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Welcome to the Parents Portal
The new La Salle Parents Portal provides a number of useful functions which are intended to help and enrich the La Salle experience. Below is most of the information that you will need to log on to and start using the portal.
How do I log on to the Parents Portal?
Each parent has a unique username and password to the Parents Portal and can be entered on the login page found by pressing the Parent Portal Login button. Instructions on parent usernames and passwords were distributed at Back-to-School Night and in the Communications Envelope.
Dear La Salle Community,
La Salle College High School, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young men of varied backgrounds, is conducted in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Through a broad and balanced, human and Christian education, La Salle College High School guides each student in the development of his unique God-given talents and fosters a commitment to academic excellence, service, and leadership. This is the La Salle College High School Mission Statement which provides focus and guides our efforts.
The extracurricular programs at La Salle support the wholistic education of the students entrusted to us. All are invited to participate in a wide range of activities and experiences that help young men develop their God-given talents, serve, and lead. Please read and consider how you will get involved this year.
Athletic Department Update
La Salle currently offers 19 Varsity, 12 Junior-Varsity, and 5 Freshman sports across the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Under the auspices of the PIAA, La Salle competes locally in the Philadelphia Catholic League, where we are one of the most respected athletic programs in the area. We encourage all students to try out for multiple sports across different seasons and we support multi-sport student athletes. For those students looking to get involved in athletics at a less competitive level, we offer seven different in-house intramural sports that are split throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons. All teams also need student managers. Involvement in extra-curricular activities is an important component of the wholistic education a young man receives at La Salle. Please consider getting involved in our athletic program at some level.
Below are some helpful Athletic Department reminders and resources for parents and students. The most up-to-date and important information will also be posted on our athletics webpage. For a complete list of Athletic Department requirements, important dates and deadlines, and coaches contact information, please click the button below.
We look forward to safely welcoming back spectators this fall at all our athletic events. Our student-athletes are excited to perform in front of their classmates, friends, and families once again. Our coaches are eager to get started. On behalf of the Athletic Department, we appreciate your support throughout the year.
Student Activities Office Update
Greetings from the Student Activities Office! Fall is a great time to get involved in a new club or activity! We currently have over 60 clubs and activities at La Salle, with some clubs having 50+ members. We offer clubs in various categories – Academic, Arts, Business, Culture/Language, Intramurals/Athletic, Media/Publications, Special Interest, and Technology. This year all clubs and activities will meet during Community Time on most Wednesdays.
All existing club members (10th-12th grade) will meet with their clubs and activities on September 1st during Community Time. Freshmen will also meet as a class on September 1st for an assembly about getting involved in the extracurricular program at La Salle with Mrs. Stott and Mr. Dougherty.
Our annual Activity Fair will take place on Thursday, September 2nd in the Auditorium. All students are expected to attend during their free period or lunch, but this event is especially useful for our Freshmen. They will be provided with the opportunity to see all of our clubs and activities displayed, and to meet current members and moderators.
The Underclassmen Mixer will be held at La Salle on Friday, September 24th from 7 to 10 PM. All underclassmen are encouraged to attend. Our Annual Fall Date Dance will take place at La Salle on Saturday, October 2nd from 7 to 10 PM for all Upperclassmen.
Mission and Ministry Office Update
Serving the community is a hallmark of La Salle. It provides an opportunity to have a positive impact on those in need. Helping others is also a fulfilling experience. Students, please plan on joining your teachers and classmates to support and serve people who may be less fortunate than you. There are also several opportunities for parents to get involved.
Class of 2025 Dads: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 will be our annual Branch Out Day of Community Service for the entire freshman class. In addition, the Men of La Salle will be inviting all dad's (or significant male figure) to join in the day. More information to come from the Men of La Salle.
Return to In-Person Service: As you know, Covid-19 restrictions limited our ability to serve with those in need. Last year, we were able to hold multiple drives (food, school supplies, snacks, etc…), La Salle Responds Dress Down Days to raise funds for non-profits, snack bag making, casserole making, and even virtual visits with community partners. However, nothing compares to face-to-face interaction with our brothers and sisters who are vulnerable.
