Testing day on April 20th
On Tuesday, April 20th, the ACT will be administered at SMSA to all juniors, and the ASPIRE Test will be administered to all freshman and sophomores. There will be no school for seniors , who are free to manage any final college admission and scholarship planning.
These national standardized tests are not paper and pencil tests. Instead, both the ACT and Aspire tests will be administered in a virtual format and will require students to have their Chromebook well charged.
On Tuesday, April 20th, it is critical for students to arrive promptly to their assigned testing rooms and ready to receive directions from test proctors by 8:00 a.m. Again, both tests are timed, national standardized tests. Testing will conclude by 1:00 p.m. and parents/students should schedule transportation pick-up for 1:15 p.m. Please click ACT/ASPIRE Schedule – April 20, 2021 for details about the schedule.
Like with the Forward Exams, the ACT and ASPIRE testing on Tuesday, April 20th permits only in-person testing. Finally, please NOTE: the testing schedule does not include lunch on April 20th (for HS students). Students will have short breaks between each scheduled test and will be allowed to bring along pre-packaged snacks and water.
Prom Ticket Sales Extended – April 19th
Students may purchase Prom tickets during lunch at school until Monday, April 19th. Prom tickets will be sold for $15.00 each.
Prom for juniors and seniors is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Whispering Springs Golf Club at 380 Whispering Springs Dr, Fond du Lac, WI 54937. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, SMSA shall be sponsoring Prom as a dance only event, which means the prom ticket does not include a traditional on-site dinner or admission to any post-prom activities.
Guests of SMSA juniors and seniors may be permitted to attend Prom under the following conditions:
1) they are enrolled in high school (administration may grant exceptions for guests who are high school graduates under the age of 21)
2) an SMSA student purchases the guest ticket
3) an SMSA Guest Dance Form (approved and authorized by Mr. Krueger) is presented at the time of Prom ticket purchase. NOTE: the Guest Dance Form must be approved BEFORE students are able to purchase a ticket for their non-SMSA guest.
SMSA freshmen and sophomore students may attend when accompanying a junior or senior Ledger.
While attending Prom at Whispering Springs, everyone shall be required to properly wear masks (covering nose and mouth). We recognize that strict social distancing practices may not be possible, which further underscores the importance of mask wearing at this indoor large group event. Please be advised that the Fond du Lac County Health Department will still require SMSA to contact trace Prom should a positive case of Covid-19 be reported. Students or guests who do not comply with masking expectations at Prom will be asked to leave the dance. Refunds shall not be provided.
Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us!
Be well, God bless.
Eamonn O’Keeffe, Principal Grades 9-12