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Gearing Up for 2021-2022

An air of excitement surrounds every school year, but this year the St. Mary's faculty and staff are especially thrilled to welcome everyone back without masks as we antcipatie a wonderful school year! Moving into the 2021-2022 school year we feel it is important to provide a transparent and consistant plan for addressing COVID protocols and responses. To that end, our plans and protocols will be published in next week's Signal. Thank you for your patience and support of St. Mary's!

Family Handbook

Pirates! The Family Handbook is now available on our website. We encourage each family to read the Family Handbook, as some policies and procedures have changed. Once review of the handbook is complete, families need to sign the form stating that they have reviewed the handbook and understand the expectations St. Mary's has of its students. NOTE: We have tried to clear up any confusion on dress code in the dress code section of the handbook. Please take a close look at it there.
The school supply list and bell schedules are also available on our website.

Parking Space Registration Is Aug. 11

Students may register and pay for a parking spot for the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Cost of parking is $30-$60, depending on which parking area you select. The parking permit form is on our website. 

  • Registration times by grades are:
  • Seniors, 8 am-9 am
  • Juniors, 9:30 am-10:30 am
  • Any student may come after 11 am. Only a limited number of students will be allowed in the Business Office at a time. 
  • Please make sure to bring your driver’s license or permit and have the following information for all vehicles you may drive: make, model, color, license plate number. 
  • Students who are unable to register for a space on Aug. 11 may send a completed parking application, a copy of their driver's license, and payment with a friend. Students can also stop by the Business Office during regular hours to purchase a parking pass after Aug, 11. 
  • A parking pass will not be issued if your application is incomplete or you do not have your driver's license/permit and payment.

Pirate Parent Crew Gearing Up for the New Year

Our Pirate Parent Crew, St. Mary's PTO group, is reorganizing for the new year. Parents will find there are many ways to serve the school through the school year. Parents can sign up now to help with some immediate needs. If you can assist with the upcoming Welcome Back BBQ, click here to sign up for volunteer needs for that event. 

Lunch for the 2021-2022 School Year

In response to feedback from parents, we have adjusted our plans for lunch service for the coming year. Hot lunch will be served starting after Labor Day. For the first couple of weeks of school, students will need to bring a bagged lunch. 

Boys Golf Starts Next Week

Practice for the boys golf team starts on Monday, Aug. 2. Practices will be held at the Patty Jewett Golf Course. Boys interested in playing should contact Tommy Darneal, athletic director, at

Picture Day Is Aug. 18

Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, Aug. 18, to take pictures of the entire student body. Retakes will be done on Sept. 1. Senior formal pictures will be on Sept. 1. Senior families, please mark this date on your calendar and look for more information in the coming weeks.

2020-2021 Yearbooks Are Here

We will hand out 2021-2022 yearbooks during the Back to School BBQ Picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 17. This will be a chance for students to sign yearbooks and have fun hanging out with our St. Mary's family. Can't remember if your family bought a yearbook? Stop by the Front Office or email Holly Taylor at to confirm.
Members of our Pirate Parent Crew (St. Mary's PTO) will be at the BBQ to help families buy the 2020-2021 yearbook from last year and pre-purchase next year's yearbook. Cost for the 2020-2021 yearbook is now $95; the starter price for the 2021-2022 yearbook is $85.

Welcome Back BBQ

All current St. Mary's families are invited to our Welcome Back BBQ on Tuesday, Aug. 17, beginning at 4 pm in the Courtyard. The BBQ will follow the first day of the 2021-2022 school year for freshmen and transfer students.

Fall Play Auditions Set for Sept. 7-8

Pirate Theater will be off and running early this fall! The fall play, a wonderful melodrama by John Nash, is called "Little Nell." Audience participation is a must for this production, as you cheer the hero and boo the villain! The play will be presented Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at 7 pm in the Cove. Auditions will be held Sept. 7 and 8 in the Cove from 3:15 pm to 5 pm. Auditioners will read scenes from the play. 

Golf Classic: Save the Date

Friday, September 17
Start time: 9 am, shotgun start
Registration opens soon