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New to Bosco

We are delighted that you will join the St. John Bosco High School community in the August. We know that you and your family have many questions as you prepare for this exciting new experience. We have a number of programs in place to facilitate this transition, including Parent and Student Orientation and Welcome BBQ in the fall.

In this section of the website you will learn more about these programs, as well as uniform and book purchases, volunteer opportunities, school communication, and other important information. Knowing that we cannot anticipate all of the many questions you may have, please feel free to us at (562) 920-1734 with any additional questions. We are here to help, and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Sincerely,


Dr. Christian De Larkin
Principal

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Will there be an orientation for new families?

Yes, we have a very thorough orientation program for all of our new students and their parents. Class of 2021 - Parent Orientation Night is on Monday, August 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Becky Ellison (562) 920-1734 ext. 234.

When is the first day of classes?

Freshmen are required to attend Welcome Day on Tuesday, August 8 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. followed by a New Student Welcome BBQ and Social from 4 - 5 p.m.

The first academic day of classes will be on Wednesday, August 9 at 8 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. dismissal.

How do I get involved as a parent?

As parents, step-parents or guardians of a Bosco student, you are all members of the Bosco Parent Association. You will have the opportunity to sign up for a number of parent volunteer opportunities.

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend Parent Association Meetings, which are held the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).

What is PowerSchool?

PowerSchool is the school's electronic student management system where student information is collected and stored. The portal is the "doorway" into the system giving parents access to information about their children.

PowerSchool gives parents and students access to real-time information such as attendance, grades, class schedules, test scores and graduation requirements.

Questions regarding PowerSchool can be directed to the Registrar at (562) 920-1734 ext. 511.

What is Naviance?

Naviance is an online program with single sign-in for students and parents that promotes college and career readiness through its application programs:

  • Success Planner
  • Course Planner
  • College Planner
  • Career Planner

Naviance will be used by the Counseling Department to guide students in identifying their college major and career choice, for college/academic announcements (e.g. scholarships, field trips, college visits), to St. John Bosco High School, as well as submitting documentation to select colleges in the senior year during college application season.

How do I change my phone number in PowerSchool?

If your number or address has changed click here to submit your updated information.

Is there a summer reading list?

Yes. All students are required to read the following books:

  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

* There is an assignment due the first day of class.

Click here for more information

Where can I find information concerning Textbooks?

St. John Bosco High School utilizes both digital textbooks as well as traditional hard copy texts depending on the course. The titles of course textbooks along with cost and instructions on how to access the textbook will be provided shortly.Click here for more information

What Electronic Device should I purchase for my son?

St. John Bosco High School has a Bring Your Own Device approach to technology. Not only is this consistent with the technology approach in higher education, but also allows students to select devices that they are comfortable with at a price point that each family has discretion over. Click here for more information

Does the school provide transportation from different cities?

In an effort to ease the transportation burden from the South Bay, Orange County and Long Beach areas, St. John Bosco High School is pleased to offer student transportation service that will serve several cities, picking up and dropping off Braves at multiple locations on school days throughout the school year.Click here for more information

Who to Contact

Main Office: (562) 920-1734
General information, tuition and billing questions

Activities Coordinator
(562) 920-1734 ext. 596
Club information, ID card replacement, dance guest passes

Attendance Office
(562) 920-1734 ext. 224
Absences, tardiness, illnesses, lost & found

Athletics Office
(562) 920-1734 ext. 250



Campus Store
(562) 920-1734 ext. 263

Counseling Office
(562) 920-1734 ext. 261
Career information, scheduling problems, college information

Advancement Office
(562) 920-1734 ext. 321



Registrar's Office
(562) 920-1734 ext. 511
Transcripts, change of residence, phone number or email

Outreach Concern
(562) 920-1734 ext. 295
Personal counseling for students

Youth Ministry Office
(562) 920-1734 ext. 543
Spiritual counseling for students