News and Information

Updated Quarantine Guideline at SMSA for Close Contacts - Effective December 7, 2020

In accordance with recently revised Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, the Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Fond du Lac County Health Department (FCHD) are in support of shortening the standard quarantine period for those in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case. 

The new standard at SMSA for quarantine for close contacts is changing from 14 days to 10 days for people who remain asymptomatic, provided that daily symptom monitoring continues for the full 14 day period. 

The duration of quarantine for close contacts may be further shortened to 7 days using a test-based strategy. Individuals may be released from quarantine after 7 days if:

  • an FDA authorized diagnostic test (PCR or antigen) is collected within 48 hours of the proposed end of quarantine (i.e., on day 6 or 7 of quarantine)
  • the result is negative
  • proof of the negative test result is provided to the Attendance Coordinator at prior to the reentry to school (i.e., email from testing site)
  • symptom monitoring continues for the full 14 day period

Click here for a list of community testing sites. Click here to view the Quarantine Options Timeline.

Please note: The CDC, DHS  and FCHD continue to recommend the best option to reduce asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is to complete a 14 day quarantine.

Support SMSA Staff/Faculty This Holiday Season!

For the past ten years, SMSA families have had the opportunity to donate towards a holiday gathering at Whispering Springs for SMSA Staff/Faculty. For many families, the contribution to the gathering was given in place of individual Christmas staff and teacher gifts, or as an added appreciation. Due to the current pandemic, we will not be able to provide this gathering.

However, we have a special opportunity for you to contribute a monetary donation towards individual Christmas gifts for our SMSA Staff/Faculty. The SMSA Leadership team has planned to surprise the teachers and staff with raffle gifts throughout their celebration of the “12 Days of Christmas” as well as a $25 scrip gift card for all.


We are asking for a minimum donation of $50. Please send your donation to school by Friday, December 18th in a sealed envelope labeled “Chris Gilles: Staff Christmas Gifts.” Checks should be made out to SMSA, and a tax letter will be provided.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Nuss at or 920-904-4356 or Valerie Everson at or 920-251-3719.


Blessings to you during this holiday season!

-Parent Connectors

Music Department Poinsettia Sale

The high school music department is holding their annual Poinsettia Sale fundraiser. If you want to buy a poinsettia for $15, please see any high school music student or email: Coleen at


If you are a high school music student wanting to participate in the poinsettia sale, you have until Sunday, December 6th to sell your tickets. $5 from each sale goes directly into your music department trip account to save up for future trips. Seniors can defer funds into the general music trip account. This is a great deal on poinsettias!

Pro-life Christmas Ornament Sale

Order a pro-life ornament uniquely created by SMSA students!

Ledgers for Life high school students are partnering with elementary art teacher Mrs. Rodenkirch to create one-of-a-kind ornaments with “baby feet” and a pro-life message. Each ornament will be unique and wonderful at a cost of only $5.00.


Order today:


Proceeds will be used to offset the cost of an ultrasound machine for Charis, a pro-life organization that assists women in crisis pregnancies.


Please support our SMSA Ledgers for Life!  Click here to view the flyer.

Virtually Learning Lunch Order Form for Pick Up

Is your child(ren) virtually learning?  Don’t stress about lunch, SMSA will take care of that for you!  Please click here to fill out an order form to pick up lunch for your virtually learning child(ren).  Please have the survey completed by 5:00 p.m. on Fridays to order your child(ren)’s meals for the next week.


This form can also be found on our website under “Resources-Parents/Families“, “Resources-Students” and the COVID-19 Resource Page.

Join in on SMSA Rosary Prayers each Monday

Join in on reciting the rosary near the tabernacle at Holy Family or in the comfort of your own home each Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Dates

Order Your Ledger Wear Today! - Deadline December 11th for Christmas Orders

Time is running out for your SMSA online order to make Santa’s sleigh, all orders must be in by Friday, December 11, 2020 to ensure your tried and true Ledger gifts are under the tree on Christmas Eve! With new designs and styles including Ledger masks, comfy sherpa blankets, jackets, Ledger socks and more, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list this year, including your favorite four-legged friend!

Support St. Mary’s Springs Academy every time you leave the house, when you wear your new Ledger gear! Purchase today by clicking here!

Big Money Raffle Tickets on Sale Now - Drawing January 22nd

Have you returned your Big Money Raffle tickets yet? Make sure to sell/purchase all 5 of your BMR tickets and return them to school before the drawing on Friday, January 22, 2021 for your chance to win the grand prize of $20,000, with an additional $10,000 in cash prizes! Help support SMSA and have a chance at winning Big Money!


Additional tickets can be purchased at the North, South or Scrip Offices! For questions please contact Kristin Zitlow at or 920-322-8006. Thank you for supporting St. Mary’s Springs Academy!

Health and Wellness

COVID-19 Hotline

For your convenience, the COVID-19 hotline number is 844-225-0147

Visual Demonstration of Wearing a Mask vs not Wearing a Mask

Please click here to view the demonstration.


Scrip Hours

Christmas Break

Scrip will be closed for Christmas break from Wednesday, December 23rd through Friday, January 1st.

Normal Scrip hours will resume Monday, January 4th.


Scrip Hours

Scrip Office will be open Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Tuesday and Thursday from Noon – 4:00 p.m.  The Scrip Office will be closed on Fridays.


Can’t make it to the Scrip office during those times? Sign up for the new mobile app, RaiseRight.  Link your account and add Scrip to your mobile wallet. Shop, save and support SMSA on the go.  Click here for information on the app!

Scrip News and Information

Support SMSA and earn rebates to offset your tuition by shopping with Scrip this Christmas season.


Orders for non-inventory items must be placed by Monday, December 14, 2020 at noon to guarantee they arrive before Christmas break.

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

ABC Update

Thank you for your support!

PPA Update

December Meeting – December 16th

PPA will meet on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Please email Keri at for meeting information.