Community e-News l 10.18.20
This past Wednesday, the Class of 2024 participated in Frosh Virtual Day of Service. The students spent the earlier part of the day learning about Catholic Social Teaching and about our CSJ charism of caring for the dear neighbor. Then, they played the game SPENT to experience what it means to live in poverty. We ended the day with a prayer service, reflecting on how we can care for the dear neighbor. Overall, it was a great day of learning about faith and justice!
The Week Ahead...

Mon. Oct. 19
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (asynchronous learning - check Schoology)

Tues. Oct. 20
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (asynchronous learning - check Schoology)

Wed. Oct. 21
On-campus COVID-19 Testing | by appointment only

Thu. Oct. 22
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (asynchronous learning - check Schoology)
Sophomores Orientation - Arrive 8:30-8:50 AM, Orientation concludes at 10:00 AM
Seniors Orientation - Arrive 12:00-12:20 PM, Orientation concludes at 1:30 PM

Fri. Oct. 23
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (asynchronous learning - check Schoology)
Juniors Orientation - Arrive 8:30-8:50 AM, Orientation concludes at 10:00 AM
Frosh Orientation - Arrive 12:30-12:50 PM, Orientation concludes at 2:20 PM

If you haven't yet, bookmark these pages:
Return to Campus Orientations

As a reminder, last Friday afternoon we sent an update about the upcoming week's schedule, info about Orientations, and COVID-19 FAQs. Please refer back to Friday's email for an overview and upcoming to do's for students and families. And look ahead to an email coming Tuesday with more specifics about your particular Orientation session.
Important Uniform & Appearance Code Reminders for Hybrid

Students are encouraged to wear our Friday/Casual uniform while on campus. This includes blue jeans and any Carondelet-branded top. Pants should be capri-length or longer and free from rips and holes. Our regular, everyday uniform is also an acceptable option for students. Need more info on our school uniform? Review the school uniform here.

We are extending a special privilege to our Seniors! During hybrid, seniors may wear opaque black leggings, capri-length or longer free from rips, holes, and cutouts.

When we return to campus, the expectation is that hair is a natural color. Students should make any necessary changes this next week to ensure that they are following our appearance code.  
On-Campus COVID-19
Testing Reminder
Wed. October 21, 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

If your student has a scheduled appointment this Wednesday, please remember to fill out and bring the necessary paperwork to your appointment. Visit our On-Campus Testing webpage to find the mandatory paperwork.
Cougar Athletics Update

Athletics has successfully been running camps for Cougar student-athletes for the last eight weeks. They are now in their 4th session of camps. They have been running smoothly and the student-athletes have been having a blast seeing all their friends at the Carondelet Athletics Complex (CAC). There will be two more sessions of camps. See below for the breakdown of the remaining sessions. If you are interested in participating in one of our sports camps please reach out to Ms. Arroyo.

  • Camp #4: October 12 - November 1 
  • Camp #5: November 2 - 22
  • Camp #6: November 30-December 12

Attention all Cougar Student-Athletes ~ Want a chance to be "highlighted" as an upcoming CougarLight?
Periodically we will be spotlighting student-athletes on social media and in the e-News to help our community get to know our awesome student-athletes. Please take a couple minutes to fill out the CougarLight Questionnaire for a chance to be the next Cougar student-athlete to be showcased! If you are selected, we will be using your responses to create a social media post and possibly highlight in the e-News. Please reach out to Ms. Arroyo with any questions.
This week's CougarLight is Lily Bowes
Lily is a junior here at Carondelet and is a two sport student-athlete in Cross Country and Soccer. Check out some of Lily's fun responses on our Instagram @carondeletcougars or on Twitter @Go_Carondelet!  
Attention all Cougar Senior Student-Athletes
If you plan to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on November 11, 2020, please reach out to Ms. Arroyo with the following information by Oct. 28, 2020:

  • Your Name:
  • Your Sport(s):
  • College/University Where You Are Signing Your NLI:
  • If you will be signing during the spring signing period we will have a separate recognition for all of you. We want to make sure to recognize each of you and this incredible achievement!

