• Spartan Back to School Update: August 7, 2022

    We are looking forward to welcoming students back in a few weeks! 

    Below are a few updates as we prepare to kick off another fabulous year on Dixon Drive!


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    August 8: Senior Parking Pass Pick-Up 9-11am

    August 9: Junior Parking Pass Pick-Up 9-11am

    August 10: Parking Pass Pick-Up all students

    August 16: Review Class Schedule in PowerSchool

    August 19: First home football game of Fall 22

    August 24: New Student Orientation (Registration Required)

    August 29: First Day of School!

    August 29: PSAT Registration Opens




    Apply for Free/Reduced School Meal Benefits

    Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, full-paid breakfast will be $1.75, and lunch will be $3.25.

    MySchoolApps is the fast and secure way to apply for free and reduced school meals online - this application must be completed prior to the start of the 22-23 school year.https://www.myschoolapps.com/

    Paper applications are available at ALL Wake County Public Schools, Crossroads, and at Central Office, or you can call 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 to have one mailed to you.

    For families who completed the 2021-22 meal benefits application, the eligibility benefit will be effective for their student's first 30 school days of the 2022-2023 school year.


    Schedule Change Requests

    Students can view schedules in PowerSchool beginning Tuesday, August 16. Course balancing and other additional changes in the master schedule may cause some schedules to alter prior to the first day of school.


    Students will be expected to honor their course selections already made. While general schedule change requests will NOT be accepted, course corrections will be made for students who have any of the circumstances below:

    • Specific course(s) needed for promotion and/or graduation.
    • Student is scheduled for a course that was not requested (primary and alternate course requests will be used to verify).
    • Student is scheduled for a course in which he/she already has credit.
    • Student does not meet the prerequisite for scheduled course (i.e. did not earn credit in needed course).
    • If space is available, students who desire to increase rigor may be able to change a core course.


    To request a schedule change based on above criteria, click here



    At Sanderson, we believe every student should be in class every day to maximize learning. Please review these procedures (also on our website) for checking students out of class and policies regarding excused & unexcused absences.


    Do you have a rising 9th grader or a student new to Sanderson High School?

    Sign them up to attend our New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am on 8/24/22. This event is for students only, however, there is an optional PTO Parent Information Session from 12:00 to 12:30 in the auditorium.  Register your child for orientation today using this link.



    Carpool users must enter Dixon Dr. via North Hills Dr.  See map HERE.

    Turn left into the Sanderson parking lot from Dixon Dr.

    Follow the cones and turn left into the drop off/pick up zone.

    Important for student safety!

    Do not use student parking lot OR bus lot as a drop off location.

    Do not utilize Bexley Springs retirement community or Dixon Drive as drop-off location.



    The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on October 12, 2022 at Sanderson to any students who register to take the test. There is a $18 fee for all students in 9th and 10th grade, and all 11th graders whose GPA falls below the cutoff. 11th graders with qualifying GPAs will be able to test free of charge. The GPA cutoff will be included in the registration information. Registration will be online on the Sanderson website and open from Monday, August 29 through Tuesday, September 13 at 11:59pm. No late registrations will be accepted. Please email mlumsden@wcpss.net with any questions.


    Athletic Updates


    Support the Sanderson Athletic Club (SAC)




                  Remember to purchase tickets online in advance with Go Fan!



    All Athletes need to complete DragonFly Registration


    JUST FOR SENIORS – Class of 2023



    Order your ’23 inspired class shirt online!


    Decorate your senior parking spot!

    Sunday 28th CHALK ONLY.  Any permanent paint will be assessed a fee for property damage. Our new Spartan Student Store will have 20ct sidewalk chalk boxes for sale during senior shirt pick up on the 24th!! $4 and supports SHS directly.


    Reminder for Senior Breakfast & Caravan

    The caravan permission forms MUST be completed and brought TO THE BREAKFAST at Trinity Baptist Church on August 29th by the student in order to get a caravan ticket for the student's vehicle windshield. The Permission Form is available online here.


    Class of 2023 Immunization Requirements

    North Carolina law requires all rising 12th graders to receive a meningococcal vaccine booster before starting 12th grade. The vaccination must be done before the 22-23 school year begins.


    Parents will need to provide a copy of their child’s immunization record showing proof that the meningococcal vaccine has been completed prior to the first day of school.  This is a 2-dose immunization; the 1st dose was required in the 7th grade in Wake County schools.  More information here.




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