On Wednesday, August 12 we’ll host our first day of classes for the school year. All classes will meet for 45 minutes. Links to Zooms will be posted on each course’s Schoology page. This first day is meant to be a welcome check-in where teachers introduce the course and review class-specific expectations.
7:20-8:05 Period 0 (if applicable)
8:15-9:00 Period 1
9:10-9:55 Period 2
10:15-11:00 Period 3
11:10-11:55 Period 4
12:35-1:20 Period 5
1:30-2:15 Period 6
2:25-3:10 Period 7
Please view the Flexible Learning Plan which hosts many details and answers questions about the distance learning model with which we’ll begin the school year and lays out some preliminary information about hybrid learning when some students can return to campus.
We will return to campus as soon as we are allowed. There will be a few days of preparation to ramp up to returning to campus, including virtual town halls and an in-person orientation for all students.
In accordance with Contra Costa Health Services, we will be preparing students for the upcoming school year via a virtual orientation. A virtual orientation video will be sent to all students and families on Monday, August 10.
Once we are able to have students return to campus, we will host an in-person Orientation to discuss procedures for implementing hybrid learning.
Additionally, Frosh and Transfers will attend Welcome Meetings via Zoom.
Frosh Welcome Meeting
Monday, August 10
Frosh will attend the meeting based on their color group:
9 AM: Red and White
10 AM: Orange and Green
1 PM: Purple and Yellow
2 PM: Pink and Blue
Students will receive link to their color group’s Zoom meeting by email.
Transfer Welcome Meeting
Tuesday, August 11
11 AM - 12 PM
Students will receive link to Zoom meeting by email.
For those students who have already secured a parking space for the 2020-21 school year, parking tags will be delivered via 5th period teachers once we are back on campus. For students who were placed on the waiting list this spring, please email Ms. Main, Dean of Students, once you have a valid driver’s license. Parking spaces in our lot have been reserved for waitlist students who were impacted by the DMV closures.
Please email Caitlin Main, Dean of Students, with any questions related to parking.
We have moved to a modified block schedule with 80-minute periods.
Monday and Thursday: 1/2/3/7
Tuesday and Friday: 4/5/6/0
Wednesday: Flex Day
The schedule has been designed to allow students and teachers to easily transition between distance learning and hybrid learning, depending on guidelines from health officials.
School-managed bus transportation is available in the mornings from the Tri-Valley area with communal stops in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Danville on the way to Carondelet.
While plans for the upcoming school year are still being decided, we would like to offer families the chance to reserve your student’s spot on the morning shuttle using the RSVP form below. Morning shuttle service is offered first come, first serve basis.
Information about returning to campus, including a morning bus schedule, will be emailed to families and students when finalized.
View more information and RSVP your interest on the Transportation webpage.
- Start at our Creative Imaging website: www.ciphotoca.com/carondelet
- Click the link: 2021 Senior Portrait Info
- In the brochure, click the link to book your senior portrait session
- Before attending your session, please review these guidelines.
Questions? Contact Kimberly Moss Williams from Creative Imaging at email@example.com .
Families and students are expected to read and review the Student Handbook , which includes COVID-19 updates.
An online Acknowledgement Form will be emailed to families the week of August 3. This online form should be signed and submitted prior to the first day of classes on August 12.
Students are expected to follow our uniform code while on campus.
Everyday uniforms are expected while students are here for academic classes on Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday. Casual dress uniform may be worn on Wednesday flex days.
Students are not required to be in school uniform during distance learning. However, we ask that attire is neat and appropriate for school. Please no pajamas, low-cut tops, or clothing that may be demeaning or message obscenity or intolerance.
In the event of a school-wide emergency, Carondelet has the capability to alert parents/guardians via email, phone call, and/or text messaging through a service called SchoolMessenger. In order for you to receive text messages from Carondelet in an emergency situation, you must opt-in to this service.
To opt-in now, send a text message to 67587 reading “Y” or “Yes.”
If you believe you have opted in previously, you can send the same text mentioned above to confirm your membership. If your child previously attended a school that uses School Messenger (including De La Salle), then your opt-in is already complete.