In May, we began in-person volunteering with over 150 rising juniors and seniors participating in service projects throughout Philadelphia. Mission and Ministry is currently planning opportunities for the La Salle community to "Leave to Serve" this upcoming school year. In the coming weeks, look for more information on how students can participate and live up to our graduate profile of being "Men of Service and Justice."
Mr. Zanneo, Mrs. Stott, and Mr. Clark
Below are some helpful Back-To-School reminders and resources for parents and students. As you know we are sending emails throughout the summer to keep you informed. A Back-To-School page on our website will also be created in the coming weeks and important information will be posted there as it becomes available.
Calendar – There is a 2021-2022 Summary Calendar on our website. While this calendar was published last spring there continues to be questions about fall arrival dates as well as the starts and returns for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. You should use this calendar as you plan your family vacations.
Orientations – August 17-20th will be Orientation Week at La Salle.
- Freshmen will be required to be here all four of those days. On August 17th, August 19th, and August 20th we will hold Freshman Orientation and community building activities, as well as the first opportunity to follow academic schedules. Orientation week will conclude with a Freshman barbecue at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 20th.
- On August 18th we will hold the Freshman Induction program and Retreat Day which will start at 7:45 AM. Parents, please mark your calendar noting the early start time, and plan on attending the Induction Ceremony! Immediately following the Induction, our administrators will conduct a Parent Information Session from 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM for freshman parents.
- Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be required to attend orientations and classes on both August 19th and 20th.
- Sophomores will report to HR at 10:10 AM on Thursday and 8:00 AM on Friday. Both days they are finished at 1:00 PM.
- Juniors will report to HR at 8:00 AM on Thursday and 10:10 AM on Friday. On Thursday, they are finished at 2:30 and at 1:00 PM on Friday.
- Seniors will report to HR at 10:10 AM on both Thursday and Friday. Seniors will be done at 2:30 on Thursday and 1:00 PM on Friday.
Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Requirements – One essential component of the La Salle College High School experience is the connection that students make with each other and their teachers through community collaboration and engagement. We pride ourselves on the many options students have for connecting with each other through enrichment outside of the classroom. There is an expectation that all students participate in the life of the school outside the classroom.
Dress Code – The official dress code at La Salle is a long-standing tradition that we believe positively impacts our learning environment and develops our students' character while fostering pride in representing their school and families. This fall, we will return to our pre-pandemic dress code and enforcement of it, so please plan accordingly. The dress code is published in the Student Handbook which will appear on the Back-To-School page of the website (coming soon).
Post-Pandemic Life – La Salle College High School is committed to providing the best and safest possible experience for our students, faculty, and staff. Last year, a Health and Safety Plan was developed based on stacking best practices from recommendations and guidance offered by various federal, state, and local, health and education agencies. While we expect 2021-2022 to look and feel much more like 2019 than 2020, we are poised to employ mitigation procedures and protocols should circumstances require this. In the coming weeks, we will be monitoring all available resources in order to make a timely decision should any adaptation from previous standard practice be required. Please look for this information in future correspondences.
Gentlemen of La Salle College High School Class of 2025:
Welcome to the La Salle family. I hope you are ready for the many opportunities La Salle has to offer. I know you are ready for the challenges that will arise during your years at La Salle. Think of it as an adventure. Your time at La Salle College High School will be quite the journey along paths you seek out and paths you stumble upon, routes you could not have predicted. Expect the unexpected over the next four years as one should with any adventure.
While most of you have particular interests and are planning to take part in specific areas of school life, I challenge you to be open to and ready for the unplanned adventures that will present themselves. "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry," so not everything will go according to the script. That is the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. Do not fear the unknown, unexpected, or uncertain. Embrace it all.
While graduating from elementary or middle school may not be considered a monumental achievement, it certainly is a milestone that signifies the passing of childhood and the start of one's journey to adulthood. There will definitely be a lot of new things in your life as you go through your high school years. It is a very exciting time, but new beginnings are accompanied by new challenges. Your path will have lots of unexpected opportunity and, at times, unwelcomed adversity. All will be well worth it in the end. You will graduate from La Salle College High School a well-rounded young man, a Man of Intellect and Accomplishment, Faith and Compassion, Service and Justice, and Integrity and Respect. If you do things right, you will leave here with courage and character, not to mention brothers, close to three hundred of them, who will have your back for the rest of your life.
