2022-23 Summer Checklist
Welcome to your Parent/Student 2022-23 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.
Please review all the provided content below and contact the school if you have any questions.
July 1, 2022
Dear De La Salle Families:
It has already been a jam-packed summer, and we are only halfway through it! I hope that this finds you and yours well, and have found time to rest and reconnect with one another. Too often in the hustle of a day, we forget the importance of spending time just being with one another–I often remind my children it is okay to be bored every now and again; that is when fantastical memories are created. I trust you have found that, too.
As a school, the summer is an important time to prepare for the school year(s) ahead and to ensure that we are thinking about how to keep our mission and boys at the forefront of all we do. We have embarked on a Strategic Plan, hired for newly created positions, and continue to discern how De La Salle can be an inclusive place of belonging for all. Our priorities, though, 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.
The Core Principles of a Lasallian Catholic school (faith in the presence of God; quality education; inclusive community; respect for all persons; concern for the poor and social justice) are both timely and timeless. The young men of De La Salle will need these values to be leaders in a world desperately in need of our students who become servant leaders and are Men of Faith, Integrity, and Scholarship. And, as our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, wrote, “You can do more with the grace of God than you think.” Indeed! That is how we make the miracle of Winton Drive possible.
Enclosed you will find important information regarding the start of school, dubbed our Summer Checklist. Please review it carefully and pay attention to dates and timely information so that your Spartan is prepared for the start of the school year. And never hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Thank you for entrusting your son’s education to De La Salle High School. We take this responsibility seriously, and I join our entire President’s Cabinet, our faculty, staff, and coaches in saying what a tremendous honor it is. We are looking forward to a great ‘22-’23 school year and partnering together with you as your son grows into the man God calls him to be.
David J. Holquin
July 1, 2022
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students of De La Salle High School,
Mr. Holquin’s welcome letter aptly reminds us that summer is a generative period in the life cycle of schools, as it is a season where we prepare in multiple ways for the coming school year. The summer represents for our hard-working faculty and staff a time not only of rest, but also of ongoing learning and (for many) coaching. Multiple faculty members and administrators are currently or have attended professional development conferences, ranging from AP conferences, AP grading, the upcoming DEIB colloquium at St. Mary’s College, a conference on theological insights from Latino Catholics, or a conference on the logistics and positive outcomes in student wellness and behavior that a school “House System” can create (to name only a few!). Many of us continue to receive educational technology coaching from our partners, Knowing Technologies.
Mr. Holquin and I journeyed to Mont La Salle earlier in June to participate in the District Chief Administrators Conference (DCAA) for the San Francisco/New Orleans District; as always, it was a fruitful moment of prayer and of connecting with other school leaders. I was reminded, again, of what an enormous gift the Lasallian Resource Center represents, which is curated by Brother George Van Greiken, FSC.
As with every summer since 2017, a number of teachers are working on their Faculty Innovation Grants. In addition, many faculty members are preparing to take over or create new classes, especially in our Science department. As I wrote in the June spotlight, much of the change that we will be experiencing next year is deeply connected to the relationships our hard-working faculty and staff have with our students and family communities: adults rarely leave De La Salle High School unless they retire or move to another state. Given that we have a very seasoned faculty and staff, the number of new hires is directly related to those who have retired in addition to the creation of new positions (as a reminder of the new faculty and staff, as well as the new positions and changes, please see below).
As we look forward to next year, I want to share that our successful completion of our WCEA Accreditation this year–through which De La Salle High School was awarded a Commendable rating overall, the highest rating a school can receive–will give us a lot to think about as a community as we address our self-identified areas of growth for the next six years. We postponed our WCEA yearly faculty, staff, and parent surveys until the fall, as we want to mimic what we did with our students at the end of the year 2022 school year: the survey questions were directly related to the areas we focus on in our accreditation report. As usual, the student responses were deeply thoughtful. Stay tuned, as your important feedback continues to inform how we grow and adapt as a school every year!
I want to remind you, again, of Important Scheduling Information:
On July 5th all NEW students will receive an email with their schedule attached and credentials with instructions on creating accounts. Returning students will receive an email with credentials information. If their re-enrollment process is complete, returning students will have access to PowerSchool and Schoology to see their schedule.
Students can request changes to their schedules on Thursday, July 28; Friday, July 29; and Monday, August 1. The email with student credentials will include a SignUpGenuis link to request a meeting for schedule changes.
Finally, I invite you to join me in welcoming our new faculty and staff to the De La Salle Community.
