Important Back To School Dates and Information for 2023-2024




Little Crusaders Parent Orientation 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 pm; SLKF Gym; (PARENTS ONLY



Little Crusaders Begin School 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

7TH Grade STUDENT Orientation 8:00 am – 1:00 pm; SLKF Cafeteria; Lunch  provided; Students must report to school with school supplies. 

7TH Grade PARENT Orientation 8:00 am – 9:00 am; SLKF Cafeteria; Mandatory  



6TH Grade STUDENT Orientation 8:00 am – 1:00 pm; SLKF Cafeteria; Lunch provided; Students must report to school with school supplies. 

6TH Grade PARENT Orientation 8:00 am – 9:00 am; SLKF Cafeteria; Mandatory 

PK3 – 4TH Grade Parent Orientation; 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; SLKF Gym (PARENTS ONLY); New and returning Parent Meeting


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16              

5TH Grade STUDENT Orientation 8:00 am – 1:00 pm ; SLKF Cafeteria; Lunch provided; Students must report to school with school supplies. 

5TH Grade PARENT Orientation 8:00 am – 9:00 am; SLKF Cafeteria; Mandatory 

PK3 and PK4 Classroom Visits; Times to be announced in Teacher Welcome Letter 


THURSDAY, AUGUST 17                 

First full day of school PK3 – 7TH Grades 7:30 am – 3:20 pm

 *No After School Care

 Pigeon’s Catering begins serving lunch for PK2-7TH 


FRIDAY, AUGUST 18                       

*No After School Care 


MONDAY, AUGUST 21                    

Grades PK3 – 7TH Early Dismissal (Early Dismissal is every Monday) 2:45 pm 

After School Care Begins for Grades PK3 – 7TH


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24                 

SLKF Room Parent Orientation Meeting 7:00 pm; *All parents interested in accepting a room parent position for their child’s class are invited.  Please contact the SLKF Parents’ Club Board at if you are interested.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25                       

SLKF Welcome Back Coffee for parents presented by The SLKF Parents Club; 7:30 am – 8:00 am

St. Louis King of France Feast Day Opening School Mass for K – 7TH Grade; 8:30 am; All SLKF family members are invited (1st-7th grade boys and 5th-7th grade girls are required to wear ties; 5th-7th grade students must wear blazers)


MONDAY, AUGUST 28                    

Early Dismissal for Grades PK3 – 7TH Grade, 2:45 pm 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30             

School Mass for K—7th Grade; 8:30 am; All SLKF family members are invited


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4               

Labor Day Holiday for All Students (PK0 – 7TH)



School Mass for K – 7th Grade; 8:30am; All SLKF family members are invited



SLKF Family Picnic & Blessing of the Teachers


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11             

Early Dismissal for Grades PK3 – 7TH Grade, 2:45 pm



7th Grade Overnight Retreat at Camp Abbey



School Mass for K—7th Grade; 8:30 am; All SLKF family members are invited



SLKF Men’s Club Meeting; 7:00pm; SLKF Gym


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18             

Early Dismissal for Grades PK3 – 7th Grade; 2:45pm



7th Grade Pin Mass; 8:30 am


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25             

Early Dismissal for Grades PK3 – 7TH Grade, 2:45 pm



School Mass for K – 7th Grade; 8:30am; All SLKF family members are invited



$10.00 per day 3:00 pm – 5:55 pm (Monday)

3:20 pm – 5:55 pm (Tuesday – Friday)

After care begins on MONDAY, AUGUST 21st


A deposit of $150.00 is REQUIRED on or before Monday, August 21st in order to attend aftercare. Monies can be turned in to the front office, to the homeroom teacher at parent orientation, or sent to school on the first day in a sealed envelope with your child. Make sure to include your child’s first and last name, parent’s first and last name, your child’s grade, and your child’s teacher. Also, please note that the payment is meant to be applied to SLKF Aftercare. This money will be applied to your aftercare statement. When your account balance decreases to $50.00, you will be notified to replenish your account funds. Any monies remaining in your account at the end of the school year will be refunded. 

Any parents picking their student(s) up on or after 6:00 pm will be automatically charged a $25 flat fee per child. After 6:15 pm parents will be charged an additional $1 per minute, per child on top of the $25 flat fee. Cash payment will only be accepted for these late fees.


Any questions regarding aftercare should be sent to



Parents must keep in mind that SLKF’s main priority during morning drop off and afternoon dismissal is safety for our students. Therefore, we ask that parents pay close attention to the following rules and regulations for both morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation. THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE PARKING LOT IS 5 MPH.  Parents utilizing the large parking lot should park along the yellow barricades. Be aware that there is no turn around towards the front of the parking lot (closest to the school building). The only way to exit the parking lot once you enter a row of parking is to pull into a parking spot and back out to reverse your direction. This allows a safe walking space between the yellow barricades and behind the cones in the front of the parking lot for our students and families to walk to their designated entry doors.


PK3 through 7th grade students will begin school at 8:00 A.M. SHARP! It is highly recommended that students get to school between 7:30 AM and 7:40 AM in the morning. Entry doors will be closed at 7:55am and students will be considered tardy at that time. Any student arriving after 7:55 am must be checked in BY A PARENT and receive a tardy slip in the front office located on Carrollton Avenue.



