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An update from NAP on COVID (November 18th)
November 18th Please find below a COVID update from NAP (Northampton Area Pediatrics) that I thought it would be useful to share with the SA community.  An update on the most recent new developments regarding Covid-19 in our area and at NAP. We are seeing more cases of infection, but we are all very hopeful that this “wave” will not result in as many cases as the first wave. We...
2020/21 MCAS information for parents
MCAS information for 2020/21   The state has announced that MCAS testing will go ahead as planned this academic year. In addition to regular testing in grades 7-10, an additional computer based testing session has been created specifically for students in Grade 11 who were unable to take MCAS this past year. Further guidance as well as testing dates will be forthcoming from the...
You can buy your own SA mask and build community spirit
The Smith Academy Student Council are selling custom masks with the school logo. Perfect for showing school spirit when you are in and out of the building! The masks have adjustable ear loops and an adjustable nose piece. We’re selling them for $8.00 USD. Proceeds will go to the student council.     Supplies are limited, so if you’re interested, please fill out the...
Q1 School Council Meeting report
The Smith Academy School Council met yesterday. Thank you for everyone who participated, I am highly appreciative of your time and input in the service of students. Please find the presentation made during the meeting, here.  Please find minutes (Thank you Ben C!) here. The next meeting will be scheduled for January and an agenda and meeting link shared beforehand.   
This is an opportunity for you to join the Smith Academy School Council for 2020/21
Smith Academy School Council positions available for 2020/21 It is important to us that we are fully informed when considering decisions that may impact the educational journey of each student at Smith Academy. For this reason I would encourage parents, families and members of the Smith Academy community to consider joining the School Council for 2020/21. Being a part of the council...
Erin with her winning design
Hello everyone,  I hope that you are making the best of the break and continue to wash hands, wear masks and social distance.  Below are some updates in relation to July. Please email me with any questions or concerns. Best wishes Chris Return to School HPS staff and admin continue to work with community members on the three return to school models required by...
Emily collects her HS diploma from Mr Roberts & Mr Buckland
      Good afternoon,  I am sure that everyone is relieved that this is the last Friday email and that Monday is the last day of the academic year for 2019/2020. I wanted to take this last opportunity to thank all members of the SA community for their flexibility, understanding, empathy and support of each other during this very...
Smith Academy students taking a break from community service projects in Costa Rica
Dear Smith Academy community,  I hope that you all enjoyed a restful break and are ready to jump into the fray of the last few months of school.  February saw 18 students and 3 staff members visit Costa Rica to practice their Spanish and complete community service projects, the completion of the basketball season and continued rehearsal  for the Spring musical, 110 In The...
MIAA Ambassadors with the cans they have collected so far
Dear Smith Academy community,  I hope you have enjoyed a great start to the decade!   We have almost reached the midway point in the academic school year and it is impossible to completely capture everything that happens at Smith Academy in a single newsletter. Below is a smattering of news items from January. MIAA ambassador can drive UMASS Women's Basketball event...
Smith Academy As Schools Match Wits team
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and SA community members, I hope that you are enjoying the holiday season. Please find information and upcoming events for the month of January.  Best wishes Chris Buckland   Grade 8 Washington Trip An information evening is scheduled for January 8th, 6 - 7pm in the library for parents and students in Grade 8 interested in going on the...

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