Intermediate School Summer Connection 2021-2022

This informational page is intended for families entering Carrollton's Intermediate School (Grades 4, 5, & 6) in the Fall of 2021.  We hope this will help in your preparation for the next academic year.
Much of the content on this page contains links to forms and important printable material. You can access links by clicking on the appropriate highlighted text. 

Important Information

School Hours: The Intermediate School begins promptly at 7:50 a.m. and dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.  Students may be dropped off as early as 7:15 a.m. for Morning Care at no charge. After School and Enrichment classes are also available.  Please click here for additional information:  After School/Enrichment Program/Developmental Sports.

Uniforms:  Uniforms may be purchased at AA & Dennis Uniform, click here to view the Intermediate School Requirements. You may also use this guide to assist in purchasing your uniforms from AA & Dennis Uniform. The Admissions Office offers recycled/gently used uniforms to our entire community. We offer these recycled uniforms at no charge. In order to keep your families safe and respecting social distancing, we will open the recycle uniform program from June 21-July 1 from 9 AM - 2:30 PM in the Convocation Center and July 6-July 23 in Cooke Hall in Room 301 both on the Barat Campus.  You must reserve a time slot in order to shop and NO walk-ins will be allowed. This program is only available during the designated times and dates above. Click here to reserve your date and time: Recycled Uniform Program Reservation Form.


Spirit Store - You may purchase your PE shirts, PE shorts and uniform-approved hoodies, sweatpants, and jackets from the Carrollton Spirit Store. Due to COVID protocols, the physical Spirit Store (located in the Wellness Center on the Duchesne Campus) is currently closed to visitors.  All orders should be placed through our website: CarrolltonSpiritStore.com. We deliver to current students and faculty on both campuses; new students should select the shipping option when ordering.  We hope to re-open our physical store as soon as visitors are once again allowed on campus.  For questions please contact us at CarrolltonStore@icloud.com.

The Spirit Store is managed and staffed by Carrollton alumnae volunteers and all proceeds benefit the school's financial aid program.  Please follow them on Instagram @CarrolltonStore and Facebook Carrollton Store to find out what's new and trending on campus.

School Supplies: 
Supplies and books are included in the tuition and provided by the School. The only items needed are a backpack (no wheels), reusable water bottle, lunch box, and headphones, or earbuds for laptop use.

Technology Handbook for all Grades: Grade 6 Only
- A laptop is included in the tuition and provided by the School. This year, 6th graders are being asked to select from two devices. Please review the Laptop specifications and submit your order form in the portal. If you have questions, contact the Carrollton Technology Department at support@carrollton.org.

Lunch Program
: Carrollton has a lunch program available once the school year has begun. The first term lunch program order forms will be made available via email in August. Parents have the choice to buy lunch or provide lunch from home.    

Academic Calendar 2021-2022We are happy to share our calendar for the  20-21 Academic School Year.  While it brings us great joy to plan, imagine, prepare, and hope with optimism, we understand the possible need to adjust and/or adapt these events/dates if the need arises. No matter what the future holds we will continue to move forward with confidence, courage, and compassion as we pray for our Sacred Heart community, nation, and the world.

Institutional Advancement Key Initiatives and Events


Transportation: 
Details coming soon.

Athletic Program

Students in the Intermediate School - 6th Grade - are eligible to try out for Carrollton's competitive sports team. If you are interested, please click here for competitive sports information.

Students in the Junior High School interested in participating in Carrollton's Athletic Programs should complete the required pre-participation forms. Please click here to access these required forms.

If your daughter is interested in using the Wellness Center - Weight Room/Indoor Track but will not be participating in a competitive sport, please click here to access the necessary information and release forms.

For additional information about our Athletic Programs please contact Matt Althage, Athletic Director.


Check out our Athletics Social Media

        
    

Carrollton Summer Programs 2021
Camp Carrollton
Rising Montessori 3 through 6th Grade Students 

Summer at Camp Carrollton is a fun-filled, engaging summer program for girls and boys located on the beautiful Duchesne Campus. Our primary goal is to provide every child with a high-quality, safe and fun learning environment. A variety of camp and class offerings provide campers ages 3 to Grade 6th an opportunity to participate in activities such as daily swim lessons, sports, robotics, coding, science, dance, and art. These are just a few examples of what campers can experience as they try new things, make new friends, and create positive memories each day at camp! Carrollton Summer Programs is staffed with experienced certified faculty. 
 
Three two-week sessions
Session 1: June 21 – July 2
Session 2: July 6 – July 16
Session 3: July 19 – July 30
 
Summer Camp Program Highlights: 
  • For M3 and M4 (girls only) and K through 6th grade (girls and boys). 
  • Pods (cohort groups) will be formed by grade level where campers will participate in a scheduled rotational set of activities with their own group. 
  • Counselor to camper ratio will be 2 adults to 14-16 children. 
  • Increased disinfection of our camp facilities and regular sanitation of surfaces and high-use areas.
  • Additional staff hired to support in cleaning, sanitizing, and caring for the overall health of the camp.
  • Curbside drop-off and pick-up limiting the entering of camp to just camp staff, campers, and authorized personnel.
  • Daily health assessment checks upon entering camp for all staff and campers.
  • A strict health and safety policy pertaining to our staff to ensure their health and wellbeing for themselves and our campers.
  • Camp schedules also include half or full-day offerings. Aftercare is offered weekly to create an extended day. 
  • The camp fee includes a camp t-shirt, a camp bag, all regular activities, lunch, and snacks. Campers will need to bring their own water bottle. Water bottle refill stations will be available throughout our facilities.
Summer at Camp Carrollton faculty and staff are eager and excited to welcome new and returning families to another fabulous summer! For more information, please contact the Auxiliary Director, Denise Perdomo del Valle ddelvalle@carrollton.org or Christina Marroquin, Associate Director at cmarroquin@carrollton.org. For more information and to view a copy of our Summer Camp brochure please click here: https://www.carrollton.org/student-life/summer-programs



Click the image above to download the Summer Programs brochure.
 

