We are proud to announce that Harry Stickley and Nikkia Gay are onboard as our sailing coaches and we will be running our program out of South Beach Marina and picturesque Calibogue Sound. We have a new Hobie Bravo with a custom land simulator, plus our newest sailboats arrived right on time yesterday 9/8! A Zim Club 420, 2 Optis and 2 ILCA Lasers! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as we sail the Cay!

Students Sail 36' Salty Cat Sept 1

Hobie Simulator
Bunnies 101, etc.


Gabi Jimenez
Gabi's team, SC Surf won the USYS Southern Regional Championship
and they are headed to Florida, to compete for the US National
Championship title next week, against the top Best 8 teams in the nation.

Kyndal Cohen
Ready for a match in Palm Beach

Rachel Goldstein
Rachel has participated in gymnastics camp
at LSU and University of Alabama
and she will be at UGA next week.

Kate Bumgardener
She just got home from the USTA National
Girls 14's Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale.

Gage Malphrus

Noah Traut
Noah works as a Beach Ambassador for the Town of Hilton Head.
A neat job, assisting visitors with directions and local information.
Noah is a new student starting his sophomore year.

Abby and Lilli Onan
Hanging Out With Cousins

Lucas Onan
Traveling and Playing Lacrosse

Sienna Vaughan
In Costa Rica with her family and loves to be out on the water.
She also had her first job as a camp counselor this summer.

Ashley and Naomi Zarracan
Ashley and Naomi are in a dance intensive for 10 days, with teachers/choreographers from different
cities of the USA and they are also learning the dances for competing in 21/22.

Jack Calcoa
Jack has been tubing, gaming, swimming,
bike riding & wood working with his aunt.

Sophia Tauscher
Working on her tennis game this summer

Bobby Gossett
10 Race Summer Shootout Series
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Ellie Gossett
Raising Goats and Heritage Bunnies

→ e-mail your
summer adventures
to Amanda


Contact Liz at 843-290-8805 or by e-mail



Great News!
Dedicated Sea Turtle Nest #188 was laid on June 29
in the Palmetto Dunes beach area on Hilton Head Island.
In approximately 60 days, the nest will hatch and
baby hatchlings will emerge and head towards the ocean.
Updated nest information will be sent
once the nest is inventoried.

Parents and Guardians,

It was so great to see all the parents last week at orientation but especially great to see the students. I had a few questions that might be questions from several families.So, I thought I would answer for everyone:

What did I miss if I missed the parent orientation? We were able to network and mingle with parents so you missed a chance to meet other parents. But there will be plenty of time to meet others. We went over a few important pieces of information that I will summarize below. (And you will find in the student handbook which will go home on Aug 16th with your student.)

When do students get their key cards? Upon arrival to school on the 16th.

When do they get their schedule? They will get their schedule on the morning of the 16th upon arrival to school.

Who is vaccinated for COVID? I wont be asking who is vaccinated for COVID so I will not be able to share who is vaccinated.

Do students need to wear masks? At this time, it is a student/family choice. Masks are not required.

Where are the student lockers? We don't have lockers. They need to carry or bring their own things and carry around the school.

Parking spaces? We share parking with Charlies restaurant across the street. If our parking lot is full, park there and be careful crossing the street. We are working on a long term plan to expand the "driveway".

How do I stay informed? Like us and follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Also, each weekend, I will send out a weekly email that is like a brain dump. It will have lots of news and information to keep you in the loop. Please make sure your email is correct in Power School. Also, our office manager, Lisa Giovannitti will scan in your private and confidential login info for Power School. Grades and attendance will be kept in Power School.

Will my student's have homework? I expect teachers to find mastery in the classroom. Over the pandemic, homework was poured onto students across our nation. Parents found themselves reteaching and students googled their way through homework. HW teaches very little when that happens. With smaller class sizes, there is no reason that a teacher cannot find mastery in class. So, homework should not be a common practice. If a student is taking (AP) Advanced Placement, that is a different story due to the large number of standards and content to cover.

My student wants to be in honors. How do I change to honors? I can take time to explain how honors should allow students to take subjects deeper and cover the breadth and how we plan to do that. But the simple answer is students will take home an honors contract the first week of school and parents will need to sign if they plan to change from a regular class to honors.

What about lunch? The Hurricane Fuel Center will be in motion soon. But for the first week of school, please have your students pack their snacks and lunch if they get hungry. The culinary arts class will plan to provide meals but they need the first week to get rolling. The Hurricane Fuel Center will be upstairs and provide healthy options for students who need to grab a quick drink and/or snack at no charge to students.

What are the uniforms? Use your adult like judgement as a student and look like a student. Do not wear something that will draw attention from the learning. No hats, no hoodies covering your head, no slippers, no pajamas, etc. I don't want to see bellies or low cut shirts. Look presentable.

Can students use elevator? Yes, if they need it for physical reasons or conditions. Walking and taking stairs is the preferred method to go up and down.

Can students go to their car in between classes or during classes? Yes, with teacher permission during class. In between classes, yes. Just don't be late for class.

How do we know if our students are tardy or absent? Check PowerSchool.

Can I drop my student off at the street to walk into parking lot? Sure, but at your own risk, just be careful.

DHEC has changed their definition of a close contact in schools.
A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) from 48 hours prior to symptom onset of the infected person. The close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) wore masks during the exposure time. This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting. Still in effect - Individuals who are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms do NOT need to quarantine after a close contact. Also still in effect - People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days and recovered and do not have symptoms do NOT need to quarantine.




XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:15pm ( Celebration Park)
SAILING PRACTICE 2:30pm ( South Beach Marina)

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:15pm (Celebration Park)
SAILING PRACTICE 3:30pm (South Beach Marina)
TENNIS PRACTICE 4:30-6:00pm ( South Beach Racquet Club)

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:00pm (Crossfit)
SAILING PRACTICE 2:00-3:00pm (Crossfit)
TENNIS PRACTICE 4:30-6:00pm (South Beach Racquet Club)

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:30pm (Jarvis Park)
SAILING PRACTICE 3:30pm ( South Beach Marina)
GOLF PRACTICE 3:30-5:30pm (CC of HH)
TENNIS PRACTICE 4:30-6:00pm ( South Beach Racquet Club)

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:15 (Celebration Park)
SAILING PRACTICE 2:30pm ( South Beach Marina)
BOYS GOLF SIGN UP MEETING (Parents) 5:00pm (school)

Golf Schedule:
Monday (9/13) Home vs. HHCA Location- Country Club Of Hilton Head
Tuesday (9/21) Away vs. HHCA Location - TBA
SCISA Championship Monday & Tuesday (10/4&5) Location Orangeburg Country Club

Golf Roster:
Savannah Jonsson Grade 6
Siri Jonsson Grade 6
Keira Doran Grade 7
Kate Lively Grade 8
Bridget McMahon Grade 10
Sofia Cipriano Grade 11
Riley McKinnon Grade 11
Athletic Director - Liz Nash
Head Coach - Dan Jackson
Assistant Coach - Tim Sutherland


Saturday Sept 11
Island Rec Center HHCA

Saturday October 16
SCISA State Meet

Dora Prudhomme: 10th Grade