Saint Michael Episcopal School

August 19, 2020

In This Issue

  • Parents' Night
  • New Online Health Screening
  • Friday Fun Day
  • Back 2 School Blessings
  • Health Forms
  • Social-Emotional (SEL) Corner

Virtual Parents' Night - August 31st, 6:30 pm

Watch for more information to come as we get ready to start the year. Don't miss out as we will cover important information including new carpool procedures for drop-off and pick-up for the entire school!


Stay tuned for details!

Ascend Base Camp Health

SMES is excited to introduce our new secure, online health screening tool that every staff and student will use each day before they arrive on campus.

Watch for details in an email from us on September 1.

Friday Fun Day for Toddlers and Twos!

Students in our Toddlers and Twos classes are invited to join their teacher on Fridays for a morning filled with activities, play and fun. Friday Fun Days are 8:45-11:45 and the cost is $45.


To maintain each cohort for the entire week and not commingle students from different classes, Monday/Wednesday classes will have the opposite Fridays of the Tuesday/Thursday classes available to sign up for.

We will serve a morning snack and children will not eat lunch at school on Fridays.


Spaces are limited. You can check availability and sign up HERE.

SMAA Back 2 School Drive-By Blessings

Saint Michael and All Angels welcomes you to join in this Sunday, August 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the west parking lot for this awesome event for everyone! Load up your family and drive-through for this new, physically-distanced back-to-school celebration. Bring along your backpacks and/or laptops to be blessed by Saint Michael Clergy. There will be stations to pick up your back-to-school goodie bag, to drop off back to school donations for Jubilee, and a place to take family photos. Learn more about the event and school supplies collection at https://www.saintmichael.org/blog/back-2-school-drive-by-blessing/

Health Forms due by first day of school, September 9

You can find the forms on our website under the parents tab/parent handbook & resources or by clicking here:

https://www.smesdallas.org/uploads/images/health-care-professional-statement-20-21_152.pdf.


The healthcare professional statement must be signed by the physician (highlighted in yellow). You can obtain a copy of the physician's vaccination record instead of filling out the state licensing health requirement form that is attached to the health statement form. Please remember licensing requires a physician's signature on BOTH the vaccination record AND on the health statement form.

In addition, if your child is 4 years old by September 1, please submit their vision/hearing screening report that was performed at their 4-year wellness checkup.


You may email the forms to mlohner@smesdallas.org or turn in to the school at our new Colgate entrance. We can meet you at the door to receive them. Thank you!

With You in Mind - A Summer Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Corner


"We know that kids can learn anything, they are resilient. They will get through this with time, with patience, with practice" - Dr. Jen Ashton, Good Morning America


For more ways to get ready for back to school, visit www.momentousinstitute.org/blog

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REMINDER - New School Start Date, September 9!

The adjusted start of school for SMES is now Wednesday, September 9. The first two (2) days of school will be "soft start” days for all children in an effort to provide a more comfortable and smoother transition for everyone back to campus after such an extended time away. On September 9 and 10, our school day will end at 11:45 am. Friday, September 11 will remain the normal schedule of dismissing at 11:45. We will begin regular school days on Monday, September 13.

Additional Information

As mentioned in the recent SMES email communication, the implications for health and safety matters from the Dallas County Health and Human Services were considered for SMES as a religious private school. Given our flexibility as to the impact of a Dallas County directive on SMES, we have delayed our start date by four days.


Teachers, staff and Administrative teams will continue to plan and prepare on campus for the start of the school year. Additionally, with the provisions and plans SMES already has in place with our flexible school calendar, we will not start in a Remote Learning Environment with Toddlers and Preschoolers as some other schools will be moving to Remote Learning as their first days of school. Thus, we will extend the school year in order to “make up” these four (4) instructional days at the end of the year as previously explained in the event of a COVID-19 related closure.


If you have a questions and are not sure who to send it to, please email us at information@smesdallas.org. We will ensure we answer you in a timely manner!

Upcoming Events


August 31 - Virtual Parents' Night

September 9 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Visit www.smesdallas.org/calendar for the 2020-21 calendar