SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

Greetings! We are grateful for our returning students and would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families on campus. Below is all of the information you need to guide you and your high school student(s) for the new school year.


We are very excited to introduce a new bell schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. The details are in the student handbook link below. We are keeping with block scheduling but incorporating one, 8-block day, to the five day week. Doing so, will allow all students to meet with a teacher three times a week and brings consistency to the A/B schedule.


As always, let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the remainder of summer!


Mrs. Fouts, SMCHS Principal

Back to School Schedule

Monday, August 29

8:30am--SENIOR LEADERS report to assist with freshman arrival


9:30am-12:30pm--FRESHMAN AND NEW STUDENT OREINTATION

  • School tours and information about policies, dress code, etc.
  • All new students should bring their laptop/device. Please use this link to review the SMCS BYOD Requirements and Specifications.
  • Please turn in signed school signature forms and lunch money at the start of orientation.
  • School photos will be taken (see photo section below).
  • Lunch will be served in the SMC Commons at no cost or a cold lunch may be brought. Ala carte items can be purchased if the student has money in their lunch account.

1:00pm-2:30pm RETURNING STUDENTS (grades 10-12)
  • School photos (see photo section below), schedule pick up, form and lunch money drop off.


Tuesday, August 30

7:50am-3:12pm--FIRST DAY OF CLASSES FOR ALL SMCHS STUDENTS, GRADES 9-12

Student Photos

  • Student photos will be taken on orientation day, Monday, August 29. You do NOT need to send money or complete order forms until you receive proofs from the photographer.

  • Every student must have his/her picture taken for ID’s and yearbooks even if you are not purchasing a package.

  • Students in grades 10-11 must be wearing regular dress code top for the picture. Freshman and new students--feel free to dress casual for orientation, but bring a change of top for the picture.

  • If your student does not get their picture taken on 8/29, please watch for information on the retake day.

School Forms

All necessary student school forms have been consolidated into one document. Parents and students should read all documents carefully, sign the signature page, and return it to the school office or email to Mrs. Fields. The signature page is the only document the office needs returned. Please return it by Monday, August 29. Below are links to the forms and the signature page:



LINK TO REVIEW STUDENT FORMS--This document includes the following to be READ by students and parents (no need to print):

  • Field Trip Permission
  • Medical Authorizations
  • Parent and Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct for Students
  • Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct for Volunteers



LINK TO SIGNATURE AND CONSENT PAGE: Please print and SIGN this form after reading the above documents carefully. THIS IS THE ONLY FORM THAT NEEDS TO BE RETURNED.

Dress Code

Here is a link to the dress code. Please review and understand it. It is included as a part of the Student and Parent Handbook. When signing the student forms signature page, you are signing that you understand and agree to the SMCHS dress code.

School Supplies

Students should bring the generic supplies that would be required of any student. Students should also bring some paper bags to cover their textbooks. Individual teachers will inform their classes on the first day of school what his/her specific requirements are. SMCHS does NOT publish an overall school supply list. If you are out school supply shopping and come upon a great deal, the SMC office can always use extra supplies.

School Transportation

Transportation begins on Tuesday, August 30 for all students who qualify. If you live in the Neenah, Menasha or Hortonville School Districts, please contact the transportation office for your home district if you wish to receive bus transportation and have not been contacted. If you registered after our lists were submitted on May 15 and need transportation, please contact Sue Thelen.

Student Parking Registration

All students intending to park on campus must register their vehicle with the high school office. Please use this google form to register a vehicle: SMCS VEHICLE REGISTRATION FORM


This will also be sent to students the first week of school. Failure to register the vehicle can result in vehicle being towed if we are unable identify the owner.

Traffic Pattern for Pickup/Dropoff

Construction in front of our campus is scheduled to be complete by the start of the school, allowing traffic to flow as usual.


All traffic enters the campus using the south driveway. THIS IS A ONE-WAY ROUTE. Please DO NOT exit this way. Guests during the school day should use the FRONT parking area.


If you are dropping off students before school, turn into LANE ONE behind school and drop your child off at the back McClone Gym entrance. In an effort to keep this zone free for a drop off area, students are not allowed to park in lane one during school hours. Students should park in the LANES TWO OR THREE and park within the marked stalls. (See diagram below.)


As you exit the campus, use the north traffic lane and north exit lanes onto Cold Spring Road (traffic also flows one way out).

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Food Services

SMCS Food Service provides lunch including ala carte items every day that school is in session. You may access the Free/Reduced Lunch Forms on our website. Please do not hesitate to take advantage of this program if you qualify. It saves you money and provides us with reimbursement.


Students are not allowed to purchase lunch or ala carte items if they have a negative balance.


Food Service accepts credit card payments for payment on your child(s) food service bill. Please note that there is a 3% service charge for this convenience. Follow this link to get started: https://tcces.ejoinme.org/SMCSLunchPayments. You will receive an email confirmation once the transaction is completed. If you have any questions, please call Anne Greif in the food Service office at 920-967-0107.

Student Volunteers Needed

Students--get a start on your 15 service hours for the school year! We are looking for student volunteers at school on Tuesday, August 9 at 9:30am. The students will be helping move items from school to the dumpsters. SIgn up using this form.

Items to Pickup/Office Hours

There are several items to pick up in the front office including apparel orders, yearbook inserts, Scrip and laptops. Here are the office hours:


Through August 12:

Monday and Friday: Closed

Tuesday and Wedensday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-3:00pm


Normal school office hours resume on Monday, August 15. The hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm.

School Communication—How to Stay Informed

School Event Calendar—Check out our Google calendar! You will find all system events and events by school. It is very easy to download to your calendar!


SMC News Update—is the bi-weekly high school e-newsletter published bi-weekly. You will receive an email notification when the new issue posts.


Big East Conference Website – Lists all athletic practices and competitions for our schools. You can also sign up for instant notification via text or email of any changes to schedules. You can also choose sports and activities to download to your calendar.


SMCHS Daily Announcements-- A copy of the announcements that are prepared for students and read each morning in school. The students also receive an emailed link to these important announcements each day.


SMCS News Blog Updates—This is a located in the news section of our webpage. Here you will find posts about happenings in our schools.


Social Media—Get updates, photos and videos of events on SMCS social media. #zephyrspride

FACEBOOK

SHUTTERFLY

TWITTER (Athletics)

INSTAGRAM

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 8: Sports Informational Meeting

Tuesday, August 9: Football & Girls Tennis begin

Monday, August 15: Boys Soccer, Cross Country & Volleyball begin

Friday, August 26: Zephyr Dads Pregame Tailgate

Monday August 29: Orientation

Tuesday, August 30: First Day of Classes

Wednesday, August 31: SMCS Parent Night

Thursday, September 1: School Mass at 9:20am

Monday, September 5: No School--Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6: Zephyrs Spirit Dress Day

Wednesday, September 7: Blood Drive | VEX IQ and VEX VRC Kickoff


For a complete calendar listing, view our Google calendar online.

View the 2022-23 School Year Calendar at a glance.


For schedules of SMC sports, visit thebigeast.org

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