Smith Academy News

Weekly community email for December 18th
Dec 18th   Good afternoon everyone. I hope that you are keeping warm and getting a chance to make the most of the recent snow! We are almost at the end of 2020 and I hope that our outlook will be brighter in all senses in 2021. As we edge closer to the December break, I would like to let you know that staff have been asked to ensure that students can maximize off-screen time as...
Please let us have some feedback before Thursday of this week
On Thursday, the HPS school committee will listen to alternatives to a basketball season. We would like to hear your input. Please complete the relevant survey: Parent/ Guardian survey Student survey
Weekly community email
Good afternoon everyone,    Thank you for your ongoing flexibility as we continue to adjust and refine ways to support learners and families.    As we journey deeper into this uncertain school year, I would encourage families and students to email staff for support whenever it is needed. In addition, please do take advantage of our district social emotional...
Grade 12 MCAS testing in January - important dates
Good morning,  Please make a note of the following dates in relation to the MCAS Legacy testing in January. Remember that you need to pass ELA and Math in order to graduate High School. Also please remember that there will be another testing session in the Spring should you be unsuccessful in January.  Math & ELA revision/ preparation: Wednesdays with Mr Brown & Dr. LeGrand...
MCAS announcement for Grade 11
  Good morning families,  Education Commissioner Jeff Riley announced updates to the MCAS testing schedule for Grade 11. Grade 12 who require MCAS in ELA and Math in order to graduate, will still test in January. Please note the following: January-February High School MCAS ELA and Mathematics Tests: Students in grade 11 (class of 2022) will no longer participate...
Good afternoon everyone,  You should have received a robocall from the district by now to let you know in-person learning will recommence for priority (four day a week) students only. Please also note that Jan 4th and 5th will also be in-person for priority students, with the exception of students in Grade 11/ 12 participating in the MCAS infrastructure tests - a test...
Blast from the past - Happier times for our Footballers and the cheer squad
Good afternoon everyone,  I hope that you had a restful and safe break last week and that you are ready for some snow this weekend!!! Please see below for items in relation to the week ahead. Best wishes Chris   Return to School Please be aware that the School Committee will be meeting tonight (Friday December 4th at 7pm) to make a decision on what school will look...
Please continue to practice good COVID physical and social health
Hello families, I want to wish everyone who is a part of Smith Academy a very restful and safe break over the next few days. Make some time to switch off and breathe in this difficult year. Please find below news items from this very short week. Best wishes Chris   Wednesday Schedule   As a reminder, tomorrow is a half day. Wednesday will run from 8:30-10:30...
Weekly community email
Good afternoon everyone,   I hope that you have had a good remote learning week and have adjusted to yet another challenge this year.   We have now started Q2 and it is more important than ever to maintain clear communication between families and teachers. Whilst the mode of school has changed, our message has not and we remain focussed on the three foundational pillars of...
Remote Learning Tips for SA students
Good morning everyone,  As we enter into a remote period, I wanted to share some tips for success that we have seen work well for remote learners. Keep in mind that every student and every family are different, and we all have different resources. That being said, here are some tips to help make the most out of the remote learning experience.    Set up a “school...

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