September 4, 2022

Good morning,

I hope everyone is staying cool over this three day weekend! Thank you to all of the families that attended Back-to-School night last week. It was great to see so many parents and guardians attend and the opportunity to see familiar faces and connect with new faces. Any time we are able to gather as a Bosco community on campus is a blessing for us all.


As a reminder, if you were unable to attend Back-to-School Night last week or unable to pick up your Raffle tickets at the event, please note that your student was sent home on Friday with your tickets. Thank you again for all of your support with this fundraiser. The end result will be new classroom furniture which will lead to an enhanced learning experience for all Bosco Braves.


The school year is off to a great start as we go into the month of September. I hope you all have a blessed Sunday. Below you will find what is in store for the week ahead.


I hope you all have a blessed Sunday. Below you will find what is in store for the week ahead.



Kristopher L. Anderson, Ed.D., Class of ‘04


Important Announcements

Annual Fund Raffle Tickets

Hard copy tickets have been assigned and are now in your possession. You are responsible for submitting tickets on behalf of anyone who purchases one of your tickets. This includes tickets you sell online. If you were not able to attend Back to School Night, Annual Fundraiser tickets were given to your son to take home during 5th Period on Friday, September 2. If your son did not receive his tickets, please see Diane Whitten in the front office.   If you have any additional questions please email

Oratory Donation Requests 

Our Oratory is in need of replacements for a few items. If you happen to be giving away any of the following, we would be honored to receive your donation!

  • Couches (gently-used condition)
  • Large coffee/hot beverage dispenser
If you would like to donate any of the above, please contact Jen Schnorr at 

Bosco Football Watch Party 

On Friday, September 9th, we will be hosting a watch party to cheer on our Varsity Football team as they take on Central Cathedral in Oregon. Kickoff begins at 7:00 pm, but food will begin to be sold at 6:30 pm. The Día de los Muertos Committee will be selling 5 tacos for $10. Drinks and snowcones will also be sold. For adults 21+, there will be a beer garden selling beer and wine. Please be ready to show your IDs to get in. You may not leave the enclosed area with alcohol. 


Service Hours Opportunities

Donations and volunteers are needed for the Senior Luau. Please check Track-It-Forward to sign up. Items are needed by September 16th. Volunteers will be needed for the event on September 21st. Please contact Ms. Blakeman if you have any questions.

Football Game Experience donations and volunteers needed! Check Track-It-Forward for the ways you can be involved by supporting our students and fans this season! Reporting to Amy Krisch, Director of Special Events, these hours are a fun and unique way to engage with the entire St. John Bosco Community. Please email Amy Krisch for more information or sign up here. 

New Family Welcome Packet & Orientation Video

Welcome to Bosco!  If you are a new parent to Bosco and were not able to join us for the New Parent Orientation meeting on August 4th, please find a copy of the presentation and welcome packet below. 

Counseling Department Updates

Counseling Partners of Los Angeles

We are excited to announce that Counseling Partners of Los Angeles (CPLA) services have begun for the year! CPLA is an additional social/emotional support service for our students who wish to be seen on a regular basis regarding a variety of concerns, including anxiety, stress, and trauma. We welcome Linneen Warren, our brand new CPLA counselor, to our campus! Linneen is deeply passionate about helping teens and young adults set the stage for continued success and well-being throughout their life. She is particularly fascinated by the ways in which social relationships and family dynamics impact a developing individual’s capacity for strength and resilience. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Linneen has worked with pre-adolescents and college-aged adults in various contexts, and is excited to be joining the St. John Bosco community for the 2022-23 school year. Those interested in receiving services can see their counselor for a referral.

National Suicide Prevention Week

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. To acknowledge this important cause, we will be promoting the #BeThe1To campaign this week, which is the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline's effort to spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. Check out the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website for more important information: Our counseling team is available for any student who is dealing with a crisis and needs to talk. 

New Parent Counselor Night  |  Tuesday, September 6th

The counseling department will be holding a virtual New Parent Counselor Night this Tuesday, September 6th, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. During this event, freshmen and new transfer parents will receive information on graduation and college requirements, counseling support services, and more! Information for accessing this event is listed below. The presentation will be recorded for those who are unable to attend, and posted on Schoology. 

Join Zoom Meeting Click Here

Meeting ID: 870 5783 6397

Passcode: 2ScVmV

Senior Class Updates

Senior Portraits  |  Third Session

We will be holding our 3rd round of Senior Portraits on October 17th - 19th in the LC. If your son has not taken their pictures, please make sure to sign up as soon as possible before the dates are filled up. If you can't make it to any of those dates, you can make an appointment with the photography company to take it at their studio. Mrs. Fernandez sent an email with all the information on Friday, September 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fernandez. (

Senior Luau  |  September 21  |  6:30 -9:30 PM (SJB Quad)

The Senior Class Luau is a joint event with Saint Joseph High School.  Tickets will be available beginning Monday and can be purchased before and after school in the Oratory or at lunch in front of the ASB Student Store. Please bring cash or purchase online with a credit card via the link located on the Senor Class Schoology page. Early bird tickets are $12 from September 5 - 16 and $15 from September 17 - 20. If you purchased the pre-paid activities package, please have your son RSVP with Ms. Blakeman. If you have any questions, please contact the Senior Moderator, Ms. Blakeman ( ) or the Activities Director, Mrs. Fernandez. (

Attendance Policy Reminders
Telephone Number: (562) 920-1734 ext. 224

Absences From and Tardies to School

The student will present himself to the attendance office before any class when he is late or absent.

