The Principal's Desk
We want to welcome back all our students and families and a special welcome to our new students and new parents who are just entering SMSA. Our first day of school is Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Parents are welcome to come into the school when bringing their sons and daughters to their first day at SMSA.
When students enter the school there will be signs and staff members directing students where to go to pick up their schedules. Locker assignments and lock combinations will be on the schedule. Usually we have all middle school students (grades 6, 7 and 8) pick up their schedules in the gym. Our freshman and sophomores go to the field house and juniors and seniors will pick up their schedules in the MCH. We expect students to be in full and complete uniform on the first day. There are some exceptions and we usually give new students about a week’s grace period. We thoroughly communicate what the expectations are in terms of uniform. When a students come to us they know what the uniform is and as a condition to attending SMSA you have agreed to follow our uniform policy. There are no exceptions and there is no reason for returning students not to be in full and complete uniform on August 30th.
We look forward to the start of a most successful year. Regardless of the past, every single person has a new start on August 30th. Make the most of it. A special mention to seniors who many have been with us for as long as 4 years all the way up to 7 years. I hope and wish you the very best year and want you to make it a memorable year. You know we expect nothing less than a 100% graduation rate and a 100% college application and college acceptance rate.