St. Anthony High School
2013-2014 Important Information
IN THIS NEWSLETTER….
• Important Dates
• New Parent Orientation Information
• Student Schedule/E-Textbook/Freshman iPad Information
• Lunch Service Information
• Mark your calendar for SAHS Benefit Ball, November 9
• School Pictures
• Athletic Paperwork Reminder
• Locker Information
• General School Supplies
• Summer Reading Assignment Reminder
• Parent/Student Handbook Information
• Faculty/Staff Changes for 2013-2014
• Bus Transportation Information
• Attendance Policies
ACADEMIC CALENDAR/IMPORTANT DATES – August & September
For a complete calendar of school events and athletics throughout the year, please visit our website at www.longbeachsaints.org
8 Thu Class Schedule and e-textbook instructions mailed for grades 10-12
12 Mon 6:30pm New Parent Orientation in GYM (no students) (for parents of incoming Freshmen and transfer students)
13 Tue 6:30pm PEP- Parent Association Meeting- Library
15 Thu Student/Parent Handbook available at www.longbeachsaints.org
19 Mon 8am-12p SAHS Freshman Retreat (“Free” Dress) GYM
20 Tue 8am-12p Freshman Orientation (in full uniform) Main Campus
20 Tue 12:30-2pm Transfer Student Orientation
21 Wed 8am-2:15 First Full Day of School (all students)
-All tuition and registration MUST be up-to-date
22 Thu Student Picture/ID Day
23 Fri 6-10pm Food Truck & Movie Night
24 Sat 8am Done in a Day Parent Service Hour Opportunity-Clark Field
28 Wed Last Day for Schedule Changes
1 September Tuition Payment Due
2 Mon No School/Labor Day
4 Wed Back to School Mass (all are invited)
4 Wed 5pm Senior Parent Mandatory Meeting-Gym
4 Wed 6pm MANDATORY ALL PARENT MTG & Back to School Night-GYM
5 Thu 4pm/5pm First Girls Volleyball Game vs. Gahr (4pm JV/5pm Var)
5 Thu 6pm First JV Home Football Game vs. Crean Lutheran
6 Fri 7pm First Varsity Football Game vs. Crean Lutheran
6 Fri after FB game Back to School Dance
10 Tue Suspension Day for outstanding financial accts.
11 Wed Student Picture/ID Make-Up Day
16 Mon School Cafeteria Opening
25 Wed 3:15p 1st Cross-Country Meet @ Holydale Park
NEW PARENT ORIENTATION
All new parents (incoming freshmen and transfer students) are asked to attend a New Parent Orientation on Monday August 12th at 6:30pm in the GYM.
STUDENT SCHEDULES/E-TEXTBOOKS/ iPad’s for Grade 9
Student schedules will be mailed on August 8th for grades 10-12. In addition, detailed instructions on how to purchase and access your e-textbooks for your classes will be enclosed in this mailing.
Freshmen will receive their class schedules at Freshman Orientation Day on August 20th as well as the “Acceptable Use Policy” document which must be signed and returned the next day. On August 21st, freshman students must return the signed Acceptable Use Policy document and bring a cover/case for an iPad2 to receive their iPad. They will then be provided with detailed instructions to purchase and access their e-textbooks.
Any questions/concerns about student schedules should be directed to
Grades 9/10: Ms. Rodriguez in the Counseling office at (562) 435-4496 x1231
Grades 11/12: Mr. Jondle in the Counseling office at (562) 435-4496 x1219
LAST DAY FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES: AUGUST 28th!
LUNCH SERVICE FOR 2014-2015
We have exciting news regarding lunch service to share.
After many months of securing the necessary construction and city permits, construction began this past June on a brand new, state-of-the-art, cafeteria on campus which will allow SAHS to finally offer a full-service, on-campus, lunch program for SAHS students. Construction of this cafeteria is being finished on the first floor of the “S” building and will open out into the school courtyard. We anticipate completion to occur by August 31st. Our new food-service vendor will need a few weeks to prepare themselves. We anticipate the cafeteria will begin full-service on Monday September 16th. Plans are underway for students to purchase food throughout the day: before school, at break, lunch, and after school with many items to choose from including a number of healthy options. Until September 16, students will need to bring their own lunch.
We hope you will join us in our excitement and we thank you in advance for your patience during the course of this project.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR and PLAN TO ATTEND! St. Anthony High School Benefit Ball!
We will be honoring and inducting our greatest athletes into the first SAHS Athletic Hall of Fame. The Benefit Ball will take place on NOVEMBER 9, 2013, at The Grand Event Center in Long Beach,
6–10 p.m. This will be a gala, black-tie optional event. Cost is $125 per person.
Student pictures will be taken on Thursday August 22nd. Students will receive an order form on the first day of school. These photos will also be used for ID cards and the Anthonian yearbook. Please make every effort to be at school this day. Seniors will only be taking pictures to be used for ID cards.
