Dear SouthLake Christian Families,

As we head into Labor Day weekend, I am grateful to you for a remarkably smooth and peaceful start to the academic year. I know the first few weeks of school can be stressful as you learn new teachers, schedules, technologies, and logistics. Whenever you run into difficulty, our administrative team is here to help so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. If you aren’t sure who to contact, let me know and I’ll point you in the right direction.

Moms in Prayer
Beginning September 8, Moms in Prayer will meet on the second and fourth Thursday morning of each month to spend an hour praying for SouthLake students, faculty, and administration. Moms in Prayer is an international, Christ Centered, interdenominational prayer ministry made up of moms and grandmothers who desire to pray for children in schools. Moms in Prayer will meet at The Gathering Place, the house located adjacent to campus behind our large playground. You may park along the gravel drive leading to the house. If you have any questions, please email Jeanie Mason at

Parents Bible Study
Beginning September 9, and each Friday morning this semester, we will host a Bible study for parents in the First Building Sanctuary at 8:00 AM. SouthLake Church Pastor Dan King and I will share leadership responsibilities. If you’ve ever wondered what your students are learning in Bible class and chapel, or if you have not found a church in the area, we invite you to join us. We know many of you work so we will keep our meeting time to 30 minutes.

Picture Day
Picture Day will be Thursday, September 8 for grades JK-4, and Friday September 9 for grades 5-11. These pictures will appear on ID cards and in our yearbook, and proofs will be available online for parents who may wish to purchase prints, holiday cards, banners, etc. Please be sure your children are in full dress uniform on the appropriate day. For more information about full dress uniforms, see our website under the Campus Life tab, under School Uniforms. In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule picture day and notify you by text alert.

Rule number one for carline – don’t change lanes. We double stack our carline to minimize congestion on the main road, and we move each line forward in the order cars arrive. Changing lanes disrupts the process and usually means you wait longer. You should feel no pressure to arrive early for carline. Typically carline takes less than 10 minutes if you arrive at the designated time. If you arrive excessively early, the process takes you longer and you may get mixed in with traffic from an earlier dismissal. It may seem confusing when you see an adjacent line moving while you’re sitting still, but trust the process. There is a method to the madness.

That’s all for now.


Matthew S. Kerlin, Ph.D.
Head of School
SouthLake Christian Academy

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