Parent Resource Hub
This page is designed as a one-stop shop for all the information you will need to ensure your student’s success and navigate their four years here at Salesian. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please contact our main office at (510) 234-4433.To report a student absent or request an early dismissal, please contact our main office (510) 234-4433.
- Daily Bell and Block Schedules
- Attendance & Tardy Policies
- Schoology Login for Parents
- Student Dining - The Cafe (Lunch Menu)
- Uniforms, Dress Code & Spirit Wear (Booster Club and BSN Sideline Store)
- Family Service Program (FSP)
- Student-Family Handbook and Policies
- Tuition & Finance
- Laptop Requirements
- Forms and Paperwork
- Transportation Program
- Parent Association
- Parent Association Events
- Parking Permits for Students
- Summer Reading & Textbook Orders ("Shelfit!")
Contact the Front Office if your student is absent or late to school:
Erica De Jesus, Attendance Clerk, (510) 234-4433 ext. 1000
For school records and emergency purposes, please inform the Front Office as soon as possible about changes in address, phone numbers, email addresses, or emergency contacts.
Parent/Guardian Responsibility for Reporting Absences
A parent/guardian must call the attendance office each time the student is absent. Calls should be made between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. When students return to school after being absent, they must bring a note with the student’s full name included in the note, signed by their parent/guardian, giving the reason for the absence and noting the specific dates of absences. A medical form from the student’s doctor attesting to treatment may also suffice when appropriate. Without this note, the student may not be allowed into class or may be required to serve detention until the note is produced. Notes are required for both absences and tardiness but do not necessarily excuse absences or tardiness. The Principal may ask for further clarification regarding student absenteeism.
Unexcused Absences, such as truancy, will result in an in-school suspension from the Dean of Students or Principal.
Daily attendance in each class is required. Classes missed do not relieve students of the work covered in those classes. Ordinarily, assignments and homework posted on Schoology are expected to be completed on time. Students absent from any and all classes FIFTEEN times during a semester for any reason are ordinarily ineligible for semester credit. Each individual case will be reviewed by the Dean of Students, in consultation with the Principal, and the Principal will make the final decision relative to semester credit. Excessive Absence letters will be sent to parents on a regular basis from the Attendance Clerk.
A student participating in any co-curricular event must be in school for one-half of all classes to participate in any co-curricular event that day. Lack of attendance on a Friday means forfeiting participation in weekend co-curricular activities.
Students are expected to be in their assigned seats when the bell rings to start the class. Any student who does not meet this expectation is considered tardy. Students tardy to school or any class during the day must obtain an admit slip from the attendance office.
- Tardiness interrupts the class the student is entering, resulting in a loss of instructional time for all the students.
- For students to be successful and productive, they should develop habits of punctuality. These habits will contribute to academic success as well as career success.
- If a student is tardy to their first block of the day, they will be assigned one mandatory after-school detention, to take place Monday - Friday.
- If a student is tardy to school on five (5) or more occasions in any given quarter, they may be assigned to a mandatory, on-campus, two-hour Saturday detention in addition to the daily detentions they’ve already served.
- Failure to attend a mandatory after-school detention will result in the student being assigned one additional after-school detention.
- A parent conference will be scheduled with the Dean of Students and Principal if the number of tardies becomes excessive or consistent.
School Passes: Medical/Tardy/Early Dismissal
Medical appointments should be made outside school hours. Teachers whose classes will be missed should be notified ahead of time. If students leave early for any reason, a parent/guardian must sign the student out before the student leaves. It is unacceptable to send Uber, Lyft, or another transport service to pick up a student during the school day since a student must be signed out by an adult guardian when they leave campus.
Click link to order: https://app.mealmanage.com/
Lunches must be pre-ordered and pre-paid by 8:00 p.m. the night before.
A Message from Som Saengsourith, Chef and Owener of Som-thing Catering
Welcome to SOM-thing Catering! I am happy to bring my experience with “farm to table” and “family style” meals to our students and staff at Salesian. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email: email@example.com.
LUNCH & BREAKFAST PROGRAM
● Parents receive a welcome email to set up an account on the Meal Manage platform.
● Monthly menus, ordering and payments can be made on parents' account page.
● Advance ordering for breakfast and lunch is highly encouraged. You can even order ahead for the entire month!
● Cut off time for ordering is the day prior at 8:00 p.m.
● Breakfast will be offered “grab and go” style in the morning before school. LUNCHES MUST BE PRE-ORDERED.
● Microwaves and toasters will be available for students’ use.
The administration, faculty, and staff of Salesian College Preparatory believe that appropriateness in attire has a positive influence on student work and that it enhances the learning environment for all involved. A dress code also emphasizes to students the societal expectation that personal grooming and appropriate dress reflect a person’s sense of purpose and seriousness toward their work and behavior. Finally, a dress code allows the faculty and staff to identify visitors on our campus quickly. All faculty, staff, and administration members are empowered to enforce all aspects of the Dress Code.