We will notify families and students of periodic tests before they happen. Please direct any questions to the Director of Digital Media, Bryan Navarro.
On July 20, we received announcements from the CIF and North Coast Section in regards to the upcoming school year. In addition, the North Coast Section and the East Bay Athletic League will have multiple meetings in the near future to discuss how the announcement will affect local activities, including Carondelet athletics.
School leadership has discussed a variety of scenarios over the course of the summer and we will continue to plan in light of this new information from the CIF while working in conjunction with Contra Costa Health Services.
The safety and well-being of our students is our first priority. We also want to do everything in our power to bring our students, and student-athletes, back to our facilities as soon as we can. We will continue to provide more information as we are able to announce it.
Incoming Freshman and transfer students are required to submit a physical form to their enrollment portal prior to the start of school. Make sure to save a digital copy for your records. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ashley Clemens, Assistant Director of Enrollment.
Students interested in creating or updating their School Bucks account to purchase food through our lunch provider, Epicurean, can do so beginning in August. Returning families may login using their previous credentials. New families are encouraged to create a new account by selecting “Carondelet High School (Concord)” from the dropdown menu.
Epicurean will be providing boxed lunches for students who wish to pre-order lunch. Lunch must be ordered ahead, with orders due on Thursday at 8pm for the following week. More information on menus and ordering options will be available August 3.
Please note that Epicurean is no longer offering food service at break.
View Cafeteria webpage for more information about food options and Epicurean.
Due to the changing safety protocols, we will not be continuing with our Frosh Family Social as originally planned. We are currently working on ways to bring our new families to campus for community building activities that abide by county and state health guidelines. We will reach out with more information as soon as we can. Thanks so much for your patience and flexibility.
We welcome two new counselors to the College and Career team, Sarah Kadesh and Ellen Bull, who is covering Mrs. Jessop’s maternity leave through November. Mrs. Bull and Ms. Kadesh join Carondelet with much experience, expertise, and enthusiasm for working with our students and families.
We have many important events planned in August. Please view our calendar at the bottom of the College Counseling page for more information.
Seniors and Juniors
Out-of-State College Fair Zoom Presentation
August 4, 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
College Kickstart Part Two (prior registration required)
August 3 and 4
College Kickstart Make-Up Session
College & Career Center
Seniors who did not attend the summer College Kick Start sessions must attend the make-up sessions. The college counselors will cover important information about letters of recommendation, transcripts, and college lists. Attendance is mandatory and will be tracked.
Juniors will learn helpful information about the road to college, and the college counselors will give them tips for making junior year their best year yet. This event is mandatory for all juniors.
Class of 2021
A-D | Liz Paz-Rumore, JD - Director of College Counseling
E-L | Allison Bly - College Counselor
M-R | Sarah Kadesh - College Counselor
S-Z | Ellen Bull/Ginger Jessop - College Counselor
Classes of 2022, 2023
A-C | Liz Paz-Rumore, JD - Director of College Counseling
D-K | Allison Bly - College Counselor
L-Q | Sarah Kadesh - College Counselor
R-Z | Ellen Bull/Ginger Jessop - College Counselor
Carondelet Culture of Philanthropy
Since 1965, the Carondelet community has recognized the importance of philanthropy in creating a unique and extraordinary student experience. There are many opportunities throughout the year to put this understanding into action. The generosity of parents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, grandparents, faculty and staff and the entire community has led to impactful and lasting improvements to the school’s facilities, programs, and continued growth.
What to Support
Carondelet Annual Fund has an immediate impact on our students and faculty by supporting academic programs, small classroom sizes, financial aid resources, professional development, innovation and much more. Our goal is 100% participation by current families in annual fund giving for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year. Every gift—no matter the amount or vehicle—positively impacts the school and each student’s experience. Unrestricted giving helps fund our areas of greatest opportunity and allows us to be responsive and nimble with our support.
