New Families

Welcome to Pinecrest Academy!

We are so pleased that you have chosen Pinecrest for the education of your children. This page has been created to provide information that will help you transition to the 2018-2019 school year as a new family at Pinecrest.

We know that you and your family have many questions as you prepare for the start of the new school year in a new school. We hope you find the information on this page helpful. If you have questions, please call us at 770.888.4477 or email Claire Wilson. We look forward to seeing you at Pinecrest very soon!

May God bless you and your family.

Important Dates:

Friday, August 3: New Student Orientation
Middle & High School Students
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Middle & High School Buildings (includes all current rising 6th and 9th grade students)

Sunday, August 5: New Parent BBQ

Wednesday, August 8: Meet & Greet - All Families (specific time to be announced via email)

Thursday, August 9: First Day School
8:30 - 10:30 am Orientation for all NEW PreK students (BLG B). Please RSVP to Dana Oshinski before August 6.
Kinder - 5th, Half Day
6th - 12th, Full Day

Friday, August 10th: PreK3 & 4, Half Day 8:00 - 10:00 am

Monday, August 13th: PreK3 & 4, Half Day 8:00 - 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 14th: All PreK students begin normail schedule

Curriculum Nights - Parents Meet the Teachers
Thursday, August 16: High School (9th-12th)
Thursday, August 23: Middle School (6th-8th)
Thursday, August 30: Lower School (PreK-5th)

Who to Contact

List of 11 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.

    All new Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be mailed a packet of summer work to their home address. If you have not yet received this packet, please contact Melissa McWaters at mmcwaters@pinecrestacademy.org.
  • 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.

    Please contact Marion Metz with any questions.