Monday, August 25th, 2014
This has been a spectacular start to the school year. In one week, we have registered all our students and their iPads, hosted 450 freshmen at the freshman welcome day, gathered together at our Holy Cross Assembly, welcomed nearly 2500 parents at Back-to-School Night, put 550 students on our athletic fields, held our first activity fair for freshmen AND held 5 full days of classes!
As in every year, there are some things that are eternally true and some things that are new and different. Among the eternally true are our Holy Cross values. As you may know, we rotate our four school themes so that every student will experience one of the four core charisms of Holy Cross. This year’s theme is celebrating family. “Being family” is one of the distinguishing characteristics of every Holy Cross school and captures the special feeling of belonging that permeates Saint Francis High School. Our goal this year is to be a family where everyone belongs, where everyone is welcome and where everyone matters. You will see this theme highlighted throughout the year in our school activities and publications as well as in the various parent evenings.
New and exciting this year is the opening of the Burns Family Pavilion in September plus a new track and field which will be ready for our students after Labor Day. There is also a new look to our monthly newsletter. Starting with this inaugural newsletter, we will send you an updated monthly calendar with “live links” for the events of the month. This will reduce the amount of text and allow you to review all the monthly events on one page. There are some additional important updates that follow the calendar page with links that you can click to get additional information. As always, please go to our website to find more information about games and events as well as to access resources for parents and students. We will continue to send out weekly news blasts every Monday on events and programs for that week.
I hope that your students have brought home great stories about their first days of school!
Clickable Calendar of Events for August and September
Please note three schedule changes: August 29 has been changed to an G1 Day, September 11 to an A3 Day and September 19 to an A2 Day.
Events and Reminders for Aug. 25 - Sept.1
Aug. 28 - CAOH Planning Meeting
11:30 a.m., Performing Arts Center Lobby
Join us for the kick-off meeting. Lunch will be served. RSVP by midnight on Monday, Aug. 25.
Aug. 28 - Fall Sports Parent Meeting
7 p.m., Raskob Gym
All parents of fall student-athletes must attend.
Sept. 1 - No Classes (Labor Day)
Please note that make-up pictures will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the Green Room of the Performing Arts Center.
Guidance and Counseling
Check the Class of 2018 College Planning Portal for details on the "Freshman Connection" ticket due August 29, as well as the September Counseling presentation information.
Class advising will take place during social studies classes Sept. 18-19
Click to see two updates regarding college admissions planning.
Students can sign up to attend presentations by college representatives who are coming to campus this fall.
Two college fairs will be held in September on campus.
Sign up as soon as possible to secure your first-choice test center.
- Please do not schedule appointments during the school day.
- When a student is absent, phone the Attendance Office at 650 968-1213, ext. 470 before the start of the school day.
- If there is an emergency and you need to contact your child, the Dean’s Office will take the call.
For the safety and well being of our students, Saint Francis High School is a closed campus.
SF Kick-off Barbecue on Sept. 5
Join us for a barbecue before the first football game of the season! Dinner includes: Barbecue tri-tip, chicken, green salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, garlic bread, drink and dessert.
All students are expected to sell at least 5 orders. All funds raised benefit tuition assistance.
Purchase your 2014-2015 booster pass before the fall season is too far underway.