Community e-News l 1.10.21
We're looking forward to starting the Spring Semester tomorrow!

The first week will be fully distance learning while we make preparations to re-enter hybrid learning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. If you didn't read last Thursday's email update on hybrid learning as we begin the Spring Semester, please do so for important updates.
The week ahead...

Mon. Jan. 11
Second Semester begins
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (distance learning)

Tues. Jan. 12
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (distance learning)

Wed. Jan. 13
Flex Day (Virtual Spotlight: 9th)
On-campus COVID-19 Testing l by Appointment only
Textbook Pick up l 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM l Library

Thu. Jan. 14
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (distance learning)

Fri. Jan. 15
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (distance learning)


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Hybrid Spring Survey: Please Respond!

You received a survey asking your family to commit to being in our virtual or hybrid environment to begin the Spring Semester. Please complete that survey today if you haven't already done so. We need accurate numbers to use for planning and allowing us to focus on aspects of our hybrid learning that we can improve.

VP for Academics and Ed Tech
COVID-19 Testing l Sign up by midnight

On-campus COVID-19 Testing
Wed. January 13, 8:50 AM - 3:20 PM
by appointment only

Carondelet is again offering free COVID-19 tests to students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, January 13 on campus. Our expectation is that all students who will be returning to campus will be tested on January 13 at Carondelet, to begin with the assurance that there are no positive COVID cases on campus.

Testing is by appointment only* so schedule your student's appointment by this Sunday at midnight. Visit our On-campus Testing webpage to find a summary of the process including how to sign up and mandatory paperwork.
Attendance Reminders

If a student will miss class, for any reason, a parent/guardian must notify Ms. Malisa in the Attendance Office as soon as possible. Additionally, if a hybrid student will be absent from school, but intends on participating online, a parent/guardian must also notify Ms. Malisa. Missing class and/or being physically absent from school without parent/guardian notification may result in an unexcused absence. 

Email is the preferred method of communication with Ms. Malisa (mmeemari@carondeleths.org). She can also be reached via the Attendance Hotline at (925) 686-5353 ext. 359.

After any medical appointment, please email a photo of the school excuse note or appointment verification notice.

In addition to notifying Ms. Malisa, students are always expected to directly connect with their teachers.

Dean of Students
Flex Day will be virtual this Wednesday

Welcome back, everyone! Our Flex Day programming continues this coming Wednesday, Jan. 13. As we are starting our first week in distance learning, all flex day opportunities and activities will be on Zoom. Information on these opportunities and activities will be sent out via Schoology.

Class of 2024
On Wednesday, all freshmen are invited to join the College Counseling team on Zoom from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. This meeting will introduce the Class of 2024 to their college counselors, discuss course advisement in the context of graduation and college planning, and introduce students to Naviance, our online college and career exploration tool. At the end, students can dive deeper into the topic that interests her most by choosing to attend a breakout session on one of the following topics: What are colleges looking for?, What should I do this summer?, Why should I get involved in activities?, How do I begin learning about colleges? Students will find more details - including Zoom links - on Schoology and in the Flex Day Catalog.
Spring Semester Textbook Pick-up

Students who have a new semester class starting on January 11 need to check their email for a message about textbooks sent from Ms. Koski on Monday, January 4. This letter will detail where to access your textbook, some students will need to come to campus to pick up books or class material. 

Pick-up : Wednesday Jan. 13 between 8 AM - 3 PM

Please enter the school building through the doors by Ms. Malisa's office and proceed upstairs to the Library. Please contact Ms. Koski at chslibrary@carondeleths.org if you are unable to come or have any questions.
Sonya Childress
Online Speaking Event
Thu., Feb. 4 7:00 PM

Art is a powerful tool to change hearts and minds, and there are few artforms as powerful as film. Now, a new role has emerged to harness the power of film as a vehicle for social changethe role of impact producer. In this talk, veteran cultural strategist Sonya Childress will reflect on her twenty-year career in impact production, and share lessons in leveraging the catalytic power of documentary film to spark change in beliefs, actions, relationships, and institutions.
Pre-Order Lunch for Your Student!

Ordering lunch at school is easier and cheaper! Our food vendor, Epicurean, has cut their prices and now allows pre-orders up to the 4 PM the day before! Let's rally behind Epicurean to keep this great service for your students!
Cougar Athletics Update


CIF cancels Season 1 Championships

On December 1, CIF released a statement that no decisions will be made regarding the start date for Season 1 sports (CIF Sponsored Sports-Cross Country, Volleyball, and Water Polo; Non-CIF sponsored sports: Sideline Cheer, Dance, and Rugby) until at least January 1. We will know more details once CIF works with the California Department of Public Health and announces its new plan in January.

We will know more details once CIF/NCS works with the California Department of Public Health and announces its new plan after the January 16 Shelter in Place ends.

Since no season of sport started on December 7, the Athletics Department has resumed their Athletic cohorts for specific sports through Dec. 19.

Check out Junior Bella Veran in the Women of Will video promoting and empowering strong female athletes! Way to go Bella, you were fantastic and represented Carondelet with style, grace, and grit!
This Week's CougarLight 

We are highlighting basketball student-athlete Viola DeSzily '22 as our CougarLight this week. Check out our Instagram @carondeletcougars or Twitter feed @go_carondelet to find out more about Viola!

Follow @Go_Carondelet on Twitter l @CarondeletCougars on Instagram l @CougarAthletics on Facebook for the latest Cougar Athletics news!
College & Career Updates

Each week, your College & Career counselors will share updates for students and families about upcoming opportunities for your road to college. In this week's edition, here are some of the highlights:
  • Juniors and Parents: Don’t forget to complete the “Parents Brag Sheet” and “Getting to Know Me” Naviance surveys to provide College Counselors with helpful information for course and college advising.
  • On Wednesday, all freshmen are invited to join the College Counseling team on Zoom from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This meeting will introduce the Class of 2024 to their college counselors (assigned by alphabet), discuss course advisement in the context of graduation and college planning, and introduce students to Naviance, our online college and career exploration tool. At the end, students can dive deeper into the topic that interests her most by choosing to attend a breakout session on one of the following topics: What are colleges looking for?, What should I do this summer?, Why should I get involved in activities?, How do I begin learning about colleges? Students will find more details - including Zoom links - on Schoology and in the Flex Day Catalog.
  • Sophomore and Junior Families: Save the Date! Road to College will be held (virtually) on January 19 from 6:30-8:45 PM.
  • Reminder to all Juniors: The PSAT test will be given on campus on Tuesday, January 26th. Visit the College and Career Weekly Updates page for additional information and resources.
  • Attend the Black College Expo (virtually) February 19 and 20. Students can get accepted on the spot, college application fees waived, and receive college scholarships.
  • Interested in learning more about business? Join The Girls with Impact Academy winter term program.
  • The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Register today!
  • Sign up for a Ringling College of Art and Design online class in areas such as sound stitching, photography, film, drawing and more. Classes are only $15! Register online today.
  • It’s not too late to apply to many CSU campuses. Check online to see if the campuses you are interested in are still accepting applications.
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