Follow @Go_Carondelet on Twitter l @CarondeletCougars on Instagram l @CougarAthletics on Facebook for the latest Cougar Athletics news!
Student-Athletes Gear/Equipment Storage Procedure During School Day

In order to follow COVID safety protocols, all athletic gear/equipment MUST be placed in the locker room prior to the start of the school day. If gear/equipment is left in the school hallways it will be removed.  

Please note that If this policy is not followed:
  • First offense - bag will be returned with a warning.
  • Second offense - bag will not be returned until the following day (regardless of whether the athlete needs the items for practice or a game).
  • Third offense - the student-athlete will be suspended from the team for a week.
  • Fourth offense - the student-athlete will be unable to continue athletics participation.

Schedule for Gear/Equipment Dropoff & Pickup:
Before School
M-F Locker Room Opens @ 8 AM and will close 8.15 AM 
After School
M-Th Locker Room Opens @ 3 PM and closes @ 3.15 PM 
Friday Locker Room Opens @ 1.30-1.45 PM

Lockers Registration:
Lockers will not be assigned this semester.  
Next semester any student-athletes who would like a locker will need to reach out to Ms. Cline following the December Holiday Break. Lockers will only be provided if we are able to use lockers starting in 2nd semester.

Gear/Equipment Storage Locations (there will be signage to direct students):
Place gear/equipment under the locker room benches.
Place gear/equipment on top of lockers.
Place gear/equipment in the back of the locker room along the wall.

Please reach out to Ms. Arroyo.

*Locker Room will be locked when not being used by Kinesiology students.  
*Please DO NOT KEEP VALUABLES in the locker room.
After School Shuttle Service to CAC

Shuttle service to the Carondelet Athletics Complex after school will be offered starting Monday, October 26 and will run through Friday, December 18. We are limited in the number of student-athletes on the bus at on any trip to allow for safe social distancing. As a result the bus may make multiple trips.

Please fill out this interst form if you will need the shuttle service to the CAC for athletic camps. The shuttle will be offered M/T/TH/F (Wednesday is TBD at this point). The shuttle will depart at 3:10 PM from Winton Drive in front of the Jean Hofmann Center of Innovation. For any questions please reach out to Diane Milano.
Pre-order Lunches through Epicurean

This year, we are pleased to offer boxed lunches for those who pre-order through our online system.
Any student who would like a boxed lunch will need to pre-order by Thursday of the week before. To order learn more about the program, creating or updating your account, and ordering lunch, please visit the Cafeteria webpage.
Students captured a wide selection of "up close and personal" photo perspectives during this week's Flex Day Photo Walk Exploratory with Chris Walsh, Director of Innovation.
Visions of Christmas Spirit of the Season
Events Coming to You Virtually in 2020!

This year, we are excited to share the Spirit of the Season together with you at home! Mark your calendars for our upcoming events and visit our website for more information:

Visions of Christmas
Thursday, November 19, 6:30-7:30 PM
Virtual Event including performances by students, highlights from faculty and staff, fashion show, Sisterhood Fund support, and the drawing of our famous Spirit Trees.

Register today and be one of the first 300 people to be entered to win an iPad!

Tea for Two
Oct 21-Nov 9
Pre-order your Carondelet gift box including scone mix, tea and strainer, lemon curd, cookies, jam, honey, candy, and a Visions recipe book for all you need to have your own tea party at home for our virtual event!

Spirit Christmas Tree Drawing
Oct 21-Nov 18
When you make a donation to Carondelet you are entered into an overall drawing to win one of our fabulous Spirit Trees!

Online Auction
Nov 16-23
Bid on exclusive Carondelet packages, vacation getaways, and much more.

Online Christmas Market
Nov 16-23
Shop from home and support more than 17 local and national vendors. A portion of the proceeds are donated back to Carondelet.

Spirit of Visions Registries
Please shop within these registries (Amazon, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Williams Sonoma) 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.

