We look forward to greeting you and your child/ren for the 2023-2024 school year! We are busy planning and preparing for next year and know our families do the same during the summer months, so we wanted to share with you some important dates, reminders, and information. Please take a few minutes to read all of the details included in this mailing. As always if you have any questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to reach out. The school office number is 215-739-1920.
First Days of School:
Grades 1 to 8 ONLY: August 29, 30, 31 and September 6, 7, 8
Doors open at 7:30 AM
Our school day begins at 7:50 AM and dismissal will be at 1:00 PM on these days. Students are to report in their full school uniforms, either the regular Fall/Winter uniform or the Summer uniform (must conform to regulation). Please check the school uniform policy.
Full days for Grades 1-8 will begin on September 11 – 7:50 to 3:00.
Punctuality is an important part of the education process. Therefore, students are marked late who
enter the building after 7:50. The doors are closed at 7:50 and students who are late enter the building via the main entrance on Thompson St.
Back to School Parent Meetings:
Back to School Night for ALL GRADES (Pre-K 3 to Grade 8) will be held on August 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten will hold orientation days on September 11 for one hour.
Conditions permitting, parent/s are to accompany the children for the hour of orientation.
Children are required to wear their full school uniforms.
The schedule is as follows:
Pre-Kindergarten 3 September 11 : 9:00-10:00 girls; 10:30-11:30 boys
Pre-Kindergarten 4 September 11: 9:00-10:00 girls and 10:30-11:30 boys
Kindergarten September 11: 9:00-10:00 girls and 10:30-11:30 boys
September 12-15 will be half days for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and K - dismissal 11:45
September 18 will begin full days for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and K - dismissal 2:50
Dismissal takes place as follows:
Grades 2, 3 and 4: Thompson Street
Pre-K 4: Edgemont Street School Yard (Brown Doors)
Kindergarten and Grade 1: Edgemont Street School Yard
Pre-K 3 and Grades 5 thru 8: Madison Street
School Entry - Students enter the school building daily as follows:
Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and K enter via the Madison Street doors.
Grades 1 thru 4 enter via the Thompson Street doors
Grades 5 thru 8 via Edgemont Street school yard
Summer Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00-12:00 from June 20th thru July. In August, the office will be open Monday thru Friday from 8:00-2:00.
The school uniform policy can be found by clicking here, and it is strictly enforced. Please be sure your students are in full uniform, unless otherwise instructed. Returning families, note there is a change to the uniform socks and sneaker policy for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and K-8 summer uniform and gym uniform policies, so please read.
After School CARES: If you are interested in our After School CARES program and have not yet registered, please email Ms. King at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and seats are filling quickly.
Snacks, FREE Breakfast and FREE Hot Lunch:
Students are requested to bring a snack daily. We abide by the Archdiocesan nutritional policy of healthy eating – no candy, cake, cookies, chips or soda are permitted. FREE breakfast and hot lunch will begin on September 11. If your child/ren do not want hot lunch, please be sure to pack a cold lunch (*Note: We do not have refrigeration in the classrooms for student lunches).
Stationery Sale for Grades 1-8:
Stationery will be sold for students in Grades 1-8 on August 10 from 10:00—12:00 and again on August 17 from 10:00-12:00. There are no evening hours. Please refer to the stationery list on our website for items that must be purchased from school. If you plan to be away either of the selling dates in August, please send in an envelope marked with name and grade accompanied with the total amount sometime over the summer, and we will be sure the stationery will be ready for your child on the first day of school in his/her homeroom. Stationery for PreK-3, PreK-4 and K will be handled by the teachers, and you will receive information at the September 8 parent meeting.
Pre-3 through Grade 8 Supply Lists:
Individual classroom supply lists for the 2023-2024 school year will be listed here as they become available. If you do not see your student's grade, be sure to check in the coming weeks.
Grade 8 - click here
Financial Aid: BLOCS applications for students in Pre-K 3 through Grade 8 are still open for the 2023-2024 school year. To apply, visit www.BLOCS.org. *Note: if the BLOCS website says that the application is closed, we may still be able to accept your application. If you are interested in applying for BLOCS, please contact Ms. Renee at email@example.com ASAP. Do not delay as we begin working on awards in June.
Admission Cards: In order for students to enter the building on their first days, they will need an admission card. Admission cards will be available for pick-up in late August. We will email the pick-up dates to everyone in the coming weeks. Please note that all TADS tuition accounts including all fees must be paid and current, and all required documents (see below) must be on file in the school office in order for your students to receive their admission cards.
Required Documents: All required documents must be on file in the school office in order for your student to receive his/her admission card in August. Please be sure bring the following to the office in the coming weeks:
Copy of student's birth certificate (*required)
Copy of student's Baptismal certificate (*required if your student is Baptized)
Current immunization records (*required)
Medical and Dental Forms (*required for new students entering Kindergarten or Grade one). Forms are available in the school office or you can click here to view/print.
Copy of student's report card (*required for transfer students only. Note: you will also be required to sign a release form at the school office so that we can request transcripts from your child's current school)
If your student has a learning assessment, a psychoeducational evaluation or an IEP, please provide us with a copy. (*required if applicable)
If there are any court orders regarding legal and physical custody of a child, please provide us with a copy (*required if applicable)
School bus form (*required if applicable)
School Communication/Additional Information:
It is our goal at OLPR to keep all of our school families up-to-date and current with all of our news and information. If you have not already done so, please visit and bookmark www.OurLadyofPortRichmond.com. There you will see pages full of information such as our school calendar, event listings, general information and links to our weekly eNewsletter, OLPR’s Weekly eMinder. This weekly e-mail is delivered directly to the inboxes of our parents, students, faculty, staff and guardians and contains critical information, schedule updates and other helpful information. If you are not yet subscribed, you can sign-up by visiting “ Weekly eMinder” under the “Quick Links” tab, or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail address, the names and grades of all of your students who are attending OLPR in the Fall. Be sure to also follow us on the following social media channels:
OLPR Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/OurLadyofPortRichmond
OLPR Home and School Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/OLPRHomeandSchool
OLPR Strong Facebook Group: www.Facebook.com/groups/olprstrong
OLPR Instagram: @ourladyofportrichmond
Summer Packets will be sent home with all students entering grades 1-8. These need to be completed and returned on the first day of school for the 2023-2024 school year. Completion of these packets is mandatory and students will receive a grade for them. If you are new to OLPR and have a student entering grades 1-8, please pick up the summer packet at the school office. You can also click the links below.
Grade 8 Summer Packet
Please do not hesitate to call our school office if you have any questions or concerns; we are here to assist you and want only to make this new school year a successful one for your child/ren. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!
We are proud to be an equal opportunity child care provider.
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