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New Families

Welcome to Pinecrest Academy!

Welcome to the New Families section of the Pinecrest Academy website, which will help you navigate the 2019-2020 school year.


We have a number of events in place to assist you with your transition, including new parent orientations, student orientation before the beginning of school, new parent BBQ, and curriculum nights during the first few weeks of school.

Any items requiring password protection are located within the Paladin Portal including student/parent directories to ensure the privacy of our families. In the Paladin Portal, you will also find several Resource Boards including one entitled New Family Information. Here you will find several of the links below including Health Forms and Uniform requirements.

We hope you find this information useful, and we look forward to seeing you around campus very soon!

Dates for New Families

April 25th - Parent Orientation of NEW Students

August 2nd -  New Student Orientation for Middle and High School Students

August 2nd - New Parent Orientation - Second Round Orientation for parents of new students enrolling from May thru July

August 7th - Meet & Greet (meet your teachers, receive schedules, make and renew friendships)

August 6th - PreK 3 & 4 Orientation with PreK Teachers
For all NEW PreK Students and Parents 8:30-10:30 am.
PLEASE RSVP TO Madeliene Flanigan, Lower School Principal, before August 1st.

August 8th - First Day of School for 6th-12th FULL Day, K-5th HALF Day

August 8  - First Day of School for Prek 3 & 4 First Day of School - Half of the Class - 8:00am-10:00am

August 9th - First Day of School for PreK 3 & 4, Second Day of School - Half of the Class – 8:00am-10:00am
August 11th - New Parent BBQ

August 12th
- First REGULAR School Day - PreK

August 22nd
- Middle School Curriculum Night

August 29th
- High School Curriculum Night

September 5th
- Lower School Curriculum Night

To see more events please view our
Events Calendar.
Ambassador Programs to Welcome NEW Families

Student Ambassadors
Every NEW Middle and High School student will be assigned a Student Ambassador to welcome them to Pinecrest Academy. These are current students who have been selected and trained by the Administration to serve as Ambassadors to  our new students. During the summer, the Ambassadors will reach out to their new student and will also attend the fall New Middle  and High School Student Orientation with their new student.

New Parent Ambassadors
The New Parent Ambassadors are made up of parent volunteers from each of our school’s grades. These families have joined together to help all new parents and families feel welcomed but also to provide a forum to ask questions and obtain information in a timely manner. For example, existing parents are a great source for information about uniforms, enrolling for hot lunch, navigating the carpool process, and other insider information that they can share on a personal level.

New Parent Ambassadors will begin to reach out to all new parents over the summer.

The 2019 - 2020 New Parent Ambassador list with contact information can be found on the Paladin Portal under New Families.

Who to Contact

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

General F.A.Q.

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Where can I purchase uniforms?

    We are happy to announce a new partnership with Mills Uniform Company, a school uniform provider in business since 1947. Mills has an excellent reputation for outstanding customer service. They maintain a retail store in Sandy Springs, have a dedicated web store for online shopping, and also offer on-campus events, where a fully-stocked Mills Mobile Store will visit Pinecrest Academy.

    Also, please be aware that our Paladin Spirit Shop is a great resource for many gently used uniform items. The Shop is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2-3:30pm
  • Does my child have required summer homework and where can I find it?

    All rising 1st-12th grade students (new and returning) will complete grade level specific summer work.

    Please log in to the portal and click on the "Resources" tab to find posts for Lower School, Middle School, and High School summer work and required reading. (Summer work will be available in May.)

    All new Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be mailed a packet of summer work to their home address.
  • Does Pinecrest offer summer camps and where do I go to sign up?

    Our camps build virtue, confidence and friendships while teaching new skills in a fun, safe environment. We offer sports camps and specialty camps, PreK-High School. All camp counselors have undergone background checks and our camp directors are CPR certified.

    For more information or to download the summer camps brochure and register, please visit our Summer Camps page on the Pinecrest website.
     
    If you have any questions about our summer camp program, please contact Ryan Weingart.
  • Where can I find the health forms that need to be completed for my child?

    All student medical information can now be completed in our online medical information system, Magnus SMR. 

    You can access your Magnus SMR account by logging in to the Community Portal (available at the top of the home page of the Pinecrest website) and clicking on Resources. On the Resources Board, you will find a post titled “Magnus Health SMR”.  Clicking on that post will log you into your account.

    For your convenience, forms that require a doctor's signature can be downloaded under "Health Forms".
  • How do I register my child for sports?

    Click the link below to access our online sports registration site.  You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.

    Questions concerning sports registration can be addressed to Susan Hayes.

    Sports registration

Lower School F.A.Q.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Where can I find information about the Aftercare Program?

    Our Aftercare program offers a variety of academic, recreational, cultural and community activities tailored to the ages and needs of the children entrusted to our care.

    Aftercare is open from 2:45 - 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 1:45-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Information about our Aftercare program and registration forms can be found by clicking on the "Aftercare" post under the "Resources" tab.
  • How do I order textbooks and school supplies for my LS student?

    Pinecrest Academy has partnered with EduKits to provide customized school supply packs for every PK- 5th grade student. These prepackaged school supply kits are built to match each teacher’s supply list and filled with brand name school supplies. Student supply packs will be ordered by the school and delivered to the classrooms prior to Meet and Greet. Parents will purchase supply packs from the school for $50 per student. The business office will send an invoice.

    The only items you will need to purchase for your child will be a book bag and a lunchbox (if needed). You can enjoy your summer knowing that all of your children’s school supply needs will be delivered to their classrooms in time for Meet and Greet!
  • How does my 4th/5th grade student sign up for the LS Band program?

    Rising 4th and 5th grade students may choose to take either Music or Band.  Families will be given an opportunity to sign their student up during the first 2 weeks of school.  All students are registered into Music the first two weeks of the school year and then those taking band will be assigned to a band class.​

    Questions about the band program can be directed to Mr. Thomas Kieffer.  Questions about the music program can be directed to Mrs. Audene Sotola.

Middle School F.A.Q.

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

High School F.A.Q.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Where do I find my HS student's class schedule?

    Families will need to contact the school for a hard copy of your child's schedule for ordering books, etc.  
     
  • How do I purchase textbooks for my HS student?

    Pinecrest has chosen Follett Virtual Bookstores to manage the course materials for the school. Follett works with the school administration to build the book-list for each course and then makes these books available via this bookstore website. Follett stocks books in our Aurora, Illinois warehouse and ships direct to the address you specify. 
    Books will be available on our virtual campus website.

    We encourage you to sign up for the bookstore email mailing list to receive direct notification from Follett about upcoming promotions, buyback events, book availability and other reminders. Sign up today

    Please visit the "Follett Books" post under "Resources" in the community portal for detailed information.

  • How does my HS student get a parking permit?

    The parking permit application is done online and will be available to high school students early summer.