Carrollton Summer Programs 2021
Summer Scholars 
Rising 4th through 12th Grade Students

The goal of Carrollton Summer Scholars is to offer an educational summer program that provides students an opportunity to explore their passions. Students can select from a wide array of subject matters in reading, writing, languages and math skills, among others. Attached is our Summer Scholars brochure for more information. For more information, please contact the Auxiliary Director, Denise Perdomo del Valle at 305-446-5673, extension 2341 or email ddelvalle@carrollton.org


Welcome to the New Students!

What is the Mission of Sacred Heart Education?

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Giving Day 2021
Click above to donate to Carrollton's Giving Day 2021!

Please consider making a gift today to our Annual Fund!  The Annual Fund, a yearly Advancement initiative, supports all aspects of life at Carrollton.  Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund are spent in the current fiscal year to support the school's ongoing operating needs.  Carrollton's tradition of excellence is strengthened by the participation from all parents, alumnae, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends, endorsing this important effort.

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Required Forms for New Students

  • Grade 4 New Students Checklist

    Besides those listed above, required School Forms by Carrollton are assigned within the parent portal. Please log into the myCarrollton portal to view and fill out all required forms. 

    • Medical Information Form
    • Emergency Contacts Form
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy
    • Instrument Selection Form
    • Demographic Information Form
  • Grade 5 New Students Checklist

    Besides those listed above, required School Forms by Carrollton are assigned within the parent portal. Please log into the myCarrollton portal to view and fill out all required forms. 

    • Medical Information Form
    • Emergency Contacts Form
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy
    • Instrument Selection Form
    • Demographic Information Form
  • Grade 6 New Students Checklist

    Besides those listed above, required School Forms by Carrollton are assigned within the parent portal. Please log into the myCarrollton portal to view and fill out all required forms. 

    • Medical Information Form
    • Emergency Contacts Form
    • Over-the-counter Authorization Form
    • Biographical Information and Sacred Heart Legacy
    • Instrument Selection Form
    • World Language Selection Form
    • Personal Device Selection Form
    • Demographic Information Form
Intermediate New Parent Meeting Invite

Summer Academic Preparation

Summer is a wonderful time for students to play, pray, rest, read and spend time with families; to provide some 'down' time. We are certain that your summer plans will include enriching learning activities for your daughters. In order to keep their reading skills sharp over the upcoming months, we will be requiring summer reading activities. In August, the teachers will collect and review the work completed over the summer. We know that this reinforcement will continue to help them grow as learners. We are looking forward to seeing your family in August.




Summer Math

During the summer months, many skills that children have learned throughout the school year can be forgotten. It is often referred to as summer learning loss proving that these skills must be practiced. It is our hope that every summer the students continue to practice the skills that were learned throughout the school year. This summer we are asking students to continue this practice by working on the ALEKS website that many of them have been using throughout the year.
 
What is ALEKS?
Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking. (from www.aleks.com)
 
Students are expected to spend one hour per week on the website as spacing out practice is more effective than doing a lot all at once. Spaced practice creates endurable learning. While not required, students are welcome to further their learning by exploring additional lessons, any math website, or resource of their choosing.  Teachers will not be monitoring their progress throughout the summer but will review in September. The deadline to complete the assigned skills is Thursday, August 12th.
 
 
Students new to Carrollton will receive instructions on how to access and log into ALEKS via email. Please stay tuned for this information as summer approaches. 
 
Additional Math Resources that we use in the Intermediate School:
 
 
 
 

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program is a program to help new families (Mentees) in adjusting to life at Carrollton.  The program is set up to help pass along the special heritage of Sacred Heart, the importance of the Goals and Criteria, and what it means to be part of our family.  We have two wonderful parents who will be our Mentor Liaisons, Marisol Hidalgo for Grades 7-12, and Michelle Berio Calderin for Grades M3-6.  Their job is to ensure that the families connect and share with the Mentors on the happenings at the school.  Mentors will be assigned in May with intentions that they reach out to the Mentees before summer.

Marisol Hidalgo Michelle Berio Calderin

Save the Dates!

 
Click the image above to download a copy.

Key School Contacts

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Olen Kalkus

    Olen Kalkus 

    Head Master
  • Photo of Heather Gillingham-Rivas

    Heather Gillingham-Rivas 

    Intermediate School Head
  • Photo of Margie Dawson

    Margie Dawson 

    Intermediate Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Matthew Althage

    Matthew Althage 

    Director of Athletics/Physical Education Chair
  • Photo of Timothy Cassel

    Timothy Cassel 

    Director of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Programs
  • Photo of Ana Roye

    Ana Roye 

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Photo of Cayten Clark

    Cayten Clark 

    Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Photo of Ganene Cooper

    Ganene Cooper 

    School Nurse (Duchesne Campus)
  • Photo of Natalia Useche

    Natalia Useche 

    School Nurse (Barat Campus)
  • Photo of Denise Ortega

    Denise Ortega 

    Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Photo of Denise del Valle

    Denise del Valle 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs