Smith Academy News

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...
Ian Guzowski has been selected to be the 2021 Project 351 Ambassador for Smith Academy
    Ian Guzowski has been selected as Project 351 Ambassador for Smith Academy and Hatfield for 2021. This is a very important statewide organization, key to the development of leadership development and school-based service and as a school, we are very proud to have Ian represent the students of our community.  
A Falcon, the Smith Academy mascot
Good morning everyone,   Thank you for your flexibility in switching from priority students to 100% remote for the next two days. Our apologies for the inconvenience and I look forward to the return to priority students in-person on Tuesday.   Health and Safety is our primary concern in maintaining in-person learning opportunities for as many students as we can. Having the...
First community email of 2021
Good afternoon everyone,  I hope that you have had a good first week back to school in 2021, in-person or remote.  Please find below information related to upcoming events at SA. Keep well Best Chris The School committee voted to continue with priority students only in person until Jan 21 when, pending metrics, we will return to a full hybrid model. Please...
School updates from the School Committee meeting of Jan 5th
Good morning,  The HPS School Committee voted last night on what school will look like at SA in the light of current COVID data trends.  Please be aware of the following:   From Jan 7 - 20th In-person: Priority Students only (This is a continuation of what is currently happening) Cohort A and Cohort B: 100% remote   Jan 21st onward (To be...
Weekly community email
Good afternoon everyone,  I want to wish you and your families well for the December holiday and to thank you for your ongoing flexibility as we continue to venture into the unknown. Please take the time to switch off and recharge over the break.  Here are important dates for the first month of 2021! Best wishes Chris   Latest newsletter from Dr. McEvoy...

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