Parent Back to School Message

July 9, 2018

SCPA Parents/Guardians,

It is my pleasure to greet you on behalf of the dedicated staff and faculty at SCPA. The 2018-2019 school year is approaching and we welcome all returning and new families to the SCPA family. We look forward to officially kicking off the school year with our orientation days. The scheduled orientation day(s) will launch our SCPA learning community in pursuit of artistic and academic excellence. The orientation days also give our students, families, staff and faculty the opportunity to begin building great relationships that will hopefully last a lifetime. 

In our pursuit of excellence we are guided by our Strategic Plan 2020. We are committed to improving student learning outcomes, leveraging community partnerships, developing our desired culture, and securing resources to ensure financial sustainability. Our vision of being a world class public arts and academic school is steeped in putting our students first.  This past year, our school family was recognized for our student-first approach to learning. The Arts School Network (ASN) awarded SCPA their highest level of recognition – the ‘Exemplary School’ designation!  As a key partner in education, your power and influence in the life of your child sets the tone.  The belief that he/she can be successful while achieving in both the arts and academics is the message that needs to be communicated often and consistently.  Holding your child accountable while providing support along the way fosters high expectations and active engagement. As we continue/start this path together, I want to offer you the support of our entire staff towards ensuring your child succeeds. 

Let’s commit to a year of collaboration and support for all students. Let’s come together with the mindset that SCPA is a learning community of diverse and unique learners where each student is valued for his/her gifts and talents. We can all ‘Find our Voice’ and contribute positively to our beloved SCPA and its success. Please see the orientation dates below. If you’re not able to make orientation, we look forward to welcoming your student(s) the first of school, Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Don’t forget to download and complete the “Back to School Checklist of Forms”. All forms can be turned in during orientation. Packets are also available for pick up in the main office.

New Family Welcome 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mayerson Theater)
SCPA Orientation: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Starting in the Corbett Theater)
9-12 Orientation – Tuesday, August 7, 2018
4-8 Orientation – Wednesday, August 8, 2018
K-3 Orientation – Thursday, August 9, 2018

Yours in service,
Michael D. Owens