Upper School Back-to-School Information
Upper School Key Contact
In order to foster positive and productive family communication and relationships, you can find a list of key faculty to contact if you have particular questions, concerns or suggestions HERE.
Student Circle of Support
At Sacred Heart Greenwich, we support both the academic and social emotional development of each student through individualized and programmatic resources. You can find the Circle of Support document HERE.
Student and Parent Portals
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, please take time to visit the Student and Parent Portals on the school website where you will find essential information for the beginning of school. Please read everything carefully, including the updated Handbook and make sure to update/sign all necessary forms.
The Sacred Heart Greenwich Student Handbook provides detailed information about important SHG policies and procedures and all aspects of life in the Upper School.
The updated handbook will be available later in August and will be shared with the entire community.
Upper School Schedule & Attendance
The daily schedule for the 2023 2024 school year can be found HERE.
Please note updated school hours in the Upper School:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:25 am - 3:25 pm
Wednesday: 8:25 am - 2:35 pm
Individual Student Schedules:
Individual student schedules will be available to students on the Student Portal mid-August. Look for an email from your Academic Dean when the schedules are posted.
To find your schedule- Log in; navigate to “My Day,” and then click on “My Schedule..” Student advisors will be noted on the top of the student’s schedule.
In order for students to excel individually and in order for us to cultivate a strong community, it is essential for students to be present in school.
Attendance will be recorded at the beginning of every period, including morning meeting. Students are expected to be on time and attend every scheduled period in their program. This includes all classes, morning meeting, advisory, chapel, goals and clubs. Students are also expected to attend events that are deemed mandatory such as all school assemblies, liturgies, retreats, field day and prize day.
If a student is absent, tardy or has an early dismissal, a parent/guardian must report this information by 8:00 am using the Student Absent Tracker found in the Parent Portal.
Books, Supplies & Computers
The book list is on the school website where books can be ordered for the first day of classes. If you are a recipient of tuition assistance, please contact Katie Cullinane regarding financial support for textbooks.
There is no supply list in the Upper School. Please note that some teachers might suggest certain things for their classes during the first few days of school, but generally, students may bring their own items that they find are the best tools for their own approach to note-taking, studying and organization.
Computer Ordering information is available here.
Please click here to check all your summer assignments.
You can order Uniform items on the school website.
Please note that the Uniform Policy has been updated for the 2023-2024 school year. Please review closely and if you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Bergin, Upper School Dean of Students.
A key element in a Sacred Heart education is developing a personal and active faith in God. For this reason, we are aligning our retreat program with the year’s beginning to enable our students to foster this vital relationship throughout the year. Wednesday, September 13 is the School wide retreat day - all students will participate in activities designed for their grade level.
Freshmen Retreat: Wednesday, September 13 (on campus)
Sophomore Retreat: Wednesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 14 (off campus)
Junior Kairos Introduction & College Prep: Wednesday, September 13 (on campus)
Kairos Introduction (Kairos Save the Date: January 4 - 6, 2024)
College Prep- Digital PSAT practice exam
Senior Retreat: Wednesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 14 (off campus)
Upper School Advisory Program
In the 2023-2024 academic year, Sacred Heart Greenwich is launching a partnership with The Social Institute to enhance the Advisory experience for girls in grades 7 - 12. The Social Institute offers a learning platform that empowers students to navigate their social world positively - including social media and technology - to fuel their health, happiness and future success. More information, including resources for parents, will be shared prior to the launch of the partnership with students.
New Student Orientation & Back to School Events
Upper School Orientation: Wednesday, August 30, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
9th Grade Overnight Bonding Trip: Wednesday, August 30, immediately following Orientation - Thursday, August 31, 5:00 pm
Key Fall Dates
Please make sure to mark these upcoming dates on your calendar as we launch the year together! The master school calendar is located on our website and can be accessed by logging in and clicking “Calendar” in the heading. Please check this calendar periodically as sometimes changes in dates and times become necessary.
Junior Executive Function Workshop: Monday, August 21, 12:30- 2:30 pm. There is still time to register! Visit the parent portal to log in and complete the form for this workshop.
Senior Portraits & Gate Picture: Tuesday, August 29, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Senior Bonding Trip: Tuesday, August 29, 5:00 - 10:30 pm (off campus) . Reminder to please sign the permission slip & bring in payment for the trip
9th Grade Overnight Bonding Trip: Wednesday, August 30 - Thursday, August 31 (off campus)
Upper School Orientation: Wednesday, August 30 10:00 - 11:30 am. Note: this is for 9th grade students and families AND new 10th and 11th grade students and families
Opening of School: Tuesday, September 5
Upper School Sports Night: Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Upper School Beginning of Year Retreats: Wednesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 14
Senior College Night: Monday, September 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Upper School Back to School Night: Thursday, September 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Lunch with Mr. Baber: Friday, September 22, 12:15 - 1:30 pm
Practice ACT: Saturday, September 23, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upper School Photos (grades 9 - 11): September 26
Mass of the Holy Spirit: Wednesday, September 27, 10:00 am. Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated by Bishop Frank Caggiano and the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be commissioned
Parent Association Upper School Coffee: Friday, September 29, 8:45 - 9:45 am.
Freshmen Parents: Please note that there will be time following the PA Coffee for freshmen parents to meet with the Upper School Leadership Team