Dean's Office

Overview Cynthia Cost

Dean’s Office

The Dean of Students is responsible for campus-wide discipline and safety. The Dean works in collaboration with the Guidance Department and school administrators to counsel students in resolving personal, academic and behavioral problems. Along with the Safety Committee, the Dean coordinates emergency drill training for students, faculty and staff.

To report absences: 916.737.5050


Student Parking Permits
St. Francis Catholic High School Student Parking Permits are open to eligible Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors with valid drivers license & insurance.

Parking Permit (Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors): $100

  • This permit is for standard non reserved student spaces for the 2021-2022 school year.

Reserved Painted Parking Permit (Seniors): $275

The portal to purchase parking permits for the 2021-2022 school year goes live at 9:00am on June 22, 2021.


  • Students must still display their parking permit at all times, even with a painted space.

  • All laws related to the operation of motor vehicles in the state vehicle code are to be obeyed when driving on or near school grounds.

  • Excessive speed (limit 5 MPH) or careless driving renders a student liable to suspension of her parking privileges and could result in detention.

  • Students must park in student designated parking slots only. Parking on neighborhood streets, faculty or staff areas, fire lanes, etc. is prohibited. Taking up more than one space is prohibited.  Parking permits may be revoked for failure to obey rules or staff.

  • If a student with a registered parking permit does not have it with her, a “Day Pass” must be purchased in the morning from the Dean’s office. The “Day Pass” fee is $1.00.

Contact Dean of Students Cynthia Cost,, with any questions.


2021 Fall SEMESTER – Early Dismissal Pass Request

Students are eligible for an EDP (Early Dismissal Pass) for free block(s) that fall at the END of the day only. Students may not leave campus and/or come back with an EDP. There are no in and out privileges; the EDP is for leaving campus only. Students needing to return to campus for co-curriculars may do so after 3:00 p.m. Click HERE to request an Early Dismissal Pass form.


IMPORTANT – Announcement from the Dean’s Office

We are again asking for your assistance in reporting to the Dean if your daughter has been directly exposed (close contact) to or tested positive for COVID-19.  Given the high rate of positive numbers in the Sacramento area and the restrictions via the Sacramento County Department of Health, your reporting assists us in providing the safest educational setting possible. If your daughter has tested positive, and even if she is distance learning, please let Mrs.


2020-2021 COVID-19 School Protocol Acknowledgment

View and Download PDF COVID-19 School Protocol Acknowledgment 2020-2021

From the Diocese of Sacramento
2020-2021 COVID-19 School Protocol Acknowledgment

I have read and understand the current COVID-19 School Protocol which sets forth the procedures undertaken by the school to mitigate the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I acknowledge that, despite the best efforts of students, parents, and faculty, a risk of infection at school is a possibility.

I agree to follow all procedures which are family responsibilities. These include the following:


Safety Response
See Something - Say Something

When incidents such as the Florida shooting, which occurred Wednesday, happen, students and their families want to know what to do. At SFHS, we help students to not be fearful, but to be prepared. While the odds of an active shooter scenario are small, we do educate our students about active shooter lockdowns and shelter in place scenario. We follow the FBI Run/Hide/Fight protocols, which was demonstrated at the last student Safety Assembly.