September 17, 2021

Carroll Community,

We have come to the end of our first full week of school! And with the end of the week brought our first chance to gather as a full school community since March of 2020 as we held our first school-wide mass. We joined together in prayer and we blessed a number of our student leaders as they started the year with their activities and will bless another set of student leaders at our October mass. 

Our Faith is at the center of pretty much everything we do here at Archbishop Carroll, and it brought me great joy to see all of our students together again, in one place. It truly feels as if the school year has now started!

There has been one change to our school schedule: Thursday, October 14th, was supposed to be 8th Grade Visitation Day, a day for students from the surrounding Archdiocesan grade schools to come and experience Archbishop Carroll. We received word this week that the day has been canceled. So, Thursday, October 14th is now a full day of school for all students.

Please take a look at the rest of our notes and announcements below.
Back-to-School Night

On Tuesday, we sent out a letter providing initial information for this year’s Back-to-School Night. The event will be held virtually, and the letter can be found HERE.
Vaccine Verification Information

If you have yet to provide Vaccine Verification information for your child, please complete the Google Form that can be found HERE.
This information will be kept private but will help the administration to quickly address any COVID issues that arise during the school year. Unvaccinated students who become exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus may be required to quarantine for a certain period of time. Such quarantines would require temporary exclusion from extra-curricular school-sponsored activities. If families do not supply information regarding the vaccination status of their child(ren), the school will need to assume that the child(ren) is not vaccinated.
Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Delays

We are aware that there are still shipping delays on some items from Flynn & O’Hara. We have decided to continue our dress code modifications for those students who are still missing pieces of the uniform through Friday, October 1st. On Monday, October 4th, we expect that all students will be in their full school uniform.

If you have any questions on the uniform requirements, please contact Mrs. Buchanan, Assistant Principal for Student Life - KBuchanan@jcarroll.org.
Guidance News

Seniors, juniors, and their parents/guardians are invited to attend our annual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Masks will be required as this is an indoor, in-person event. Our featured speaker is from PHEAA and will discuss the ins & outs of applying for financial aid for college. We will also have a representative from Neumann University.

All students are welcome to start signing up for our College visits either through their Naviance account or the Sign-Up sheets in the Guidance Office. Visits begin on Sept. 27.
Schoology is Archbishop Carroll’s online Learning Management System. All students have access to Schoology through their Carroll email address, and will need to use it on a daily basis to view and submit assignments for all classes. The specific website for Schoology for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is:

If you attempt to access Schoology through the general website, you will not be able to do so. Parent access to Schoology is scheduled to be sent to all parents on Monday afternoon at the end of the school day.
PowerSchool is Archbishop Carroll’s online grading system. Students and parents can view all official grades for their classes on PowerSchool. The website address is:

Any questions on parent access for PowerSchool can be sent to Mrs. Trish Dudas - TDudas@jcarroll.org.
The Archbishop Carroll Boys and Girls Rowing Team is in their tenth year this year! Each year in the fall, the team and coaches run a Learn-To-Row program for freshmen as well as anyone else who may be interested in trying or learning more about the sport of rowing. The program starts at the beginning of October, and runs for 5-6 weeks, with two sessions/practices each week. These sessions include time spent at Carroll working with the ergometers (rowing machines), and others at the Hines Rowing Center in Conshohocken, where students are introduced to the equipment and proper procedures. At the conclusion of the program, students will get out onto the Schuylkill river and get a feel for what rowing really is like! 

If you have any interest in the Learn-To-Row program or about our program itself, please complete the Google form HERE. We will be sending out an additional email to those interested regarding specific dates and times at the end of next week. if you have any additional questions about the program, please reach out to one of our coaches, Mr. Chris Eberz - ceberz@jcarroll.org.
This past Tuesday, we began our After-School Supervision in the Library. Students are welcome to stay after school to wait for their sport or activity to begin, or just to get work done as they wait for their ride. The Library will be open daily until 5 PM if students need to stay after school. Any changes to the After-School schedule will be communicated to the students over the PA during the school day. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Buchanan - KBuchanan@jcarroll.org
ACTS Auditions for Pippin
ACTS is excited to share that their fall production will be Pippin! Audition information is as follows:

  • Dance Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 19th, from 2-4pm.
  • Vocal Auditions will be held Monday, September 20th, from 4-7 PM.
  • Callbacks for specific roles will be Tuesday, September 21st, from 4-9 PM.
  • The complete read through of the script will be Thursday, September 23, from 4-9 PM.
Carroll Cross Country
Archbishop Carroll Cross Country competed in their first PCL Meet at Belmont Plateau yesterday! 🏃🏼 #PatriotNation
Carroll Tennis
Carroll girls tennis has had a great start to their season! They played Bonner-Prendie, Lansdale Catholic, and St. Huberts this week! They won on all courts against St. Huberts.
Carroll Football
The Carroll Home Football game vs. O'Hara was buzzing yesterday! The team had a tough loss, but the crowd had a great time!
We look forward to seeing everyone virtually next Thursday night for Back-to-School Night!
Mr. William D. Gennaro, Jr.
Principal
#WhereSuccessBegins