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Spring Break – March 29-April 5, 2021

God of Renewal, help us during our spring break of different rhythms to find time for rest and self-care. Ease our stress and allow us moments of insight and deeper focus. Let there be time to spend safely with family and friends and to celebrate the opportunity for play. Amen

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

 

In the news…

You’ve worked hard all semester and deserve a break…SPRING BREAK!

Spring break starts Monday, March 29 and continues through Monday, April 5. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 6. Tuesday will be a distance learning day for all students for periods 1-4. The class schedule for April 6 will be:

  • Period 1: 9:00-10:00
  • Period 2: 10:10-11:10
  • Break: 11:10-11:40
  • Period 3: 11:40-12:40
  • Period 4: 12:50-1:50

The Gold cohort will report to school on Wednesday, April 7. The Silver cohort will report to school on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9.

Enjoy your spring break!

If you have signed up to take the ACT this spring, here is a resource that will help you prepare for the test. Mr. Glanville shared his tips to help you do your best on the ACT in this video that was recorded during a WIN session presentation from late February.

Many colleges may give you an option of submitting your test score or not, in considering your application in the fall.  At this point, you may not know which colleges will have this option.  It’s best to have a test score “in your back pocket” if you need it.  Depending on your score, it may also help with scholarship money.

Good luck and remember  – YOU are way more than your test score!!  So relax, prepare, and do the best you can do.  You can always take it again in the fall if you want. Students who financially qualify, please see one of the college advisors to request a fee waiver for the test.

The DeLaSalle community will celebrate the Resurrection with an all-school Easter Mass on Wednesday, April 7, at 10:00am in the Florance Center. School chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78, will celebrate the Mass.

Reserve your tickets now to see the spring musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in April. The cast and crew of the award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program will stage their fifth production this school year April 9, 10, 16, and 17, at 7:30pm, on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. The musical features an eclectic group of sixth graders who are each eager to win the spelling bee for different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. Send an email to the theatre box office to reserve your tickets. Tickets cost $15 for reserved seating; $10 for general admission; $7 for students and seniors; and free for DeLaSalle students with their school ID.

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10-session (25 hours) pre-college enrichment program that exposes high school students (Grades 9-12) to the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and guides them to build a socially impactful project in areas including medicine, astronomy, journalism, finance, and more. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford and MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1. We offer multiple dates and times for our Spring Semester and Summer Break programs. Students of all backgrounds may apply here (inspiritai.com/apply) by March 31st for Summer and learn more in our flyer or on our website. Please contact Lucas Hornsby with any questions. Thank you!

Do you want to learn how to drive? Sign up for the next driver’s education class, which begins on Monday, April 12. The class costs $399 and features 30 hours of classroom instruction over 10 days. The class will be held virtually via Google Meet Mondays-Fridays, April 12 – 16 and 19 – 23, 4:00pm – 7:00pm. You can find the application here. You must turn in your completed application with a down payment by April 8.

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. Distance meal kits will not be offered for spring break. Our last day of meal kits will be on March 23 (for March 24-26). We will resume on April 6.