St. Mary Parish Schools

St. Mary Parish Schools

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District Notifications

  • Sign up for the Meals-to-You program, which will deliver packages of shelf stable breakfasts and lunches/suppers to the homes of each child ages 1-18. All parents/ guardians will need to complete an online application form and submit it by Tuesday, March 31th (updated date). Access to the online form is available at the following link:  

    Meal boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so parents/guardians should sign up online as quickly as possible. More information on this program can be found on the district website

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District News

  • Meals-to-You Replaces Grab-and-Go

    Posted by District on 3/27/2020 10:00:00 AM

    St. Mary Parish Schools endeavors to provide food and nutrition to our students even during this time of emergency school closure. As such, the school system is announcing a new program that will deliver meals to the doorstep for free. This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between St. Mary Parish Schools, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Baylor University.   

    For a family to participate, at least one child in the household must

    •  attend a CEP School:
      • Aucoin Elementary
      • B. Edward Boudreaux Middle
      • Bayou Vista Elementary
      • Berwick Elementary
      • Centerville High
      • Foster Elementary
      • Franklin Senior High
      • Franklin Junior High
      • Hattie Watts Elementary
      • LaGrange Elementary
      • Maitland Elementary
      • Morgan City High
      • Morgan City Junior High
      • Norman Elementary
      • Patterson High
      • Patterson Junior High
      • Raintree Elementary
      • West St. Mary High
      • Wyandotte Elementary
    • OR be designated as free or reduced-priced meals eligible at non-CEP schools
      • Berwick High
      • Berwick Junior High

    When parents or guardians sign-up for Meals-to-You, every other week they will receive a Meals-to-You box delivered to their home for each child ages 1-18. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/suppers, All food items are shelf stable and packaged securely. Contents do not have to be refrigerated immediately, and a friend or neighbor can retrieve the packages for the family if they are not home at delivery time. 

    With Meals-to-You, kid-friendly meals are delivered for FREE directly to the family, avoiding extra trips to the grocery store, extra money spent on food, and extra time planning meals that kids will like. This benefit will NOT affect any existing benefits. 

    All parents/ guardians will need to complete an online application form and submit it by Tuesday, March 31th (date updated). Access to the online form is available at the following link:  

    Meal boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so parents/guardians should sign up online as quickly as possible.  

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  • Grab-and-Go Meal Service Suspended

    Posted by District on 3/23/2020

    St. Mary Parish Schools will be suspending their grab-n-go meal service in accordance with the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Jon Bel Edwards effective at 5:00 p.m. today. The district initiated the emergency feeding program on Monday and served a total of 741 meals at four school sites. While the school system is fully committed to parish students, the safety of staff and employees must also be considered given the governor’s order.

    Meal distribution on Monday exceeded totals for the summer feeding program and was made possible through the dedicated efforts of the district’s Child Nutrition Department, principals, and district staff. The ability of the school system to secure protective gear also played a role in the decision to suspend the program at this time.

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  • UL Lafayette's Learning Lab Provides Options for Learning at Home

    Posted by District on 3/20/2020

    UL Lafayette's Learning Lab has collected and generously shared timelines and activities for parents and guardians seeking to enhance their children's time at home and support their continuing learning.

    These resources have been added to the St. Mary Parish website in the Parents and Students channel and is labeled Learning at Home:

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  • Emergency Feeding Program (Updated)

    Posted by District on 3/19/2020 9:00:00 AM

    St. Mary Parish Schools will offer an emergency feeding program for students beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. The program will continue throughout the school shutdown. Students will be able to pick-up meals each weekday from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM or until supply is depleted at the following school sites:

    • Franklin Junior High School, 525 Morris Street, Franklin, LA 70538                
    • Patterson Junior High School, 225 Catherine Street, Patterson, LA 70392  
    • Morgan City Junior High School, 911 Marguerite Street, Morgan City, LA 70380
    • (Added Location) Raintree Elementary, 501 Raintree Drive, Baldwin, LA 70514 

    A limited number of  “Grab N’ Go” breakfast and lunch packages will be served curbside at each designated site. No meals will be able to be eaten on-site. Any child 18 years of age or under is eligible to receive the free meals and must be present to pick-up a meal. The health and well-being of our students is of utmost priority and the school system is committed to providing students with continued meal service to the degree possible while our schools are closed.

    Additional information:  Walkers and car rider locations will be determined and reported here for each site. Thank you for your patience as we do our best to provide for our children.


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  • Central Office Complex Updates

    Posted by District on 3/18/2020 1:00:00 PM

    From Ms. Bergeron, Human Resource Director:

    In accordance with the proclamation by Gov. Edwards, office staffing and hours of operation have been adapted to abide limiting the number of individuals in a work area; staff are also practicing social distancing. 

