Return to School

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COVID-19 Symptom Self-Check Card

SYMPTOM SELF-CHECK CARD

Before arriving on campus, please conduct a self-check of possible symptoms using the attached Self-Check Reference Card. 

View/ Download: SELF-CHECK CARD PDF

If you answered yes to any of the questions on the SELF-CHECK Card, please do not come to campus and:

  • STUDENTS please alert your parent(s).
  • FACULTY/STAFF please contact your supervisor
  • PARENTS contact the attendance office to report your student ill (916- 737-5050)

If you have any concerns please contact your health care provider

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View our Return to School Plan

An incredibly dedicated team of St. Francis teachers, administrators, technology, and facilities members have been diligently exploring options to create the best plan for reopening school in August. The team considered safety guidance from the county and state, the needs expressed by our students and teachers, technical and physical campus resources, and discussions happening in local school districts and private schools. Potential plans were presented to a larger group of teachers representing all academic disciplines. 

Their review criteria focused on maximizing student instructional minutes and student-teacher contact points, teacher office hours and availability for students, teacher prep and collaboration time with peers, reducing student numbers to ensure compliance with physical distancing practices, as well as ease of adaptability for a full distance learning model if needed at any point in the year. The overwhelming response from the team and administration was that a new 70-minute synchronous learning model would net the best results for our students.

As of this writing and our current realities, we have outlined our initial plans for the 2020-21 academic year in this document (below). Undoubtedly, plans may be updated by future developments in public health and governing guidelines. We will continue sending the Principal’s weekly newsletter throughout the summer and posting updates outlining more details as they become available. Excerpt from June 26,2020 Email to families.

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Course Assignments

Course assignments were sent Monday, July 13, 2020, for the purpose of purchasing textbooks. In early August, your daughter will receive an updated schedule with her finalized blocks and teachers.

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Student Response to Distance Learning Transition

In response to COVID-19, we pivoted quickly to support our students’ academic learning with an instructor-led Distance Learning Program. Here’s what some of our students had to say about their experience:

 

“A lot of teachers helped us during this time, and made me feel like we were physically in class. They gave us meaningful work that helped us learn”

” Our school definitely earns an A for our transition to distance learning. Compared to nearly all of the schools in Sacramento, we were the first and fastest to begin distance learning. The schedule and “signing in for every block” also gave me a routine and sense of responsibility. It kept me productive throughout the day and gave me work that was similar to the amount I would receive at school. I certainly consider our distance learning successful”

“I would give SFHS an “A” in distance learning. Teachers made plans for their classes quickly and were still able to teach their students. Most schools did not do distance learning or simply held zoom calls every so often, but our system was a successful replica of actual school”.