What to Expect During the First Week at St. Francis de Sales
 Catholic Academy

 

Wednesday, September 4th 2019 7:55am – 12:00noon

  • This is the first official school day for all students in grades one through eight. Beginning at 7: 40am until 7:55 am, Students in grades 1 through 4 are to report to the playground (gym if there is inclement weather) and grades 5 through 8 are to line up on 129th street (gym if there is inclement weather). Students are to come to the School in full school summer uniform, with their supplies.
  • Kindergarten children are invited to visit the classrooms with a parent/guardian from either 9:30am to 10:15am (Last Name A-M) or 10:30am to 11:15am (Last Name N-Z)
  • Families are welcome to join the St Francis community at our Opening of School liturgy (Grades 1-8) at 11:00am, in Saint Francis de Sales Church.
  • No NYC Yellow Bus Service
  • Faculty Professional Development 12:30pm-2:45pm

 

Thursday, September 5th 2019 7:55am – 2:30pm

  • This is the first official school day for students entering Kindergarten. Kindergarten students begin at 9:30am and are to report to the playground (small hall if there is inclement weather) and will be dismissed at 12:00pm.
 Students are to come to the School in full summer school uniform.
  • Beginning at 7:40am until 7:55 am, Students in grades 1 through 8 are to report to the gym.
  • Full day instruction begins today for students in Grade 1 through Grade 8. St. Francis’s day begins promptly at 7:55am. Students will be marked late if they arrive in the building after 8:00am.
  • Parents are invited to breakfast, from 10:00am-11:00am, in the small hall. Come and have a bagel and a cup of coffee. This will be an opportunity for all of our families new and old to mix and mingle with the Francis community.
  • NYC Yellow Bus service begins
  • Early Childhood Meet the Teacher for Nursery and Pre-K Parents at 6:30pm

 

Friday, September 6th 2019 7:55am – 2:30pm

  • Beginning at 7:40am until 7:55 am, Students in grades K through 8 are to report to the gym.
  • Full day instruction continues today for students in Grade 1 through Grade 8. St. Francis’s day begins promptly at 7:55am. Students will be marked late if they arrive in the building after 8:00am. Kindergarten is dismissed at 12:00n on this day.

 

Monday, September 9th 2019 7:55am – 2:30 pm

  • Full day instruction begins today for students in Kindergarten. St. Francis’s day begins promptly at 7:55am. Students will be marked late if they arrive in the building after 8:00am.
  • Pre-K students begin today from 7:55am-11:50am, this schedule continues until Monday September 16th 2019 when Pre-K students will be in school from 7:55am until 2:20pm. Students are to come to the School in full school summer uniform.
  • Nursery children are invited to visit the classrooms with a parent/guardian
    • AM session (8:30am-9:15am)
    • PM session (11:30am-12:15pm)

 

Wednesday, September 11th 2019 7:55am – 2:30 pm

  • Families are welcome to join the St Francis community at our 9-11 Prayer Service (Grades 1-8) at 1:15pm, in the Saint Francis de Sales Prayer Garden
  • Nursery children start at their normal time 8:00am- 10:50am (AM session) or 11:30am-2:20pm (PM session)

 

Thursday, September 12th 2019: Back to School Night (K-8): St. Francis will be hosting Back to School Night on Thursday September 12th 2019 at 7:00 pm This will be an opportunity for you to meet your children’s teachers and see the world your child inhabits every day. It is one of the best ways to begin to build that all-important home-school connection. A detailed correspondence including the meeting agenda will be sent out the first week of school.

 

Sunday, September 15th 2019: Catechetical Sunday 9am Mass
Catechetical Sunday is when those designated to serve as catechists are called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in passing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. All are welcome to join the Saint Francis faculty and Saint Francis Religious Education faculty at this very special liturgy.

 

Monday, September 23rd 2019: High School Night for 7th and 8th Grade Families