Getting Started at St. Francis

Welcome Class of 2022! Please review the following information for your Freshman Year. 

Important Dates:
Class of 2022 Admission Application and Shadow Day Sign-Up Open 
September 25, 2017

Open House 2017
October 8, 2017 - Noon-3pm

Class of 2022 Financial Aid Application (TADS) Opens

October 09, 2017

Shadow Days 
October 2017 - February 2018

Parent Shadow Days

November 7 & November 9, 2017

Deadline to Submit Financial Aid (TADS) Application
December 18, 2017

Class of 2022 Applications Due
January 11, 2018

High School Placement Test 
January 13, 2018

Deadline to submit additional application documents
January 19, 2018

Make-up Placement Test 
January 20, 2018

Class of 2022 Student/Parent Interviews
January 23, 24, 25, & 27, 2018

Admissions Letters Mailed
February 12, 2018

Placement Auditions - Choir, Dance, Orchestra & Show Choir
February 20-23, 2018

Optional Challenge Tests 
March 3, 2018

Class of 2022 Registration Night
March 14, 2018

List of 5 items.

  • Freshman Overnight Retreat & Orientation

    Freshman Overnight Retreat:

    Please join us the evening for our Freshman Family Mass and Overnight Retreat.  All incoming freshmen and their families are invited to celebrate Mass, meet fellow classmates, and Big Sisters, and kickoff our retreat theme, “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”  Please arrive at 4:45 pm for parents and students to check-in by the CLC.  Following Mass, families will say their goodbyes as the Class of 2022 gathers for dinner and a fun-filled evening of games, music, and information sessions on what it means to be a Troubie.  Students will also be selecting their class mascot and getting to know their Big Sisters.  The retreat concludes Saturday morning, August 12th with prayer and a grab and go breakfast. 
    Freshman Orientation:

    All Class of 2022 Troubies are invited to an information filled morning that will provide all of the basics to help students navigate their first day of school.  Meet your Homeroom teacher, tour campus, see your new locker, and get all of your questions answered during this half day orientation that is sure to prepare you for your first day of school.  All freshmen will be taking their ID photos, so please wear your school skirt with the red  St. Francis uniform polo shirt.  Additional details will be coming in July.  We are looking forward to this exciting morning on campus to kick-off the upcoming start of the new school year!
     
  • Placement Options & Challenge Tests

    St. Francis utilizes an 8 block schedule, but a typical schedule for an incoming freshman includes 7 classes and 1 free block. 
    Freshman classes are organized as follows:
    • Required classes assigned to all freshman students: English, Social Studies, Theology
    • Required classes students are placed in based upon test scores: Math, Science
    • Required classes that allow for student options: World & Classical Language, PE
    • Electives: Fine Arts, Technology, Leadership, Health*

      At Freshman Registration Night (March 22, 2017) students will complete their Freshman Scheduling Worksheet to request their electives. The Worksheet will have the student’s Math, Science, and (if a challenge test was taken) Foreign Language filled in.

    Challenge Tests

    St. Francis offers incoming freshmen optional challenge tests in Math and Foreign and Classical Languages. Freshmen wishing to take Algebra 1 or a first-year Language class do NOT need to take a challenge test. 2017-2018 Challenge Tests have passed, please contact Lisa Wilkins, Director of Admissions if you have any questions.
  • Student Leadership

    Class of 2022, join the Freshman Student Council! Selection is based on interviews and group team building activities held with a panel of St. Francis staff and students representing the Associated Student Body at SFHS. Positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Coordinator, Historian, and Ministry Coordinator.

    Class of 2022, join the Freshman Student Council! Selection is based on interviews and group team building activities held with a panel of St. Francis staff and students representing the Associated Student Body at SFHS. Positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Coordinator, Historian, and Ministry Coordinator.

    Please contact Cassy McGreevy, Director of Student Activities with questions. Learn More about Student Leadership
  • Transportation & Carpool Information

    Bus Service

    The Placer Bus Group serves the Highway 80 corridor to St. Francis and Jesuit High School. It provides stops at Lake of the Pines (Grass Valley), St Joseph (Auburn), Rocklin (Rocklin Ave) and Roseville (Riverside/Cirby). Students who live around the Carmichael area can get on at Jesuit High School and continue on to St Francis. For more information, visit the Placer Bus Group website Placer Bus Group

    Light Rail

    A light rail station is located at 65th and Folsom, a few blocks from St. Francis. For light rail information, visit www.sacrt.com.

    Carpool

    Incoming students may obtain a roster for carpooling. If you are interested in carpooling, please complete the Carpool Interest Form. A spreadsheet of interested families will be emailed to participating families on May 1, 2018
  • Immunization Records

    Before students can be admitted to a private or public California school, California law requires that an immunization record be presented to the staff by the parent or guardian. A complete immunization record must include the Tdap (whooping cough) booster administered on or after your child’s 7th birthday. State law requires us to withhold students from attending until a complete immunization record is on file. You may do one of the following on or prior to Friday, August 2018:

    - Bring a copy of your daughter’s immunization record to Freshman Registration Night.

    - Fax a complete copy of your daughter’s immunization record to 916-452-1828, making sure your daughter’s name is clearly written on the fax.

    - Email a scanned copy to registrar@stfrancishs.org,  making sure your daughter’s name is clearly written on the scan.

    - Mail or deliver a complete copy to the attention of the Registrar’s Office at 5900 Elvas Avenue Sacramento, CA 95819.

    In accordance with SB 277, any incoming student who, prior to January 1, 2016, had submitted a letter/affidavit of exemption on grounds of  Personal Belief will be allowed to attend St. Francis without proof of immunization. Please check with your current school to find out whether a valid Personal Belief Exemption is on file for your daughter, and/or send a copy of that valid exemption to St. Francis via any of the methods above. Medical Exemptions signed by a medical professional will continue to be accepted.

    If you are unsure whether or not your daughter’s complete immunization record is on file with the school, or if you have any other questions, please contact Evanne Torrecillas at 916-737-5034 or registrar@stfrancishs.org

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