    • Hours of operation for all district offices will be 8 AM to 2 PM beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
    • Front doors will remain secured. If entrance to the building is required, please call in advance for an appointment.
    • Utilize the drop box at the front door of the building for deliveries. Pony will continue to run on Wednesdays.
    • Employees should continue to monitor emails and the district website for any further updates.


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  • Public Emergency Declaration Issued by School Board

    Posted by District on 3/18/2020 10:00:00 AM

    The St. Mary Parish School Board issued a Declaration of Public Emergency due to COVID-19 at the special session held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This declaration confers Superintendent Dr. Teresa Bagwell with emergency powers needed to lead the district's response to the outbreak. These powers include the following:

    • Entering into contracts for COVID-19 related purchases such as materials, equipment, supplies, or services for sanitation, cleaning, and technology. 
    • Supplying and arranging for the delivery of meals to all children in the parish (18 years of age or younger) at no cost to the families. 
    • Continuing to pay school employees their regular compensation during the period in which schools are closed.
    • Adjusting curriculum, work schedules, compensation, and staff assignments without further Board approval.
    • Adjusting the school calendar.
    • Applying to BESE, LDOE, and/or USDOE or other governmental body for waivers of regulations or requirements that are impacted by COVID-19.
    • Applying for waivers, grants, reimbursement, aid, and other COVID-19 related matters on behalf of the School Board. 
    • Providing non-mandatory, supplemental educational resources to students.
    • Taking any other actions reasonably necessary to implement these directives. 

    Print a copy of the Declaration of Public Emergency.

    View signed copy of Declaration of Public Emergency. 


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  • Canceled: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade Registration at St. Mary Parish Schools

    Posted by District on 3/17/2020 4:00:00 PM

    Registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students at St. Mary Parish elementary schools will be rescheduled once school resumes.  Information will be sent home from the schools and shared through online media and text messages to parents of currently enrolled students.  

    Parents are asked to bring the information listed below on the day of registration:  

    • Birth certificate
    • Immunization record
    • Social security card
    • Proof of residency (utility bill)
    • Proof of income (pre-kindergarten students only)

     Additional information can be obtained by contacting Ms. Niki Fryou (Central Office Complex, 337-836-9661).


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  • Announcement of School Closure

    Posted by District on 3/13/2020

    Governor Edwards has announced that schools will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16th and will remain closed until April 13th.  St. Mary Schools will observe Spring Break from April 13th-17th and will reopen on Monday, April 20th.


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  • School Board Proclamations

    Posted by District on 3/13/2020

    The St. Mary Parish School Board approved the following proclamations at its regular meeting on Thursday, March 12 , 2020:

    • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (April): Presented by Ms. Jennifer Collins–Lanceslin
    • National Library Week (April 19-25, 2020): Presented by Ms. Sarah Broussard
    • Week of the Young Child (April 20-24, 2020): Presented by Mrs. Niki Fryou
    • Secretaries Week (April 20-24, 2020): Presented by Mrs. Suzanne Bergeron
    • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8, 2020): Presented by Ms. Suzanne Bergeron
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  • Students and Employees Recognized by School Board

    Posted by District on 3/13/2020

    As part of its regular meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2020, the St. Mary Parish School Board recognized and congratulated the following individuals:

    • Student of the Month: Emma Mancuso, 5th Grade (Wyandotte Elementary School)
    • Student of the Month: Christian Lopez, 8th Grade (Franklin Jr. High School)
    • Student of the Month: Victoria Rideau, 12th Grade (Patterson High School)

    • Employee of the Month: Ms. May Klein,  Math Teacher (Wyandotte Elementary School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Shawanna Hamilton Math. Teacher (Franklin Jr. High School)
    • Employee of the Month: Ms. Keri HillFamily and Consumer Science Teacher (Patterson High School) 

    In addition, the following individuals were recognized by the School Board:

    • St. Mary Parish District Students of the Year
      • Elementary: Ella Mae Billiot,  5th Grade (Bayou Vista Elementary School)
      • Junior High: Cherish Alana Lewis, 8th Grade (Berwick Junior High School)
      • High School: Luke Anthony Orlando, 12th Grade (Berwick High School)

    •  St. Mary Parish Teachers of the Year (2020-2021) 
      • Elementary:  Ms. Mindy Loupe (Bayou Vista Elementary School)
      • Junior High:  Ms. Sedonia Lousteau (Berwick Junior High School)
      • High SchoolMs. Grisel Torres (Morgan City High School)

    • St. Mary Parish Principals of the Year (2020-2021)
      • Elementary: Mr. Donald Sanders III (Raintree Elementary School)
      • Junior High:  Mr. J Ina (Franklin Junior High School)
      • High School: Mr. Milton “Mickey” Fabre Jr. (Morgan City High School)  
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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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