Principal's Message

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The Academy Summer Update: June 1, 2022

Hello Busbee families!  I plan to send updates throughout the summer months to keep you informed of what's going on and what needs to be done PRIOR to the start of the school year.  

Summer School:
Summer School will be held at Busbee from June 6th - 30th (Monday-Thursday)
Times: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
No transportation will be provided.
 
Registration for 2022-2023:
All returning students will need to register online through the Parent Portal. 
Please complete the online registration and provide two proofs of residency.
Proofs of Residency can be emailed to [email protected]  
Click HERE for the Student Registration Link.

Immunization Requirements:
State law requires that the parent/guardian of any child enrolled in a public school must present a valid S.C. Certificate of Immunization to school officials.  A certificate can be obtained from the Health Department or your physician.  DHEC’s phone number to make an immunization appointment is 855-472-3432. If the immunization record is not provided, further district action will be required and the student will not be able to attend school this fall. Immunization forms can be dropped off in the main office or emailed to [email protected]

School Meals Update:
Summer Meals will be available for free this summer. Click here for more information.

Meals for the 2022-2023 school year:
The USDA Pandemic nutrition waivers, that allow all students to eat for free, regardless of their income eligibility, will expire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  
 
Beginning July 1, 2022, all students participating in the child nutrition program, when school starts August 15, 2022, will be charged based on their eligibility status.  (Meals will be free over the summer under the Summer Food Service Program, more information to come on this).
 
The new Free and Reduced Application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available online July 5, 2022.  https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx.
 
It is important to know that all Parents/Guardians complete the application, before school starts, to see if the student(s) are eligible to receive Free or Reduced priced meals and to avoid any charges.  Parents/Guardians are responsible for any charges incurred until an application is approved for Free or Reduced Meals.  A student's eligibility status is not retroactive.    
 
A new application is required to be submitted every school year.  The Federal Government changes the income guidelines annually, determining one's eligibility status.  So just because you were free last year, does not mean that you will be free the next year.  A new application must be submitted to determine whether or not you qualify. 

Summer Reading Information:
Click here for Summer Reading Information!

Summer Football Workouts:  
Summer football workouts begin June 6, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm every Monday and Thursday. 
Proper attire: shirt, shorts, and football cleats
You must have a physical on file in order to participate!
Questions?  Email Coach Watts [email protected]
 
Is there a teacher or staff member who deserves a special shoutout?  If so, complete this form and we will make sure your shoutout is announced to our staff!  Teacher/Staff Recognition Form 

As always, if you have any questions email [email protected] or call the main office at 803-739-4070.  Thank you for listening and having a great evening!

Summer Office Hours: 7:30 am-5:30 pm

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Mrs. Hucks