Smith Academy News

Weekly community email
  Good afternoon everyone,   I hope that you have had a great week.   I also wanted to thank students, families and staff for their ongoing patience and flexibility as we learn to simultaneously build and fly our hybrid plane. I am sure that there will be bumps and the occasional bit of fog, but I am confident that with transparent communication we...
  Good afternoon everyone,   Well, we made it through the first week!!!   Thanks for your ongoing flexibility as we explore this brave new world together. Everybody in the state is in the same situation and I know that we are thankful for the support of the students and families at SA as we find our groove.   Remember, our focus for the year is...
Welcome to the new school year!
Sept 10th   Welcome to Smith Academy, 2020/21   Good afternoon everyone,    As you may have gathered, things are slightly different this year!   The good news is that we are all in the same boat. Administrators have been working on what school will look like, teachers have been working on what classes will be like and students and families have...
Community forum last night about the return to school
Thanks to everyone who came to the Q and A last night.  Please find a link to the Q and A, here.  I will schedule another one for later in September Best Chris
Don't forget the Q and A tonight!
Good morning everyone,  Please be aware that student schedules are 99% ready. In order to eliminate confusion, these will now not be shared via the portal. Instead, families will receive the following via email: A line schedule of all classes for your student this year. Each class has a corresponding A-D letter A blank template with classes assigned A-D Students should have...
School starts for all students on Sept 14th
Good morning everyone, I hope that you are well and looking forward to school starting on September 14th.  I can appreciate that this will be a frustrating year for many reasons and hope that we can continue to support each other as things evolve over time.  Please contact me by email with questions or concerns. Best Chris  ...
Smith Academy will be open to students starting from Sept 14th
The Hatfield School Committee voted last night on a phased approach to getting students back to school at Smith Academy Grades 7-12: September 14th: Special Populations only: To attend school in-person, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and remote on Wednesday. Everyone else will start school remote. (School administration will be contacting families in the upcoming week) ...
  Covid testing locations MedExpress Urgent Care Hadley, MA 424 Russell Street, Hadley MA 413-253-0483 Mon-Sun 8:00am-8:00 pm Referral and appointment not required.  Does accept MassHealth Free testing is not available for uninsured.   Please also use this resource:  COVID-19 Test Site Locator - MEMA GIS & Mapping memamaps.maps.arcgis.com...
There are a lot of unknowns surrounding our return to school for 2020/20201
The only certainty is uncertainty! There is a lot of confusion surrounding the start of the 2020/21 school year. I am hopeful that this brief document will provide a little bit more clarity with the understanding that more details are as yet, unresolved. Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility. July 21 st school committee meeting The administration team...
The class of 2020 celebrate at graduation
The graduation event for the class of 2020 was held this past weekend.  Please find below speeches from Maggie Hession (Third Honors), Tia Lee (Salutatorian) and Riley DiPillo (Valedictorian). Maggie's speech I want to start off by saying thank you to everybody that came to  support our class at this relatively non traditional graduation ceremony. I  want to thank Mr....

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