Headwaters families are invited to our annual Community Picnic on Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The picnic brings together families past, present, and future for a celebration of our community at the end of the school year. Join us for food, music, swimming, games, and more!
Details to come in early 2024.
Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors
The Community Picnic is a large gathering for our community to connect with one another and celebrate another school year nearly completed. This is a great opportunity for brand visibility to the hundreds of families that will be attending.
Thank you to our amazing 2023 sponsors! Be sure to learn more about each one below!
As a reminder, the picnic is rain or shine, but if there is serious weather, we will use our Emergency Text Alert System to reach out via the email or phone number you provided when purchasing your ticket. If the weather is severe, look for a text, email, and on social media the morning of.
For current community members who already receive our Emergency Text Alert Message, there is nothing further to do. If you are a new community member who purchased tickets, please opt in by texting "YES" to 79041. Learn more about our Emergency Text Alert system at this link.
Shady Springs is a 20-acre property located about 15 minutes from downtown, close to the airport. The location includes a large indoor dancehall with stage, swimming pools for all ages, sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, horseshoe pits, a playscape with a slide and swings, a bounce house, 8-hole miniature golf course, tons of shaded picnic tables, and a large field for games and sports.
There is an on-site bath house with two restrooms inside. There is also a stand-alone ADA-compliant bathroom.
There are plenty of shaded picnic tables and indoor picnic tables for attendees. Keep an eye out for a flag with your class! There is also a big field perfect for a picnic blanket.
Other local businesses nearby are Callahan’s General Store, Hi Sign Brewery, Live Oak Brewing, a P. Terry’s, and Carson Creek Ranch.
We will have parking attendants to help maximize the parking area to it’s capacity. Please drive slowly down the driveway and at the fork, please take a left towards the parking lot. If the main lot fills, we have an overflow lot that we will direct guests to on-site.
There will be limited handicapped parking at the venue. If you require handicapped parking, please bring your placard.
At the larger fenced-in swimming pool (3 ft to 9 ft) there will be a lifeguard provided by Shady Springs staff. At the two smaller water areas (wading pool and splash pad), there are no lifeguards on staff.
We ask that parents supervise their own children anytime they are near water.
Yes! We welcome our new families to join us at the Picnic for a fun casual way to meet community members. We'll even have up signs for each current grade level so you can find some people in your child's grade.
Accessibility: There are handicap parking spaces available, and a ramp into the barn. The ground is uneven and gravelly in spot. Please let us know if you would like to make a plan.
Service Animals Service animals are allowed, but please let us know if you plan on bringing your service animal. The ADA defines a service animal as "dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities." Further, "A service animal must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks."
We request any service animals are clearly marked with a proper vest. You will also be asked these two questions: 1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? 2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
Please note, no pets allowed are allowed at Shady Springs. Per the ADA, "Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA." At this time, emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not covered by the ADA.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters School does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local law in its admissions, financial aid, hiring, or board membership processes.