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  • SMP Schools to Host Summer Adventure Camp

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 3/19/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Summer Adventure Camps (June 7 - 22, 2021) will be offered free-of-charge to Pre-K through 5th graders. Students will participate in fun and engaging art, PE, reading/social studies, and math/science activities. This exciting adventure will take place on elementary school campuses in St. Mary Parish. 

    Daily sessions will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 12:00 PM. Students will be served breakfast and lunch daily. Bus transportation will be provided.

    School principals will be sharing application information with students at their schools. Responses must be submitted before April 9, 2021.

    Students are expected to work to their fullest potential and behave in such a way that they will learn and not interfere with the learning of their classmates. In addition, student attendance will be carefully monitored to ensure each child receives maximum benefits from this program. Students can be dropped from the program and replaced with other students from the school's waiting list.

    View Summer Adventure Camp Program Flyer

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  • 2021-22 School Calendar Approved

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 3/12/2021 6:00:00 AM

    From Mr. Stadalis: 

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved the official School Calendar for 2021-22 at its regular session on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

    The calendar can be found in two places on this website:

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  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 2/22/2021

    District elementary schools will begin scheduling appointments for the registration of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

    Parents must call the school to arrange for a registration appointment. No drop-in registrations will be accepted. 

    Because of the limited availability of seats, appointments for Round 1 registration of Pre-Kindergarten students will be scheduled only from March 1 through March 26.

    • Pre-K students will not be registered without all required documentation.
    • Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the Pre-K program. 

    Parents or adult guardians must supply the following documents to complete registration: 

    • Birth certificate (must be four years old on or before September 30, 2021)
    • Immunization record
    • Social security card
    • Proof of residency (current utility bill)
    • Proof of income (pre-kindergarten students only). Acceptable income documentation includes:
      • Two current consecutive check stubs for EACH PARENT or CAREGIVER IN THE HOUSEHOLD
      • SNAP/Food Stamps documentation that includes child’s name and valid effective dates

    For more information:

    View the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration flyer (includes school phone numbers):

    View the video prepared by the St. Mary Parish Ready Start Network Committee for additional information about the Pre-Kindergarten program. 

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  • JBMS Virtual Christmas Program

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 12/21/2020
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  • Modified Phase 2: School Calendar Unchanged

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 11/28/2020
    From Dr. Bagwell: 
    St. Mary Parish Public School students will return to school Monday, November 30, as scheduled, under the state's Modified Phase 2 guidelines.
    Gov. Edwards and BESE agreed that local school systems can continue to operate under Phase 3 guidelines as part of the Modified Phase 2 plans that will be in effect until Dec. 23.
    To further support health and safety, the Maintenance Department conducted a thorough sanitation cleaning of all school buildings during the Thanksgiving holidays.  All public health procedures for addressing COVID-19 remain intact and will be strictly followed to keep students and staff healthy and safe at school.  
    We will continue to monitor public health data as we strive to provide our students with an exceptional education in these challenging times.
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  • Report Cards

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 11/6/2020 1:00:00 AM

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020:  Report Cards for First 9-Weeks Period Issued

            Report Card

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  • Calendar Updates

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 10/29/2020 7:00:00 AM
    • Sunday, November 1, 2020:  Daylight Savings Time Ends @ 2:00 AM (Set clocks back one hour)

      Don't forget to Fall back

    • Tuesday, November 3, 2020:  Election Day (School and District Holiday)

              Vote 2020

    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020:  Report Cards for First 9-Weeks Period Issued

            Report Card

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  • St. Mary Parish Families Eligible for Emergency Food Benefits

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 5/16/2020

    The Louisiana Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is offering families assistance in purchasing food to help offset school meals missed during the COVID-19 closures. The emergency food benefit is available to ALL children who would normally receive free or reduced meals at school and to ALL students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. 