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 through October 30. 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

Frosh Virtual Day of Service - Thank You! (And Feedback Needed)
Thank you so much Frosh for participating in Frosh Virtual Day of Service! We hope you were able to have fruitful conversations around faith and social justice. 

We would love to hear feedback from you regarding the event. Please take some time to complete this evaluation. It'll take only about five minutes of your time! The form is anonymousbe as honest as possible so we can improve future online experiences. We read through all of these evaluations and do our best to implement your suggestions into our programming, so your input is valuable!

Juniors: Our prayer experience for Junior Spotlight on Wednesday, October 28 is going to focus on the All Saints and All Souls feast days. During this liturgical season, we pause and recognize that our communion with all our loved one reaches beyond space and time. To celebrate this, all juniors are invited to find a photo of a loved one who has died and either bring it to prayer on campus or have it with them if participating in the prayer remotely from home.
Student Activities Updates

ASB Update
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!
Senior Yearbook Ad Sales Extended!

Class of 2021 Families ~ Each year, the yearbook staff sells Dedication/Tribute spaces to senior families in the yearbook. This is a special section and many students flip here first when they receive their book. The deadline to create and purchase your space has been extended to December 1. Details can be found on our site. Ready to purchase, click here to get to the Ad Creation site.
Senior Council Updates

We are excitedly planning our senior class flex day and figuring out ways to make it safe and fun for hybrid and at home students! Thank you for all the seniors who helped film our senior skit! We are excited to show the final product at our senior flex day on November fourth!

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!
Student Life Updates

Sophomore Spotlight this week!
The theme of this week’s spotlight is friendship. We will begin with a prayer experience using music and meditation. The community building time will explore everyday leadership and moments of love and grace.  

Upcoming Spotlights

10/28 Junior Spotlight
The Spotlight will begin with a prayer service focusing on the upcoming All Saints and All Souls feast day. Junior Council and the Student Life Team are working on creating a special, meaningful on campus Spotlight for the Class of 2022. Details soon!

11/4 Senior Spotlight
Senior Council and the Student Life Team are working on creating a special, meaningful on campus Spotlight for the Class of 2021. Details soon!

Thanks to all who attended a Student Life Town Hall!
If you did not have a chance to attend your student’s class town hall, we have recorded them. Recordings of all town halls can be found on the Town Hall page on our website.

Main Campus Cohorts
Main Campus Cohorts will continue when we begin our hybrid model. There are some changes to cohort guidelines:
  • Main Campus cohorts can have up to 16 students, which is the maximum number of students we can have in a classroom socially distanced.
  • Students can participate in more than one main campus cohort.  
  • Students can participate in two athletic cohorts and main campus cohorts.
  • Main campus cohorts will begin shortly after the last class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in most cases.

Class and club moderators are working with their groups to discuss cohort possibilities.
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
  • Save the Date: Monday, October 26 at 5:00 PM will be the CHS/DLS Student-Athlete College Information Night for students who are interested in learning more about the recruitment process.
  • Interested in exploring a career in business? Junior Achievement has some amazing opportunities to work with a group of students and a business professional mentor to create a business as well as some job shadowing opportunities to learn about some top companies.
  • Attend Mount Saint Mary's Virtual Open House Week, October 19 - 24.
  • Seniors, apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship worth $20,000!
  • Join admissions representatives from Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, and Occidental to learn more about these colleges and their admissions processes.
  • Attend the College Essay Guy’s Crash Course in Applying to School for Theatre with the former Director of Admissions for NYU Tisch.
  • Learn more about UC San Diego at the Fall Showcase on Nov. 7.
  • Attend an upcoming college rep visit: Tulane, College of the Holy Cross, Clarkson, Manhattan College, Washington State University, Carnegie Mellon, Hawaii Pacific, University of San Diego, Pomona College, and 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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You can now shop Clearance items by size!
"Lord, help us to spread your word by showing kindness and caring for others. Please help us to live lives of compassion like Saint Teresa did." Follow Carondelet Spiritual Life Council @Carondelet_SLC
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