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SMA School Update

St. Michael's Academy will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

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Registration paperwork and deposits were due on May 1st.
 Please make every effort to mail in your registration materials as soon as possible. Registration materials received after May 1st will be subject to a $200 deposit for the first child.

Yearbooks may still be ordered by mailing a check for $26 per book to St. Michael's Academy with a note that it's for a yearbook. The order has been placed but extras were included in the order. We have been notified by the yearbook company that there has been a delay in printing due to Covid-19. The expected shipment date is June 24th. When yearbooks arrive, we will contact parents for pick-up.


All teachers and staff are working from home and available through email.  If you need an email, please go to the "About" section and click on the staff listing. You will find an email address below each staff photo.Teachers are currently using Google classroom to assign daily lessons for their students. They will also continue to use Zoom for video conferencing a minimum of once per week for live learning as well. If you are NOT receiving lessons, it is crucial that you email your child's teacher directly. We may not have an updated email address for you.


Our last day of school will be Friday, June 12th. We will continue regular work assignments until Friday, May 29th. During the last two weeks of school, students will be assigned remedial work. Assuming social distancing guidelines will be slightly relaxed on May 18th, we have a TENTATIVE plan to have teachers in school during the first two weeks of June and individual appointments will be made with each family to come in sometime during those two weeks to have students return books, collect their personal items, and hopefully to provide some type of closure experience for both teacher and student to a very bizarre end of school year. (More information to follow as we see what we are allowed to do.)

The last day for Grade 8 students will be Friday, June 5th. We would like to have some type of (virtual) graduation ceremony with our students, but do not have a plan as of yet. A TENTATIVE date of June 8th, in the evening, has been reserved for this purpose.

Grading for the end of the year will consist of a combination of the following:

- completed remote learning work,
- grades for the completed remote learning work,
- any additional student work completed at home (a due date will be determined for that work)
- grades that were earned during the third quarter when we were still in school (these may receive extra weight).

The teachers will look at all of this work through the lens of effort. Effort is comprised of participation by the student, communication with the teacher and improvement (fast or slow) in transitioning to remote learning.

Admissions questions may be directed to n.coley@smaspringfield.org and we will continue to accept applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Please communicate by email.

Updates will continue to be provided as they are received from the Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Daniel Baillargeon. Links to these communications can be found below


Thank you and let's all stay healthy!


 


Updated 5/19/20 at 1:20 p.m.



Superintendent's letter to families-4.21.20
Superintendent Letter to families 4.15.20.
Superintendent's letter to families - 3.25.20
Superintendent's letter to families - 3.30.20
Continuity of Learning: Guidance For Parents