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.
|April 15 - April 22||Friday - Friday||School Closed: Easter Break|
|April 25||Monday||School Reconvenes|
|May 2||Monday||School Closed: Bishop's Holiday|
|May 30||Monday||School Closed: Memorial Day|
|May 31 - June 3||Tuesday - Friday||Final Assessments|
|June 3||Friday||Last Day of School, Have a great Summer!|
|August 17||Wednesday||First Day of School: Freshmen and Transfer Students|
|August 18||Thursday||First Day of School: ALL Students|
- Attendance & Tardy Policies
- Family Service Program (FSP)
- Laptop Requirements
- Parent Association
- Parent Association Events
- Summer Reading & Textbook Orders ("Shelfit!")
- Transportation Program
- Tuition & Finance
- Uniforms, Dress Code & Spirit Wear
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 Front Office each time the student is absent. Calls should be made between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. When students return to school after being absent, they must bring a note with their full name, signed by their parent/guardian, the reason for the absence, and 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 the 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 the absences or tardiness. The Assistant Principal may ask for further clarification regarding student absenteeism.
Unexcused absences, such as truancy, will result in an in-school suspension from the Assistant Principal or Principal.
Daily attendance in each class is required. Missing class does not relieve students of work covered in those classes. Assignments and homework posted on Schoology are expected to be completed on time. Students absent from any class fifteen times during a semester for any reason are ineligible for semester credit. Each case will be reviewed by the Assistant Principal, in consultation with the Principal, who will make the final decision relative to semester credit. Excessive Absence letters will be sent to parents regularly 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 that weekend’s co-curricular activities.
Students who have perfect attendance are recognized at the end of their Senior year. Perfect attendance means students are never late or absent from a class (except for a school activity).
Students are expected to be in their assigned seats in their first-period classroom when the bell to start the day rings. Any student who does not meet this expectation is considered tardy. Students tardy to school or to any class during the day must obtain an admit slip from the attendance office.
School Passes: Medical/Tardy/Early Dismissal
Medical appointments should be made outside of 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 or Lyft or another transport service to pick up a student during the school day since they must be signed out by an adult guardian when they leave campus.
Registration for FSP will open on July 15, 2022.
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 expected to offer volunteer service throughout the school year.
FSP Requirements For Each Family (not per student):
- Volunteer at one large event - all day or evening (i.e., Project Santa, Crab Feed, Service Day Driver, Golf Tournament and dinner, Athletic Booster all-day events, etc.)
- Volunteer at least one other event or activity - FSP service opportunities include activities such as:
- Athletic Events: Booster Club – Fall, Winter and Spring sporting events, gate, parking, CYO track meets, concession – Snack Shack, set-up, clean-up, etc.
- School Events: Set-up, clean-up, dances, chaperone, drivers for Service Day, Crab Feed, Welcome Dinner, Alumni events, senior class reception, class retreats, Golf Tournament and Dinner, Project Santa, class dinners, Mother’s Day Mass and Brunch, etc.
- Attend one grade-level evening meeting per year:
- 9th Grade: Meeting with School Counselor, Mr. David Franklin in October
- 10th Grade: Meeting with School Counselor. Ms. Lakeasha Pittman in October
- 11th Grade: Meeting with Guidance Director and College Counseling, Mr. Jack Stevens in September
- 12th Grade: Senior Parent Meeting regarding graduation activities in February
Please note: It is solely the responsibility of the parent/guardian to actively pursue (FSP) volunteer opportunities at Salesian.
Families are required to register to volunteer at school events* by August 18, 2022; it is solely their responsibility to pursue (FSP) volunteer opportunities. There is an "Opt-Out of FSP" option for families who wish to decline participation in FSP and agree to pay $500 by September 15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about opting out.
*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, 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 email@example.com
Registration for FSP will open on July 15, 2022.
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 (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 third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Salesian cafeteria, 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 Principal by the PA's March meeting.
To contact the Parent Association, send an email to email@example.com
2021-2023 Parent Association
Executive Board:President: Interim - David Fontanilla, Cathy Castro Tessendorf
Vice-President: Jose Vargas
Secretary / Treasurer: Fiona Velez
FSP Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Booster Co-Chairs: Paula Sanchez, Jodie Bryant, Diane KenyonCrab Feed:Co-Chairs: Toni Reeder, Beth Reitdorf
Raffle Prize Coordinators: Adrienne Pearse and TBD
Open Positions: Publicity Coordinator, Decorations Coordinator, Beverage Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Assistant Kitchen Coordinator
Golf Tournament (email@example.com):Golf Tournament Chair: Henry Moe
Assistant Chair: Gabriella Zaragoza Carillo
Raffle Coordinator: Rommel Suratos
Parents or guardians who are interested in being a Class Representative for the PA, or who want to be part of the Crab Feed Committee, should contact Marylou Flannery, Principal.
Upcoming Parent Association Events
Mother's Day Mass and Brunch
Sunday, May 8, 2022 | 10 AM
Mass - Salesian Gym; Brunch - Salesian Cafe
Celebrate the women in your life and bring them to our Mother's Day Mass and Brunch on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Mass begins at 10 AM in the gym, and brunch will immediately follow in the Cafe. Each family will receive one free family portrait by Kurt Burton Photography.
Tickets are sold online only (not at the door) and must be purchased by May 2, 2022. Seating is limited to 170 guests.
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. Below are links for the lists of assigned books for Summer 2022.
Digital Online Bookstore for 2022 - 2023
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 2022-2023 school year plus there will be a simple purchasing feature.
More information about Shelfit coming soon!
To meet the needs of our commuting and working families, Salesian College Preparatory offers round-trip transportation to students from the Vallejo-Hercules-Pinole areas, Berkeley - El Cerrito Bart route, and the North Concord Bart route. The school-subsidized round-trip 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 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.
The faculty and administration 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.
Here is what we expect Salesian students to wear every day:
- Approved Salesian collared shirt (polo or button up) and approved Salesian outerwear (sweatshirt, sweater, jacket, etc.), purchased through Lands’ End or the BSN Sideline Store.
- Any solid color pants without rips (jeans, khakis, etc.). Pants cannot have designs or lettering, tears, multiple colors, or be faded. Students may wear Bermuda or cargo style shorts up to knee length (any solid color without rips). Students may wear a black, gray, or khaki uniform skirt, length to knee level or 3-inches below (purchased through Lands’ End only)
- Any closed-toe shoes.
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.
Read our New Family Handbook!