Tatum Baker – Science Lab Technician
Kyle Bates – Math
Alicia Mallque – Spanish
Kyle Nash – Technical Theater Director
Jacinto Obregon – Chemistry
Judas Ochoa – Religion (started January 2022)
Garrett Padia – Biology
Dr. Carrie Rehak – Religious Studies
Maile Shelley – Campus Minister for Service & Justice
*We are in the process of hiring a full-time Student Activities Director, which is a new position to the school. Stay tuned!
Justin Everidge – Maintenance (started March 2022)
Kristine Earle – Administrative Assistant for VP for Academic Life
Michelle Erickson – Director of Communications
Regina Galloway – Cafeteria (started March 2022)
Chris Garavaglia – Vice President for Finance (starting fall)
Geoffrey “Free” Gary – Director of Admissions
Steve Hernandez – Maintenance
Antonio Jimenez – Cafeteria
Kimberley Martin – Cafeteria
Eduardo Ortigoza – Maintenance
In addition, some of our beloved faculty members are moving into new positions for the 2022-2023 school year:
Mr. Andrew Berkes will be the Campus Minister for Faith and Retreats
Mr. Spencer Shively will become the Vice President for Mission and Student Life
Mrs. Janet Appel will be returning during the fall semester as the Co-Director of College Counseling while Mrs. Lisa Sciacca is on family leave
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
- Textbook Distribution - mandatory for all students (August 5th and 8th)
- New Student Orientation
- Mandatory 9TH GRADE & TRANSFER STUDENT TEXTBOOK PICKUP, PHOTO ID, AND ORIENTATION DAY (MONDAY, AUGUST 8)
- Mandatory 10-12th Grade Orientation and Photo ID Day (Tuesday, August 9)
- Summer Reading (to be completed before August 10th)
- New Student/Parent Welcome Liturgy and BBQ (Sunday, August 14)
- Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation
- Student-Parent Handbook (2021-22 Version)
- Tuition and Fees
- 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 8th.
- 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 technical issues prior to the start of school.
- The Math Department requires graphing calculators for all students.
- Students in Algebra 1, 1A or Honors Algebra 1 will need a graphing calculator for the first unit of the year.
- Recommended: TI-83 or TI-84 models.
- Students cannot use the TI-89 or any HP or Casio calculator.
Textbook Distribution is MANDATORY for all students
If you are unable to attend the dates as shown below, please make prior arrangements with the Bookstore Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Wednesday, July 20th.
Only students are allowed to pick up books; parents are not allowed to pick up books for their son.
Freshman Textbook Distribution
Ninth grade and Transfer Students will pick up their textbooks during New Student Orientation
Monday, August 8 from 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (During Orientation)
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Textbook Distribution
Returning 10th-12th grade students will sign up for a 15-minute slot to come to the Hofmann Center for textbook pick up on:
- Friday, August 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Monday, August 8 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
Freshmen and Transfer Students do NOT need to sign up for Textbook Distribution these students will receive their books during our New Student Orientation on Monday, August 8th.
If prior arrangements are not made, there will be a $50 service fee for books picked up after August 8th (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.
We look forward to seeing all 9th graders and transfer students at our New Student Orientation Day on Monday, August 8 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 5th, please email Mr. Shively (email@example.com) 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, the laptop they will use for classes, and their 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!
- Attendance is 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 on Monday, August 8th, 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 their Junior and Senior OnBoard! Leaders:
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 3:00 pm.
• 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!
Students are required to complete their summer reading before the first day of classes on August 10, 2022.
(Note: Not every student will have summer reading. Please review this list carefully to know what is required of your student.)
Students must purchase their own summer reading books, they are not included in the textbook fee.
All Freshman and/or Transfer students and their parents are asked to attend our New Student/Parent Welcome Liturgy & BBQ on Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- MASS: 10:00 a.m. in the De La Salle Hofmann Student Center
- PRESENTATION: Immediately follows the Mass
- Hosted BBQ: 12:00 p.m. in the De La Salle Quad
You are welcome to wear a polo or Hawaiian shirt for the day!
Pre-participation physicals should be submitted to the De La Salle Athletic Sports Medicine Office. If you are a new student and participating in a fall sport, you must turn it in BEFORE you try out or practice. Please note that physicals are only valid for one calendar year.
- 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.
All forms must be submitted to Mr. Doug Bauman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by mail or delivered to him in the Trainer's Room or to the Main Office.
The De La Salle Administration is in the process of updating the Student-Parent Handbook for the 2022-23 school year. When revisions are complete, the new version will be posted on the school's website on the De La Salle Student-Parent Handbook web page. At this time, please reference the 2021-22 Student-Parent Handbook for school policies.
For future access, the handbook can always be available through the Parent page or Quicklinks drop-down menu on the school's website.
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.
