Thursday, May 28, 2020
A Prayer by Reverend Michael Belinsky, C.S.C.
Dear Jesus, you laid down your life for us in sacrifice as our abiding friend, brother, and savior. Bless all those who have sacrificed so dearly for us. Help us all to make the world a better place by sharing the fruit of your abundant love. We entrust all we have and are to your goodness. Alleluia! Amen!
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever
*Students and families, please see the DeLaSalle Online School Schedule for more information.
In the news…
This year, the summer program offered by La Salle University is completely online. If you are a junior or senior who’d like to get a jump start on their college degrees in a 6-week session this summer, take a look at the full, transcripted 3-credit courses for a fraction of the cost of a regular course.
This year’s Summer Scholars will choose one of six exciting courses in multiple fields, earning 3 real college credits in an accelerated session running from June 22 – July 31, with an orientation session to be held the week of June 15. Summer Scholars will also have access to our weekly roster of college and career preparation seminars, covering such topics as successful college writing, college major selection, how to choose the right college for you, and even how to get the most out of your college tour! Our flexible courses blend synchronous and asynchronous methods, making it possible for students anywhere in the United States to participate.
Summer Scholars enrollment costs less than 1/3 of a regular La Salle University course: for $949.00, students will be registered in a transcripted, transferable 3-credit course, and have access to our career and college seminars. Seats in courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis; students are encouraged to apply asap, and families of accepted students are encouraged to accept invitations to enroll at their earliest possible convenience. Registration is open until June 12, but we’re encouraging students to apply as soon as possible, as seats in courses may fill up quickly. Please find our application directions here; at this time, we are waiving the guidance counselor signature requirement.
Be on the lookout for colleges “going on the road” virtually.
Here is a consortium of colleges that usually does a group visit to our area, this year they have gone virtual: Emory, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Washington University
Students must RSVP for this event as space may be limited. Your college counselors see this as an ongoing trend this year.
The ACT test that is scheduled on June 13 at DeLaSalle has been canceled.
There is still summer testing at alternate test centers around the metro, however, everyday test centers are canceling. Test centers that do stay open may have fewer seats due to social distancing rules. Students who were registered for the June 13th test at DeLaSalle will receive information from ACT about changing test center locations or rescheduling. Students who still want to test this summer should plan for the possibility of multiple test center changes due to the ongoing closure of test centers. This means that communications from ACT should be monitored closely, emails opened and read for detail, and action taken in a timely manner to follow up on the directives given to you by ACT.
Tech support will be available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 612.676.7678. When leaving a voicemail, please remember to include your name, a number at which you can be reached, and a brief overview of your question. Additionally, the Islanders Course has a new button on its home page, and we will house tips and reminders that will help you during Online School.
Take some time to look at the Guidance Department‘s resources in Canvas. From your Canvas dashboard, click the Islanders course. Then, click Guidance. Within this area, you will find 5 buttons that will redirect you. *These resources will have ongoing changes and additions.
- Counselors – school counselor, and /or college advisor, as well as other support staff assignments.
- Naviance – the login page
- College Planning – tasks that will help your student with college planning by grade level
- COVID-19 Family Support Resources – specific to the stress and anxiety some may be experiencing during this time
- Online Learning – resources to help with the online school transition