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Sophomores Returning to Campus Today (10/26/20)

Dear Sophomore Families,

There has been a delay in the relay of testing information to your Immunify app.  We still hope to have the information loaded for everyone before school begins.  Our backup plan is to still open school with active symptoms and temperature checks at the door.  Dr. Williams, one of the founders of Immunify will be at the door assisting us.

If you or your parents do not feel comfortable to coming to campus without the COVID-19 Immunify clearance, please feel free to stay home and continue with distance learning. 

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Return to School Message from the Principal

Dear St. Francis Families,

The Sacramento County Health Officer published a revised health order yesterday, October 13, 2020, that gave all schools (and all grade levels) in the county permission to return to in-person instruction. Schools conducting in-person instruction must maintain mitigation measures, including physical distancing, face coverings, and sanitization, in compliance with school guidance from the California Department of Public Health. 

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Principal’s Newsletter 10/09/20

Dear St. Francis Families,

This Tuesday, Sacramento County’s COVID-19 risk status remained in the Substantial Tier. Continuing on this less restrictive tier allows us to prepare for a return to campus and begin implementing our safe return to school plan.  

In order to prepare for students and faculty/staff safe return to campus, it is vital that our school community understands the risk of COVID-19 and follows all health precautions.  We are currently working to bring back some students who need in-person specialized support services consistent with SCPH guidelines, as early as next week. Those students will be receiving notification from the Administration and Guidance Department directly.  We will continue with the changes announced in last week’s newsletter:

The modified weekly schedule began this week, with the first flex day on Wednesday, October 7th. Wednesday flex days will continue for the remainder of the 2nd Quarter (up to Christmas break). 

While other local area high schools have indicated a return to school date as early as October 19th,  we are taking a more pragmatic approach and consulting with the Sacramento County Health Office and Diocese to ensure our Safe Return to School Plan meets their approval. We do this in order to mitigate the possibility of a school-wide closure at the first onset of a COVID outbreak. As we finalize preparations for reopening and the county crosses the “magical” two week marker in the Red Tier on Tuesday, I will send an email on Wednesday (10/14) with additional information on returning to school.

Let us all remain vigilant and continue to follow the county’s guidelines, and adhere to face coverings and physical distancing requirements. By doing so, we can look forward to bringing our Troubies back to campus and remaining open for the long term.

I appreciate your support and patience as we continue to navigate this ever-changing situation.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
St. Clare of Assisi, pray for us!

In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza


Update on Campus Return from Diocese

Dear St. Francis Families, 

This afternoon Lincoln Snyder, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, shared some extremely welcome and good news with us. All Catholic Schools in the Diocese will be able to return to their campus or school site in August!

There are still many things for us to work out as we return to this “new normal.” Things will look different, but our commitment to an outstanding education in a faith community will not change.