Below you will find a link to our 2020-2021 School Year Calendar. A few important notes from Mrs. Zorger:
**Every school year we are assigned two full-day professional development conferences from the Archdiocese of Hartford. We have yet to receive those dates, so you will see them noted as TBD in the list of dates on the left. We will provide an updated calendar as soon as those dates become available to us.
**I understand that it is tempting to plan a family vacation at times that do not correspond with our scheduled school vacations (to take advantage of less expensive flights, smaller crowds, etc.). However, please take into account that pulling children out of school does cause a disruption of learning and places an extra burden on your child’s teacher to catch them up on lost work and lessons upon their return.
The policy stated in the Saint James School Parent/Student Handbook is as follows: “If a family takes a vacation which does not coincide with the school calendar, teachers do not have the responsibility of preparing class work ahead of time for the student.” Teachers plan, execute lessons, and assess progress in accordance with the school calendar.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this policy.