SVDP School

January 22, 2021

Hello SVDP Community,


Our pilot of hosting 5th & 6th graders in AM/PM cohorts is underway, and we appreciate all those working to make it a success. We also appreciate the 5th Grade for hosting our first livestream liturgy this morning "Celebrating New Beginnings and Being Peace Makers." It was a combination of livestream, recordings, technology, and patience. Thank you to the students, Ms. Spinale, Mrs. Bruno, Ms. Jenks, and Father Roy. You can still watch by clicking the title above.


Next Friday is on the calendar as a Minimum Day. We ask that you adhere to the same pick-up schedule as a modified school day. Your children will not have asynchronous work or closing circle in the afternoon.


The state of California has recently shared the COVID Prevention Plan (CPP) expectations to reopen schools. Schools that have been approved or have already reopened must still adhere to the outline of the plan and post all relevant documents on the home page of the school website. You can find the new updates by accessing our plan, Together We are...SVDP. Infection Mitigation Plan.

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Pick Up & Drop Off --- Keep Up the Good Work!

Thanks to everyone who has been adhering to the pick-up / drop off reminders we sent on Tuesday. Your cooperation aids in keeping the back-up on Green to a minimum. We did forget to ask that you continue to use your family name visor placard during pick-up and to have additional signage to indicate you are carpooling with another family.


Please use the following tips/tricks to help us keep the line moving for everyone.


  • 12:10 – drop off begins for the afternoon 5 th and 6 th grade cohorts. You may drop off at the east entrance of the courtyard for your health and temperature check. *

  • 12:20 – pick-up begins for Kindergarten

  • 12:30 – pick-up begins for 1 st and 2 nd

  • 12:40 – pick-up begins for 3 rd and 4 th

  • 12:45 – pick-up beings for 7 th and 8 th

  • Do not arrive early, as this causes a backup for others that have arrived on time.

  • If you are responsible for two different pick-up times, please exit the line and reenter at Fillmore and Green.

  • Remember that MUNI and SFPD have asked us not to allow turns from Steiner onto Green --- from either direction.

  • Turn right on Pierce from the pick-up line.


*Health Checks – if you are participating in the 5 th or 6 th grade PM cohort, please have your child’s health check confirmation ready (even if you showed one in the AM for a sibling). Students may also complete it for themselves and/or keep the screenshot of their own device.

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Spelling Bee

On Thursday, we hosted our Spelling Bee --- outside. It was a little chilly, but we were happy to be able to host this annual event. This year's winners were Olivia Syme (3rd grade) and Cameron MacLeod (8th grade).


Cameron will go on to the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee to represent Saint Vincent de Paul School.

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Free Tuition!!! Keep Reading!!!

Reminder: January 31, 2021 is the deadline for being entered in the free tuition raffle. How do you get free tuition? One entry for every $1,000 donated, including corporate matching.


Annual Giving is very important to our efforts to bring your child the best experience at SVDP and to keep tuition increases at a minimum. Every student benefits from Annual Giving!


Tax deductible donations can be made via check (payable to SVDP and sent to Brenda Barkley's attention), FACTS, online, or stocks / securities.


Questions? Contact Brenda Barkley, Development Director, bbarkley@svdpsf.com or 415.346.5505 x 107


Click here for online donations!

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WCEA/WASC News

Next Friday, on our Minimum Day, the faculty and staff will be putting the finishing touches on our submittal for our pre-visit scheduled on February 4th.

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Perimeter Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year

August 17, 2021 - First Day of School

December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2021 - Christmas Break (return to campus January 4th)

April 15, 2022 - April 22, 2022 - Easter Break (return to campus April 25th)

June 3, 2022- Last Day of School


More details on Teacher Work Days, School Holidays, and Minimum Days will be presented at a later date.

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Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.