You may print the Religious Education Registration Form and return it to the Rectory.
Faith formation is an important part of our lives as Catholic Christians. In order to be the best Catholic Christians we can be, we must have a strong faithful relationship with God. Such a relationship is only possible through an active life of prayer, worship, reception of the Sacraments, outreach, and a strong knowledge of our faith.
The goal of the Religious Education program in our parish is to foster an active faith life. All students are expected to behave in a Christian manner at all times; attend Mass on weekends and Holy Days of Obligation; be respectful and courteous to all adults, fellow students and themselves; and be responsible for the proper care of school property.
We look forward to working with your family and your child as we encourage their faith to grow.
Grades 1 and 2
Classes for grades 1 and 2 are held Sunday mornings from 9:45 am – 11:00 am in St. Michael School. Students should not be dropped off any earlier than 9:30 am unless the parent stays with the child until the teacher arrives. Students should enter and exit through the door near the office. Parents may bring their child/children to their classrooms if they choose. Parents are requested to wait quietly in the hall outside of the office area for their child/children to be dismissed.
Grades 3 and 4
Classes for grades 3 and 4 are held Thursday evenings from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm at Pawcatuck Middle School. Children are to be picked up and dropped off only in the front traffic circle for safety reasons. Students should not be dropped off any earlier than 5:55 pm. Parents are requested to wait quietly in the hall outside of the office area for their child/children to be dismissed.
Grades 6, 7, and 8
Classes for grades 6, 7, and 8 are held in both locations depending on the mini course your child has chosen. Students should not be dropped off any earlier than 9:30 am on Sunday morning. Students should wait for their teacher quietly in the hall outside the office area or on the steps outside the convent.
Students who must leave class earlier than the scheduled time must present the teacher with a note containing the following information:
- The date
- The time they will be picked up
- The person who will be picking them up
In the event your child cannot make it to class, parents are asked to contact the Religious Education Office at 860-599-5580 ext. 7 between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm, and leave a message prior to class. Please do not leave messages at St. Michael School or Pawcatuck Middle School. All unreported absences will be considered unexcused. Students with excessive unexcused absences may be required to repeat the year.
Cancellation of Class
Cancellation announcements are made on local radio and television stations and sent via the Honeywell Instant Alert system. You may also call the Religious Education Office at 860-599-5580 ext. 7 for a cancellation message.
Cancellation of Sunday Morning Classes at St. Michael School
Cancellation of Sunday morning classes is rare. In the event that class is canceled, you will be contacted by your child’s teacher or the Director of Religious Education by phone. Announcements will also be made at the 7:00 am and the 8:15 am Masses at St. Mary’s in Stonington.
Cancellation of Thursday Evening Classes at Pawcatuck Middle School
We follow the Stonington Public School System. If Stonington Public Schools cancels class or have early dismissal on a Thursday due to inclement weather, your child will not have Religious Educations classes that night.
St. Michael’s is not responsible for stolen or damaged items such as toys, cell phones, MP3 players, etc., that are brought to class. Usage of these items during class time is prohibited.
There is no food or beverages allowed in class.
Please notify the Religious Education Office of any changes in address or phone numbers.
St. Michael Church takes the issue of safe environments very seriously. For more information, please read the following brochures: 12 Things Parents Can Do to Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church and at School and 8 Things Children Can Do to Help Create and Maintain Safe Environments at Church and at School.