• Back-to-School Reminders

    July 16, 2015

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

    My first few weeks on campus have been a joyous introduction to the Carondelet community!

    Having participated in the school’s golf tournament and having visited campus for meetings over the last few months, actually being here every day makes me most eager to get the school year started. I know how that may sound to those enjoying time away from school, but the days here are awfully quiet. Missing is the day-to-day excitement, enthusiasm and joy of the students and faculty.

    Having been a part of that enthusiasm for 27 years at my former school, I can’t wait to discover how exceptional it must be at a school like Carondelet, especially as we celebrate the school's 50th anniversary. I hope you will join us for the various events and activities we have planned as part of this celebration.

    To ensure that everyone is prepared for the first day of school, we would like to share some timely reminders. While there is still nearly a month of vacation left, I hope these reminders and tips will be useful as you plan for the year ahead.


    Don't forget - our Freshman Family BBQ is on Sunday, Aug. 9 and school begins on Tuesday, Aug. 11. I hope you are enjoying a blessed, joyous summer, and I look forward to meeting you in the coming months.


    Kevin Cushing

    Click here for Beginning of the Year Information

  • Carondelet Athletics Fall Tryout Information (August 17-21)

    Fall tryouts for volleyball, golf, tennis, cross country, and water polo begin on Monday, August 17. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to compete for Carondelet! Please make note of try-out times and locations. Transportation to our tennis and golf facilities will need to be arranged by families for the week of try-outs. For more information, please email the head coach directly.

    August 17-21

    Cross Country

    Head Coach: Ashley Chavez '08
    Location: Carondelet campus and surronding neighborhood. No transportation necessary.
    Monday-Thursday: 3:30- 5:30 p.m.
    Friday: 2:45- 4:45 p.m.
    Saturday, August 22: Alumnae Run at Heather Farms Park, 9:00 a.m.


    All interested golfers must attend a team meeting on Friday, August 14th, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 48.
    Head Coach: Rick Eisenhour
    Location: Diablo Hills Golf Course (1551 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598)
    Monday-Thursday:3:30-6:00 p.m. M/W at Diablo Hills, T/Th at Diablo Country Club
    Friday: TBD


    Each athlete must wear appropriate tennis clothing/shoes and must have a racket for tryouts. We also ask that each candidate bring two cans of unopened tennis balls to the first day of try-outs.
    Head Coach: Leslie Marr
    Location: Valley Vista Courts (3737 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598)
    Monday-Thursday: 3:45-6:00 p.m.
    Friday: First team practice— JV 3:00-4:00 p.m., Varsity 3:00-5:00 p.m.


    Head Coach: Jerry Mix
    Location: Carondelet Gym. No transportation necessary.
    Monday & Tuesday: Freshmen 4:30-7:00 p.m., Returning Players 7:00- 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday-Friday: TBD

    Water Polo

    The first 30 minutes of try-outs will be a dry-land workout on the DLS track. Please bring your running shoes.
    Head Coach: Kelly McCabe
    Location: De La Salle Pool. No transportation necessary.
    Monday-Thursday: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    Friday: First team practice— 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    Saturday: Team Building Day, Time TBD

  • School Pictures


    Follow this link to order your 2015-2016 school pictures.

    Pictures will be taken at orientation on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 and students must be in full uniform. For a pdf copy of the order form, follow this link.

  • Earn Your PIP Hours at the August Welcome BBQ

    Looking for a fast and fun way to earn some or ALL of your 20 required PIP hours for the 2015-2016 school year? If so, look no further than the Welcome BBQ set for August 9, 2015!

    Would you like to donate food items? We've got 275 opportunities for you and you don't have to pick just one. In fact, we hope you'll pick several!

    Do you enjoy meeting new people, working in the kitchen, or perhaps you just love time at the BBQ. If so, we have plenty of opportunities for you to choose from here too! Some can even earn you DOUBLE PIP hours or even all 20 PIP hours.

    To sign up for any of the Welcome BBQ opportunities, follow this link.

  • Uniform Try-On Event

    Not sure what size uniform your daughter needs? Stop by the Lands' End Shop at Sears (in the Sunvalley Mall in Concord) to try on shirts and shirts to determine the perfect fit.

    June 15 - September 28

    Place your order online via an in-store kiosk and receive FREE SHIPPING.

    Drop off return or exchanges to save on shipping. (Some exclusions may apply)

  • 2015-2016 Re-Registration Forms

  • 80's Dance Party for Parents

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    It's time to start practicing your 80's and 90's dance moves and growing out your bangs and mullet because Carondelet is throwing an 80's and 90's throwback dance party for current parents on Saturday, October 17, 2015!

