2021-22 Summer Checklist
Welcome to your Parent/Student 2021-22 Summer Checklist!
The Summer Checklist has a number of items in the dropdown menus that are important to complete prior to school, namely information regarding tuition/finances, our online Technology Boot Camp Course must be completed by ALL NEW STUDENTS before the start of classes, applicable summer reading for all students, newly updated information on our textbook pick up, and our new student orientation schedules.
Some of the items below require action while others are more informational in nature.
July 1, 2021
Dear De La Salle Families:
As I begin my time serving De La Salle as its president, I extend my warmest wishes and sincere prayers to you and your family.
The Founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, St. John Baptist de La Salle, wrote, “You can do more with the grace of God than you think.” He captured quite well what the last year and a half has been like for our entire world, and specifically De La Salle High School. Rooted in faith, De La Salle has done remarkably well. Through perseverance and never giving up on what makes this community special, our educators and students dug in deep. Our Lasallian educators accomplished more than can be enumerated through this global pandemic, and the resilience of our young men to bounce back from adversity with grit and determination is humbling.
I have spent the last few months learning from former president Mark DeMarco ’78, the President’s Cabinet, and other members of the school team to ensure a smooth transition. The opportunity I have had to meet some of the boys has been heartening--you can tell the love they have for their school, one another, and the Brotherhood we hold so dear--and I am very excited to get to know you.
Included here is our summer checklist with LINK important information about the school year which we anticipate will begin somewhat normally--guidance from the state and county continues to be a moving goalpost but our school is ready to meet whatever is thrown our way. Please review the materials and pay attention to deadlines and needs as they impact you or your son.
I also want to encourage all of us to be patient with one another as we begin school and throughout the year. We all lack the muscle memory of beginning a school year “normally”, and so we are all a little out of practice. Having said that, our priorities never change and our focus is always clear: providing our young men with the tools to be better and stronger than they thought possible; to love, guide, and instruct each young man; and to build a community in ways only De La Salle High School can. Join me in reflecting on all that we have survived (though sadly some of us lost much more than others during this pandemic), and in giving thanks for this community. We each have much for which to be grateful and I, for one, am grateful to be joining you.
On behalf of the President’s Cabinet, I very much look forward to getting to know you and partnering with you to continue to provide an education focused on faith, scholarship, integrity, and brotherhood.
David J. Holquin
July 21, 2021
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students of De La Salle High School,
It is with huge gratitude and immense excitement that we will welcome all of our students back in-person to campus five days a week in August. As a reminder, we will be adopting a new bell schedule for next year. Make sure to review the Summer Checklist that follows to make sure you are aware of all important, back-to-school related information. Please be on the lookout next week for a letter from our new president, Mr. David Holquin, that will communicate in conjunction with Carondelet any relevant updates to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines for schools.
This academic year, we complete the revised Religious Studies curriculum with our new Religious Studies 3 course; in addition, students will be taking Mock Trial 2 for the first time. We will continue our partnership with Knowing Technologies, which provides one-on-one coaching for our faculty, so we can continue to adopt the most effective educational technology to help our students achieve integral student outcomes. As with every summer since 2017, many teachers are working on Faculty Innovation Grants to make changes in their pedagogy or curriculum.
Our OnBoard! Program will continue into its second year, and our student leaders have been training to welcome our newest Spartans, both our freshmen and transfer students alike! This year, orientation will look a bit different (and the changes were recommended to us by our student leaders! Thank you!). Our 9th graders will have a full-day orientation on Monday, August 9th, and our 10th-12th graders will come on Tuesday, August 10th. OnBoard! will continue to meet with freshmen and transfer students all of the first semester. August 11th is the first day of school and will follow a 0-7 schedule. Please note that we will have a Freshman Welcome Liturgy and Brunch on August 15th and one for Sophomores on August 22nd.