We expect every Salesian student to be in Dress Code while on campus, from arrival to departure. After school, students involved in co-curricular activities, including athletics, may wear team or club-approved spirit-wear if the moderator or coach gives permission.
Here is what we expect Salesian students to wear every day:
Approved Salesian collared shirt (polo or button-up) and/or approved Salesian outerwear (sweatshirt, sweater, jacket, etc.), purchased through Lands’ End or the BSN Sideline Store. Students must keep Salesian outerwear on throughout the day. (Salesian polos, jackets, hooded sweatshirts, or crewneck sweatshirts).
Non-Salesian outerwear cannot be worn inside, even if a student has a Salesian polo or sweatshirt underneath. The Salesian logo must always be visible.
Any solid color pants without rips (jeans, khakis, etc.), but no sweatpants, joggers, athletic, or track pants. Pants cannot have designs or lettering, tears, multiple colors, or be faded.
Bermuda or cargo style shorts to the knees (any solid color without rips)
Students can only wear red, black, gray, or white undershirts under their Salesian polos
Girls may wear a black, gray, or khaki uniform skirt, length to knee level (purchased through Lands’ End only)
Any closed-toe shoes (Crocs OK)
Where to purchase Salesian uniforms:
- The school uniforms should be purchased online through Land’s End.
- Click on ‘Find My School’ and register your student(s) to create an account.
- We highly recommend that families place their order in early July.
- Additional apparel options are available on our completely customized BSN Sideline Store.
- The Salesian Sideline Store allows students, staff, families, alumni, and fans alike to purchase and customize Salesian Swag from their favorite sport or club with a special section for our alumni!
- Support our Booster Club with a purchase of a hoodie, a crew neck sweatshirt, t-shirt and more.
2023-2024 Family Service Program (FSP) Registration
Open for Registration Through September 1, 2023
Salesian College Preparatory's Family Service Program (FSP) serves as an avenue for families to be involved with school events by volunteering, fundraising, and community building. Without the support of our families, many of the school’s events would not be possible. Each family is required to offer volunteer service throughout the school year.
FSP Requirements For Each Family (not per student):
- Volunteer at one large event (FSP S1) - all day or evening (i.e., Project Santa, Crab Feed, Athletic All-day Events, CYO Track Meets, etc.)
- Volunteer at least one other event or activity (FSP S2) - FSP service opportunities include activities such as:
- Athletic Events: Booster Club – Fall, Winter and Spring sporting events, gate, parking, concession – Snack Shack, set-up, clean-up, etc.
- School Events: Set-up, clean-up, dances, chaperone, drivers for Service Day, Crab Feed, Welcome Dinners, Alumni events, senior class reception, class retreats, Project Santa, class dinners, Mother’s Day Mass and Brunch, etc.
- Attend one grade-level evening meeting per year:
- 9th Grade: Class Meeting with School Counselor in October
- 10th Grade: Class Meeting with School Counselor in October
- 11th Grade: Class Meeting with Guidance Director and College Counseling, Mr. Jack Stevens in September
- 12th Grade: Senior Class Parent Meeting regarding graduation activities in February
Parents/Guardians are required to register online for the Family Service Program by September 1st.
- All financial assistance from Salesian (including scholarships) will be put on hold until FSP registration is completed.
- There is an “Opt Out Fee” option for families who decline to participate in FSP and agree to pay $500 instead.
- If a family does not show up for or cancels their volunteer assignment less than 48 hours before the event, they will incur a $250 non-participation fee for each assignment that is unfulfilled.
*There are a few "FSP - Special" opportunities that allow families to complete their FSP requirements for the year: a Crab Feed Committee member, a representative of the Parent Association, a non-paid athletic coach, hosting an international student, Service Day Driver, or being part of the Admissions Liaison Team. Volunteers in these positions "go above and beyond," and we are very grateful for their expertise and help! Inform the FSP Coordinator by the 1st day of school if you qualify for or are interested in any "FSP-Special'' opportunities.
Questions about Family Service Program? Contact the FSP Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to view and register to volunteer at school events:
Thank you for supporting your child's school events.
The Finance Department works with the President and the Board of Directors in managing the long-term financial stability of the School. Our staff is committed to supporting the achievement of the School's goals and is fully aligned with its strategic and academic priorities.
Salesian College Preparatory has partnered with Smart Tuition to service your child's tuition account and allow payments 24/7. To enroll online, please visit www.enrollwithsmart.com and search for Salesian College Preparatory.
Smart Tuition Makes it Easy For Parents to:
- Select a payment method that works best for you, choose to receive a monthly invoice, and set recurring payments.