We will be changing our tuition payment platform in the coming months to Blackbaud Tuition Management Services. Please stay tuned - you will need to enter your payment information as soon as you get the communication. Unfortunately, this is not something we can input for you.
FYI: Families with unresolved financial matters will be blocked from logging into PowerSchool (PS) and Schoology and will therefore be unable to view 2022-23 class schedules, etc. Once their account is up-to-date, they will be able to access PowerSchool and Schoology.
- 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 our AP Testing Page for current information about 2023 AP Testing through College Board.
Registration for 2023 AP Tests will be available on the De La Salle website starting on August 22, 2022, and closes on October 7, 2022.
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.
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 son's "MySchoolBucks" lunch account after August 1, 2022 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 are 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.
As you are probably painfully aware, food costs have skyrocketed this year. In less than one year, chicken breasts are up 90%, milk is up 128%, bacon is up 39%, and eggs are up 86%! Produce and paper goods have also increased by wild amounts and labor costs have increased as well.
Unfortunately, heading into the 2022-23 school year, De La Salle must increase our prices to cover our increased costs. Lunch entrees will be priced at $6.00 next year and other items will increase in smaller increments. Even with the increase in prices, our cafeteria food is still an incredibly good value and will remain fresh, homemade, from local vendors, and delicious!
Follow this link to visit the Cafeteria home page to view more information about MySchoolBucks, to enroll, and 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 of our community. Parents are welcome 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.
The De La Salle High School directory, and all of the personal information in it, is solely for personal use by families of current students of the school. It is not to be shared with other individuals, organizations, or businesses.
We encourage families to connect and coordinate rides to and from campus through the use of the directory. By enabling families to use the directory for that purpose, however, De La Salle High School in no way assumes any responsibility related to anyone’s carpool arrangements. By using the directory and participating in a carpool, you expressly agree to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless De La Salle, and its respective employees, directors, officers, agents, and representatives from any and all liability arising from the use of this service, including but not limited to any lawsuits, claims or causes of actions brought by you or any third party alleging any injuries or damages of any kind, whether relating to personal injury, damage to property, remedies in equity, attorneys’ fees, or court costs.
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 13 at 9:00 a.m. Ring orders were placed this past spring. When we return in August, we will host a ring payment day on Wednesday, August 31 during lunch.
If you have any questions about your ring order, You may contact Jostens at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Log in 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 students will receive information for accessing their separate PowerSchool, Schoology, and Google Suite (students only) accounts on July 1, 2022. If you did not receive an email please check your spam and if you have not received it by July 5th, please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Linda Byrne (email@example.com).
FYI: All adult emails at De La Salle are LastnameFirstinitial@dlshs.org (e.g. Dr. Heather Alumbaugh's email is firstname.lastname@example.org).
Visit our Parent Technology Resource page, which has articles and tools to help you navigate technology use with your son.
You must have a valid driver's license to get a parking pass
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 De La Salle 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
- 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 who receive a spot can pick up their pass on Orientation Day - Bring your Driver's License to Orientation!
You must have a valid driver's license to get a parking pass
Schedule Changes will be online only and ongoing.
To schedule an appointment for schedule changes, please contact the Director of Academic Services, Ms. Lillian Dickson at email@example.com. Please email Ms. Lillian Dickson to make a schedule change ASAP.
Note: Changes based on teacher preference are not considered.
Congratulations Class of 2023!
Studio One Photography is our official Senior Portrait Photographer. Appointments for your Senior Portraits have started.
Please call Studio One at (925) 361-0430 or go to www.studio1experience.com to schedule your in-studio appointment ASAP. De La Salle will also host two on-campus dates for Senior Portraits (tux and cap and gown only) on July 25th and July 26th in Rooms DM1 & DM2. Contact Studio One for your appointment on campus or at their studio!
De La Salle’s fundraising events allow you to support the school’s financial goals through fun, engaging experiences at our Signature Events!
De La Salle was happy to have our signature events back on campus during the 2021-22 school year, and we are happy to announce De La Salle Signature Event dates for the 2022-23 academic year.
- A Taste of De La Salle (Thursday, September 15, 2022) is a fun evening of local and exclusive food, wine, and beer samplings.
- The De La Salle Golf Classic (Monday, October 17, 2022 at Diablo 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 28, 2023) sells out every year and is organized with the tremendous support of the Parent Association!
- The Spring Auction (Saturday, May 6, 2023), our premier event, supports co-curricular programs and activities enjoyed by our students – from the arts to athletics, campus ministry to clubs.
* 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 $275 per person and will be available online starting on August 1st. Super Tickets are limited to 150 tickets and will be available until sold out or through Friday, September 9.
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 with 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.