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Welcome Class of 2023!

Welcome Class of 2023 and Transfer Students!

Once again, we welcome members of the Class of 2023 and transfer students! Until the first day of school in August, we suggest you check this page regularly for forms and updates about everything from purchasing books to sports tryouts!

Fall Musical Auditions

Peter Pan will take flight on the Shubert stage in November! Here is what you need to know about auditions  for incoming students on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.!
 
  • No experience necessary – everyone who auditions will be cast in a role
  • Our award-winning creative team will teach you a song and dance combination from the show
  • Plan to wear comfortable clothes or dance clothes (no jeans), jazz shoes or sneakers
  • We ask you bring water and a snack

We hope to see you there! Please contact our producer, Mrs. Curbow at kcurbow@sacredhearthamden.org for more information.

Athletics

Athletic Information & Sports Starting Dates (PDF)

Cheerleading Tryouts
Cheerleading tryouts will be held in the Philip Paolella, Jr. Recreational Center. The following are the dates and times for cheerleading tryouts:
Wednesday, June 5 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 7 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 • 12:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. (or until completed)

To try out for Cheerleading, physicals must be completed before May 15, documented on the State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record, and returned to the school nurse at Sacred Heart Academy before May 15. Click here for more information about cheerleading tryouts at the start of June.

Textbooks

Textbook Purchases
The Used Book Sale will take place on Thursday, June 6, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. This affords students the opportunity to purchase used books for next year. Students must bring a listing of their 2019-2020 courses, required books, and cash or several checks to pay for books, since they may purchase books from several students.

Book List for 2019-2020
You may order or rent textbooks from the Follett Virtual Bookstore online. The Virtual bookstore opens on July 10, 2019.

Technology Days

Sacred Heart Academy has a one-to-one laptop program. In the fall, each member of the Class of 2023 will begin classes where technology will be used on a daily basis. Students who attend summer sessions at Sacred Heart Academy will use their laptops as part of the class, and we want to ensure that they have their laptops before classes begin. With that in mind, we have planned the following Parent Tech Nights and Student Tech Days. Click here to sign up for the option that works best for your family. Please sign up as soon as possible so we know how many students are coming to each session. Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Option A
Thursday, August 1st – Parent Tech Night
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
Parents will receive their daughter’s laptop and the acceptable use policy. The use of technology at SHA and the online grading program will be discussed.
 
Friday, August 2nd – Student Tech Day
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
Students will return their signed Acceptable Use Policy and receive instruction in the use of the laptop as well as programs that are implemented at SHA. Digital Citizenship will also be covered.
 
Option B
Monday, August 19th – Parent Tech Night
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
Parents will receive their daughter’s laptop and the acceptable use policy. The use of technology at SHA and the online grading program will be discussed.
 
Tuesday, August 20 – Student Tech Day
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall
Students will return their signed Acceptable Use Policy and receive instruction in the use of the laptop as well as programs that are implemented at SHA. Digital Citizenship will also be covered.

If your daughter is enrolled in summer sessions from August 5 through August 16, you should select Option A so that she will have use of her computer for summer classes.

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 21 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. We ask students to bring their lunch. We will provide beverages and snacks. Wear casual clothes.

Summer Reading

Freshmen
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Sophomores
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Juniors
Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
AP Language
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Seniors
A Thousand Splendid Suns by K. Hosseini
AP Literature
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Summer Reading Annotations

Uniforms

You may purchase the school uniform online at www.dennisuniform.com or at the Dennis Uniform retail location, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT 06477. The SHA School Code is OR00SH. Please call the National Customer Service at 800-854-6951 with any questions.

As a reminder, any tan, brown, black, or grey soft-soled shoes with backs may be worn with the uniform. Tennis shoes may not be worn. Many students select Sperry's as their "uniform" shoe. Shoes are not available at Dennis Uniform.

MEMORIAL WEEKEND PROMOTION
Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27
15% off all purchases and free shipping over $25
Online and Mail Order Only
 
JUNE EARLY BIRD PROMOTION
Tuesday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 25
15% off all purchases and free shipping over $25
In Store, Online, Mail Order

First Day of Classes

The first day of class for all students is Wednesday, August 28. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. with a 2:10 p.m. dismissal time. Students wear uniforms beginning on the first day of school, August 28.