Inside The Spartan Spotlight


Dear Parents and Guardians,
I genuinely hope you and your family are staying safe and feeling well. Thank you for your trust in us as we navigated and continue to navigate the situation with COVID-19.
It wasn’t supposed to end this way. School years do not end without people saying goodbye or without the final cheers of students celebrating the end of the school year. It is a difficult time for our Seniors who looked forward to this time of year – the culmination of four years and what it means to be a Spartan. They will have memories of COVID-19 in place of all the events that would have been. We have made plans to celebrate the Seniors the best way we can given the circumstances - we will host a graduation party for them and their parents. Continue Reading


Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,
It is so fortuitous that our Spotlight was slotted to go out this week, as this is National Teacher Appreciation Week. I have written many, many times that we are blessed to have a faculty whose calmness, competence, creativity, compassion, diligence, flexibility, and collaboration are things of wonder. They make our mission possible, even when the world seems to have gone sideways. In lieu of the in-person celebrations we typically have this week, school leadership sent each faculty member a GrubHub gift certificate and all of our love and appreciation.
Here are other academic highlights I want to share with you: Continue Reading


To Seniors and Seniors’ Parents and Guardians,
Graduation is an important rite of passage and celebration, as are all of the senior events you were looking forward to. These events, ceremonies, and rituals will look different this year from coast to coast, but we fully intend to send you off in style, with love, and with laughter.  You have not been able to be with each other, and we remember how important that was to us when we were eighteen.
Since the crisis that has disrupted our lives may keep us sheltering a good while longer, we have been working on a variety of ways to celebrate you, your friendships, and your accomplishments. Although we must follow Contra Costa County’s and the CDC’s recommendations, we have developed options for graduation and other senior events so that they are personal and as human as possible. In doing this, we considered the many suggestions sent to us by parents, researched what other schools are planning, worked collaboratively with Carondelet, and, most importantly, sought feedback and input from our seniors. 
We wanted to share with you our plans for celebrating your achievements and recognizing your class: Continue Reading


Advanced Placement (AP) Testing for all De La Salle students begins on Monday, May 11, and runs through the following week, ending on May 18. Due to the coronavirus, original schedules have changed, so please review the updated De La Salle testing schedule on the school's AP Testing webpage. In addition to the updated De La Salle testing schedule, you will also find links to important AP coronavirus updates from College Board


In case you missed any of our communications regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit our website at to review all announcements sent to families during this time. We will post all our updates on this page as we continue navigating through this health crisis.


There are just three weeks remaining in the 2019-20 academic year and distance learning will continue through May 28. Our Flexible Learning Schedule is available on the De La Salle website, so please review the schedules as we close out the school year. The Flexible Learning Schedule includes AP Testing schedules during the weeks of May 11-15 and May 18-22. 
The final day of instruction for seniors will be Friday, May 15. If Seniors are scheduled to take AP Tests after May 15, they will still be required to take the test on the scheduled day. 
De La Salle continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 daily and inform you of any changes made to our learning schedules.


As an assignment in Ms. Alexandra Stevenson's Classics of Horror class, students were asked to create a horror film trailer using the pandemic as context. Students were asked to contemplate the following: Take some time to think about the current crisis and state of affairs. How has your life been like a horror movie or gothic tale? How have your experiences connected to the central tropes and motifs we have discussed as part of our study of gothic literature and horror film? Ms. Stevenson shared the project submitted by De La Salle student Ryan Bean. The following video helps provide an examination of how students are feeling and what they are going through (really, what we are all going through) during this stay at home order.


The re-enrollment process for the 2020-21 academic year began on April 6 when Tuition Contracts were released to current 9th, 10th and 11th graders. As a reminder, signed contracts and deposits for the next school year are due on Friday, May 8th
Re-registration forms for the 2020-21 academic year are due to the Admissions Office by Monday, June 1. The Admissions Office would like to congratulate and thank the 300-plus families that have already completed and submitted ALL of their forms.  


There are a number of alumni events that take place during the school year.
Check out our De La Salle Alumni websiteFacebook page, and Linkedin group for more information or to get involved. 


Athletic Hall of Fame Class
of 2020 Announced

De La Salle High School is excited to announce the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020:
Bryan Byrne '02 (Baseball); Matt Clizbe '90 (Football, Baseball, Track & Field); Theo Robertson '05 (Basketball); Kevin Simon '01 (Football); Jacob Yount '05 - (Golf). Tom Bruce (Supporter); the 2005-06 Basketball Team and the 1993 Football Team.

Spring Sports Team Grade Point Averages

Frosh Green - 3.05
Frosh Silver - 305
Junior Varsity - 3.40
Varsity - 3.26
Junior Varsity - 3.67
Varsity - 3.47 
Junior Varsity - 3.51
Varsity - 3.29

Swimming & Diving
Junior Varsity - 3.45
Varsity - 3.56
Junior Varsity - 3.09
Varsity - 3.53  
Track & Field
Junior Varsity - 3.44
Varsity - 3.34 

