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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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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.

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Message for Seniors from the Senior Council

Senior Parents:  Please share the message below with your daughter.

ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!!!

Since our last Senior Fun Day was canceled, the Senior Council has added some new ones onto the calendar! Check out the dates below to see when your cohort is scheduled to meet for a fun, relaxing, picnic-style bonding event that has been put together just for you!!

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Upcoming Costs To Be Aware Of

Upcoming Costs to be Aware of – Please Budget for the Following:

Financial Re-enrollment emails for the 2021–2022 school year will be sent the week of March 8th, and your submittal will be due March 19, 2021. The $725 registration fee will be due at that time, along with the $200 graduation fee for Seniors. Tuition for 2021/22 school year will be $14,800.

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Course Registration for 2021-2022–Extended deadline

All students have received information from their class counselor regarding how to access PowerSchool, and how to input their courses.  Please check in with your daughter to make sure she has selected her classes for next school year. We will be keeping the registration portal open until Sunday (3/7/21) evening in order to give everyone extra time to choose their courses.  

If your daughter has any questions regarding her courses, please email her class counselor:

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Athletic News – 3/05/21

On March 4, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated it’s Youth Sports Guidance based on a settlement agreement reached in a litigation matter pending in San Diego County.  St. Francis, under the guidance of the Diocese of Sacramento, and in conjunction with Sacramento County Public Health, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section, and the Delta League, will be reviewing all details of the newly released guidelines.  Please stay tuned for further updates.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Athletic News – 2/26/21

Athletics Spring Update

The following information breaks down where we are for all of our sports. Please remember, to be eligible for any sport participation at St. Francis High School, you must complete your registration on FinalForms, have a current physical on file with the Athletic Department, perform a COVID test weekly, and complete your daily symptom screener. You can be a distance learner, and participate in sports if you follow the above guidelines. If you have any questions regarding sport registration, please contact Assistant AD, Kelly Ketcham at kketcham@stfrancishs.org.

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Revelry Auction Postponed

To prioritize reconciliation and healing within the St. Francis community, we have made the decision to postpone the Revelry Auction until after Easter break. Like before, the Auction itself will open a week prior to that day and close at 9:00 p.m. on that evening.

We look forward to an opportunity for our community to gather in support of our Troubies. In the meantime, we pray for reconciliation and healing within our community.

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Lent 2021

Lent is the forty-day liturgical season of fasting, special prayer, and almsgiving, in preparation for Easter. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel to watch and pray alongside our Troubies. 

On Mondays and Thursdays, the Christian Service Leaders offer reflections based on Jesus’ Seven Last Words. On Tuesdays and Fridays, students from the Ministry Leadership class share the daily Gospel acclamation and their reflections.

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Letter from the Principal 2-23-21

Dear St. Francis Families,

I am writing to you this evening to provide an update on today’s events and what we’re anticipating the rest of the week.  

But first, I want to acknowledge how incredibly upsetting this is for everyone.  The wellness of our families is important and can be difficult to achieve, especially in a time when we’ve had to isolate ourselves.  I am including a Wellness Resource that shares strategies to deal with racial stress and how to practice self-care.  It is my prayer that you find it helpful.

Racial Stress and Self-Care

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Letter from the Principal

Dear St. Francis Families,

I am writing to alert you to two protests planned outside of our campus this week.  The first protest is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. on Elvas Avenue.