Welcome Class of 2028!

Congratulations!

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to Archbishop Spalding High School Class of 2028! Please join us at Freshman Welcome on March 2nd, 2024. The Welcome is for parents and students.

At Freshman Welcome you will receive:

  • Your Spalding email and login credentials(you will receive an email with proficiency testing information as well as an elective selection form)
  • A chance to shop at the Cavalier Shop
  • The opportunity to speak to School Counselors 
  • The opportunity to speak with Athletic Coaches and Club Moderators 
  • A special gift for each of our new Cavaliers

If you have not already done so, please complete the online enrollment process prior to March 2nd. 

Welcome times are assigned based on the student’s last name:

Names 
Times 
A-C
8:30 am
D-H
9:00 am
I-M
9:30 am
N-S
10:00 am
T-Z
10:30 am

If you are unable to attend during your assigned time but can attend one of the other sessions, please email us in advance at admissions@spaldinghs.org.

Again, CONGRATULATIONS from the entire Archbishop Spalding High School community!

Things to know for the 2024-2025 school year!

List of 25 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When is the first day of school for the 2024-2025 school year?

    The calendar for the 2024-2025 school year will be released on May 15th. 

     
  • Q: Do you have any carpool options at Spalding?

    If you would like to discuss carpool options - here is the Facebook page that allows you to talk to other Spalding parents! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1103876833802308/
  • Q: When does the school day start and end?

    Students are expected to be in their first-period classes by 7:50 AM. The school day concludes at 2:35 PM. 
  • Q: How many class periods are in a day?

    There are 8 class periods in a day with homeroom. 
    Period 1: 7:50-8:34
    Period 2: 8:39-9:22
    Homeroom: 9:27-9:44
    Period 3: 9:49-10:33
    Period 4: 10:38-11:21
    Period 5: 11:26-12:10
    Period 6: 12:15-12:58
    Period 7: 1:03-1:46
    Period 8: 1:51-2:35
  • Q: When do student's schedules go live?

    There are two release dates:
    • Enrollment schedules - the complete list of the classes they are taking will be sent in July.
    • Student schedules with teachers and class periods will be given to them during Freshman Orientation.
  • Q: What are the uniform requirements?

     UNIFORM CODE FOR BOYS
    • Facial hair and drastic hairstyles are not permitted.
    • Shirts must be tucked in neatly at all times.
    • Pants are to be worn above the hips and properly sized.
    Summer Uniform - (what they will start the year in)
    1. Dress Pants: Flynn O’Hara khaki trousers or shorts.
    2. Shirt: White knit “Archbishop Spalding” golf shirt that may be purchased through the Cavalier shop. Only a plain white tee shirt may be worn underneath the golf shirt, and long sleeve tee shirts or turtlenecks may not be worn with the summer uniform.
    3. Belt: Black, brown, or gray belts must be worn.
    4. Socks: Plain white or black ankle or knee-high socks. Socks must be visible at all times.
    5. Shoes: Brown, tan, or black dress shoes without a white sole are permitted. Sperry-type shoes and Bucs are allowed but must be brown, tan, or black. Shoes must be at or below the ankle. The following are not permitted: sneakers, tennis shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, crocs, open-toed, or open-heeled. Heels should not exceed one inch.
    6. Sweater or Vest: The school sweater or vest is optional. However, no other jackets, sweaters, or sweatshirts may be worn.
    Winter Uniform: (when to change uniforms will be announced in the fall)
    1. Dress Pants: Flynn O’Hara khaki trousers
    2. Dress Shirt: White, button-down oxford. Only a plain white tee shirt may be worn underneath the dress oxford shirt.
    3. Belt: Black, brown, or gray belts must be worn.
    4. Socks: Plain white or black ankle or knee-high socks. Socks must be visible at all times.
    5. Shoes: Brown, tan, or black dress shoes without a white sole are permitted. Sperry-type shoes and bucs are allowed but must be brown, tan, or black. Shoes must be at or below the ankle. The following are not permitted: sneakers, tennis shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, crocs, open-toed, or open-heeled. Heels should not exceed one inch.
    6. *Sweater or Vest: Class of 2026, 2027, and 2028 wear the black V-neck pullover sweater or vest with the school monogram.
    7. Senior Sweater or Fleece: Senior sweaters or fleece are purchased through the school store. However, buying a senior sweater or fleece is optional. Senior students may wear their black school sweater or black school vest instead of the senior sweater. Students who do not purchase a senior sweater may purchase a senior fleece. A senior fleece may be worn as long as it is unzipped and does not exceed the waistline.
    8. *Necktie: The class of 2026, 2027, and 2028 must wear a school tie, which may be purchased from the bookstore or through Flynn O’Hara. The collar button is to be buttoned, and the tie is to be worn to cover the collar button 