Frosh/Soph - 3.43
Junior Varsity - 3.05
Varsity - 3.40


Thank You to All Who Supported the
De La Salle Auction - Blue Jean Ball

While we had to shift our approach to our annual spring auction, The Blue Jean Ball was a great success, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the De La Salle community. So many supported this effort - those that donated auction items, our bidders, generous donors that made gifts to the Brotherhood Fund, and everyone who converted their event ticket purchases to donations - all made a huge difference in the lives of our students.
At this time, we would like to express tremendous thanks to our sponsors for their support of The Blue Jean Ball and their help with the transition to an online event:
  • Scholarship Sponsors: The Casillas Family, Jill Fusari, Realtor The Agency, The Seeno-Miles Family
  • Brotherhood Sponsors: Pat and Laura Lencioni, Ron and Robyn Pawlo, Montano & Associates International Investigations
  • We would also like to thank our auction committee: Caroline Buckley P ’15, ’18, Monica Byers ’20, Lynne Kenny P ’21, Liz Mechelke P ’21, ‘24, and Renee Semeny P ’22. Thank you all so very much for your time and efforts to make this event such a success.
While we are still tallying our final numbers, we’re excited to share that we exceeded our goal and raised more than $105,000 through this online event! 
De La Salle Brotherhood Fund
If you did not get a chance to participate in the auction, there is still time to show your support with a gift to the Brotherhood Fund. The Brotherhood Fund enables all students to live the full De La Salle experience. Several hundred of our young men received Brotherhood Fund support this past year. Food, appropriate clothing for liturgies, prom tickets, fees for Kairos and other retreats, athletic uniforms, specialized calculators for math classes - all these are examples of everyday expenses that are beyond the ordinary reach of many in our community. The Brotherhood Fund helps families meet these needs.


As of now, the 36th Annual Brother Maris Golf Tournament, at Crow Canyon Country Club (Danville) will be held on Monday, July 27. If you are interested in sponsoring, donating, or getting involved, please contact Manager of Advancement Events, Jamie Frick at (925) 288-8184 or


Tuition Payments
As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, we wanted to remind you that final tuition payments are due. We realize these are challenging times, and if you are having financial difficulties with any of the payment deadlines below, please contact Kathy Resch via e-mail at or by phone at (925) 288-8122.  
  • Tuition payments are due on the 1st of each month and considered late after the 10th of that month
  • Senior accounts must be current by May 10th
Please note that the 2020-21 re-enrollment process, including Tuition Contracts were released April 6th to current 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Signed contracts and deposits are due on May 8th.  Your tuition must have been current through March for you to have received your information regarding re-enrollment.
Thank You.  We will get through this together.


"Be satisfied with what you can do, since this satisfies God, but do not spare yourself in what you can do with the help of grace. Be convinced that, provided you are willing, you can do more with the help of God's grace than you imagine." 
--- St. John Baptist de La Salle
Campus Ministry has taken these words of the Founder to heart and has found a way to offer the Senior Mother/Son Liturgy on Mother’s Day with a video link that will be sent to all seniors via Schoology on Saturday, May 9.
The De La Salle Campus Ministry looks forward to seeing all of you in the 2020-21 academic year. We have prepared many opportunities for your sons to experience the De La Salle brotherhood and a vital faith life. We strongly encourage you to sign up for the retreats that fill up fast, especially the Senior Kairos and/or the Father/Son and Parent/Son Retreats. You might also want to begin thinking about your sons participating in one or both of the Ven A Ver (Come and See) Immersion programs, one that takes place in Salinas and the second one in San Diego.
Retreat registrations are now open: 
Junior Retreat:
Is a one-day experience held on campus on October 16, October 28, October 29, November 3, or November 6. There is no fee to participate in the Junior Retreat.
Kairos Retreat (Take advantage of this early opportunity to guarantee a spot):
The following are the best dates for winter sports participants (basketball, soccer, wrestling, rugby) and spring sports, especially baseball.
The following are the best dates for cross-country, track, water polo, swimming.
The following are the best dates for fall sports participants.
The Father/Son and Parent/Son retreats are open to all grades:
The Ven A Ver program is by application only. 
We wish you all a safe and healthy summer!


The college counselors at De La Salle High School are committed to providing comprehensive information, guidance, and support for students and their families in the college exploration, selection, and admissions process.
  • August 29 and September 26 - Information about registration is available through May 26; priority is given to juniors and those without SAT scores.
  • June 13 - Register May 8 (late registration by May 22) Note: This test date may well be canceled - check email and ACT website if registered; decisions may not be made until May 22
  • July 18 - Register by June 19 (late registration by June 26)
  • Next round of ACT testing: September, October, or December - Registration opens in July
Virtual College Fairs/Information Sessions
Strive Virtual College Exploration through May 8th
Regional Admissions Counselors of California (RACC) Out-of-State Virtual College Webinar Series throughout May.
For Seniors
Final Steps
Assessment and Course Placement
DVC Enrollment Process
For Juniors
Summer To-Do List
Summer Programs
If you have any questions regarding college counseling, please reach out to Mrs. Appel, ext. 8128 or email at, or Ms. Lopez, ext. 8103, or email at


All registrar services are available during the pandemic. The best way to contact the Registrar, Mrs. Linda Byrne is by email at
Adjustments are as follows:
  • Transcript request – please email me for a transcript. For current students, a parent or the student may request, for a graduate the student himself must send the email. For official transcripts the Registrar can mail or arrange for pickup at my home.  For college admissions, please continue to request via Naviance.
  • Work Permits - Please email me and we will arrange a time to meet for signatures.  The student must bring the Intent to Employ in person for signature.
  • Enrollment – If you plan on withdrawing your student at the end of this school year you must first contact me so that clearance processes can be started and paperwork printed.
  • Education Verification – Please contact me via email not fax because I am only retrieving my faxes occasionally.
All other requests can be made via email.
Thank you for your patience.


The Spartan Store on the De La Salle campus will be closed until further notice. Although the physical store is closed, the online store remains open for your shopping convenience. 

Our March Madness Sale has been extended through
June 1, 2020
Everything is 20% off - including special orders

Due to campus being closed, online orders will not be available for pickup until school resumes. However, at this time we will ship orders weekly on Wednesday unless things change.


De La Salle Summer Camp Registration Remains Open

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 baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, strength and conditioning, swimming, theatre arts, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.
*** All registrations for camps/clinics are no risk, with a guaranteed refund offered if a session is canceled for any reason. We look forward to seeing your son or daughter this summer! ***
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