August 14, 2020
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Deadlines to order Fall Activities Spirit Wear are approaching!
Show your Guardian pride by ordering NEW fall items to support your SMA team or activity! CLICK HERE to our website to order.
Boys Swimming

There will be an informational meeting on Monday 8/17/20 at 6 pm on the Learning Stairs for any student that is interested in boys swim this fall. Please come with a parent. Activities Director, Coach Kroening and swim coach Eric Huntsman will be there to answer any questions regarding boys swim this fall.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
Letter from Superintendent, Dr. Dan Peters
Please CLICK HERE to read the most recent letter from Diocesan Superintendent, Dr. Dan Peters regarding back to school protocols.
Freshmen & Transfer Computers
All freshmen & transfer student computers will be distributed at the Welcome Back/Orientation.
Reminders from the Nurses Office
Please make sure all health forms are turned into the school nurse prior to the first day of school. CLICK HERE for more information and to view all the forms.

All Seniors - are required to have their second meningitis vaccine before the first day of school in August. Now would be a good time to schedule an appointment. CLICK HERE to view the Jackson County Health Department's Back to School vaccination clinics. Students that have already received the vaccine may send in documentation to the front office or email to nurses@smacatholic.org.
Picture Day is Coming!
August 26 - Freshmen & Sophomores
August 27 - Juniors & Seniors

Click here to order today: VIEW PACKAGES

Please note, when ordering pictures, you will not be able to view any proofs before picking out your package and paying. If you are unhappy with your pictures, they are 100% refundable. A picture retake day later in the year if your student would like to have their picture retaken.
2020/2021 France Trip - A Few Spots Left!
This trip is available to the classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023, whether you have had French courses or not.

9 days discovering Paris, the Loire Valley and its castles, Normandy beaches, Mont-St-Michel abbey... A great visit of the capital and northwestern France, various sites of religious, historical and cultural significance!

Tour: Paris and the Chateaux
Requested Dates: 5/28/21 – 6/5/21
Tour Number: 2385852EX
Student price: $3,925

For questions, contact Madame Evans at cevans@smacatholic.org
Reminder to Mask Up! Guard Up!

Thank you to Dynamic Displays, LLC for our Covid-19 safety instruction sign located at our front doors. Please remember to follow our guidelines to help keep everyone safe and our doors open!
SENIORS & JUNIORS 
Summer AP English Reading Requirements

Students enrolled in AP English classes for the 2020-2021 school year, please see the following summer assignment. This assignment should be completed by the first day of classes on August 28. CLICK HERE for the assignments.
Seniors: AP English Literature Class
Juniors: AP Language & Composition Class
PARKING SPOTS
Parking Passes on Sale the Week of August 24
Parking Passes will be available starting the week of August 24th. Every student who drives a car to school MUST purchase a parking pass. Seniors get first choice starting on Monday August 24. Others may purchase starting on Tuesday, August 25. Please go to the Academic Front Office to obtain your pass. Students will need to provide their driver's license, proof of insurance and pay $40. Debit or credit card are preferred. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Berry at kberry@smacatholic.org
SENIORS - Paint the Parking Spots
SMA seniors will have the opportunity to paint and personalize their parking space on campus! Cost $30 to cover the cost of painting it over at the end of the year. Seniors must complete a contract, submit their design, and have it approved prior to the painting days. CLICK HERE for instructions. Seniors may only paint their spaces during the following painting days:
Wednesday, Sept 9 from 3:30 - 8 pm
Thursday, Sept 10 from 3:30 - 8 pm
Saturday, Sept 12 from 9 am - 1 pm
GUARDIAN GOLF CLASSIC
Guardian Golf Classic
Team photos ready to view!
To view final results, team photos and other fun pictures from the successful day, CLICK HERE. Thank you for your support in raising $25,000 for SMA!
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Schedule Changes
Due to COVID 19 and the current requirements, we are not making schedule changes at this late date. If a student has been placed in a wrong class, or has a duplicate class, we will work to make those changes, but changes due to interest of just changing your mind will not be reviewed.