Capital Campaigns provide our students with world-class facilities and life-transforming experiences. Our most recent Campaign closed this past June and helped to provide our student athletes and supporters with a home team advantage at the Carondelet Athletics Complex, enhanced our ability to welcome all young women and their families into a Carondelet educational experience regardless of their ability to pay through our Scholarships and Tuition Assistance Program, and reinforced our commitment to excellence and opportunity with the creation of the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation.
Tuition Assistance provides an ongoing academic and social enrichment program for talented, hard-working students predominantly from underserved families and communities whose presence strengthens our institution.
Endowment opportunities exist for creating an array of named endowment funds. Such funds become part of the permanent resources of the School and provide Carondelet with an independent and assured source of revenue.
Programs including athletics, mathematics, science, arts and music, campus ministry, clubs, and other miscellaneous activities.
Parent Involvement We have several exciting volunteer opportunities that will involve you in your daughter’s education and connect you with fellow Carondelet families. In addition to volunteering we hope that all families will participate in annual giving.
How to Support
Cash and Credit Card
We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Cash gifts may be sent directly to the school.
Pledges – multi-year commitments essential to Annual Fund, endowment, and capital needs – are fully tax-deductible (for those who itemize), offer the most convenient form of giving, and enable donors to maximize their support over time. When you become a part of the Carondelet community, you are asked to make a multi-year, tax-deductible pledge in support of the school.
Arrangements can be made to automatically debit your checking or savings account on a monthly or annual basis, at no additional cost to the donor.
With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple the impact of your gift and receive credit for the whole amount. Find out if your employer offers a matching gift program by asking your HR department or consulting with the Carondelet Development Team.
If you hold securities that would result in a long-term capital gain if sold, you can make an outright gift to Carondelet and realize substantial savings on capital gains tax on the appreciation.
Planned giving refers to the thoughtful and deliberate process through which a donor makes a charitable gift to Carondelet from their estate assets. Such gifts are usually deferred and often irrevocable and include bequests, trusts, and contracts between the donor and Carondelet in consultation with a professional advisor. Donors who make a planned gift to Carondelet will become members of our Fontbonne Society.
Visions of Christmas and Cougar Classic (our annual golf tournament) are just a couple fun-filled events offering multiple sponsorship opportunities, silent auction, raffles and paddle raises for a specific cause. These and other engagements throughout the year are wonderful opportunities to build relationships and community while supporting Carondelet.
We are deeply grateful for your continued support. Please contact our Executive Director of
Development, Summer Staino.
We will be back at Blackhawk Country Club on Tuesday, Sept 22 for the 30th annual Cougar Classic. It will be a fun-filled day with camaraderie, community, and outdoors fun!
Enjoy a scramble-style format, great food and beverages throughout the course, prizes, raffles, auctions, hosted 19th hole clubhouse dinner and cocktails, ‘The Bag’ raffle, and Fund-A-Need for Carondelet’s Fathers’ Club Scholarship Fund, all to support our students.
Please get your friends together and sign-up soon! Early Bird pricing ends on Sept. 1.
We are working closely with Blackhawk Country Club to ensure that we adhere to current CDC and county guidelines. As conditions change we will adjust to keep safety our top priority on the course.
Visions of Christmas, Carondelet’s flagship annual fundraiser and community engagement event, supports programs and provides opportunities that benefit every Carondelet student.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 we have modified this year’s festive celebration to keep the safety of our community top of mind. The event will be virtual on Thursday, November 19th and will include a live auction, performances, virtual fashion show and our famous raffle trees.
In addition, we are planning an in-person Visions Preview on Saturday, November 14th where guests can view the beautifully decorated raffle trees, purchase raffle tickets, and shop with various local vendors while enjoying refreshments.
More details will be shared in the coming weeks on the Visions of Christmas webpages.
Parent volunteer service hours are no longer required, however we encourage parents to get involved on campus. It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with the parent community and support our students. During registration, parents were given an opportunity to select areas of interest for volunteering. In addition, volunteer opportunities are posted through an online program called CERVIS. To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and requirements, please view the Parent Volunteer page.
All new parent volunteers must complete requirements. Please review and follow all instructions on the Volunteer page before volunteering.