Back to School 2019-20

Important Dates
August 12 | 7:45 AM | First Day of School; Tennis Tryouts Begin
Dec. 17-19 | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM | Final Exams (Required Attendance)

Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
All parents are invited to Back-to-School Night tomorrow, Thursday, August 15, 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.

New! Join Pilot Parents for Refreshments
Pilot Parents, a new parent group, invites you to join us for refreshments and light bites beginning at 5:30 pm on Upper Plaza.

Academic Programs & Spirit Wear
Representatives from Athletics, Service Learning/Travel Programs, Parents in Prayer, and other programs will be available to answer your questions. The Spirit Store will also have a table for those of you interested in purchasing new OLP gear!

The Back-to-School Night schedule is as follows:

  • 6:30-6:40 pm: Block A
  • 6:45-7:00 pm: Block B
  • 7:05-7:15 pm: Block C
  • 7:20-7:30 pm: Block D
  • 7:35-7:45 pm: Block E
  • 7:50-8:00 pm: Block F
  • 8:05-8:15 pm: Block G and Zero

Parking & Shuttle Service
Parking on and around campus is extremely limited. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the offsite parking with shuttle service to campus. We encourage parents to park at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall (East parking lot between The Broken Yolk and Bank of America) and take one of our courtesy shuttles to OLP. Shuttle service will begin at 5:00 pm. Shuttles will run continuously between Westfield Mission Valley and OLP, with the last shuttle leaving OLP at 8:45 pm. If you park around campus, we ask our families to support our efforts in being good neighbors by being aware of residential driveways. Please do not block or park too close to driveways: you will be towed.

As partners in education, parents are encouraged to attend Back-to-School Night in order to meet teachers and receive pertinent course information. It is not, however, necessary to inform the school if you are unable to attend. For further questions, please call at 619-297-2266.

View a map of the campus on our website.

Required: School Forms
Parents are asked to please log into their Blackbaud accounts to complete three required school forms:
» Emergency Contact Form
» Policy Acknowledgments and Releases - Parent
» Emergency Health Form

Instructions for completing the forms:
» Login to Blackbaud
» Click on the “You Have: (3) Forms to Review” link within the yellow banner at the top of the page.
» Complete all three forms and submit upon completion.

Students should log in to their Blackbaud accounts to complete their “Policy Acknowledgments and Releases - Student” form prior to the first day of school.

Summer Reading & Assignments
The summer reading requirement is meant to encourage reading and provide a basis for instruction in the first weeks of school. Questions about summer reading can be directed to the Interim Assistant Principal of Instruction, Dr. Angela Gascho at [email protected]

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 8, 2019 PRIOR TO THEIR CLASS MEETINGS.

Students should attend their class meetings and pictures in formal dress uniform. Order forms to purchase pictures will be available here soon.

Attendance at class meetings is mandatory for all students. All photos will be taken in Carondelet Hall. Frosh, Sophomore and Junior class meetings will take place in the Holy Family Event Center. The Senior class meeting will take place on North Terrace.

The schedule for class meetings and photos is listed below:

» Frosh Photos 7:30 – 8:45 AM | Frosh Tech Camp & Class Meeting 9:00-2:00 PM
» Sophomores Photos 8:45 – 10:00 AM | Class Meeting 10:00 -11:00 AM
» Juniors Photos 10:00 – 11:15 AM  | Class Meeting 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
» Seniors Photos 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM | Class Meeting 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Athletic Registration/Fall Sports
The coaches of the OLP CIF Fall sports teams (Cross Country, Golf, Tennis and Volleyball)
invite you to join them for team try-outs. Volleyball tryouts begin August 1st. Golf and Cross Country begin August 5th. Tennis begins August 12. Students who wish to try out for a sport, must meet the requirements set by OLP, CIF, the City Conference, and the state of California.

Visit the Fall Sports Registration webpage to learn more and register.

Textbook Ordering Instructions
Students are able to purchase their books through any textbook provider desired. This can include our school provider, EdTech, or an alternative service such as Amazon. We encourage families to be savvy shoppers and review prices from different providers prior to purchasing. Additionally, please verify that the ISBN numbers match exactly to ensure that students are purchasing the correct editions. The online OLP bookstore opened July 1, 2019 at olp.shelfit.com.

Visit the Textbooks webpage for a full list of required textbooks and ordering information.

Student Schedule Change Requests
Student Schedule Change Requests Should students need to make a schedule change they will need to schedule an appointment with their school counselor. Appointments will be available beginning August 1, 2019. Students must have an appointment to make a schedule change. To schedule an appointment, click on the Schedule Change Appointments Google Sheet and make a comment with your first and last name to secure the available appointment time.

Schedule changes are made with parental approval, no exceptions. Click here to access the Schedule Change Request Form and have it signed by your parent prior to your meeting. The master schedule is complete and offered a 95% first choice completion rate! This means that preferential changes will be difficult to accomplish. Our priority is to help those with a significant schedule change need (an error, a gap in their schedule, etc).

Please note that not all schedule change requests can be accommodated. Requests based on the need for a required course to meet OLP’s graduation requirements will take priority. As a school policy, requests based on teacher preference cannot be accommodated. All schedule requests based on elective preference will be considered and will require a $20 schedule change fee.