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Thank you for choosing St. Thomas Aquinas High School! Every day at St. Thomas Aquinas is a busy one - at any given time, there could be dozens of activities going on. We hope this page will help familiarize and organize you and your student for what we hope will be an amazing four-year journey. Be patient and allow yourself some time to get acclimated!
Jumpstart and Orientation for Freshmen and Transfer Students will occur on August 26th and 27th, 9am-1:30pm.
August 28th is the first day of school! Teachers will be connecting with students remotely on that day.
August 31 is the first day when all students will be on campus.
New to STA this year? Come walk with us!
Click on the video below for a friendly tour of how things will work procedurally before the first day of school!
Each year, St. Thomas Aquinas High School prints a calendar for each of our families. These calendars are available to pick up in the Main Office as well as the Advancement/Admissions Office in Notre Dame Hall. Copies will be also be available at the JumpStart Parent Coffee.
2020 Freshmen Jumpstart/Orientation Program
Wednesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 28, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Arrival: Students should arrive between 8:45 - 9:00 am each day. Drop-off is facilitated at the circle at the back of the school. Students will be directed to the new stadium bleachers (weather permitting) each morning to begin our day outdoors.
Dress Code: Our two-day program serves as a "dress rehearsal" allowing students to experience dress code and dress down days.
- Wednesday: Dress down (modest and casual such as t-shirt, shorts); closed-toed shoes recommended.
- Thursday: Full dress code (click here for more information on STA dress code).
Lunch: Students may bring their own lunch or they may purchase lunch from Chartwells Dining. Please click here for more information on our lunch program. If students plan to buy lunch, money should be added to their account beforehand. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, cash transactions are not allowed. Information regarding how to set up their account (i.e., Student #) will be coming soon. All students MUST bring a refillable water bottle.
Departure: Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. Parents should park in one of the lots adjacent to the drop-off circle and wait for students to come out. Please do not park in a handicap space unless your child has difficulty walking.
If you have questions or concerns about the Freshmen Jumpstart/Orientation Program, please contact Mr. Adams at email@example.com.
Matters related to student parking are handled by the Principal and the Attendance Office. The 2020-21 Parking Pass and Guidelines are available below.
Welcome to another school year! Our goal is to promote a safe, efficient method of dropping off and picking up your student(s). Therefore, we would like to make you aware of our student drop-off and pick-up procedures.
MORNING: When arriving to school in the morning, please proceed to the back of the building and keep right to utilize the two lanes by the flag pole. Both lanes can be used for drop-off. This will help in reducing a traffic backup. Please do not stop in front of the school or near the fountain to drop your student(s) off.
PICK UP PROCEDURE
AFTERNOON: When arriving to school to pick-up your student(s) at dismissal time, please DO NOT use the two lanes by the flag pole (marked by the red x’s). Instead, please turn left, as indicated by the arrows, and park in any of the open spaces in the parking lot to wait for your student(s). We have found this to be the most efficient method without causing a traffic back up to Dover Point Road.