As we approach the end of summer, a number of academic co-curricular activities will occur for multiple student groups. In the first week of August, a flurry of activities will include Band Camp as well as training for our student leaders in NHS (National Honor Society), SCORE (Student Coalition on Respectful Education), and OnBoard! In addition, this year the indomitable DLS/CHS Theatre Company has added another play to the fall season: Into the Woods (August 13 & 14).
As always, we are delighted to welcome to DLSHS our new faculty and staff:
Mrs. Jenny Barger (Assistant to the President)
Mrs. Kristin Lamble (Social Studies)
Mr. Roberto Martinez (Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program Coordinator)
Mr. Carter Powers (Religious Studies)
Mrs. Bonnie Seck (Receptionist)
Mr. DJ Vierra (Health, Physical Education, and Recreation)
We also wanted to share with you that the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will be our accreditation year, so you will be hearing from us even more than usual as we gather together the strengths and areas of growth we want to focus on as a school community.
We hope that you have been enjoying a restful summer that has allowed you to connect with family and friends. I do not think I have ever prayed the Prayer of Saint Francis as much as I have this past year, and I think we can agree that we all needed time to reconnect with our communities. We look forward to seeing all of our students in August!
As always, thank you for your partnership.
Dr. Heather Alumbaugh
Vice President for Academic Life
- Student Laptops/Online Tech Boot Camp/Tech Check - New Students Only
- 9TH GRADE & TRANSFER STUDENT TEXTBOOK PICKUP, PHOTO ID, AND ORIENTATION DAY- MANDATORY (MONDAY, AUGUST 9)
- 10-12th Grade Orientation and Photo ID Day - Mandatory (Tuesday, August 10)
- New Student/Parent Welcome and Brunch
- New Student Orientation
- Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation
- Summer Reading
- Student-Parent Handbook
- Textbook Distribution
- Laptops are required for ALL students. Please visit our Educational Technology page for specifications and recommendations on laptops for use at De La Salle.
Please note: Google Chromebooks or tablets do not meet our specs and should not be purchased as approved devices.
- All incoming students will complete an Online Tech Boot Camp course through Schoology. Information to access the course was sent out to families and incoming students. The course is available from July through the opening of school and takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete, and should be completed prior to attending our mandatory Freshman/Transfer Orientation, Monday August 9th.
- Students should bring their laptops for a brief “Tech Check” during Orientation. During Tech Check, students will pair their devices to the De La Salle Wi-Fi, add wireless printing connections to our Library printers, and troubleshoot any technology issues prior to the start of school.
- The Math Department requires calculators for all students.
- Recommended: TI-83 or TI-84 models. Students cannot use the TI-89.
Students cannot pick up their books or complete the Mandatory Student Orientation process until their tuition contract is completed and their July and August payments are current, including paying for any lost book fees.
The Business Office will have already contacted you through SchoolAdmin if your financial account needs attention. Hence, there is no need to call to confirm the status of your account. Parents, please assist your son by attending to this as soon as possible.
FYI: Families with unresolved financial matters will be blocked from logging into PowerSchool (PS) and therefore unable to view 2021-2022 class schedules, etc. Once their account is up to date, they will be able to access PowerSchool and Schoology.
- TAttendance required.
- Student picture photos – ID cards distributed.
- Normal school attire required, including an appropriate collared shirt
- Pants or shorts with a belt
- Shoes and socks or sandals with a back heel (no flip-flops)
- Clean shaven
- Natural color hair, with length no longer than the top of the shirt collar
- Please review the handbook "Grooming and Appearance" section (6.8) for more details.
All incoming Freshmen and transfer students are invited to come in on Monday, August 9th for a mandatory New Student Orientation, called OnBoard! Students should report to campus by 9 a.m. - bring your school laptop and backpack. Students will be led through an orientation program by our Junior and Senior OnBoard! Leader:
They’ll learn about the school, one another, and get ready for classes by picking up textbooks, taking a school ID photo, finding their lockers, getting a tour of campus, and completing a Tech Check on their laptops. A snack and lunch will be provided, and the day will wrap up by 3:00pm.