    All items marked * must be purchased from the Flynn O’Hara Uniform Company.

    UNIFORM CODE FOR GIRLS
    • Shirts must be properly buttoned and tucked in at all times.
    • A girl’s fingertips must not exceed the length of her skort when standing. If the skort does not meet this expectation, a new skort must be purchased. Students who do not comply with the skort length requirement must wear khaki shorts or trousers. All female students are required to wear the skort with the school crest embroidered; the skort without the school crest is no longer available to purchase at Flynn O’Hara. Boxers, spandex, and other shorts worn under the skort may not extend below the skort.

    Summer Uniform: (what they will start the year in)
    1. Skort: Flynn O’Hara khaki skort, shorts, or trousers
    2. Shirt: White knit “Archbishop Spalding” golf shirt that may be purchased through the Cavalier Shop. Only a plain white tee shirt may be worn underneath the golf shirt, and long sleeve tee shirts or turtlenecks may not be worn with the summer uniform.
    3. Socks: Plain white or black ankle or knee-high socks. Socks must be visible at all times.
    4. Tights: Plain, non-colored nylons may be worn with plain white or black socks.
    5. Shoes: Brown, tan, or black dress shoes without a white sole are permitted. Sperry-type shoes and bucs are allowed but must be brown, tan, or black. Shoes must be at or below the ankle. The following are not permitted: sneakers, tennis shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, crocs, open-toed, or open-heeled. Heels should not exceed one inch.
    6. Sweater or Vest: The school sweater or vest is optional. No other jackets, sweaters, or sweatshirts may be worn.

    Winter Uniform: (when to change uniforms will be announced in the fall)
    1. Skort: Flynn O’Hara khaki skort, shorts, or trousers.
    2. Dress Shirt: White, button-down oxford. Only a plain white tee shirt or white turtleneck may be worn underneath the dress oxford shirt.
    3. Socks: Plain white or black ankle or knee-high socks. Socks must be visible at all times.
    4. Tights: Black or white standard non-patterned tights may be worn.
    5. Shoes: Brown, tan, or black dress shoes without a white sole are permitted. Sperry-type shoes and bucs are allowed but must be brown, tan, or black. Shoes must be at or below the ankle. The following are not permitted: sneakers, tennis shoes, boots, slippers, sandals, crocs, open-toed, or open-heeled. Heels should not exceed one inch.
    6. *Sweater or Vest: Class of 2026, 2027, 2028, wear the black V-neck pullover sweater or vest with the school monogram.
  • Q: How do we get textbook and material requirements?

    Textbook and material requirements are released in the Principal Summer Letter, which is sent in the first week of July, and summer Reading is sent before this letter, usually in late June. 
  • Q: What is your school store information?

    To purchase anything from the Spalding Cavalier Shop, please visit the following link: 
  • Q: When can you drop off students in the morning?

    You can drop them off at Spalding as early as 7:00 am, and they will be in designated areas until they are released to go into the classrooms unless instructed otherwise.
  • Q: When can you pick up students in the afternoon?

    Regular pick-up will be at 2:35 pm. if you need accommodations to pick up your student(s) later, we have an after-school study hall that goes until 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Q: What is the process if our student arrives late to school or is picked up early from school?

    If your student(s) arrive late to school, they must either have a medically excused note or it would be an unexcused late. Each student is allowed to have 4 unexcused lates, and students are issued detention on every 4th unexcused late. If you are picking up your student early, contact our attendance coordinator ( attendance@spaldinghs.org ) when the dismissal is. 
  • Q: What is the process if our student is absent from school?