High school will be more challenging than your previous school, but a more fulfilling experience as well. You will have to work hard and manage the new demands on your time, deal with distractions and new pressures, and learn how to overcome adversity. Do not worry, you are ready for this challenge and our teachers, coaches, and staff will support you along the way, as will your family. You will also have the support and guidance of your Lasallian brothers, guys your age and the upperclassmen.
Before I give you some practical information, let me offer some advice. Like doing a flip off a diving board, you must fully commit to this venture. You cannot do La Salle halfway. That does not lead to success. Please spend as much time as you can on our campus and at school events. While all are expected to join two clubs and get involved in additional activities, there is no rule preventing you from doing more. Embarking on the adventure that is La Salle is definitely not a passive endeavor. The joy and camaraderie of this fantastic learning community can only be experienced actively. Commit and participate fully. Make connections. Create your path!
I will close by offering a bit of information and putting you on the lookout for more to come. Your first official day on campus will be Tuesday, August 17, the first day of your orientation week. The Freshman Induction Ceremony and Retreat will take place on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be packed with additional orientation activities, and you will attend classes, following your schedule for the first time. The goals of the week are to welcome you into the La Salle family, provide you with some information and skills to empower you to succeed, and, most importantly, to build community.
As you may know, our school day begins at 8:00 AM, but you should arrive at your homeroom around 7:45 AM each day to, at times, get ready for the day, but more often to hang out with your classmates. Most of your classes will meet every other day for sixty minutes over an eight-day cycle. The official academic day ends at 2:40 PM with buses departing campus between 3:05 and 3:30 PM. That allows you to touch base with a teacher, grab a snack, or relax with some friends. Regardless of where you live or your travel arrangements, I hope you stay on campus later than this as often as possible. You are welcome here well into the evening.
Every week from this point forward, you and your family will receive updates and new information to help you prepare for your freshman year. Expect informative emails from members of the administration up to the start of the school year, and thereafter a weekly publication, The Explorer Express, which will serve to highlight what is going on in the community.
Men, have a great summer break and get your summer assignments and summer reading completed, and completed well. I am excited for you and the paths you will explore at La Salle.
Live Jesus In Our Hearts Forever,
Gentlemen of the Classes of 2023 and 2024:
Your time at La Salle coincides with a developmental milestone, your shift from child to young man. I am reminded of a quote used this year by our valedictorian, Kevork Zeibari. "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things" (1 Corinthians 13:11). This can be interpreted as a dichotomy which is false and does not reflect reality. One does not simply stop being a child and start being an adult. You are not a child, and not yet an adult.
You become the man you are going to be during your high school years. By the time you leave here your foundation will be formed. That is why we emphasize courage and character, brotherhood and respect, and service and leadership. They will serve you well throughout your life. Things are therefore different at La Salle compared to many other schools. Our standards and values set us apart. I know you are ready for the challenges ahead.
School is not always exciting, and stress can mount. I hope you know that we want the best for you and are here to help, but as you get older learning, managing your time, and advocating for yourself become your responsibility. You are also responsible for the decisions you make, your good name, and the character you develop.
While there is much to learn and challenges to face, your time at La Salle should also be joyous. Please take advantage of all La Salle has to offer. It is time to fully participate in the La Salle experience, safely. While we remain in a time of uncertainty, I envision you working together in person, packing our extracurricular events, and providing the energy and zeal we are known for at La Salle.
