From Dr. Heather Alumbaugh, Vice President for Academic Life
6 June 2018
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,
The 2017-2018 has come to an end, with the graduation of our 2018 class and the promotion to the next level of our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. (To see the 2018 graduation ceremony, please click here.)
Last week, we said goodbye officially to some beloved faculty and staff members. Mr. Robin Bradford (40-year DLS Social Studies teacher) and Mr. Michael Otterstedt (30-year DLS school counselor and Director of Student Support Services) both retired at the end of this year. We will miss their wisdom and humor, and it is hard to imagine this place without these men who have worked here in combined years longer than the school has existed!
We also say goodbye to Mr. Tim Chu (Library), Mr. Chris Crespi (Science), Mr. Jordan Kirkner (Math), Brother Patrick Martin, FSC (Religious Studies), Mrs. Shannon Sullivan-Danser (Communications Assistant), and Mr. Chris Trinidad (Religious Studies). We wish them well as they pursue other life journeys, many of them in other locations.
We welcome to our 2018-2019 De La Salle family these new hires: Mr. Brian Wiersma (Library), Mr. David Nelson (Science), Ms. Danielle Garrison and Mr. Travis Pacos (both Math), Mr. Jason Shelton (Religious Studies), Mr. Rich Davi (Communications Associate), and Ms. Lauren Stevens (School Counselor).
Please be attentive to the upcoming summer electronic mailing (forthcoming mid-July); it will include everything from required summer reading to a check list of responsibilities to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Thank you for a wonderful year, and enjoy your summer! We look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
Dr. Heather Alumbaugh
Vice President for Academic Life
Summer Reading Available
The 2018 Summer Reading List is now available and includes classes in English, Science, Social Studies, and Health. Not every student will have summer reading, so we encourage you to review the list carefully.
Spartan Spotlight Survey
We want to thank you all for reading our monthly parent newsletter. As we look to the next year, we want to review this communication piece and hear from you what you might like to see included more often. We know there have been several surveys over the last few months; this one should hopefully take no more than 5 minutes and will greatly help us plan out the year.
Information Updates & Agreements
Summer Process & Timeline
Yes! Again this summer, ALL DLS families will once again engage in our online family updates and partnership agreements.
You will first receive a "Save the Date" postcard at the end of June with the URL link to our online summer checklist. This checklist will be available in mid-July; Mr. Dyer will notify you when it is live on the website. All updates and agreements must be completed by Friday, August 3rd, 2018. Book Distribution access for your son is tied to the completion of this process.
Hoping you’re enjoying the start of your summer!
Theatre Company - That's a wrap!
The De La Salle Theatre Company had such a busy year! Thank you families, faculty, alumni, staff, coaches and students for supporting our arts program.
- We traveled to the Shakespeare festival in Ashland, OR with the guidance of Ms. Leigh and Mr Kelley.
- This year Company and baseball joined forces to explore stage combat in The Outsiders.
- The premier of One Night Only welcomed middle school boys to experience a night of visual and performing arts in high school.
- Together with CHS, we produced the first 24-Hour Play series and successfully launched Rehearsal for Murder with Theatre II and Tech Theatre classes collaborating.
- This year also marked our first trip to Upland, CA where our varsity company members (Members of the International Thespian Society) competed at the State Conference taking home several Superior awards.
- The grand finale of our season was Little Shop of Horrors and our very own Companies.
A very special thank you to Brother Lawrence and Dawson Diaz for capturing our shows with fantastic photography. Thank you to our administration for giving us the freedom to expand our program. The De La Salle Visual and Performing Arts Department rallied this year and the students in Company benefited from your hard work. We wish you well Mr. Trinidad! Welcome back, Mrs. DeWeese! Before I miss my deadline to submit this letter of thanks to our school community, let me also say thank you to Mrs. Danser for always making us look good!
Next year we look forward to starting off strong with the musical Dogfight. Auditions will be August 20 – 24. Cant wait to see you there!
-Ms. Barnidge & Mr. Wickboldt
Tuition payments: As a reminder, all tuition accounts need to be paid in full before your son can receive his Tuition Contract for next year and any information regarding the 2018-2019 school year.
If your son is on an athletic team and has an outstanding tuition balance from 2017-2018, he will not be allowed to participate beginning July 1st as he is not considered enrolled at De La Salle High School.
Tuition payments for the 2018-2019 school year begin July 2018. If you chose to pay by bank transfer, these payments will be withdrawn on July 5th.
If you have questions relating to your tuition obligation, call Ms. Kathy Resch in the Business Office at 925-288-8122 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“…at every moment God awaits us in the activity, the work to be done, which every moment brings.” Teilhard de Chardin
Congratulations, Graduates! We are so grateful for the opportunity to get to know you, and we pray for a summer of rest and play and fall full of adventure and new beginnings.
For current students retreat registrations are now open for Kairos, Junior, and parent retreats. Follow this link to our main Retreats page (where we include helpful information about what Kairos is best for fall, winter, and spring athletes).
Summer Camps Start June 11
More Than 35 Camps Are Being Offered This Summer!
De La Salle High School hosts camps to provide a fun, skill-building week for kids. Appealing to local youth with a variety of interests, De La Salle will offer sessions for Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Volleyball, Baseball, Water Polo, Soccer, Swimming, Theatre, and Strength & Conditioning.
Pre-Participation Physical Evaluations
Pre-participation physicals are due by Friday, August 3 and require a medical professional to complete it. If you are a new student and participating in a summer sport, you must turn it in BEFORE you tryout or practice.
ALL NEW STUDENTS must complete this form, even if he is not playing a sport.
ANY STUDENT-ATHLETE needs to complete this form before the sport's season begins.
Link to Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form (pdf)
All forms must be submitted to Mr. Doug Bauman by mail or delivered to the Main Office.
Bookstore Summer Hours for June & July:
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
10% off ALL MERCHANDISE online AND in store (ends June 30)
*closed July 2-July 6 for the 4th of July holiday*