Dear Parents,

We look forward to welcoming your children to campus next week! We are grateful and excited that we have the opportunity to return to campus. I will share a video with you on Monday that outlines my thoughts for the beginning of the year in these challenging times.  

The health and safety of our community remain our top priority. We have prepared thoroughly for next week and are confident in our ability to ensure the health and safety of our students. We know that school will certainly look different this year, but our educators remain as committed as ever to providing engaging and meaningful learning opportunities for each student at SAS. 

Our goal is to provide you with clear communication and access to resources as we navigate new routines and processes. Shared below are links to several important items that will help you know and understand the path ahead and what you need to do to support your child. I also encourage you to read your division principal’s letter in eNews this week for information specific to your child’s division.

SAS Traffic Guide

To ensure safe distancing among our 4,000 students at the beginning and end of the day, we are making significant changes to our drop-off and pick-up processes and locations. Please review these changes carefully. Cars will not be allowed onto campus until their designated times. To help with this, we have created a video explaining this process along with a guide to understanding the best way to navigate arrival and dismissal each day. For a complete overview of the dismissal schedule, please click here. If you plan to drop off or pick up your child from campus via car and would like to avoid the possible traffic on campus, please check out the drop-off/pick-up spots outside of campus. (Off-Campus Morning Car Drop-off Options / Off-Campus Afternoon Car Pick-up Options) As detailed in the graphic, there will be no pick up or drop off outside our main gate in order to provide for safer traffic flow. Please note, if you decide to pick your child up off-campus, they will still not be released until their group is dismissed from campus based on the dismissal schedule. Our plan is to assign all families car pick-up information and for this information to be available on your Veracross homepage by Friday evening. 

COVID-19 web page

This page is updated regularly and contains several resources like our parent checklist to help you understand our health and safety measures and how you can help keep our community safe and well. If you notice something needs to be revised, please inform our director of parent engagement, Dr. Leigh Martin (

Start of School web page

This page outlines the schedule for the first week of school and contains links to operational items like uniform sales, SASCard, and bus registration.


eNews is your source for all of the latest information happening on campus. This is shared each Friday via email and I encourage you to bookmark this page for easy reference in the future.

I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!



Tom Boasberg