Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                       

What a fun week we’ve had celebrating Dr. Seuss!.  Enthusiasm for reading is always exciting, especially when you pair it with students getting the opportunity to share and express their personalities with special dress up days.  Please feel free to finish the week with green eggs and ham for a weekend breakfast or make some OOBLEK!  Click here for the recipe. 


Staff and Faculty Vaccination Day – March 5th and April 1st

I’m excited to inform you SMSA has the opportunity to offer vaccinations to its faculty and staff on Friday, March 5, 2021 and then again on April 1, 2021.  In partnership with the Fond du Lac County Health Dept. and in partnership with the high school side of SMSA, P3 – 8th grade will be on the Ledge and in school for learning both of these days.  Faculty and staff will have this opportunity because we’ll be having various SMSA teachers and staff from the SMSA building supervise and keep learning moving forward in classrooms for an estimated hour during the afternoons of both of the dates listed above.  Thank you for your understanding and partnership.  


As we prepare for March and April, here are a couple of dates to keep in mind as you schedule your spring activities. The third quarter is coming to a conclusion on Friday, March 12, 2021.  Students will not be in school on this day.  


Grades 3 through 8 will begin practice testing for the Forward test on Monday, March 29.  Forward testing will begin On Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and conclude on Wednesday, April 16, 2021.  Please partner with us and have your child attend school during Forward testing.  Thank you.  

God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer


Friday, March 12,  2021:  No school for students. Grading day

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

Friday and Monday, April 2nd and April 5th:  No school for students. Celebrating Easter

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


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

Coach Hyland’s Commemorative Sweatshirts - Sale Ends March 12th

Coach Hyland celebrates his 50th season coaching this year!  To commemorate this milestone season, we are offering a one-time sale of a retro colored, “throw-back” SMSA sweatshirt with a nod to Coach Hyland on the sleeve!


Sale ends Friday, March 12th at 5:00 p.m.


Pick up will be at SMSA in the Scrip Office (or shipped to you for a flat rate fee) the week of March 29th.


All proceeds will benefit expenses related to the artificial turf field upgrade at SMSA.


Click here to order yours before the sale ends!


Sizes available from Youth XS through a Men’s 5XL!  

Youth sweatshirt – $25

Adult sweatshirt – $42


Questions? Contact Chelsea McKay at

Business World in the Classroom Statewide Competitions - Deadline March 15th

In partnership with Kwik Trip, our Wisconsin Business World program launched business-focused competitions open to all 6-12th grade students across the state. The project-based competitions will focus on innovation and production.


Click here for full information. 


Cash prizes will be awarded to top student contestants. Entry deadline is Monday, March 15, 2021.


For questions or input about the competitions, please contact Michelle Grajkowski at (608) 258-3400 or

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,” Monday – Saturday, April 5 – 10, 2021!

Click here for more details and check out our Ledgerfest Facebook event by clicking here.

News and Information

Attention SMSA bus Riders

The FDL School District will be returning to in person learning starting Monday, February 15th. Bus routes and times will be adjusted as needed to accommodate the public school students riding the bus. Johnson Bus will notify families of any changes to their existing route and/or time using the MyStop app. 


Please check MyStop for communication from Johnson Bus.  The South Street Shuttle bus will not have any changes.

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

No news at this time.


Parent Connectors - Join us Today

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