Cardinal O'Hara High School
Weekly Happenings
June 6th - June 19th
Two Weeks At a Glance
Be sure to check the website for updates about the 2021-2022 calendar, handbook and dress code and much more. If you have questions or need more information about our school please click the link below!
Final Exams Schedule
June 6 - Underclassman Exams in Science, PE/Health, and Social Studies
June 9 - Underclassman Exams in World Language, BCIT
June 10 - Underclassman Exams in Theology, Fine Arts
June 13 - Underclassman make-up exams
Commencement
Graduation will take place Wednesday June 8th. To watch the livestream of the ceremony be sure to click on this video a few minutes before 10 AM on June 8th. We look forward to celebrating the class of 2022 and congratulating them for their accomplishments. We are proud to call them Lions for Life!
Cardinal O'Hara Fund
We are almost at our O'Hara Fund goal of $850,000 for the year!
We need your help to close the gap!

Thanks to an outstanding Day of Giving and to everyone who has support the O’Hara Fund already this year, we are almost at our overall goal for 2021-2022 school year. 

There is still time for your gift to help us cross the finish line! Please make your gift to the O’Hara Fund by midnight on June 30th and your generosity will have a direct, positive impact on our students!

We need your help and gifts of every size do make a difference! Click here to make your gift today! 



Student Affairs
Only 6 sleeps until Graduation!!! Here is the schedule for your final days.

Friday - June 3rd - Last Full Day - Dismissal 1:35 - Painted skirt/shirt day

Monday - June 6th Morning - Baccalaureate Practice - Mandatory - Arrival 7:50AM - O'Hara Spirit Wear
Monday - June 6th Evening - Senior BBQ and Farewell Dance - 5:30PM 

Tuesday - June 7th Morning - Awards and Graduation Practice - Arrival 7:50AM - School Uniform
Tuesday - June 7th Evening - Baccalaureate Mass - Arrival 6:00PM - Cathedral Chapel

Wednesday - June 8th - GRADUATION! - Arrival 9:00AM - Gym
Congratulations to our Student Council Members for the 2022-2023 school year!
Please complete the form to update us on the status of your senior portrait.
Click the button below for all the latest Student Affairs Updates
Academics
Link to register for the live courses: tinyurl.com/CollegePrepSummer2022
Link to register for the Online Course: tinyurl.com/CollegePrepOnline

Contact Erin Grace M.Ed. erin@collegeprepadvantage.com 610-357-7228
College Prep Advantage, Inc. PO Box 1333 Chadds Ford, PA 19317
If you would like to have extra help in math, the math department will be offering extra math help sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays before and after school. The sessions will take place in room numbers 331-347. To sign up for a session click the button below. If you have any questions please contact James M. Stinger at jstinger@cohs.com
Do you get nervous speaking in front of groups? Do you get done a presentation and know you could have done a better job but just are not sure how to present better? Ms. Raffaelli can assist! If you are interested in working with Ms. Raffaelli to improve your ability to speak in public and/or make presentations, please complete this form.
2022-2023 NEW Lion Connection Leaders Application (New Student Orientation Leaders)
Lion Connection is our New Student Orientation Leaders Program. 

Lion Connection is looking for 20-30 current sophomores and juniors, members of the Classes of 2023 and 2024, to step up as a joyful group of diverse leaders in order to welcome our incoming freshmen Class of 2026. As a Lion Connection leader, you would be working with Mrs. Bauer and Miss Parker to develop and cultivate an engaging Freshmen and New Student Orientation and Freshmen Year Experience Program, mentoring our newest students throughout the 2022-2023 school year. 

Lion Connection Leaders Should:

- Have respect for our Catholic traditions as a Catholic community here at Cardinal O'Hara High School
- Possess a desire to engage with our newest Cardinal O'Hara Students, the Class of 2026!
- Be available to commit to the June leader days, August training days, Freshmen Orientation, Transfer Orientation, Freshmen BBQ, Monthly meetings, and various activities throughout the 2021-2022 school year (dates TBD)
- Be involved in an area of Cardinal O'Hara (sports, clubs, theatre, service, etc.) that you can share with our freshmen students
- Possess a desire to learn and grow together as a team of leaders
- Maintain passing grades and have no major disciplinary issues
- Possess a spirit of authentic joy and a desire to share that joy with others!


