SHS Weekly Update

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Attendance Matters

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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.

Bus routes are now available

The current morning routes are posted on the IWCS website at

All students should be at their stop 10 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

As of 8/24/23, the published routes are preliminary and some will be revised out of necessity. They are not yet finalized and will be adjusted as needed. Revisions may include changes to bus stops, times, bus numbers, and altering the routes themselves. Please be patient as we work through the necessary changes and know that safety, efficiency, and adhering to Board policy are primary goals of the Transportation Department. Please check the web site frequently for any updates.

FYI: IWCS does not post drop off times due to the variation based on when the buses leave school. The drop off times will become more consistent after the first week of school.

Whenever possible, bus stops will placed at a street corner. Bus stops are designed to be no more than 2/10 (.2) miles from a student's home, per School Board policy. Parents are encouraged to walk elementary school students to and from the bus stop. All stop times are approximate and can vary based on conditions such as traffic, road conditions, and new stops based on student enrollment changes.

SHS Athletics Update

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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

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.

2023-24 Laptop Distribution

The library will continue to distribute laptops for grades 10-12 during the school day. Students must have teacher permission to leave class to pick up a laptop.

Ninth-grade students will receive their laptops during the first week of school through their English or history/social studies classes. Freshmen who are not taking English or history/social studies first semester can pick up their laptops during 2nd block on Wednesday, Sept. 6, or Thursday, Sept. 7.

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)

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.

Pay your class dues online

Last Call for Senior Portraits!

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

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.

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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