Welcome to Smith School
2017-18 School Hours:
School Start time: 7:50
School End time: 2:00
Office hours: 7:00-3:15 M-F
Message from the Principal
We are excited to start a new school year. There has been a lot happening at Smith School this summer! Our playground has new equipment, our lighting has been improved, the school looks clean and fresh and much, much more. We are all looking forward to this year.
Open house will be held on Thursday, August 24 for 1st-4th grade at 5:15-5:45. Kindergarten will be held at 6-6:30 with a bus orientation from 6:30-7. We hope to see you there.
Smith School will be going to a 6-day rotation schedule. Our days will be labeled A-F. This will allow us to have our encore subjects (specials) such as PE, Art, Music, Library and Guidance, at the same time every day for that grade level. If we have a snow day, in-service day, or holiday, we simply go to the next letter day when we return to school. In this way, students who formally would have missed a class due to a Monday holiday, for example, do not go without that special. The letter will be posted near the office, on the entrance door and on our website daily. We are excited to give this a try.
NEW: If your child is headed to an after school destination other than their usual routine, the office needs a written note (preferable), email or text. Please do not email classroom teachers with after school plans. Teachers are not always able to check email during the day. Having the instruction in writing helps save confusion and ensures the safety of your child.
Instructions: Email email@example.com or text your information using the firstname.lastname@example.org address in the “to” part of your text. It is incredibly helpful to be able to refer back to your written instructions when any questions arise. Please feel free to use this system if your child is going to be late or is sick as well. All dismissal notes, emails and texts should include:
child’s full name
name of the person they are going to
complete street address of destination
You will receive a “thank you” response to your email or text so that you know that your message has been read. Emails after 1:00 p.m. will not be accepted to change your child’s after school plan.
If an emergency does arise after 1:00 p.m., you will need to call the Smith School Office at 223-4282.
If you are new to our district and are in need of registering your child please see attached registration above and/or email Dawn Moore @ email@example.com.
Have a wonderful start to the year!
Mrs. Dawn Moore