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Second Semester Parking Permit Request
St. Francis Catholic High School Student Parking Permits are open to eligible Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors with valid drivers license & insurance.


All new drivers will need to have a valid parking permit to park in the school parking lot. Please complete the form and submit payment.

Second Semester Parking Permit (Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors): $75

  • This permit is for standard non reserved student spaces for the Spring 2024 semester.

At A Glance: May 27-31, 2024


Memorial Day|Campus Closed


Staffulty Day of Service | Campus Closed


Campus Open: 7:30am-4:00pm


Campus Open: 7:30am-4:00pm


Campus Open: 7:30am-11:00am

News Tech Office

Chromebook/Charger Loaner Program Update

The Technology Department has seen an excessive number of requests this Fall from students wishing to borrow Chromebooks and Chromebook chargers. Per the Parent Student Handbook, students’ Chromebooks are to be with them and fully charged before coming to school each day. Beginning in January, we will be issuing detentions to students who do not return borrowed items on time.

News Cynthia Cost

Reminders for Review Days and Finals

Reminders of a few of the rules regarding review days and finals:

  • SFHS does not offer early finals. Make up finals are on December 21, 2023.
  • Fall review day requirements: All students must be here for all their normally scheduled classes on review days. Review days are scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th & Monday, December 18th.
News Cynthia Cost

Early Dismissal Pass Request
2024 Spring Semester

This is a reminder that  parents must sign a new Early Dismissal pass for the Spring of 2024. This allows your daughter to leave campus when she has a free block at the end of the day. This applies to all students (even if they currently have a pass). The fall passes are void after 12/21/23. They will receive an updated sticker when they return in January. Thank you!

News Regina Schwerd

Register for Spring Overnight Retreats

Our last Junior Retreat of the school year will be January 17-19, 2024. We leave shortly after the start of the new semester, so reserve a spot now before Christmas Break. The Spring Sophomore Retreat is February 8-9 and is almost full. The waitlist will remain open and spots will be offered individually as they become available.  

Online registration for Mother-Daughter Retreat (February 15-16) opens December 15. Come join in this time of reflection, renewal, and recreation. We are offering our popular Mother Daughter retreat at the Jesuit Retreat Center at Applegate in Placer County. There is only the Spring date this year and we anticipate spots going quickly. This retreat fills up very quickly so if you are interested please be sure to sign-up early. Cost of retreat will be $310 a pair ($155/person). We cannot offer financial aid for this retreat, but a payment plan is possible.

News Ryan Chisolm

Athletics News

Troubies Cross Country Captures Section Title, Heads to State Meet on Saturday 11/25
The Troubies Cross Country team captured a section title on Saturday November 11th at Willow Hill in Folsom and are headed to Fresno on Saturday November 25th to compete for a state title.  Congratulations and good luck to our runners and coaches this weekend!

Track & Field Preseason Interest Meeting Thursday, November 30th at Lunch in the Main Gym
Our Track & Field Coaches are hosting a preseason team meeting for all returning athletes and for anyone interested in joining the track & field team. Grab your lunch and come meet the coaches and other track and field athletes in the main gym on campus during lunch on Thursday, November 30th.


Students at St. Francis High School Earn a Free Concert Ahead of Annual Day of Giving

SACRAMENTO, Calif., – (October 30, 2023) – St. Francis Catholic High School is thrilled to be welcoming MAX and The Band Camino to our campus on Thursday, November 2 for an exclusive performance after students won the NOW 100.5 Stand Up and Swipe Out Bullying campaign for the third time.

St. Francis students overwhelmingly support this campaign annually, easily beating out schools more than twice their size.  

News Mark Honbo

Fall NLI/College Commitment Ceremony

For all St. Francis seniors who have committed to play sports at the college/university level, we will hold our fall NLI/College Commitment Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 8:00am in the Dining Hall. Assistant athletics director Mark Honbo sent out a notification to all seniors via FinalForms earlier in October, so this is simply a reminder that the RSVP questionnaire for participants is due next week. 

News Kathryn (Rotz) Dickson '96

Fall Learning Support Workshop Series

Mrs. Katie Dickson, our Learning Support Specialist, is hosting a series of workshops where students will explore ways in which they can overcome barriers to learning and reach their academic goals. Students can expect to gain insight into how they learn and ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their study habits.

The Study Skills Workshop was held on November 8, and two workshops are remaining:

News Kelly Ketcham

Soccer and Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for Soccer and Basketball begin on Monday Oct 30th. Please make sure your students are registered for their sport of interest on Final Forms. They will need to have all digital signature sheets completed as well as an updated sports physical form on file with the athletic department to be eligible to try out. If your students is currently participating in a Fall Sport they must complete their current sport season before going to a winter sport. They will be given a tryout/ evaluation period when they arrive.

News Fadia Desmond

Construction & Engineering Opportunity for Troubies & Parents 

McCarthy Construction’s Partnership for Women is hosting a unique opportunity for young women interested in construction and engineering on November 4th, and they have invited our Troubies to attend! Students will run through a variety of presentations and exercises and learn about the construction industry. There is also a parent presentation taking place after student drop off. Registration is limited and open to grades 9-12.


BIG Traffic Changes for the HOCO Dance
PLEASE READ this update to help keep pick-up and drop-off as smooth as possible

Dance Hours – Saturday, October 21, 7:00 to 10:00pm:

  • Doors open at 7:00pm with no entry after 8:00pm
  • Juniors and Seniors can start leaving at 9:00pm
  • Freshmen and Sophomores can start leaving at 9:30pm

THE M STREET AND 58TH STREET GATES (including the pedestrian gates) WILL BE CLOSED FOR ENTRANCE OR EXITING FOR THE ENTIRE EVENING.  You will be unable to gain access to the campus if you are dropped off on M Street.

News Cynthia Cost

From the Dean

Our students all love social media and can’t wait to use their phones to connect to each other and the world at large. However, all that continual connection does not give them the opportunity to rest, relax and just be.