    St. Mary Parish CEP schools include the following:

    • Aucoin Elementary
    • B. Edward Boudreaux Middle
    • Bayou Vista Elementary
    • Berwick Elementary
    • Centerville High
    • Foster Elementary
    • Franklin High
    • Franklin Jr. High
    • Hattie Watts Elementary
    • LaGrange Elementary
    • Maitland Elementary
    • Morgan City High
    • Morgan City Jr. High
    • Norman Elementary
    • Patterson High
    • Patterson Jr. High
    • Raintree Elementary
    • West St. Mary High
    • Wyandotte Elementary

    Therefore, a parent whose child attends any one of these schools is eligible to apply, as well as any parent whose child is eligible for free/reduced meals at Berwick High and Berwick Jr. High

    This is an incredible opportunity for families to obtain assistance in a quick and easy process. The portal for applying opens on Monday, May 18th. Applications are due by June 8, 2020.

    More information about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program can be accessed through the state's digital flyer. The flyer includes links to the application portal and frequently-asked questions (FAQs) about the program. 

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  • PreK Registration (Round 1) Update

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 5/11/2020

    Round 1 PreK registration opened on Thursday, May 7, and will close on May 21, 2020.   Parents/guardians who missed the initial registration day should contact the attendance zone school by phone to schedule a registration appointment. If there is no answer at the school's phone number, Ms. Fryou at the district office (337-836-6050) can assist in scheduling a registration time. 

    Parents can expect to receive calls about acceptance on Friday, May 22, 2020.  

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  • Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Registration Reminder

    Posted by Kortney Freyoux on 5/1/2020

    St. Mary Parish Schools will hold registration of PreK students and any new students enrolling in Kindergarten and 1st Grade on May 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

    Parents/Guardians are reminded to bring the following information:

    • Child's birth certificate
    • Social Security card
    • Immunization record
    • Proof of address (electric/utility bill in parent/guardian's name, state ID card, lease or mortgage statement) 
    • Proof of income (2 current check stubs, current SNAP benefit letter with student's name)

    For safety, we ask that only one parent with a mask come to register the childNo children are allowed on campus at this time.  Additional information can be obtained by calling the school in your attendance zone

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  • Scammers Cash in during the COVID Pandemic

    Posted by Lee Ann Hepler on 3/24/2021 12:00:00 PM

    It has been over a year since COVID-19 made its first appearance in our area. In response to the virus, we have adapted to new daily routines to help stay safe and healthykeep your distance, wear a mask, and wash your handsA few months ago, several vaccines became available, and the scammers of the world saw an opportunity. Because of these quick-thinking scammers, our new daily routines should also include keeping a watchful eye on our bank accounts and personal information and making smart decision when it comes to sharing personal information.  


    Man holding laptop.  “Fraudsters are always looking to take advantage of significant world events. The COVID-19 pandemic and its corresponding rapid digital acceleration brought about by stay-at-home orders is a global event unrivaled in the online age,” said Shai Cohen, senior vice president of Global Fraud Solutions at TransUnion 


    According to Colleen Tressler, the scammers’ newest attempt to swindle your personal information involves sending phony vaccine surveys. Ms. Tressler is with the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education and in her article, she states that these opportunistic scammers are sending emails and text messages with links to surveys. These surveys appear to be legitimate, but it is all an elaborate ruse to steal your personal data. Her advice to avoid being scammed is simple 

    • Do not click on any links or open attachments.  
    • Do not call or use the number in the email or text.  
    • Do not give out your banking account, credit card, or personal information.  
    • Report scams to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.  

    In the same way that we are vigilant in protecting our health, we must also be vigilant in protecting our financial and personal information. Just like viruses, scammers are out there looking for a weak spot to capitalize on – inoculate yourself against these scammers by keeping your information private.  

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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, April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 4/16/2021

    Student:  "Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited for what could go right." -Tony Robins


    Staff: "Before you leave the house, you need to make up your mind that you're going to stay positive and enjoy the day no matter what comes your way. You have to decide ahead of time." -Joel Osteen

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