Saturday, May 15 10:00 AM: We hosted our Senior Parade where students celebrated from their cars with teachers.
Saturday, April 25 11:00 AM: Wellness Resources for students and families have been added to the Wellness Counselors page.
Friday, April 24 3:00 PM: Updates on AP Testing from the CollegeBoard is now available.
Monday, April 20 2:30 PM: The last day of classes for seniors will be Friday, May 15. Seniors who are taking AP Exams the following week will continue to take them at the scheduled times.
Tuesday, April 7 2:00 PM: The Contra Costa Office of Education has extended the suspension of in-class instruction for the remainder of the school year.
“Rest assured, we will continue to foster sisterhood and create community engagement opportunities for students to ensure they are receiving a quality education, ongoing student life and campus ministry activities, and support for their wellbeing during this difficult time.”
Read full message from President Cotter and Principal Cushing.
Tuesday, March 24 6:00 PM:
ABC-7 featured our Online Learning in a news report on the 5PM and 6PM newscasts. Despite the physical distance, we are committed to providing a whole-person educational experience for our students and to serving our community.
Monday, March 23 2:00 PM:
We’ve launched a page of resources for schools and educators to see what’s working for us as we move to distance learning.
Due to the updated Contra Costa Health Services order to shelter in place, Online Learning will continue through the rest of the school year.
Please note that Carondelet is not shutting down. Classes will still be held, attendance taken, and active participation is expected.
We will still be posting daily morning prayers, sending messages and videos through Student Life, and providing opportunities for student engagement. Our hope is to continue the educational experience as thoroughly as possible with digital and online tools.
We will continue to post important updates on this webpage and communicate them to families by email, and, if necessary, by text message.
This is a difficult time for all of us, and we appreciate your support and trust in our schools during these unprecedented times. Continued prayers of hope and healing for those affected around our world, and for all those on the front lines working to care for the sick.
The Carondelet and De La Salle faculty and staff have been preparing for this change over the past few weeks. We are confident that students’ learning experience will continue as normal as possible amidst these abnormal times.
This means that students are expected to attend their virtual classes, complete their assignments, and follow our policies, such as attendance, throughout the duration of this time.
If your student is unable to attend their online learning classes, you are expected to call the attendance line to report any student sicknesses.
All of these policies are outlined in our Student Expectations for Online Learning document.
During Online Learning, no one will be allowed on campus. During this time our Facilities team will disinfect both our main campus and the Carondelet Athletics Complex as a preventative measure.
Extracurriculars and Events
All events scheduled through the end of the year are either canceled, rescheduled to later in the year, or modified to happen virtually. View online Calendar.
All athletics activities have been suspended for the remainder of the year.
Though our physical campus is closed, all staff will continue to serve students and families remotely. All campus resources will be open and staff are ready and enthused about working with each student just like any other school day. The only change is that this will all be happening virtually.
Students may contact our Wellness Counselors via email or voicemail message. College & Career Counselors will also be available to meet virtually with your student, and students can send an email to contact them. View full Faculty/Staff Directory.
In this time of global unrest and uncertainty, we are all doing our best to ease our own fears, as well as alleviating the anxiety of our children. Mindfulness is especially important now, to help de-stress the body and mind, and mitigate the physical and emotional effects of fear and stress. We hope you find this collection of resources helpful:
- How School Closures can Strengthen Your Family - Greater Good
- Mindfulness Practices - Mindful Littles
- Talking to Children about Coronavirus - National Association of School Psychologists
How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind - Greater Good Science Center
Self-Compassion and COVID-19 - Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
- Controlling Coronavirus Anxiety - Psychology Today