- Sgt. Smith Middle Academy
2021-2022 Important Information
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS
School Hours: 9:25am– 4:20pm (Early Release Mondays 3:20pm)
(Hours are subject to change)
Lunches: The lunch prices for the 21-22 School Year for secondary students will be $2.75 for the full lunch and $2.00 - $5.00 for a la carte choices (Prices are subject to change). Weekly menus may be viewed on the school district website www.hillsboroughschools.org/mealbenefits link to Student Nutrition. New applications MUST be submitted to RE-QUALIFY for the 21-22 School Year. To complete an application, log on to www.hillsboroughschools.org/mealbenefits. Contact the healthy Meals Express Application Center at 813-840-7066 if you have any questions about the online application process (Only one application per family is required). ALL students will be offered free breakfast in every school regardless of lunch eligibility status. (Costs are subject to change)
P.E. Uniforms: Black shorts and gray t-shirt; student’s name must be printed on both the shorts and t-shirt in permanent ink. P.E. Uniforms with the Smith logo may be purchased from Kamenar Apparel & Promotions, the same company who sells our school uniforms. (See flyer for pricing and order information.)
There will be no lockers this year.
Athletics: Application must be completed online at www.planeths.com.
School Supplies: Check school website for basic supplies list. Teachers will advise students of supplies needed for their classes during Open House on Thursday, August 5th.
CANVAS: Canvas is the Gradebook for the Hillsborough County Public Schools. It is a cloud-based social learning platform that helps teachers communicate with their students and parents. Each student will have a sign-on and parents are encouraged to sign-up for their own account.
Planners: Planners are required for all students. One planner will be given to each student during the first week of school. If a student loses or destroys his/her planner, he/she will be required to purchase a replacement for $5.00.
Absences: To report your child’s absence from school, please call the absentee phone line (813) 792-5125 option 1 (BEFORE 10:00 AM). Please state your child’s name, student ID number, and reason for absence. Student will not be excused after 24hrs of absence unless medical paperwork Is presented.
Early Student Pick-up: To pick up your student early from school, please sign him/her out in the Main Office with your proper ID card. Early student sign-out ends at 3:45PM (2:45PM on early release Mondays). Students in a PE class can only be released from that class the first and last 10 minutes of the period. Due to safety reasons students cannot be in the locker room without supervision. Please know your child’s schedule.