General News

Ledgerfest 2018

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Early Childhood Spreads Kindness to HS students at SMSA
The P3 and 4K students have been learning about the benefits of sharing the gift of kindness with others. The students learned how they could be followers of Jesus by doing an act of kindness for the high school students. Each student made a homemade Valentine’s card or heart and delivered them to some of the high school classrooms on Tuesday, February 13. The high school students enjoyed the surprise visit from SMSA’s youngest students as well as the sweet treat attached to the card. Young hearts sure do make a BIG difference at SMSA!

To view the photos from the event please visit our Facebook page.

Navigating Wisconsin Parental Choice as a Current SMSA Family

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) application is open from now until April 20, 2018. It is important for CURRENT families to note that you are only eligible to apply for children that are at “natural entry points” at SMSA, meaning going into 4k, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 9th grade–otherwise, you are not eligible to apply. The criteria for the WPCP is based on WI residency and household income. The household income requirements have been adjusted to 220% the federal poverty level. Current families who are interested in the WPCP program, should look at the commonly asked questions section of our website and complete the online application. Applications are due April 20, with the state-conducted random lottery taking place shortly after, and awards being made sometime in June. For more information, please contact SMSA School Choice Administrator, Kelly Norton, at (920) 322-8007.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar is now available! To view it, please click here.

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Volunteer Information

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School Nurse

The Fond du Lac community and many surrounding school districts have seen in increase in illnesses, including influenza. We are doing everything we can at SMSA to keep the illnesses out of the building, but need your help. If your child is sick, please keep them at home. Here are some reasons you should keep your child at home:


  • Temperature of 100 or above. When your child has had a fever, his or her temperature should be below 100 for at least 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or ibuprofen.
  • Coughing frequently or has a productive cough (is coughing up phlegm).
  • Had diarrhea or vomiting in the past 24 hours.
  • Is complaining that his/her ears or throat hurts.
  • Is very tired because of being up during the night with any of the above symptoms.
  • Has seen a doctor who prescribed an antibiotic. Generally a child should be on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school; your doctor will give you specific instructions.
  • Is just “not feeling good” or is acting sluggish.

When you do keep your child at home please call the school attendance line (920-322-8036) early in the day to let us know the reason for illness.  If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease such as influenza, strep throat or pink eye please tell the office.  If your child develops signs of illness at school, you will be contacted to come and take him or her home.


Thank you for helping keep our school healthy! Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at or 920-322-3206.

Community & Booster Clubs


ABC looking for parents to serve as trustees for next year.

A person in this position will attend monthly meetings and contribute to discussion of topics, including voting on requests for disbursement of funds. A total of 3 trustees are needed.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 7th @ 6 p.m. Please plan on attending.

Contact Jim Sutton at to learn more or review the FAQ’s on the ABC page  on the school website.

Looking for athletic volunteer opportunities?

Sign up today!  Click here.

To view the ABC Meeting Minutes please visit here



Parent Connectors

Thank you to the SMSA families who attended Winter Carnival last Friday evening! It was a huge success!  Everyone had a fabulous time!


We would like to send a special THANK YOU to all the parents who assisted either with prepping items prior to the carnival, volunteering at the carnival or who donated food, drinks and prizes.  We would also like to thank the many 6th, 7th and 8th graders who volunteered their time to help with carnival set up, games and clean up!   Winter Carnival would not be possible without  the many fabulous volunteers. Thank you!!

Grandparents Day for grades K-5 – April 25th & 26th
Grandparents will be invited to school to spend some time with their grandchildren.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the SMSA Staff, come join the Parent Connector Group on a Monday morning to honor them! Please click here to sign up! We would love to have you join us!


Weekly Staff Spotlight

Thank you SMSA Staff for all you do! We appreciate you!

Staff in the Spotlight this week:

Dena Guell: 3K & Enrichment Aide

Maria McDermot: Library Aide

Marsha Michels: Administrative Assistant-Business Office

Kelly Norton: President

John Resop: High School Guidance Counselor

Tracey Righi-Smith: High School English Teacher