DuBois, PA – There are some important dates to keep in mind for the upcoming 2018-19 school year at DuBois Central Catholic School.

The first day of classes for students at DuBois Central Catholic will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, according to Headmaster Gretchen Caruso.

An orientation for all incoming sixth graders as well as new seventh and eighth graders will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.

Parents and guardians are expected to attend with their children.   In addition, any returning middle school students who have scheduling problems may get them resolved and or changed from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. on this date.

Caruso adds, “Students are asked to bring their laptops to the orientation so that each student’s technology can be set up prior to the first day of school … while parents can learn about Plus Portals.”  Locker assignments and schedules will also be explained.

On Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m., there will be an orientation for news students in grades 10-12.  In addition, any returning high school students can make scheduling changes as well, if needed, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

DCC’s elementary school will be hosting several orientations for students and parents.  There will be a Kindergarten orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. -10 a.m.

The annual Kindergarten Camp Day will be held Friday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   In addition, there will be an orientation for all fourth and new fifth grade students and parents on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Principal Carol Bernat adds, “DCC’s pre-school orientations will be held over several days, beginning on Wednesday, Thursday, Aug. 29. Enrolled families have been notified of their date and time.

According to Caruso, Teacher In-Service Days include Tuesday, Aug. 21, Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 23.  Included in these days will be various faculty meetings by educational level, as well as Microsoft 365 technology training.


Do you know when your student has to go back to school? We have a list of dates.

The start dates for school in our area (in order by date, then alphabetically):

Thursday, Aug. 23 – DuBois Christian Schools, Johnsonburg, Ridgway, St. Marys

Monday, Aug. 27 – Clearfield

Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Brockway, Brookville, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DuBois Central Catholic

Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Curwensville, Keystone, Redbank Valley

Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Clarion ASD

Monday, Sept. 10 – Punxsutawney

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