Back to School 2022-2023

Schedule changes are in progress. The counselors are working hard to make schedule changes prior to the first day of classes. Please use the Schedule Change Form in Quick Links to the right. Thank you for your patience.

For Inquiries and Information, see contact information below:

Assistant Principals by Student Last Name:

A-F: Jamie Flannery (Semester 1)/Alison Knoll (returning Semester 2)
G-M: Tiffany Rajski
N-Z: Sara Osmus

Counseling Department Webpage

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.

Frosh and Transfer Orientation Day (and Parents too!), Wednesday, August 10, 2022

NOTE: Aug. 10 is a "non uniform dress day" for students. Please refer to the student handbook for non-uniform dress standards Section 10.3, screenshot below:

Frosh and Transfer Student Orientation Program, Wednesday, August 10, 2022
8:00 am: Link Crew Program for FROSH begins  (Meet on Circle Drive)
9:00 am Link Crew Program for TRANSFERS (Meet on Circle Drive)
Noon: Frosh & Transfer Student Blessing and Prayer Service (Amphitheater)
12:10-1:00 pm: Frosh & Transfer Family Picnic Lunch (North Terrace)
1:00-2:00 pm: Rehearse Class Schedule/Teacher Meet and Greet

Frosh and Transfer Parent Orientation Program, Wednesday, August 10, 2022
10:30 am: Parent Coffee Social (Holy Family Event Center, Breezeway)
10:45 am-Noon: OLP Parent Orientation Presentation (Holy Family Event Center)
Noon: Frosh & Transfer Student Blessing and Prayer Service (Amphitheater)
12:10-1:00 pm: Frosh & Transfer Family Picnic Lunch (North Terrace)
1:00-2:00 pm: Rehearse Class Schedule/Teacher Meet and Greet

***The OLP Parent Orientation Program is optional; however, we recommend that at least one parent/guardian attend if at all possible.

Class Meetings & School Pictures - Thursday, August 11

All students will take their OLP school pictures on Thursday, August 11, 2022 prior to their class meetings. 

Transfer Students will have the opportunity to bring their technology on Thursday, August 11, 2022 during their scheduled class meeting times (listed below), and ensure their technology is connected to the school wifi, and their applications are successfully running. Transfer students should not attend the Frosh Boot Camp, day ends with respective 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. 

MANDATORY schedule for class meetings and photos (Thurs., Aug. 11):

  • Frosh Photos 7:30 - 8:45 am 
  • Frosh Technology Boot Camp (only Frosh - Not Transfers) & Class Meeting 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sophomore Class Photos 8:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Soph Class Meeting in the Holy Family Event Center 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Junior Class Photos 10:00 am - 11:15 am  
  • Junior Class Meeting in the Holy Family Event Center 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Senior Class Photos 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Senior Class Meeting in the Holy Family Event Center 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Athletic Registration/Fall Sports

If you are planning to try out for a Fall sport (Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, and Volleyball), please register on athletic clearance https://www.homecampus.com/login and upload a current physical dated after June 1, 2022 by Friday, July 29, 2022.  In addition please make sure you have read all forms carefully and added the required signatures. Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive an email confirming that the OLP Athletic Department has reviewed your registration and will note if there is anything missing. If forms and signatures are complete, the email will note that you are cleared to try out. Only those players cleared prior to tryouts will be allowed to try out for a team. 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! 

Common Grounds, on lower plaza, will be open before school, during breaks, and lunch. On Friday early dismissals, Common Grounds will be open until 1:30pm. The menu includes breakfast rolls and pastries, fresh fruit cups, hummus and veggies, pasta salad, yogurt parfait, baguette sandwiches, panini sandwiches, grilled cheese, snacks, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and a full service specialty coffee and smoothie bar.

The Pilot Café will be open Monday through Thursday for lunch. We offer a fresh, self-serve salad bar featuring a wide variety of options to build your own salad. The daily items include a hot Plat du jour, a delicious homemade soup du jour, chicken pot pie made with puff pastry, pizza baguette and baked Zita. Vegetarian options are available as well. The hot entrée menu will be posted weekly in the OLP bulletin.

MealTime Online is the POS System used for student account purchases. Please CLICK HERE for step by step instructions on how to create a MealTime account for your daughter. Credit card deposits can be made online into your student's account for meal options provided by The French Gourmet and Common Grounds. Cash, Apple Pay, credit and debit cards are also accepted in the Pilot Café and at Common Grounds.

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. Buy Your Tickets NOW!

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Parents/guardians 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. Once again this year, Back-to-School Night will be offered both virtually, via zoom, and in-person. Visit our Back-to-School Night webpage for additional information!

Frosh Specific 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 TRANSCRIPTS
All incoming 9th grade students must submit final transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts should have been sent 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.

Welcome to Link Crew
On behalf of the entire OLP community, the OLP Link Crew would like to extend a warm welcome. Your frosh year will be full of excitement! The OLP Pilot Link Crew is a student-led group that dedicates its time and efforts to mentoring the Frosh class as they navigate the new waters of high school. As a school, we want every freshman to make a connection and “link” to our school community. Your link crew experience will begin on your orientation day, Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

OLP Pilot Link Crew leaders (current OLP juniors and seniors) facilitate Frosh orientation and lead small group activities throughout the day. Link crew leaders make a year-long commitment to ensure that frosh students become part of the OLP sisterhood. Throughout the school year, link leaders will be hosting social and academic activities to ensure that the frosh year is not only successful, but fun as well.

Each frosh student has been assigned two link leaders. On orientation day, each frosh will meet their link leaders and the rest of their crew. This crew will stay together the entire school year.

On the day of orientation (please note, attendance at orientation days is mandatory for students), please arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 AM. Orientation on August 10, 2022 will start promptly at 8:00 am in the Holy Family Event Center. There is no need to bring backpacks or purses as the day is quite active. Students should dress in compliance with the school’s non-uniform dress appearance code and be prepared for an active, fun day. Jeans and tennis shoes are the best option since students will be sitting on the floor, walking around campus and in general, will be quite active!

Parents are invited to participate in a Parent Orientation Program beginning at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. A family picnic will follow the orientation programs beginning at 12:00 pm. After lunch parents and students are encouraged to visit their daughter’s classrooms and meet her teachers. The day will conclude following the classroom visits.

Technology Boot Camp
On Thursday, August 11, following their school pictures (7:30 – 8:45 am), the Class of 2026 will continue their Frosh Orientation with Technology Boot Camp to help introduce students to the policies and procedures related to technology use at OLP. Students will experience a rotation of seminars on the topics of digital citizenship, etiquette, online research tools, best practices related to Google Classroom, PowerSchool, and other online learning platforms. Students are required to bring their device to this orientation session. Snacks and lunch will be provided alongside learning and social activities. The day will conclude with a class meeting in the OLP Event Center. Students should wear their OLP formal uniform on this day.