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St. Agnes Academy, 30 Carson Avenue, Dalton, MA 01226

SUMER SCHEDULE

Our summer schedule will be as the following:

July - every Tue and Wed 9-12 except the week of Jul 22...with after hours by appointment.  Contact (413) 684-3143.

August - every Tue and Wed 9-12 except the week of Aug 19...also with after hours by appointment.

St. Agnes Academy Announces New Staff Appointments

DALTON, Mass., August 9, 2019 - St. Agnes Academy, Berkshire County’s leading parochial school serving students from pre-school through eighth grade, has announced the appointment of two new veteran teachers and school nurse for the upcoming school year. New principal Fadia Rostom Makdisi made the appointments, effective this month.

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented educators who will further complement our already highly experienced staff,” said Makdisi. “Their energy and firm commitment to academic excellence, faith, and life learning will strengthen our unique mission at St. Agnes.”

St. Agnes announced the appointment of Catherine Salatino of Pittsfield to the Middle School teaching staff. Salatino began her career as a teacher in the parochial schools in Berkshire County, teaching at St. Mary’s School in Lee and St. Agnes School in Dalton. She also worked for many years at Allendale, Crosby, and Williams schools in Pittsfield. Salatino received a bachelor’s degree in education from Worcester State College and a master’s degree from North Adams State College.  

 Sally Capeless of Pittsfield has been named first grade teacher, replacing retiring teacher Margaret Shapiro. Capeless previously taught at St. Agnes for 13 years and later worked for 19 years in the Pittsfield public schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College in 1985.

The Academy has also named Susannah White Long as the new part-time school nurse. Long has experience in hospital-based nursing, out-patient clinics, as well as school nursing. Prior to earning her nursing degree, she worked as a student affairs and career counselor at the university level. Long holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar College, a M.Ed. in counseling from the University of Virginia, and a BS in nursing from Pace University.

 St. Agnes Academy, founded in 1957, currently has an enrollment of 145 students in pre-school through grade eight.

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OUR STUDENTS

Registration & Re-registration

If you or someone you know is considering St. Agnes as an educational option for their child, please encourage them to call Jim Stankiewicz at (413) 684-3143.  We currently have openings in all of our grades.  Tours, observations and shadowing of classes can be arranged on most days.  Although there is a tuition charge, we make every effort to make a St. Agnes Academy affordable through a diocesan and local financial aid process.

Extended Day Care

Our school provides daily, before and after school care programs for our students.

ST. AGNES ACADEMY

 

For Enrollment Information, contact St. Agnes Academy at: (413) 684-3143 

ACCREDITED

St. Agnes Academy is fully accredited by the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges.  For additional Information contact St. Agnes Academy at (413) 684-3143, Fax: 413-684-3124

MISSION STATEMENT

St. Agnes Academy is a Catholic parish school located at 30 Carson Avenue in Dalton, MA. is united by God's love, living and sharing our faith daily.   We strive for academic success while promoting awareness and appreciation of community involvement as a lifestyle.   Within this secure, welcoming environment, our experienced, dedicated faculty and staff celebrate the uniqueness of each child from pre-school through grade eight.

CHILD & YOUTH PROTECTION

All employees of the Diocese, parishes and schools, and all volunteers who have regular contact with children, are required to participate in and comply with all aspects of the Diocese’s Safe Environment Program.

Additional information is located at: http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/

EVENTS

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  • Back to School Night

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  • In Service- Early Dismissal 11:00AM

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After School Car Line Procedure

Please enter the parking lot through the Main St. entrance.  Upon entering, cars should form a DOUBLE LINE that extends as far as the basketball hoop.  At the basketball hoop, cars should then take turns merging into ONE LINE. The single line will then proceed to the back door of the school where students will be dismissed directly to the appropriate car.  Please make every effort to follow these procedures in order to insure the safety of our students as well as those people picking them up.

Please enter the parking lot through the Main St. entrance.  Upon entering, cars should form a DOUBLE LINE that extends as far as the basketball hoop.  At the basketball hoop, cars should then take turns merging into ONE LINE. The single line will then proceed to the back door of the school where students will be dismissed directly to the appropriate car.  Please make every effort to follow these procedures in order to insure the safety of our students as well as those people picking them up.

NO PARKING BAN on Carson Ave. in Front of School

The Dalton Police have placed new NO PARKING signs on both sides of the street in front of the school. Please park in the school parking lot unless you are making a quick "pick up" or "drop off". 

Academy Wellness Policy

At St. Agnes Academy, we strive to promote the religious, academic, physical, social, and emotional growth and development of all of our students. To accomplish this goal, the district has implemented and continues to improve a comprehensive school wellness program at all levels.

Our Wellness Program includes the following elements:

•   Promotion of a healthy school environment— a safe and nurturing climate where all students are known by the staff

•   Nutritional standards for all foods provided in school

•   Student services—coordinated programs of health care, student assistance programs and mentoring.

•   Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment—a coordinated K-8 program about healthy relationships, bullying and self-awareness.

All foods available for sale during the school day will comply with the National School Lunch Act, the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with attention to Life Threatening Food Allergies.

All students at St. Agnes Academy will receive physical education/health/wellness instruction each year, with additional opportunities for physical activity through daily, supervised recess after lunch for all students and an additional supervised morning recess for students in grades PK-3.

Financial Aid

All students wishing for parish or diocesan financial aid must apply online for aid to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment at www.factstuitionaid.com.

Last year's recipients must re-apply. Grants are for one year only.

Families must include their parish name and address in section (1) of the form. Saint Agnes Academy must be listed in section (2). Only one application is needed to cover all children attending catholic schools, including high school.

Help is available from Facts. Call 1-866-315-9262 or .email help@factstuitionaid.com.

A family failing to complete this process prior to March 15 may be unable to get any assistance.

Families applying for parish financial aid must also complete a parish financial aid application.

 

Financial Aid Forms are due by March 15.