Back to School Message from SMSA's President & Principals

Dear St. Mary’s Springs Academy Parents and Guardians,


With the 2022-2023 school year just around the corner, it is our sincere hope that this summer has provided you and your family an opportunity to spend additional time together before the school year begins.  As we approach our 113th year of providing exceptional Catholic education, we are eager and grateful to welcome new and returning students and their families home on the Ledge.


As previously indicated in the July 22nd communication, we have made every effort to streamline the Back to School Family Packet information, making key forms and other important information more easily accessible via the Parent Resource Page.  In anticipation of Student Orientation and Supply Drop-Off on Tuesday, August 23rd, we ask that you carefully read and review this information and complete the following required documents prior to the start of school.  


Required Forms – due prior to Wednesday, August 24, 2022:


1) SMSA Emergency Information and Handbook Acceptance/Permission Form – fillable form may be submitted via email to: or returned in person to either the South or North Hall Office. Download and open in your preferred PDF viewer.


2) Health and Medical Letter/Forms – please read and electronically complete the required health and immunization forms for your child(ren) via the parent portal in Skyward Family Access (instructions are provided).  If your child has allergies and/or requires daily or emergency medication at school, there are corresponding forms for completion.


Optional Forms and Additional Information – see busing and transportation (shuttle sign-up), childcare opportunities (registration form), school lunch programs, school dress code/uniforms and much more by scrolling on the Parent Resource Page


We are grateful for all of our new and returning families and your steadfast commitment to Catholic education, unwavering faith in The Ledger Way,  and desire to work in partnership.  Working together to educate and nurture the God-given talents and human potential of your child(ren) is a privilege and responsibility for which we are both honored and grateful.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.  


Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us.


Stacey Akey: President  

Steve Kelnhofer: Principal, Grade PreK-8    

Eamonn O’Keeffe: Principal, Grade 9-12

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South Street Shuttle Bus

All KG – 12 students who reside within the Fond du Lac city limits and in the boundaries of the FDL School District are eligible to be transported to SMSA from a common point (South Street Parking lot) for pickup and drop-off. The South Street parking lot is located on the north side of Fruth Field off of South Street. The bus is titled “South Street Shuttle” bus. The guidelines set up by the FDL School District are available on the SMSA website within the Resources tab > Parents/Families > SMSA Bus Routes > FDL School District Shuttle to SMSA.


A link to register your children to ride the Shuttle bus is found under the tab FDL School District Shuttle to SMSA.


All families intending to use the South Street Shuttle bus must register their student riders. There is no cost to the family but student information must be provided as a requirement from Johnson Bus. Johnson Bus is required to have this information so that they are able to contact you in the event of any type of delay or emergency.


Head back to school with Scrip!

Don’t forget to use Scrip for all of your back to school needs! Decrease your tuition costs and support SMSA while you purchase the items you need. We have a robust inventory on hand for immediate purchase (including Lands’ End for school uniforms) and place weekly orders for non-inventory items.


Not familiar with SMSA’s Scrip program? Check out the Scrip webpage to learn everything you need to know and start reducing your tuition today!


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Parents of Athletic Booster Club (ABC) and Performing Arts (PPA) Updates


PPA meeting Dates for next year, 2022-2023:

  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 22
  • April 19
  • May 17


All meetings will be held at 6 pm in the Lauby Lounge.


Contact Coleen Feucht for questions at


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Helping Our Group

If you are interested in helping with our Parent Connectors Group, please contact Andrea Nuss,  We appreciate the support of our SMSA Families!