SCA will be holding the next Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 6:00pm. This meeting will be in person in the ESL room. Light refreshments will be served, and Spanish translation will be available. Come make your voice heard! 730 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison, TN 37115
Attention RED Bus Parents: The RED BUS has not departed from the school as of yet. The RED BUS will be approximately 30 minutes behind schedule this afternoon. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. SCA ADMIN
Attention RED Bus Parents: The RED BUS will be approximately 15 minutes behind schedule this morning. Sorry for the inconvenience. SCA ADMIN
SCA Diaper Giveaway Friday's from 10am - 1pm Please come by if you are in need while supplies last. Thanks!
Title I Annual Meeting Gymnasium November 16, 2023 @ 5:30 PM Smithson Craighead Academy Dana Dillard-Jackson, Principal 730 Neelys Bend Road, Madison, TN 37115 - (615) 228-9886
Attention SCA Parents: Today SCA completed our monthly required fire drill at 9:03am. Our Eagle scholars did a wonderful job and responded well. Please continue to talk with your scholars concerning the importance of listening and always being attentive. Today marks the midway point of the 2nd (second) grading period. You are able to check your child’s grades through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. In fact, you can use this platform at any time to get an up-to-date picture of your child’s academic progress and attendance at any time. Please click on the link below to access the parent portal. https://campus.mnps.org/campus/portal/parents/nashville.jsp (https://www.mnps.org/familyportal) If you do not have access to your child's student number or activation key, simply reply to this email and someone will assist you. If you forgot your password, click the forgot password link to reset. If that does not work, you will need to call the MNPS help desk at (615) 259-4636 or email them at FamilyInfo@mnps.org. Thanks for your support!
Hello SCA Family, SCA will be holding the next Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 6:00pm and Spanish translation will be available. PTO Meeting Location: Smithson Craighead Academy (ESL Room) 730 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison, TN 37115 Thanks!
Attention SCA Families! There will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of Veterans Day. Have a safe three day weekend. We look forward to seeing all of our scholars on Monday, November 13th. Have a great weekend. SCA Administration
Good morning SCA! This morning Smithson Craighead Academy conducted our annual Active Intruder Drill. We were accompanied by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's active response team. Keeping our school campuses safe from active shooters or intruders is one component of a school emergency plan. Part of being prepared is planning safety drills. Our scholars and staff did an amazing job and understood the seriousness of the drill. At no time was your child in any danger as this was only a drill. Rescue Rex was also onsite and all of our Pre-k through 2nd grade scholars were able to enjoy a fun presentation on 911 safety. Parents, we highly encourage you all to speak with your scholars and reassure them of their safety allowing them to express how drills make them feel. If there are any concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher so we can support your efforts in ensuring they are calm. As always, our scholars safety is of the utmost importance. We greatly appreciate your support and assistance when discussing the importance of school drills. Let's Go Eagles! SCA Administration
Attention BLUE Bus Parents: The BLUE BUS will be approximately 30 minutes behind schedule this morning. Sorry for the inconvenience. SCA ADMIN
Please join us for Science Night and our Annual Title I Meeting on November 16, 2023 at 5:30 PM. There will be food and fun family oriented activities for all. See you then! Smithson Craighead Academy 730 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison, TN 37115 5:30pm
Good evening Parents! There have been a couple of incidents in the last few days involving a suspicious white GMC vehicle at bus stops in the morning. A person within the vehicle has spoken to children at the bus stops and fled when the bus was arriving. Parents, please take the opportunity to remind your child about the appropriate ways to protect themselves from strangers intending to do harm and the importance of not talking to strangers, especially at the bus stop. Encourage them to follow these guidelines. 1) Avoid Strangers: Emphasize that they should not engage in conversation with people they don’t know, especially when waiting at the bus stop. Explain that it’s important to stay cautious and not respond to strangers trying to start a conversation 2) Report Any Suspicious Activity: Let your child know that if they ever encounter strangers who make them uncomfortable, or if someone offers them a ride, they should immediately report this to you, their teacher, or another trusted adult. In this case you should notify Metro Nashville Police. 3) Accompanying to the Bus Stop: If possible, try to have an adult accompany your child to the bus stop or arrange for them to wait with other children and a responsible adult. There is safety in numbers, and adults can help ensure their well-being 4) Emergency Contact: Make sure your child knows how to reach you or another trusted adult in case they need help or feel unsafe at the bus stop. Having an open and honest conversation with your child about these safety measures is vital to ensure their well-being when they are not in oyur immediate supervision. It’s important to empower them with the knowledge and confidence to protect themselves and seek help if necessary. Here are some links you may find helpful regarding ‘stranger danger’ and communicating with students. http://archive.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers.html https://www.scholastic.com/parents/family-life/social-emotional-learning/social-skills-for-kids/talking-about-stranger-safety.html If you see or suspect anything inappropriate, please contact MNPD immediately. Thanks! SCA Administration
2023-2024 SCA Annual Title I Meeting November 16, 2023 @ 5:30PM School GYM 730 Neelys Bend Rd Please join us for our annual Title I meeting. Families will learn about our Title I, how to get involved, SIP, family engagement policy, & more! We look forward to seeing you there!
Parent / Teacher Conferences Friday, October 27, 2023 (Students do not report) Please contact your child's teacher for your scheduled time. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Happy Tuesday! Report Cards go live today in the parent portal for the first grading period. We will not be issuing traditional printed report cards. However, you are able to check your child’s grades through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. In fact, you can use this platform at any time to get an up-to-date report of your child’s academic progress and attendance. Please click on the link below to access the parent portal. https://campus.mnps.org/campus/portal/parents/nashville.jsp If you do not have access to your child's account, student number, activation key, or need to rest your account, simply email us at email@example.com and someone will be happy to assist you. If you forgot your password, click the forgot password so you can reset it or call the MNPS help desk at (615) 269-5956. Thanks! SCA Admin
Join us this Friday, Oct. 27th for our SCA Movie NIght / Trunk-or-Treat festivities!
Trunk-or-Treat will begin at 6:00pm on Friday, Oct. 27. We will be watching "The Nightmare before Christmas" immediately following. Pizza, Chips and drinks will be sold during the movie. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Good morning, This morning Smithson Craighead Academy initiated a lockdown. Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has cleared our campus and lockdown has been lifted. This lockdown was initiated because of neighbor activity within the radius of our school. At no time was your child in any danger. Your child's safety is of the utmost importance. Our scholars and staff did an amazing job and understood the seriousness of the situation. We greatly appreciate your support and patience during this time. Go Eagles! SCA Administration
Good morning parents, SCA has been placed on lockdown under the advisement of Metro Nashville PD due to activity in the area. No one will be allowed to come on or off the campus until this situation is resolved. All students are safe and inside the buildings. We will let you know when the lockdown is released. Thanks
Dear Parents: Today SCA completed our monthly required fire drill at 9:01am. We also conducted a tornado drill. Majority of our Eagle Scholars did a fantastic job and responded well. However, we ask that you please continue to talk with your scholars concerning the importance of listening and always being attentive. They should take each drill seriously as this keeps us prepared in case of a real occurrence. Thanks for your support! SCA Admin