Resources

Here is where to find all the resources you need:

Preparing For The New School Year


AdvancED

All Archdiocesan high schools and elementary schools are accredited as a system through AdvancED. Each school is evaluated based on the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.

 

Attendance Policies

Regular attendance is considered essential for learning at Saint Margaret School. Students need to develop the work habits and responsibilities required of all of us as we go through life.


Calendar

 

Covid-19


Extended Day Care

Extended Day Care (EDC) is offered to enrolled SMS students on regularly-scheduled, full school days for the benefit of working parents.  We provide a safe, nurturing environment and a staff that is dedicated to providing the best care for your children.  We are accredited with a Letter of Compliance from the State of Maryland Office of Child Care.


FACTS

FACTS is the preferred provider for financial aid and tuition management service within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are required to sign up and make payment through FACTS utilizing automatic payments (EFT) from a bank account, credit card, or processing checks sent to a secure processing center. Easy and convenient online registration will be available.

Tuition assistance awards are contingent upon a completed FACTS application, with all documentation submitted by August 15th. Please apply early to ensure maximum consideration for tuition grants.


Finances and Registration 


Forms and Documents

See Forms & Documents to download ex. student handbook, medical and extended care forms.


Home & School Association (HSA)

Saint Margaret School is uniquely blessed in the viability of its Home and School Association. The HSA is made up of parents and guardians from the school community to work with the school and parish community to raise funds, of which the net proceeds are donated back to Saint Margaret School.


Hot Lunch

Due to Covid-19, this is currently not being offered. 


Hours of Operation 

   

Parent Involvement

          The mission of our school is to work with the parents in order to educate the students. There are numerous areas and activities where parents may volunteer to help the school. Parent volunteering opportunities exist both during the school day and outside of school hours. It is hoped that each family can find some area or activity to meet this need.

          With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and Archdiocesan Catholic schools use VIRTUS (formerly Shield the Vulnerable), a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with Archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers who work with minors, employees, and clergy.


Parent Portal  

Admissions & Enrollment Portal Complete school forms, upload documents, and track your progress via student checklists.


Policies

2021-2022 Handbook
Uniforms
Arrival and Dismissal
AdvancED
Positive School Environment
Weather Policy
Hours of Operation


Positive School Environment

To foster a positive school environment where all students are educated in a safe and caring atmosphere, all Archdiocesan schools will follow established procedures for prevention and intervention for bullying, harassment, or intimidation.

Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) has been implemented in every Archdiocesan elementary and high school to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.


PowerSchool

PowerSchool allows parents to keep current with their child's progress by viewing grades online. See how to set up a parent access account to view your student's grades and assignments on PowerSchool, or how to add a child to an existing PowerSchool account. 


Student Health


Teacher Websites

Click on the teacher's name to access their website


Uniforms

 

Virtus

 

Weather Policy

During inclement weather conditions, SMS follows the Harford County Public Schools early dismissal, late opening, and full-day closing decisions. As noted in the School Handbook, this information is announced by WBAL radio and TV stations. For more information click link.