New Parents

A Guide for New Tattnall Family Members

 

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Campus Store Hours

Spirit Shop Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Uniform Info/Dress Code

Shop Lands’ End for approved uniform styles and options.  You can also sign up for the Lands’ End e-newsletter to receive sale notices and coupons. Our school code for Lands’ End is 900127457.

BOYS

  • Collared polo or oxford shirts purchased through Lands’ End or the Spirit Shop with Tattnall logos are to be worn each day, all grades (exceptions to be made on announced Spirit Days or Special Occasion Days)
  • Shirts must be either black, gray, navy, pink, cobalt (royal), maize (gold), chambray blue, pin-striped or white.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • T-shirts worn under uniform shirts must be solid black, blue, maize, gray, pink or white and have no writing.
  • Solid khaki or navy pants and shorts (no Chubbies) with belt loops may be worn on non- chapel days. For students in grades 7-12, shorts may not have extra pockets on the outside except basic front and back pockets.
  • Pants are not to be worn above or below the natural waistline.
  • Boys are to wear leather belts with all pants/shorts.
  • Holes in clothing do not meet dress requirements regardless of what is worn underneath them.
  • Boys are to keep their hair cut such that it does not touch the collar, eyebrows, or cover the ears. Sideburns may not extend below the middle of the ear.
  • No facial hair is allowed.
  • Non-traditional hair color will not be allowed.
  • Any part of a tattoo that is visible (permanent or temporary) and body piercings of any kind are not allowed.
  • No hats or sunglasses are to be worn.
  • No lanyards or chains hanging from pockets.
  • Boys may not wear any form of sandal to school. Birkenstock-type clogs with a back will be allowed.  Croc-style shoes are not allowed.
  • Students may wear non-TSA outerwear, but are limited to blue, gold, white, gray, or black.   Logos on outerwear must fit under a 3 x 5 index card.  Pullover outerwear must have a collared shirt worn underneath with the collar clearly visible.  While hoodies are permissible, the attached hoods are never to be worn inside the building.
  • For K3- 12th grade, royal blue Tattnall shirts and khaki shorts or pants will be worn on field trips.

GIRLS

  • Collared shirts purchased through Lands’ End with Tattnall logos are to be worn Monday-Friday for all grades. The only exception is pre-announced special occasion or Spirit Days.
  • Shirts must be either black, gray, navy, pink, cobalt (royal), maize (gold), chambray blue, or white.
  • T-shirts worn under uniform shirts must be solid black, blue, maize, gray, pink or white and have no writing or lace
  • All pants, skorts, shorts, skirts, and jumpers must be either solid khaki, navy, or approved Lands’ End plaid.
  • Skirts/shorts should follow the fingertip rule. (no shorter than the length of the arm and hand extended down at the side).
  • No skirts with slits in the back are permitted.
  • Pants and skirts are not to be worn above or below the natural waistline.
  • Holes in clothing do not meet dress requirements regardless of what is worn underneath them.
  • Stockings and socks must be a solid black, gray, maize, royal, or white and not have lace.  Only black leggings may be worn, and only with skirts or jumpers.
  • Non-traditional hair color will not be allowed.
  • Any part of a tattoo that is visible (permanent or temporary) and body piercings (other than the ears) are not allowed.
  • Girls may wear no more than two earrings per ear.
  • No hats or sunglasses are to be worn.
  • No lanyards or chains hanging from pockets.
  • All shoes must be either closed toed or have a strap on the back.  Birkenstock-type clogs with a back will be allowed.  Croc-style shoes are not allowed.  Heels on shoes can be no more than two inches.  Flat sole boots may be worn with skirts.
  • Students may wear non-TSA outerwear, but are limited to blue, gold, white, gray, or black.  Logos on outerwear must fit under a 3 x 5 index card.  Pullover outerwear must have a collared shirt worn underneath with the collar clearly visible.  While hoodies are permissible, the attached hoods are never to be worn inside the building.
  • For K3-12th grade, royal blue Tattnall shirts and khaki shorts, skirts, or pants and plaid skirts will be worn on field trips.

BOYS AND GIRLS CHAPEL WEAR

Grades K3-6:

  • Boys are to wear white, maize (gold), or cobalt (royal) polos with the Tattnall logo and solid Khaki or Navy pants or shorts with belt loops (purchased from the store of your choice) on chapel days.
  • Girls are to wear white, maize (gold), or cobalt (royal) polos with the Tattnall logo and solid khaki or navy pants, skirts, skorts, shorts, jumpers or approved Lands’ End plaid skirts on chapel days.

Grades 7-12:

  • Girls are to wear Lands’ End plaid uniform skirts and oxford shirts (light blue, white, or yellow) with the Tattnall logo on chapel days.
  • Boys are to wear khaki colored pants (no shorts) with belt loops, belts, and white, light blue, or pin-striped oxford shirts with the Tattnall logo.  Shirts must be tucked in and worn with a tie or bowtie that is of the same plaid as the young ladies skirts or is of school colors only (blue and/or gold).
  • NO outerwear will be permitted on chapel days with the exception of a navy sports coat for boys and a navy blue cardigan for girls.

