Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

While many questions about the next school year are still unanswered, we are planning a hybrid educational model for school starting in August.  To learn more about the school’s planning, please watch these presentations and/or view this FAQ document.  As plans develop or change, we will be sure to update you.

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.
  • The school store will be open daily during the summer starting July 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  During the week of August 10th, the store will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  No more than 10 people will be allowed in the store at the same time, and all shoppers will be required to wear a face mask and sanitize their hands before entering the store.  Hand sanitizer will be available to store shoppers.
  • School and college counselors will be back on campus and available the week of August 3rd.  They will be checking their email periodically over the summer.  Also, in light of the many challenges since leaving school in March, please see this statement from counselors about how they can support you over the summer.
  • Click here for the 2020-2021 school calendar.  This calendar assumes a full return to campus.  If that does not happen, the school will update the calendar and communicate any changes as they are made. 
  • Cathedral Catholic’s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program requirement is suspended for next school year.  The program and attendance requirement will resume for the 2021-2022 school year.  Also, the requirement to attend a Smart Start Safe Driving class in order to receive a parking spot is also suspended.  Smart Start has not yet decided whether classes will be available.  This requirement will also resume for the 2021-2022 school year. 
  • Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cathedral Catholic will be changing its Student Information System (SIS) this summer.  The new SIS, PowerSchool, will be replacing Aeries.  This change does not affect Schoology, the school’s Learning Management System (LMS).  In fact, PowerSchool and Schoology are owned by the same company.  There will be a PowerSchool specific email sent to you in July with information about accessing your account.  You may see a notification email that an account has been created for you, but you do not need to do anything with that.  Stay tuned for more information.
  • The Return-to-School Committee has developed this framework to prepare for school reopening in August.  We invite parent feedback on any part of the framework.

 

Please note the following information for the 2020-2021 school year: 

 

2020 – 2021 Student Information

Senior Events

Pictures in the Guadalupe Center:  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 starting June 29th. Pictures will be taken at CCHS between July 13th and August 4th.

Orientation: Friday, August 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This day is required for all seniors.  Spirit dress is acceptable on this day.  The format for orientation will be different than previous years.  Groups of about 20 seniors will report to one classroom for orientation.  More details about orientation will be emailed at the beginning of August.  Seniors not able to attend this orientation will be required to attend the make-up orientation day on their first day on campus and will miss some class time.

Junior Events

Pictures in the Guadalupe Center:  Junior ID and yearbook pictures will be taken on Friday, August 7th from 8am to 1pm according to the following breakdown:

8:00am – 9:00am:  Last name A through Cruz

9:00am – 10:00am:  Last name Cullins through Helfert

10:00am – 11:00am:  Last name Hensien through McDermott

11:00am – 12:00pm:  Last name McDonald through Saiki

12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Last name Salzar through Zobel

All students must be groomed and dressed according to the dress-up day attire (p. 34).  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 made payable to TD School Portraits). 

 

Orientation: Thursday, August 13th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This day is required for all juniors.  Spirit dress is acceptable on this day.  The format for orientation will be different than previous years.  Groups of about 20 juniors will report to one classroom for orientation.  More details about orientation will be emailed at the beginning of August.  Juniors not able to attend this orientation will be required to attend the make-up orientation day on their first day on campus and will miss some class time.

 

Sophomore Events

Pictures in the Guadalupe Center:  Sophomore ID and yearbook pictures will be taken on Thursday, August 6th from 8am to 1pm according to the following breakdown:

8:00am – 9:00am:  Last name A through Cunningham

9:00am – 10:00am:  Last name Curran through Hicks

10:00am – 11:00am:  Last name Ho through Mendez

11:00am – 12:00pm:  Last name Mendiola through Ryan

12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Last name Salas through Zuniga

All students must be groomed and dressed according to the dress-up day attire (p. 34).  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 made payable to TD School Portraits). 

 

Orientation:  Thursday, August 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This day is required for all sophomores.  Spirit dress is acceptable on this day.  The format for orientation will be different than previous years.  Groups of about 20 sophomores will report to one classroom for orientation.  More details about orientation will be emailed at the beginning of August.  Sophomores not able to attend this orientation will be required to attend the make-up orientation day on their first day on campus and will miss some class time.

 

Freshman/New Student Blast

Pictures in the Guadalupe Center:  Freshmen/New Student ID and yearbook pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 5th from 8am to 1pm according to the following breakdown:

8:00am – 9:00am:  Last name A through Cruz

9:00am – 10:00am:  Last name Cuevas through Hara

10:00am – 11:00am:  Last name Hare through Monteiro

11:00am – 12:00am:  Last name Moon through Sisneros

12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Last name Smith through Zurita

All students must be groomed and dressed according to the dress-up day attire (p. 34).  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 made payable to TD School Portraits). 

 

Freshman/New Student Blast:  Thursday, August 13th and Friday, August 14th

These two days are required for all freshmen/new students.  Freshmen/new students report to the Claver Center 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.  Freshmen/new students not able to attend this orientation will be required to attend the make-up orientation day on their first day on campus and will miss some class time.

Students will not be able to purchase snacks and lunch from food services.  Therefore, students must bring their own snacks and lunch.   

Technology Information

  • The class of 2022 will be swapping their current iPads.  Class of 2022 students will be receiving 10.2 inch 7th Generation iPads with 128 GB storage.  We will be offering 15-minute appointments for swaps as soon as we take delivery of the iPads.  We anticipate being ready to start in mid to late July.  We will share the schedule, sign up link, and instructions as soon as we have the complete information.
  • iPads for incoming freshmen & transfer students will be distributed starting in late July.  We will be dividing students into small groups in classrooms to ensure social distancing and safety.  Incoming freshmen will receive 10.2 inch 7th Generation iPads with 128 GB storage.  Transfer student iPad models vary by grade level.  You can view the schedule and sign up for a session:   iPad Distribution Sign Up
  • 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.  An Apple ID also includes 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:  Create your Apple ID
  • Apple Support doc with FAQs about an Apple ID:

o   Apple Support

  • 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:

o   Setup an Apple ID without submitting a credit card

  • 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

Health Forms:

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Health Office will utilize PowerSchool, via the parent portal system, in an effort to streamline required medical documentation.  This is where parents/guardians will check permissions for the Health Office to dispense over-the-counter medications (such as Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen) during the school day, as well as verify that ALL contact/emergency contact information is correct. 

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 Form

Frequent Over-the-Counter Medications:

Our standing orders by our overseeing physician allow for us, along with parent permission, to dispense common over-the-counter medication (such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen) twice an academic year for the same ailment (twice for headache, twice for back pain, etc).  If your student will need over-the-counter medication more frequently during the academic year, we request that you have your student’s physician complete the Medication Authorization Form as well.  We also request that you provide a new, unopened package of the medication to be used only by your student. 

Click here to print form: Medication 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 in the fall.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse, Kate Pe, at kpe@cathedralcatholic.org over the summer.