The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Wednesday, August 12th

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8 12 2020 Weekly Howl

Welcome Back SFCS Faculty!!!

This Monday we welcomed back the 2020 SFCS Faculty!!! We have an AMAZING team this year committed to welcoming the students back in a safe, healthy and friendly environment committed to the spiritual and intellectual formation of our students. Below is a list of our 2020 faculty.

Welcome Mrs. Tara Anderson!!!

Mrs. Tara Anderson will be joining the SFCS Faculty as our Kindergarten teacher! Mrs. Anderson previously worked at SFCS from 2008 - 2011 as our PreKindergarten. Since then Mrs. Anderson has taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Hilton Head Island Elementary School - International Baccalaureate School and Kindergarten in Virginia. WELCOME BACK Mrs. Anderson!!!

Water Fountain Upgrades

We have installed the refillable filtered water bottle station behind the water fountain next to the cafeteria as promised. We are working on gradually converting more of the water fountains when funding is available.

SFCS Reopening Plan

There was one update sent from the Diocese regarding face masks/coverings that has been included in the Reopening Plan that is embedded below.

Material Drop Off Next Week 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday through Thursday

Please drop off your child(ren)'s school supplies in the school lobby next week from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Thursday. Please have items in a box or bags labeled with you child(ren)'s name and grade level. If you need a copy of your child(ren)'s Supply List the please click the following link to the Weekly Howl that from July 24th.

Also please pick up a folder with the beginning of year documents that need to be signed. I will send these digitally in the next Howl.

Masks - Help Your Children Wear Masks

Please see the video below that provides some great advice how help your prepared for masks.
Dr. Marcie Beigel on Facebook Watch

In Need of Classroom Moderators and Recess Supervisors

If you are interested in being a supervisor of students during the school day please email the Principal, Mr. Pope at We are looking for responsible and professional individuals that can work with a consistent schedule. Interested applicants must be willing to pass a background screening through the Diocese of Charleston.


We will be applying this product to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our school community. For more information about PermaSafe please click to access the document below.

Uniform Exchange Monday

Uniforms will be placed outside Monday on the front porch for exchange from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please have any donated items washed prior to being dropped off and please make sure to wash any items that are picked up.

Extended Care

Space for Extended Care is limited this year. It will be a first come first serve basis with turning in the Registration and Projection Forms. No drop ins are allowed this year for Extended Care. If you need to make a change to your projection form or reservation we will need those 2 school days in advance. Billing will remain the same and is explained on the Registration Form.

Dismissal and Drop Off

Please click the documents below for our Drop Off and Dismissal Procedures. I also have a video explaining the changes to these procedures that hopefully will help explain the changes.
Drop Off and Dismissal
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Athletic Info

August 7, 2020

Dear Grade 6-8 parents,

In planning for the upcoming volleyball and cross country season, we are looking to determine the number of student-athletes for each fall sport. Please let me know via email at by Thursday, August 13th if your child is interested. We are planning to begin practices on Monday, August 24th. Please make sure that you send us completed pertinent information prior to the start of practices. I have attached a copy of the sports physical and waivers here as well.

Be well,

John A. Taormina, M.A.

Athletic Director/MS Math

Saint Francis Catholic School

45 Beach City Road

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

“Always preach the Gospel and when necessary use words.” - St. Francis of Assisi

What would you like to know or have clarification about the beginning of the year?

Please click the link below if you have any questions about the beginning of the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Previous Weekly Howls

  • Wednesday, August 5th - Reopening Plan as of 8.5.2020, Updated Calendar, Distance Learning Agreement, Mrs. Taylor, August Birthdays, Thrift Shop Needs, Partners Info
  • Friday, July 24th - Video Update, Updated Reopening Plan, Calendar Overview, Distance Learning Agreement, Supply Lists, Position Available, PreK & K Update, SAFE Grants Info,
  • Friday, July 17th - Video Update, SFCS Reopening Plan and Survey #2
  • Tuesday, July 14th - Video Update, SFCS Reopening Plan and Survey, FSA Uniform Exchange, Plea for Action
  • Friday, July 10th - Video Update, Sharing Thy Bounty, Uniform Policy and Exchange
  • Tuesday, June 30th - Video Update, July Birthdays, Summer Reading Program
  • Monday, June 15th - (Re-opening information, Distance Learning Survey, NSSI Info, School Calendar, 2020 Graduation Video)
  • Friday, June 5th - (School Office - Summer Hours, Report Cards, Summer Work and Summer Reading, Congratulations Class of 2020, June Birthdays, Faculty Changes, Financial Aid Info, FACTS Tuition Payment Plans, 7th Grade Immunization Info)