by DeLaSalle | | Source

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!

Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever


Daily Digest

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:50
  • Period 2: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 3: 11:30-1:30
    • To find which lunch wave you are in, click here and look for your 3rd period teacher
  • Period 4: 1:40-3:00



  • 4:00pm: Girls’ C tennis vs. Visitation @ Kensington Park
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV tennis @ Highland Park
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis @ Highland Park
  • 4:30pm: Cross country jamboree @ Battle Creek Regional Park
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer @ Irondale


In the news…

Please join us tonight for the annual Parent Back-to-School Night at De. This is a great opportunity to learn from teachers, mentors, and administrators of the academic expectations for each student this year. Check in starts in the Albers Atrium at 5:30pm. The program itself begins at 6:00pm in the Main Gym. Parents will then meet with their son or daughter’s academic mentors and walk through their child’s actual class schedule. 

DeLaSalle is hosting a vaccination clinic! We are providing the opportunity for those who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 to get a vaccine on Friday, September 10, between 3:00-6:00pm in D104. Anyone who is 12 years or older and is eligible to receive a vaccine may get their shot at the school – and those who get a shot can receive an incentive for doing so! Vaccinating nurses will bring the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for those ages 12 or older.

Pre-register today so we can have enough vaccines, though walk-ins are welcome. Students who are younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian’s consent to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccinating nurse will accept verbal consent over the phone, so make sure your parent is available by phone if you call them or have them present with you at the vaccination. 

Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols and mitigation strategies here.

Grade level meetings are tomorrow during the WIN period for all students. Ninth and 10th grade students will report to the Florance Center at 10:00am, while 11th and 12th grade students will report to the Main Gym. Students will have a short break midway through the WIN period and then rotate to the other location. Principal Jim Benson, the Deans of Student Life, and other administrators will review student expectations for the year, including behavior, proper uniform attire, and how to sign up for WIN periods.

Sign up to join the Women of Words (W.O.W.) book discussion group. We will read 3-4 books over the school year with discussions after everyone is done reading. Please fill out this Google form to participate this year. We hope to be able to distribute books by mid-September.

Lasallian Ministry is seeking 1-2 students to give personal reflections during the Homecoming Prayer Service on Wednesday of next week. If you are interested, please email Ms. Stecklein for more details or visit the Lasallian Ministry office.

The Homecoming dance is coming up on Saturday, September 11! It will be a semi-formal dance on the athletic field this year and Student Council wants your input on a theme for the decorations. Use this form to vote now!

The annual Homecoming girls’ Junior vs. Senior Football Game is going to be Wednesday, September 8! Sign up using this form to join your grade’s team. Practice dates and times are TBD.

The Deans of Students have a few reminders about uniform dress code for students.

  • Appearance: Uniforms must be neat and clean at all times.
  • Pants: Must be full length, cotton fabric, khaki or black, with inset pockets, no joggers, jeans or yoga style.
  • No sweatshirts, jackets or coats: You may wear a solid black cardigan or a crew neck/sweater with the De logo on it
  • Shoes: Must be predominantly black, brown, white or gray.
  • Skirts & Shorts: Must reach the top of the knee, No rolled skirts or shorts

Students who are written up for being out of dress code will receive a warning and email home with details regarding the infraction. Further infractions may lead to disciplinary consequences. A student may lose skirt privileges after the first warning and will be required to wear pants.

Counselors in the College Advising and Counseling office have useful tools to help students achieve success. One practice that helps many students is establishing a routine that will keep your student learning and functioning at their best intellectually, academically, and emotionally.

It is also helpful for parents to understand what their child’s routine is and one of the best ways to do that is to have it written down. It allows parents to ask about specific classes and teachers and assignments. It helps you help you and your child to stay organized and facilitates communication. Please download, print, and use this Routine Organizer and customize it to your student’s individual schedule to help everyone get into this year’s school routine.