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January 9, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,

Welcome to the new decade. We all hope your families experienced a restful, peaceful, and joyful Christmas break.

We are all furiously preparing for our students’ return next week on Monday, January 13th. Faculty and staff returned today to begin one of two professional days. Grades were stored on January 7th, so please make sure to check PowerSchool.

In January, your sons will be receiving academic counseling from teachers and counselors alike. The course catalogue will be available on January 21st, and Course Advisement will occur between January 27th-February 21st, when student request forms are due. In order for students to register, they are required to complete the Annual Student Survey, which students can access on our webpage here with explicit directions or directly here. Our annual survey is a data collection opportunity required as part of our accreditation protocol. We ask that all students (including seniors) complete the survey in a timely manner. It takes most students about 30 to 45 minutes to finish. Although submission of the survey is required for current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors in order to complete their course registration for 2020-21 classes, this survey is also for Seniors, as the school values their input about their experience at De La Salle.

This academic year, freshmen are taking a revised Religious Studies 1 curriculum; students in Religious Studies 2 this spring will be trained in the Mentors in Violence Prevention bystander approach curriculum; and the school offered its first interdisciplinary course, entitled “Literature, Conflict, and the Human Experience,” as well as introduced AP Computer Science Principles and AP Macroeconomics for the first time. There are new course offerings that students can consider for the 2020-2021 academic year that we are excited to share with you, including Mock Trial and AP Computer Science A.  

Before I sign off, I wanted to send a serious SHOUT OUT (like last year) to all of our De La Salle families. Because of you, the school donated literally hundreds and hundreds of toys to various organizations. During the Advent season, we witnessed daily the spirit of Christ and St. John Baptiste de La Salle alive in all of you.

As always, we are so excited to have the opportunity to join your sons’ educational journeys. 


Dr. Heather Alumbaugh
Vice President for Academic Life


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