Back to School 2022-2023

2022 - 2023 Important Dates

August 10-11, 2022: Frosh & Transfer Student Orientation
August 11, 2022: Class Meetings & Picture Day
August 15, 2022: First Day of Classes
August 18, 2022: All Parent Back to School Night (6:30 pm)
September 5, 2022: No School: Labor Day Holiday
October 10, 2022: No School: Indigenous Peoples Day
November 18, 2022: Grandparents’ Day
November 21 - 25, 2022: Thanksgiving Break
December 14 - 16, 2022: Final Exams
December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023: Christmas Break
January 4 - 6, 2023: Retreat Week (Mandatory Attendance)
January 9, 2023: Faculty/Staff Retreat (No School for Students)
January 10, 2023: Second Semester Begins
January 16, 2023: No School: Martin Luther King Holiday
February 15, 2023: No School: Faculty/Staff WCEA-WASC Work Day
February 27, 2023: No School: Spring Sing Holiday
March 29, 2023: No School: Faculty/Staff WCEA-WASC Work Day
April 6 - 14, 2023: Easter Break
May 19, 2023: Last Day of Classes
May 22 - 24, 2023: Final Exams

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 11, 2022 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 - 10:00 am Photos, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Class Meeting in the Holy Family Event Center
  • Junior Class 10:00 am - 11:15 am Photos, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Class Meeting in the Holy Family Event Center
  • Senior Class 11:15 am - 12:30 pm Photos, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Class Meeting in the Holy Family 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 22, 2022. Make sure you have an updated physical (dated after June 1, 2022) 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 2022 -2023 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.

2022-2023 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 will once again a permanent San Diego store this summer! Visit their locations page for the address, days open, and hours. Families may also shop Mills Online Store. 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 2022-2023 school year! We offer two food service alternatives for your daughter's pleasure. More information to come on food offerings and ordering... stay tuned!

Mark Your Calendars!

Parent Social: Endless Summer, OLP BBQ Picnic on North Terrace is Friday, August 12, 2022, 6:00 - 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. Tickets available soon... check back shortly!

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm
All parents are invited to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 18, 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!

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].

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 15, 2022. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 619-725-9175 with any questions.

Immunizations & Physical Exams
State law requires that current physical and immunization records must be in your daughter’s file by the first day of school. 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 2022 or later. Physicals are due by August 1, 2022. 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 15, 2022.

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. If you have any questions on immunizations, please see the Immunization Site, or the PDF that lists K-12 Required Immunizations.