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We hope you are as excited as we are about the opening of school coming soon. This is your Back-to-School Hub, where you can find all the information you need to be ready on the first day of school.  
 

First Day of School 

  • Wednesday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. - 1st - 8th Grade, dismissal 2:05 p.m. at the PGC, 2:21 p.m. UGC
  • Thursday, August 22, 8:30 a.m.
    • First Day for Little Angels Tuesday/Thursday students - dismissal at 10:30 a.m.
    • PreK-3 5-day students, and all Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes.Half-day (including full day students) dismissal at 11:00 a.m. 
  • Friday, August 24, 8:30 a.m. 
    • First Day for Little Angels  M/W/F students - dismissal at 10:30 a.m.
    • First Day for PreK-3 M-W-F students dismissal at 10:30 a.m. for all PreK-3, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten. 

First Week of School Notes for Early Elementary

Preschool & Kindergarten Classroom Preview Days will be held on August 20 & 21. You will receive communication on how to sign-up for a time slot from your teacher the week of August 12. 
Half-Day Schedule: All early childhood students (Little Angels - Kindergarten) will be on a half-day schedule from August 22 - 23, with dismissal at 11:00 a.m. (Little Angels at 10:30 a.m.)This includes students registered for the full-day program. 

The full-Day Program begins on Monday, August 26th.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Please see the drop-off and pick-up procedures for your child's campus at the links below. 

Required Forms

The following forms are due to the school office by August 22, 2023.

 

All Grade Levels

 If you have any questions about health forms or issues, please contact our School Nurse, Cindy Pacewicz, BSN, RN, at cpacewicz@schoolofstmary.org.

UGC - grades 4-8

Please get in touch with Jasmine Sosa, jsosa@schoolofstmary.org, with any questions. 

PGC - grades Prek-3

Please get in touch with Jessica Twohig, jtwohig@schoolofstmary.org, with any questions.
  • Preschool morning lunch bunch preference
  • Extended Day Registration - coming soon
  • Complete Summer Assignments

Inter-Campus & Lake Bluff Bus Shuttle Service

Bus Service for the 2023-2024 School Year

Bus service will begin on Monday, August 28, 2023.
 
Morning Route: 
  • 8:15 a.m. Pick-up at the Grace United Methodist Church’s parking lot located on East Scranton Avenue in Lake Bluff
  • 8:25 a.m. Drop off Upper Grade Center students & pick up additional PGC students (east end of the Oakwood lot)
  • 8:50 a.m. Drop-off students at the Primary Grade Center
Afternoon Route:
  • 3:15 p.m. Pick-up students at Primary Grade Center
  • 3:40 p.m. Drop-off Lake Forest riders & pick up Lake Bluff riders at the Upper Grade Center
  • 3:50 p.m. Drop off Lake Bluff riders at the Grace United Methodist Church parking lot on East Scranton Avenue in Lake Bluff
If you are interested in this service for the School Year 2022-2023, please fill out this form. The estimated cost per student is $920.00. (The cost may vary slightly based on ridership and fuel surcharges.)

2023-24 Registration for Bus Service*

*you must complete one form per student riding the bus

School Supply Lists

Parents may purchase school supply kits online through  1st Day School Supplies. Supply kits must be ordered by July 1st.

Order PGC Supply Kits

 

Order UGC Supply Kits

 
If you choose to purchase your own supplies, please see the lists by grade below. Please purchase the exact items that are listed.  

Student Uniforms

Students are required to wear the designated school uniforms as described in the guidelines below. Please click on each campus below to review the uniform guidelines.

Find complete uniform requirements and detailed instructions for ordering uniforms on our Uniform Information Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

PGC: Drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and the first bell rings at 8:45 a.m. Regular dismissal is at 3:05 p.m.
UGC: Drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and the first bell rings at 8:40 a.m. Regular dismissal is at 3:40 p.m.

Class assignments for the 2021-2022 school year will be released on August 13, 2021.

You may express a preference, but it may not be honored as we need to balance each classroom with different circumstances, including skill level, gender, and student temperament.

Parents can sign up for a shuttle between the PGC and UGC or for pickup in Lake Bluff. Please see the bus section above. 

Students at UGC have access to three microwaves during lunch. There are no microwaves available at PGC.

You can always find the calendar by clicking the calendar icon on the bottom of the homepage.

Little Angels (PreK-2) may wear training pants to school. However, if they become soiled, parents will need to come in to change them.

Edible birthday treats are not encouraged due to potential allergies in the classroom; items like pencils or stickers are a much safer choice. If you would like to send a treat for your child's birthday, the items must be individually wrapped, store-bought, in a sealed package. Homemade treats are never allowed.

No, we do not offer a summer camp. 

We do offer summer school. Summer 2022 information will be released sometime in January. 

Yes. SOSM offers summer skills books for sale. 
Children in grades K-7 will have summer reading and math practice assigned.

School directories come out in October. We can provide one from the previous year if one is needed before October.