Attendance Policy

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


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

Extended Day Care

Extended Day Care (EDC) is offered to enrolled SMS students on regularly scheduled, full-school days to benefit working parents. We provide a safe, nurturing environment and a staff 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. For more information, visit our Extended Day Care Page.


FACTS is the preferred provider of financial aid and tuition management services within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families must sign up and make payments 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.

Forms and Documents

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

Home & School Association

St. Margaret School is uniquely blessed in the viability of its Home and School Association. The HSA comprises parents and guardians from the school community who work with the school and parish community to raise funds, of which the net proceeds are donated back to Saint Margaret School. For more information about the HSA, please visit their page.

Hot Lunch

The St. Margaret School hot lunch program is open for orders!   Please use the link below to order through the Hot Lunch online system: If you have any questions, please contact the hot lunch coordinators at

Parent Involvement

Our school’s mission is to work with the parents to educate the students. Parents may volunteer to help the school in numerous areas and activities. Parent volunteering opportunities exist both during the school day and outside of school hours. It is hoped that each family can find someplace or activity to meet this need.

With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and Archdiocesan Catholic schools use VIRTUS (formerly Shield the Vulnerable). This compliance management system 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.

Positive School Environment (PBIS)

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 preventing and intervening in bullying, harassment, or intimidation.

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


PowerSchool lets parents 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

The health and safety of our students are of the utmost importance. To ensure a safe and healthy environment, we need health forms, which can be found here.

School Supply Lists

This document provides information about uniforms and requirements. Click here for direct links to the approved uniform vendors.

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, on our social media pages, and via a school alert message. For more information, click the link.