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Summer Bookstore Open May 11

The summer book store will open on May 11, 2020.  Students may purchase books from any site, but the ISBN must match the one posted on the SFHS website.  To view our online bookstore, click here.

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Principal’s Newsletter 5/08/20

Dear St. Francis Families,

Today was a bittersweet day, as we celebrated our Seniors when they drove through campus to thunderous applause from our faculty and staff and picked up their caps and gowns. We are saddened that we could not embrace them one last time, but we are resolute in knowing we will see them on campus in July for a proper graduation ceremony!  

We are immensely proud of our graduating Class of 2020, as they have endured a global pandemic with all the corresponding losses in what should have been a very celebratory time. It will certainly set them apart from any other graduating class. We know their perseverance, dedication, and grit will prepare them for the challenges ahead. They have set the bar high and will inspire future generations of Troubies in what it means to be a woman of faith, excellence, leadership and service. 

On behalf of the entire faculty, staff, and administration, we are proud of our Pearls and excited to share in this victorious moment.  Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Athletic News – 5/08/20

Sports Physical Night Canceled

The annual Sports Physical Night sponsored by the Booster Club that was scheduled for June 10th has been canceled due to the school closure and will not be rescheduled this year. Student-Athletes will still be required to provide an updated physical prior to the start of participation in all athletic activities starting with fall sports on August 3rd and Water Polo on August 17th.

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Farewell Prayer Service

Our Farewell Mass is a very special St. Francis tradition each year. Like the rest of our events, this too has been re-imagined. 

This year our Farewell Prayer Service will be shared with everyone on Friday, May 15th at 5:00 p.m. on our website (the pre-recorded prayer service will remain available on the site even after the service). Our school-year theme this year is “Journey from Compassion into Communion.” We have really been tested with the recent state of the world! While our year has not ended in our traditional fashion, we are still called to be people of compassion and communion. Communion always brings us together.

This prayer service will celebrate the Pearls and their Honor Guards. In addition, a few retiring staff members will be acknowledged. No Farewell Mass or Prayer Service would be complete without the SFHS Choir’s rendition of “At The Beginning.” You won’t be disappointed! The prayer service will be available on Friday, May 15th at 5:00 p.m. at www.stfrancishs.org/farewell-service.

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Outstanding Cafeteria Balances for Seniors

If your daughter has a balance greater than $10 in her MySchoolBucks account, parents will receive a personal communication next Wednesday, May 6, 2020 letting them know what the dollar amount is and options for the balance. If there is a younger sibling, the balance will be automatically transferred to the sibling’s account. If you want to check your balance before then, log into your mySchoolBucks® account.

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Seniors: join us for the Pearl Pick-up Parade: Friday, May 8th

Who said that drive-thrus had to be boring!? To liven things up a bit, we’ve turned this pick-up into a PARADE! 

You are invited to the SFHS campus for a drive-thru parade to:

  • Pick up your cap and gown
  • Pick up your pre-bagged locker contents
  • Drop off athletic uniforms                              
  • Drop off choir dresses
  • Return library books
  • Drive down the decorated Parkway 
  • Surprises in store!
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Athletics Collection Day: TBD

The Athletics Department is planning a collection day for freshmen, sophomore, and junior student-athletes to return their uniform, pick up their athletics gear, Lifetouch photos, and awards. A date has not yet been determined, but will be announced in the Principal’s Newsletter soon.

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Textbook Buy Backs

BNC (formally MBS) will still be buying back textbooks from our students. Students can sell their books through the BNC website, and use their free shipping label to return their books.  You can view step-by-step instructions on how to sell back books on the SFHS Website.  

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The Music Man

Even though we we weren’t able to “go on with the show,” we want to recognize the hard work the cast and crew put in to the spring musical The Music Man

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Nursing, Pre-Med, and Pre-Health Webinar Opportunity for SFHS Sophomores and Juniors

We have a wonderful opportunity for sophomores and juniors to gain some insights into applying for and being a student in nursing, pre-med, and pre-health programs.  The host is Anne Harty from Creighton University.  She is our local representative, and she is also a graduate of St. Francis!  

Nursing, Pre-Med, and Pre-Health Students: This webinar is for YOU! Monday, May 4, 3:00 p.m.

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Arts Recognition e-Ceremony

We’re excited to honor ten graduating seniors who have made the choice to major in an Art discipline at the Arts Recognition e-Ceremony via Zoom on Friday, May 8th at 8:00am. Please join us to witness their accomplishments and hear their artistic goals. 

Congratulations to Giuliana Brida, Fiona Galvin, Aurora Giacobbe, Mackenzie Holmes, Madigan Hunt, Julia Long, Madison Reyes, Molly Southard, Neda Tajil, and Kathryn Uliana.

