Aug. 11, 2019

Teachers and staff returned to campus this week for a retreat, professional development, and time to reconnect. We have many great plans for the 2019-20 school year, including opening the new Jean Hofmann STEM Innovation Center this fall!  F aculty and staff took a tour of our new building and the footprint of its innovative, interactive, adaptive spaces. We can't wait to open this building and a new chapter in Carondelet's story. Photo Gallery
Beginning of the Year Info

All information students and families need to start the school year is now online; including Orientation schedules and all required forms.
The week ahead...

We're hosting Orientation and Tech Training over the next two days, then we have the first days of classes! We're on a modified 0-7 schedule and 8:05a start time for those three days. Tryouts for fall sports are in the afternoon beginning on Monday. Sport-specific information is available below. Freshman families are invited to campus on Sunday to meet each other.

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Mon. Aug. 12
Orientation - 9th & 10th
Transfer student Tech Training - 11th & 12th

Tue. Aug. 13
Orientation - 11th & 12th
Tech Training - 9th & Transfer 10th
Senior Car Decorating

Wed. Aug. 14
First day of school!
0-7 Schedule
8:05a start

Thu. Aug. 15
0-7 Schedule
8:05a start

Fri. Aug. 16
Senior Sunrise - 7a
0-7 Schedule
8:05a start

Sun. Aug. 18
Frosh Family Social - 11:30a

Update: All classes will begin Orientation in the Garaventa Center. Please check-in there on your Orientation Day.

Monday, August 12

8:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Check-in at the Garaventa Center

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Check-in at the Garaventa Center

Transfer Junior and Senior Students' Tech Training
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Library 
Tuesday, August 13

Freshmen and Transfer Sophomores' Tech Training
Last Names A-K: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Last Names L-Z: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Library
Bring your iPad case

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Check-in at the Garaventa Center
Bring a fully charged iPad or laptop for Junior Jumpstart.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Garaventa Center
Seniors' Car Decorating will take place in the "S Lot" after Orientation

During this time students will take their picture, receive their student ID, get their locker and lock, and more. 

Order student photos.
Senior Portrait info and appointment.

Uniform for Orientation and Tech Training
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors may wear Friday/Casual Uniform.
* Top: In order to promote school unity and community, students are expected to wear a white or navy blue polo shirt, Carondelet sweatshirts, Carondelet club, sport or spirit t-shirts.
* Bottom: Blue jeans, capri length or longer. 
* Shoes: Low- or high-top sneakers or athletic shoes (lace up or slip on), or flats, and all shoes must be closed toed and closed healed. 
* No tight or altered shirts or jeans are allowed. Students choosing not to wear the above must be in everyday uniform.

Seniors may wear appropriate out-of-uniform attire: shoulders covered, appropriate necklines, and appropriate length of pants/skirts (no leggings).
Tech Training

Freshman students will receive their iPads (pre-loaded with their books) as long as they have an appropriate case. Please refer to this information regarding our iPad program
Your daughter will need an Apple ID. Please do NOT use your daughter's Carondelet-issued email for the Apple ID, as this may interfere with other programs. If she does not have one, please follow these  instructions on creating one.

Transfer sophomore students will receive their iPads (pre-loaded with their books) as long as they have an appropriate case.  Please refer to this information regarding our  iPad program.
Your daughter will need an Apple ID. Please do NOT use your daughter's Carondelet-issued email for the Apple ID, as this may interfere with other programs. If she does not have one, please follow these  instructions on creating one.

Transfer juniors and seniors should bring the iPad/laptop they will use at school to this training. They will gain access to wifi network, receive their system logins, and receive basic training on Schoology, our learning management system.

College Kickstart make-up session

Seniors, if you missed College Kickstart we encourage you to attend this abbreviated makeup session. By the end of the two sessions, you will complete a first draft of your college essay, and be well on your way to applying to college. Don't miss it!

College Kickstart 2-day Session
August 12: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and
August 13:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

RSVP to Ms. San Miguel:
Cost: $10

Athletics Tryouts

Tryouts take place during the week of August 12.
Any updates will be
 posted here.

Cross Country
All grades
Mon. Aug. 12 | 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. at CAC
Tues. Aug. 13 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Carondelet
Wed. Aug. 14 | 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. at CAC
Thu. Aug. 15 | 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. at CAC
Fri. Aug. 16 | 3:45 - 5:45 p.m. at CAC
View Cross Country  site for full info

All grades
Aug. 12-14
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Location TBA

Aug. 12 - Aug. 16
3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Carondelet Athletics Complex

Aug. 12 - 15
4 - 6 p.m.
Carondelet Gym

**Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Aug. 12 - 14
6 - 8 p.m.
Carondelet Gym

Water Polo
All grades
Aug. 12 - 14
3:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Carondelet Athletics Complex

Physicals & Registration
Athletics Registration is required to tryout. Upload your documentation before Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11:59 pm. here
Carondelet Shuttle 
Afternoon service begins Wednesday

Afternoon Service
Beginning this Wed. Aug. 14, the Carondelet Shuttle will be available for students to ride to the Carondelet Athletics Complex. This is a free service, does not require sign-up, and is only one-way. There is no return service to campus later in the afternoon/evening.

