ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC ACADEMY

2700 O Street S.E. Washington, D.C. 20020
Phone: 202/581-2010 Fax: 202/581-1142

AUGUST 2013

19 Opening Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 10 a.m. for Faculty and Staff
20-23 Teacher Work Week
22 Student Orientation Sessions (Mandatory Attendance for All Families) St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Bailey Room (Downstairs) 9:00 a.m. Returning Students 10:30 a.m. New Students
23 “Living Catholic” Professional Development
26 First day of school for students (early dismissal 12:30 p.m.)
28 Before Care Program Begins
29 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2013

2 LABOR DAY – School closed for staff and students
3 After Care Program Begins / Scantron Pre-Test Assessment Window Opens
10 Back to School Night – 6:00 p.m. (School’s Multi-Purpose Room) ***
11 Early dismissal – 12:30 p.m. Aftercare Available
16 School Pictures Taken / School-Wide Fundraiser Kicks off
27 Scantron Pre-Test Assessment Window Closes
30 Professional Development Day for Staff (No School for Students)

OCTOBER 2013

9 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. – Aftercare Available
14 Columbus Day (School Closed for Staff & Students)
16 8th Grade Parent Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
20 Community Mass at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church – 10:00 a.m.
Oktoberfest to follow Mass

NOVEMBER 2013

1 All Saints Day – First Quarter Ends
4 Professional Development Day – No School for Students
6 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. (After Care Available)
11 Veteran’s Day (Parent Teacher Conferences (no school for students)
12 Fall Benchmark Testing Begins
17 Community Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m.
22 Fall Benchmark Testing Closes
27 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. (No After Care)
28 Thanksgiving Day (No School for Staff and Students)
29 Thanksgiving Break (No School for Staff and Students)

DECEMBER 2013

1 Advent Begins
4 High School Entrance Exams Administered to Eighth Grade
20 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. (No After Care)
23 Christmas Vacation through Jan. 3 (no school for students and staff)

JANUARY 2014

1 School Closed in Observance of New Year’s
6 Classes Resume
6 Scantron Mid-Year Assessment Window Opens
15 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. (After Care Available)
20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (School Closed for Staff and Students)
24 2nd Quarter Ends
26 Community Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 11:00 a.m. / Start of Catholic Schools Week (1/26/14-2/1/14
31 Professional Day for Staff (No School for Students)

FEBRUARY 2014

5 Ash Wednesday
12 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. (Aftercare Available)
17 President’s Day – School Closed for Students & Staff
21 Scantron Mid-Year Assessment Window Closes
23 Community Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 11:00 a.m.

MARCH 2014

12 Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. (Aftercare Available)
5 Home and School Association Meeting – 6:00 p.m.
14 Staff Retreat – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
16 Community Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 11:00 a.m.
17 Professional Day for Staff (No School for Students
18 3rdSpring Benchmark Testing Begins
28 Third Quarter Ends / Spring Benchmark Testing Ends
31 Faith Knowledge Assessment Window Opens

APRIL 2014

11 Faith Knowledge Assessment Window Closes
17 Holy Thursday – School Closed for Staff and Students
18 Good Friday – School Closed for Staff and Students
20-27 Easter Vacation – School Closed for Staff and Students
28 Classes Resume

MAY 2014

5 Scantron End of Year Test Assessment Window Opens
14 Early Dismissal 12:30 (Aftercare Available)
18 Last Community Mass of the School Year – St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 11:00 a.m.
26 Memorial Day – School Closed for Staff and Students
30 Scantron End of Year Test Assessment Window Closes

JUNE 2014

3 8th Grade Parent Breakfast and Awards Program – 9:00 a.m. Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church/Bailey Room
5 8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass – 11:00 a.m. Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
6 8th Grade Graduation – Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
13 Last Day of School for Students – Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m. (No Aftercare) – Fourth Quarter Ends
17 Last Day of School for Teachers
*** Please note some dates are subject to change. Please consult the school's weekly newsletter "Weekly Gray Notes" for all updates to the school calendar as well as important messages from the Principal. ***