Community e-News l 9.6.20
You could call it "CSI: Zoom." Students in Forensics class processed a crime scene with teachers acting out their instructions. Dr. Hutches set up mock crime scenes on campus that would be explored via video call. Using video calls, groups of students directed teachers and staff to move around the scene, guiding them through collecting evidence that they’ll use through the rest of the semester.
The Virtual Week Ahead...

Mon. Sept. 7
School Holiday - Labor Day

Tues. Sept. 8
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start

Wed. Sept. 9
4/5/6/0 (not a Flex Day today) l 8:15 AM start
Parent Association Board meeting l 6:30 PM
Freshman Road to College info night l 7:00 PM

Thu. Sept. 10
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start
Athletics Town Hall - Register Here l 6:30-7:30 PM
 
Fri. Sept. 11
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start

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Some of you may have seen the recent news that ten schools in Contra Costa County received a waiver to open. High schools are not eligible to apply for waivers, thus not allowed to open for educational purposes under current county restrictions. We have received approval for and have begun athletics cohorts and will soon begin other specialized cohorts. As soon as the county restrictions are lifted, Carondelet can begin reopening for classes. Until we can do so, we ask that you continue to follow social distancing protocols for your family's safety and well-being. Thank you for your patience as we all maneuver the state and county safety guidelines.
We explored classes at Back to School Night online this year and kicked off the evening with a welcome and special message from President Annette Richardson Eros '85 and Principal Kevin Cushing.
Athletic Town Hall on Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 PM!

Hear from Carondelet Athletics staff about ongoing camps and cohorts, anticipated tryout dates, and sport-specific information based on schedules from NCS. For current families who are interested in participating in Athletics camps in the fall and interscholastic competition later in the year.
Deadline to order Athletic Fan Wear is Tuesday, September 8!

Our Athletics Fan Wear Team Store is now open for all sports! With all the adjustments to schedules and sports being moved around we will be offering one single athletics team store for all sports. This is fan apparel and is open for all to purchase in order to support your favorite team or teams! All orders will be delivered to the Carondelet Athletics Complex (CAC) and a pickup day or days will be organized once the shipments arrive.
Follow @Go_Carondelet on Twitter l @CarondeletCougars on Instagram l @CougarAthletics on Facebook for the latest Athletics news!
Student Life Frosh/Soph Town Hall
Tuesday, September 15 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, Deans and Attendance, and Wellness Counselors.

This presentation is for families and students in the classes of 2023 and 2024. Attendees must register in advance.
There will be a Student Life Town Hall for students and families in the classes of 2021 and 2022 in early October. For now, please hold the date of October 14 until we announce registration.
The Parent Fund Appeal Participation Update

The Parent Fund Appeal is happening now! Thank you for supporting this important effort. Families in the sophomore and junior classes are currently leading the way toward our participation goal of 100% by September 30. We are watching closely to see which class will reach our goal first!

  • Freshman families - 4% participation
  • Sophomore families - 37% participation
  • Junior families - 42% participation
  • Senior families - 1% participation

Your support is more essential than ever to uphold Carondelet’s traditions of excellence and nurture its young women living with heart, faith, courage, and excellence. We appreciate your thoughtful consideration.
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:

  • Reminder: Freshmen Road to College, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:00 PM (Zoom link will be emailed Wednesday)
  • Seniors ~ A school-day SAT will be offered at CHS/DLS on Wednesday, Oct. 14
  • Mark your calendars for Financial Aid Night, Monday, Sept. 28
  • Attend an upcoming College Rep Visit.
  • PSAT Information for Sophomores and Juniors
  • SoCal College Collab
  • Attend a virtual program about majoring in Business
Tell an 8th Grader: Admissions is open!

The Admissions portal has opened for the class of 2025! Tell your friends and families with students in 8th grade that they can now sign up for Virtual Town Halls, Student Ambassador Video Calls, and School Tours.
CHS Prescreen App for Accessing Campus 
With athletics and Company cohorts underway, and additional enrichment cohorts on the horizon, we are introducing the CHS Prescreen App to increase accountability and safety on our main campus and at the CAC. 

CHS Prescreen was automatically pushed to all school-issued iPads on August 31. Additionally, students may download the app on an iPhone with iOS 13 or higher. We are currently in development with Android and hope to have the app available on Google Play within the next few weeks. 

Prior to every on-campus visit, students must complete the CHS Prescreen questionnaire and be prepared to show their green CLEAR screen to their adult cohort leader or coach upon arrival. A red screen will prompt students to follow-up with a school staff member and/or a healthcare professional.
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!

Through Sunday, September 6, get both the phone pop grip and the car window decal for just $12!
Carondelet Phone Pop Grip
Carondelet Car Window Decal
You can now shop Clearance items by size!
Thursday's Morning Prayer
 
On Thursday, we recognized the Feast Day of St. Gregory the Great - Patron saint of musicians, singers, students, and teachers. Focus on the mentors in your life and how they inspire you... St. Joseph... Pray for us. God is my light! In the name of the Creator, of the Redeemer, and of the Sustainer. Amen.
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