Information for Upcoming School Year

2018 – 2019 Student Orientation Information


Seniors
  • There is no Senior Orientation. Seniors may come any time during the summer between 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to pick up locker assignment cards (if desired) and parking stickers (if needed).
  • School and college counselors will be back on campus and available the week of August 13th.
  • TD School Portraits will send a postcard to all Seniors with a date and time to have their senior portraits taken. Postcards will be mailed between July 6th and July 15th in three groups alphabetically. Senior portraits are taken at CCHS.
  • The school store will be open daily during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except July 4) and during the week of August 13th between  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Junior Orientation
Friday, August 17th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • This day is required for all Juniors.  Spirit dress is acceptable on this day. Juniors should report to Manchester Stadium between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. for check-in.
  • School and college counselors will be back on campus and available the week of August 13th.
  • Junior ID and yearbook pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 22nd during school in the theater. All students must be groomed and dressed according to the dress-up day attire. Instead of a white shirt/blouse, a solid colored dress-up shirt/blouse may be worn for photos on this day only. Remember to bring your order form from TD School Portraits. (CHECK Payable to TD School Portraits).
  • The school store will be open daily during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except July 4) and during the week of August 13th between  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Juniors not able to attend this orientation will be required to attend the make-up orientation day on August 20th and will miss the first day of classes.

Sophomore Orientation  
Thursday, August 16th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • This day is required for all Sophomores. Spirit dress is acceptable on this day. Sophomores should report to Manchester Stadium between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. for check-in.
  • School and college counselors will be back on campus and available the week of August 13th.
  • Sophomore ID and yearbook pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 22nd during school in the theater. All students must be groomed and dressed according to the dress-up day attire. Instead of a white shirt/blouse, a solid colored dress-up shirt/blouse may be worn for photos on this day only. Remember to bring your order form from TD School Portraits. (CHECK Payable to TD School Portraits).
  • The school store will be open daily during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except July 4) and during the week of August 13th between  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sophomores not able to attend this orientation will be required to attend the make-up orientation day on August 20th and will miss the first day of classes.

Freshmen Blast
Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th
  • Freshmen report to the theater between 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and will be dismissed at 2:20 p.m. Students should bring their iPads with them. Students may wear the regular school uniform or a CCHS T-shirt or polo shirt and solid blue/black jeans or khaki shorts. No other color jeans or shorts are acceptable.
  • Students will be able to purchase snacks and lunch from food services or they may bring their own snacks and lunch.
  • Freshmen ID and yearbook pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 22nd during school. All students must be groomed and dressed according to the dress-up day attire. Instead of a white shirt/blouse, a solid colored dress-up shirt/blouse may be worn for photos on this day only. Remember to bring your order form from TD School Portraits. (CHECK Payable to TD School Portraits).
  • The school store will be open daily during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except July 4) and during the week of August 13th between  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Freshmen not able to attend these orientation days will be required to attend the make-up orientation day on August 20th and will miss the first day of classes.

General Announcements
  • School hours during the summer:  Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Do not hesitate to contact us with questions at 858.523.4000.
  • Click here for the 2018-2019 school calendar.
  • Cathedral Catholic is unveiling a new Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. Part of the program requires at least one parent/guardian to attend an annual meeting to explore and discuss the perceptions and realities of alcohol and drugs that are pertinent to Cathedral Catholic High School students. In partnership with the San Diego Police Department, Cathedral Catholic administrators will discuss ongoing concerns about alcohol abuse, increased access to marijuana, the vaping culture, prescription drug abuse and more. Students whose parents/guardians do not attend the meeting will not be eligible to attend or participate in any extracurricular activities, including athletics, at Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS). Students whose parents/guardians are unable to attend a meeting until August 8th will be eligible to attend practices/tryouts at the beginning of August but will not be allowed to participate in any games/competitions until the requirement is met.
  • All parents/guardians with an incoming freshman and/or transfer student are invited to a Welcome Liturgy and Barbecue on August 20th starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 p.m.

Technology Information
  • Class of 2020 students still needing to swap their iPad:  We are extending the deadline to swap your iPad until Friday June 22nd. The Tech Office is open from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. It is recommended that you make an appointment by e-mailing Mrs. Elliott(melliott@cathedralcatholic.org).
  • iPads for incoming freshmen & transfer students will be distributed just before school starts.  You can view the schedule and sign up for a session at the following link: https://goo.gl/bVurc6
  • Apple ID:  In order to receive a school issued iPad, every student needs to have a working Apple ID. An Apple ID is your unique account with Apple that allows you to download apps, books, movies and music (both free & purchased) from iTunes, the App Store, or iBooks. Apple IDs also include an iCloud account which is the best mechanism for backing up and securing your iPad. If you already own an Apple device, you most likely have an existing Apple ID, and you are free to use that existing account with your school issued device. Students may use a parent’s existing Apple ID, or they can have their own unique Apple ID if preferred.  You can create an Apple ID on Apple’s website via the URLs below:
  • Apple Support doc with FAQs about an Apple ID:
  • Creating an Apple ID does ask you to include your credit card information for downloading apps, songs, movies, etc. You do not have to include your credit card information if you are wary about sharing that information:
  • Students will not be required to purchase content when receiving their iPad; however, they will have to purchase books and apps for their classes.  Many of the purchases will happen through their Apple ID, but there are also purchases through other portals.

 
Health Office Information

For the upcoming school year, we will be linking our school health forms to Aeries. More information regarding this process will be sent closer to the start of school.

•  Student Medication Administration Form:
Students requiring the administration of any prescription medication during the school day (including Epi-pens, Asthma Inhalers, and Insulin) must have this form completed and signed by the student’s physician. If your student does not require medications, you do not need to complete this form. All medication should be provided to the Health Office in the original prescription bottle. Students are not allowed to carry over-the-counter or prescription medications with them during the school day except for Epi-pens, Asthma Inhalers, and Insulin. All other medications, prescription or over-the-counter, should be given to the Health Office.

Click here to print form: Medication Authorization Form

•  Sophomore Hearing and Vision Screening: 
Sophomore students will be screened during the school day throughout the academic year. Parents/guardians will be notified via email of the results within 48 hours after testing. A consent form will be electronically sent to all sophomore parents/guardians at the beginning of August.

•  School Physical Form for Athletics:
All athletes or students planning on trying out for a sport are required to have a current physical on file each year in accordance with CIF regulations. We request that the physical is completed and signed by a Licensed California health care professional (MD, DO, PA, or NP) on/or after Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Click here to print form: School Physical 2018-2019

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, Kate Pe, at kpe@cathedralcatholic.org.