Freshman Orientation and Overnight Retreat

Email blast Cassy McGreevy Regina Schwerd

Welcome Class of 2027! We are looking forward to seeing you at the Orientation Day and Overnight Retreat! Here are the basics:

Freshman Orientation: Friday, August 11th

What you need to know about this day:

  • Meet your Big Sister and fellow Troubies
  • Tour the campus ~ Find your classrooms and locker
  • Intro to SFHS technology
  • Take photo for school ID


  • Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Students must wear their red polo (for ID photos) and free dress bottom
  • Bring charged Chromebook 
  • Bring refillable water bottle
  • Drop off and pick up at the Gym
  • Students can bring books to put in locker
  • Attendance – How to call in if you’re running late or won’t make it
    • Attendance line 916-737-5050
    • Big Sister – Text/Call if you’re running late

If you have any questions, please contact Cassy McGreevy or call 916-737-5026.

Freshman Overnight Retreat: Friday, August 18 to Saturday, August 19

Parent action items for this event:

  • Register for the Freshman Overnight Retreat by July 30th. This is a community building for the whole Class of 2027 filled with fun, games, mascot selection, and helpful information about life as a Troubie. If you have registered your child for summer school or another child for retreats before, the login information and password are the same.  If not you will need to create a New User Sign up Account.
  • Parents write a letter to your child to share love and encouragement about the journey ahead. Remind them they have family, friends, community, and God to turn to for support in the years ahead. You may do this online, or send it to Campus Ministry. Distributed during retreat. Upload letter when you register or drop off to school office and place in an envelope with Troubies’ full name and Campus Ministry by Aug 2.

Event Overview:

  • 4:45 pm: Check-in at the CLC, drop off gear, head to gym for opening prayer and welcome
  • 5:15 pm: Freshman Family Welcome and prayer service
  • 6:00 pm: Freshman Overnight Retreat begins
  • 9:00 am: Pick up

Packing Suggestions:

  • Sleeping bag with pillow (name on items)
  • Pajamas, or sweats
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, personal care items for overnight
  • Comfortable clothes to move around in and possibly a sweatshirt for outside closing prayer in the late evening (lots of active games).
  • Cell Phones are collected at the start of Retreat by the Big Sisters and returned at the end of the Retreat. St. Francis has a no cell phone policy during retreats to allow the Troubies to engage in the experience fully.

Students can dress comfortably for the evening, please follow the Free Dress Guidelines found in the handbook.

If you have any questions, please contact Regina Schwerd or call 916-737-5065.