Summer is a time of adventure and learning! SA's commitment to developing children as whole beings extends year-round, and we look forward to keeping our families informed of learning opportunities during summer break.
Bike Events in Partnership with The Pedal Factory for SA Students and Families
Schoolwide Bike Event: July 19 at 5 p.m.
All SA families are invited to participate in a bicycling event on July 19 at 5 p.m. Beginning at the Salisbury Academy campus, we have lots of biking fun planned. The Pedal Factory will provide several bike rodeo stations geared towards improving safety, skills, and fun, along with helmet fit checks and bike safety checks. We will take a ride towards the greenway with options for longer and shorter routes, then finish up at SA with popsicles and snacks. Any parents or students in need of a bike rental please contact The Pedal Factory by July 15.
Middle School Bike Event: August 3 at 6 p.m.
Salisbury Academy's middle school students and families are invited on a bicycling adventure August 3 at 6 p.m. Beginning and ending at the SA campus, this ride will take us on a scenic 8-10 mile route through Salisbury. We will stop for water breaks and enjoy a scavenger hunt along the way, then finish up with refreshments back in campus. Need to borrow a bike or have yours tuned up beforehand? Contact The Pedal Factory to make arrangements ASAP.
Growing and Listening as a Community
As part of our mission of preparing passionate leaders, Salisbury Academy is deeply committed to standing against inequity, racism, and injustice. We are a community of learners and listeners, devoted to uplifting the potential of every individual and creating an equitable and loving world in which our students and families can live and grow. The pain and unrest across our country saddens us greatly. In these challenging times, we invite our community to engage in meaningful conversation to create change. Please join us as we share book lists and resources.
Students and parents with questions, comments, or suggestions for resources/books to share, we welcome and encourage your feedback! Please email us with your ideas and help us to grow in understanding, hope, and action.
JK to 8 Books
Looking for books to stimulate positive dialogue and celebrate diversity? Below is a beginning list of resources for your family:
Sulwe by Vashti Harrison (ages 4-6)
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz (ages 4-8)
Don't Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller (ages 4-8)
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander (ages 6+)
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson (ages 5-8)
New Kid by Jerry Craft (ages 8+)
Tristan Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (ages 9-12)
Harbor Me (ages 10+) by Jacqueline Woodson
Resources for Families and Children
A starter list of resources for families seeking to grow their understanding and engage in healthy conversations to support an equitable world:
Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
Remote Learning Lab Ideas for K-12 from Duke Tip
Advanced Learning Labs by Duke Tip provide K-12 students with engaging summer activities! In the labs, students explore logic puzzles, go on field studies, engage in research explorations, participate in mindfulness activities, and more -- all through remote learning. These may be printed or used online. Families, engage in the Advanced Learning Labs at home! Visit the site to view labs and resources
SA Summer Reading
The Jags are reading up a storm! Print your summer reading logs using the links below and share your reading pics with us by email and through hashtag #SAsummerreading. What is your Jaguar reading, and where/how are they reading it? We can't wait to see!
Early Education Links
*Please contact your 2019-20 classroom teacher for your child's login/password if needed
Libby App - Borrow audio and digital books for free from the NC Digital Library! To set up an account you will need the library account number from your local library card. If you need another card printed or don't yet have a card, this can be done in person with a visit to your local branch.