• Attendance required.
• Student picture photos – ID cards distributed.
• Normal school attire required, including an appropriate collared shirt
• Pants or shorts with a belt
• Shoes and socks or sandals with a back heel (no flip-flops)
• Clean shaven
• Natural color hair, with length no longer than the top of the shirt collar
Please review the handbook "Grooming and Appearance" section (6.8) for more details.
All 10th-12th Grade students will report to campus:
- 10th Grade: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
- 12th Grade: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
- 11th Grade: 10:30-12:00 p.m.
During this time, students will take part in:
- A short class meeting
- Get their De La Salle ID Card/Photo
- Parking Pass Pickup (Seniors/Juniors)- If you are picking up a Parking Pass, be sure to have your Driver's License!
All Freshman and/or Transfer students and their parents are asked to attend our New Student/Parent Welcome and Brunch on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- MASS: 9:30 a.m. in the DLS Hofmann Student Center
- PRESENTATION: Immediately follows the Mass
- Hosted BRUNCH: 11:00 a.m. in the DLS Hofmann Student Center
You are welcome to wear a polo or Hawaiian shirt for the day!
We look forward to seeing all 9th graders and transfer students at our New Student Orientation Day on Monday, August 9 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., called OnBoard!
WHAT IS ONBOARD!?
OnBoard! is a nationwide program designed to welcome and support new 9th grade and transfer students by connecting them with OnBoard! Leaders, who are positive, responsible, hand-selected 11th and 12th graders. Your student’s OnBoard! Leaders will help them feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of high school and at De La Salle. Students will be grouped with 10 other freshmen students, transfer students will be in two groups specifically with other transfer students. Doesn’t that sound great? It is!
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- Your son will receive an emailed invitation to orientation. If they have not received the email by Friday, August 6th, please email Mr. Aquino (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request one;
- A day or two before orientation, your son will also receive a phone call from their OnBoard! Leader, personally inviting them to orientation. The Mentors can also answer any questions they may have.
- On orientation day, your student will meet their OnBoard! Mentors and a small group of other new students. Students should bring a backpack, their laptop they will be using for classes, and class schedule. During Orientation, students will get to know their OnBoard! Leaders, other students in their group, get a campus tour, pick up their books, find their lockers, do a “Tech Check” on their laptops, and get their ID & photo.
We’re so excited to welcome you to De La Salle!
Pre-participation physicals are due by Friday, August 6. If you are a new student and participating in a summer sport, you must turn it in BEFORE you tryout or practice.
ALL NEW STUDENTS must complete this form, even if they are not playing a sport.
ANY STUDENT-ATHLETE needs to complete this form if they play on participating in athletics.
Link to Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form
All forms must be submitted to Mr. Doug Bauman (email@example.com) by mail or delivered to him in the Trainer's Room or to the Main Office.
Students are required to complete their summer reading before the first day of classes on August 11, 2021.
(Note: Not every student will have summer reading. Please review this list carefully to know what is required of your student.)
Textbook Distribution is MANDATORY for all students.
If you are unable to attend the dates as shown below, place make prior arrangements with the Bookstore Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students are only allowed to pick up books, parents are not allowed to pick-up books for their son.
Freshman Textbook Distribution
9th grade and Transfer Students will pick up their textbooks during New Student Orientation
Monday, August 9 from 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (During Orientation)
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Textbook Distribution
10th-12th grade students will sign up for a 15-minute slot to come to the Hofmann Center for textbook pickup on:
Friday, August 6 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, August 9 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must pick a slot through Signup Genius
CLICK HERE TO SELECT YOUR SIGNUP GENIUS SLOT
9th grade and Transfer Students do NOT need to sign up for Textbook Distribution
these students will receive their books during our New Student Orientation, Monday, August 9th.
If prior arrangements are not made, there will be a $50 service fee for books picked up after August 9.
