School Closed Nov. 13

Due to the unpredictable fire conditions, the new flare-ups and road closures, classes are canceled on both Chaminade campuses Tuesday, November 13. All employees not impacted are requested on campus to help prepare for the reopening of school.

We know that some of our families may not be directly affected by the fires and we appreciate your understanding and support of our families who are affected.

Please continue to check the Chaminade website for more information as we proceed cautiously throughout the rest of the week.

We thank you for your compassion and your empathy in this challenging time.

Information on School Closure

Many of you are asking if school will be in session on Tuesday.  In making that decision, we will be guided by AQMD measures of air quality, with special sensitivity to the needs of our Chaminade families, especially those who have been forced to evacuate their homes.

At the moment, AQMD is posting a “moderate” air quality forecast for both campuses on Tuesday.  With wind and fire conditions changing quickly, we are monitoring the situation closely.  A final announcement on this matter will be communicated to families by 1:00 PM tomorrow on this website.

UPDATE: Saturday, November 10 – 11:20 AM

NEW UPDATE: Saturday, November 10 – 11:20 AM

  • The Lumos retreat scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11-13 will be rescheduled. New dates will be communicated when we return to normal operations.
  • Chaminade Eagle Regiment will not participate in Saturday’s Band Competition at Trabuco Hills.
  • The Chaminade Players’ Saturday performance of The Crucible has been canceled.
  • All on-campus athletic events and practices are canceled for Saturday.

Middle and High School Campuses Close Friday, Nov. 9

Dear Chaminade Middle and High School Families,

Due to the unpredictable fire conditions resulting from the Woolsey Fire, the forecast of continued windy conditions, and the growing number in our community who are evacuated from their homes, both Chaminade campuses will close Friday, November 9. All activities scheduled for Friday are also canceled, including the production of The Crucible. We expect school to resume on Tuesday, November 13. Please check the school website for updates, including information about Saturday activities and Saturday’s performance of The Crucible.

While we understand Chaminade’s closing may create new challenges for some families, we believe it is the right decision for our school community at this time. We continue to pray for all who have been impacted, as well as those bravely fighting the fires and protecting our communities. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Performances to Watch in November

During November you can catch some great performances from Chaminade’s high school and middle school drama programs. Beginning Friday, November 9, The Chaminade Players bring Arthur Miller’s dramatic classic, The Crucible, to life on the Marilyn Simons Stage at the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts on the West Hills campus. Inspired by real events, The Crucible dramatizes the Salem witch trials in 1690s Massachusetts. Performance dates are::

  • Friday, November 9 Canceled
  • Saturday, November 10 Canceled
  • Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per adult and $15 per student
Click here to purchase tickets.

The Middle School Players present Space Captain: Captain of Space in the Fr. Allan DeLong Center for Arts and Athletics on the Chatsworth campusWritten by Jeff Sproul, Space Captain: Captain of Space is a 1930s adventure story like Flash Gordon, but with a modern sense of humor. Performances dates are:

  • Thursday, November 15
  • Friday, November 16
  • Saturday, November 17

Showtime is 7:01 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by clicking here.

This story has been edited with new performance dates and times for The Crucible