Community e-News l 10.11.20
If you and your family didn't already do so, please take time to review the Return to Campus Guidelines infographic and Hybrid Learning Timeline and Update email from Thursday.
The Virtual Week Ahead...

Mon. Oct. 12
School Holiday

Tues. Oct. 13
No Classes l Faculty & Staff Professional Development and Hybrid Prep

Wed. Oct. 14

Thu. Oct. 15
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start
 
Fri. Oct. 16
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start

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On-Campus COVID-19 Testing
Wed. October 21, 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Carondelet is proud to offer free COVID-19 testing to students and employees on Wednesday, October 21 on campus.

We are working with PMH Laboratory and Agile Force, Inc. to provide this service. All testing is complimentary and voluntary, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Testing is by appointment only*. Schedule your appointment by this Wednesday, Oct. 14. Visit our On-Campus Testing webpage to find a summary of the process including how to sign-up and mandatory paperwork.

*Sophomores have mandatory programmed activities on Oct. 21 until 11 AM and should schedule their appointments after that time while accounting for travel time.
A note from our Wellness Counselors

The impact of COVID-19 has been far reaching. Students, teachers, and parents have experienced a large number of significant changes in a short period of time. As we prepare to transition back to school in hybrid learning here are a few things we’d like you to consider as we understand many students will feel both excitement and potentially some apprehension.

If your daughter is feeling worried about the transition back to school, the best way to reassure her is to listen and acknowledge that her feelings are valid. Provide reassurance that whatever she is feeling is okay. Some fear about change is normal and appropriate to this situation. Help her focus on what’s in her control and how she can be proactive. Spend time discussing specific concerns and create a range of practical solutions that help her feel safe and less stressed.

Provide as much information about returning to school as possible. School will be different than it was when we left in March. Information about the precautions being taken by school staff to ensure the safety of students can be reassuring. Please encourage your daughters to ask questions if they have them, and to maintain open dialogue about the changes and how it’s going for them.

It may be helpful to start shifting routines (bedtime, waking, eating...) closer to those of a regular school day, and talk about the new routine that they will be experiencing as they return to campus. Spend some time evaluating the strategies they found successful during remote learning that might be effectively incorporated into the new hybrid structure.

While the above strategies can be very helpful, it’s important to acknowledge that this continues to be a time of great change, and above all requires patience. This is an ever changing process, with many ups and downs but at the end of the day what matters most is what you already do bestjust loving your daughters! ~ Carondelet's Wellness Team
Junior Families ~ Sign up for the Student Life Town Hall

Don't forget to register for the Junior Town Hall with the Student Life Department this week on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 PM.

Hear from the Student Life team about the extracurricular opportunities and support systems for students. We’ll cover the entire Student Life Department, which offers support for all students. Offices presenting include: Campus Ministry, Student Activities, Academic Support, Deans and Attendance, and Wellness Counselors.

Past Student Life Town Halls
Students and family members in the classes of '21, '23, or '24 can watch the videos of their past Town Halls or events on all other subjects.
Pre-order Lunches through Epicurean

This year, we are pleased to offer boxed lunches for those who pre-order through our online system. To learn more about the program, creating or updating your account, and ordering lunch, please visit the Cafeteria webpage.
Visions of Christmas Registries Open Now!

In anticipation of our Visions of Christmas 2020 virtual event, we have opened our annual Gift Registry pages at Amazon, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Williams Sonoma. Please shop within these registries for items that will support our online auction and Spirit trees. If you can’t decide what to buy, gift cards are a great option. All items will be shipped directly to the school. Please make your purchases by Oct 23 for timely delivery. Thank You!

Got Wine and Whiskey?
We are going to auction off an instant wine cellar and whisky bar in our online Visions of Christmas auction, but need help stocking them! All items requested are listed in our volunteer website, Cervis. Please take a moment to look at the descriptions and sign up there. It’s easy! Just add your name and drop off the bottles to the Convent during school hours. Details are in the descriptions within Cervis. If you are new to Carondelet you will need to set up your account through the Cervis link.
Campus Ministry Updates

Community Service Opportunities
Many of you may be feeling a desire to do more and help especially vulnerable populations during this time of uncertainty. We are working with several organizations who are serving those most affected. If you are able (after having a conversation with your parent/guardian) and desire to help, please view the opportunities on the Community Service page on our website. This page will be updated as service opportunities arise.