If you feel that you would serve well as a 2022-2023 Lion Connection leader, please click on the button below and fill out the Google Form by 10am on June 6, 2022.

Then, you will be contacted by Mrs. Bauer and Miss Parker as we follow-up with applicants. All interested current Sophomores and Juniors may apply to be Lion Connection leaders. Please discern if you are available to make a commitment to Lion Connection for the entire school year. Reach out with any questions!

Guidance
There's always a final chapter to every book. 

 As you approach this "final chapter" of high school, there are a few things to remember...
  1. Your final transcript will be sent once report cards are complete and the transcripts have been uploaded to PowerSchool.
  2. If you receive a reminder from the college/school you will be attending, it is only protocol for them. Sending your final transcript is part of the Guidance Center's year end tasks, but cannot be done until grades are final.
  3. This year your transcript will be sent electronically through Naviance. This means that your college/school will receive it quickly and accurately. You will receive an email confirming that your transcript was sent.
**Keep in mind that you completed a Google Form the day of senior prom indicating what school you are attending next year. This was so we could send the transcript to the correct location. FACTS accounts must be paid in full in order for final transcripts to be released. Contact Ms. Denise Todd for questions about tuition balances.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 2022! 




Now is the time to ask two teachers for a letter of recommendation (LOR). Rising Seniors should ask One junior year teacher of an academic subject: Math, Science, English, History or Foreign Language AND one teacher of any subject area. To request the letter of recommendation: First, you must ask the teacher in person if he/she is willing to write your recommendation. Second, Complete your Naviance Profile. Third, Login to your Naviance account: Click on "Colleges I'm Thinking About;" scroll down the page and on the left side click on "Letters of Recommendation." Follow the directions. If you request them before the end of the school year, the teachers will have plenty of time to write the letters over the summer. Remember...when school begins in September, the teachers are VERY BUSY and may not have the spare time to write your letter. DON'T PROCRASTINATE!

Any questions, please contact your counselor:

All students should continue to check the guidance page for updates and opportunities for summer pre-college programs.
Studio Art
Athletics
Congrats to softball for being the 5A District 12 Champs for the 1st time ever! We are proud to call these ladies Lions for Life!
If you will be playing a Fall PIAA sport, please see the following information. Only Fall PIAA Sports are open for Registration. Winter and Spring Sports will open 45 days before the start of the season. Winter Sports will Start November 18th and Spring sports will start March 8th. Please see the following list of PIAA sports for each season.

PIAA Physical Paperwork Can be found on our website:

Cardinal O'Hara High School Fall Athletic Registration 2022 Form. 
Click on create a FamilyID account, then follow instructions. 
  1. If you have not already done so, create a FamilyID account  
  2. After you sign up for an account please check your inbox for an Activation Email from FamilyID. You'll need to click the link in that email to activate your account.
Once your FamilyID account is active, you can register your student athlete to complete the clearance process.
  1. Fill out all fields on the registration form. Those marked with a red* are required to have an answer.
  2. In the Participant Information Section, you will be asked to upload a scanned copy of ONLY PIAA Section 7 Form.  https://colions.bigteams.com/
  • This is where you will upload your PIAA Physical Page #7, signed by your doctor. Please see more information below.
  1. Work down the rest of the registration form and click Continue when your form is complete.
  2. Review your registration summary.
  3. The Athletic Department will be checking the Family ID platform starting the first week in August. We will be officially approving athletes during this time. An athlete will be approved when registration is complete and an up to date Section 7 Form has been uploaded to Family ID.
Information about your Doctor’s PIAA Physical Section 7 Form:
  • Every athlete will still be required to have a doctor’s physical, which needs to take place AFTER June 1, 2022. Physicals dated before June 1, 2022 will not be valid.
  • The doctor performing your physical will need to fill out Section 7 of the PIAA physical paperwork. You will need to print that form and bring it to the doctor on the date of your physical so that he/she can sign it once the physical is complete. Once complete and signed, this is what you will scan and upload to Family ID.
  • Important: Only the official PIAA Section 7 form will be accepted for registration. 
  • Athletes who upload physicals on a different form other than the Section 7 form will not be approved to participate.
  • There will be additional tabs to upload any other document that may be needed (I.e care forms for asthma, diabetes, conditions). 
Official Start Date for Fall Practices:
The official PIAA start date for fall sports is listed below. Please note that it is up to the coaches’ discretion how he/she utilizes the first days of practice. 
  •  FOOTBALL and Golf – Monday, August 8th, 2022
  • REMAINING FALL SPORTS – Monday, August 15th, 2022

We will send official start times of practice and tryouts in July.

