Dean's Office

Overview Cynthia Cost Stacie Doench

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


Parking & Drop-off 2018-2019
Parent & Student Drivers, Please Read:

We ask that you familiarize yourselves with the regular school year drop off and pick up procedures. It is very important for everyone to read, study the maps and follow the  procedures. Morning will be similar to summer, however, all students must be dropped off after the brick wall closer to the gym.  The afternoon is a completely different traffic pattern, please review below.  Thank you for all of your assistance, Dean Cost

Afternoon pick up procedures

Please refer to the map below when reviewing the following instructions: 


2018-2019 Parking Space Painting FAQ
Senior Painting Parking Spaces - St. Francis Fund Fundraiser


  • For reserved painting & parking permit = $200
  • For a regular parking pass, no reserved space, no painting = $60

The process:

  • Parking permits with the Senior Painting option must be purchased online on a first come first serve basis, starting: May 22, 2018 at 3:00pm, any sign ups for painted spaces prior to that date and time will not be accepted.
  • The actual space design template submitted no later than July 20, 2018.  All designs must be submitted on the template. Senior Parking Template PDF.
  • The designated painting day is Saturday, August 11, 2018,  from 8:00am to 4:00pm, with a make up date on August 13, 2018.  There will be no other make up dates.
  • Students may personalize their parking spot by creating a design that reflects their interests and/or shows school spirit.  Be creative. Designs must be approved by the Administration prior to painting and cannot violate the tenants of the St. Francis Catholic High School Student Handbook.
  • Students will be notified via email if there is an issue with the submitted design. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm the notification (only if there is a design issue); failure to confirm may nullify the design.  Students must follow this design exactly – no changes.
  • Students will be asked to select their parking zone on a first come, first served basis (registration is time stamped), and each zone will close when full.  Upon arrival at 8:00 am on August 11th, students will choose their specific spots within the preferred zone. An administrator will be present if there is a concern over a specific space (it all worked great this year, so problems are not expected). Refer to attached schematic for designated zones.

How to Keep Your Cool During the Heat of Finals Week
A Note for Students from the Wellness Office

Remember: There is no test that can measure your worth as a person, and no test will alter the course of your life forever. Standardized tests, finals, and extra-curricular activities are simply challenges, and ones that you’ve been well prepared for. Apply yourself using the tools that you have, and you’ll come out knowing that you did your personal best, which is what matters most.

We have attached some great tips to help you all keep your cool during finals week. How to Keep Your Cool During Finals

Think and Be Positive. 


Wellness Assembly 3-16-18

Today’s Wellness Assembly focused on diversity, and inclusivity of all. How our words can have lasting ripple effects both positive and negative. Student volunteers participated in short skits to highlight and start meaningful dialogue about tough situations and the common stereotypes our students and greater community face. Students in the audience were asked to share ways we can respectfully communicate, and even disagree with those of differing opinions. As Dean Cost stated, this is a first step and we must all make efforts to be a part of the change we want to see.


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.