Dear Parents and Guardians,


This week I had a grand opportunity to work with another Principal on Tuesday, October 27th.  Thaden Colwin, from fourth grade, joined me as he was deemed Principal for the Day (a fun auction item won at Swing Fore Springs).  We had a great day of looking over the safety of SMSA, attended classroom visits, went to important meetings, welcomed people to school and cheered them on as they left the Ledge. During one of our meetings he stated, “everyone needs to remember to bring face masks for you and your kids when you come to school or go anywhere.  Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19.  It takes everyone to keep us safe.”  Mr. Thaden Colwin hit it right on the mark.  It does take all of us as a community to keep everyone safe.  Ten year old minds are beautiful and insightful.


Mr. Thaden Colwin wants to remind everyone to stay safe during Halloween.  Please read below for a link Mr. Colwin thought was a good resource.  


Thank you Mr. Colwin for spending the day with me.  It was a wonderful treat and a highlight of my week.  


God Bless,

Steven Kelnhofer


October 30th – Early Release for End of Quarter I 

Our first academic quarter concludes on Friday, October 30th. Friday is a scheduled early release day for students.  Please note the elementary students grade P3 – 8 will be released at 11:15 a.m. to aid in traffic flow for the release of the System.    


Skyward Access to Report Cards

First Quarter report cards will be accessible to families through Skyward at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th.  Please follow the steps below to access and sign off that you have reviewed your child’s report card.   

Steps to your child’s report card


Safe and Healthy Halloween in a time of Pandemic

Please partner with SMSA as we ask families to continue making thoughtful choices with Halloween plans this weekend.  SMSA supports families celebrating Halloween.  Please use the following link as a resource for planning a safe Halloween in 2020.  Halloween & COVID-19: Have Fun While Staying Safe


Ledger Learning Guide  

Parents are always encouraged to check the SMSA Ledger Learning Guide’s 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.


God Bless,

Steve Kelnhofer

Upcoming Dates

High School Placement Test - December 5th

The High School Placement Test for current SMSA 8th grade students, will be held on Saturday, December 5th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The test will be administered here at SMSA. 


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mueller at


Thank you!

News and Information

No news at this time.


Scholarship Opportunities

Lands’ End Starboard Scholarship (Grades 8-12)

The Lands’ End School Starboard Scholarship acknowledges and rewards students who display exceptional leadership skills.  Each winning student will receive a $5,000 scholarship.  Applications are being accepted from now until Tuesday, December 15, 2020.


For a full list of details and eligibility requirements, please click here.

Before/After School Care News

After-school care will be open until 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 30th, for those who are signed up.

Parent Connectors - Join us Today

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