The Defender News

St. Michael School

August 16, 2022

August 1-18 and August 22- 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

August 19 - CLOSED for staff professional development

School year - 7:30 am -3:30 pm

Office Phone Number: 419-423-2738

Fax Number: 419-423-2720

Student Attendance

The school must be notified by 8:00 am of a student absence. Please advise school of symptoms and expected length of absence.

Phone: 419-423-2738 Ext. 221 Email:

2022-2023 School Year

August 12- Class Lists Posted

August 21- Ice Cream Social/Supply Drop Off 4:30-6:00 pm

8th Grade Food Truck Event 4:30-7:30 pm

SMS Middle School Swim Party 7:30-9:30 pm (Lakeview)

August 23- First day of school (KR-8th grades)

August 25- Academy of Angels Meet the Teacher (all preschool and KR classes)

August 29- First day of school (P3 and P5 classes)

August 30- First day of school (P2 class)

August 31- Meet the Teacher (K-8)

September 2- NO SCHOOL

September 5- NO SCHOOL

September 6- Beginning Band for 5th grade parents/students - 7:00 pm

September 10- Grandparents Breakfast

September 11- First Communion Retreat

Important Back to School Files

Ice Cream Social and Food Truck Festival

Don't forget to join us on Sunday, August 21 from 4:30-6:00 pm. All school entrances will be open for entry.


  • Drop-Off supplies
  • Meet the Teachers


  • Receive first day packets and Student-Parent Handbooks
  • Volunteer Sign-Ups (school, PTC, Athletics)
  • New Family Table - ask any questions or get a tour from our staff
  • Extended Day Registration and Keys
  • Cub Scout and Girl Scout Information
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Meet the Teacher Dates/Times

Academy of Angels: Thursday, August 25, 2022

P2- 5:30-6:10 pm

P3- 6:15-6:55 pm

P5- 7:00-7:40 pm

KR- 7:00-7:40 pm

Grades K-8: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Just select which time works in your schedule. The teachers will be giving the information three different times.

6:00-6:35 pm

6:40-7:15 pm

7:20-7:55 pm


Be sure to stop by the Findlay City Lunch table at Ice Cream Social to load money to your student's lunch account. Checks or cash will be accepted. Please read the letter below for more information on the change to student lunch accounts.
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First Week Lunch Menu

$3.25-student meal

$0.55-a la carte milk

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Apply NOW for FREE or REDUCED School Lunches/Supplies

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You will now apply online for your student to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure website directly to Findlay City Schools, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced. Only one application needs completed for each household, each school year.

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Safety Zone

We will continue to update you on safety improvements made to our building and school community in this section. The first improvement is including all staff, students, family members, and our Parish community in being our eyes and ears. Anything that raises alarm can be reported at any time. Please watch the video to learn more about Safer Ohio School Tip Line.
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Bus Route Information

Findlay City Riders: you can check for route information at Routes should be available later this week.

County Bus Riders: Your county school transportation office/school should have contacted you with your route information. Please contact their office you you need information.

Summer Faith Challenge

Don't forget to return your Summer Faith Challenge papers to your homeroom teacher at Ice Cream Social or the first day of school!
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SMS Sports Spirt Wear

Fall Sports Spirit Wear is available for purchase through September 1st!

Volleyball Spirit Wear:

Cross-Country Spirit Wear:

St. Michael Spiritwear

We have partnered with Supply 1st Place Spiritwear to provide the school with an online store that is open at any time for ordering.

These items are not uniform approved for daily wear, but can be worn for out of uniform days, spirit wear days, sporting events, and out in the community to show your Defender pride.


Pack 319 Cub Scouts...Join Now

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Mass Times

School Masses (8:35 am)

Friday, August 26- All School Mass

Thursday, September 1- All School Mass

September 8- Grades 5-8

September 9- Grades K-4

September 15- Grades 5-8

September 16- Grades K-4

Parish Mass Times:

Weekday mornings: 6:45 am (Main Church)

Saturday- 8:00 am & 4:30 pm (Main Church)

Sunday- 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 6:00 pm (Main Church)

9:00 am (Downtown Church)