- Access your account online, review account history, transaction details and edit contact information.
- Receive payment and follow up reminders which are emailed 7 - 10 days before the due date.
- Speak with a customer service representative, Spanish speaking representatives are available.
For detailed instructions, please refer to Smart Tuition Instructions (PDF).
Contact the Finance Department:
The Finance Department is open from 7:30 AM to 4 PM, Mondays through Friday. The offices are located in the main school building.
All students at Salesian College Preparatory (SCP) are required to have a laptop for the school year. Students are required to have a laptop with at least the following minimum specifications:
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 or higher, with Solid State Hard Drive or Mac OS 10.14.3 (Mojave) or higher
- Memory: 8GB or higher
- Storage: 256GB or higher
- Wi-Fi: 802.11g/5GHz compatibility or higher
- Bluetooth: 3.0 or higher internal microphone
- Warranty: Extended warranty that includes damage protection (recommended)
Any questions about laptops may be directed to our IT Assistant, Oscar Ruiz (email@example.com).
To meet the needs of our commuting and working families, Salesian College Preparatory offers round-trip transportation to students from the Fairfield- Vallejo- Martinez- Hercules- Pinole areas, Berkeley- El Cerrito BART route, and the Pittsburg- North Concord BART route. The school-subsidized round-trip service (and if available, one-way service) is offered at an affordable rate to our current and incoming students. The service includes van transportation before and after school and must be purchased for the entire school year.
For more information about the Transportation Program, please contact Rebecca Mangle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Parent Association (PA) assists the administration, faculty, staff and students in fulfilling the vision and philosophy of Salesian College Preparatory. Among its goals are the improvement of communication and dialogue. The PA promotes a values-based education in a safe and nurturing environment, and organizes various fundraising events. It seeks to promote community outreach activities that represent Salesian spirit and ideals.
The PA meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. (virtually), September through May (no December meeting). At the April PA meeting, new PA Executive Officers ("the Board") are voted on for the upcoming school year. Parents/Guardians who want to run for any of the Board positions (PA President, Vice President, or Secretary/Treasurer) are encouraged to do so and to make their intentions known to the Associate Principal of Student Life by the PA's March meeting.
To contact the Parent Association, send an email to email@example.com
2023-2024 Parent Association
School Principal: Kenneth Farr II
President: Cathy Castro Tessendorf
Vice-President: Jose Vargas
Secretary / Treasurer: Sirikit Espino
FSP Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Booster Co-Chairs: Paula Sanchez, Jodie Bryant, Diana Kenyon
9th Grade: Colleen Baidoo, LaShante Smith
10th Grade: Marie Butson, Adriana Gonzalez, Myrtle Gacusan, Shing-Hwa Lai
11th Grade: Tanara Bailey, Sandy Dietrich
12th Grade: Marlyn Edesan, Neeru Kaushal Giri
Crab Feed Committee (email@example.com):Crab Feed Chair: Beth Reitdorf
Ticket Sales Coordinator / FSP Volunteer Coordinator: Adrienne Pearse
Raffle Prize Coordinator: Zuleyma Guardado
Publicity Coordinator: TBD
Decorations Coordinator: TBD
Volunteer at Event Coordinator: TBD
Assistant Kitchen Coordinator: TBD
Beverage Coordinator: TBD
Students - Click HERE for the parking Permit Application. Please provide a copy of your Driver License, a copy of Proof of Insurance. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card to the Finance Office.
1. Parking permit application must be filled out and signed by both the student and parent/guardian
2. Parking permits are $50 per year and may be purchased in the Finance Office
3. Parking permit fee is non-refundable
4. Parking permits must be visible and displayed at all times
5. The parking lot will be locked at 8:10am. Students will not be allowed access to their vehicles during school hours, unless authorized by an appropriate authority
6. Students park their vehicles on campus at their own risk. The school is not responsible for any damage or theft
7. Students are never to park in faculty or visitor lots
8. Students may lose their driving and parking privileges on campus if students are:
Loitering around the vehicles in the parking lot
Playing loud music/stereo systems while on campus
Diving on campus while on their cell phone
Speeding (the speed limit on campus is 5 mph) and/or unsafe and careless use of vehicle
Each year, Salesian assigns book titles for summer reading with the expectation that students will read over the summer break. Salesian makes every effort to select novels that will engage students and help foster a life-long relationship with reading. Please see the Summer Reading assignments for your student, listed under the Quicklinks Student section.
"Shelfit!" Digital Online Bookstore
Shelfit gives parents and students online access to all their school book needs with an easy-to-use platform with a single login. Each student will have their own Shelfit online bookstore listing all the books that they will need for the school year plus there will be a simple purchasing feature. All books for the upcoming school year will be made available in early August.
Returning students can find the Shelfit link in Schoology. Shelit information for new students soon will be provided directly to them in late July.