(students picking up late will not have their books for the first week of school)
Students must have completed the following before they can pick up their books:
1. The online Enrollment Checklist Process through SchoolAdmin
2. Fulfilled all financial obligations with the Business Office.
For financial questions, please contact Ms. Kathy Resch at (925) 288-8122 or email@example.com;
3. Completed and submitted verification for any academic remediation obligations (for returning students).
To make alternative arrangements or if you have any questions, email the Bookstore (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (925) 288-8127.
- AP Testing Registration
- Academic Accommodations
- Cafeteria & MySchoolBucks
- Campus Ministry
- Concussion Management Policy
- Junior Ring
- Locker Information
- Parent Technology Resources
- Parking Pass
- Schedule Change Requests
- Senior Portraits
- Signature Events
- Student Photo Order Information
- Student Support Services
Check out our AP Testing Page for current information about 2022 AP Testing through College Board. Registration for 2022 AP Tests will be available on the De La Salle website on August 15, 2021 and will close on October 8, 2021.
If you are interested in discussing the possibilities of addressing academic accommodations for your son, please review the procedures contained on our Academic Accommodations webpage, and then contact Mr. Sean Bristol, our Spartan Success & Learning Needs Coordinator, at (925) 288-8104 or email@example.com.
The De La Salle Cafeteria uses the payment platform "MySchoolbucks."
Register for your student's "MySchoolBucks" lunch account after August 1, 2021 to enroll in the prepaid payment plan.
The prepaid account is linked to your son’s student ID card. By scanning his card at the cashier station, he will not need to use the touchpad or exchange cash with our cashiers which is important in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
Returning students can use last year's account.
Please note: You will not be able to register for an account until August 1st.
Follow this link to visit the Cafeteria home page to view more information about MySchoolBucks, to enroll, and to see a sample menu!
Campus Ministry is an integral part of student life at De La Salle. Through liturgies, immersion programs, retreats, faith groups, and participation in the Lasallian Youth, students are able to emulate the life and deeds of our Founder in service, faith, and community.
Campus Ministry has prepared many opportunities for your sons to experience the De La Salle brotherhood and a vital faith life. We strongly encourage you to sign up for the retreats that fill up fast, especially the Kairos (Senior) Retreat, Junior Retreat, Father/Son Retreat and Parent/Son Retreat. You might also want to begin thinking about your sons participating in one or both of the Ven A Ver (Come and See) Immersion programs, the first one takes place in Salinas and the second one in San Diego.
De La Salle purposely does not coordinate or formulate carpools between members in our community. Parents are welcomed to access their PowerSchool accounts and click on the School Bulletin area, where you will find the Student-Parent Directory. You may search via area code to find other De La Salle families who have shared their contact information if you wish to organize/coordinate your own carpools.
Concussions are a unique type of injury as they have a significant effect on a student's cognitive performance and recovery time. In order to maintain continuity in our care for students with concussions and ensure that they are returning to learn in a progression/manner that is appropriate, individualized, and conducive to recovery, De La Salle has established a concussion management policy to help facilitate this process.
Please review sections 8.9 and 8.9.1 in the Student-Parent Handbook for the full De La Salle concussion policy.
The Junior Mass of Unity is scheduled for Sunday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m. Ring orders were placed this past spring. When we return in August, we will host a ring payment day.
If you have any questions about your ring order, You may contact Jostens at martin.oliveira@Jostens.com or by phone at (925) 838-1835.
Congratulations and we will look forward to seeing you soon!
Student locker numbers and combinations:
To access your Locker combination from your phone use a web browser and go to www.wintondrivedistrict.org/public.
Login to your PowerSchool account, from the left panel there is a Locker Information Tab to see your number and combination.
Locks for PE / Sports
- Gym locks are available for sale in the Spartan Store ($5).
- ONLY locks purchased at the Spartan Store may be used on gym lockers.
- Lockers are only available for athletes during their season.
There are many ways to communicate with teachers electronically, such as through PowerSchool, Schoology, and Google accounts. All students have these accounts and should use them regularly. New students will learn how to access and use them during the Online Tech Boot Camp.
