June 27. 2019
Uniforms: Online Ordering Ends July 7th
Uniforms are available for purchase at Don’s Sportsman Shop in Port Allen.
You can also order uniforms online at sma19.itemorder.com. Online order will be delivered to the school in late July and will be available for pickup in early August. We will send out a notification with further pickup directions once the uniforms are received.
A few things to remember:
ONLY STEM Magnet Academy sweatshirts are allowed. If your child does not have a school sweatshirt, they may wear a uniform-approved jacket (see below)
Students in grades 6-12 MUST wear a STEM PE uniform for all PE and dance classes. NO EXCEPTIONS. Students who do not have a PE uniform by September 3, 2019, will receive a category c strike and 0 for each day they are in violation of this rule.
Shorts, skirts, and jumpers must not exceed 2 inches above the knee. This will be strictly enforced next year. If you are unable to find a skirt, shorts, or a jumper of the appropriate length, please wear pants.
Jackets, if not school official, must be solid purple, gray, black, or white. No “heather” or Sherpa jackets. Logos on jackets must not exceed 2x2.
All shoes must have closed toes and heels. (No backless shoes, sandals, clogs, Crocs, flip flops, ballerina, or similar types of shoes are allowed). Shoes shall be laced and tied. Footwear shall be worn to school, and students shall wear no show or ankle high white or black socks. Boots are allowed; however, pants should NOT be tucked into boots. Boots should not be worn with skirts, skorts, or shorts.
2019-2020 Student Google Classroom
All students should join the 2019-2020 Student Google Classroom for important updates. The code to join is h5vx5j5.
Students without a pcstudent.net email address will be able to join once their accounts are set up. New accounts will be issued in mid to late August.
Register Now for Online Payments
We are now be using a payment platform for Schools and Nonprofits called SKOOKII. This platform allows parents to pay fees and order items, such as yearbooks, online or through the SKOOKII mobile app. It is strongly recommended that you register before making any payments. Registering in advance will allow you to clearly link your payments to your student or students. Registration only takes a few minutes. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Parent Open House for Grades 3-7
Open House will be held in the gym on August 6th for parents of students in grades 3-7.
We will have a general assembly from 5:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Parents will be able to visit classrooms from 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
I’m New! What do I do?
Stay calm new parents! We have you covered. You’ve made an excellent choice, and your child will be in great hands. Over the next several weeks, lots of useful information will be sent out to make sure your child has a smooth transition to SMA. The most valuable thing you can do is read all of the information that is released. Feel free to call if you have any questions.
Our floors are still being waxed and our campus is in disarray as we prepare for the upcoming school year; however, we will schedule tours for new students after July 19. If you would like to walk the campus with your child after July 19, feel free to visit Monday - Thursday from 7:30-4:00.
We are updating our STEM Family Survival Guide. It should be released by the end of July. Be sure to review the information in this guide when it is released.
After STEM Registration Now Open!
We are excited to announce that we will be offering an after school program to students in grades 3-6. After STEM will begin August 12.
The program will run from 2:30-5:30. During this time students will receive help with homework and participate in enrichment activities.
The cost of the program is $7/day or $35/week. Students who wish to participate MUST pre-register.
- Grades 3-6: There is only a supply fee option for students in grades 3-6. The fee is $45 and it covers all supplies for the year. Parents will only need to purchase a backpack and earbuds. A wireless mouse is optional. If you are unable to pay the supply fee, please contact the school. Some families have donated supply fees, and we are happy to work with you to make sure your child has supplies. The supply fee is due on August 1st. You may pay the fee online by visiting tinyurl.com/smapay
Grades 7-8: Supply lists for students in grades 7-8 can be found on our website or by clicking here.
Grades 9-12: High school students will receive course-specific supply lists when school starts. Parents may purchase basic supplies (pens, pencils, papers, notebooks) in the meantime.
INFORMATION FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Mandatory 8th - 12th Grade Schedule Pickup & Photo Day: August 1
Thursday, Aug. 1st, 8am
8434 Pointe Coupee Road
Students in grades 8-12 should report to school in uniform during their scheduled time on August 1st to pick up their schedules and take yearbook/ID photos.
8:00 - 8:15: Last Names A-E
8:15 - 8:30: Last Names F-L
8:30 - 8:45: Last Names M-P
8:45 - 9:00: Last Names Q-Z
9:30 - 9:45: Last Names A-D
9:45 - 10:00: Last Names E-L
10:00 - 10:15: Last Names M-Z
10:15 - 10:30: Last Names A - D
10:30 - 10:45: Last Names E-J
10:45 - 11:00: Last Names K-P
11:00 - 11: 15: Last Names Q-Z
11:15 -11:30: Last Names A-D
11:30 - 11:45: Last Names E-H
11:45 -12:00: Last Names I-P
12:00 - 12:15: Last Names Q-Z
Grade 8 (New Change)
1:00 - 1:15: Last Names A-E
1:15 - 1:30: Last Names F-J
1:30 - 1:45: Last Names K-O
1:45 - 2:00 Last Names P-Z
Schedule changes will NOT be processed on this day. An electronic schedule change request form will be posted on the 2019-2020 STEM Student Body Google Classroom.
Please be sure to report at your assigned time.
Juniors who are interested in taking the PSAT in the fall should click here to pre-register for the exam. The cost of the exam is $17.
This is an optional exam. The most common reasons for taking the PSAT are:
To receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
To see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
To help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
STUDENT DRIVERS & PASSENGERS
Many of our Eagles are spreading their wings and will be driving themselves to school this year! All cars driven by students must have parking permits, which can be purchased for $25.00 prior to Labor Day. Parking permits purchased after Labor Day will cost $30.00, with the exception of newly licensed drivers. No car will be allowed to park on campus without parking tags after Labor Day. Permits may be purchased starting August 1 in the main office. You may also pre-pay for your permit online by visiting tinyurl.com/smapay. Students who pay online must bring the completed parking permit application to the office to receive their permit. Proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license must be shown at the time of registration.
A NEW PERMIT MUST BE PURCHASED EACH YEAR. Permits from last school year are invalid.
STUDENT DRIVER PASSENGERS: Students are not permitted to carry other students as passengers to and from school or extra-curricular activities without the permission of their parent/guardian and the passenger’s parent/guardian. Requests for students to ride with other students will NOT be granted over the phone. If your child will be transporting passengers, please complete the student driver passenger request form. The form can be found on our website (Forms and Documents>SMA Parents) or by clicking here.