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  • Student Transfer Applications

    Posted by District on 5/21/2020

    From Mr. Kenneth Holmes, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance: 

    At this time, the Child Welfare and Attendance Department is not processing any student transfer applications for the 2020-21 school session.  An announcement will be posted to all school websites once processing of student transfer applications begins. 

    Please address any questions to the Child Welfare and Attendance Department at (337) 836-9661. 

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  • St. Mary Parish Offers Summer Learning Institute for 2020

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 5/21/2020

    The St. Mary Parish Virtual Learning Program will once again offer its Summer Learning Institute, a program that allows students to take advantage of the summer break by enrolling in new courses or retaking courses for high school credit.

    Courses offered during the Summer Learning Institute’s 6-week session are condensed versions of the same high-quality, instructor-supported courses offered by the Virtual Learning Program during the school year. Successful students will find themselves working 10 to 20 hours each week, depending on the intensity of the course selected.  They can work from home on their own computers or use portable devices to work from other locations like a hotel room or a relative’s house. The flexible nature of online courses means that students can still participate in normal summer activities if time is also allocated to keep up with the weekly course schedule. 

    While traditional summer school is usually restricted to students with remediation needs, the SMPVLP Summer Learning Institute encourages students to consider enrolling in a course if

    • The course is not offered at their assigned school.
    • Their schedules are too full to add fun or unusual electives.
    • They have failed a course and wish to retake it to avoid falling behind.
    • Schedule conflicts are preventing students from taking a required course.

    Enrollment in SLI is open to high school students attending public, private, or charter schools. For students in St. Mary Parish, the online application must be completed by a student's school counselor. The application window opened on Wednesday, May 20, and will remain open through Wednesday, June 3, 2020. A personal check or money order made out to the St. Mary Parish School Board must accompany each application. 

    All courses begin on Monday, June 1, 2020. More information is available on the Summer Learning Institute webpage.

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  • Applications for School Principal Positions Now Being Accepted

    Posted by District on 5/19/2020

    From Ms. Suzanne Bergeron, Director of Human Resources:

    Applications for the position of Principal are now being accepted.  Deadline for applications is May 27, 2020.

    Job Advertisement

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  • Child Nutrition Refund Request

    Posted by District on 5/19/2020

    To request a refund for your child's lunch balance currently in his/her account, please complete this form: Child Nutrition Refund Request (2019-20)

    Be aware that cafeteria managers will only be available for the next few days, so it is important that your requests are submitted soon. 

    Pllease contact Ms. Josephine Thomas ( for further assistance.

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  • St. Mary Parish Families Eligible for Emergency Food Benefits

    Posted by District 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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  • High School Graduation Ceremony Preparations for the Class of 2020 Announced

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 5/13/2020

    Graduation ceremonies for high schools across St. Mary Parish have been scheduled in accordance with newly released COVID-19 guidelines announced this week. All graduation ceremonies will be held outside (weather permitting) at the school’s football stadium and will include appropriate social distancing measures with limitations on the number and placement of attendees. Ceremony dates were communicated to members of the senior class and parents yesterday in an effort to avoid any scheduling conflicts and offer ample notification for travel considerations.

    High school graduation ceremonies for St. Mary Parish Schools will be held as follows:

    • Friday, May 22: Centerville High School at 6:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 28Berwick High School at 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 28: West St. Mary High School at 7:00 PM
    • Friday, May 29: Franklin High School at 6:30 PM
    • Friday, May 29: Morgan City High School at 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, May 30: Patterson High School at 10:00 AM

    The traditional program for graduation ceremonies will be adjusted as well in order to limit physical contact and maintain adherence to publicized health and safety guidelines. Parents of high school seniors are encouraged to contact their child’s school with any specific questions regarding graduation ceremonies.

    graduation cap and diploma

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  • Principals' Association Scholarship Winners Announced

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 5/12/2020

    From Mr. J. Ina: 

    Congratulations to the St. Mary Parish Principals' Association Scholarship winners for the 2019-20 school year:

    • District INoah Yarber, Centerville High School
    • District II: Luke Orlando, Berwick High School
    • District III: Mallory Spradling, Morgan City High School
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  • PreK Registration (Round 1) Update

    Posted by District on 5/11/2020

    Round 1 PreK registration opened on Thursday, May 7and 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 District 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 child. No 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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  • Meals-to-You Program Extended (Updated)

    Posted by District on 4/30/2020

    From Ms. Claire Guarisco, Supervisor of Child Nutrition:

    The Meals-To-You program has been extended until June 30 for any student that enrolled during our open enrollment period (March 26 - March 31).

    (Update) Parents/guardians with problems with damaged boxes should email for assistance.  All other questions and/or problems should be emailed to


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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!

  • March 9, 2020 - March 13, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 3/6/2020

    Student: "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."  -John Wooden


    Staff: "Be brave, teachers. Today you may face big challenges, impossible tasks or difficult problems. Or you may not, and your students might. Whatever the case, put on your brave face and teach on!"   -Unknown

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