Parents and incoming students should have already received information for accessing their separate PowerSchool, Schoology, and Google Suite (students only) accounts in June.Please note: Schoology and Google accounts will not be accessible until July 1, 2021. If you did not receive an email, please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Linda Byrne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FYI: All adult emails at De La Salle are LastnameFirstinitial@dlshs.org (e.g. Dr. Heather Alumbaugh's email is email@example.com).
Visit our Parent Technology Resource page, which has articles and tools to help you navigate technology use with your son.
Student Parking Permit Guidelines:
- Priority is given to seniors on campus
- Overflow parking for Seniors/Juniors is available at the Church of the Latter-Day Saints on Treat Blvd. allocated by our DLS lottery.
- Sophomores are not permitted to park on campus or at the overflow site.
- Student Parking Permits cost $100.
- Abuse of assigned parking may result in loss of privilege and vehicles being towed at the owner’s expense.
Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, the Parking Pass application process has moved online.
- De La Salle High School is now accepting parking permit applications online for Juniors and Seniors, with a valid driver’s license.
- The parking permit fee is $100. Parking applications are due by July 30th.
- Please log into your SchoolAdmin portal here to complete the application, the application is an optional item at the bottom of your enrollment checklist.
- Passes are distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Applications turned in after July 30th will only be honored if space is available and at the Dean's discretion.
- Students will receive a spot can pick up their pass on Orientation Day- Bring your Driver's License to Orientation!
Schedule Changes will be online only and ongoing. To schedule an appointment for schedule changes, please contact Director of Academic Services, Ms. Lillian Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email Ms. Lillian Dickson to make a schedule change ASAP.
Note: Changes based on teacher preference are not considered.
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Studio One Photography is our official Senior Portrait Photographer. Appointments for your Senior Portraits have started.
Please call the studio at (925) 361-0430 or go to: www.studio1experience.com to make your appointment ASAP.
De La Salle’s fundraising events allow you to support the school’s financial goals through fun, engaging experiences at our Signature Events!
After having to go virtual with some events, as well as reschedule and even cancel others during the 2020-21 school year, we are happy to announce De La Salle Signature Event dates for the 2021-22 academic year.
- A Taste of De La Salle (Thursday, September 16, 2021) is a fun evening of local and exclusive food, wine, and beer samplings.
- The De La Salle Golf Classic (Monday, October 18, 2021 at Blackhawk CC) benefits our financial aid program which provides need-based scholarships for students who otherwise would not be able to attend our school.
- The De La Salle Crab Feed (Saturday, January 29, 2022) sells out every year and is organized with the tremendous support of the Parent Association!
- The Spring Auction (Saturday, April 9, 2022), our premier event, supports co-curricular programs and activities enjoyed by our students – from the arts to athletics, campus ministry to clubs. After two years of virtual Spring Auction events, we are excited to bring this event back to campus in 2022.
* Purchase a Super Ticket to guarantee your seat at three great Signature Events: A Taste of De La Salle, the Crab Feed, and the Spring Auction. Super Tickets are $250 per person and only available online through September 13. Only 150 tickets will be sold.
Go to our Signature Events webpage for more information about all our events.
You can also print this order form and bring it with you to the Mandatory Orientation Day. All students will receive an ID card at orientation. This photo will be your yearbook photo (except for Senior tuxedo portraits taken by appointment with Studio One).
The De La Salle Student Support Services office provides students and parents the availability of professional counselors. Counseling sessions are offered to students and parents to assist with any academic, social, emotional, relationship, or family matter.
Counselors can assist students and parents with clarifying problems, defining alternative choices in situations, and providing information that may affect the situation. Counselors do not make decisions for either students or parents nor are they responsible for changing class schedules or making decisions on disciplinary matters.
Counselors act as supportive advocates for students and parents and are available to help with any situation presented to them.
Please visit the Student Support Services webpage for more information about the department and a listing of the counselors on campus.