Back to School 2021 – 2022

2021 - 2022 Important Dates

Summer Reading & Assignments

The summer reading requirement is meant to encourage reading and provide a basis for instruction in the first weeks of school. Certain other classes have required or optional summer assignments.

Visit the Summer Assignments webpage for required summer assignments & reading requirements.

Class Meetings & School Pictures

ALL STUDENTS WILL TAKE THEIR OLP SCHOOL PICTURES THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 PRIOR TO THEIR CLASS MEETINGS.

Students should attend their class meetings and pictures in formal dress uniform. Please bring your photo order form to purchase pictures.

Attendance at class meetings is mandatory for all students. All photos will be taken in Carondelet Hall. Class meetings will take place in the Holy Family Event Center. 

The schedule for class meetings and photos is listed below:

  • Frosh Photos 7:30 – 8:45 am | Frosh Tech Camp & Class Meeting 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sophomore Class 8:45 am - 10 am Photos, 10 am - 11 am Class Meeting in Event Center
  • Junior Class 10 am - 11:15 am Photos, 11:15 - 12:15 pm Class Meeting in Event Center
  • Senior Class 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Photos, 12:30-1:30 pm Class Meeting in Event Center

Athletic Registration/Fall Sports

If you are planning to try out for a Fall sport (Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, and Volleyball), please complete the online registration by Friday, July 23, 2021. Make sure you have an updated physical (dated after June 1, 2021) uploaded or on file with the school. Once your account has been cleared, you will get an email with a confirmation that you will need to print and take it to your coach on the day of tryouts. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Textbook Ordering

Students can use their course schedule and the textbook list, found here, to order their 2021 -2022 textbooks. For your convenience, OLP has partnered with Follett Virtual Bookstores as our official source for textbooks! Using the booklist provided by faculty, Follett stocks course materials in a variety of formats and seeks cost-effective solutions, such as rentals and used books, whenever possible. Another advantage to this partnership is that Follett will buy books back at the end of the year if they can be used again. Should you have questions about the textbook buying process please contact Mrs. Siobhan MacManus, Head Librarian via email at [email protected].

Click here to access the full booklist for all courses.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

OLP strives to develop mastery of 21st-century skills in each student in order that she becomes an engaged agent of change in our global society. Technology plays a critical role in the way we collaborate and communicate in that same world. OLP requires that all students have access to the tools of the 21st-century via a mobile device. With respect to OLP’s mission and the economic diversity of our families, OLP does not mandate the specific device each student uses, but rather, has adopted a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policy that outlines minimum specifications for whatever device a family chooses.

This policy and practice guides the use of interactive instruction and learning that connects our students more meaningfully to the world outside, and, just as effectively, the world outside to the classroom.

2021-2022 BYOD Minimum Requirements

  • Laptop Specifications: (Mac/Windows/ChromeBook)
  • Minimum Screen Size: 11 inches
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Battery Life: 4 hours
  • System Age: Younger than four years

For reference, below is the percentage of the student body that uses the following types of devices:

  • Apple OSX (MacBook) = 88%
  • PC (Windows) = 9%
  • Chromebook = 3%

Uniforms

Mills Uniform has opened their Pop-Up Fitshop that will be open from July 17 - September 4, 2021. Visit their locations page for days open and hours. Families may also shop Mills Online Store. Please note that this pop-up location will be for try-ons only and will not carry sellable inventory – all orders must be shipped to your home.Read the OLP Uniform Policy.

Food Service at OLP from The French Gourmet

The French Gourmet is delighted to continue our food service partnership with the Academy of Our Lady of Peace for the 2021-2022 school year! We offer two food service alternatives for your daughter's pleasure. Please read the full letter for information on food service for the year ahead.

Mark Your Calendars!

Parent Social: Endless Summer, OLP BBQ Picnic on North Terrace is Friday, August 13, 2021, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We invite all parents to join us for a festive evening of fellowship, social, and music on North Terrace as we welcome in the new 2021 school year with our annual Endless Summer celebration! Tickets will be available online for those 21+. Endless Summer is an event open to all community members. Get your tickets today!

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm
All parents are invited to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 19, at 6:30 pm on OLP’s campus. Parents will have the opportunity to meet their daughter’s teachers and learn about the curriculum they will be studying this year. Students will provide a copy of their schedule for their parents to bring so they can navigate Back-to-School Night. Alternatively, parents can access their Blackbaud account to learn the locations of their daughter’s courses. More details on Back to School Night coming soon!

