Seasonal Illness

Dear Parents or Guardians, 


Over the last several weeks, we have been monitoring the volume of both our students and faculty/staff that are out of school due to seasonal illness.  While the number of absences peaked last week, we have been in communication with the FDL County Department of Health to stay informed of regional indicators and best practices.  


As an added precaution,  we have our custodians and cleaning staff taking extra care, spending additional time to disinfect surfaces, door knobs, and banisters on a daily basis. We are also ensuring that there is soap and hand sanitizer in all dispensers and encouraging everyone to remind students about the importance of hand washing. 


To prevent widespread and recurring illness, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms.  To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.


Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:


  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache


Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:


  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees – your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough


To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:


  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick


Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours.  Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school.  Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.


Thank you in advance for your assistance and diligence.


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We are excited to announce our new vendor, FreshFit Cafe! Conveniently located just to the west of SMSA (near Festival Foods), FreshFit is the perfect place to stop for fresh, high quality smoothies, salads, yogurt bowls, breakfast, lunch and more. 


Scrip now inventories $10 gift cards with a whopping 10% rebate! Great for gifts or to enjoy yourself!

News & Updates

2020/2021 Academic Calendar

The 2020/2021 Academic Calendar is now available! Please click here to view.


School Nurse Update

Our school nurse has decided to leave SMSA.  At this time, Agnesian is working to fill the position for us.  While Agnesian seeks to fill the position, we are reaching out to see if there are any parents, who hold a nursing degree, that would be willing to volunteer their time until the position is filled.


Should you have interest in volunteering any amount of time, please call Stacey Akey at 920-322-8007.


Thank you!

Ledgerfest Volunteers Needed

We need your help to make sure Ledgerfest goes off without a hitch! Please click here to sign up for a volunteer spot. We need individuals to help with set up, clean up, registration and selling raffle tickets.


Ledgerfest can only be made possible through the efforts of energetic volunteers and the kind generosity of our community partners and school families.


For more information about volunteering, please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006.

Important Upcoming Dates

Registration Fee Discount - Extended Deadline

In order to ensure that all CURRENT families have the opportunity to take advantage of the registration fee discount, we will be extending the deadline for returning the 2020-2021 registration form to Friday, February 28th. Thank you for your commitment to SMSA!



Lands’ End Free Logo - ends February 21st

A meticulously embroidered logo is the finishing touch that identifies your student and promotes our school brand. Now through February 21, 2020, you can add our school logo free to Lands’ End School uniform and dress code apparel. 


Click here to make an order today!

Rosary - Chapel of St. Mary: Our Lady of the Ledge - February 24th

Please join us as we pray the Rosary for our school community on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


Please stop in the North or South office for a visitor’s pass.

All System Ash Wednesday Mass - February 26th

Join us as we celebrate Mass as a System on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 for Ash Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church.  Mass will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Register Today for Ledgerfest - April 4th

Join us on Saturday, April 4, 2020 for a glamorous evening of mystery and intrigue as we “Unmask the Possibilities,” continuing our rich history of a legacy built on 110 years of traditions.


Registration is now open! Please click here to register today!  You can register as an individual, couple, purchase a table or sign up to be a sponsor! 


The Ledgerfest committee is still seeking donations for the live and silent auction.  Please click here  to fill out a donation form today!


Please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006 with any questions.  


Thank you for your support!

From the Office of Kollin Petrie - Campus Ministry Director

Friday Adoration at SMSA

Stressed? Tired? Overworked?


Find peace and rest in our beautiful school Chapel!


Every Friday, Jesus is waiting for you in the Blessed Sacrament!  Sign up for an hour of quiet time with Jesus in Adoration from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We need at least one person each hour to be in the chapel with Jesus. You can spend your hour reading, journaling, praying, resting, or just telling Jesus all that’s in your heart! It’s the best hour you’ll have all week! 


Click here to sign up today!


For your protection, and that of our students, adoration volunteers must be SEE Trained.

Nurse News

No news at this time.

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

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPA Update

Monthly meeting dates

Please mark your calendars for the following PPA meeting dates; all meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Please make sure to check back often in case of a date change.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Lauby Lounge

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – Lauby Lounge

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Lauby Lounge