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Early Dismissal - Students Leaving Campus

Parents picking up their daughter, who has an authorized early dismissal, must have their daughter exit through the office.  For student safety, students with early dismissal absolutely may NOT leave during the school day via the gym.  

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Jesuit Christmas Tree Lane

 Be Part of the Tradition 

St. Francis Parent Teacher Guild partners with Jesuit High School’s Loyola Guild for their Annual Holiday Event and Fundraiser for Tuition Assistance, Christmas Tree Lane (CTL). St. Francis Seniors are invited to participate. CTL will be held on Nov. 28 and 29, 2021

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Final Exam Dates

St. Francis will be holding fall semester finals December 13-16 and spring semester finals May 13, 16-18.  As a reminder,  per the Parent-Student Handbook, St. Francis does not offer early finals.  Students are expected to be present for all four days of exams.  Please be mindful of these dates when making vacation or travel arrangements.  

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Standardized Testing Update for Senior Parents

As you may already know, the University of California and the California State University, as well as many other colleges and universities, will be Test Free for the Class of 2022.  This means that standardized test scores (SAT and ACT) will not be considered during the college admissions process.

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Welcome All Parents Interested in the Arts

Patrons of the Arts is a fun group of parents who like to augment and support the SF arts program. We need ideas, organizers, chaperones, ushers, volunteers, box office managers, and fun people who are interested in Dance, Visual Art, Theatre, Music, and comradery. 

Our first meeting is Tuesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the school library (theatre building) or by Zoom. (Link is below)  We will have beverages and appetizers for you. Come see what we are all about. You will receive a parent volunteer hour just for participating in the meeting!

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Welcome Mass – August 18

Our Welcome Mass on August 18 will be celebrated in Serra Court. The start time will be 9:00 a.m. (rather than 10:10). At each of our school-wide Masses, we take up a collection for a local or international charity. This week’s charity will be for wildfire relief through California Catholic Charities. If you donate with a check, please make it payable to SFHS with wildfire relief in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity. The student uniform for the Mass will be their red polo along with their uniform bottom. Their formal uniform is not required.

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Senior Parking Painting Day Time Change

Given the HOT forecast for Saturday, August 14th, the decision has been made to modify the time frame for Saturday’s Senior Painted Parking Day from 7:00 a.m. to Noon.  We don’t want to have students or adults in the parking lot with the excessive heat being forecasted. Please bring a water bottle, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen!

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Athletic News – 8/13/21

Fall Sport Parent Meeting: The 2021 Fall Sport Parent meeting will be held on on August 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This meeting is for parents who have Troubies participating in Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, and Water Polo. Athletic Director, Mark McGreevy will kick of the meeting with general information about athletics at St. Francis, followed by breakout sessions for each team led by the Varsity Head Coach.  The meeting will begin promptly in the main gym at 6:00 p.m.

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Important Drop Off/Pick Up Information

First and foremost, thank you for your patience and flexibility during the first two days of school dropping-off and picking-up your Troubies. I know we’re experiencing some hiccups, but know we are tweaking the drop off/pick up for Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors whose parents drive.  In the morning and afternoon, you will enter through Frontage Rd., which will direct you up and around the Armory. This will alleviate the number of cars spilling onto Elvas Ave. 

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Live Scan

A Live Scan station will be available in the Armory for fingerprinting on Thursday, August 12th and Friday, August 13th from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  If you have not had your fingerprints done at a Diocesan school in the past, this is a convenient and easy way to get this MVP requirement taken care of. You will need to bring a valid California ID (drivers license preferred). The cost per person will be $47, and each person will need to complete a live scan form. Please use the following map to enter the cell phone parking lot and access the Armory.

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Black Parent Group Annoucement

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 19th, so please stop by and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you soon and sharing more about the Black Parent Group.

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Got Wine?

Wine Donation

The Revelry Auction Event Committee is looking for wine donations for our upcoming event.  Please stop by the Advancement Table during Back to School Night in Serra Court to drop off your bottles of wine (value of $25 or higher per bottle). This is a great way to get a jump start on your parent service hours.  For every $25 donated, you get 1 hour of parent service hours logged in MVP!

We look forward to meeting you and can’t wait to bring our events back in person this year!

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Troubie Store Update  

 We are so excited to re-open!

Some things to know:

The Troubie Store is open every Tuesday beginning August 17th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Closed during Christmas break, Easter break, and summer.

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Dads’ Club Meeting and Dads’ Club Volunteers Needed

Dads’ Club Meeting: Thursday, August 12 In-person! 

Mark your calendars for the 2021-2022 school year Dads’ Club kickoff meeting on Thursday August 12, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm. We will return to the SFHS campus for our first in-person meeting in 18 months!  Dinner and social time will commence at 6 pm with an outstanding Italian dinner from Dads’ Club “Chef de Festa,” Mike Tringale! Join us to share food, fellowship and kick-off the 2021-2022 school year. RSVP Here.

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Parent Service Hours 2021-2022

As the 2021-2022 school year approaches, we look forward to a new year full of joy with our Troubies back on campus! Your support and service are integral parts of our community and are vital to the success of our events, goals and mission. 

A few of our current volunteer opportunities include Welcome back celebration and Donations for our Senior Painted Parking Day! Please check MVP website regularly for new opportunities to volunteer.

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Supplemental Chromebook Insurance

We strongly recommend purchasing supplemental insurance offered to our families at a discounted rate by Securranty Insurance. The policy is $34.95 per year with a $0 deductible. The option to purchase insurance for 2021-22 expires on September 30th.

The Class of 2022 J5 Chromebook is no longer covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.  Supplemental insurance covers defects, accidental damage, theft, batteries, and chargers.

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Senior Portrait Reminder

Class of 2022 Senior Portraits - All Seniors will need to be photographed by Bill Smith Photography in order to appear in the yearbook. Schedule your session at our temporary Sacramento studio today by clicking HERE or by calling their Customer Service Department at 916-749-1026, and select option 1.

Their temporary Sacramento studio is located at:

5491 Carlson Drive
Sacramento, CA 96819

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Class of 2022 Parent Message

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Dear Senior Parents,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I know this year is especially important for you and for your daughters on a myriad of levels. All of us are excited to welcome the Class of 2022 and the rest of our Troubies for a more traditional school year.