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Explore Tuscany with SMA

San Marcos Academy presents Spotlight on Tuscany! We will be traveling to Tuscany June 18-26, 2020. Collette Tours will be on campus Monday evening, November 11 at 7 p.m. (following the Bear Network meeting) in Shultz Lecture Hall to give an overview of the trip and answer any questions you may have.  Book now and you can save $100 per person; all those who attend the presentation receive an additional $50 off. If you have any questions, contact tour director Amy Bawcom at (512) 753-8001 or [email protected]. You can also download the travel brochure.

We will be departing from Austin and flying into Florence. Our entire stay will be in the spa resort town of Montecatini Terme. We’ll visit Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, and San Gimignano. We’ll see Michelangelo’s David, the Gothic Line, the Museum of Liberation (WWII), spend time at a cheese farm, participate in a Tuscan cooking class, and go on a winery tour. Join us Monday night to learn more!

Although SMA is sponsoring the trip, all are welcome to join us as we explore Tuscany, so share this with your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

Purchasing Yearbooks and Personal Ads

This year, students who want a Crest yearbook must order and purchase one as the cost of a yearbook was not included in tuition. Yearbooks are $60 if purchased by Dec. 1. The Crest staff is also offering some incentive packages for purchase of a Crest personal ad (for example, you can get a yearbook free with purchase of a full-page Crest ad). Personal ads will be in full color, and prices are discounted if purchased by Dec. 1.

View the Yearbook/Personal Ad Order Form for a list of all costs and discounts. Payment for the yearbook and for personal ads can be made online through this payment portal.

Please contact Mrs. Rollins for any questions about yearbooks or ads: [email protected].

School Photos

School photos for K-11 were taken on Oct. 15. Those families who pre-ordered a digital image will be receiving that image by email this week. Lifetouch will choose the best photo from the sitting and will send that image. Families who pre-ordered a print package will be receiving those prints next week. The prints will be shipped to the Academy, and we will send the packages home with the students.

Families who did not pre-order will still get an envelope with a proof and ordering information. Parents can then place an order online for either a digital download or a print package. More information on ordering is available at (using Picture Day ID: XY609122Q0)

If a student or parent would like to request a retake, please contact Mrs. Cindy Rollins to let her know, and she will put the student on the retake list for Tuesday, Nov. 12. Retakes will be done from 8 a.m. to noon on that day, and students will be called out of class to report to the Carroll Alumni Room. If you ordered a print package or digital download and would like a retake, please return the original package to Mrs. Rollins or have the student bring the package on retake day. Lifetouch will send a replacement package (or replacement digital image) with the new photo after the retakes are completed.

Seniors had their photos taken Tuesday, Oct. 22. Seniors will be receiving proofs soon by email as well as in a package delivered at school. Seniors may order any of the images online. If a senior needs a retake, he or she should see Mrs. Rollins to schedule a studio appointment (off campus).