Smart Start August 20, 2019

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Smart Start details

Smart Start will be from 8 -4 on Tuesday, August 20th.

You and your student can come any time during the day.

On this day you will be able to do the following:

  • Pay any past due fines ( see below for details)
  • Pick up your child's schedule and books
  • Get your child's locker assignment and combination
  • Pick up/ order Smart Spirit wear (see more information below)
  • Sign up for Smart PTSA in person (or visit the PTSA website to sign up online)
  • Get information on Smart sports and and other school activities (see below for details)
  • Turn in student medications and turn in medication forms ( see below for details)
  • Order Smart spirit wear (see below for details)

The Back to School Family Access packet is now available to complete online.

Parents must complete the Skyward Family Access Back to School packet ONLINE prior to Smart Start. Visit the Skyward Back to School website complete the process.

If the online process is not completed prior to Smart Start or if you are having difficulties with the process, we will have teachers available at Smart Start to help you complete it in our computer lab. Once completed, families will be able to participate in the Smart Start activities.

When you come to Smart Start....

When you come on Tuesday...

  • Please enter through the MAIN LOBBY doors (nearest the flag poles)
  • Please come with your student. Students must come with a parent or guardian to participate.
  • Be sure to have completed the Skyward Back to School packet online. If you haven't you will need to do so in our computer lab before getting started today.
  • Be prepared to pay any past due fines if you have any.
  • You will form three lines by alphabet upon entering the building to help us serve you better. The alphabet breakdown lines are A-G, H-M, and N-Z

Student schedule pick up

  • Schedules can be picked up in the main gym upon entering Smart Start

  • Parents and guardians must have completed the Skyward Back to School packet online and have it verified upon arriving at Smart Start in order to pick up schedules.

  • When you pick up your student's schedule, please check to see that they have a class listed for every hour and both semesters.

  • Our classes have been carefully balanced and changes will not be permitted at this time. Changes will only be made if there is an error or omission.

Fee Payments in room 201: PAST due fees, Pay to Participate and athletic passes

  • All past due fees must be PAID in order to participate in Smart Start.

  • Fees can be paid online prior to Smart Start on the new eFunds website or can be paid the morning of Smart Start at the fee station in Room 201

  • Pay to Participate fees can also be paid at Smart Start. Football can pay immediately and all other sports must pay the fee with the Pay to Participate form once the season begins.

  • No MIDDLE SCHOOL athletic passes this year. New this year, there is no charge to attend middle school athletics, thus no passes are needed to attend any middle school event. Attendance fees are only at the high school level.

Student medications at Smart

  • For students who need to take medications at Smart Start, parents may bring the medications and the Walled Lake Schools student medication form to Smart Start.

  • IMPORTANT: For safety and confidential reasons, medications and forms must be turned in together. We can't accept medications without forms and vice versa.

  • If you don't have these materials ready at Smart Start, you may turn them into the Smart office anytime after Smart Start.

Student Portraits by Lifetouch

Students will have their pictures taken at Smart Start for their ID and year book.

Please have students come dressed in clothes that they would want for their school pictures (not dance/ athletics uniforms, etc.)

Portraits can be purchased in the following ways:

  1. online as part of the back to school Skyward packet. Use the picture ID ode LM729036Y0
  2. purchase online go to and use the picture ID code LM729036Y0
  3. Bring in the completed form sent to you from Lifetouch to Smart Start
  4. Complete a picture form and order pictures while at Smart Start.

6th grade Orchestra information at Smart Start

Shar Music will in from of room 300 to assist with the rentals for 6th grade orchestra.

They will be available from 8 am -4pm

Smart Spirit wear for the 2019-20 school year

Our Smart Spirit Wear order form and logo example for the 2019-20 school year will be available soon.

Any orders turned in at Smart Start will be delivered to school for pick up in late September. Show your "Smart Style" and get your spirit wear for 2019-2020 school year!

Smart Fall Athletics and athletic physical forms

Please visit the CHS Chronicles or the Smart Athletics website for more information!

Just as a reminder: Before school is a great time to get a sports physical for the 2019-2020 school year. All students must have a physical in file to participate and try out.

A copy of the sports physical form is available HERE

Join Smart PTSA

The Smart PTSA will be taking memberships for this year at Smart Start

You can also sign up for Smart PTSA on line by visiting the Smart PTSA website!



August 26, 2019:

Smart Football starts today

CLICK HERE To go to the Trojan Football webpage for more information.

  • Teachers report all day today!

August 27, 2019:

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!: This will be a full day of school in Walled Lake! Smart starts at 8:10!! All students will be greeted by a teacher on their bus.
  • 7th and 8th grade will go to their lockers and report to their first class.
  • 6th graders will be greeted and will report to the cafeteria, before going to their first class.

  • FIRST DAY FOR SMART ATHLETICS: All sports (with the exception of football) start after school today. All students must have an MHSAA physical on file prior to practicing with any team. Download the official MHSAA physical form to take to your child's doctor. Please contact the coaches for more information from our Smart Athletics website.
  • See below for specific sport information.

August 30-September 2nd

  • No School for staff or students: Labor Day weekend

September 3rd.

  • School Resumes!

From here on out, please refer the

CHS Chronicles: Main Edition

for the rest of the year!

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