Please click HERE to access the event information and Zoom link.

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Junior Family Mass Message

Due to the Coronavirus circumstances, we are not able to gather as a community to celebrate our Simbas and  to commission them into their leadership role on campus. In order to gather as a community on campus, we are postponing the Family Mass and Commissioning Ceremony until the start of the school year. We will confirm with you a date when one becomes available. Until then, know that we love you dearly, miss you even more, and can’t wait to celebrate this moment with you. 

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Principal’s Newsletter 5/01/20

Dear St. Francis Families,

The last remaining weeks of the school year are going to be filled with many mixed emotions. The five weeks of quarantine have tested everyone’s mettle, and quarantine fever has definitely set in. Adding to all of the losses is the fun and festive end of year events we would’ve been celebrating as the school year draws to an end. This year has certainly ended differently, but please reassure your daughters they are deeply missed and, with this week’s good news, we confidently look forward to seeing them back on our beautiful campus in August. 

We know, for our seniors and their families, that this ending has been particularly sad. The culmination of their four years of hard work is something we all love to celebrate with our myriad traditions and gatherings. For our senior families, we are committed to doing everything in our power to celebrate your daughters in typical St. Francis fashion. We continue to receive guidance from federal/state and local authorities in order to meet their social distancing/gathering guidelines so that we can create as many “in-person” events as possible. We are laying out options for events based on the input we’ve received from seniors and their families, and will be providing them with more information on Monday, May 4th. 

As a community, we have all experienced loss, and for some even more so. I ask that as you lift up our St. Francis community in prayer this week, you offer a special prayer for our graduates and their families.

I thank you for your grace, patience, and support of St. Francis Catholic High School. We pray that God keeps us all safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. 

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal

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Athletic News – 5/01/20

11 St. Francis Seniors Make Collegiate Sports Commitments in Spring

There were 11 St. Francis seniors who have made commitments to compete in collegiate sports this spring, bringing the total to 20 student athletes for the Class of 2020 to date. They would have been recognized at a ceremony at the school on April 22 that was canceled due to the school closure because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Tuition Update for 2020-2021 School Year

Given the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic we’re dealing with and the impact it’s had across all sectors of our country, state, and the local region, we are holding our tuition fee for the upcoming academic year at the current amount, $14,400. We understand the economic shutdown has affected all of us, and we want to be supportive as we navigate through this uncertain time. The correct tuition fee will be reflected on TADS before the first automatic payment is deducted in July. For those families that have already paid the enrollment fee, thank you.

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Athletic News – 4/24/20

Eleven St. Francis Seniors Make Collegiate Sports Commitments

Ten St. Francis seniors have made commitments to compete in collegiate sports, bringing the total to 19 student athletes for the Class of 2020. They would have been recognized at a ceremony at the school on April 22 that was canceled due to the school closure because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Camp Troubie, Camp Troubie Jr, Sports Camps, and Latin Camp

We are very sorry to inform you that, given state guidelines and for the protection of campers and staff, SF Summer Camps 2020 has been cancelled. We wish we could host your daughters for a fun-filled summer, but we will be back next year! You will be receiving a refund in the next two weeks. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We hope that your family is healthy and doing well in these uncertain times.

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Seniors:  TroubieForLife Survey

Seniors, don’t forget to complete the Troubie For Life Survey, if you haven’t already! As you approach your final weeks at “virtual” St. Francis, we know that this isn’t the end of your St. Francis journey. While you may only be a student for four years, you are a Troubie for Life! As you prepare for the next chapter ahead, whether it be college or career, we want to stay in touch and keep you connected with our amazing 11,000+ strong alumnae network.

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Principal’s Newsletter 4/24/20

Dear St. Francis Families,

Welcome back, and I hope you all had a blessed Easter!

The week after Easter break can be a bit stressful and intimidating for some of our students, as they realize the semester and academic year is quickly coming to an end. This is obviously magnified by the current quarantine and separation from our beloved campus. Please encourage and reassure your daughter/s there is still time to meet their goals and finish the year strong. If there are any major stressors, please encourage them to speak with their teachers, Guidance, and/or Wellness Counselor if they need that additional support. We are here to help. 

As you look at the calendar, you’ve probably realized the end of this school year is going to look and feel different. There aren’t going to be traditional final exams and same closure as in years past. Please reassure your daughters we look forward to getting them back on campus as soon as it’s deemed safe by federal/state and public health officials. In the meantime, know that we miss having them (and all of our Troubies) on campus.

I am also happy to welcome the Class of 2024 parents, who will begin to receive my weekly message for the remainder of the school year. It is my pleasure to welcome you all under these unprecedented times. May God continue to bless and protect us all.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza
Principal