Dear Parents and Students,
As these August days pass by, I pray that you and your family are enjoying opportunities for refreshment and relaxation. We are hard at work here preparing for the opening of school and wish to provide you with updated information for your planning.
School begins for students in Grades 1-8 on Wednesday, August 31. We ask that all students report to the gymnasium at 8:00 a.m .in their uniforms. Students will meet their teachers and proceed to their classrooms. On Thursday, September 1, students should report to their classrooms at 8:00 a.m. Students will be dismissed on both August 31 and September 1 at 11:45 a.m. There will be no school on Friday, September 2 for the Labor Day weekend. Full days, from 8:00-2:30 p.m. will begin on Tuesday, September 6. Early Arrival and Extended Day will also begin on September 6 for students in Grades 1-8.
K-0, K-1 and K-2 students will begin school on Wednesday, September 7. Students in K-0 are asked to gather in the gym at 8:25 a.m. to meet their teacher, with K-1 and K-2 students arriving at 8:00 a.m. K-0 to K-2 students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 8 and 9. Full days along with extended day will begin on Monday, September 12. Early Arrival (before school) and Extended Day (after school) programs will be available for 1-5 days per week only with advanced registration. Extended day will also be available on scheduled professional days with early release for those who are interested. Class lists, which are still being finalized, will be available after Wednesday, August 24. Be assured that great thought and care has been given to this process so that each and every class group is well balanced for learning and growth. As part of the opening of school activities, I will personally be calling the rosters to meet students for the first time.
Again, know of my thanks for your understanding, and support through this very busy transition time. In the days ahead, I will be sending to you a complete listing of our faculty and staff, parent and extended day handbooks, points of contact, and other information about school programs and services as it becomes available. Please know that you are invited to attend our Opening of School Mass on Monday, September 12. Our celebrant will be our new Pastor Fr. William Palardy.. Mass will begin at 9:00 a.m. Let us pray together to rediscover Jesus and our school community anew in 2016-17.
David J. Marion