From the Office of Eamonn O'Keeffe

Monday – Thursday, June 1-4, 2020 Planning: Process for the End of Year Supply Drop-off and Locker Clean-out

The link you will find in this opening sentence is very important for all high school families and pertains to the schedule and appointments for Monday – Thursday, June 1st – 4th. Please read the cover letter and all linked/attached pages carefully. End of Year Details & Schedule for June 1-4 HS Supply Drop-Off & Locker Clean-Out


Families should be prepared to return all Chromebook, textbooks, library books and any departmental issued resources, school issued Internet hot spots, school issued musical instruments and sheet music. When in doubt, please bring the item along and school personnel will assess the matter on the day of your appointment. 


As you can imagine, scheduling 900 students for this activity during four days is complex.  Thus, altering the schedule of appointments would be quite disruptive to the process.  If a family has special circumstances that conflict with their appointed time, please contact Mrs. Amerling via email at  


Class of 2020: Final Celebrations

As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are prohibited from scheduling or implementing many of the gatherings that are traditional to graduation season.  As such, instead of Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation originally scheduled for June 7th, SMSA has needed to develop alternative plans for celebrating with the Class of 2020 and their families.  


I am grateful to all seniors and their parents for their patient support, goodwill and flexibility during this very difficult and untimely circumstance.  Naturally, it is disappointing for all parties that adjusted celebrations are necessary. That said, some beautiful plans have emerged for our dear seniors!  For a clear and complete picture of the SMSA plans for celebrating the Class of 2020, please click Class of 2020 Special Days and Celebrations – May and June 2020 for a detailed summary. We are all in this together!


Final Academic Obligations

All student work for Quarter 4 and Semester II are expected to be completed by Friday, May 29, 2020.  Recognizing the added challenges of the virtual learning term, all late work for Quarter 4 may be submitted to teachers for full credit until Friday, June 5, 2020. 


Skyward Access

From Monday, June 1st at 7:00 a.m. – Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 a.m., parents and students will not have access to Skyward gradebooks.  During this time, grades will be submitted, processed and verified by SMSA faculty and staff.  Families will have access to grade reports again on Skyward on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 a.m. 


Student Schedules for 2020-21

On Friday, May 29th, parents and students will have access to Skyward to review course schedules for the 2020-21 school year!  These preliminary schedules are directly informed by the course selections originally submitted by students in January and February.  


In the past, preliminary schedules were not made available for review until August. Our goal has been to release schedules to students and parents by June 1, and so we are pleased to fulfill this goal! Many thanks to Mr. Jacob Norlander, our Master Scheduler, and to our Counseling Office for working diligently to guide students in their choices, honor student interests, build the Master Schedule and mitigate schedule conflicts.  While some schedule conflicts are still being addressed, the great majority of high school schedules are set for next year!  Students may contact Mr. Mahaffey via prior to Friday, June 5th to discuss their 2020-21 schedule. 


As we shared in January, the course selection process is key to building a master schedule for SMSA and to staffing decisions.  Because of potential disruption to other students and to personnel, schedule changes are thus discouraged unless deemed essential to a student’s academic well being. 


In August, students will have a short period of time to make schedule adjustments if necessary. Please note that beginning in 2020-21 any schedule change not initiated by SMSA will require payment of a nominal fee.  More detailed information around this process will be shared with parents in the return to school summer packet mailing.

News and Information

Liturgical Minister Signup

You are encouraged to help make our liturgies beautiful! Sign up today to get involved. Please click here to sign up today!

Class of 2020 - Unite!

Hey Seniors! Did you know that we created a special shirt design, just for you, to show your strength and resilience during these unforeseen times? Click here to see this design and five other awesome options! Parents, there is a special design option for you, too – click here.


Don’t forget to support our Seniors by displaying a Class of 2020 sign! #LedgersforLife signs are $7 and personalized signs are $17 each. Have a question? Contact Signarama at and they will take care of it for you!


Order your sign today by clicking here.

Upcoming Dates

Cancellations and Postponements

Please click here to view the current cancellations and postponements.  This list is being updated every Friday as new information is gathered.

High School Counseling

News and Information

YScreen May

Please click here to view the YScreen for May.


College/University Virtual Updates

During these “virtual” times, many colleges and universities have cancelled their Open Houses and Visit Days. If you were planning on attending one of these events for the college/university you’re interested in, make sure to check their website as many colleges/universities are offering virtual tours instead.

Virtual Career Interviews – Brought to you by Envision Greater Fond du Lac

Please click here for information on the Virtual Career Interviews.

Upcoming Dates

Cancellations and Postponements

Please click here to view the current cancellations and postponements.  This list is being updated every Friday as new information is gathered.

Marian University Virtual Introduction to Health Professions – June 15th – 19th

Marian University is offering a Virtual Introduction to health professions course Monday – Friday, June 15th-19th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A thought-provoking exploration of nursing, social work, radiologic technology and others. Email for more information:

Career Exploration

Michels Career Exploration Day – CANCELLED 

The Michels Career Exploration Day has been cancelled due to schools being in a virtual format. Thank you for your interest and keep us on the calendar for 2021.

Job Opportunities

Michels Corporation

Michels Corp. is still looking for students that may be interested in summer work opportunities. Please click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

No updates at this time.

College/University SMSA visits

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College/University Visits

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