ACADEMY OF THE HOLY FAMILY
OFFICIAL TRAVEL DAYS FOR MANDATORY VACATIONS
The following are the official travel days for the 2012-2013 school year. Transportation will only be provided on these days. Students leaving or arriving on other days will be required to take a taxi. No unaccompanied minor may travel on non-official travel days. We recommend that you book travel arrangements early and forward a copy to Sister Mary Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your daughter is flying you may choose Hartford (BDL), Providence (PVD), or Boston (BOS) airports. Please choose flights that leave/arrive in the late afternoon. If your daughter is taking a train then she will be taken to Old Saybrook, CT (OSB). Please see details below on train times.
Sunday August 26, 2012
Departure: Wednesday November 21, 2012
Return: Sunday November 25, 2012
Departure: Thursday December 20, 2012
Return: Sunday January 6, 2013
Departure: Thursday February 14, 2013
Return: Monday February 25, 2013
Departure: Thursday March 28, 2013
Return: Monday April 1, 2013
Departure: Friday April 12, 2013
Return: Sunday April 21, 2013
Departure: Tuesday June 4, 2013 for local students
Departure: Wednesday June 5, 2013 for international students
Friday June 14, 2013 after final exams
The Academy of the Holy Family offers transportation to the Old Saybrook train station or the Long Island Ferry for those students going to New York, Boston, or other locations for the weekend. Each student must purchase a transportation ticket or book of tickets and present it to the driver to travel. If the student does not purchase a ticket then she will have to make alternate arrangements for transportation (i.e. a taxi). Free transportation is offered for all scheduled vacations and long weekends. The train times are as follows:
Depart Old Saybrook on Friday (times vary according to fall schedule) to Union Station New Haven then transfer to Metro-North Railroad. Depart New Haven at 5:35 pm to arrive at Grand Central Terminal at 7:18 pm. Arrive back in Old Saybrook at 2:47 pm on Sunday or Monday if it is a holiday.
Depart Old Saybrook at 5:15 pm towards New York or 4:08 pm towards Boston. Arrive back in Old Saybrook at 3:07 pm from New York or 1:38 pm from Boston on Sunday or Monday if it is a holiday.
Depart New London at 4:00 pm on Friday and arrive back in New London at 4:00 pm on Sunday or Monday if it is a holiday.
- Transportation will be provided on Thursday if the holiday falls on a Friday with the return date being on Sunday.
Please note that no transportation will be provided for students who leave for vacation early on the official travel days. Students are expected to be in school. Students will not be picked up at the airport or train station/Ferry after 9 pm. Students arriving in Boston must be there by 6 pm. Your daughter may be asked to wait for a ride if she arrives too early and others will be coming in later.