Please see the information below for our first week of school schedule for the 2022 – 2023 school year. More information can also be found on our Calendar, Email Archive, and additional resource links are listed below.
School Year Calendars, School Day Hours, and Carpool Times
School Day Hours
– On regular dismissal days, the instructional day will be 7:55AM-3:20PM.
– On early dismissal days, the instructional day will be 7:55AM-12:20PM.
– Early drop is from 7:00AM to 7:30AM in the front HOV parking lot.
– HOV Carpool begins at 7:35AM in the front HOV parking lot.
– Non-HOV Carpool begins at 7:35AM in the main Church parking lot.
– Oldest and Only arrival for PK3 is at 8:00AM on all days.
– Oldest and Only dismissal on regular dismissal days is as follows: PK3-PK4 will begin at 2:45PM and Kindergarten and 1st will be at 3:00PM.
– Oldest and Only dismissal on early dismissal days is as follows: PK3-PK4 will begin at 11:45AM and Kindergarten and 1st will be at 12:00PM.
– Click here for more information about Carpool.
One Page Calendar Updates
Please note, there were some minor updates to the one-page calendar published originally in January 2022. Please click here for the updated one-page calendar.
The school’s Google calendar has been updated with many of the events and information for the school year. The Google Calendar can be found here and the Google Calendar app can be downloaded to your mobile devices (highly recommended). More information on our various calendar resources can be found here.
Mass Days and Spirit Days Update
This year our Mass Days and Spirit Days will be changing. Mass Day will now be on Wednesday each week, and Spirit Day (and our corresponding Weekly Assemblies) will now be on Fridays. Attire for Mass Day is the Mass Dress uniform, and attire for Spirit Days can be a St. Cecilia Catholic School spirit shirt, with either jeans or uniform bottoms. Spirit t-shirts can be purchased at the Back To School Bash on Friday, August 19th, or at our online Spirit Store.
Your child(ren)’s Homeroom information will be available on August 12th to families by logging into the FACTS Family Portal. You will be able to see your child(ren)’s homeroom information, and also do a search for the full homeroom and grade in FACTS.
Monday, August 15th
Used Uniform Drop Off – 8:00AM to 10:00AM
If you have items to drop off for the Used Uniform Sale (happening on Tuesday, August 16th), they need to be dropped off the day before. Items will no longer be accepted on the day of or during the sale on August 16th. Drop off for items will take place on Monday, August 15th from 8:00AM to 10:00AM.
Tuesday, August 16th
New Family Welcome – 8:30AM to 9:00AM
All new students and new families joining St. Cecilia Catholic School this year are invited to the school Cafeteria for a welcome reception. Following the welcome reception, new students and families will be taken to their students’ classrooms for the “Sneak-A-Peek” to view their classrooms and meet their teachers.
Sneak A Peek – 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Students entering grades PK3 through 2nd and their families are invited to come to school and “Sneak-A-Peek” anytime between 9AM and 12PM. Your teacher will be eager to see you and welcome you to the new school year. Upon visiting the classroom, you will drop off any materials or supplies you have purchased for the new school year and pick up anything your teacher would like you to take home before the first day of school. This is intended to be a short visit and parents are expected to stay with their children during the visit. Students are not expected to wear their school uniform.
Used Uniform Sale – 10:00AM – 1:00PM
After the New Family Welcome and Sneak-A-Peek all families are invited to go to the Auditorium to buy used uniform items for their students. The HSA (Home and School Association) will also be there selling new St. Cecilia Catholic School pencil and PE bags.
Wednesday, August 17th – First Day of School
(Early Dismissal & Regular Uniform Day)
Please note the school year starts on a Wednesday, and Wednesdays will be our weekly Mass days throughout the year. Since this is the first day of school, we will not begin having our weekly Masses until the following Wednesday (August 24th). So, for this first day of school, students wear their normal school uniform to school. Our weekly spirit days have moved to Friday of each week.
7:40AM – 7:55AM – First Day of School Begins (No Carpool – Classroom Drop Off)
There is no morning carpool on the first day of school. We will have Classroom Drop Off for all students. Parents walk their children to their homerooms.
8:00AM – HSA Welcome Back To School Coffee – Auditorium
All parents are invited to the HSA Welcome Back To School Coffee in the Auditorium after doing Classroom Drop Off.
12:20PM – Early Dismissal (No Carpool – Classroom Pick-Up & No Bridges)
The first day of school is an Early Dismissal day. Also, there is no afternoon carpool, it is classroom pickup (parents pick up their children in their homerooms). Please note there is no after-school Bridges program until Friday, August 19th.
1:00PM – 4:00PM Hopes and Fears Virtual Conferences (Day 1)
Our first Parent-Teacher conferences of the year are the Hopes & Fears Conferences. Parents will be given the opportunity to sign up for a specific 10-15 minute time slot. All parents are expected to have a Hopes and Fears Conference with each of their child(ren)’s homeroom teacher(s). Students do not need to be in the virtual Hopes and Fears Conference but are always welcome. The purpose of the Hopes & Fears Conference is for the parent(s) to share their hopes and their fears for their child specific to the upcoming school year. The teacher’s responsibility in these meetings is to listen, take notes, and learn as much as possible about each student. The homeroom teachers will be sending an email to parents with a sign up genius to schedule your Hopes & Fears conference after the homeroom lists are available in FACTS.
Thursday, August 18th – Second Day of School
(Early Dismissal, Regular Uniform Day, and 1st Day of Carpool)
7:55AM – Second Day of School Begins (Regular Morning Carpool)
Regular morning and afternoon carpools will begin on the second day of school.
12:20PM – Early Dismissal (Regular Afternoon Carpool, No Bridges)
The second day of school is an Early Dismissal day. Regular afternoon carpool will begin on the second day of school. Please note there is no after-school Bridges program until Friday, August 19th.
1:00PM – 4:00PM – Hopes & Fears Conferences (Day 2)
Thursday is the second day of the Hopes & Fears Conferences. Please see the Day 1 information listed above for more details.
Friday, August 19th – First Full Day of School
(Spirit Day attire)
7:55AM – First Full Day of School Begins
The third day of school is the first full day of school. Standard morning and afternoon carpools will both take place. Bridges also begins on this first full day of school.
2:45PM – Oldest and Only Dismissal – PK3 and PK4
Oldest and Only dismissal for PK3-PK4
3:00PM – Oldest and Only Dismissal – Kindergarten and 1st Grades
Oldest and Only dismissal for Kindergarten and 1st Grades
3:20PM – Regular Dismissal
Regular dismissal carpool
End of School – 6:00PM – Bridges Program
The Bridges after school program begins. Please see information in the next section below regarding Bridges.
5:00PM – 8:00PM – Back To School Bash
Join us for Food, Fun, & Fellowship! The Knights of Columbus will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs, and obstacle inflatables will be set up in the gym. Some great tunes and beer will also be available – so come out and let’s reconnect and kick off the 2022-2023 school year.
While at the Back To School Bash, families will have the opportunity to sign up for the Booster Club and this year’s Booster Club spirit wear t-shirts available for the families and other items will be available.
Please RSVP (this is a free event) by clicking here so we can accurately plan our food needs.