NOTE

  • Students in K3 –6 grade must follow the dress codes above unless exception is noted.
  • For students in K3, K4, K5, tucking shirts in, however, is not a requirement due to their young age, but encouraged, if possible. Tennis style shoes are preferred for every child of this age. Putting the child’s name inside the outerwear is also helpful and suggested.
Social Media

Tattnall uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In (Alumni), You Tube, Pinterest, and now Snapchat. We encourage our families to follow us on any or all of these sites and share news about your child that we should publish! Email Stephanie.english@tattnall.org regarding social media at TSA.

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Text Message Alerts

On occasion, Tattnall will send text message alerts for inclement weather announcements, important reminders, or any other urgent news. To join this service, text @Tattnall to (404) 620-3223.

Tattnall Traditions

Kids Yule Love – Held on the first Monday of December, this beloved Tattnall tradition incorporates the spirit of giving with performances by students at every grade level. From Kindergarten students performing the “Twelve Days of Christmas” to Santa’s special gifts for faculty and staff, the Kids Yule Love program has captured the hearts of Tattnall family members for nearly 30 years. Additionally, the program has positioned Tattnall Square Academy as one of the largest single donors of toys to the local charity.

Faculty Follies – What started as a simple fundraiser for the junior class would eventually turn out to be one of the most beloved traditions in Tattnall history. Mrs. Carolyn Smothers and Mrs. Shirley Kitchings, along with their daughters Mary Virginia (‘92) and  Julie (‘92), created the show to help raise money for the Jr./Sr. Prom. The duo quickly realized that Faculty Follies would prove useful as one of the strongest ways to form bonds between faculty and staff. After a brief hiatus, Mrs. Smothers, and daughter Carolyn Stuart (‘94), brought Faculty Follies back to the Trojan Hall stage in 2015.

Junior Dancers – In 1984, the same year the TSA Talent Show began, faculty members decided to feature juniors in a special dance routine. Initially, only female students participated, but in 1990 the male students joined their classmates. Today, the junior dance feature before Faculty Follies and the Talent Show is highly anticipated by all members of the Tattnall family. These students, under the director of Mrs. Carolyn Stuart, work tirelessly in the days leading up to the event to choreograph and master a special dance routine.

Moving Up – Mrs. Shirley Kitchings began the Moving Up Ceremony with the Class of 1990. After creating a Student Council during the 88-89 school year, Mrs. Kitchings began a ceremony to induct new Student Council officers. She then began the tradition of having the new Student Council President conduct the Moving Up Ceremony. The 2000 Moving Up Ceremony was the first year for the traditional senior video and Mrs. Kitchings’ famous poem, “Ode to the Senior Class.” Today, parents and students alike treasure Moving Up Day as it symbolizes transition and progress in the Tattnall family.

Running of the Halls – Each year, Tattnall seniors enjoy one final rite of passage as students on campus. At 3:00 p.m. on their final day of class, seniors run through the winding paths of the upper and middle school hallways as they are cheered on by underclassmen, faculty, and staff. The Class of 2016 has 16 Tattnall Travelers. The senior class ends their traditional run through TSA as they exit the Tattnall Alumni motto covering an entire wall,  “Once a Trojan, Always a Trojan.”

Tattnall Travelers – A Tattnall Traveler is a senior who entered TSA in either K4 or K5 and attended for twelve additional and consecutive years, from first grade through twelfth grade.

Lunch Program

The dining services are provided by a private staff who caters breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the TSA Cafe. Breakfast is served daily beginning at 7:30 a.m., and menus are posted to make your weekly lunch planning convenient.

Tattnall is pleased to offer parents the ability to manage their child’s meal account online. TSA uses payforit.net to allow parents to log in at any time to make a deposit to their child’s account, view lunch account balances, set up recurring deposits, set up email notifications for account balances, or request a detailed report showing purchase history. Log on to payforit.net and enter your unique school code to access this information.

If you do not have your unique code, contact Mrs. Pat Cheek at ext. 100.

Weekly Emails

The marketing and communications office sends out weekly emails via Constant Contact every Monday during the school year. This email contains all relevant information for the current week and shows upcoming events for remainder of the month. If you have not received an email from TSA, via Constant Contact, please contact Abby Clay at abby.clay@tattnall.org to address any email communication issues.

Athletics

Click here to view our Athletics website.

Summer Reading Selections

Lower School

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Middle/Upper School

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Summer AR Testing Dates and Times:

Wednesday, June 7

9 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, June 21

3 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday, July 12

3 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday, July 19

3 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday, August 2nd

9 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, August 9

2 pm – 5 pm

Wednesday, August 16

Media Center is open beginning at 9 a.m., as well as during Open House

Contacts

Head of School – John Hankinson
john.hankinson@tattnall.org ext. 171

Assistant Head of School – Travis Absher
travis.absher@tattnall.org ext. 174

Lower School Director – Susannah Allen
susannah.allen@tattnall.org ext 172

Tuition Information and Questions – Tara Johnson
tara.johnson@tattnall.org ext. 181

Admissions Office – Tiffany Herndon
tiffany.herndon@tattnall.org ext. 176

Communications and Publicity – Abby Clay
abby.clay@tattnall.org ext. 177

After School Care – Barbara Hayslip
barbara.hayslpi@tattnall.org ext. 179