August 2018

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Dear Lord,
We pray for our school to be place of great discovery, adventure, and creativity.
May it be a place where we love to learn and where we learn to love,
A place where every one is respected and all are deeply valued.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

In the news…

DeLaSalle teachers, staff, coaches and moderators are excited to welcome students back-to-school for the 2018-19 school year. To ensure your family is ready for the first day of classes on Monday, August 20, please review the following essential items checklist.

Complete required back-to-school forms

Families must complete and submit required back-to-school forms. The primary contact in each household should have received multiple emails from communications@delasalle.com with a link to the forms; parents with multiple children will receive a separate email for each child. Families should check their email inbox for the message; look in your junk or spam folder if the message does not appear in your inbox. Thank you to the many families who have already completed these forms. If you have not yet completed the forms, please do so as soon as possible.

Participate in a required school orientation and collect school-issued iPad

The back-to-school email also includes important information about required school orientations for new and returning students. Families of returning students may sign up for an orientation on either Wednesday, August 8 or Wednesday, August 15. New Student Orientation for all ninth grade and new transfer students will be held on Thursday, August 16 and new families are invited back to DeLaSalle for New Family Orientation the evening of August 16. During the school orientation, families will receive the student’s iPad. Families may also deposit lunch money into their child’s account and meet with other important school personnel.

Order uniform apparel

The DeLaSalle School Store will be open several times in the weeks leading up to the first day of school for families who wish to purchase new uniform apparel. School Store hours are:

  • Wednesday August 8, 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, August 9, 5:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, August 13, 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 15, 12:00-7:00pm
  • Thursday, August 16, 7:30-9:30am and 3:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, August 20, 7:30-9:30am and 3:00-6:00pm

Please take a moment to inspect your child’s school uniform to ensure it adheres to the uniform policy guidelines that are outlined on pages 9-11 in the DeLaSalle Student-Parent Handbook. If you would like to exchange any items for different sizes please contact the Dean’s Office at deansoffice@delasalle.com. New items can be purchased from the DeLaSalle School Store.

Purchase school supplies

DeLaSalle encourages all students to have these supplies when they begin classes on Monday, August 21

  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Folders
  • Backpack (for home to school use)
  • DeLaSalle cinch bag (for use during the day)

Learn more about specific supply needs on the Back-to-School webpage.

Have a current physical on file with Student Activities

Students who want to participate in a fall activity should note these key dates, make sure a current physical is on file (current is defined as within the last three years), and complete required MSHSL paperwork, including an Eligibility Statement. Please return doctor-completed physical forms to DeLaSalle and clearly mark “Student Physical” on the envelope.

All fall sports begin practices on Monday, August 13. As a reminder, a student must have both a current physical and eligibility statement on file with the Student Activities office before they can participate in practice. Click here to find when, where, and at time practice will begin for fall sports.

As we prepare for the 2018-19 school year, faculty and staff will gather for employee orientation the week of August 13. Staff will be on campus, but there are some meetings that week in which all staff must be present, especially on Monday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 14. We suggest you call ahead as staff may not be immediately available to respond to a phone call or email. As a reminder, regular business hours of 7:30am-4:30pm resume on Monday, August 20. Click here to find an online directory of staff.

On Monday, August 20, classes are in session from 8:30am-3:00pm. School bus service will begin this day. Students are in school uniform. Remember to bring your iPad, charged and ready to go! This is the day that lockers are assigned (DeLaSalle provides the locks). Each teacher will share course expectations with students and distribute course materials.

All locker assignments and combinations will be sent via email this year. For personal safety and security all students should ONLY use the locker and lock that is assigned to them. Please communicate with the deans, Mr. Lemon or Ms. Gillund, if you have locker questions or concerns or if you do not receive an email with your assigned locker information. Email: deansoffice@delasalle.com Office: B-209.

Are you curious about the plays, musicals and one-acts this year? Do you want to learn about auditions before you try out? Come to our information meeting on Tuesday, August 21 at 3:15pm in Room D117 and meet the directors and coaches and learn all about our fall shows and the rest of the season. Stage veteran? Theatre fan? interested to try out but not sure what to do? All are welcome. Email Mr. Buffington for more information: jbuffington@delasalle.com

Families are reminded that all students who receive financial aid based on need for the 2018-19 school year are required to schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service in return for their grant. (Students who receive only a Presidential Scholarship are not required to complete work-service.) Many students have completed their required work-service during the summer. Most students still need to schedule their 10 hours of work-service during the school year. Parents should contact Kyle Huggar at 612.676.7600 to do so.