August 5, 2018
Dear Escambia Academy Families:
We are very excited about starting the 2018-19 school year. Our number one goal for this year is to “give each child a year that will have a positive influence on their life, for a lifetime.”
As most of you know, this will be my first full year as the headmaster at Escambia Academy. I have learned much this summer. I have woken each morning with doing what is best for your child in my mind and in my heart. Getting our curriculum stronger, making our staff better and maintenance of the buildings and grounds has been my number one priorities. It has been a fulfilling summer and now it is time for “the rubber to hit the road.”
We will have a “meet and greet” on Tuesday August 7th from 3:00 until 6:00pm. This is optional, but we’d love to have you come by. Feel free to visit the classroom and ask questions to the teachers. At Escambia Academy, we believe that the strongest link to your child’s education is the teacher/parent link. The lunchroom will also be open if you have any questions.
Wednesday is the first day of school for students and school starts at 7:45am each day. Students are considered tardy if they are not in the room when the bell rings at 7:50. Please be sure students are dressed appropriately each day. Students are not required to wear chapel uniforms until Wednesday, August 15th. Please be aware that Chapel uniforms are required for students (Skirts and white button up shirts for females / Long Khaki pants and button up white shirts for males) Every Wednesday. School will be full days on Thursday and Friday (school dismissal at 3:00).
We are going to provide an enrichment elective for grades 1 thru 4 this year. We are also providing middle school physical education/ weight lifting separate from the high school. We are also adding Art, Mentoring, Basic Vocational Tech class (home repair, basic carpentry), duel enrollment, and office aides to our high school electives. Hopefully all individual schedules are complete since that time has already passed.
In closing, if you have any questions or complaints please send them by way: Text, email or call. Nobody can help you with a school problem at EA better than myself. Dawn Kelly will be our new Office Manager this year and can be reached at 251-368-2080. WE ARE FAMILY!
Coach Hugh Fountain