Parent Quick Guide

Welcome to Smithfield-Selma High School

Freshman Parent

Quick Reference Guide

School Contact Information

Main school phone:  (919) 934-5191


Daily announcements and teacher email addresses located on the website

Social Media:

Twitter: @SSS_Spartans & @SSSNewsNotes

Instagram:  #spartanationsss


Stephen Baker, Principal

Beverly Moore, Assistant Principal/Freshman Academy Administrator

Sarah Reynolds, Assistant Principal

David Allen, Assistant Principal, Driver’s Eligibility

Robert Simpkins, Assistant Principal

Elizabeth Dahlman, Assistant Principal

Student Services Wendy Lebowitz, 9th grade counselor, Parent Involvement Coordinator Katelyn Hill, 10th grade counselor, 504 Coordinator Sarah Barnhart, 11th grade counselor Yvette Compton, 12th grade counselor Shane Benson, Student Advocate Kevin Daughtry, IB Coordinator Kaye Menjivar, AVID Coordinator Barbara Hudak, Spartan Academy


Student Life

Marvin Burke, Athletic Director

Deanna Morris, Assistant Athletic Director

Trudy Farnell, Student Government Advisor

Lauren Casteen, Freshman Class Advisor

Deputy Mike Wolbert, School Resource Officer

School Schedule

School begins at 7:05 (Tardy bell rings at 7:10) and dismisses at 2:30

SSS is on a block schedule

Students will take four classes in the fall semester, then four different classes in the spring

    Bell Schedule:
7:10 – 8:32 1st Block

8:37 – 9:17 SPARTAN Success

9:22 – 10:44 2nd Block

10:49 – 1:02 3rd Block

10:50 – 11:20 A lunch

11:24 – 11:54 B lunch

11:58 – 12:28 C lunch

12:32 – 1:02 D Lunch

1:07 – 2:30 4th Block

This period will be used for enrichment and remediation for

all core classes.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday - students go to 1st block for SS Tuesday - students go to 2nd block for SS Wednesday - students go to 3rd block for SS Thursday - students go to 4th block for SS Fridays-Clubs or Homeroom

Passing Courses and Earning Promotion

Each course passed by a student is considered one credit.

Students must earn 6 credits to be promoted to the 10th grade

Students must earn 13 credits to be promoted to the 11th grade

Students must earn 20 credits to be promoted to the 12th grade

Students must earn 28 credits to graduate.

Graduation Requirements

4 English credits (I, II, III, & IV)

4 Math credits (Math I, II, III, & 4th Math Option)

3 Science credits (Earth, Biology, & a Physical Science)

4 Social Studies credits (World History, Civics and Economics, American History I & II)

Proficient on EOCs for English II, Biology, and Math I


Students will receive an agenda planner the first day of school

Organization is the key!

Many teachers post homework on their class website

Report Cards and Progress Reports

Report cards are issued at the end of each quarter:

Quarter 1: October 28

Quarter 2: January 25

Quarter 3: March 30

Quarter 4:  June 8

**4th Quarter report cards can be picked up approximately 1 week after the last day of school

Progress reports are issued every three weeks and dates are on the school website.  If you do not get a progress report, call the teacher or Ms. Moore.


Attendance at the high school is kept by individual periods, not by total days. You can have different totals for each class.

JCS Board Policy allows only 4 absences per quarter/8 per semester.  If over that, time must be made up to receive credit for the course.

If your student is absent, s/he needs to come to school the next day with a parent note.  Excused absence notes are turned into the attendance office.

If you need to check your student out, the attendance office is located at the front of the school across from the media center.  Students will receive a form the first day of school designating which adults can sign them out

School-wide Discipline

Interventions for students who choose to not follow school rules include:

Teacher warnings

Parent contact

Block Detention

Assignment to the Alternative Learning Center

Out-of-school suspension

General School Policies

Breakfast hours are 6:45-7:05

Tardy bell rings at 7:10AM

Unless the student is staying for a school-sponsored activity, students should leave campus after school.

Carpool riders need to be dropped off and picked up in the carpool lane in the rear.  Carpool riders should be picked up by 2:40

Bus riders who need to change buses must bring a note to Ms. Daughtry

All students will be issued a school ID card

Students must carry this at all times

Students need this card to buy lunch and use the media center

Drink and vending machines are off-limits during the school day

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