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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming event scheduled for Thursday, September 9th at St. Francis.  As of this time, all volunteers need to provide vaccination verification or proof of a negative test within 72 hours of volunteer assignment. The following volunteer opportunities are available in MVP:

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“Party on the Stage” coming September 21st

Love the arts and looking for a fun and integral parent volunteer group? Come join the Patrons of the Arts’ kick-off event “2021 Party on The Stage” Tuesday, September 21 at 6pm in the SFHS Theatre on the stage! Mingle with past and new Patrons, as well as SFHS Arts Faculty to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and ways to support visual and performing arts’ events, productions, exhibits and more. Enjoy beverages along with Epicurean-catered food and earn a parent volunteer hour as well. Hope to see you there! (Adults only)

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Fall Play Announcement

Auditions for our Fall Play, Babettes Feast by Rose Courtney, will be taking place next week. 

Students interested should prepare a one-minute memorized monologue. Auditions will be held in the Theater on Tuesday, August 31st and Thursday, September 2nd at 4:30 p.m., with callbacks scheduled for Friday, September 3rd at 4:30 p.m. 

Babette’s Feast will open on October 22nd at 7:00 p.m., and we hope you’re able to join us!

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Patrons of the Arts’ Kick-Off Event – “2021 Party on The Stage” – Tuesday, 9/21/21

Love the arts and looking for a fun and integral parent volunteer group? Come join the Patrons of the Arts’ kick-off event “2021 Party on The Stage” on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the SFHS Theatre on the stage! Mingle with past and new Patrons, as well as SFHS Arts faculty to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and ways to support visual and performing arts’ events, productions, exhibits, and more. Enjoy beverages along with Epicurean-catered food and earn a parent volunteer hour as well. Hope to see you there!

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M Street Concerns

We have received numerous complaints of parents dropping off and picking up on M street as well as safety concerns of students running in front of cars.

M street and the surrounding neighborhoods are off limits at all times for drop off and pickup.

Also in order for pick up to go faster, please wait for your daughter in the cell phone lot until she calls and lets you know she is ready.  This helps move the line along faster.

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Club Rush

Club Rush 2021

SFHS Club Membership: We hope students enjoyed browsing the many Student Club offerings during the SFHS Club Rush this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students are invited to sign-up for CLUB MEMBERSHIP HERE from noon on 8/24 through noon on 9/3. 

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Sacramento State University Starts on 8/30/20 & Phoebe Hearst Opens 9/02/21

Sacramento State University will start classes on Monday, 8/30/20, and Phoebe Hearst Elementary will start classes on Thursday, 9/02/21.  This will add extra traffic onto Elvas Avenue, as well as surrounding areas of the schools for the first couple of weeks.

Please allow extra time in the morning to drop off your daughter at school.

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Time to Celebrate!!!

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Who is ready to CELEBRATE?!?!?! This is something our St. Francis community does well, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear about our 2022 events season, and learn how you can be involved. 

Please join us for one of our two Special Events Kick-Off Meetings: 

  • Tuesday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m., or 
  • Wednesday, September 8th at 8:15 a.m. 

Meetings will be held on campus, and the room will be clearly identified.

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Welcome Troubie Grandparents!

We welcome all Troubie Grandparents to join the SFHS  Grandparents’ Club! This Club is full of grandparents who want to get more involved, get to know each other, learn more about St. Francis, and enrich their granddaughter/grandparent relationship.  As a member, you will be added to regular school communications, and you will receive updates about Club meetings and events. All grandparents of our students and alumnae are welcome!  

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Optional Testing on Wednesday, October 13 for the Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024

  • Sophomores, Class of 2024: PreACT
  • Juniors, Class of 2023: PSAT
  • Seniors, Class of 2022: SAT

Students were emailed testing information and must sign up via a Google Form by September 3 in order to take one of these optional tests.  

Any student not taking a test on that day does not need to come to campus.  Regular instruction will resume on Thursday, October 14th.  

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Club Rush

Club Rush will be held during lunch on August 24th and August 25th, where students will have the opportunity to see our student club offerings. Students will receive an email from Mrs. McGreevy once Club Rush begins with a Google Form for club membership sign-ups, which will take place electronically from August 24th - September 3rd. 

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

St. Francis Catholic High School, in cooperation with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, is beginning an RCIA program to accompany students who are interested in receiving baptism and confirmation in the Catholic Church. RCIA names the process by which interested persons gradually become members of the Catholic Church. If your daughter is interested in participating, she is invited to attend our first meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021.

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Schedule for Back To School Night – Thursday, August 26

Schedule for the Evening for Back To School Night:

  • 5:00 – 5:40 p.m.  Reception in Serra Court
  • 5:45 – 6:00 p.m. Formal Welcome in Lower Serra Court: Elias Mendoza, Principal
  • 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.   Class Visits

Passing times will be announced.

Block Times:

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Drop-off/Pick-Up Update

Parents, thank you for your patience and flexibility as we continue to adjust our drop-off and pick-up procedures. With more than 1,000 vehicles entering/exiting our campus in the morning and afternoon, it takes time to refine the process of getting students and parent drivers on/off campus safely. Please read the following information to minimize delays in dropping-off and picking up your daughter from school.

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Virtual Parent Nights for Parents of all Grade Levels

On Wednesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 15, the Guidance Department will host virtual Parent Nights for parents of all grade levels.  

Meet with your daughter’s Guidance Counselor at the grade-level specific Parent Night, and everyone is invited to attend a Paying for College and Financial Aid Workshop.  

We hope you will join us as we discuss the upcoming school year, and senior parents will get an overview of the college application process.  

Wednesday, September 8 

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Black Parent Group

Welcome back all faculty and new/returning families. We are looking forward to a great year.   The Black Parent Group will have a table at Back to School Night on August 26th, so please stop by and introduce yourself.   Our first meeting of the new school year will be on campus on September 1st. Mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you there.   

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Important Message from the Princpal

The Sacramento Air Quality Management District and Air Now has listed the current air quality in Sacramento County as Unhealthy.

Air quality ratings are for the entire county, however, there are denser pockets of air that may be higher depending on the prevailing winds.