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St. Francis Catholic High School Qualifies Eight Students for National Cyber Scholarship Competition

Sacramento, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to announce eight students have qualified to compete in the CyberStart National Cyber Scholarship Competition April 5-7, 2021:  Caroline Sorrells ’22, Maile Hodges ’23, Mia Hernandez-Peng ’24, Emily Sherrod ’22, Kate Cockerton ’23, Riley Glenn ’21, Isabella Angelina Gutierrez ’24, and Nayeli Kojima ’24. Students will be competing for $2 million in college scholarships, cybersecurity training, and recognition badges that can be used on college and job applications.

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Spring Musical - It Started Out Like a Song – April 16, 7:30 p.m. 

It Started Out Like A Song (Musical) 2021

What a wonderful piece of work by Director - Kiera Anderson, Technical Director – Jeremy Toy, Vocal Director - Tina Harris, and Orchestra Director – Michelle See with 15 amazing actors, and many more Student Technicians. 

This show is a cabaret filmed on our beautiful stage and campus abiding by all CDC guidelines. 

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March 12 Registration Deadline for SAT Exams On Campus 

The deadline for juniors (only) to register for the Wednesday, March 24th SAT on campus (Flex Day) is Friday, March 12. Registration information was emailed to students and parents on Friday, February 12. Due to safety guidelines, seating is limited. In order to participate, ALL students must have a negative COVID test result from Wednesday, 3/17 (Gold Cohort) or Sunday, 3/21 (Red Cohort and Distance Learning). Like the regular school day, all students will complete the symptom checker using StopIt Safe Screen and must show a green badge upon entry to campus.

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Course Registration for 2021-2022–Extended deadline

All students have received information from their class counselor regarding how to access PowerSchool, and how to input their courses.  Please check in with your daughter to make sure she has selected her classes for next school year. We will be keeping the registration portal open until Sunday (3/7/21) evening in order to give everyone extra time to choose their courses.  

If your daughter has any questions regarding her courses, please email her class counselor:

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2021 Virtual California Girls State Competition

The American Legion is looking for a current SFHS junior to participate in their 2021 Virtual California Girls State competition this June/July.  Girls State is a program that teaches students about government, while developing leadership skills and civic awareness. During the one-week virtual program, students will run for office, develop public speaking skills, and participate in all aspects of developing a working government system.

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1/26/21 PSAT Scores (Juniors)

PSAT results will be emailed to juniors directly from the College Board in a few months. Student Score Reports have helpful interpretive information about their performance.  There will be numerical and content-based interpretations of student performance which will define what students know and can do and also helps students identify the knowledge and skills to focus on next to increase achievement.

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Help Celebrate Black History! 

This Friday and next Friday during the month of February, the Black Parents Group (BPG) and the Black Student Union (BSU) are hosting special events to help us all better understand and celebrate Black History.

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New Opportunity – Fun and Game Wednesdays

Wednesdays are a new opportunity for class cohorts to gather on campus for fun and games with the Red Cohort from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and the Gold Cohort  1:00-3:00 p.m. We will use Serra Court, the Rec Room, and Dining Hall for students to gather, play games, and have fun.

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St. Francis Catholic High School Earns Dual AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Recognized for Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science A & Computer Science Principles

SFHS tech classroom

Sacramento, Calif. – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to be a recipient of the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. This is the third year in a row St. Francis has earned the award. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.

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*Optional PSAT* – Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (Juniors Only), Flex Day

The PSAT/NMSQT will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, as an option for juniors. Registration is now closed. In order to take the PSAT on campus, students MUST, regardless of cohort, participate in our school’s COVID testing on Sunday, January 24, 2021, 3:00- 5:30 p.m. This date and time is different than previously published, due to changes in our COVID testing schedules. On test day, students should arrive at 7:45 a.m., wearing school uniforms, and bring: Student ID, approved calculator, and number 2 pencils.

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Financial Literacy Workshops for ALL Students

The St. Francis Troubies Who Mean Business Club will be hosting a series of financial literacy workshops to support students in their life in high school, college, and beyond. We encourage students of all years to attend the session, offered via Zoom from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on January 28th. The topic is Making Life Choices That Make “Cents.”

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Dance Concert “Boxed In” – (January 2021)

Boxed In

The Dance Concert with the SF Dance and Apprentice Companies performed in Jan 2021, our first streamed dance show.

 Dance is a challenging class to teach and learn via zoom but these very talented and committed dancers were able to create a wonderful concert called “Boxed In,” a response to being stuck at home during the COVID pandemic.

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2020 Spring SEMESTER – Early Dismissal Pass Request

Students are eligible for an EDP (Early Dismissal Pass) for free block(s) that fall at the END of the day only. Students may not leave campus and come back with an EDP. There are no in and out privileges; the EDP is for leaving campus only. Students needing to return to campus for co-curriculars may do so after 2:00 p.m.

Students who have the last block(s) of the day free may leave during the lunch block. Students found to be off campus who still have classes are subject to suspension.