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Athletic News – 1/08/21

We are pleased to announce the resumption of athletics activities at St. Francis.  To ensure the safety of everyone in our community, all of our activities will be conducted in strict compliance with the directives and guidelines set forth by Diocesan Catholic Schools Department, state and local public health authorities, and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.

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Course Registration Parent Meetings

  • Class of 2022 (Juniors):  Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Class of 2023 (Sophomores): Thursday, January 21st at 6:45 p.m.
  • Class of 2024 (Freshmen): Thursday, January 21st at 6:00 p.m.

The Guidance Department would like to invite all parents to attend a Course Registration meeting with your daughter’s Class Counselor.  We will be reviewing course options for 2021-2022, AP/Honors requirements, and college planning information.  We look forward to seeing you!  Zoom links will be sent to parents the day before the meetings.

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SFHS Booster Club Meeting – January 12th!

Welcome to 2021 from the St. Francis Booster Club. We’d love to have you join our monthly ZOOM meetings aimed at strengthening our SFHS community by supporting and celebrating our athletes and teams. Meetings begin with a social gathering at 5:45 p.m. and a call to order at 6:00 p.m. Meet some amazing Troubie families and hear updates about the 2021 athletic programs.

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Athletics PE Credit

As we continue to face uncertainties with Athletics in relation to the pandemic, we want to provide our student-athletes with some certainty regarding earning PE credit through participation in one of our Troubadour sports teams.  

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Athletic News – 12/18/20

St. Francis is continuing to work with CIF, Sac-Joaquin Section, and Delta League officials on the potential changes to our competitive sports seasons in response to the recently released guidelines from the California Department of Public Health.  Any announcements regarding the start or nature of any of our sport programs will be announced via Final Forms.  Please stay tuned. 

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Finals Week 2020

Fall finals begin next week.  Students are expected to report to their courses who are holding finals or class meetings during Finals Week.  To see which classes are meeting, please consult the spreadsheet HERE

Monday, December 14

  • 8:30 AM – A Block
  • 12:00 PM – B Block

Tuesday, December 15

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Help us Celebrate 80 Years by Becoming an Anniversary Sponsor!

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary this year, we recognize what a truly blessed community we are. Even during these challenging COVID-times, it is critical for our community to stay connected. That’s why we will again kick off the new year with our two great fundraising events, our Crab Feed and Revelry event.

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Yearbook Needs Your Help

Please check in with your daughter regarding the requests below. If she has already completed the it, then nothing else needs to be done. Thank you very much,

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes: Please remind your daughter to submit her selfie for the yearbook. Instructions are in her Troubiemail.

Seniors: Please remind your daughter to choose her senior portrait for the yearbook. Instructions are in her Troubiemail. 

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Athletic News – 12/11/20

The Sac-Joaquin Section announced on Monday that “Season 1″ sport calendars (Cross Country, Volleyball, Water Polo) will commence as previously published; however, all activities are on hold pending the release of the Return-to-Play Guidelines under review by the California Department of Public Health.  Those guidelines were originally expected to be released on November 16; however, they are still forthcoming from the Governor’s office. There has been no indication when they will be released.

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Guidance Department Message for Junior Parents: Class of ‘22 Kick Off to College!

Dear St. Francis Families,

  • Junior Parent Meeting: Class of ‘22 Kick Off to College!
  • Wednesday, December 9, 6:00-6:45p.m.

Mrs. Baker (Class Counselor), Mrs. Austin, and Ms. Lee (College Advisors) will be leading this meeting for our junior class parents.  The meeting will provide an overview of our College Counseling  activities and focus on standardized testing.  

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://stfrancishs-org.zoom.us/j/99166938418?pwd=WWd4WUgwK0VpS1BiTi84VEdsbjdWZz09

Meeting ID: 991 6693 8418
Passcode: 454834  

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Update:  Parent Hours Can Be Earned and Applied to 2021-22

With our environment in so much flux, St. Francis made the decision not to require mandatory parent service requirements for the 2020-21 academic year, even though we knew that we would still have tremendous need for volunteer help (done in adherence to all safety standards) and material donations for our special 80th anniversary events season. We’ve got two great events coming up:  a first-ever, Curbside Crab Feed on January 30, 2021 and our Virtual Revelry Auction on March 6, 2021. We need you!

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m.

We invite all of our St. Francis families to join us in prayer. We will be streaming (pre-recorded) Mass via our School YouTube page. Broadcast can be found on www.stfrancishs.org or the St. Francis Catholic High School YouTube channel.

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School Climate Survey

As a part of our ongoing school improvement and accreditation efforts, faculty, staff, and student groups have been working in collaboration towards building a stronger school community. One goal is to foster a more inclusive campus that honors our racial and ethnic diversity. To guide us in our work, we plan to administer a School Climate Survey annually, to gather student insights.  Student responses will be confidential but not anonymous, which allows us to analyze the impact of our efforts over time. Faculty will help administer this survey next week, in B and F blocks.

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Return to Campus Survey – Spring 2021

As we prepare for students to return to campus during the week of January 11, 2021, we would like to determine how many students plan to return and how many plan to optionally stay in Distance Learning for the semester.

Please click HERE to complete the survey.

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Principal’s Newsletter 12/04/20

Dear St. Francis Families,

Welcome back, and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

It’s hard to believe that it’s now December, and final exams are only a week away!   During this time of the semester, and especially this year, it’s only natural for our Troubies to be nervous and perhaps a little anxious about their upcoming exams. Please encourage your daughter to plan ahead, study in a quiet and dedicated place, avoid digital device distractions, eat and hydrate appropriately, and most importantly, get adequate rest before finals week. Remind her that memorizing or cramming all of the material at once usually doesn’t bring about the best results or learning. Finding balance is key, and students should reward learning with purposeful breaks to recharge.

Also, with finals looming, there may be an uptick in students feeling the need to resort to unwise study methods that do not meet our Academic Honesty standards.  My recommendation is that students use the resources available to them (i.e. teachers, tutors, parents, study guides, peer study sessions, etc.). This is the perfect time to strategize a study plan prior to final exams.

Know that we care about the physical and mental well-being of our students, and we want them to be successful!

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
St. Clare of Assisi, pray for us!

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

Elias Mendoza
Principal