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! The past year has been filled with many great learning opportunities: chances for students to grow academically, spiritually, and socially. Friendships and wonderful, lifelong memories have been made not only for the students – but for the parents and staff as well!

We wish everyone a healthy, relaxing Summer Vacation and look forward to see you back at Saint James School on August 29th (if you are not using the SJS Summer Program, that is)!

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.

Soccer Uniforms: All soccer uniforms should have already been returned to the school or the coach.  There is a charge for not returned or damaged uniforms.

Openings: We still have space available in some of our grades. If you know anyone who is looking at school options for their child(ren) please have them reach out to Mrs. Guenther.  There is still availability in all weeks of summer camp except the first week.

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 1st 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:

2019-2020 Dress Code

2019-2020 One Page Calendar

Supply Lists & Online Ordering Info:

2019-2020 K-5 School Supply List
2019-2020 Gr 6-8 School Supply List

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


2019-2020 Cross Country Information:

Parents of students entering grades 5 – 8 next year that may be interested in running cross country, please read the attached notice from Coach O’Neill and print out the summer training information. Cross Country practice begins very quickly after school is back in session, so please ensure that you have a copy of the sports health form ready by the first day of school.  Please note, students must be able to run at very minimum a full mile without stopping to participate in the fall.

SJS Fall 2019 Cross Country Information

SJS Fall 2019 Cross Country Summer Training Schedule

2019-2020 Athletics Health Permission Form (this form must be signed by child’s doctor and is required prior to participation in all SJS Sports)


Middle School Summer Reading Assignments

Summer reading assignments for next year’s 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are being sent home in report cards. They 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