SMA 2020-21 Reopening Plan

Welcome Back, Wildcats!

We care, we're prepared, and we're here to support everyone in the St. Mary's Academy community upon our reopening. As always, we're dedicated to having a highly supportive learning environment. We are making full use of our beautiful, 24-acre campus for our full program on site. We are also stretching miles beyond, as we introduce innovative, remote learning technology options in every classroom.  Below are our Readiness to Reopen plans designed to meet our guiding principles: to be back together as a community; to have proper protocols and logistics in place to keep our students, faculty and staff safe; to establish classroom and procedures to facilitate and forward learning; and to be innovative and flexible in delivering an outstanding program to all our students.

SMA 2020-21 Readiness to Reopen Plans

First page of the PDF file: SMAReadinessPlan_Pre-K
First page of the PDF file: RevSMAReadinessPlan_LowerSchool
First page of the PDF file: SMAReadinessPlan_MiddleSchool
First page of the PDF file: SMAReadinessPlan_HighSchool

Plan de Preparación para la Reapertura

6-8 Grados

9-12 Grados

2020-2021 Forms & Online Portals Access

The St. Mary's Academy IT team has been hard at work this summer upgrading on-line capabilities for our families. For example, you can now complete and submit all necessary health related forms online through our new system, SchoolDocs.

  • All parents will receive an email inviting you to log in and join SchoolDocs (more info available in the step by step guide linked below.) If you have not yet received your invitation email, please email helpdesk@smanet.org.
  • Health Services information, as well as all health related forms, are available via the Finalsite Parent Portal. See the Community Portals link above in the navigation bar.
  • The General Information Form is due for all families by Friday, July 31. If not received by 7/31, your contact information on enrollment forms for the previous year's directory will be used.
  • Families in Pre-K: please refer to the forms that were emailed directly to you by Pre-K Director, Johnnie Romano. Those forms can be uploaded into the SchoolDocs system upon completion.

We are also ensuring all parent accounts are current and comprehensive. There are a few actions we need all SMA families to complete in order to get started for the 2020-2021 school year.

Perform the steps linked below for each parent/guardian who wishes access to SMA's on-line portals.

Online portals sign up guide

SMA's Summer 2020 Mailings with Our Back-to-School Basics

Click here for Message #1 sent 6/23/20

Click here for Message #2 sent 7/20/20

SMA Lunch Programs for 2020-21

Grateful Plate is providing individual box lunches, plus drinks and extras, for Lower School and Middle School students this year. Please order at least 36 hours in advance. Follow the links below for more information. You can find these same links on your Resource pages for Lower School and Middle School. Grateful Plate Food Preparation Policy 2020-21Grateful Plate Sign-up & Ordering Guide 2020-21

The High School continues its SMArket lunch program with local restaurants, including Modern Market, Chipotle, China Beijing Restaurant, Tokyo Joe's, Noodles and Black Jack Pizza. It will be cash-free this year, so families will need to have a debit account established. Please follow this link for information. 

Supply Lists for Lower School, Middle School and High School 2020-21

Please note that families in the Lower School and Middle School are asked to provide two extra storage containers/baskets this year. 

Lower School Pre-K to 5 List

Middle School 6-8 List

List Addendum for Personal Storage Baskets

High School 9-12 List

SMA's CHSAA 2020-21 Sports Schedule

Click here for the High School schedule. This information can also be found on the Athletics Page under Resources.

Technology Overview & Acceptable Use Agreements

Below you will find SMA's Technology Overview, Acceptable Use Agreement for all Middle School & High School Students, and rental request forms for devices, if needed. Please review all and fill out the Acceptable Use Agreement and rental requests by 7/31. Distribution details for devices will be shared at a later date. 

Technology Overview 2020-2021

Acceptable Use Agreement (Grades 6-12) 2020-2021

MS Chromebook Rental Agreement Form 2020-2021

HS Laptop Rental Agreement Form  2020-2021

Guides for New Families


Below are quick links for new families, prepared by SMA families. Find out all the need-to-know information and ways to become engaged in our community!

SMA Pre-K New Family Handbook 2020-21

SMA Pre-K New Family Handbook Addendum 2020-21

SMA Lower School New Family Guide 2020-21

SMA Middle School New Family Guide 2020-21

SMA High School New Family Guide 2020-21

Keeping Healthy: Mind and Body Resources

Our Prayer at Reopening

 

Loving God,

We soon return to our beloved SMA campus, confident that you will  give us strength, turn anxiety into confidence, and inspire us to welcome the blessings hidden among the challenges.

We pray that relaxing times over the summer energize families and faculty for this new school year.

We pray that our students experience a joyful new beginning, surrounded by the love and goodness of their friends and teachers.

We pray for families in our community whose livelihoods are threatened by COVID-19.

We pray for health in body and spirit for people suffering and dying from illness and injustice.

We pray that our fidelity to the Loretto School Values helps create a world of justice and peace. 

We place before you our hopes for this new school year and trust in your presence among us.

Amen

 

SMA Statue of Mary

 

Admissions Office 

The Admissions Office continues to connect virtually and welcomes interest for the 2020-2021 school year in select grade levels of each division. Learn about how our Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice and respect thrive in a traditional school day.

Connect with our Admissions Team today.