Seniors, thanks for your participation in Spotlight Prayer this week!
It was great to kick off a day of college application workshops with you all in prayer. I hope you found the theme of our prayerfreedom from anxietyrelevant and engaging. If you missed out, or parent/guardian, if you’d like to check out part of our prayer, please view this first video and meditate along with this second video. Remember, Seniors, you have been invited to try practicing this meditation twice a week until our next Spotlight together in November. Good luck and remembera “good meditator” is the one who meditates! You don’t have to be perfect. You may skip a week here and there. All that matters is that you give it a try! Peace be with you.
Student Activities Updates

ASB Update
ASB currently has a Feedback Survey where one student per grade can win a 32 oz HydroFlask! Also, this month is Hispanic Heritage Month, so make sure to stay tuned to Schoology and ASB’s instagram page for fun facts and ways to connect!
Frosh Council
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Frosh Council is selling Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts now through October 15! Shirts are just $15 and all proceeds from their sales will go to support breast cancer research. This is a great way to show your Sisterhood for all women impacted by breast cancer. We hope you will join them!
Junior Council
Junior Council had their first on campus cohort this past week! Members were excited to meet in person to continue to discuss ways they can serve their classmates and community. In preparation for hybrid learning, they started decorating the junior hallway to make sure that when students return to school it will be a bright and fun place to be!
Sophomore Council
Soph Council will be having Halloween Week! Technically two, it will be like a countdown to spooky season! Soph Council will have the last two weeks of October dedicated to fun Halloween activities and competitions. Some activities will be baking vlogs, pumpkin carving and many more fun ideas!
Potterheads have a hoot!

The Potterheads Club made little owls out of paper, glue, and pen in honor of the many owls who carry mail throughout the wizarding world. The club meets on some Flex Days and is a place where people who love Harry Potter come together to play games, make crafts, bond over their favorite book, and makes high school a little more magical!

Club President, Branna Sundy '22 said, "Harry Potter contains countless valuable lessons about love, life, friendship, bravery, and perseverance, among other things. Two of the most important messages that I've taken from Harry Potter are that courage comes in many forms and that 'it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.'"
Do you love reading books?
Virtual Book Club

Carondelet Parents/Guardians, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents ~ Want to connect with new people? Have you considered joining a book club before but haven't yet? Then join Carondelet’s Virtual Book Club led by Dr. Chaponot! All meetings via Zoom. Register Here
Student Life Updates

Frosh Virtual Day of Service this week!
On Wednesday, the Class of 2024 will participate in Frosh Virtual Day of Service. Students will learn about Catholic Social Teaching and aspects of our CSJ charism. They will also participate in a virtual activity where they will learn about food and housing insecurity and living within a budget. We will end the day with a prayer service based on CSJ spirituality.

Upcoming Spotlights

10/21 Sophomore Spotlight
The theme of this spotlight is Friendship! We will begin with a prayer experience that includes meditation and a reflection exercise. Our community time will be spent thinking about and discussing leadership and creating meaningful moments for others and recognizing these moments when we are gifted with them as well. Sophomore Council will also spend some time working with the class.

10/28 Junior Spotlight
This spotlight will potentially be our first one on campus. More details soon.

Main Campus Cohorts
Throughout last week, we had 11 different main campus cohorts on campus. Cohorts included student leadership, Model UN, Company, and six Frosh Social Cohorts. We will continue the Main Campus Cohort model while we are still in our distance learning model. More details on changes and future cohorts will be communicated after we are cleared to start hybrid learning.
New Digital Streaming Service

The Library is happy to announce a new digital book service for all students: Junior Library Guild Digital Stream. Access a variety of Young Adult titles in Audiobook or eBook format that change every other month!
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:

College & Career Weekly Updates
  • Save the Date: Tuesday, October 20 College and Career will host Coffee with the Counselors (virtually) at 8:00 AM for junior and senior parents who have college-related questions. Zoom Link
  • Visit University of Puget Sound virtually and earn a $1,000 scholarship to the school.
  • Attend a Collegewise virtual college fair with over 150 colleges.
  • Learn more about DVC with virtual information sessions and live virtual tours.
  • Earn an arts scholarship for up to $10,000 at University of Dayton in art, design, theatre, dance, and performance technology. 
  • Attend a WACAC college fair to learn more about various colleges.
  • Attend the College Greenlight Online College Block Party with current college students to learn how to explore colleges and possible majors. 
  • Participate in Exploring Educational Excellence with Brown, University of Chicago, Rice, Columbia, and Cornell.
  • Join Applerouth Tutoring Services for an information session about standardized testing in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Applying to University of Portland? Apply for Free. The Admission Rep stated CHS students who apply before 11/15 can select- university has invited me to a fee waiver.
  • Senior families, complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile (if required) in order to qualify for financial aid. Make sure to check ALL colleges’ financial aid deadlines!
  • Attend an upcoming College Rep Visit: High Point University, Menlo College, Western Washington University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Muhlenberg, Reed College, Emerson College, Tulane, College of the Holy Cross, Washington State University, and many more!
AP Test payment available

Payment for AP Tests is now available at a cost of $95 per exam. Payment is collected online with debit or credit. All students in AP classes are automatically enrolled to take the exam. If you choose to not take the exam, do not pay for it and an exam will not be ordered for you. The final day to pay is October 30.
School Store
Direct Delivery to Your Home Available
Shop for home delivery for your student or yourself at the Carondelet online school store. Lots of new accessories and spirit wear available for your family!

Get an extra 10% off everything in the school store this month!

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Choose one Comfy Pant and one Spirit Tee, and get Cozy Cougar Socks and a Carondelet Flag for FREE!

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