Welcome to the Lower School
On behalf of the Lower School faculty, welcome to Bayside Academy!
Lower School students (grades 3 and 4) experience a core curriculum plus physical education, computer skills, art, music, media skills, Spanish with a native speaker, as well as the opportunity for ballet, jazz, piano, string and/or guitar instruction.
In the Lower School, each student is viewed as unique so that his or her special qualities may be recognized and developed. Emphasis is given to developing those traits of character that lead to high moral standards, a sense of responsibility, respect for others and self, and an enthusiastic pursuit of excellence.
The Lower School is located on the ground floor of the Learning Center, and I may be reached by phone, 251-338-6437 or email.
Lower School Division Director
As an increasing number of our students have become owners of personal electronic devices, the administrative staff of Bayside Academy felt the need to issue a policy regarding the proper use of personal electronic devices on our campus. As educators we recognize the benefit to be gained from allowing our students to have access to certain types of electronic devices. However, we are also aware of the potential dangers that exist through unlimited and unmonitored access to the internet. Our goal is to implement the use of technology without sacrificing the safety and well-being of our students.
Bayside is a Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth grade school and we recognize that an across the board policy will not serve the best interest of our students. Therefore, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the policy relating to the grade level(s) in your home.
Parents must understand that non-compliance with our established policy will result in the confiscation of the electronic devise being used and a loss of electronic device privileges for the student involved. In addition, future access to the use of such devices may be denied. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Division Director if you have any questions.
GRADES 2 - 6
* Student must turn off WIFI on any student owned device before it is brought to school. This can be accomplished through “Parental Controls” available on the device. Keep in Mind: All classroom teachers have internet access within their classrooms for specific school related activities. Therefore, there is no need for students to access the internet through their personal devices during the school day.
*The downloading of books and games onto student devices should be done at home.
*Cell phone use is prohibited during the school day. Cell phones must be turned off and kept in student’s lockers/cubby throughout the day. Parents should contact the front office if they need to get a message to their child prior to dismissal.
*In order for carline procedures to run smoothly and without distractions, personal devices should remain in the students backpack at carline during pick up at the end of the day. Posted 1/23/13
Announcements, Information & Forms
Bayside Donates to Toys for Tots
In the spirit of the season, Bayside Academy fourth graders collected toys for Toys for Tots. They dropped off their donations at the local Fairhope Toys for Tots collection site. Among the donated items were bicycles, board games, and books. Posted 12/19/12
Caption: Bayside students Catherine Hawkins, Alayna Summersell, Grace Compton, Robert Compton, and Charles St. Pierre take donations to Toys for Tots.
Bayside Academy Students Paint Mural
Bayside Academy fourth graders recently created a mural that was installed in Head of School Peter Huestis’s office. The 16-piece mural, entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” is painted on tar paper with acryllic paint. Each three- to four-student group was assigned a portion of the book written by Robert Fulghum and collaborated to design the final illustration that would be a part of the mural. Posted 11/26/12
Giving of Thanks Food Drive
Bayside Academy held a Giving of Thanks Food Drive for the food pantry at Ecumenical Ministries. The school-wide competition resulted in a donation of more than 5,000 cans to the food pantry! See Full Story
Caption: Third graders Sarah Morgan, Claire Donald and Elliott Morgan helping stock shelves. Posted 11/21/12
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