These are very different circumstances and we ask for our students and parents understanding and cooperation. We are working to keep class sizes as low as possible in order to continue to have our doors open for our SMA community.
The ACT section retesting has been postponed to prioritize first time test takers.
Please CLICK HERE to read more about registering for the ACT.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Updates for the 2020-2021 School Year
Christian Service Projects require only 15 hours for the 2020/2021 school year due to COVID-19. Please check out approved sites HERE and be on the lookout for updated information regarding your CSP projects. No tangible approval form is necessary for the 2020/2021 school year.
SPIRIT SHOP
Uniform Orders & Pick Up
Uniform Pick Up will be August 21 and August 24 from 9:30-3:00. If you have not ordered a uniform you can click on the order form below or come to the school store during uniform pick up time. ORDER FORM

Freshmen and New Students don't forget to order your Community T-shirt!

Pre-worn Uniforms - The Spirit Shop has a small collection of gently used uniforms for sale. 

Service Hours/Spirit Shop Helpers - If you have worked in the Spirit Shop or would like to learn how to work in the Spirit Shop Mrs. Favrow could use your help. Please email Mrs. Favrow at afavrow@smacatholic.org with your availability. 
New SMA Backpacks
We are excited to provide a backpack for our new students this year! The backpack has a padded pocket for MacBooks, as well as plenty of room for classroom necessities. The bag will be provided to all freshmen and transfer students, and will be available for purchase for returning students from the Spirit Shop on a
pre-order basis for $32. Due to Covid-19, students are being encouraged to keep their items with them through the day and this bag will provide extra space that the current laptop bag does not provide. To order please contact Anna Favrow at afavrow@smacatholic.org.
Returning Students
This year you will need dress uniform attire for the weekly all school Mass which consists of the white oxford cloth shirt and tie for men and the white oxford cloth shirt and V-neck vest for women.  
FINANCE OFFICE
Is your tuition payment set up for this school year?
Please be sure all your enrollment paperwork is complete. If you have been receiving emails/calls indicating that your student's enrollment is incomplete, please log in to the Parent Enrollment Portal or contact Colin Karr at ckarr@smacatholic.org.

Families paying tuition annually, payment is due now. For questions on payments, please contact Jim Chladek at jchladek@smacatholic.org
Financial Aid Applications for 2020-2021 school year are still being accepted.
Please go to FACTS Payment Plan & Aid to complete the necessary forms for consideration.
OTHER INFORMATION
Attention upperclassman: After school ride needed
SMA underclassman student who lives in Lee's Summit, is needing a ride home daily after school due to parent's work schedule. Compensation offered. If interested, please contact Mrs. Lucas in the Advancement Office at klucas@smacatholic.org for the family's contact information.
Changes to outside guests attending Mass

Due to the CDC, local, state and county guidelines regarding social gatherings, we will not be allowing any outside guests to our morning or all school Masses. Only staff and students will be allowed to attend the Mass.
Trash bags for sale
We have 13-gallon white, 39-gallon yellow and 55-gallon blue trash bags for sale for $12/roll. You may purchase at SMA Advancement Office during business hours.
CALENDAR
MONDAY, AUGUST 17
8 AM - on Facebook "Day to Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
8 AM - 1:30 PM - School Office Open 
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
8 AM - on Facebook "Day to Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
8 AM - 1:30 PM - School Office Open

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 
8 AM - on Facebook "Day to Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
8 AM - 1:30 PM - School Office Open
1 PM - 3 PM - Leadership Meeting

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
8 AM - on Facebook "Day to Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
8 AM - 1:30PM - School Office Open

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
8 AM - on Facebook "Day to Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
8 AM - 1:30 PM - School Office Open
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
8 AM - on Facebook "Day to Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly

School Calendar
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