Parents and PK3-PK4 students will enter Marion Hall at the doors closest to the church and walk to their classrooms. Parents will say their goodbyes and give hugs at the classroom door as students enter their classrooms and begin their morning routine.



A parent must accompany Kindergarten – 4th grade students to the Marion Hall entrance closest to Lake Avenue. Students in 1st through 4th grades will then walk independently to their classrooms.  1st – 4th grade parents will say their goodbyes and give hugs outside the entry door to Marion Hall closest to Lake Avenue.



Middle School students will be dropped off on Carrollton Avenue between the church and the school office/rectory. A teacher will be stationed on duty to ensure that students exit the car safely and enter campus safely. 



Grades PK3 through 7th are dismissed at 3:20 PM except for Mondays. Monday dismissal is at 2:45 PM. Parents must park in the large parking lot and walk to their child’s designated pick-up spot. PK3-4th grade parents will walk to their child’s classroom for pick up. 5th-7th grade parents can pick up their students from The SLKF Gym. Students who are attending after care will report to aftercare at 3:00 pm on Mondays and 3:40 pm on Tuesdays – Fridays. Any students remaining on campus at these times will be signed into aftercare and charges will apply.


Parents picking up students from aftercare between 3:00 pm – 5:55 pm on Mondays or 3:40 pm – 5:55 pm on Tuesdays – Fridays may do so at the cafeteria entrance located on Poplar Street. A teacher will be stationed at the door and call your child for dismissal.





Students are expected to be in conformity with all uniform regulations on Monday, August 14th for Little Crusaders, Monday, August 14th through Wednesday, August 16th for Middle School Orientations, and Thursday, August 17th for all grades. Students are reminded that their hair must conform to the code outlined in the Student Handbook. THOSE STUDENTS NOT IN CONFORMITY WILL BE SENT HOME UNTIL GUIDELINES ARE MET. 

Schiro’s has the uniform regulations that have been approved by Mrs. Schott in their store.


Schiro’s SchoolTime                                                    

5008 West Esplanade Avenue                                       

Metairie, LA 70006                                                      

(504) 885-2993                                                            




School supplies for Kindergarten through 7th grades can be purchased at Please search for St. Louis King of France on their website and choose your child’s grade. All class lists can be found on this site if you choose not to purchase items from this site. Orders can be customized on the site. For example, there is no need to purchase a new pair of scissors if you have your child’s scissors from last year.


Please note that some supplies must be purchased through the school office.  These items will be delivered to students during the first days of school. FACTS accounts will be charged for the items that each student receives. Prices for these items are listed below. 


SLKF Assignment Book – $10.00: All 2nd – 7th grade students

Recorder — $10.00: All 2nd Grade students

Recorder with Book** – $15.00: All 3rd Grade students and new students in 4th through 7th grades Piano Method Book** – $15.00: All 4th Grade students and new students in 5th through 7th grades Pencil Case** – $10.00: All new students in 1st through 7th grades

10-Pocket Folder – $7.00: All students in 2nd through 7th grades

Crayon Box – $5.00: Kindergarten Students only

Seat Sack – $15.00: Kindergarten Students only

Youth Bible – $35.00: All 5th Grade Students and NEW 6th – 7th Grade Students

Youth Catechism – $18.00: 7th Grade Student only


**Any returning SLKF students in grades that require these items who need to repurchase these items MUST email Allise Angelo at to confirm the repurchase of those items. SLKF must have permission from a parent to repurchase items that were previously issued in past school years. Students’ verbal requests are not considered confirmation.


All new students and all students in a grade that requires a new item will be charged for the required items for that grade. (For example, ALL 3rd grade students will be charged for a “Recorder with Book” because it is the first year they are required to have that item. However, only new SLKF students in 4th grade or above will be charged for a “Recorder with Book” because they will not have this item from previous years.) Any returning students who require an item to be replaced due to loss or damage should contact Allise Angelo, SLKF Business Manager, via email at with a list of items that need to be REPURCHASED. There is no need to send an email for items that are required to purchase every year. The email is only for items that have been previously purchased but the student does not have that item to return to school this year. Students will lose either participation, conduct, or grade points (each teacher will follow their classroom rules/expectations) for not having school supplies in the classroom. It is imperative to contact Allise Angelo if items need to be repurchased for your child.


Parents’ FACTS account will be charged accordingly based on the total price of items that need to be purchased.  Students will receive the items purchased at school during the first week of school.  PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE NOT SET UP ON AUTO-PAY IN FACTS, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVOICE WITH A DUE DATE FOR THE SUPPLIES PURCHASED AT SCHOOL.  LATE PAYMENTS WILL INCUR A $50 LATE FEE.  IF YOU ARE NOT SET UP ON AUTO-PAY IN FACTS, IT IS THE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SUBMIT PAYMENT.  FACTS accounts that are set up on autopay will receive an e-mail notification with a scheduled date that payment will be withdrawn from your account.



Pigeon’s caters our school lunches for PK2 – 7th grade. Lunch service will begin on Thursday, August 17th. Stay tuned to your email for specific instructions on how to set up your child’s lunch account and menu information.



There may be many occasions that require parents to send in payments and/or correspondence to teachers and/or the SLKF Front Office. When doing so, please ensure that all items are SEALED inside an envelope and the following is clearly marked on the front of the envelope:

Student’s First and Last Name

Parent’s First and Last Name

Students Grade and Homeroom Teacher

Contents of Envelope (Example: Aftercare payment)