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​Faculty In-Service Days and Faculty/Staff Retreat Days​​

​​The school calendar​ includes a minimum of three faculty in-service days and one faculty/staff retreat day in excess of the 180 days for student instruction.


The faculty in-service days and faculty/staff retreat days may be used to contribute to professional development. In-service days sponsored by the Depa​rtment of Catholic Schools​​, outside agencies, or by the local schools are related to curriculum, instruction, assessments, and catechetical formation.

Faculty/staff retreat days are designated to allow the school staff to explore their faith in greater depth and spiritually renew themselves for their ministry in the school.


Faculty in-service days shall fulfill the following conditions:

  • All full-time faculty members attend; all students are absent.

  • The schedule of the in-service program corresponds with the length of a full day of instruction.

  • In-service days are recorded in the student attendance register as "Professional In-Service."

  • Proof of attendance is included in the faculty personnel files​.