Dear St. John Paul II Families,

Can you believe it ….only 11 days left to go.......and then it is summer-time!  I hope you all are planning some wonderful summer vacations and time together as a family.  Please be aware that we provide the school calendar very early so that you can make every effort to plan accordingly so that your children do not miss instructional time. We try to provide several opportunities throughout the year and weeks in the summer for your family to travel. Please refrain from scheduling trips or family vacations on school days. Our last day of school is June 1st. All extended absences must be approved by the Principal. Please look at the school calendar for the 17/18 school year…and begin to plan!

One change for the 17/18 school year calendar that many of you may have noticed is the schedule for Parent/Student Teacher conferences.  According to TCCED, our accrediting agency, going forward, these days must have four hours of instructional class-time to be officially counted, so please know that conference days will be required days for attendance.  Next year, we will have a half-day in the morning for instruction, and the remainder of the day will be for conferencing.

Lastly, we are quickly closing out the school year and I wanted to make sure that you all know that 8th grade graduation is by invitation-only due to limited space and we want to be certain that we can accommodate the 8th graders and their families.  Thank you for your support.

God Bless,