Important Dates

In looking forward to the 2021 - 2022 school year, please note the following important dates:

  • August 11 - 12, 2021: Frosh Orientation (Tech Orientation & Class Meeting)
  • August 12, 2021: Class Meetings & Student Pictures
  • August 16, 2021: First day of classes 
  • August 19, 2021: Back to School Night
  • November 19, 2021: Grandparents Mass
  • November 22 - 26, 2021: Thanksgiving Break 
  • December 15 - 17, 2021: Fall Final Exams (Required Attendance)
  • December 20 - 31, 2021: Christmas Break
  • January 3 - 7, 2022: Retreat Week with mandatory activities for all grade levels
  • April 14 - 22, 2022: Easter Break
  • May 20, 2022: Last day of classes 
  • May 23 - 25, 2022: Spring Final Exams (Required Attendance)

View the Important Dates PDF for holiday school closures.

Frosh Information

Birth Certificate or Passport
All incoming students need to submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Graduation documents and school transcripts are required to be filed under the student’s legal name. Please email this documentation to [email protected] or fax a copy to 619-821-8903.

8th Grade Report Cards
All incoming 9th grade students must submit final transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Please request that your previous school forward the transcripts directly to the OLP Office of Admissions by July 10, 2021. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 619-725-9175 with any questions.

Immunizations & Physical Exams
State law requires that a current physical and immunization records must be in your daughter’s file by the first day of school. The physical form can be found on the Class of 2025 website at aolp.org/classof2025. All frosh are required to have a current physician’s physical on file. Students will not be able to participate in physical education or OLP athletic teams without a current physical on file. Physicals must be completed by a licensed M.D. or D.O. and should be dated June 2021 or later. Physicals are due by August 1, 2021. Please turn in a copy of the student’s immunization record or request that her California School Immunization Card be sent from her 8th grade school by July 10, 2021. California law requires that students advancing to grades 7 through 12 must have proof of the Tdap vaccine booster. Please make sure your daughter’s immunization card includes evidence of the Tdap immunization.

COVID-19 Decision Tree

COVID-19 Anticipated Protocols for 2021-2022 Start of School

OLP is committed to continue to meet and exceed State mandates for a safe school reopening. We anticipate implementing the following multi-layered prevention strategies to ensure a healthy and safe in-person learning environment for all based on newly released California Department of Public Health guidelines for K-12 schools.

All students will be required to wear face coverings indoors. Adults are required to wear face coverings when sharing indoor spaces with students. Face coverings are optional outdoors.

OLP will adhere to applicable physical distancing guidelines for indoor academic classes.

OLP ventilation of indoor environments, and ventilation and filtration to reduce long-range airborne transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections is consistent with the CDPH and CAL/OSHA recommendations.

  • The CDPH, CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics state that the COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for all eligible people in California, including teachers, staff, students, and adults sharing homes with members of K-12 schools. OLP encourages all students and their families to consult with their primary care physician regarding getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Parents can opt to include student’s COVID-19 vaccination information on their confidential return to school Blackbaud forms, and present a hard copy to Nurse Greene for verification on picture day. A verified COVID-19 vaccination, according to the SDCOE Decision Tree, meets current immunity status. 

All students should stay home if showing symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested, and not return to campus until they have met the SDCOE Decision Tree criteria for returning to school.

OLP will provide testing for symptomatic students, and will continue to meet COVID-19 screening testing requirements set by the COVID-19 Testing Task Force and the CDC testing guidance for K-12 schools

Under AB 86, all schools must comply with COVID-19 reporting requirements. OLP will continue to work closely with Epidemiology, SDCOE and the CDPH for case reporting, contact tracing and investigations spearheaded through the office of OLP Nurse Greene. All positive COVID-19 student cases should be reported directly to Nurse Greene as soon as possible.

OLP will follow the SDCOE Decision Tree for the most current local guidance for quarantine, isolation, and return to school.

Hand sanitization stations remain outside every classroom, the entry to all buildings and in common areas to promote healthy hygiene behaviors. Ongoing training will be provided throughout the year for all community members.

School classrooms and buildings will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day, and routinely deep cleaned with products in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency COVID-19 list product list.

Food service will resume in Pilot Cafe and Common Grounds, following all recommendations for food handlers.

On-campus morning health screenings, designated entry points, outdoor mask mandates, plexiglass desk screens, and 6 feet physical distancing, will no longer be in place as we begin the 2021-2022 academic year. OLP will continue to monitor the CDPH, CDC and SDCOE as they provide ongoing updates and recommendations. Read more about our COVID-19 protocols.