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For our new students and families, welcome to Cheverus! 

As the start of the 2023-2024 school year draws near, do you have lots of questions? You are not alone. Read some of our most frequently asked questions about summer assignments, dress code, books, and athletics. 


If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Assistant Principal for Academics Mrs. Kathryn Ray or School Counselors Mrs. Victoria Bellomo and Mr. Andrew Digan

Mrs. Kathryn Ray

Assistant Principal for Academics



Mr. Andrew Digan 

School Counselor

Students with last names A-K 

Ms. Julie Niejadlik 

(pronounced “knee-ad-lik”) 

School Counselor

Students with last names L-Z 

New Student FAQ

9th Grade Team

Ms. Kelly Antonson (English)

Ms. Rhonda Barker (French)

Ms. Victoria Bellomo (Counselor)

Ms. Brenna Chalifour (History)

Ms. Laura Cholod (Spanish)

Mr. Andrew Digan (Counselor)

Ms. Jane Glass (Librarian/Coding)

Ms. Kerry Knott (IS)

Ms. Kathy Little (Math)

Ms. Christina Metcalf (Art)

Mr. Jose Peralta (Theology)

Ms. Erika Rhile (Science)


I am a freshman, what supplies do I need for my classes?

The Ninth Grade Team members came up with a few suggestions for the 2nd day of school (Tuesday, August 29, 2023). Please have all of your materials for this school day. We will begin to get organized and teachers will go over how your binders will be labeled and set up. We will also go over our syllabuses and class expectations on this day. 


You will need at least five 1 ½ inch. Binders for the following subjects: some classes such as Math, Science, Theology, History, and English can share a binder. Spanish and Art would like their own binder.


  • Math: binder (5 dividers), loose-leaf (lined) paper, graph paper, #2 pencils / mechanical pencils, highlighters.
  • Science: binder(5 dividers), loose-leaf (lined) paper, black or blue pen, #2 pencils / mechanical pencils, highlighters.
  • Theology: binder (5 dividers), loose-leaf (lined) paper, black or blue pen, #2 pencils / mechanical pencils, highlighters.
  • English: binder (5 dividers), loose-leaf (lined) paper, black or blue pen, #2 pencils / mechanical pencils, highlighters. 
  • History: binder (5 dividers), loose-leaf (lined) paper, black or blue pen, #2 pencils / mechanical pencils, highlighters.
  • Spanish: binder (3 dividers), loose-leaf (lined) paper, black or blue pen, #2 pencils / mechanical pencils, highlighters.
  • Art: binder (3 dividers), loose-leaf (lined) paper, a sketchbook, black or blue pen, #2 pencils / mechanical pencils, highlighters.

Are there summer assignments?

Yes, there are summer assignments as part of all English classes. 


Are there opportunities to take a summer class?

Yes, there are classes offered in the summer. Click here for more information.


Are there tryouts for athletics?

Yes, preseason starts Monday, August 14, 2023, for fall athletics. Typically, most sports have double-sessions, which means a morning session and an afternoon session for the first week. This is considered the tryout period. 


Are athletes required to participate in the summer?

Athletes are not required to participate but strongly encouraged to come to as many sessions as possible. It is a great opportunity to meet your coaches and your peers before the school year begins. Also, you will have a better understanding of what preseason will entail. If you cannot attend you should email the coaches so that the lines of communication are opened.


How do we find out about the summer athletic opportunities? 

All summer information can be found on our website under “Athletics/Activities” and then “Summer Info for Teams.” Here is a quick link as well.


If you have any additional questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Amy Ashley, Director of Athletics and Activities.


What do students wear for the uniform? 

In this New Uniform Requirements FAQ, we’ve tried to anticipate as many of your questions in advance as possible, but any transition will bring comments and questions which cannot be anticipated and we welcome these. Please contact Mr. Dan Costigan directly if you have any questions. 


Where can uniform clothing be purchased?

School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger is our uniform provider. You can visit to find our school store using the school code: CHEV01. You can also click here for a PDF of instructions on how to order, and you can sign up here for their newsletter to get sale information sent right to your inbox.

Do students bring lunch to school?

Some students bring their own lunches while others purchase lunch from the cafeteria. In order to purchase lunch, families must set up a MyKidsSpending account.

When do we find out about classes?

Students will receive an email in mid-June containing the courses they have been enrolled in for the next school year. Student schedules will be emailed to students in mid-August. If a student has a question about a particular course, please contact his/her School Counselor.


Who do we speak to about changing the course selection?

A two-week add/drop period at the beginning of the school year enables a student to fine-tune their academic program without a record on a student’s transcript. Without the express consent of the Assistant Principal for Academics, after the first Progress Report is released, a W or withdrawn will appear on the student’s transcript for a dropped course. Students with extenuating circumstances who would like to add a course in exchange for a dropped course after Quarter 1 Progress Reports may make an administrative appeal with the Assistant Principal for Academics.


Where should I go if I have a free period in my schedule?
Students with a free period can report to the cafeteria or the library for a quiet study space. Students often use free periods to meet with their School Counselor or check in with teachers if they share a free period.

For more information, please contact Assistant Principal for Academics Mrs. Kathryn Ray.

How do we order books? Are there used books available?

Textbooks can be purchased through our school’s site on the Cheverus Bookstore at MBS Direct. New and used textbooks are available. The online bookstore will open on August 1.

Click, “Let’s get started”

Click 2023-2024 Academic year.  

Click on the arrow in the second menu bar, then select one of the subject areas listed -- for instance English. Next, using the third menu bar, select the specific class that your student will take, as listed on his/her schedule.  For example, for all incoming 9th graders, you would select English I.  

After you have uploaded the specific class in that subject area, click +add another course and return to the second menu and select the next subject area (Math, Science, etc) 

After you have selected each class in your student’s schedule, click View Your Materials to order specific books. 

Many families take advantage of the Used Books or Rental of books option, or purchase used books from an older Cheverus student if those same books will be used in the class in the coming academic year.  

**If the purchase of books creates a financial hardship for your family, kindly contact your guidance counselor to explore other options.


What technology should students bring to school?

All students are required to have a laptop for school use. Students should bring their device to school each day fully charged. More information about laptop specifications and recommendations can be found here. Be sure to order your device earlier in the summer to ensure that you have your device for the start of the school year.