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March 24th SAT Registration Closed

Registration for the Wednesday, March 24 SAT, is closed. Sunday, March 21, 1:00-5:30 p.m. is the last opportunity for COVID testing in order to sit for this exam (students must have a negative COVID test within seven days of the test date). Students will receive room assignments and additional information via email on Monday, March 22, at 2:00 p.m. Students who have not registered for StopIt Safe Screen (introduced at the end of January) must search for “donotreply@stopitsolutions.com” in their TroubieMail account to set up registration in preparation for test day. If it cannot be located, contact our Dean (ccost@stfrancishs.org). This account is required to complete the symptom screening and show or print a green “clear to enter” badge on test day. 

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Athletic News – 3/19/21

Basketball:  Troubie Hoops returns to our campus gym!  Practice will take place in the main SF Gym, Monday (3/22) through Thursday (3/25).  All freshmen will practice from 2:30-4:00 p.m., all sophomores/juniors/seniors will practice from 4:00-5:30 p.m..  Counter-COVID measures are still in effect.  No lockers will be available; however, you can change in the locker room and the restrooms in the gym foyer if needed.

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Epicurean Café Updates – 3/19/21

Options for ordering and purchasing food from the Café

  • Did you know students can use their My School Bucks (MSB) account in the Café for lunch and snacks every day? The cashier will use their ID number to withdraw funds from their account. There will be lunches, snacks, and beverage options, including a special of the day!
  • You can also choose to preorder. Prepay online using credit card or your account funds by 12:00 midnight each school day for the next day.
  • To use your account funds via the MSB app, simply click on the stock option “Credit Card,” and select the desired option in the drop down menu.

For any questions, please contact Jeanette Choate at (530) 613-6691.

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Wine Lovers and Dining Around Town – Revelry Virtual Auction

Here is a sneak peek of a few of our delicious, high-end wines, and delectable bites around town that will be in the Revelry Auction this year! This is a great opportunity to treat your favorite wine lover, grab your sweetheart for a night out on the town for a fantastic meal, or go ahead and bid for yourself.  Click on the attachment below.

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Important Reminders from the Business Office – Re-Enrollment Due Today

Registration emails for the 2021–2022 school year went out March 8 and are due Friday, March 19th, online through TADS.  Please read and follow the instructions in the email to submit by the March 19th date. The registration fee of $725 will be due at that time, along with the graduation fee of $200 for seniors.  If your family did not receive the email, contact Michael Gallo at MGallo@stfrancishs.org.

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April 17th ACT Registration closes March 26

The ACT on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at St. Francis is open for registration (with a late fee) until Friday, March 26. Information was emailed to students and parents on Friday, February 12.  To learn more about testing requirements for college admissions for the Class of 2022, please visit our website.

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Pandemic lockdown – One year later

I can’t help but reflect on where we were one year ago:  March 13, 2020 — a date we’ll not soon forget. Our entire faculty and staff gathered to begin planning as the World Health Organization had declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic just days prior. Little did we know we’d find ourselves immediately sheltering in place. While some of us believed it would only last a few weeks until we flattened the curve, the reality as we now know, proved much different. 

What we did

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Senior Dinner – Saturday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

City of Stars - Senior Dinner 2021

Senior Parents - Please share the following message with your daughter:

Seniors: Save the Date! We know that it has been a difficult year for all of you. In lieu of a traditional Senior Ball, the Senior Council is planning a formal Senior Dinner.

All SFHS seniors are cordially invited to attend the SENIOR DINNER – CITY OF STARS. Join your classmates for a formal, catered dinner. Your evening gowns have been waiting for this moment!

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Parents’ Guild Meeting – Wednesday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, 03/17/21, at 6:00 p.m. Parents Guild will be hosting St. Francis High School’s Dean of Students, Mrs. Cynthia Cost, who will lead an important conversation about bringing our daughters back to school four days a week. The school is working to bring back as many students as possible under the restrictions we are still facing as a community.

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Junior Dinner – Friday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m.

Secret Garden - Junior Dinner 2021

Junior Parents - Please share the following message with your daughter:

Juniors:

Save the Date: All SFHS juniors are cordially invited to attend the JUNIOR DINNER. Join your classmates for a catered dinner, and enjoy dressing up in your formal wear!

  • Date: April 30, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Serra Court
  • Cost: $50

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

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Senior Finals Policy

A senior, in her second semester, may be excused from taking the final exam in a course if she meets the requirements outlined on page 25 of the Parent-Student Handbook.  Students are also required to meet the modified Christian Service Hour commitment to be eligible for this senior privilege.  For information on Christian Service Hours, students should consult the Christian Service folder located on the Class of 2021 page in Schoology or contact Ms.

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Prayer Request

As a faith community, we ask you to keep in prayer:

SFHS Alumna, Rachel Erwin – Requesting prayers for SFHS Alumna Rachel Erwin – surgery had unexpectedly difficult complications that may prove life threatening. She and her sister (Monica Erwin ‘86) have lost both parents and their grandmother recently. Praying for Rachel’s recovery and for peace and strength to her family in this difficult time.

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Review Days

We will have a shortened daily schedule for the review days leading up to our spring finals, May 10-13.  This will allow students on campus and in Distance Learning additional time to prepare for finals.  Please see the school’s calendar for the modified schedule.

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Athletic News – 3/12/21

ATHLETICS SPRING UPDATE

California Department of Public Health Update

On Friday, March 4, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published updated Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Guidance. In this updated guidance, the CDPH has added requirements that went into effect on March 5.

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March 12 Registration Deadline for SAT Exams On Campus 

The deadline for juniors (only) to register for the Wednesday, March 24th SAT on campus (Flex Day) is Friday, March 12. Registration information was emailed to students and parents on Friday, February 12. Due to safety guidelines, seating is limited. In order to participate, ALL students must have a negative COVID test result from Wednesday, 3/17 (Gold Cohort) or Sunday, 3/21 (Red Cohort and Distance Learning). Like the regular school day, all students will complete the symptom checker using StopIt Safe Screen and must show a green badge upon entry to campus.

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Message from the Dean’s Office

All students will continue to be screened on a weekly basis in their assigned cohorts.  Any changes made to the cohorts to bring students back to campus 4-days per week will occur when we can move to a lower tier. Additional information will be shared with parents/students when that is possible. 

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Return to 4-Day-A-Week In-Person Instruction Survey

Dear Parents,

While we await clearance from Sacramento County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) to fully reopen the campus, we will be working to bring back as many students as we can under the restrictions we are still facing. We will make every effort to return as many students to campus as physically possible; however, we are still required to keep to the 6 ft.  distancing, which greatly impacts the amount of students who can physically return to campus.

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Baccalaureate and Graduation 2021

To the Families of Seniors,

As we turn our attention to the final months of the school year, we have good news to share about our plans for Baccalaureate and Graduation for the Class of 2021. Our goal has always been to provide a program that celebrates our seniors and their families with events that truly honor their accomplishments and their journey while keeping safety a priority.