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.
Graduation for the FHS Class of 2020 will be held on Friday, May 29th at 6:30
I hope that everyone continues to remain safe during these difficult times. Although our building is closed at this time, the entire faculty is working harder than ever to ensure student success. Someone will be available in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12 to assist you with all your concerns. Ms. Jackson and Mrs. Madison will continue to communicate with parents to help students who are completing work and DE courses. All faculty and staff can be reached via email. Leap 2025 packets and ACT work is listed on the page and we encourage students to utilize this time to practice in preparation for the future. Please continue to remain safe and practice social distancing.
From Dr. Teresa Bagwell, Superintendent of St. Mary Parish Schools:
Governor John Bel Edwards has announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Students in St. Mary Parish Schools will continue their educational studies through the use of school-issued instructional resource packets and online options presented on the Learn-at-Home page on the district's website.
Parents can expect continued communication from schools and announcements from the district as the school year draws to a close. Information about important areas such as graduation, promotion, and summer programs will be immediately released as decisions are made. St. Mary Parish schools fully intend to make every effort in sustaining learning for students throughout this time and will continue to provide resources for parents in order to fulfill that commitment.
ACT printed practice packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, April 3rd from 4pm – 6pm. The packets will be in a box underneath the canopy. If picking up a packet, please be sure that you stay 6 ft apart from others and please do not come in large crowds. Want to stay home? The same practice test can be found from ACT.org at https://bit.ly/2ylof6I. Participation is voluntary.
Teachers will be checking their e-mails daily. Please feel free to reach out to them via e-mail if you have questions about this packet or any other learning you are doing by choice. We are here to support you in any way we can. Stay safe and stay healthy! We miss y’all!!!!!
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Help with Medicare is available at medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE.
For Affordable Care Act:
Compare plans and quality ratings at healthcare.gov, 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.
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