SHS Weekly Update


The Smithfield High Admin Team welcomes everyone back to school!

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SHS Health Clinic

Welcome back, students! Below are some helpful links to better understand forms and procedures for a successful and healthy year.

Medications at school:

Clinic forms and policies:


IMPORTANT Meningococcal information:

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Student Absences/Excuses/Dismissal Policy

Click here to read the IWCS policy JED-R regarding student attendance.

Visitors to SHS

All parents or visitors entering SHS for any reason must have a valid state-issued ID.

Get ready for picture day!

Students in grades 9-11 will have their pictures taken on Thursday, September 14, and Friday, September 15.

Last Call for Senior Portraits!

Class of 2024: Don't miss out on taking your senior portrait!

Lifetouch will be at Smithfield High School on 9/28/23 to take your tux and drape portraits for the yearbook. This is the last senior portrait session scheduled for SHS. Students who don't take their portrait at school will have to arrange their own session with Lifetouch. Appointment slots will open up later this month. See Mrs. Garrow in the library for more information.

All senior portraits must be submitted to Mrs. Garrow by Monday, November 1, to be included in the yearbook. If you took your portrait with LIfetouch, it will automatically be sent to Mrs. Garrow. Be sure to go online ( and select your preferred pose for the yearbook. The background must be blue. If you take your portrait with an outside photographer, be sure the background is blue and that it is either a drape or tux formal portrait. Have the photographer send the portrait to

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SHS Athletics

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Club News


Interested in becoming a Junior Class officer? Fill out the connected Google form by 3 pm September 15th. Junior Class Officer Form"

LEOs will meet Wednesday afternoons in the Commons, immediately after school. Applications for membership can be returned to Ms. Lanzalotto in D110 or left in her mailbox. Annual dues are $5.

The Academic Team will start practices on Monday, September 18th immediately after school in Room 40. For more information, please contact either Mrs. Morales-Peters or Ms. Lanzalotto.

The Smithfield High School Chess Club meets every Monday after school from 3 pm to 4 pm in the library. Students must have a ride home.

Contact Mr. Pape for more information:
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Attention esports candidates,

An interest meeting will be held on 9/12/2023 @ 3:30 pm in room 49 of Smithfield High School.

Tryouts will be held on 9/19/2023 @ 3:30 pm in room 49 of Smithfield High School.

The following games will be offered pending participation

  • League of Legends

  • Rocket League

  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

  • Splatoon 3

  • Mario Cart 8 Deluxe

  • Hearthstone

  • Madden NFL

  • NBA 2K

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2023-24 Laptop Distribution

Reminder: The Device Usage and Distribution Agreement must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian for a student to receive a school-issued laptop.

Students with charges on their library account, including tech charges from SMS, will not be able to pick up their laptops until their account is cleared.

Link to purchase the accidental coverage insurance online: (service fee applies)

Link to pay a tech fee online: (service fee applies)

Student Parking at SHS

Click the link below to access the 2023-2024 SHS student parking pass request form. There is an online payment option when you fill out the form.

2023-2024 SHS Parking Pass Link

Pay your class dues online

Free NASA Opportunities for Virginia High School Students!

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium provides FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The programs have an interactive online STEM learning experience and are highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA.

10th GRADE
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) focuses on the current missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. - This online course application is OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 16.

11th AND 12th GRADE
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) focuses on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars. Students can earn up to five free dual enrollment college credits., applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24.

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) focuses on the challenges the next generation of scientists and engineers to become part of the solution to the societal issues faced by the impacts of climate change. Engaging students in real-world investigations of the Earth and its systems using the latest research and data from NASA. Students can earn up to five free transferable dual enrollment college credits applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 24.
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2023-24 Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals

Click here to access the Household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals. Complete one application per household.