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Important Volunteer Information and Opportunities

The new school year is just around the corner and we are excited to welcome you and your daughters back for the 2021-22 school year. Our families are the heart and soul of what we do at St. Francis. We simply couldn’t do it without you!

We welcome all of our new families to St. Francis and would like to remind everyone about our service hour programs as well as some volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteering for the Troubie Store

Do you love shopping? Are you friendly?  Do you enjoy meeting new people? Volunteer your talents in the Troubie Store!

Get detailed information on expectations and responsibilities when you attend the mandatory New Parent Classroom Training on Tuesday, August 3rd from 4:30 – 5:30 in the CLC (signs will be posted). The following evening, Wednesday, August 4th from 3:30 – 6:15, you’ll get to try out your new retail skills…..working the registers and helping customers!  It’s a lot of fun!  You’ll earn hours for both days!

Masks are required during training.  Masks will also be required in the Troubie Store.

RSVP to Mirjana O’Neil moneil@stfrancishs.org

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Parent Service Hours Information and Requirements for 2021-2022 School Year

Why we have parent service hours

Parent volunteers are an essential part of the St. Francis Catholic High School community. Volunteers are needed throughout the year for many events, including Admissions, Advancement, Academics, Arts, and Athletic events, as well as administrative tasks. St. Francis offers parents a multitude of opportunities to participate in the life of the school, working alongside faculty, staff, and other committed parents for the good of our students and school. 

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Health & Safety Update

Dear St. Francis Families,

We are a few days away from the start of the 2021-2022 school year, and we can’t wait to welcome our Troubies back to our beautiful campus. St. Francis Catholic High School continues to be proactive in keeping our students safe, our families informed and our campus open as we continue to deal with the fallout of the pandemic and new Delta variant. Our school leadership continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, and we are following the advice and recommendations of the Diocese, California Department of Public Health, and the California Department of Public Health.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) provides:

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services;
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or table purchased through a participating provider.

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

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Academic Support for the Class of 2025

Greetings Freshmen Families,

We are making final preparations to welcome the Class of 2025 in a few short weeks, and we can’t wait to see them in person!

 In order to provide ongoing academic support for your daughter/s, if she’s ever received academic support accommodations at her previous school, and you feel she would benefit from them at St. Francis Catholic High School, please provide the following:

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Back to School Message from the Principal – Important Information

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Dear St. Francis Families,

We are excited and preparing for the return of your daughter/s in a matter of weeks. I hope you’re enjoying the time away and basking in some fun summertime adventures.  While it’s not even August yet, and still plenty of summer days to enjoy, we are actively planning for the return of our Troubies.  I am looking forward to a great year at St. Francis, and know you are as well.

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Senior Parking Spaces

Good afternoon Senior Families,

Thank you for your patience this morning as we dealt with an unexpected technology glitch that prevented our Senior Painted Parking portal from opening to everyone at 9:00 a.m. as previously indicated. We understand your time is valuable and apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.  

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COVID-19 Update
Masking guidance for schools

There is updated masking guidance for K-12 schools from Sacramento County and the California Department of Public Health, effective June 16, 2021.

  • Anyone visiting, working at or attending the school is required to wear masks INDOORS regardless of vaccination status.
  • While OUTDOORS, masks are no longer required, regardless of vaccination status and even if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
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College Update for Rising Seniors – Class of 2022

Throughout the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year, we offered 10 Just for Juniors workshops as well as 2 career exploration workshops.  The College Advisors also met one-on-one with many juniors in college planning meetings. At the end of the semester, we shared a Summer Checklist, which includes things they can work on over the summer.

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Senior Painted Parking Spaces

Sign ups for Senior painted parking spaces will open on June 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  If your daughter is not available to log in on 6/22/21 to purchase her space that day, you will need to make arrangements with a family member or friend.  We cannot release or hold spaces. The cost for the Senior painted reserved parking spot (that includes the parking permit) is $275. 

The designated Senior parking painting day is Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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2021-2022 Christian Service Requirements and Reminders

All students were able to start their student service beginning June 1, 2021. All hours need to be completed, logged, and verified by March 4, 2022. 

The 2021-2022 Christian Service period is June 1, 2021- March 4, 2022. Listed below are the requirements for each grade. 

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Important Changes – Textbooks 2021-2022

Due to supply shortages, we have had to make some changes to the textbook list for 2021-2022.  Please refer to our Textbook Spreadsheet for the most updated listing of books.  As a reminder, St. Francis partners with BNC to provide families with a one-stop shop for their textbooks.  However, families are not required to purchase books through this site.

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Summer Assignments

All students are required to complete their summer reading assignments before returning to campus in August.  In addition, some advanced courses may require additional summer work.  A list of courses and access to the summer assignments can be found on the St. Francis website.