If you have any question please email BJ Hogan bhogan@cohs.com
We are looking for about 15-20 Girls' who would be interested in playing Flag Football. The Philadelphia Eagles have started a Girls' Flag Football league this past season. O'Hara is going to put a team in the league next season. Check out this video for more information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNJ-JPt9eus If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this google form https://forms.gle/EQCar1VBibZ4VpYr6
If you made 3Q honors and play one of the following spring sports, please fill out this form.

Boys Tennis
Boys or Girls Track
Boys or Girls Lacrosse
Baseball
Softball

Important Reminders from Student Services
Spring Uniform Information

For more information about what the Spring Uniform entails be sure to click the buttons below.
SCHOOL PARKING:
All vehicles on campus must be registered. You may complete the registration form located on the student services page.


LEAVING SCHOOL PROPERTY

Parents and Students are reminded of the following: Cardinal O’Hara High School maintains a closed campus. For safety and security reasons, students are not permitted to leave the school property from the time they arrive in the morning until they are officially dismissed at the end of the school day. After morning arrival, students should not be leaving campus for any reason.

Students with early dismissal should leave the school grounds promptly and not loiter in the halls or parking lot. Leaving the school campus, without permission, is considered Truancy and will be sanctioned appropriately.

Sophomore Parents
Please check with your student for the junior physical form that will be going home this week. The Pa State Department of School Health ask that all students are seen by a physician by junior year as a preventive health measure. The confirmation of the meningococcal vaccination after the age of 16 is due with the physical examination.
Absence Policy
Students and parents are reminded that they should notify their teachers as well as the attendance office at least a week in advance if they have a planned absence. Students will need to make arrangements with their teachers regarding how they will make up the missed assignments and assessments. Students missing any day should contact their teachers and check Schoology. For more about the absence policy click on the button below.
PowerSchool
PowerSchool is used to access your child's existing or previous grades, email a teacher, see teachers comments as well as read announcements from school. 

Schoology
Schoology displays the assignments and materials available to your child from their teacher. You may also review the assignments that your child submitted through Schoology. This site should not be used to review grades. The official gradebook is in PowerSchool only.


If you have any questions regarding the use of PowerSchool, please contact Pat Rafferty at prafferty@cohs.com. 

To login to PowerSchool and Schoology please click the button below
Updating AED'S
Cardinal O'Hara is in the process of updating our AED'S. We are acquiring more for the school through grants and donations. We have updated our current ones ( batteries and pads) and received a donation to purchase one as well as train our head coaches. Our goal is to put one on each floor of school, plus in the auditorium by stage as well as the press box at the Football Stadium. Anyone that wishes to assist please feel free to contact Bob Adams at badams@cohs.com Thank you for your generosity!
Finance
Seniors may not attend Baccalaureate (June 7) or Graduation (June 8), receive a diploma or have final transcripts mailed for college without a $0 balance in FACTS.

To visit the Finance office page on our website click the button below
Admissions
Attention 8th Graders
Be sure to complete the registration process for the Class of 2026 by logging into your School Admin portal. (cohs.schooladmin.com)
Aramark School Lunch
For lunch-related questions, please visit the link provided.
School Nurse
Please assess your student's health in the morning before leaving for the school day. If your student was not feeling well before going to bed please be sure he/she is feeling completely well before making the decision to come to school. This is most important for keeping everyone healthy at Cardinal O'Hara. 
Please visit the School Nurse's website for details about the required 11th grade physical, Medication Policies and Procedures, and immunization requirements. Check the back of documents to make sure everything is complete!