Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                       

I pray you are all doing well and preparing for a relaxing spring break with your family whether you are staying at home or traveling.  It’s good to take time away from our ordinary routines to reflect, play and be with family.  

Included in this eLedger are three focus areas.  First, the third session of our standards based grading video series.  Second, I would like you to pay close attention to the Forward schedule.  Finally, I would like to draw your attention to how to use GoGuardian at home. 


Please click here to unpack a review of where we have been so far in our journey, understand a mind-shift in grading practices and understanding of the standards based learning scale. 


The objective of the video series is to educate parents in short videos to unpack Standard Based Grading.  The series intends to deliver an education and mind-shift to understand Standards Based Grading, why Standards Based Grading is best practice, and how Standards Based Grading functions with the parent and teacher supporting the student’s journey.  


Thank you for your partnership!


Grades three through eight will begin practice testing for the Forward test on Monday, March 29th.  Forward testing will begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and conclude on Friday, April 16, 2021.  Please partner with us and have your child attend school, in-person, during Forward testing and physically prepared as possible.   Thank you.  


During school hours we use the GoGuardian professional level software to monitor students’ internet use throughout the school day. Recently, GoGuardian created a parent filtering application that can be downloaded onto your cell phone. As a parent you would be able to (outside of school hours) block access to certain websites, limit when the internet is available, and receive reports on your children’s internet usage.


You can choose to use this free service by completing this Google Form to help our Technology Director, Justin Poetzel, give you access to this service.


I have included an attachment with this message giving you instructions on how to download and begin using the app.  Click Here to view parent information message 


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer

Principal SMSA


Ledger Learning Guide  

Parents are always encouraged to check the SMSA Ledger Learning Guides Home Page to see weekly learning targets, resources and expectations in every course.  Parental partnership in helping students  stay organized and focused on learning is always appreciated. 

Upcoming Dates

Monday – Friday, March 22nd – March 26th: Spring break

Friday and Monday April 2nd and April 5th:  Easter break

Wednesday – Friday, April 7th – April 16th:  Forward tests for grades 3 – 8

Ledgerfest 2021 - Virtual Event! - April 5th - 10th!

This year’s Ledgerfest will be a week long virtual event, so mark your calendar and join us for the “Ledgerfest Challenge,” starting Monday, April 5 – Saturday, April 10, 2021!

Click here for more details and check out our Ledgerfest Facebook event page and mark yourself as “going” by clicking here.

Spirit Wear and Jeans Day! - April 6th

In celebration of SMSA’s Ledgerfest 2021 Virtual Event – “Ledger Challenge,” there will be a system-wide Spirit Wear and Jeans day on Tuesday, April 6th!


Join the Ledgerfest fun this year by participating in a week of Ledger Challenges. Each day a new challenge will be posted to the Ledgerfest Facebook event page, click here to mark yourself as “going” and receive event updates. Then, on Tuesday, April 6th, participate in the “Spirit Day” Ledger challenge by posting a picture of your family in their spirit wear to the event page and earn points towards winning one of two $100 Visa gift cards. 


For more information regarding the Ledgerfest Challenges, click here.


There is no cost for students, faculty and staff to wear spirit wear and jeans on Tuesday, April 6th! Show your Ledger spirit and join in the Ledgerfest fun!

News and Information

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Scholarship Opportunities

BeeDee Scholarship (8th Grade Students) – Deadline Friday April 16th

Please click here for information on the BeeDee Scholarship.


Before/After School Care News

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Parent Connectors - Join us Today

If you have any questions, please contact either Andrea Nuss, or Katie Mathos,