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  • Hurricane Delta Closure and Distance Learning Scheduled

    Posted by District on 10/7/2020 11:00:00 AM

    From Dr. Bagwell:

    The approach of Hurricane Delta as a major hurricane will necessitate the closure of all schools and offices of the St. Mary Parish School Board on Thursday, October 8. Students will be scheduled for distance learning in lieu of attending school on campus October 8, which will foster a continuation of instructional activities while families make preparations for the impending hurricane. 

    All offices and schools of the St. Mary Parish School Board will be closed on Thursday, October 8, and schools and offices will remain closed for the previously scheduled “fall break” on Friday and Monday. Students and staff will return to school on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

    Additionally, the St. Mary Parish School Board meeting will be cancelled on Thursday, October 8, and rescheduled to Thursday, October 15, at 5:00 PM in the Evans Medine Board Room. An updated board agenda will be publicized prior to the meeting.

    Parents should monitor school and district websites for ongoing coverage of the response to Hurricane Delta as events transpire. The safety and security of students and staff is of deepest concern, and we ask that all citizens take every precaution in preparing for this storm. 

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  • Leadership Changes at MCJHS and District Level

    Posted by District on 10/1/2020

    Dr. Bagwell recently announced administrative changes at the school and district level.

    • Ms. Michelle South:  Principal, Morgan City Jr. High School
    • Ms. Carmen Lagarde: Elementary Coordinator for Special Services
    • Ms. Alexis Rack: Assistant Principal, Morgan City Jr. High School 
    • Ms. Lydia Duval: Facilitator of School Health and Nursing Services


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  • Virtual Learning Program Enrollment

    Posted by District on 9/25/2020

    Please note: 

    The deadline for enrollment into the St. Mary Parish Virtual Learning Program was Monday, Sept. 21. Parents who enrolled their children by that date will receive Welcome letters between Sept. 25 and 27. Letters will be sent to the email address listed on the application and to the student's email address.

    Students who were enrolled after the deadline as the result of extenuating circumstances will be enrolled after Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the order in which their enrollments were received. 

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  • Meal Pick-Up Reservation Forms Update

    Posted by District on 9/24/2020

    Beginning Monday, October 5, 2020, Virtual Meal Pick-Up will be available at each school on Mondays from 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM. There will be no Virtual Meal Pick-Up on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 as we transition to Phase 3 guidelines.

    • Parents of students enrolled in virtual learning who would like packets consisting of 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals must submit a request each week to reserve a packet. 

    The Reservation Form links can be found on our website at

    • Forms must be submitted by Wednesday at noon (12:00 PM) for pick-up on the following Monday. The form will reopen each Monday at 6:00 PM.
    • Adults picking up meals must bring the student's Lunch Card and/or student ID badge for verification.
    • Meals must be picked up between 9:00 and 10:00 AM on Mondays at the child’s school he/she would attend.
    • The reservation form must be completed each week for each child.


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  • SMP Schools Transition to Phase 3 Guidelines

    Posted by District on 9/15/2020 5:00:00 PM

    St. Mary Parish Schools began this school year under COVID-19 Phase 2 restrictions. For the safety and security of our families, we implemented a virtual option for students, a hybrid schedule for grades 6-12, and classroom and bus capacity limits.

    On September 11, Governor Edwards announced a move to Phase 3. This action allows buses to transport students at 75% capacity, and classrooms can accommodate a few more students with social distancing measures in place.

    In Phase 3, St. Mary Parish Schools can begin making plans for all students to return to school campuses for daily instruction.  Beginning on Monday, September 28, all students in grades K-5 and those in grades 6-12 will attend face-to-face classes on a daily basis.  The hybrid schedule will be discontinued for grades 6-12 as students return to a daily instructional schedule.

    Parents who have chosen an all-virtual option for their child should contact the school to discuss possible Phase 3 alternatives that would best promote their child’s continued learning.

    The school system is very aware of special circumstances facing families during this extraordinary time. Our goal is to provide consistent instruction throughout all pandemic phases. St. Mary Schools strictly follows all guidance issued by the Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Education, and Centers for Disease Control regarding wellness protocols throughout its schools and offices. The movement to Phase 3 still requires that students participate in a wellness screening each morning, wash hands throughout the day, and adhere to social distancing and face coverings.

    Under Phase 3 guidelines, the district is confident that students can return to a safe learning environment with daily instruction designed to meet the needs our students. Educating children in a time of ongoing change is a challenging task, but it is worth our efforts to ensure that all students receive an exceptional education in St. Mary Parish.

    We look forward seeing our students once again for in-person learning on Monday, September 28.

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  • Additional News Items

    Posted by District on 7/1/2020

    Additional new items can be found on the District News Archive page. 

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Superintendent's Welcome

  • Welcome to the St. Mary Parish Schools Website

    Dr. Bagwell

    On behalf of the St. Mary Parish Schools community, it is my distinct privilege to welcome you to our district’s webpage. This site serves as a virtual platform for a wide array of information about our district and its twenty-one school sites.
    We are very proud of the accomplishments that our district has made in academic growth, and we will continue to strive for further advancements by offering a variety of programs and services in our efforts to reach every student. St. Mary Parish Schools is fortunate to have a remarkably dedicated and highly-qualified staff focused on providing students with an exceptional educational experience that will prepare them for life after high school graduation. Our schools offer an array of extracurricular activities, and we encourage students to get involved beyond the classroom. As educators, we consider it a sacred trust to guide our students in a path of learning that will be challenging, relevant, and purposeful.

    Thank you for visiting our website and for entrusting the future of St. Mary Parish to our schools.
    --Dr. Teresa Bagwell, Superintendent of St. Mary Parish Schools


  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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Character Counts!

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 9/18/2020

    Student: "When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor." -Elon Musk

    Staff: "If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important."  -Barbara Colorose

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