Carlmont ASB is a registered non-profit organization that abides by the rules of earning and spending its money as set forth by the California Education Code. As such, the ASB budget will always show a balance of revenue and expenses. And all money must be spent on the students of Carlmont for extra-curricular activities within the current school year. Following is a list of the expense categories: Assemblies, Dances, Lunchtime Activities, Supervision, Training, CIF/CCS/PAL dues, Sports Expenses, ASB Supplies.
All clubs are open to anyone who wants to join. Clubs may not discriminate against anyone who wants to join. Click on the Active Clubs List to find the club you are interested in. You can simply show up at the listed time or you can contact either the Club President and/or Club Advisor for specfic information. There will be a Clubs (information) Fair on September 15 at lunch for all students to sign up for clubs of their choice.
To Renew or Start a school club,
Before September 1, if you want to start a club, find a teacher to agree to be the club advisor. Agree upon the days of the week or month that you will meet. Then, have the teacher email Mr. Kelly for the Charter Request. Students are not allowed to complete Charter Requests. Please note that California Ed. Code states that clubs cannot raise funds for charitable causes. ASB cannot approve clubs whose function is to raise money for charity.
__________No clubs can be started after September 1_________
Graduation Information Webinar - October 19, 6:30 pm
For all parents of seniors, you can attend this webinar to find out how to order Graduation Cap, Gown, and Tassels (free of charge) and Customized Carlmont Graduation Announcements. There will also be general information on the Graduation Ceremony.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Oct 19, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Oct 19 Senior Parent Grad Info Night
Prestige Portraits Studios will be open beginning Thursday, July 7 for your Senior Portrait appointments. You will select a studio location (there's one in San Carlos!), confirm "Carlmont" as your school and then choose a session using the link below.
*Note: there are no phones in the studio - the link is the only way to schedule.
Summer is the perfect time to schedule your appointment - do it today, don't delay!
THE DEADLINE TO SIT FOR SENIOR PORTRAITS IS NOVEMBER 30
The Panoramic Picture is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 during Flex Period. The picture will be in the yearbook, and souvenir pictures can be individually ordered at this link: ORDER PANO PICTURE
FAFSA / CADAA Requirements
As of July of 2022, all SUHSD seniors are required to complete either a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application (CADAA). All SUHSD schools are required to account for every graduating senior prior to graduation. While there will be an opportunity to opt-out in the spring, we hope that you will choose to complete your financial aid application. If you have questions about this requirement, please connect with your school counselor.
Seniors must order the Cap, Gown, and Tassel to be guaranteed proper sizing. They are free of charge. Please contact Michael Manning from Herff Jones to order your Cap, Gown, and Tassel: firstname.lastname@example.org. Carlmont will order extras for those who don't order, but size can't be guaranteed from that bulk order. Distribution of Caps, Gowns, and Tassels will be on May 22 at lunch and June 5 after the Senior Picnic. Last second cap, gown, and tassels may be available on the day of graduation before 9:00 am.
Senior Picnic, June 5, 11:00-3:00 pm
Water Slides. Lazy River. Sand Volleyball Court. Catered lunch. Or maybe you just want to lounge in the sun all day. We will get to enjoy a day at a Water Park that will be open ONLY to Carlmont Seniors :)
All seniors will be transported by school district buses from Carlmont.
Cost is $50.00. Last day to buy tickets is at Lunch on May 5.
You must turn in a permission slip (available in April) with your payment.
Senior Recognition Night, June 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
Celebrate the Class of 2023's academic achievements and special performing talents in the Terry Stogner Gymnasium. There will be no cost for this event.
The seating chart will be created from the Walking Partner request name card which will be available to seniors in late April. Partner requests are due on or before the first Friday in May in the ASB room.
Graduation Practices, June 6, 7 and 8, 10:00 am
Attendance is MANDATORY for all grads. Roll will be taken and those not in attendance will be removed from the ceremony. Please arrive at the football field by 9:45 am on all three days.
Grads' Seating Chart
A seating chart for the Grads will be created from the Walking Partner requests.
