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Athletic News – 2/19/21

BASKETBALL

On Monday, we will begin optional pre-season workouts.  As we are in the “Limited Period” of the basketball calendar for our league, we are restricted by how many hours we are permitted to practice per day and per week.  We will have counter-COVID measures in place as well.  Here are some key points of information, as we begin our pre-season workouts:

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Important 2021-2022 School Year Dates

  • First Day of Instruction, August 11, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 24-26, 2021
  • Christmas Break – December 17 – Jan. 2, 2022
  • Easter Break – April 11- 22, 2022
  • End of Semester 2 – May 18, 2022
  • Graduation – May 19, 2022
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IMPORTANT: On-Campus Classes Survey

At this time we are awaiting additional guidance from the Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) Department on what reopening comprehensive high schools will look like.  However, we are currently in the most restrictive Purple Tier and will have to follow the prescribed guidelines. An additional factor we’ve identified over the past month is that we have students who are designated to be in the Red or Gold Cohorts who are not attending school.  This is impacting our ability to open those cohorts to other students that would like to be on campus.

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Athletic News – 2/12/21

Announcement Regarding Participation In Sports

After reviewing the press release of 2/10/21 from CIF and our county public health guidelines, we recommend that our students choose to participate in just one sport program (SFHS or outside club) at a time; however, it is no longer mandated.  

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Arts

Keep up with the SF Arts News on Facebook and Instagram SFHS Arts. We feature students, artwork, upcoming events. and more. Check it out!

The Odyssey…sort of written and performed by the SF Players Ensemble will be available through Showtix4u soon and will air at the end of February. This is the one act that our girls took to the regional Lenaea Theatre Festival this year. Stay tuned! 

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Camp Troubie is back!

We are excited to host a modified, in-person, camp this summer for rising 5th to 8th grade girls. Spend the morning with St. Francis teachers and camp counselors in a safe and fun environment. Each camp day features academic content, movement (including dance or yoga), outdoor time, and snacks.

Registration opened on February 25. 

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Service Dog on Campus

Per our insurance carrier, this is a parental notice that a service dog in training has been approved to be on campus with one of our students. The service animal is not a pet and should not be touched or petted without the approval of its handler. Any concerns, please notify the Dean of Students or Principal directly.

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2021 Virtual California Girls State Competition

The American Legion is looking for a current SFHS junior to participate in their 2021 Virtual California Girls State competition this June/July.  Girls State is a program that teaches students about government, while developing leadership skills and civic awareness. During the one-week virtual program, students will run for office, develop public speaking skills, and participate in all aspects of developing a working government system.

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Athletic News – 2/05/21

To get the latest specific updates on the sports you are interested in, be sure you are registered for that sport on Final Forms so that you will receive all direct information from our coaches.  Also, all forms must be signed by parents/guardians and students, with a current (June 1, 2020 or after) physical on file with the Athletic Department.

GOLF - Tryouts begin at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Monday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m.

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Help Celebrate Black History! 

This Friday and next Friday during the month of February, the Black Parents Group (BPG) and the Black Student Union (BSU) are hosting special events to help us all better understand and celebrate Black History.

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St. Francis is hiring!

Do you know anyone who is looking for an opportunity to share their talents in our faith community? St. Francis Catholic High School is currently seeking to expand and diversify our qualified applicant pool for all current and future employment opportunities. At this time, we have a number of specific positions open as well as an open call for applications and resumes in teaching and coaching. For further job information and a link to our application, please refer to our Careers page at www.stfrancishs.org/careers.  

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1/26/21 PSAT Scores (Juniors)

PSAT results will be emailed to juniors directly from the College Board in a few months. Student Score Reports have helpful interpretive information about their performance.  There will be numerical and content-based interpretations of student performance which will define what students know and can do and also helps students identify the knowledge and skills to focus on next to increase achievement.

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Athletic News – 1/29/21

Update on Bylaw 600 and Team Cohorts

On January 14, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published Youth Sports Guidance. On January 25, the CDPH again confirmed this youth sports guidance and approved competitions for sports in the appropriate colored tiers. 

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New Opportunity – Fun and Game Wednesdays

Wednesdays are a new opportunity for class cohorts to gather on campus for fun and games with the Red Cohort from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and the Gold Cohort  1:00-3:00 p.m. We will use Serra Court, the Rec Room, and Dining Hall for students to gather, play games, and have fun.

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St. Francis Catholic High School Earns Dual AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Recognized for Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science A & Computer Science Principles

SFHS tech classroom

Sacramento, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to be a recipient of the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. This is the third year in a row St. Francis has earned the award. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.

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Virtual Sophomore Retreat - February 23-24

Sophomore families - we are so excited to be offering a virtual Sophomore Retreat to our Maries. The retreat, Finding Strength In God, will take place in two sessions over two days via Zoom. Students will be assigned to small groups, led by senior leaders. During the retreat students will participate in both small and large group activities. We would love for your daughter to attend, so she can have this experience! 

For your daughter to fully enjoy this retreat, we have a few requests of you: