February 26, 2021
Hello SVDP Community,
We are so excited to welcome 97% of our students to campus next week and to do so Monday through Friday! With your help, we have come a long way since August! We are also blessed that over half of our instructional staff has received their second dose of the COVID vaccine.
Our second trimester ends today, and your children will receive their report cards on Friday, March 5. Grade K - 2 students will bring home their paper report cards and for grades 3 - 8, parents will receive a link to a digital report card.
New Pick-Up Times
NEW PICK UP TIMES BEGIN ON MONDAY, MARCH 1ST
Kindergarten @ 12:35
Grades 1 - 2 @ 12:45
Grades 3 - 4 @ 12:55
Grades 5 - 8 @ 1:00
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Reminders
With almost all our students back on campus, please adhere to the drop-off and pick-up protocols to keep the line moving safely and swiftly.
- Do not turn from Steiner onto Green (from either direction). You may enter Green from Fillmore or further east and proceed west on Green.
- Use your family name placard for pick-up. Present the names of other families if you are carpooling.
- Always move forward in both the drop-off and pick-up lines. Do not leave gaps in the line.
- Do not arrive early for your scheduled pick-up, as this causes a backup for others that have arrived on time.
- If you are responsible for two different pick-up times, exit the line and reenter at Fillmore and Green.
- Do not exit the line before reaching the corner of Green and Pierce.
- Turn right ONLY onto Pierce when you reach the corner.
TRAVEL and EASTER BREAK - Updated from 2/19/21 Newsletter
Change is the new norm, so here we go again! We ask that you show patience as we attempt to remain fluid, yet cautious in our decisions.
This week, the city of San Francisco updated their travel regulations. Click here for full release. Based on this information, here is the current policy at SVDP.
- If a student travels outside the state or country, they will need to quarantine for a minimum of five days upon return (time frame may be dependent on destination) and present a negative COVID result for a test taken approximately four days after their return home.
- If a student travels 120 miles from home, but does not leave the state, the state recommends that you quarantine, but it is no longer required.
- If you have non-Easter break travel plans, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss specifics of travel plans, quarantine, testing, and learning options.
We cannot guarantee that this policy will be in place for Easter Break. Again, we ask for your patience and flexibility. We know people want to make plans, but all we can work with is what is happening today.
We will continue to plan on offering distance learning the week of April 12th - 16th, however, be aware that distance learning is no longer be HyFlex (where children Zoom into each class), but Directed Studies, where the students complete their work offline, but participates in scheduled teacher/student check-ins. In order for our teachers to know who to plan for in-person and distance, families must complete this quick questionnaire (click link or use the button below) regarding their travel plans. Please complete by March 19th.
This weekend, our 8th grade students will be confirmed by Fr. Michael Healy. The event will take place in two separate Masses, and they are not open to the public. The Masses will take place at 3:00PM and 5:00PM and will be live-streamed by the parish (use this link to connect to the Parish Facebook page). We hope you will keep our confirmandi in your thoughts and prayers.
Zachary Raphael Raphael Aguilar
Caterina Yasmine Marianna Valerie Ballerini
Connor Corrigan Francis Branham
Phoebe Teresa Bridges
Jack Benjamin John Bosco Brilliant
Sofie Parker Brigid Daters
Lilly Georgia Eugster
Lincoln Truman Joseph Fung
Finn Grady Michael Gilbert
Alexander DaSilva Patrick Hughes
Tyler Cooke Michael Hurley
Emma James Caroline Kiehn
Cole Scott John Kramer
Brooke Françoise Lucy Latch
Caitlin Lois Therese Macauley
Sierra Skye Celine Murphy
Laila Elise Rodriguez Cecilia Muller
Sierra Skye Celine Murphy
Tyler Chase Francis Perun
Avery Elizabeth Rose Robins
Margot C. S. Therese Rodgers
Eloise Touscany Clare Stone
Margaret Nellie Annika Strain
Ronan Patrick Christopher Trevino
Joaquin A. Joachim Vasquez
Kendrick Alexander Juan Diego Vazquez-Diaz
Ashley Jenna Gemma Villing
Annual Giving Needs You!
Our thermometer didn't move this week (again) --- if you have not donated, please take a minute to support SVDP.
Remember participation in this important school-wide program helps us bring your child the best experience at SVDP and keep tuition increases at a minimum. Every student benefits from Annual Giving, so your participation is very meaningful.
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, email@example.com or 415.346.5505 x 107
WCEA / WASC
In addition to assessing our Catholic identity, the process involves looking at test scores, student satisfaction, parent satisfaction, graduation rates, and acceptance rates at Catholic high schools. They look at staff education level, experience, professional development, curriculum, and resource management.
As you know, we spent quite a bit of time preparing documentation and evidence for our team. Now we are focused on how to best have the team see the school and our students in action --- not as easy from afar, but thanks to technology, we have some innovative ideas on presenting SVDP to the team. There will also be virtual meetings with shareholders throughout the SVDP community.
Stay tuned for more information.
From Father Healy - Apartment for Rent
School Families and Friends... a large 3 bedroom apartment with 1 1/2 baths, plus a bonus room will be coming on the market and available soon.
This spacious apartment might be perfect for a small family, empty-nesters, or anyone who wants to enjoy The Marina, Cow Hollow, Crissy Field, Fort Mason, local restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues.
If interested, please contact Compass Realty Leasing Agents, Clara Laines-Welch, wk. tel: (415) 345-3088, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Landeros, e-mail: email@example.com, wk. tel: (415) 345-3088.
Your assistance in helping find a new and responsible tenant would be greatly appreciated.
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.