Back to School
2024-2025

FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

Please click here to view, download, and print the list of back-to-school dates.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Please click here to view the 2024-2025 calendar.

school day hours

Morning extended care: 6:45 to 7:20 a.m.
Morning carpool:
Begins at 7:20 a.m.
All students must be on campus promptly by 7:40 a.m. Morning assembly follows carpool every morning. Students not present for the start of morning assembly are considered tardy.
Afternoon dismissal and carpool: 2:55 to 3:15 p.m.
Afternoon extended care: 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Click here for details and to register for Extended Care.

When your child will be absent or tardy, email attendance@stmbr.org and the homeroom teacher. Please provide the following: student name, grade, teacher, reason for absenteeism or tardiness. This email may come any time prior to 7:30 a.m.

carpool

CARPOOL SIGNS
Preschool and Kindergarten families:
You will receive your child's carpool sign at Meet and Greet.
Returning families in grades 1-8:
On the first day of carpool, please use your carpool signs from last year if you still have them. New carpool signs will be distributed on your child's first day of school.
New families or returning families in grades 1-8 without signs:
On the first day of school, please write your child's name in large, bold letters on a sheet of paper and display in your windshield. New carpool signs will be distributed on your child's first day of school.

CARPOOL TIMES
Morning carpool:
Begins at 7:20 a.m.
All students must be on campus promptly by 7:40 a.m.
Morning assembly follows carpool every morning. Students not present at morning assembly are considered tardy.
Dismissal and afternoon carpool:
2:48 to 3:15 p.m.Students who are not picked up in afternoon carpool by 3:15 p.m. will be sent to Extended Care as a drop-in. If a student is not previously registered for Extended Care and is sent by the office (due to the office closing), the parent must register the child at that time and pay a fee. Please contact Mrs. Gretchen Thibodeaux with any questions about Extended Care.

2024-2025 IMPORTANT DATES

Summer Office Hours

8 a.m. to noon., Monday through Thursday
The office will be closed May 27 and July 4.
If we can be of support to you in any way, please let us know. The office number is 225-275-2820.

STM TEXT ALERTS

To ensure you are able to receive our parent text alerts, text “START” to 317065 from your mobile device. The text alerts from STM will begin with “Parent_Alert: STTM-LA.” 

School Supplies

Order your child's prepackaged school supplies for the 2024-2025 school year through School Tool Box. Orders placed after June 2 will be delivered to your home address. Supplies are guaranteed to last all school year. If it doesn't last, School Tool Box will replace it. Please be sure to order the correct grade level box for the 2024-2025 year. Click here to order.

If you have any questions about ordering supply boxes, email STMBRSchoolSupplies@gmail.com.

If you prefer to purchase school supplies separately, please refer to the supply list for your child's grade level:

PK3PKKindergarten1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th

Summer Reading: grades 1-8

Students entering grades 1 through 8 have summer reading requirements. Click here for the summer reading list for your the grade level your child is entering in 2024-2025.

Students in 3rd-6th grade are required to test on their two summer reading books. We will offer two testing dates over the summer: Tuesday, June 20 and Thursday, July 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the STM Library. Students may only test on one book at each testing date. Students also may test on their books when we return to school in August. Please email Sara Wisdom at wisdoms@stmbr.org if you have any questions.

UNIFORMS and backpacks

You may purchase your child's uniforms at the following:

Please click here to read complete dress code, uniform and grooming guidelines beginning on page 24 of the Parent-Student Handbook.

ON MASS DAYS, out of respect for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, girls must wear their jumpers, skirts, skorts, or long pants. Boys must wear long pants with the uniform shirt tucked in. Due to warmer temperatures in Louisiana, boys may wear shorts to Mass in August and September.

PE UNIFORMS: 5th - 8th Students in grades 5-8 wear the STM PE uniform. The PE uniform is a specific t-shirt and shorts that can be purchased at any of our three uniform vendors.

SWEATPANTS: Sweatpants may be worn in place of skirts, skorts, pants or shorts from November through February, except on Mass days. Sweatpants are available at Inka's.

COLD WEATHER OUTERWEAR: Students may only wear STM jackets, fleece and sweaters purchased from Young Fashions, Inka's or School Time, or sweatshirts purchased from Inka's. When temperatures dip below 35°F, STM authorizes students to wear heavier, non-STM outerwear. This means that non-STM heavier outerwear may be worn over students' STM outerwear. It should be non-distracting, appropriate, and relatively easy to remove. Students may not wear hats or hoods inside of any building or classroom. Students in violation of these guidelines will lose conduct points and will not be allowed to wear the unauthorized outerwear at STM.

SHOES
Tennis Shoes:
Must be traditional low quarter (low cut) style with shoe laces. The shoe color must be navy blue, black, grey, white or any combination of those colors. The laces must be in the same color scheme (navy blue, black, grey, or white), solid, and traditionally tied. Characters, plaid, checkerboard patterns, lights, Velcro, zipper, skateboard style, slip-ons, and wheels are not allowed. PK students may wear Velcro shoes.
Leather Shoes: Solid navy blue, solid brown or solid black; no boots. (on P.E. days, tennis shoes should be worn.)
Socks: Socks must be visible, above the shoe and solid white with no logos. They cannot be below the shoe line.

BELTS
Preschool boys may wear pants with elastic waistband; no belt is required. Boys in Kindergarten through 8th grade should wear a black, navy, or brown belt. Magnetic belts are permitted.

TOTE BAGS (PK and K) and BACKPACKS (1st - 8th) Preschool and Kindergarten students use the blue STM tote bag provided by the school. Students in grades 1-8 use backpacks, which may have wheels and may have any colors, patterns, etc. consistent with school values.

Extended care

Extended Care is available for all students before school in the mornings and after the school day has ended. Click here for details and to register for Extended Care.

school meal program

For all information about STM's breakfast and lunch program, please click here to visit the Child Nutrition Program website. The website will be updated with 2024-2025 information in mid- to late-July.

Allergies Form
If your child has a food allergy, please have your child's physician complete the diet prescription form and return to STM cafeteria manager Kimberly Bell or Nurse Rochelle as soon as possible. Please note that your child's previous allergy form expires on September 8, 2023. All allergy forms must be signed by a licensed physician and renewed each school year. Please click here for the diet prescription form.

VOLUNTEERING AT STM

CAPS (Compass Abuse Prevention Services)
St. Thomas More must provide a safe environment for children and youth. We hold ALL adults who work with minors to a code of conduct that is Christ-centered and professional. The CAPS program implemented by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge requires us to evaluate the background of all paid personnel and volunteers whose duties include ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors.

Anyone who wants to volunteer at St. Thomas More must be in compliance with this policy. ALL requirements must be met in order to volunteer:

To Guide. To Inspire. To Serve.