Smith Academy News

A skeleton observes a student conducting an experiment during a chemistry class
Good morning everyone, A lot has happened in the last few days and my thanks in advance for reading through this email carefully.  Please remember that there is no school for students tomorrow due to staff professional development.  Do reach out with questions or concerns. Best Chris Return to School planning DESE issued guidance on March 9th about returning to...
Athletes returned to training this week! Go Falcons!!!
    Good morning everyone, I hope that you are well. Please read the important information below relating the week ahead. Don't forget that Friday March 12th is a Staff PD day and there will be no live, remote or in-person instruction. Students are encouraged to use this day to get off screens! Do email with any questions or concerns. Best Chris...
MCAS testing information for this year!
Good morning everyone, Please read this email carefully. It contains information about the upcoming MCAS tests as well as a Technology survey that we would like you to complete. Thanks Chris When are the MCAS tests? Please use  this link for our schedule for MCAS testing in Grades 7,8,9,10 & 11.   Which tests will I take?   Grade 7: ELA and...
Ms. M's brilliant mosaic at the front of the school
Good afternoon everyone,   I hope that you are having a good week and enjoying the bursts of sunshine that are happily punctuating our days.   Thank you in advance for your patience in reading through this email. It outlines some of the ways that SA staff continues to work hard to accommodate all learners and all SEL and academic needs.   I am sending this out on...
Will the snow thaw before Fall II starts on March 1st?
Good morning everyone, I hope that you are enjoying some down time. Please find some info about the week ahead, below. Whilst the COVID numbers seem to be continuing to drop, I would urge everyone to continue to follow CDC guidelines on wearing masks, distancing and frequent hand washing. Please do also communicate any health concerns, or news of any travel out of state, to Nurse...
A painting of the original Smith Academy building, now the Town Hall
Good morning everyone, My apologies in advance for this rather lengthy email and thanks for your patience in getting through it all. I hope that you are looking forward to the long weekend and getting some rest. I do appreciate that the pandemic continues to make life very difficult and stressful for students, families and staff. The middle of February is a tough time of year and please...
Angela Rivero: GCC Bright Lights Diversity award winner
Good afternoon everyone,    I hope that you are well and are looking forward to the February vacation.  Please do continue to communicate health concerns and out of state travel plans to Nurse Martha. We rely on your support in keeping SA open.   Below are events and information for the week ahead.   Do email with any questions or concerns...
SA MIAA Ambassadors recently attended a virtual summit on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Photo taken pre-COVID)
Good morning everyone,    It is great to see lots of our students back in the building again and we hope that, as conditions allow, we will continue to move cautiously towards "normal life" as far as we are able to.   Thanks for continuing to support our focus on the health and safety of everyone in the building by reminding your children to continue to wear masks above...
Students should enter via their grade level doors between 8:20 & 8:29
Good morning everyone,  Last night the school committee voted to return to full hybrid in the district. This means that we will revert to the model we last had in place on Nov 10th 2020. Please remember that: Before you arrive in person, you are asked to complete this daily symptom tracker. Remember, if your child is experiencing any symptoms, please contact the school nurse...
Snow covered soccer pitches at Smith Academy
Good afternoon everyone,    I hope that you have had a good week.  Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to adapt to the challenges of Covid. Please be aware that we will remain in-person for Priority Students only on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The School Committee will meet on Tuesday evening to vote on the instructional model for Thursday onwards and you...

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