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2017-2018 Calendar Finalized!
Click here for a copy of the 2017-2018 School Calendar.
 
Below is an email from the Faculty Advisory Committee and the Principal about changes to the 2017-2018 School Year: 
 
Dear Parent(s) of St. Mary Parish School Students,
 
The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you with some important information about a change that will be taking place in the 2017-2018 school year.
 
As you know, every decision we make is focused on improving the quality of education and enhancing our academics for your child. With this in mind, our Parish School Committee has endorsed a series of early release days for staff development, collaboration, and strategic planning. When teachers, just like any other profession, have common time to work together and share best practices, tools, and techniques, it helps our educators to improve teaching and learning. This collaboration is an ongoing process of small teams of teachers meeting to look at ways to strengthen your child’s education. 
 
Please note, there will not be any After School Childcare offered on any early release days. If your child is a bus rider, busing will run as normal with your child being released to the bus at 1:00pm. These monthly Wednesday dates (total of 7) can be found on the school calendar. The school will rotate schedules each month to ensure students do not miss the same classes.
 
We hope our St. Mary Parish School parents will plan ahead and take advantage of the monthly early release day by scheduling your child’s doctor and dentist appointments on these afternoons in order to minimize time spent missing classroom instruction.
 
We sincerely believe this decision is in the best interest of student learning and what our teachers need to move our children forward.
 
Sincerely,
 
Faculty Advisory Committee 
Maria Schram, principal

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