When a student is absent, the parent/guardian must:

  1.  Call to notify the Attendance Office the same morning of the absence; and
  2. Upon his return to school, the student must present a note to the Attendance Office, written by his parent/guardian, explaining the circumstances regarding his absence before he is readmitted to class.

*Failure to complete items #1 & #2 may result in an assigned Saturday School.

Early Dismissal

A phone call and written request from a parent or guardian must be submitted to the Attendance Office before school on the day the student is to be excused. A phone call alone is not sufficient to have the student excused from school. Without both of these fulfilled, students would only be permitted to leave campus at the discretion of the administration.

Excused Absences

Absences may be excused in cases such as, but not limited to, personal illness, severe illness in the family, a death in the family and other situations at the discretion of school administration. Students may make up their missed work in these cases with proper documentation. 

Extended Absence Policy

Requests for an extended absence must be made to the Vice Principal of Student Affairs. Students that are going to be absent for an extended period of time must pick up the proper notification and paperwork from the Vice Principal of Student Affairs and submit them back to the Vice Principal of Student Affairs two (2) days prior to the absence.  All extended absence arrangements are governed by the school’s policy on semester absences.


The school’s administration ultimately determines if an absence is to be considered excused, or unexcused. When a student accumulates six (6) or more absences in a single course in either semester, consequences may be issued at the disciplinary, or privileges level (non-participation in extracurricular and/or co-curricular events). Students in violation of excessive absences may not be granted academic credit. Only compelling personal or medical reasons will be considered by the school’s administration, where absences beyond six (6) may be allowed. Students are required to make up any course work that is missed due to absence, regardless of reason for absence. 

Tardiness to Class or School

A student is subject to disciplinary action for each tardy. Disciplinary action may include verbal and/or written warning, detention, and/or suspension. A student may be placed on probation or asked to leave the school if the tardy problem is persistent. SJBHS considers habitual tardiness to be a very serious matter and will be addressed accordingly.

If a student is 30 minutes or more late to any period, disciplinary action will be taken or any unexcused tardy.


A student who is not present in any class period(s) without a valid reason is considered truant. Truant students will be issued disciplinary consequences that may include Saturday School and/or suspension.

Join us on campus Friday, 9/9 for food, family & fun as the Braves take on Central Catholic!  Spread the word and head to to pre-order your TACOS!

Party Time: 6:30 PM
Where: The Quad at SJB
What to Bring: Chairs, Blankets, PRIDE
What We'll Have: Tacos (5 for $10); Sodas & Water ($1); Shaved Ice ($3)

Plus, for the 21+ Crowd: Beer & Wine Garden presented by the Margheritas Guild. 
Preorder Tacos

General Admission Tickets are now on sale! 

We are excited to announce General Admission Tickets for the 2022 Football Season are now on sale! Don't miss any of the action, lock in your seats for our five home games this season!



St. John Bosco High School's Parent Association (PA) supports and promotes all academic and extra-curricular programs. The PA assists and provides information concerning the educational and operational goals/policies of SJB through the efforts and participation of its members; supports and promotes fundraising activities to meet the needs of SJB through supplemental fundraising; promotes school spirit and commitment through social involvement of the parents; and provides opportunities for spiritual development of its members. ALL parents are invited and encouraged to attend PA Meetings, which are held the second Monday (with some exceptions) of every month. Meet and greet at 6:00pm and meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). Service hours may be earned by volunteering at hosted & supported events and/or through donations. Any questions please contact

If you are interested in helping with Grandparent's Day, please click on the link below.

Grandparent’s Day 

Grandparents Day Tickets

In partnership with the Bosco Bread Company, the Margheritas Guild will be selling Organic Salsa and Marinara Sauce created from our Bosco Garden in the Campus Store!  All proceeds will support teacher appreciation events. 

Organic Marinara Sauce 16 oz. $8.00

Organic Salsa 8 oz. $5.00

Bosco Marinara Sauce: Assorted Bosco Tomatoes & Fresh Oregano from the Bosco Garden  

Bosco Organic Salsa: Organic Beefsteak Tomatoe,Green Onions, Serrano Peppers, Hatch Peppers, Anaheim Peppers,  Pinocchio's Nose Peppers, Jalapenos and Yellow Jalapenos.
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