I am honored to be welcoming you back to the 2020-2021 school year at Smithville High School! Many things have changed since we left school in March for spring break, but we are finally ready to come back together. Some things about school will look different, but we are trying very hard to ensure that Smithville High School students get the full Tiger experience.
The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 1. We look forward to seeing your face, but because masks are required for all persons entering the high school, we will settle for your eyes. Class does not start until 7:45 a.m., but we are encouraging our incoming freshmen students to arrive early in order to quickly walk their schedule, and familiarize themselves with high school. There will be staff members available to help point students in the right direction as early as 7:15 a.m.
In an effort to maintain social distancing and avoid crowding, students will enter the school through one of four different entry points:
Seniors – 100 Hall
Juniors – 300 Hall
Sophomores – 400 Hall
Freshman – 200 Hall
All other guests will enter the school at the main entrance to the school. Masks are required for any guest entering the high school and are required to complete a screening upon entry.
Upon arrival, students will need to report directly to their first period class. At that time students will be given an updated schedule and first day packet. During first period, I will also make an announcement detailing expectations and processes we will follow throughout the day. After first period, students will follow their full schedule. At the end of the day, all students will exit the building with a staggered release through the 100 and 300 hallways, leading them to the student parking lot.
Smithville High School faculty and staff are ready to make this transition back to normal as smooth as possible. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have.
I am looking forward to the first day of school, and all the days that follow!