November 20, 2020 Newsletter
Hello SVDP Community,
We are thankful for our wonderful community. Whether you are in person or distance learning, we are thankful for the partnership to bring the best to our students, and we are thankful to your students for working to make the best of the situation.
Report cards are being distributed today. For Grades K - 2, report cards are sent home with the student. For Grades 4 - 8, you will receive the report card in a digital format via SchoolSpeak. Please view and add your signature to verify that it was received. For K-2 distance learners, report cards will be mailed today.
Over the break, please remember your Community Pledge to make the best decisions to keep SVDP healthy and safe.
We wish you all a blessed holiday.
Next Week's Schedule
Monday & Tuesday, November 23 - 24 - FULL Days
- Distance Learning for all
Wednesday - Friday, November 25 - 27
- Thanksgiving Break
In person and distance learning resume on Monday, November 30.
SMILE! PHOTO DAYS
- Tuesday, December 1st
Kindergarten - 4th Grade: cohorts A and B
Grades 5th - 8th: cohort A
- Friday, December 4th
Grades 5th - 8th: cohort B
Distance Learners (look for a separate email about arrival times)
PARENT GUILD HOT FUND
Donations can be made via check (made payable to SVDP), FACTS account, online, or stocks / securities.
Questions? Contact Brenda Barkley, Development Director, email@example.com or 415.346.5505 x 107
MINTED Partnership with SVDP
Saint Vincent de Paul School has partnered with local company, Minted. Through this partnership, you can design cards that reflect you and your unique family, all while raising funds for SVDP! Yes, go to minted.com, use the code in the ad and below, save 20% on your order, and SVDP will receive 15% back from Minted. Start designing now! Whatever you are celebrating, whatever you have to say, be creative and charitable with your message and this offer.
Good through 12/31/20.
OTHER RETAIL PARTNERSHIPS
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. Select St. Vincent de Paul School.
You can also use this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3033873
SFDPH Travel and Thanksgiving Celebration Advisory
SFDPH strongly recommends that Institutions of Higher Education, schools and childcare sites inform their students not to return for two weeks if they have engaged in high-risk activity as outlined in the travel advisory. Please distribute to your parent/caregiver community as soon as possible.
Links to local, regional, state and federal guidance on holiday travel are listed below.
SFDPH travel advisory:
SFDPH guidance on Safer Holiday Celebrations:
Association of Bay Area Health Officers Association:
California Department of Public Health Travel Advisory:
CDC - Celebrating Thanksgiving
Letter from the Superintendent of Catholic Schools
COVID-19 Testing at Saint Vincent de Paul
New Date Added - January 6, 2021
In addition to the December 7th date previously announced, we have arranged a new on site COVID testing date on Wednesday, January 6th. Employees, registered school families, and the immediate family members of either group are invited to utilize this service.
This test is not mandatory, but a courtesy service given the choices people must make about travel and family interactions around Thanksgiving and Christmas. The new test date is scheduled for Wednesday, to avoid our COVID campus protocols, where students are only allowed to enter / exit campus once per day. We hope this gives you more flexibility in scheduling.
The test site will be open from 8:30 – 3:30. You must have an appointment, there will be no walk-ins permitted. If you wish to take part in this testing program, click here for an appointment time. Each individual must have their own appointment time.
Necessary forms and additional information are available on SchoolSpeak or follow the link to your appointment confirmation:
- Patient Test Request Form (must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
- Consent for Venous Puncture (if applicable must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
- HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program (if applicable must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
- Notice of Privacy Practice
- Instructions to access lab results on PMH portal
At your appointment, please bring:
- A photocopy of the front and back of your medical insurance ID card. They will need one copy for every family member being tested, even if the information is the same. The paperwork stays with the sample, so it cannot be shared.
- Completed Patient Test Request Form (see above)
- Completed Consent for Venous Puncture (if applicable, see above)
The test site will be set up in the staff parking lot (corner of Green and Pierce). If weather prohibits an outdoor event, the testing will be moved inside the gym.
Currently, the schedule is open for one appointment per time slot. However, they will open more appointments based on demand.
SVDP COMMUNITY SERVICE
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Thank you for your participation in this year's online book fair. Over $2,150 was spent on books for our students and families. We now have close to $700 to purchase items in the Scholastic catalog. We will use these profits to purchase furniture and books for the classrooms and library.
Thank you for putting books into the hands of our students. Hopefully, next year we will be able to return to our in-house book fair.
Sue Della Cella
Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.