ATHLETIC PAPERWORK REMINDER
All students participating in fall sports need to have the proper paperwork on file with the school prior to participation in fall activities. Please visit the “Athletic Forms” section of our website for more details. This includes all physicals.
For the upcoming school year, student lockers will NOT be assigned to each student. We anticipate many students not using lockers due to e-textbooks on the iPad’s. For students who wish to “check-out” one of our lockers, students will receive information in the first week of school for check-out procedures. In addition, a limited number of oversized athletic lockers are also available for “check-out”.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
This is a “general” student supply list to help parents/students get a sense of what might be needed for students at the beginning of school. It is simply meant to be a guide and should not be seen as an exhaustive list.
Please note: each student will have six teachers and each teacher will inform their students in class of their particular requirements. It might be beneficial to wait until the first day of school to purchase school supplies.
Also of note: some of these items may not be necessary (or a smaller quantity needed) due to the iPad program. Many students use the iPad for note-taking and assignment completion.
Binders (2 inch width)
• Biology : 1 inch width
Pocket dividers ( 3 to 4 packages)
College-ruled notebook/binder paper
Spiral bound notebook perforated paper
• Not for use in English classes
Colored pencils or fine tip markers (package)
No. 2 pencils with erasers (package)
Pencil sharpener (handheld)
Texas Instruments (TI-30XA) or equivalent for Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Texas Instruments (TI-83 or TI-84) for Pre Calculus, AP Calculus AB & BC, AP Chemistry,
Access to Bible (can be found free on the internet/iPad app)
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT REMINDER
All SAHS students are required/expected to complete summer reading with a test expected the first week of school. To access the summer reading requirement for each grade/class, please visit www.longbeachsaints.org
SAHS WEBSITE/ACCESS GRADES ONLINE
In an effort to keep tuition affordable, we rely on our website, rather than costly mailings, to be the primary source of information for parents/students. Please make an effort to visit www.longbeachsaints.org on a regular basis perhaps even make it your “home page” at home or work.
Our website offers a wide-range of options and sources of information:
• Accurate and printable schedules for all school activities and athletic teams
• Online capability to record your parent service hours worked during the year
• Online admission application
• Online payment service
• Daily and weekly news bulletins and items of interest
• Volunteer opportunities
• Students and Parents can access grades online using PowerSchool. PowerSchool username and passwords will be included on the student schedules.
In an ongoing effort to “go green” and save resources, the annual Student/Parent Handbook, once again, will only be available at our website www.longbeachsaints.org . Students and Parents can access the new handbook starting August 15th. Students will be given an acknowledgement form in the first week of classes which will require parents and students to sign that they have reviewed the handbook. This form MUST be completed by all SAHS families.
FACULTY CHANGES FOR 2013-2014
We welcome the following new members to our educational staff:
Ms. Stacy Allinson- English
Mrs. Gian Grant- Chemistry
Mr. Kris Jondle- Director of Counseling
Ms. Alicia Lemau’u-English
Ms. Ana Ubierna- Spanish
Mr. Eric Wood- Mathematics
We say goodbye and extend our best wishes to Ms. Aguilera, Mr. Burke, and Ms. Stucka
OTHER STAFF CHANGES
-Ms. Tribble has accepted a teaching position at St. Maria Goretti Elementary School and we wish her all the best in this new chapter in her life. Ms. Lourdes Baez will take over duties in the Front Office.
-Due to financial and budgetary issues for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, we have had to make the very difficult decision to eliminate Mr. Viens’ position of Assistant to the President and Principal effective June 30, 2013. In addition to substantial cuts in various departments, the addition of a very necessary College Counselor, and ensuring ongoing financial assistance to our neediest of students, it became necessary to eliminate this position for the 2013-2014 school year.
We sincerely wish Mr. Viens well. In his four years here at SAHS, he has truly made an impact on many lives. He has been a great support as our assistant. Many students and families have expressed how much he has meant to them over the years. Both publically and privately, Mr. Viens has been a fervent supporter of the students and the school and we will always be grateful. Many will never know the difference he has truly made. It will be a significant loss to the SAHS community. We hope you will join us in thanking Mr. Viens and wishing him well in the future.
For the Daily Commuter Bus Transportation Schedule for 2013-2014, please download the attached file below.
Bus passes are only sold monthly. Passes for September (which includes August) will be on sale beginning Wednesday August 14th at 9am at the front desk. Cost is $120 for round trip passes or $60 for one-way passes (morning or afternoon). Passes must be purchased in person at the front desk. They are first-come, first-served. No phone reservations or payments will be accepted. Bus service begins Wednesday August 21st.
ATTENDANCE POLICIES FOR 2013-2014
For information on school attendance policies, please download the below file.