You can expect to hear from various members of the administration in the weeks ahead with important updates and details about the upcoming year. Let me provide some general information now. We will hold orientations and a modified class schedule on Thursday, 8/19, and Friday, 8/20, your first days of school. Thereafter, we will have six class periods per day over an eight-day cycle. Classes will be sixty minutes long with your day officially beginning with homeroom at 8:00 AM and ending at 2:40 with the last class period of the day. Most classes will meet every other day and we will have community time for clubs on Wednesdays. Dr. MacMillan, our new Dean of Academic Affairs, Mr. Cirelli, Dean of Student Life, and Mr. Zanneo, our new Athletic Administrator will be communicating details in the weeks ahead including your schedules. Until then, please be patient as we get information out to you, enjoy what remains of your summer break, AND GET YOUR SUMMER READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED.
Men, I am looking forward to having everyone back on campus. Please know that I am here to help, and my door is always open to you.
Gentlemen of the Class or 2022:
La Salle College High School is known for excellence in all areas of school life. I am proud to be a part of this community that provides young men of varied backgrounds a holistic education rooted in the traditions and principles of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers. The goal is that you develop your God-given talents so you may serve and lead.
In August of 2018, I watched as another group of wide-eyed boys, children, poured out of vehicles and flooded the main hallway. While I rarely know one incoming freshman, I am certain that entering the building are individuals with their own unique personalities and skillsets, and a pool of unlimited potential.
In 2018 you were unknown potential. Now you are known, and you know yourself. You have taken advantage of many opportunities La Salle has to offer. Likewise, I am sure you are quite comfortable here, at your home away from home, where you have friends that are more like brothers. I do not think a person is ever fully formed or reaches her or his fullest potential as there is always more that can be learned or done. You are certainly not done. Now you must learn to lead.
Leadership is generally poorly understood. Being charismatic and confident can sometimes help a person lead, but the best leaders are often those who listen, take care of their business, and conduct themselves the right way. They serve and are an example for others to follow. Ultimately, the best leaders model.
"You are the light of the world. A city built upon a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor would someone light a lamp and then put it under a basket; rather, it is placed upon a lampstand so that it may afford light to all in the house. In the same way, your light must shine so that it can be seen by others; this will enable them to observe your good works and give praise to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5: 14-16
Men, I look to you to lead. You are the one class who has known La Salle in all its modes over the last three years. You will be the ones that reignite this community. Luckily, our flame was never extinguished. It may have been obscured a bit due to safety measures and restrictions. Fan the flames of intellectual curiosity, involvement, school spirit, and brotherhood. Energize this place with your leadership, your example. Men, you need to lead. The Class of 2022 must continue to develop courage and character while modeling how one can be a Man of Intellect and Accomplishment, Faith and Compassion, Service and Justice, and Integrity and Respect.
While there is much to learn and challenges to face, your time at La Salle should also be joyous. As stated above, it is time to ramp things up. It is time to fully participate in the La Salle experience, safely. While we remain in a time of uncertainty, I envision you working together in person, packing our extracurricular events, and providing the energy and zeal we are known for at La Salle.
You can expect to hear from various members of the administration in the weeks ahead with important updates and details about the upcoming year. Let me provide some general information now. We will hold orientations and a modified class schedule on Thursday, 8/19, and Friday, 8/20, your first days of school. Thereafter, we will have six class periods per day over an eight-day cycle. Classes will be sixty minutes long with your day officially beginning with homeroom at 8:00 AM and ending at 2:40 PM with the last class period of the day. Most classes will meet every other day and we will have community time for clubs on Wednesdays. Dr. MacMillan, our new Dean of Academic Affairs, Mr. Cirelli, Dean of Student Life, and Mr. Zanneo, our new Athletic Administrator, will be communicating details in the weeks ahead, including your schedules. Until then, please be patient as we get information out to you, enjoy what remains of your summer break, AND GET YOUR SUMMER READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS COMPLETED.
I am eager to have you back on campus as a class. Please know that I am here to help, and my door is always open to you. I look forward to working with you and watching you prepare to take the Lasallian light beyond this campus.
The role of the Mothers' Club is to support the La Salle community in the selfless spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle through community-building and fundraising events to promote the La Salle mission.
Men of La Salle
The Men of La Salle are all fathers and guardians of La Salle students. Our mission is to provide tuition for students who have lost their primary wage earner. Although it is difficult to believe, we are called upon 6-8 times every year to serve this mission.