Summer Newsletter

General Announcements
  • Administrative Offices are open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the summer.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
  • All parents/guardians with an incoming freshman and/or transfer student are invited to a Welcome Liturgy and Barbeque on August 18th starting at 5:30 p.m.  You will be mailed an invitation.
  • Back-to-School Night is August 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Recycled Uniform Sale Dates
Be sure to check out the Recycled Uniform Sale before you go shopping for your school uniform. Sale dates and times are listed below. Sale Tables will be at the front gate area of the school.
For Cathedral Catholic’s new school uniform guidelines, click here.

Technology Information
 

  • Class of 2019 students still needing to swap their iPad:  We are extending the deadline to swap your iPad until Friday June 30th.  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 emailing Mr. Nies.
  • iPads for incoming freshmen and transfer students will be distributed just before school starts.  You can view the schedule and sign up
    for a session.
  • 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 and 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.
    • 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. 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.
2017 – 2018 Student Orientation Information
Senior Orientation
Wednesday, August 16th
Students may come any time between 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to pick up locker assignment cards and parking stickers. College counselors will be available as necessary.
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 7th and July 17th in three groups alphabetically.  Senior portraits are taken at CCHS.
The School Store will be open weekly during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and during the week of August 14th between  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Junior Orientation
Friday, August 18 between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Junior ID and yearbook pictures will be taken in the academic center (library).  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. Boys must be clean shaven. Remember to bring your order form from TD School Portraits.  (CHECK Payable to TD School Portraits)
Juniors may come any time during these hours to take photos, pick up locker assignment cards and parking stickers.  School counselors will be available as necessary.
The School Store will be open weekly during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and during the week of August 14th between  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: UPDATED INFORMATION 

Sophomore Orientation

 Thursday, August 17:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sophomore ID and yearbook pictures will be taken between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  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).
In an effort to get everyone through efficiently and quickly, students are divided into groups.  Please make every effort to have your child come during the designated times.
Pictures will be taken in the academic center (library).  Students who wear contacts or use glasses should wear / bring them.
Time                                                                   Student’s Last Name
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                                      A – D
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                    E – K
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                   L – R
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                     S – Z
Sophomores may come during their designated time to take photos, pick up locker assignment cards and parking stickers. School counselors will be available as necessary.
The School Store will be open weekly during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and during the week of August 14th between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
Freshman Blast
Wednesday, August 16 through Friday, August 18
Wednesday, August 16:
Freshmen ID and yearbook pictures will be taken between 8:00 a.m. and noon.  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).
In an effort to get everyone through efficiently and quickly, students are divided into groups.  Please make every effort to have your child come during the designated times.
Pictures will be taken in the academic center (library).
Time                                                    Student’s Last Name
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                       A – E
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                     F – L
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                    M – R
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                     S – Z
The School Store will be open weekly during the summer from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and during the week of August 14th between  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18: 
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.  Spirit dress is appropriate on both days.  Students will be able to purchase snacks and lunch from food services or they should plan to bring their own snacks and lunch.
CCHS Calendar
You can download the CCHS pdf calendar. Keep in mind things do change. For the most up-to-date dynamic calendar, please visit the CCHS calendar located on the upper lefthand side of the website.
You can download the calendar to your electronic device by clicking on the calendar icon next to the categories. You can add all or some of the categories to your calendar.
Health Office Information
Below are links to the required Health Forms for the 2017-2018 school year.
Student Emergency Contact/Health Information Form: 
Please complete the electronic Emergency Contact/Health Information Form before the 1st day of school Monday, August 21, 2017.  This form is required for ALLstudents.  If you wish for your student to periodically receive over-the-counter medications during the school day, please be sure to check these boxes while completing the forms.
Click here to complete your forms:  Health Forms  (Be sure to click on the RED BAR to enter. You will need to login with your student’s CCHSDONS email account
and his/her password).
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.
Sophomore Hearing and Vision Screening:
For 2017-2018, our complimentary Hearing and Vision Screening process has changed.  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 of testing.  A consent form will be electronically sent to all sophomore parents/guardians at the beginning of August.
School Physical Form for Athletics: 
After completing the health forms, please follow the prompts to continue onto the online Athletic Forms.  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 Monday, June 5, 2017.
Click here to print form: School Physical Form for Athletes
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
the school nurse, Kate Pe.
Athletic Information
School Physical Form for Athletics 
After completing the health forms, please follow the prompts to continue onto the online Athletic Forms.  All athletes or students planning on trying out for a sport are required to have a current physical on file each school 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 Monday, June 5, 2017.
Click here to print form:
Clearance Cards
 
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors must complete the CCHS Athletics Packet online and must submit their Physical Release Form to the Athletics Office during regular office hours (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the summer and 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during the school year).  All Freshmen and Transfer Students must complete the CCHS Athletics Packet online and submit their form to the Athletics Office if they would like to participate in a sport.
Once all of these forms are completed, the Athletic Office will be able to verify that the student’s online Athletic Packet has been completed.  The Athletics Office will verify the student’s eligibility with the Registrar and verify the physicals for clearance to play.  This process takes at least 24 hours so students and families are asked to plan accordingly.
When the online eligibility forms AND the Physical Release Form are submitted and verified, the Athletic Office will have access to print a Clearance Card that is required to participate in a sport at Cathedral Catholic High School. Clearance Cards can be picked up from the CCHS Athletics Office during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the summer and 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during the school year) beginning July 25.
This Clearance Card must be given to the Head Coach on the first day of tryouts or a prior date specified by the Head Coach.  A student will not be allowed to participate in any tryout or practice unless he or she has been cleared by the CCHS Athletic Office and a Clearance Card has been printed.  
 
In addition, TRANSFER STUDENTS must have his or her Clearance Card signed by the Athletic Director to confirm approval by CIF to participate in athletics for every sport he or she intends to play.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
Fall Sports Tryout Dates
Click here to view the tentative Fall Sports Tryouts dates & times. (Information attached in email.)  For more specific information, please contact the Athletics Office at (858) 523-4022.

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