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Back to School 2019-2020




McGill-Toolen student orientations will take place on August 8 and 9.

Thursday, August 8 will be orientation for Grades 10, 11, & 12 and Freshmen will report for orientation on Friday, August 9.


Orientation days are counted as official days of school attendance. Students will report to school at the front Student Center entrance based on the time schedule below. You will only be allowed in at your scheduled time. Please note that the times do not indicate how long the student will be at school, but rather when the process starts for those individuals. Students who miss orientation must report to the Academic Office on Wednesday, August 14 by 7:30 a.m.


Students must report in full, appropriate uniform with adherence to all grooming regulations for orientation or they will not be allowed to participate in orientation until any uniform and/or grooming violations are corrected.


Orientation will consist of:

  • A complete uniform/grooming check.
  • ID/school pictures will be made. ID cards will be picked-up on orientation day.
  • Pick up of class schedule.
  • Pick up parking decals in Library – (Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores)


NOTE: Freshmen will have additional activities. Students in grades 10 - 12 must attend the mandatory class meetings scheduled.



Upper Classmen Orientation 2019 - 2020

Thursday, August 8, 2019      Grades 10-12




Last name begins with

A - G                                                                                 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

H - P                                                                                 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Q - Z                                                                                 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

           All Senior Students Meet in Gym                                  9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.



Last name begins with

A - H                                                                                 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

H - R                                                                                 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

S - Z                                                                                  11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

           All Junior Students Meet in Gym                                  11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.



Last name begins with 

A - F                                                                                 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

G - M                                                                                1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

N - Z                                                                                 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

All Sophomore Students Meet in Gym                         2:15 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.






Freshman Orientation 2019 -2020

Friday, August 9, 2019 – 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



All Freshmen report to the gym in full uniform no later than 7:30 a.m.

Freshman will be dismissed at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon.

Please bring $5.00 cash for lunch.



7:30                    Report to gym in complete uniform. Use Student Center entrance. (Lafeyette Street)

                        7:45                    Assembly (Gym)

                        8:30 – 10:15        School ID, Schedules, I-Pad Meeting



10:30 – 1:00    Student follow an “A” day class schedule

  • 10:30 - 10:33 1st Period
  • 10:39 - 10:42 A Period
  • 10:48 - 10:51 B Period
  • 10:57 - 11:00 C Period
  • 11:06 – 11:09 D Period
  • 11:15 - 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:06 - 12:09 E Period
  • 12:15 – 12:18 F Period
  • 12:24 – 12:45 Homeroom (I-pads, and Collect Handbook Agreement Form).
  • 12:45 – 1:00 Report to Gym for Mass seating






There will be a meeting for

 parents/guardians of students new to our school on

Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the gym.



McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

2019 -2020



Dear Students and Parents,

Because parking spaces on campus are very limited, parking decals are issued to Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores only. Students with valid decals can go online to purchase decals prior to orientation. If you do not have availability to the Internet or a computer, there will be computers available in the library on Orientation Day. Students will pick up parking decals in the Library on Orientation Day (August 8). Please form a line outside of the main entrance to the library. Arrangements for the pick up of decals after Orientation Day will be announced over the PA system once classes have begun. Decals cannot be picked up on Aug. 14.


Students may begin July 1 ordering decals online. Go to the McGill-Toolen Catholic website and click on the Student Activities Home Page and click the student parking information link on the right.  Finally click on the website to register

In order to purchase a decal and register a vehicle for parking on campus, students will need to have the following items with them at the time of decal purchase (online):

* $50.00 - Cash (correct change), check or money order (payable to McGill-Toolen Catholic H.S.) (Credit card if purchased online)

      * valid driver’s license.

      * vehicle tag receipt with the License Plate Number on the receipt.


Parents/Students who request the privilege of parking a vehicle in McT campus lots assume the duty of registering the vehicle with the school and of parking the vehicle in accordance with school rules and regulations. The school parking decal must be properly displayed on the lower front corner driver side window and must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle. The purchase of a school parking decal is for vehicle registration purposes only; it does not guarantee the student a parking space on campus. Students are responsible for informing their parents of any fines and/or penalties which they may incur for transgressions of parking regulations and for paying all fines prior to semester exams. It is to be clearly understood that persons who choose to park their vehicles in campus parking lots do so at their own risk. The Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, and/or any of their employees or agents cannot and will not accept any responsibility or liability for any damage, vandalism, and/or theft, which the vehicle may incur while parked in McT parking lots.


The student parking areas are listed below. A complete copy of all student-parking regulations is contained in the Student Handbook Calendar, which the students will receive on Orientation Day. We hope that you will find this information useful as you begin preparations for registering your vehicle on campus.



John R. Repoll

Asst. Principal for Student Activities


Student Parking Areas


Lot #1 (CYO) – General Parking                                             

Lot #2  – Senior Parking

Lot #3 – General Parking                                    

Lot #4 – General Parking


The Lot in front of the McGill Building, Science Lot, Catherine Strip, Lafayette Strip and all spaces behind the Toolen Building are reserved for Faculty & Staff Parking.




McGill-Toolen Catholic High School



Fall Semester 2019


August 7-13                                        Faculty In -service Days

August 8                                             Student Orientation - Grades 10-12

August  9                                            Student Orientation - Grade 9

August 14                                           1st Semester Classes Begin (noon dismissal)

September 2                                        Labor Day - No Classes / Offices Closed

October 11                                          Homecoming Game – HC Dance is Oct. 12

October 17                                          Parent/Teacher Report Card Conferences

October 25                                          Teacher In-Service - No Classes / Offices Closed

October 18                                          Parent/Teacher Report Card Conferences

November 27 - 29                               Thanksgiving - No Classes / Offices Closed

December 17 - 20                               First Semester Exams

December 21 - January 5                   Christmas Holidays - No Classes / Offices Closed




Spring Semester 2020


January 2-3                                         Teacher Retreat/In-service - No Classes / Offices Closed

January 6                                            Classes resume for 2nd Semester

January 10                                          Coming Home Game and Dance

January 20                                          Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes /Offices Closed

February 24 - 25                                 Mardi Gras Holidays - No Classes / Offices Closed

April 4                                                 Senior Prom @ USA Mitchell Center - 8:00 p.m.

April 10 - 19                                       Easter Holidays - No Classes/Offices Closed

May 6                                                 Underclassmen Honors Convocation

May 7 - 12                                          Senior Exams

May 13                                                Senior Honors Convocation & Graduation Mass

May 15                                                Commencement @ USA Mitchell Center - 8:00 p.m.

May 19                                                Junior Class Ring Ceremony – Gym

May 19 - 22                                        Underclassmen Exams

May 25                                                Memorial Day / Offices Closed

May 26 - 29                                        Faculty In-service Days




Notes: 1. This calendar may be changed or adjusted as the needs of the school warrant.

Updated: 21 June 19