2/22/22

 

2/11/22

Good Afternoon and Happy Friday from Smith Academy. 

I’d like to start this update with a heartfelt thank you to the students, staff, and community here at Smith Academy as I have made my shift. I am continually impressed by the caliber of young men and women in this community, they are kind, polite and engaging, and I am very lucky that I get to serve here. I was fortunate to be able to attend this week’s Senior Night for boys basketball, and look forward to celebrating our senior girls basketball players this weekend. 

Covid Update: 

Earlier this week, the following communication was sent home from Superintendent Wood: 

We are embarking on a new phase of the Covid Response. The links below are for to opt-in form to both pooled testing, done each Tuesday, and also allowing test kits to go home for personal use every Friday (suggested.)  Use this  test kit sooner if symptoms develop or if you have a known exposure.

If you have already signed up for pool testing you still need to complete the form for test kits to be sent home.  If you have not signed up for pool testing, please consider doing it, now.  

You only need to report "positive" results to your school's medical staff. You may do it through a phone call to the nurse or using this link.  There are two tests in each kit.  One for each week.  A new kit will be given to you, sent home via your student every two weeks.  More instructions will be forthcoming with the kits.  

We strongly encourage you to participate in both weekly pool testing and the at home test kits.  If you are already signed up for pool testing, but don't want the test kits, you don't need to do anything.  If you just want the test kits, please complete the form to indicate this.  

We will be doing the test and stay up through February 18th.  After that we will no longer be informing parents of COVID -19 close contacts.  We will notify you if your child is in a pool test that comes back positive.

Opt - In Form - At-Home Tests

CIC Health Consent - For Pooled Testing

AT HOME TEST Kits

If you signed up for the AT HOME TEST Kits, they will be placed in your student’s backpack on Thursdays.  First one will be Thursday, February 17th.  Please use one test each Friday.  There are two tests in each box.  It is an orange and white box and if it comes home opened please contact your school nurse or school principal.  You only need to let the nurse know if it is positive.  Thank you so much for your participation in this key process to keeping everyone healthy. 

Important Dates: 

February 11th-

Boys JV and V basketball vs. Athol- Away 5:30 and 7:00. 

Girls Basketball vs. Renaissance- Away 4:00 Bus leaves at 2:30

February 12th-

Ice Hockey vs. E. Longmeadow 6:30 Home. 

Boys V and JV Basketball vs. Mt. Greylock away 9:00 and 10:30

February 13th-

Girls JV and V vs. Athol Home 9:00 and 10:30 SENIOR DAY!

Boys JV and V vs. Franklin Tech. 12:00 and 1:30- Home

February 17th-25th

Panama Trip 

February 19th-27th-

February Vacation No School. 

February 25th-

last day for yearbook payments. 

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.