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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Prayer by St. Jerome

O Lord, show Your mercy to me
and gladden my heart.
I am like the man on the way to Jericho
who was overtaken by robbers,
wounded and left for dead.
O Good Samaritan, come to my aid.
I am like the sheep that went astray.
O Good Shepherd, seek me out
and bring me home in accord with Your will.
Let me dwell in Your house all the days of my life
and praise You forever and ever with those who are there.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever

Daily Digest

Students will participate in asynchronous learning and there are no formal classes scheduled. You should check your course pages in Canvas by 9:30am for any online assignments from your teachers. Students may also use the time for independent study, making up any assignments you may have missed, reviewing what you have learned, and studying for any upcoming quizzes or tests. Teachers will post scheduled office hours and be available for one-on-one or small group meetings to help students.

  • 4:30pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Soccer Field
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ B soccer vs. Richfield @ Nieman Soccer Field

Please note: Attendance at games and competitions is limited under Fall Approved Sports Fan Attendance Protocols approved by Tri-Metro Conference schools. Please review this document to learn more.


In the news…

Homecoming Week continues – and here’s what you need to know:

  • Today’s out of Uniform: Islander Day
    Show off that Islander pride! Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts. You may also want to wear your brand-new Homecoming T-shirt.
  • Tomorrow’s out of Uniform: Character Day
    Come to school dressed like your favorite character from a book, movie, or TV show!
  • Fall sports captains vs. Staff Volleyball
    Watch as the captains of fall sports take on the staff in volleyball! Ladies first – the women’s game will take place from 1:00-2:00pm and the men’s game will follow from 2:00-3:00pm. Both events will take place in the Main Gym, but you can watch a livestream of the game here on the DeLaSalle Activities Instagram page!

Please renew your 2020-21 free and reduced lunch applications. If you qualified last year, your benefits will expire on Saturday, October 10. Please apply online.

Seniors and their families can learn more about benchmarks for the college application process and how to navigate changes in college admissions brought on by COVID-19 at a College Planning Night for Seniors on Wednesday, September 30. The virtual event is from 7:00-8:00pm. You can find the Google Meet code on the Guidance page in the Islanders course in Canvas.

DeLaSalle will offer the preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam at no cost to all 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 14, from 8:30am-12:30pm. Juniors,should complete this form to indicate your intent to take the PSAT and whether you need school transportation on that day. The deadline to sign up is this Thursday. There is no online option for the PSAT. The on campus scheduled date of October 14th is not flexible, because it is a standardized test taken by 11th graders throughout the nation

Eleventh graders take this test for three main reasons:

  1. Most importantly, the PSAT is considered a high stakes, standardized test.  Taking this test will prepare you well for all other standardized tests.   
  2. The PSAT prepares students for the SAT college entrance exam, one of the two college entrance exams. The other college entrance exam is the ACT. Juniors took the PreACT test, last year. Upwards of 85% of DeLaSalle students will take the ACT college entrance exam as seniors.
  3. The PSAT is considered a high stakes test because there is scholarship money attached to this test if a student scores exceptionally well. The PSAT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Award. This is a prestigious honor whether a student qualifies as a semi-finalist or a finalist and earns the scholarship money. Every year, DeLaSalle has an average of 2-3 students who will qualify.  

Students should watch for more information which will help them understand the logistics of the day and how to show up prepared. Students will receive a PSAT Informational Booklet, with a practice test included, in their US History classes. An online version of the booklet is available here.

In response to the closures of ACT test centers in the spring and the summer, DeLaSalle has added a school-based ACT test for seniors (registration is closed) on Tuesday, October 6.

All students NOT testing should be prepared for:

  1. Maintaining a serious and quiet enviroment in the hallways.
  2. Plan accordingly for hallway closures.
    • Hallway outside of B301 and B302
    • Hallway in back of theatre to D117,
    • Hallway in front of D104.
    • Please plan an alternate route to class if you use these hallways. If you have class in any of these rooms during testing your teacher will give you an alternate location for your class that day.

Seniors not testing do not have class on Tuesday, October 6.

Thank you for working together to create a positive and supportive testing environment for our seniors.

Come join us on Tuesday at 3:15 for a distanced garden party! Meet in the back vegetable garden by the athletic field. We will be putting our gardens to sleep and harvesting all crops. Bring garden gloves if you have them. We will enjoy  hot chocolate and cookies as well.

College representative visits, like most things in this pandemic, have gone virtual. Students can sign up to meet with college representatives to learn more about a school you might be interested in. You can find a list of which colleges are visiting DeLaSalle in your Naviance account (9th graders will get their Naviance account later in the school year). After you’ve logged into Naviance, click on the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” and in the side bar, click on Visits. You can also find a schedule of college rep visits on the Guidance Twitter account (@beyonddls) College rep visits are held during the WIN time, during other class periods and also after school or in the early evening. For more about the visits, click here.

Though spring sports are several months away, students may begin participating in an optional training season this fall. The fall training season for baseball, softball, boys’ tennis, and boys’ and girls’ golf is October 5-24. Track and field will not have an optional fall training season. Students who wish to participate in the training must register for the sport:

Students who are registered will receive more information this week about dates, times, and locations for the fall training.

DeLaSalle families may order a supply of healthy breakfast and lunches for the days when their student is not on campus because they are participating via distance learning.

  • Students participating in hybrid learning may purchase a meal kit that contains three breakfasts and three lunches each. Families may use this form to order the meal kits. Orders must be placed by noon on the first day the student attends in-person instruction (Monday or Thursday) and picked up outside the kitchen at the end of the school day on the last day they attend (Tuesday or Friday).
  • Students participating in full distance learning may also purchase a meal kit that contains five breakfasts and five lunches each. Orders should be placed by noon on Thursday for pickup at 3:00pm on Friday. Families may use this form to place the order.