Dear St. Francis Families,
It was a pleasure to welcome our students back to campus for the second semester this week. Unfortunately, some of the positive return-to-school was marred by the current surge in COVID cases across the Sacramento region, along with the highly contagious nature of this new omicron variant. St. Francis has made some modifications to currently scheduled school activities for the month of January, but we are still committed to in-person instruction and community building events.
- Holy Hoops, Saturday, January 8, 2022 has been cancelled
- Kairos 85, January 11-14, 2022 has been postponed
- Sophomore Retreat, January 20-2, 20221 has been postponed
- SWAP Day, Friday, January 28, 2022 has been cancelled
- Crab Feed, has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 26, 2022
- Revelry, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 7, 2022
In consultation with medical experts and in response to State and County health guidelines, this surge may be short-lived, and our modifications will hopefully be temporary. At this time, we have no plans to stop in-person instruction.
I would also like to remind you that keeping your daughter/s home when they are symptomatic is critical. Your vigilance in following this requirement is the best way to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe, along with minimizing impact on school operations. This new COVID variant mirrors the common cold/flu, and if your student comes to school with illness symptoms, they will be sent home until it can be confirmed they do not have COVID.
Students staying home for isolation/quarantine or just for good social hygiene habits are encouraged to contact their classroom teachers and monitor Schoology for assignments or information. We are not offering a distance learning option at this time, as not all class activities translate well to doing from home or watching remotely. Regardless, our teachers will support your daughters when they return to school and get them caught up and back on track.
I remain confident in the resiliency of our students and school community, as we continue to deal with this pandemic. My main priority remains the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff, as well as preserving in-person instruction.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
St. Clare of Assisi, pray for us!
In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),