Click on the link (available in May) to find: BLEACHER SECTION, ROW, AND SEAT NUMBER
Be in this seat each day for Grad Practice at 10:00 am. The practice is mandatory. Roll will be taken!
Graduation Ceremony, June 9, 10:00 am
A traditional ceremony with no limit to guests and seating on the football field is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the field will be locked until a time specified by the authorities typically around 8:00 or 9:00 am.
Grad Images is the company we use to take professional photos of the ceremony and of the grads as they cross the stage. Please go to the Grad Images Website for information on how to purchase those photos.
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” - William James
Message from the Principal
“The Principal's Service Award program is a great way for students to be recognized for giving back to the community. Carlmont students have a great sense of community and pride and it is important to acknowledge this. We are very proud of how students make a difference on a daily basis by volunteering their time for things they believe in.”
- Gay Buckland-Murray, Principal
The Principal’s Service Award is a program that encourages students to actively participate in community service activities and experience the true value in giving back to others.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Principal’s Service Award program. The goal of this program is to encourage students to participate in community service activities that they enjoy and to experience the true value of giving back to others. Please read and use this Principal's Service Award Submission Form due on the last day of April. If you have further questions whether your activity qualifies for the award, please contact ASB. Remember, this program is optional and the goal is to have FUN while giving back to your community.
Platinum Award: 200+ Hours
Gold Award: 100-199 Hours
Silver Award: 50-99 Hours
Bronze Award: 25-49 Hours
All hour requirements are cumulative for all four years of high school.
What activities can I do?
Many volunteering activities can help you qualify for the award, including:
Volunteering at a nonprofit organization, such as the SPCA, LifeMoves, or at a public library, etc.
Participating in on-campus opportunities such as after school tutoring.
Volunteering with an organized group, such as Scouts, Young Men’s Service League, National Charity League, Key Club, Interact etc.
And more that fit the guidelines!
What activities are not allowed?
Hours spent promoting a religion. Volunteering with members at your church to feed the homeless is okay as long as you are not actively promoting religion.
Time spent benefitting for a for-profit organization
Time spent while getting paid.
How can I get started? How do I submit hours?
All forms for the Principal’s Service Award are available on the Carlmont High School website (carlmonths.org) under the Student Life tab, under ASB. Please fill out the form agreeing to the guidelines and submit your hours at Principal’s Service Award SubmissionForm. Your hours do not need to be submitted until your senior year. The early deadline will be in October so seniors can put the award on their college apps. The regular deadline is at the end of April. The official certificate will be given out at Senior Recognition Night.
Do summer hours or past volunteer events count?
Yes, as long as those hours were served while you were a student at Carlmont High School and your supervisor could verify your hours.
What is the purpose of the award?
The goal is to encourage students to participate in community service activities and experience the true value of giving back to others.
Is this a requirement at Carlmont?
No. This is completely optional.
If I’m already volunteering for my Girl Scout Award/Eagle Scout Service Project/Young Men’s Service League/National Charity League, can I count those hours towards the Principal’s Service Award?
Yes! The goal of the program is to encourage volunteering in an area you enjoy or want to learn more about. It’s great if you have already discovered something of interest and we want to recognize you!
What if I am in ASB and help set up for a volunteer activity? Do those hours count?
No. Hours spent on a school activity when you are receiving school credit do NOT count.
What if I tutor on campus or some other similar activity? Do those hours count?
If I’m in charge of a club and we volunteer, do my hours planning an event count?
Yes. Hours spent directly planning and volunteering for an outreach effort can count. However, hours spent at a regular club meeting do not count.
When will I receive the award?
The awards are given to seniors at the Senior Recognition Night before Graduation. Please allow at least 1 month for the award to be reviewed and processed.
If I earn the Principal’s Service Award, for instance Gold, do I also receive the other awards?
No. You only receive the award that the maximum number of hours that you completed qualify for. For example, if you complete 100-199 hours, you will only receive the Gold award. To earn the award, you must complete the minimum number of community service hours to qualify for a level of the award. Bronze level: 25 hours. Silver level: 50 hours. Gold level: 100 hours. Platinum level: 200 hours.