Have A GREAT Summer!


As another year of learning comes to a close we wish to Thank You again for choosing to be part of the Saint James School family, and for the various ways that each of you help make Saint James School such a special place!  

We wish everyone a healthy, relaxing Summer Vacation and look forward to see you back at Saint James School in September.

Important notes/reminders:

Summer Hours: The school office will be open M – F from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Teacher Assignments: Class assignments will be e-mailed a few days before school starts.

Save the Date:  On Wednesday, September 1st parents (and students) will have an opportunity to drop by Saint James School to bring supplies and meet their child’s homeroom teacher.  Details will be forthcoming closer to the start of school.  The first day of school for K-8 (and Pre-K4 full-day students) is September 2nd – a 12:05pm dismissal day (aftercare will be available).

Openings: We still have space available in some of our grades. If you know anyone looking at school options for their child(ren) please have them reach out to Mrs. Guenther.

Extended Day: All families must complete a NEW extended day registration and emergency contact form for each school year. Your child/ren cannot go to aftercare in the fall until we have these documents. If you have not already done so, please submit forms to the school by August 1 to help with staff planning.

Documents, Forms & Calendars: Documents, forms, and calendars will all be available on our website under the Forms/Docs page of our website. This includes the following, which are also noted below for your convenience:

Athletics Health Permission Form

2021-2022 One Page Calendar (updated 7/26)

2021-2022 Dress Code

Supply Lists & Online Ordering Info:

2021-2022 School Supplies List Grades K-5

2021-2022 School Supplies List Grades 6-8

This summer you again have the option to order your child’s school supplies online and have them delivered directly to your home! In addition, Saint James School receives a percentage of every sale – convenience for you and a great way to support SJS! Plus, if you already have supplies left over from prior years, you can choose not to include those in your purchase. Visit the School Toolbox Website (click to access) and type in St. James School Manchester, CT in the search box. Please remember to order supplies well in advance to ensure they arrive before the first day of school. HERE IS A PRINTABLE FLYER

Middle School Summer Reading Assignments

Summer reading assignments for next year’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders can also be found below and will be posted on our website for future reference:

Entering 6th Grade Reading Assignment
Entering 7th Grade Reading Assignment
Entering 8th Grade Reading Assignment

Cross Country

Cross Country (open to students in grades 5-8) is scheduled to start shortly after school resumes in September.  If your child/ren are interested in participating, Coach O’Neill had put together this summer training schedule your runner may wish to follow.  Students wishing to participate in the Cross Country program must have the endurance to run distances of 1-3 miles at the start of the season.