New Parents

A Guide for New Tattnall Family Members

 

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2020-2021 Learning Plan

Tattnall Square Academy will return to school as planned on Thursday, August 13.

Our Leadership Team has had ongoing discussions and planning sessions regarding the start of the upcoming school year, and we are looking forward to seeing you on August 13. In the links below, you will find documents that further clarify our current plans and expectations.
Spirit Shop Hours

Spirit Shop Hours 

Monday – Friday
7:30 – 9:00 & 2:00 – 3:45
Any changes to Spirit Shop hours will be noted in the announcements.
New procedure for visiting the Spirit Shop:
In the morning, enter through the doors by the P.E. gym and stop there for a temperature check.
In the afternoon from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., check in through the Lower School office. After 2:30 p.m., go straight to the Spirit Shop where you will get your temperature checked before entering.
Masks must be worn at all times.
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.

View the full 2021-2022 Dress Code here.

 

BOYS

  • Lands’ End polo or oxford shirt with Tattnall logo (black, gray, navy, pink, cobalt/royal, maize/gold, chambray blue or white) tucked in at all times.
  • Long or short sleeve t-shirts under uniform shirts (solid royal, navy, white, or gray) with no lettering or printing
  • Khaki or navy pants with basic front and back pockets and belt loops, worn at natural waistline with a belt
  • Khaki or navy shorts with basic front and back pockets and belt loops, worn at natural waistline 
  • Shorts must be fingertip length
  • No Chubbies, 
  • No PFG or other fishing shorts
  • No cargo pants or shorts
  • No elastic cuffs 
  • No denim material
  • No athletic shorts
  • No distressed, ripped, or frayed clothing
  • No clothing with holes

GIRLS

  • Lands’ End collared shirt with Tattnall logos (black, gray, navy, pink, cobalt/royal, maize/ gold, chambray blue, pink or white)   
  • Long or short sleeve t-shirt under uniform shirts (solid royal, navy, white, or gray) with no lettering or printing
  • Khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirts, skorts with no slits, worn at natural waistline 
  • Lands’ End plaid skirts or skorts, worn at natural waistline
  • Skirts, skorts and shorts must be fingertip length
  • Solid black, gray, or white tights or leggings with no lace, lettering, or designs
  • No skintight or skinny pants
  • No khaki/tan leggings
  • No denim material
  • No yoga pants
  • No athletic shorts
  • No elastic cuffs
  • No distressed, ripped, or frayed clothing
  • No clothing with holes

OUTERWEAR

  • Adidas or TSA team outerwear
  • Spirit Shop fleece
  • Letter jacket
  • Lands’ End navy sweater
  • No sweatshirts
  • No hoodies
  • No camouflage
  • No blankets

BOYS AND GIRLS CHAPEL WEAR

Grades K3-5:

  • 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 6-12:

  • 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 – 5th 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 [email protected] 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 PaySchoolsCentral.com 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 PaySchoolsCentral.com and enter your unique school code to access this information. Student lunch codes can be accessed through Mrs. Cheek in the Business Office at ext. 100.

Pay Schools Central Lunch Account

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 Michael DuVall at michael.duvall@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:

ALL Students who are rising 2nd -5th graders may continue to take AR quizzes from home. The school will send out an update if this changes with available testing dates and times to come to the Media Center.  Rising 4th-5th grade students should NOT test over their REQUIRED books until they return to school.  This will take place in the classroom with their teachers.  However, they are allowed to test over any other books they read for pleasure.

Contacts

Head of School – David Raines

david.raines@tattnall.org

Assistant Head of School/Lower School Director – Susannah Allen
susannah.allen@tattnall.org ext. 172

Dean of Discipline/Head Football Coach – John Garrett Abernathy
john.abernathy@tattnall.org ext 174

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

Admissions Office – Mallory Huff
mallory.huff@tattnall.org ext. 176

Communications and Publicity – Michael DuVall
michael.duvall@tattnall.org ext. 177

After School Care – Haley Abernathy & Sonia Duggan
haley.abernathy@tattnall.org; sonia.duggan@tattnall.org
ext. 188