August 28, 2020
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
To view the SMA Athletics Calendar CLICK HERE
SMA vs SCA Football Game Announcement
The game time and location has changed! Kick-off will be at 8 PM at Raymore-Peculiar High School, 20801 S School Rd, Peculiar, MO 64078. Each participant, including players, cheerleaders, dance and drum line, will be allowed 4 people on the pass list. Sign-ups will be with coaches.
Students are invited to attend! The first 100 students to sign-up will be allowed in the game. Sign up by emailing Mary Kroening at mkroening@smacatholic.org.

All attendees pay a $5 admission fee and your name must be on the pass list, including students.

No concessions will be available. Only sealed twist top drinks will be allowed. Masks will be REQUIRED and 6 ft of physical distancing should be maintained between each household. 

Live stream of the game will be available HERE.
Fall Play Auditions - August 31
Auditions for our Fall production of Radium Girls will be from 5:30 - 7:30 PM Monday, August 31. All information for the auditions can be accessed HEREIn addition, students can become part of the SMA Theatre Google Classroom by clicking HERE to stay up-to-date on all theatre happenings. Questions can be directed to Mr. Wright at wwright@smacatholic.org.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
Virtual Back to School Night
The Back to School night originally scheduled for August 27 was cancelled. A virtual Back to School Night is currently being created. More information coming soon.
Parent Club Wants YOU to Be Involved
Share your time with the SMA community! Committee chairs are needed to help organize specific events. CLICK HERE to see the many events that Parent Club supports for the SMA students!
Back to School Letters
President, Fr. Randy Sly - August Letter
Principal, Mrs. Jodi Briggs - August Letter 8.24.20
Superintendent, Dr. Dan Peters - Back to School Protocol
All students MUST be registered in the SWAY app
All SMA students and staff are required to complete the daily health screening on the SWAY medical app before entering the building. Please have your student download the app and register prior to orientation. CLICK HERE for instructions.
Bus Transportation from St. John Francis Regis
SMA offers morning transportation to school from St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church. Pick-up will begin on Monday, August 31. Please have your student at St. Regis by 7:15 AM. The bus will pick up at 7:20 AM. All students riding the bus must wear a mask. CLICK HERE to sign up.
Reminders from the Nurses Office
Please make sure all health forms are turned into the school nurse. CLICK HERE for more information and to view all the forms.
Lunch Options
For details on lunch options and costs, click HERE
Order School Pictures

Individual school pictures were taken on orientation day for all grade levels. Click here to order: 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. There will be a picture retake day later in the year if your student would like to have their picture retaken. 
PARKING SPOTS
Parking Passes on Sale
Every student who drives a car to school MUST purchase a parking pass. Please go to the Academic 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 is $30, which covers the cost of re-painting it 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:
3:30 - 8 PM Wednesday, September 9
3:30 - 8 PM Thursday, September 10
9 AM - 1 PM Saturday, September 12
JUNIORS - CLASS OF 2022
CLASS RING ORDERS DUE SEPTEMBER 3
Junior students were given an informational packet by Jostens on orientation day. Jostens will return to SMA on Thursday, September 3 to take class ring orders during the lunch periods. A $60 deposit will be due at that time. Jostens will also be available from 4-6 PM on September 3 for parents to attend to gather more details if needed before ordering.
SPIRIT STORE
Hours: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Mask Up - Guard Up! NEW masks available for purchase

To comply with the Covid-19 Back to School Plan, masks must be worn by all those entering SMA. Show your school spirit with an SMA mask! ORDERS DUE AUGUST 30. To view these special order masks and other options, CLICK HERE.
New SMA Backpacks
Buy your new SMA Backpack now! The new backpacks have a padded pocket for MacBooks, as well as plenty of room for classroom necessities. Returning students can order from the Spirit Shop on a pre-pay basis for $32. To complete an order and pay online, click HERE. Fo questions, please contact Anna Favrow at afavrow@smacatholic.org.
Uniform Information
Freshmen and new students: don't forget to order your Community T-shirt! ORDER FORM

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

Volunteers needed for the Spirit Store! Please email Mrs. Favrow at afavrow@smacatholic.org if you are available to help.
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.  
CHRISTIAN SERVICE PROJECTS (CSP)
Updates for the 2020 - 2021 School Year
Christian Service Projects require only 15 hours for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19. CSP grade specific guidelines and rubrics found HERE
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
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
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Schedule Changes
Due to current requirements, we are not making unnecessary schedule changes. 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.
ACT Section Retesting Postponed
Please CLICK HERE to read more about registering for the ACT.
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
OTHER INFORMATION
Attention upperclassman: After school ride needed
An 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.
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.
Driving Lessons
Attention all students learning to drive! Coach Mark Scanlon is giving driving lessons. You May contact him at mscanlon@smacatholic.org
FIRE Foundation Upcoming Dates
September 9, 23 and Sept 30 – Friends of FIRE Meeting (Virtual)
September 24 – Kendra Scott FIRE Shopping Benefit Night
October 7 – Raffle Contest Ends 
October 10 – Virtual FIREBALL
St. John LaLande "Fore the Kids" Golf Tournament
St. John LaLande Catholic School will have their annual "Fore the Kids" golf tournament on Friday, September 18 at Adams Pointe Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8:30 AM. The proceeds from this event benefit the scholarship fund for St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School. To register a team or become a sponsor, click HERE. For questions, contact Kelley Knust at kknust@sjlparish.org.
CALENDAR
8 AM Daily - Facebook "Day by Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
MONDAY, AUGUST 31
Syllabus Day Part 2
8 AM - Mass - †Connie Haggerty
5:30-7:30 PM - Fall Play Radium Girls auditions

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Navy Day
8 AM - Mass - †Anna Taylor

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 
Green Day
12:55 PM - All School Mass - †Bob DeSchepper
5:30 PM - Dance Team Jersey Ceremony (Chapel)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Navy Day
8 AM - Mass - †John Collura
Lunch periods - Jostens accepting Junior Ring Orders, $60 due
4 - 6 PM - Jostens available for parent questions on Junior Ring Orders

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - †Marion Lankford

School Calendar
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