    If your student is absent from school, you can email (attendance@spaldinghs.org) or call and let them know that your student(s) will not be present. If it is for medical reasons, they must have a doctor’s note with the date they missed for it to be an excused absence, or it will be marked as a “called out.”
  • Q: What is the process for school lockers and combinations?

    They will receive their locker and locker combination at Freshman Orientation, which will be their locker and combination for all 4 years.
  • Q: When will the freshmen get their school ID and when will picture day be?

    Freshmen will receive an ID at Freshman Orientation. This ID will not have their picture on it. Once they have school picture day in September (the date is to be released), they will be issued a new ID with their picture on it. 
  • Q: How does the lunch process work with Sage?

    Please be advised that SAGE (the cafeteria) does not accept cash or credit cards for food purchases. We are using a system called RevTrak. We will send you more instructions on how to set up your account in the summer.

     
    If you have any questions, please get in touch with Joan Haywood with SAGE via email at jhaywood@sagedining.com
  • Q: What school forms do we need to fill out?

    School: For information on school forms, please click on the following link: https://www.archbishopspalding.org/campus-life/health-services 

    Sports: Any student interested in competing on an interscholastic athletic team for Spalding must have their medical record and physical form updated on Magnus. The physical form can be downloaded from the website's Athletic Training portion and then uploaded to Magnus by the student or guardian.

  • Q: How do I add the school calendar to my phone?

    If you would like to attach the school calendar on the website and the athletics calendar, please see below for how to do so: If you’re viewing the calendar on our website from your phone, you can click the green RSS feed button to add the calendar to your phone calendar. This will add all events - including sporting events. 
  • Q: When are tryouts for fall sports?

    Tryout information will be available on the Spalding Athletics homepage. This will be an active page, so please check in frequently. Additional information on each team’s page will be available, including coaching contact information.
  • Q: Does Spalding have a Parents' Association?

    Yes, we have a Parents' Association and welcome all new members. If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch with ashspa@spaldinghs.org
  • Q: How may I be asked to support the school throughout the year?

    As a parent at ASHS, there are a variety of ways you will be invited to participate in the school community. At the same time, your tuition and fees are an incredible investment in your child's future; the difference between what tuition covers and the true operating expenses for our school is covered through the department of advancement efforts like the Spalding Fund and fundraising events such as the Spalding Gala and Love Graziano Golf Tournament. We recognize that every family has made a financial sacrifice by sending their child(ren) here and welcome additional investments in our day-to-day and future needs!
  • Q: Does Spalding have a booster club?

    Archbishop Spalding High School has a strong & impressive history of athletics; as always, we strive to improve upon our excellence. The Cavalier Club (CVC) plays a crucial role in contributing financial support to sustain & enhance our athletic facilities and providing an impressive support system for our school community. The CVC also issues unique tangible benefits for our members. Just as our athletes experience camaraderie on their teams, there are opportunities for fun and friendship throughout the year while volunteering with us. 

    Information for the 2023-2024 school year will be available in July.

    1st at the following link: 

    If you would like more information or have any questions about Cavalier Club, please email palumboje@spaldinghs.org 
  • Q: What are the service hour requirements for freshmen?

    There is no service hour requirement for freshmen, and service hour requirements will start in their sophomore year. However, students can begin collecting service hours freshman year and count them towards their sophomore year. 
  • Q: What is the traffic like in the parking lot?

    As the school year starts, parents/students are getting used to the traffic flow through the parking lot. We recommend getting to Spalding at least 20-25 minutes early in the first few weeks of school. After that initial period and things start, to even out 15 minutes is recommended.
  • Q: If my student is struggling, in a class, mentally, etc, where should they go?

    Spalding has great resources to help students when they are struggling. We have 4 counselors, each assigned to a different grade, and a social worker (Marcie Gibbons). Each counselor has extensive experience and knowledge to help each student. Mr. Joey Atas (atasj@spaldinghs.org) will be the freshmen counselor. 
  • Q: Device Requirements and how do I connect my device to the school Wifi?

    Please visit the following website to see all instructions on purchasing a device and how to connect it to the wifi: 

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410-969-9105