Please see Regents NOW for practice and game times each week.
*The first Junior High Soccer game is Monday, August 28th, in Longview.
*The first High School Soccer game is Tuesday, August 29th, at home. Please note that all home soccer games will be played at the Clint Dempsey Soccer Complex.
*The first Cross Country Meet is Saturday, September 2nd, at Stephen F. Austin State University.
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