2023-24 Back to School Information » Welcome Back, Monarchs!

Welcome Back, Monarchs!


Back to School Information for the 2023-2024 school year is now available.  Please see the links below for everything you need to know about coming back to school. This year's theme is Inspiring Minds, Empowering Hearts. We wish everyone a very successful and happy school year.
Can't wait to see you on campus for MD Days (August. 5-10) and the First Day of School on Monday, August 14. 
Monarch Distribution Days (MD Days, formerly known as ReDD Days) are students’ opportunity to purchase physical textbooks and pickup their iPad in preparation for the start of school. An appointment is required for all students who will attend MD Days this year. Parents/guardians are encouraged, but not required, to attend MD Days with their student(s).
MD Days will take place Saturday, August 5, and Monday through Thursday, August 7-10, 2023.

CLICK HERE for more information about MD Days. 

The information you will find in the Mater Dei Parent/Student Handbook serves as a guideline for you in dealing with the policies and procedures of Mater Dei High School. CLICK HERE to access this year's handbook. 


For parents, this book gives you helpful information regarding attendance, academics, discipline, parent organizations, and counseling. For students, this handbook outlines important guidelines in areas of academics, attendance, dress code and discipline, student regulations, student organizations, and counseling. Please take time to read and review this year’s Parent/Student Handbook. We believe that the information provided in the handbook gives us all the opportunity to work together cooperatively on a daily basis as we strive to provide the best in an excellent, holistic, Catholic education for you, our MDHS students and parents.


ACTION REQUIRED: Parents must complete the Parent Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form no later than Sunday, August 13, 2023.  The acknowledgement form was emailed to all families in our Back to School message via ParentSquare. 

All students must meet California State Immunization requirements before admission to Mater Dei.  Students who have not met these requirements will not be allowed to attend classes until they are up to date or on a schedule to receive the required immunizations for K-12 schools. Immunization records should be provided during the admissions and registration process or sent to the school nurse at [email protected]. CLICK HERE for more information. 
Mater Dei provides each student and teaching faculty member with an Apple iPad, a device that enhances our students’ learning and overall educational experience and prepares them for college and beyond. The iPad is integrated into all aspects of school, from the core academic classes to performing and visual arts, as well as our many other extracurricular programs. The iPad comes equipped with a keyboard case, giving it the capacity of a laptop with the mobility of a cell phone. It is the most versatile tool for the classroom, which allows teachers to provide dynamic, engaging lessons on a daily basis. Mater Dei remains committed to providing its students with the best education possible, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they will need both now and in the future.
CLICK HERE to visit the iPad page. 
Mater Dei High School uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified. We promise to only send you information related to Mater Dei High School.
CLICK HERE to learn how to stay in the know!
Pictures are taken by Lauren Studios for student ID cards and for the yearbook.


  • Uniform skirt or khaki pants with MD logo
  • White 3/4 sleeve shirt or white short sleeved oxford shirt
  • Sweater (vest or cardigan) in school colors red or gray (NO sweatshirts).  Must have Mater Dei logo on front left-hand side of garment (available from Vicki Marsha)
  • Socks (solid white, navy, black or gray only)
  • Dress flat shoes or tennis shoes in good repair



  • Khaki pants/shorts with Mater Dei logo
  • Dress shirt – white long sleeved or white short sleeved oxford shirt
  • Tie
  • Sweater (vest or cardigan) in school colors red or gray (NO sweatshirts).  Must have Mater Dei logo on front left-hand side of garment (available from Vicki Marsha)
  • Socks (solid white, navy, black or gray only)
  • Dress shoes or tennis shoes in good repair
CLICK HERE for photo ordering information. 
Click here to view the 2023-24 Bell Schedule 
CLICK HERE for the 2023-2024 Important Dates Calendar. 
Mater Dei High School believes that a student's appearance has an impact on his or her attitude and behavior at school. Respect for the school community, for the students themselves and for what the school is giving the students is manifested by an attitude of "dressing up" rather than "dressing down" for school. The dress code is also designed to help students develop a sense of modesty and decorum. It should educate them in what is appropriate dress for the proper time and place.

As a sign of mutual respect, as one way of creating an environment of excellence, and of providing an opportunity for the individual student to make a personal commitment to what the school is about, the following dress code has been developed and updated. 
Mater Dei High School students are to purchase their uniforms through the Vicki Marsha Uniform Company (VMU). You may visit VMU’s store or if you know your sizes, place your order online or by phone. 
The uniform and dress code policies are explained in detail in the Parent-Student Handbook beginning on page 39 section 700. 
The Monarch Way Parking Lot is a busy place before and after school. Our dedicated team of School Safety Officers is here ensure a safe arrival on campus for our students, faculty/staff, parents, and visitors.
Drivers dropping off students should follow the School Safety Officers’ directions. Campus Safety officers will direct traffic to the designated drop off zones located near the front gates of the school and along the west curb line of the parking lot.
CLICK HERE for a detailed map and procedures for the Monarch Way Lot. 
Monarch Connection is adopted from the nationwide program known as Link Crew. It is designed to welcome and support 9th graders by connecting them with Connection Leaders, who are positive, responsible, hand-selected 11th and 12th graders. Your student’s Connection Leaders will help them feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of high school. Leaders will meet with their groups during monthly Office Hours to check-in and discuss related topics that are specific to our 9th graders. 
Monarch Connection (Freshmen – Class of 2027)
Friday, August 11
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Check-in at 7:45 AM
Meruelo Athletic Center


CLICK HERE for more information and to confirm your student's attendance.