    Beer, Wine, Appetizers and Dancing! For questions, call 925.686.5353 x190.

  • Renewing Our Mission

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    This past September, as part of Carondelet's strategic planning process, Carondelet's Leadership Team and Board of Directors assembled a group to examine how to better integrate Carondelet's mission into everything we do. This group, comprised of Sisters, board members and faculty and staff, quickly realized that in order for our mission to come to life and be actionable, it would first need to be refreshed to be simplified and easier to remember. Thus, the project of mission integration took a bit of a different path, starting not at integration but instead by looking at reworking the language in the mission itself. The group's aim was to reinforce the original spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet while making the mission clear, actionable and easy to remember, so that it could provide direction for all we do as we take our school forward.

    After much prayerful reflection and months of work to get the language and feel "just right," the group presented the renewed mission to the Board and to the Sisters of the L.A. Province for final approval - which was given at the end of March.

    Carondelet High School inspires excellence by preparing young women to live with heart, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition and spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph. (MISSION STATEMENT 2015)

    A Carondelet graduate is empowered by her Catholic, college-preparatory education and is known as a woman who responds to the needs of the times and makes a positive difference. (VISION STATEMENT 2015)

  • Subscribing to Our E-Newsletter

    Would you like to add another email address to our E-Newsletter distribution list? If so, you can easily do this on your own by subscribing to our newsletter through this link.

    As a reminder, this will ONLY add you to our E-Newsletter distribution list, it will not update any of your information in PowerSchool. For PowerSchool updates, you will need to contact our Registrar, Joanne Missaggia, at jmissaggia@carondeleths.org.

  • Are You an "All Cleared" Volunteer?

    1. Have you completed a livescan (fingerprinting) test for CHS?
    2. Do you have a current TB test on file with CHS?
    3. Have you completed the "Shield the Vulnerable" 90 minute on-line course and provided Carondelet with the certificate?

    If you answered "YES" to these questions, you would be considered an "all cleared" volunteer.

    All parents who will be volunteering at any event where students are present are required to become an "all cleared" volunteer. You will find a list of the requirements here or on the Parent Volunteer page of the CHS website. These requirements must be fulfilled prior to the beginning of school.

    Please contact Angela Ricci with any questions at (925) 686-5353 x177 or by email: aricci@carondeleths.org.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete this important process - we appreciate all you do and your volunteer time!

    Please remember that the safety of your daughters is our priority which is why it's important that all our volunteers meet these requirements.

  • iCalendar Feed


    Want all the school calendar events on your iPad (or other device)? Simply follow this link and the calendar will be fed to your iPad calendar.

    Now wasn't that easy?!

What to do when...




Adult calls attendance hotline at 925-686-5353 Ext. 359 before 10 a.m. with student name, grade, ID number, relationship to the student and reason why absent/tardy.


Buy dance/activity ticket


Ticket sales are online through a student link on the Carondelet website. Bring student ID card with you to the dance.


Forgot lunch


Go to the Garaventa Center to purchase food.




Ask classroom teacher for a pass to the attendance office.


Lost articles/books


Go to the Deans\' Office or Attendance Office.


Lost computer


See Mr. Ward in the Computer Lab


Lost ID card


See Ms. Daniel in the Student Activities Center (SAC).


Need tutoring help


See teacher or academic advisor. A tutoring schedule is also available on the website under "Academics".

Student tutors from the National Honors Society are also available - simply send an email to NHSTutors@carondelet.net to request a tutor.


Off campus appointment during school hours


Parent sends a note in morning to attendance. Student receives blue “Permit to Leave” pass.


Parent meeting (sports, Parents Association, etc.) date, time and place


Go to CHS website and view the calendar.


Problem with locker


Report problem to the Deans


Problem with another student - bullying/harassment


See the Deans


Problem with stress/anxiety, peers, parents, adjustment issues, etc.


Make appointment with a personal counselor.


Problem with a teacher


Make an appointment with your teacher to discuss problem.


Questions about college


See College Counselors or visit CHS College and Career website for “Frequently Asked Questions.”


Questions about bell schedule or special schedules


Go to CHS Student section for bell schedule and view calendar for special schedules.


Returning to school from off campus appointment


Student goes to attendance and turns in signed blue “Permit to Leave” pass.


Scheduling problem


See academic advisor.


Study Hall


See academic advisor at 7th period.


Study Skills


Log in to Ms. Harris’ Study Skills moodle; enroll as a student in her class to access study skills tools; follow up with academic advisor as needed.


Want to join a club


Attend Club Fair in September (see the website for the exact date).