Pick up will be on Winton Drive, near the exit gate from the parking lot.

This week the shuttle will depart the main campus for the CAC at 3:05 p.m. this Wed., Thu., and Fri. No service this Monday or Tuesday.

Next week and the rest of the school year, the shuttle will depart on its regular schedule.
 Tue.  Wed.  Thu. Fri.
3:05p 3:05p 3:25p 3:25p 3:05p

Morning Service
Morning service will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 14. 

You can still register for  the morning shuttle from the Tri-Valley area.
3 pickup locations each morning: Livermore, Pleasanton, and Danville. 
Semester-long registration is open now for $500 for Carondelet students and DLS siblings. 
Sign up today and we'll get you to school each morning!  

Incoming Frosh physicals

Incoming Freshmen are required to submit a physical form prior to the start of school. Please send a digital copy to Ashley Clemens, at .  

Make sure to save a digital copy for your records. 

If your daughter plans to try out for a sport, you will need to create an account in our Athletics Registration system, then upload her physical. Parents/Guardians are required to complete this step. 
Welcome Dances

Welcome Dances will be on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the evening. Link to purchase tickets will be available later this week, posted on Schoology by Ms. Maggie Lettire, Director of Student Activities. Next Sunday, it'll be included in the newsletter, too. 
College & Career updates

August Events
Out of State College Fair and Information Night
Wednesday, August 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Open to all grade levels
Learn about the merit-based scholarships that make these schools great values and meet the college recruiters who will share about the programs that make their schools unique.

Senior College Workshop
Aug 28 - Morning X Block - 8:00 a.m.  
OR  Aug 29 - Afternoon X Block - 2:30 p.m.
Seniors must attend this workshop on either Wednesday, August 28 during morning X block or Thursday, August 29 during the afternoon X block. We will cover important information about letters of recommendation, transcripts, and college lists. Attendance is mandatory and will be tracked.

Save the Dates
Our annual College & Career evening programs are filled with informative tips to help you and your student navigate the road to college. These educational events are not to be missed!

Freshmen -  Wednesday, September 11 | 7:00 p.m. 

Sophomores -  Wednesday, January 29 | 7:00 p.m.

Juniors -  Wednesday, January 22 | 6:30 p.m.

Our calendar is online!  We update it regularly with college events happening throughout the Bay Area and on-campus. Bookmark our calendar at the bottom of the page  and stay in the know.
Student travel opportunities

Yosemite - April 2 - 5
Spend 4 days and 3 nights in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. Embrace the outdoor wonders with hiking, biking, rafting, and learning about the Yosemite Valley.

STEM in the Alps - April 2 - 10
As the world becomes more connected, it is important to increase our global perspective and cultural awareness so we reflect a greater worldview to our students. The "Discovering  STEM  in Switzerland and Germany" takes students to alpine peaks, subterranean salt mines, and to the plus-energy town of Vauban.

France - Dates TBD
Student can embark on an exhilarating journey of culture, language and history through Northern France, visiting opulent castles, enchanting Parisian neighborhoods, and more.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Involvement Program (PIP) opportunities are available for families to sign-up on the Parent Volunteer page

Keep in mind that before parents can sign up for a volunteer position, they must first clear all requirements. Details are listed on the page above.

Positions available
- Frosh Family Social on Sun. Aug. 18.
- Visions of Christmas 
Some positions are posted now. Others will be added over the next few weeks.
Graphing calculators

We understand that some families have had trouble finding our recommend graphing calculator, the HP Prime, in stock at online resellers. We recommend purchasing from the Bach Company, an official HP distributer which also tends to have the best pricing. 
Summer Reading

The Summer Reading list is available online. Please note that students/families must purchase their own summer reading books and may choose  print or a digital books where available. 

Class of 2020
The Class of 2020 will continue to be responsible for the purchase of their textbooks. Students will be able to find their textbooks and links to purchase each item here.
Mills Uniform Summer Store 

Mills Uniform Summer S tore
open now
Tue.-Thu. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

5741 Christie Ave., Suite 11
Emeryville, CA
Yearbook family ads for seniors

Yearbook staff will be selling Dedication/Tribute space to senior families in the 2020 yearbook. Sales will start tomorrow on August 12 and continue until October 25. Sizes, cost, and other information available on this page.
Fall Theatre production

This fall, Company will produce She Kills Monsters. This comedic and action-packed story is about a high school girl who discovers her dead little sister had a life she knew nothing about. Dungeons and Dragons, the fantasy role-playing game, was the sister's refuge and a place of freedom. By the end of the story, the audience can decide who the real monsters are. 

Auditions will be August 19-23, information posted on Schoology.  Contact Ms. Koski with any questions ( )

PerformancesNovember 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16

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