Academy Monthly eNews

August | 2023

Kris Porazzi Sorrells_Head of School

From the Head of School

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer break and is ready to tackle the new school year. As we kick off Fall 2023 Orientation next week, please review the included document links in this newsletter for event & school information.

Looking ahead, this school year will be filled with new challenges, exciting opportunities, and lots of learning. Remember to stay focused, stay organized, and always ask for help when needed. I believe in each one of our students and know that they will achieve great things. Let's make it a year to remember!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on campus!

Kris Porazzi Sorrells

Head of School

Salem Academy

Fall Orientation 2023

Fall Orientation 2022

Inspired by Salem Academy‘s red brick pathways throughout our beautiful campus, the orientation theme for 2023 is “Follow the Red Brick Road.” To prepare for next week, please review the Student Orientation Schedule. It's essential not to overlook this step!

Also, don't forget to check out the purple sidebar in this week's newsletter for some great supplemental document links! They provide a wealth of information about the student & family handbook; the seven-day schedule rotation, dining services, and much more. By reviewing these links, you'll be fully prepared for all of the new updates coming your way this school year.

Student Orientation Schedule

2023 - 2024

Major Dates Calendar

The 2023 - 2024 Major Dates Calendar is available for viewing. Minor adjustments to activities may still occur.  

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Student & Family Handbook

2023 - 2024: 7-Day Rotation Schedule 

Harvest Table Dining Services

Novant Health Services

COVID-19 Campus Policy

Orientation - Sage Parker '25

Boarding Student Packing List

To ensure a cozy and enjoyable stay in the residence hall, Salem Academy is sharing the Boarding Student Packing List. If you have any questions or need further guidance, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Director of Residential Life. Happy packing!

View Packing List
Tashi Greenburg '26 playing tennis

Fall 2023 Sports Season

Get ready for the fall sports season! If you would like to participate in the tennis or volleyball tryouts for the 2023 fall season, fill out the Fall 2023 Academy Sports Interest Form before noon on Friday, August 14th. Go Sabers!

Fall '23 Sports Interest Form

Welcome Parents!

Greetings from Salem Academy’s Parents Association! All parents and guardians are automatically members of the Parents’ Association which sponsors events for Academy families, faculty, and staff. There will be many volunteer opportunities this year which will be posted in Academy Enews.

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The Thomas Family with daughter Karma '24

Thomas Family with daughter, Karma '24

Wednesday, August 9

Thursday, August 10

Friday, August 11

Saturday, August 12

  • New Student Orientation, beginning at 9 a.m. Activities include tours, campus meetings, Mercantile shop hours, & more.

Sunday, August 13

August 14 - 15

Wednesday, August 16

Friday, August 18

  • Opening Chapel, 4:15 - 5 p.m., Shirley Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center. The event is held at the end of the first week of school to mark the beginning of the academic year. Required for all students & no athletic practices.

August 18 - 20

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Elizabeth Wheeler '24 & Cass Church '24

Elizabeth Wheeler '24 & Cass Church '24

We look forward to seeing everyone on campus!

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