August 14, 2018

No amount of twisting, shaking, or shimmying can delay it any longer- the School Year is here! We celebrated on Sunday at the Frosh Family BBQ and welcomed all of the new (and, in some cases, returning) families to Carondelet. With optimism and enthusiasm, we look forward to the first day of classes tomorrow and the school year ahead. We hope you do, too!

New morning dropoff location

This year we implement a new morning dropoff system that will create a safer driving environment on- and off-campus and increase available student parking spots. 
The new dropoff area is near the lawn next to the chapel and the gym.

The new dropoff zone is marked above in bright green.

Parent/Guardians will now: 
  • Drive past the Academic Building and faculty parking lot
  • Turn left to pass the Convent and Chapel
  • Turn left into to the new dropoff area (marked in green). 
Carondelet staff will guide you to the new dropoff zone the next few mornings.

Carondelet Shuttle seats available for mornings

The Carondelet Shuttle has arrived on campus! Some seats are still available for reservation for the Fall Semester.  Reservation requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are available for the full length of the fall semester ($500) or on a monthly basis ($160/month). 

Reservations are available to: 
  • Carondelet students
  • DLS siblings of current Carondelet students 
For more information and to make a reservation, visit the Carondelet Shuttle webpage.
Complimentary after-school shuttle begins next week

Beginning next week, complimentary shuttle rides to the Carondelet Athletics Complex will be available after school. The schedule for these rides will be announced via Schoology and updated on the Transportation webpage later this week.

If you have any questions or your daughter needs special accommodations this week, please contact Cat Arroyo at
Student Handbook and Agreement Forms 

Please take time with your daughter to read through the 2018-19 Student HandbookMajor changes to have been outlined in the Student/Parent  Agreement form . Your daughter will receive a hard copy of this form  tomorrow  ( Wednesday) in class . This form is due on Monday, August 20 to her 5th-period teacher, completed with your signature and hers .  
Ven a Ver applications due next Friday 

Do you have a desire for new experiences? Do you want to make a positive difference in the world and put your faith into action? Are you looking for a way to respond to the injustice in our world in a concrete way? If so, please consider applying to our 
Ven a Ver Immersion Program for the 2018-2019 school year. All 4 of our immersions focus on getting educated about issues of injustice and responding to these injustices through the lens of faith. 

Ven a Ver Washington D.C. - Focus on Political Advocacy
Nov. 2-5 | Open to juniors & seniors - Cost $800

Ven a Ver San Diego - Focus on Immigration
March 4-8 | Open to juniors & seniors - Cost $350

Ven a Ver Appalachia Region, WV  Focus on Health Care & Environment
April 13-20 | Open to juniors & seniors - Cost $1025

Ven a Ver Salinas - Focus on Homelessness & Migrant Farm Workers
Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 | Open to freshmen & sophomores - Cost $250

For a Ven a Ver Application, please click here. Applications are due to Campus Ministry by Friday, August 24. For more detailed information about these opportunities, you may visit the Carondelet Campus Ministry webpage here.

You may contact Mrs. Lacy Matthews, Director of Campus Ministry with questions at
Auditions for fall production, "Dogfight"

On November 21, 1963, three Marines decide to spend their last night before their deployment to "this little country near India called Vietnam" for one final night of debauchery, partying and a little trouble. A "dogfight" ensues: who can find the ugliest girl in town and bring her to a party where she will be judged? Corporal Eddie Birdlace finds his winner in a young waitress named Rose -- who rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.
"Dogfight" Auditions:
Mon. Aug. 20 - Fri. Aug. 24; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ DLS Theatre
Audition Workshop on August 16, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
For full list of audition requirements and scheduling information, click here .
Incoming parent/guardian access to PowerSchool

All parents/guardians of incoming students should have received an email on July 17 about how to create a PowerSchool account. For our handy tip sheet, please click here. If you are having trouble logging in or need access to the email with instructions, please contact Katie Almonte ( 

Incoming students will receive access to PowerSchool and Schoology at their Tech Training next week.
It is (not) too early to think about Christmas

Visions of Christmas is Carondelet's largest fundraising event of the year! We entertain about 2,500 guests during five festive events the week after Thanksgiving. And we need your help to make Visions a success! We need more than 600 volunteers throughout the week of Visions.  Volunteering opportunities are already available for s ign ups through CERVISOr, contact Lauren Seeno Barbano .
Summer messages

Earlier this summer, Carondelet's leaders sent email messages to the entire Carondelet community. Re-read them here:
  • July 20 - Principal Kevin Cushing's Beginning of Year Update
  • July 16 - Message from Kellie Elliott
  • July 9 - President Bonnie Cotter's Mid-Summer Update
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Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Wednesday, Aug. 15
First Day of School!
Special Schedule 
- Periods 0-7
Sisterhood Prayer Service
1:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17 Senior Sunrise
7:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
RACC College Fair 
(Regional Admission Counselors of California)
6:30 p.m. Garaventa Center
Friday, Aug. 24 Special Schedule 
Welcome Rally
1:05 p.m.
Early Release 1:50 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25 Welcome Dances
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Frosh - Garaventa Center
Soph., Jr., Srs. - DLS Quad